Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I say a little prayer for you......Book Blurb.........

The little short book called I say a little prayer for you is also a famous song called I say a little prayer for you. This song was written first by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and Illustrated by Karin Littlewood. This book will be a great book for kids to read because it easy to read and it teaches kids a old classic song.

Our trip to Mairangi Bay

It was a early night for me on Thursday night because we had a trip to Mairangi Bay the next day to teach us about Surviving in the water.

The things that we where going to learn is how to identafie a rip and if you get into pulled in to a rip what to do If you get in a rip try and stand up and swim to the waves and stay calm.

After when we had learnt about identafiing a rip both classes (room 19 and room 20) went out and played on the beach some games with the life gaurds the first game we was Octapuss then tag bullrush and one of our helpers tackled Casey luckily he did not get hurt, but then Racheal got triped up by Feki then him and Etta went tumbling on her foot and and squashed it so she had to go and get the ice pack for her ankle.

Then we did some water activtiys the boys did boggy boarding first and the girls went swimming with the red tubes. When 15 minutes went past the boys and girls swoped over then when that half hour finished we had to get changed and pack up to come back to school. As we where leaving the sun came out foe the first time all day.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

They have arrived.....

“Wooohoo” They have arrived and we are using them.
Yesterday the Year 7s at Pt England School where very exited because our netbooks had arrived and we were putting our user details in them.

The reason why we got our netbooks early is because we are the PILOTS for the Manakalani cluster of 7 schools. It is like we are the guinea pigs as the Years 7s being the pilots for testing them and writing every thing down about our comments problems and our solutions so then we send our infomation about our netbooks to Mrs Burt via email.

We still have to wait to take our netbooks home because now that we have them we are only trialing them but next year when school starts again we will be able to take them home just like all other schools from year 5 and up to year 13. 
"Having the netbooks will change our way of learning and thinking and looking at things from a different perspective" says Gabrielle.

The Lemon Tree Borer

The Lemon Tree Borer is a long horn beetle, the resion why this paticuler beetle is called THE LEMON TREE BORER is because the lemon tree is its favourite tree to lay its eggs. When the eggs hatch white larve stays on the leaves and then the wasps eat the larve.
If you would like some more information click on the images........

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our new class photo.

Yesterday after lunch we took a class blog photo if you click on the photo above it will take you to our class blog.
The photo above shows you the serious side of room 19's learning about bugs.