Saturday, November 21, 2009

Eric Carle

As the end of term gets closer we are busy rehearsing our 'wind' dance for the Kowhai production of Over The Rainbow and learning the words to all the songs. You will have received a picture this week explaining the costumes we will be wearing. The only items that need to be provided from home are a t-shirt and shorts or tights in either white, pale blue, silver or grey. The rest of the costume is being made at school. Costumes need to be sent into Room 11 by Friday 4th December in a named bag.

Sometime ago we made clay birds with Esther at the Suter Art Gallery. The finishing touches were put on hold due to mask making for the Mask Parade but finally here are the finished perky pukekos. We. are all looking forward to our final Suter visit of the year on Monday 30th November, check the reminders list for details.

Perky Pukekos on PhotoPeach

As part of our art focus and stream study we are making a class book of imaginary stream creatures illustrated in the style of Eric Carle. This week we created a palette of different coloured and textured papers. Take a look at how we did this.

Check in next week to see how we turn the paper palette into a stream creature collage. To find out more about Eric Carle check out his website at

This week we will be looking at words that contain the letter 'o' and silent 'e' e.g. smoke, hope as well as thinking about alphabetical order. Our tricky words will be 'there' and 'should'. This will be our last week of numeracy in maths so we will be revising doubles, halves and addition and subtraction facts to 10.

Tracy will be out of the classroom on Tuesday, for Interactive White Board training and Thursday for report writing.

Have a great and keep practicing those dance moves.

Monday: Library books due back
Wednesday: Walk to School Wednesday
Tuesday 24th November: last day to vote for Yellow Pages art work
Monday 30th November: Suter Visit Aquamarine 1-3pm helpers needed

Friday 4th December: last day to send in costumes for production
Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th December Kowhai production "Over the Rainbow" in the afternoon
Monday 14th December: Kowhai Big Day out at Tahuna Trains, all welcome
Tuesday 15th 2.15pm Room 11 ukelele sing along, all musicians welcome
Wednesday 16th December: Final Assembly 11.15, school at 12.15 for summer break

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