Friday, April 30, 2010

Tall Tales - Our First Kidpix

This week our reading group Rivers used kidpix for the first time to retell the story Tall Tales. First we buddied up and one of us created the picture and the other person wrote the words, then we swapped over for the second picture. In the story Phillip and Anna were penpals and they wrote letters to each other and told a few Tall Tales. Finally in the end they met each other and ended up being good friends.

We hope you enjoy our kidpix retell.
AS, KC, BD, LB, AT, AT

Bookweek 2010

During bookweek we had a special visitor come to our school. He was Terry Sleator and he is a "Storyteller" and a bushman. He writes amazing stories about different fish and lots of others. He gave us some storytelling stones and told his to read 4 lines each time and that way we would remember them.

When he sees a dead possum of the road he stops and picks it up and throws it over the fence - if a logging truck has run over it he leaves it there. He throws the dead possum over the fence so that the hawks don't get run over when they are eating the dead possum.

KK, AM and BD



Friday, April 23, 2010

Our New ActivBoard


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T WO PEOPLE CAN WRITE ON IT
I T'S REALLY FAST AT LOGGING ON
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B EST WE'VE HAD SO FAR
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AD & AS

Crystal Clear Water Again

Awesome! There is crystal clear water in Mrs P's stream once again. Mrs P called the council after some men said that they would flush out the dirty murky water. What would Mrs P have done if the men hadn't flushed the water out? Probably her theree cats would have got ill because they drink from the stream.

When they flushed the water out all the tall grass bent down as if the grass was touching it's toes. If it rains it will be a miracle because it will help to wash out the dirty water. Luckily for the eels hopefuly there won't be any other dead animals.


KK

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mrs P's Contaminated Stream

I have a little stream that runs behind my house. Sometimes when it rains very heavily the water flows down it very fast and it can be very noisy. We haven't had alot of ran lately and it has been very quiet until .....

This Saturday when I was hanging out my washing our little stream was making lots of noise, so I went down to see why??? Lots of very dirty water was running into our stream and it was very murky and it had lots of bubbles in it. In fact when I walked a little further down the stream something very sad happened, I found 3 dead eels. Our lovely stream was polluted.

I quickly got on the phone and within 2 hours a very important van arrived and two men in bright orange jackets came to see what was happening. They found a stormwater drain was blocked - it was very smelly and slimey. They were going to flush out the stream further up the road with clean water but .... they haven't - what should I do?

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Snake & Lizard

This week is book week and our focus is on "kiwi" books and "kiwi" authors.

In room 11 our teachers are reading aloud "Snake & Lizard" by Joy Cowley as an introduction before they read the sequel story "Friends" by Joy Cowley.


This story is one of many books competing in the NZ Post Children's Book Awards. Here is the link that you can visit if you want to vote for this book.