Tuesday, May 25, 2010

3 States of Water

This afternoon our learning intention was to explain what the 3 states of water are. We poured liquid into different sized containers and the liquid took the shape of the container. We looked at the ice and discussed that when liquid is cooled to below 0C it becomes a solid. Then we boiled a jug of water and watched water vapour (steam) come out of the top. We put a mirror over the jug and collected the steam, when the steam cooled down it turned into small droplets of water called condensation.

Here is a website that we used to learn more about the 3 states of water. Can you answer the questions on the quiz?


This activity sourced from http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/materials/changing_state/play.shtml

Friday, May 21, 2010

Living and Non-Living Things

We have looking at the difference between living and non-living things. Did you know that ALL living things have 7 characteristics the same. All living have to be able to move, grow, breath, excrete, reproduce, eat and are sensitive to their environment.

Here are our living and non-living wordles that we created:


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Life in Sudan

Hi Everyone

Before I came to Shelly Park School I lived in a country called Sudan. I have made a photostory with lots of different photos that my family took when we lived there. We lived there because my dad needed to work their because he is a doctor and also to see some of our friends. I still write to my friend who lives there and yesterday she sent me an email.

I hope you enjoy my photostory. Thanks AT

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kerry's Double

This week our Rivers Reading Group were working on another kidpix retell called Kerry's Double.  We had to write what had happened in the story in our own words.   This time we were really excited because we were going to use the easi-speak to record the story. We went one by one so we all didn't crowd the room.    It was important we used a very clear voice and not talk too fast.  While we were waiting for our turn we practised what we were going to say.  We were so happy to have finished on the easy speak, we still want to do more easi-speak on different books. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tagxedo Verb Cloud

Today as part of our literacy program we focused on using verbs in our "5 Senses" Poem. Verbs are words that explain an action, sometimes we call then "doing" words. KC has broken her wrist and couldn't do phys ed today so instead she used wordle.net to create a "verb" word cloud but Mrs P closed the website before she had saved it. So instead we used tagxedo.com to create another word cloud. We really liked this website especially when you run the mouse over the words.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Dance in Room 11

Dance is happening in Room 11. We have been learning a variety of dance elements in the last few weeks. Here is a video showing the NZ Royal Ballet dancing a Lady Gaga song "Bad Romance". Can you recognise and name any of the locomotor and non-locomotor movements? What about the different pathways they are using?