Monday, February 28, 2011

Canterbury Children's Earthquake Writing is a website dedicated to helping Canterbury School children overcome the recent earthquake by providing a platform where they can openly share their personal earthquake story.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Recount Writing

We wrote the previous post together as part of the shared writing component of our writing programme.  We are learning to write recounts that both entertain and inform our readers.  We hope we 'hooked you in' with our opening statement.
Here is the framework/planner we are using to make sure we write the best recount we can.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

World's Best Drummer at Summerland School

Suddenly the bell rang.  At last it was time to get ready to go to the hall for the Dylan Elise show.  We were all excited because we were going to see the best drummer ever.
First Dylan introduced himself and talked to us about beat.  We got to play some drum beats with our hands and knees.  We were very good!
Next Dylan played us some Jazz and Rock tunes.  We could see how he played the drums with his hands and feet on a big screen.  He could flip his drum sticks while still keeping the beat... AWESOME!  Dylan then talked to us about the names of the different drums he was using.  There was a snare drum, Mr Top Hat (that's two cymbals on a stand) and the bass drum.
Finally it was our turn to perform.  We split into two groups with a drum beat and chant.  Next we put the parts together to create a song.  Dylan got the teachers to dance along with us.  They were pretty good.
We thought Dylan was fantastic and wish he could come back to Summerland School again.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Butterfly Magic

This morning when we came into Room 21 Cadyn noticed something special.  The butterfly that was in the discovery room had hatched out of its crysalis.  We were very surprised.  It was opening and closing its wings.  I wonder why it did that?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Muriwai Water Madness

On Friday the 4th of February the Muriwai Pod had a team building session that involved working in teams from all three classes, having fun together and lots... and lots... of water.