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

Friday, September 3, 2010

Art Exhibition

Meadowbank school has an art exhibition each year. Every class has created a canvas. We each created our own individual letterbox and then attached to our canvas. Kayra's mum came in and helped us with our art. We think it looks pretty good.

by Olivia and Maria

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Sign Hunt

We have been learning about verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. Yesterday Josh, Will and Tom took photos of signs on the Junior side and the Senior side of the school. They took the photos for a photostory to put in our assembly next week on Friday. Signs are important because they are a non-verbal way of communicating messages. Do you know where those signs are located and what some of their messages mean?

By Elliot and George.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Super Sweet Sweetcorn

Did you know...
Inside the seed there is food and a shoot.
Did you know...
Pumpkin seeds are flat.
Did you know...
There is a special powder on the seed to stop the birds from eating it.
Did you know...
Rainbow seeds are different colours.
Did you know...
That depending on the length of the seed is how long you make the hole that you plant the seed in.
Did you know...
There is a special time for each seed to be planted e.g pumpkins seeds should be grown in the spring because it is nice and warm for them to grow.
Did you know...
Peas can be grown at any time of the year.
Did you know...
It takes 7-10 days for a pumpkin seed to germinate.
Did you know...
Germinate means how long it takes for the seed to sprout

by Sam, Emelia, Seb, Alec, Maria, Finn

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Our Pouwhakarae

During Maori language week one of the activities we did was to visit the Pouwhakarae that are around our school. These 5 Atua/Guardians have been placed around our school reminding us to take care of our environment. Each guardian represents a different god. Here is our photostory explaining each of our Pouwhakarae.
Tom, Emelia, Sam, Kathryn, Raiha

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Participating and Contributing

Today our class went into groups and brainstormed what we thought Participating and Contributing meant to us. We are going to use this information to help us create our own goals for term 3. During the term we will be learning about "Communication" and this goal will help us when we work together.

Here is a wallwisher with our ideas.
by Polly and Honoka

Friday, July 23, 2010

Garden to Table

This week was our first "Garden to Table" for term 3. Our class was split into two groups, one group went and worked in the garden, even though it was really wet with Mrs Masters and the other group worked in the kitchen making herb pikelets, silverbeet dip and kumera au gratin with Mrs Slyvester. This was my first "Garden to Table" afternoon and I was very impressed with the amazing gardeners and chefs that were in room 15, they certainly were experts and I am looking forward to our next "Garden to Table" in two weeks.

Some of the students have created their first photostory, we hope you enjoy it, I think they have worked extremely hard and have used very clear voices.

Mrs P

by George, Sarah-Mei and William

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

One Dozen Monkeys

In music we listened to the song "One Dozen Monkeys". Some of us auditioned to sing the song for our school assembly. Miss Smol asked us what instruments we could hear in the song and what was the purpose of the song. Here is a video of "One Dozen Monkeys" can you answer Miss Smol's questions.

by Seb, Maria, Raiha, Elliot

Friday, July 9, 2010

Blogging in Room 15

Hi Everyone

School holidays have been real busy for me as I have moved into my new classroom at Meadowbank Primary School. I am really excited about meeting the room 15 students and I hope they will enjoy creating and sharing what they are learning about on our new blog, as much as I have enjoyed creating it for them.

Happy postings and comments.
Mrs Pittaway