Monday, August 31, 2009

Our Facts on the Planet Earth

This week we are learning about the Planet Earth. As part of an introduction to this topic, we have shared what we know so far on the Planet Earth as a Voice Thread. There will be more exploring of this planet in the days to come. Check out our Voice Thread.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Gingerbread Man Story By Oxsanah

Check out Oxsanah's retelling of the Gingerbread Man story. Listen to how well she has sequenced the order of the story.

Fine retells the Gingerbread Man Story

Listen to Fine's retelling of the Gingerbread Man story. She has written it in great detail and has described the Gingerbread Man's looks well. Check it out.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Caitlin's Retelling of the Gingerbread Man Story

Have you forgotten the story of the Gingerbread Man? Then check out Caitlin's retelling and learn about the characters that chase the Gingerbread Man.

Gingerbread Man Retellings

It's been weeks in the making, but the retellings of the Gingerbread Man story are now complete. Over the last couple of weeks, Room 3 have been listening to the Gingerbread Man story read to them. From there they have had to story board the story and then write their retelling of this story in their own words. Check them out

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our Facts on the Planet Venus

Want to learn interesting information on the planet Venus. Learn where Venus is in relation to the sun, who Venus is named after and the temperature of Venus.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Our Night Flight to Venus Dance Item

Welcome to the Night Flight Venus Dance Item. This movie is divided up into two parts. The first part focused on what we have learnt on the Planet Venus. The News team of Yvette,
Oh S'mar, Rooney and Germaine seek answers from Caitlin and Fine our Astronauts who have just come back from the Planet Venus.
The second part focuses on these dancing stars-(the whole class) that were seen on the Planet Venus. Check out our dance.

The Night Flight to Venus song is by Boney M and the transition song Spaceman is by Babylon Zoo.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Our Night Flight to Venus Costumes

On Friday August 21st, the Room 3 children did an item at the whole school assembly. The item was based on the planet Venus. As Venus is the brightest star in the sky and is known as the morning and evening star we focused our costume on the star theme.
When we made the star masks we used red, orange and yellow as these are the colours of fire and Venus is just as hot as fire. We also used lots of glitter, so we could glisten in the light.
The item was a sneak preview to what we have in store at the end of the year for our school production on the planet theme "What's Out There?" Check out our Star Party Hats and our Star Masks photos.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Planting Radish

This term the junior team are learning to plant seeds. We chose radish seeds to plant as they grow very fast. We first filled a container with some fertilized rich soil, then we put some seeds on top of the soil and then covered the seeds with some soil. From there we watered each container and watched the seeds grow.

Friday, August 7, 2009

What we know the Solar System / Planets

This term we are learning about the Solar System. To start the unit off we discussed what we know about the solar system and certain planets. We presented our information as a Voice Thread. Check it out.

There will be more learning to come on this exciting topic. Next term we will be doing an item for our school production on the planet Venus.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Telling Someone

If you have a problem, it is best to tell someone as they might be able to help you sort it out. In this play, Germaine experiences a problem about being put down. She tells Fine and the problem is sorted. A problem shared is a problem halved. Check out this movie.

How situations effect us

Fine, Thomas, Germaine, Reon and Saane have written a play on put downs. Check out their movie and compare how you would deal with being put down.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

When situations go wrong

When people push in line, it can be annoying and very unfair. Deziree, Ducati and Liantre have written a play on this and have made a movie re-enacting this scene. Check it out.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Being honest and saying the right words

In this play, Oh S'mar expresses how he feels about being left out. He say's his words in an honest and effective way. If you experience a situation like Oh S'mar's then listen carefully to what he has to say.

Situations we face

In this re-enactment play that's been written by Oh S'mar, Oxsanah, Savannah and Rooney you will see how Oh S'mar is being left out from using the playground equipment. Watch and see how he deals with this tricky situation. How would you deal with a situation like this? Check out this movie

Monday, August 3, 2009

Doing the right thing

Amato and Creedence can handle tough situations well. They use "I" statements to express their feelings, if they are experience name calling. Check out our future actors: Caitlin, Mary, Amato and Creedence as they re-enact a play that they have written themselves.

When situations go wrong

This is another re-enactment of Caitlin, Mary, Creedence and Amato's movie. This is a pretend scenario of how situations go can wrong and how they are managed in the wrong way. The whole situation is made up. In this situation there is a real lack of "I" statements used in this movie and the problem that the actors are experiencing becomes much bigger. This first movie is used to compare against the second movie.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Yvette's Acrostic Poem

Young and Youthful Yvette has written an Acrostic Poem on her own name. Find out what each letter in her name means.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Teina's Acrostic Poem

T is for Terrific and Teina. Check out Teina's Acrostic poem and find out what each letter in her name stands for in this Acrostic Poem.