Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gymastic Champion of Champions

This year I went to the Tri Star Gymnastics with 3 other year 4 girls - Ida, Emily and Holly. The awesome thing was that we could wear what ever leotard that we liked!!

When we arrived it was about 8:30 in the morning and the warm up started at 9:00 so we were early. In the warm up we did some star jumps, tuck jumps, hand stands and so many more different exercises.

After that we got into four big groups that we would go around in. The first person got given the order that we were going in for the Beam, Vault, Floor. First we went to the beam it was scary when we competed because in our routine we had a high jump on the beam. It had to be a high one otherwise points would be taken off.

It is very risky because you might fall off. After that we went to vault which was where we had to run up jump on to a beatboard (which is a bit like a trampoline) and then land on a soft mat and try not to wobble or more points would be taken off.

Then we had floor which was quite easy as long as you didn 't go over for the shoulder stand. We had to wait for about half an hour before prize giving.

Finally when it came to our turn our team came FIRST!! plus Ida also came FIRST!! overall and I came 5th. So our year four team did REALLY WELL!!!!

Here is a video that shows some kids practising some of the gymnastics that we did.

By Anya H

Monday, October 11, 2010

Project: Glogster

What is a glogster? A glogster is a way of presenting information in a fun way. You can get backgrounds, graphics, text boxes, audio, colours , movies and you can make the text boxes bigger or small and even put a link to your blog.

Seb, Sam, Bridgit, Elliot, Angela and Polly all made a seperate blog about fables. We collected information on our Wikispace and watched Youtube videos. We added these to our glog.

by Elliot

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cute Keas - What's hiding in our Meadowbank Garden?

This week for conservation week I made a Kea mask. Keas live in the high country where they live from the alpine basins down the valley floors. They look for food and places to play and hand out. They are best known for there cheeky behaviour around humans and can be very entertaning. Never feed a Kea because this can make them even more naughty .....

This is the link for the kea mask that I made on the conservation website.

By Polly

The Super Bug Mission

This week in conservation week we went onto the game called 'Super Bug Mission'. In the game we learnt about insects body parts. We had to choose different body parts and super powers to put it together to make a 'Super Bug'. Here is a link to The Super Bug Mission!!!!!

by Adam and Kathryn

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mrs Master's Favourite Bird

In Garden to Table yesterday Mrs Masters said that she wanted to see her favourite bird before she had a special birthday. She asked us to guess what bird it was. These were her clues:

It is kind of parrot
It starts with the letter "k"
It is extremely rare
It lives on islands
It is green
It lives in holes or burrows
It makes "booming" noises to attract a partner
Sometimes they "boom" all their life and never find a partner because they are so rare
Mrs Masters last "super clue" is
Its feathers smell so delightful

Can you guess what Mrs Master's favourite bird is?

From Angela, Honoka, Josh, Tom

Monday, September 13, 2010

Conservation Week

It's Conservation Week and Eunice and I went on a tui hunt. Watch the video and see what we found.

By Sean

Friday, September 10, 2010

Christchurch Earthquake Q&A

My Granny lives in Christchurch where the earthquake happened on Saturday 4th of September in 2010, so I gave her a Q&A over the telephone and asked her these questions:
  • Q:Was it scary?
  • A: It was very. I woke up with a huge fright but you just have to go where you know it is safe which happened to be the door jam.

  • Q:What woke you up?
  • A:The shaking

  • Q:What was your biggest aftershock?
  • A:5.4 at 3:00 am on Tuesday

  • Q:Did you have enough food and water stored away?
  • A:Yes we did and we didn't lose power.

  • Q:How many aftershocks have you had?
  • A:Over 100 since Saturday and now(07/09/10 tuesday 7:30). The next door neighbours chimney fell on to our drive as well.
Answers from: Granny

Here are some photos about the earthquake.

Thanks for the great website link on the earthquake that Room 12 at Summerlands School used.

by Emelia