Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stream Dipping

On Thursday of last week we ventured up the Brook, just above the first dam to investigate how healthy the stream is at this location. We saw clear, fast running water and caught a range of stream creatures including the sensitive mayfly larva. These findings told us that the stream is healthy and unpolluted in this section. Share our experience with us through this slide show.

We continued to enjoy the sunny weather on Friday afternoon when our Room 5 buddies gave us a lesson in frisby throwing.

Our poem last week was all about fireworks. It contains a number of nonsense words, how many can you spot?

Watch out for our firework haiku poems and art coming on the Room 11 Kidzstuff blog later this week.
This week we will be looking at magic 'e' and 'a' words e.g. mat/mate, hat/hate and we will be learning about initial blends e.g. 'cl', 'cr', 'br' and 'bl'. Our tricky words are 'before' and 'just'. In writing we will be working on alternative versions of the traditional nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty and then illustrating them in art. We will be using dice in maths to help memorise our number facts to 10 and 20. In our inquiry we will be working on effective questions to help us find out more about the lives of the stream animals we saw last week.
Finally some very special news from our Room 11 community. This painting by Jack's grandma has been shortlisted in the top 3 pictures to be used on the cover of the new Yellow Pages telephone directory. If you would like to see one of our Room 11 friends on the front cover then make sure you place your vote at on or before 22nd November.

Monday: Library books due back
Wednesday: Walk to School Wednesday
Friday 13th November: Extended last day for ordering calendars and cards

Monday 30th November: Suter Visit Aquamarine 1-3pm helpers needed

Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th December pm Kowhai production "Over the Rainbow"

Monday 14th December: Kowhai Big Day out at Tahuna Trains, all welcome

Wednesday 16th December: Final Assembly 11.15, school at 12.15 for summer break

1 comment:

  1. Dear Room 11,

    Your blog is fantastic.
    I read about the yellow pages competition so can someone please let Jack know that I have voted for his grandmothers picture and I will get my husband to too.
    See you Friday afternoon.
    Tania. ICT



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