Friday, November 29, 2013

New species were found in Room 5

 Room 5 have been using their creativity to create different animals. They put different parts of animals together to make a new animal. All of the animals are very unique. The Kidd-li-winks also named their animal with a unique name.
We have also painted our animals. We have been learning to mix colours to make new colours. We had to be very careful when painting because our creatures are very fragile.

Made up of a snake and a snail
Made up of a lizard and a fly
Made up of an alligator and a lion
Made up of giraffe and an octopus

Made up of a bull and a shark

Made up of a bee, bird and a lion

Made up of a dog and a fish
Made up of a dolphin and a horse
Made up of a octopus, cat and a shark

Made up of a crocodile and a shark

Made up of a bird, giraffe and a pig

Made up of a caterpillar and a snake
Made up of a lion, tiger and an alligator
Made up of a flounder and a dinosaur

Made up of a shark and a crocodile
Made up of a tiger and a lion

Made up of a bear and an octopus

Made up of a lion and a dog

Made up of a mouse and an owl
Made up of a crocodile and a kangaroo

Made up of a bird and a bat

Made up of a hammerhead shark and a horse

Made up of a swordfish and a lion                                 

Made up of a bear, a tiger and an octopus
Made up of a jellyfish and a bear

Come to Room 5 to see the new species before they go to their new homes.

Friday, November 22, 2013


The Kidd-li-winks reflected on our day in Napier using Pic Collage.
Te Au

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fun in Napier

The Kidd-li-winks had so much fun in Napier. As well as having lots of fun the Kidd-li-winks challenged themselves in different ways. Enjoy some of the photos from our experience.

Trip to Napier on PhotoPeach

Scooter Time on PhotoPeach

Playing on the Playground on PhotoPeach

Some of the Kidd-li-winks tried to climb up and over the rock wall. 
 Congratulations Monica
 Congratulations Louie
 Congratulations Isaiah
 Congratulations Mitch
 Congratulations George
 Congratulations Bella
 Congratulations Teague
 Congratulations Mya
Congratulations Declan
Congratulations Beau

A huge thank you to all the parents who came on our trip and had lots of fun with us!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Which fraction is bigger?

We have been learning about the size of fractions and which one would weigh more. We learnt to make a picture in our head of the fraction and imagine which one would be bigger. 

Teague asked a great question
Why is the number bigger but the fraction smaller?

Listen to the Fotobabbles we created and our thinking about fractions and their size. 

Listen to Teague's thinking. This maths is weird! He does mean 1/4 and not 4/4. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Character Clues

The Magic Key Series is a real favourite in Room 5. The children have read many many different magic key adventure stories. 
Bottomly Potts re-read the stories to create character clues for others to guess who their character is. The character clues couldn't be too easy but needed enough information for people to read the stories and figure out who it is. 
Can you guess the characters?

 Created by Piper and Emma
 Created by Mitchell and Caitlyn
 Created by Louie and Skyla
Created by Thomas and Nathan

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Science is so much fun

The Kidd-li-winks love science so much.  

We started off with 1/4 of a cup of liquid hand soap and mixed in 3/4 of a cup of warm water.

Next we stirred in 2 tablespoons of baking soda.

After that we stirred in 2 tablespoons of citric acid. The more we stirred it the bigger and more bubbly it got.
It was a chemical reaction!
It was carbon dioxide making the bubbles.
Soon it was time to play.

 Bubbles bubbles everywhere!

And we made funny noises

and drew pictures and wrote our names.

This experiment was a bonus because it cleaned our tables. They are sparkling clean.

As requested by the children I have put the amounts needed so they can do the experiments at home.