Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Hi everyone
This week we've been flat out with our Science DIscovery Day. We thought you'd like to read our thoughts.
We've added them as comments so that this is more manageable than lots of writing on the main page of the blog.
We'd love to read your comments.
We are also working on using correct surface features - spelling, grammar and punctuation on the blog.
We know that even when our first draft is correct, we sometimes don't go back and check our typing on the
blog. We will keep working on this!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Snow Thoughts

SNOW!!!! Get those cameras out! :-)

Hey everyone
Grab those cameras and get some great shots of the snow! You could either bring them on Monday to add to the blog or you can email them today along with some comments and I'll put them straight up on the blog.
Think of some great adjectives to describe what you are looking at, take some creative camera shots - mouse-eye view, macro, etc, write a poem even!
This is the great thing about blogs - learning anytime, anywhere. Keeping that creativity and critical thinking going.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Discovery Day Amendment

Hi everyone
We were so excited about getting everything organised that we left an important part off our notice, blog and other messages today! Parents are very welcome to come and have a look and try out experiments on Monday - at ANY time! :-)
Whatever suits you will be fine for us. I will need to know how many children are staying later, but it's not that essential as I will be there quite late anyway.
I have been so impressed with how hard everyone has worked. Aspects of this inquiry will continue into Term 4, so that is something exciting to look forward to.
See you on Monday! Don't forget to check out the Science blog and become followers.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Discovery Day Monday

Hi everyone. We are very excited about our Discovery Day on Monday.
During the day the other classes will be visiting us to try out some of the
experiments and activities.
Later in the day, parents are very welcome to come and see what we've been
up to. We will be open until 5.30pm. (Children might need to bring some
extra afternoon tea!).
A notice regarding this will be heading your way tomorrow. We'd love to see
you there any time during the day.
We have been learning to think like scientists and can't wait to share our
knowledge with you. I have been so impressed by the way the children
are working and the effort they are putting into their learning.
Once again, we need to thank Mrs Wiseman for all her support, time and
encouragement. (Not to mention the resources!)
See you on Monday!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

History in the Making!

My goal over the last term has been able to master the art of publishing / broadcasting podcasts.
The making of them seemed simple and it was, compared to the uploading part!
I was determined in my goal and... we've done it! This is our first one created by Cameron, Liam and
Fraser. There will be many more to come!!
There will also be many podcasts and the boys from Rm 7, who are in charge of the new news
blog - to be announced shortly - will no doubt be using these as one of the tools of communication.

Our Very First Podcast!!

Rm 8 discovery day

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Discovery day

Hi, Room 8 here to tell you about the last two weeks and what we have been doing with science.
We have been completing science experiments (lots of them) like making lighting blots, ice cream in a bag, creating volcanoes and lots more. We're not just doing this for fun - it's for Room 8's Discovery Day on Monday 21. It's going to be amazing looking at what the experiments are going to be like. Well, bye for now.
P.S.this is also for fun!!

By Olivia, Ethan and Brock.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Hi everyone. It's been another busy week. We are right in the swing of Thinking Like Scientists at the moment and have been experimenting with Chromatography. Our experimentation will be on the classroom wall, on the blog and in our Learning Journal. We will share all of these - along with so much more - with you in the last week of school when we have our Science Day.
Monday is when all of the information will head your way. We will send a notice home and will also post lots of information on this blog and the Science blog that the boys have created and looked after.
The aim is to have the classroom as a "Discovery World / Science Lab" where people can come and see what we've been up to and try out some of the experiments.
Any resources the children need and don't have at home, I will be able to get for them.
We can't wait to share the learning with all of you!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Hi everyone
I have changed how I upload your homework sheets onto the Net. Please click on the link and make sure that it works. Let me know if it doesn't. This format works better with Apple so it makes sense to use it and to keep everything in one place.
Your focus for 2 weeks is, of course, SCIENCE! You will need to make sure that you have become a follower on the Science Blog as we will be posting many things there too.
All of the biographies you create will be posted there if you choose to create them digitally.
We need to decide how we are going to publicise this event too and how we are going to open it up to the whole school if they are keen.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


We'd love to read your thoughts about How to Train A Brain. Please add your comments. Comments for other rooms
will be forwarded on to them straight away, or you could put them on their blogs.
Thank you everyone.

This is us, in the middle of our first run-through at the Civic Theatre today.
I think everyone did a fantastic job. I was increadibly proud of your professional attitudes and I can't wait until the big night!
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