Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Penpal Letters

What an exciting day! We were sent letters from America. We each got a colourful envelope from Grade 5 children in America ( they were the children Miss Patel taught before she came to Room 5).
We are opening up our envelopes to see who our penpal is.

LIvy  reading her letter from her penpal

We are now busy writing letters back to our penpals. We have to read the letters carefully because our penpals asked questions for us to answer. Some of us found things that were the same with us and our penpal.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Angry Verbs

We have been working with our buddy class Room 16 to learn about verbs. Super verbs help paint a picture for the reader when we are writing.

We went out with our buddy class with lots of different PE gear. While we were playing with our buddies we came up with a whole lot of verbs.

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We got back together with our buddies and watched some Angry Birds and came up with verbs for the birds and piggies What verbs can you think of when you watch this trailer?

Here are the verbs Room 5 and 16 came up with together.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mystery Box

Can you guess what Lucas has put in the Mystery Box?
Here are his clues
*It is red.
*It has 2 wheels
*It has a skeleton on each side
*It can do wheelies
* It has a man driving it

What could be in the Mystery Box?

Leave a comment to guess what could be inside.
It's a motorbike.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Autumn Poems

We have been learning about using our senses to add quality detail to our writing.

We played in the leaves and thought carefully about what makes autumn special.
 Here are some of our amazing autumn poems filled with our senses.
Poet Louie

Poet Teague

Poet Declan

Poet Lucas

Poet Caityln
Our challenge is to use our senses in all our writing to add detail.
Watch our blog to see how we achieve our challenge. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Bitzer Maloney reading group have been learning to retell stories. They have been learning about characters, settings and finding the problems in texts. They made their own puppet characters and a setting for their puppet show.

The Digi-Leaders came and helped us make movie trailers to advertise our puppet shows. The Kidd-li-winks loved working with the Digi-Leaders.

Goldilocks And The Three Bears from tracey hill on Vimeo.
Made by Henrietta and Beau

Goldilocks And The Three Bears from tracey hill on Vimeo.
Made by Louie and Mya

Goldilock And The Three bears from tracey hill on Vimeo.
Made by Livy and Tayla

Goldilock And The Three Bears from tracey hill on Vimeo.
Made by Emma

Monday, April 8, 2013

Mystery Box

Beau has something in our Mystery Box. What could it be?
Here are his clues
*It goes on dirt
*It has a number on it
*It has different sized wheels
*It has one seat
*It goes around in circles.

Leave a comment and guess what is in the Mystery Box.

Beau's Mystery Box item is a midget.

What an interesting item Beau. I learnt lots about what a midget does and what makes it special. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

3D Shapes

We have been learning about parts of a 3D shape and finding 3D shapes around us. The Clocks maths group created Poplets about a 3D shape.

We all pulled apart boxes to see what they look like flat.

We then put the boxes back together.

We also had a turn at making our own boxes and cubes.
Te Au showed determination to make his own rectangular prism.