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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from everyone in Room 9! Best wishes to those of us who will start in Year 2 next year. Look out for more exciting Room 9 adventures in February 2010!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Big Day In

Today we had lots of fun together at our Big Day In. We made Christmas hats, watched a short movie, tried our agility on the obstacle course, had fun in the sports area, raced through a blow up train, built a mountain in the sandpit, blew bubbles, drew with chalk, rode our bikes and scooters and lots more! What a funtastic day!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Building Bridges

For the past three weeks Room 9 have been reading different versions of "The Billy Goats Gruff". We then started researching bridge designs by finding books and pictures at home. Today we chose a design we liked and made our bridges out of straws, ice-block sticks, pipe cleaners, cardboard and lots of sellotape! It was lots of fun!

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Shuttle Atlantis Takes Off!

How Blake House Got its Name...

One day at Botany Downs Primary School, someone asked who "Blake" was. Well it is a big story Miss Cotman said... (JC)

Sir Peter Blake is a sailor. He took pictures of trees to show people that there were not many trees left. (SW)

Sir Peter Blake died because the pirates killed him by accident. The pirates said "Give me your money and your food now PLEASE!" (ChP)

Sir Peter Blake was very brave and he worked hard to help others (If you are in Blake house perhaps you can try to be brave and helpful too!). After becoming famous winning the America's Cup for New Zealand, Sir Peter Blake decided to try and teach people about problems in the environment. It was when he was doing this in the Amazon River that he was killed. (Miss Cotman)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Making Pancakes

Today we made pancakes. It was our favourite thing that we did today (as well as going to the library - and lunchtime of course!). A BIG thank you to those who were able to help in class and to the folks at home that helped us get the ingredients we needed. It was a very yummy way to finish the school term!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Runaway Pancake

If I had a runaway pancake I would get my Dad's fishing net and I would chase the pancake. When I caught the pancake I would eat the pancake. A small pancake is called a pikelet. (JC)
If I had a runaway pancake I would say to come in my hands and I will trick him. (SW)
If I had a runaway pancake I would put it in the bath and catch him and put him in the pan and eat it. (JS)
I will catch a runaway pancake. I will take him into the forest and there will be a tree and on it there will be an eye and an alarm that turns on. When the pancake comes the log will hit him. (GB)
If I had a runaway pancake I would build a trap. A porcupine and the pancake will fall down and the porcupine will fall backwards. That is how I catch a runaway pancake. (JoK)

Friday, September 18, 2009

This little movie shows the real story of "The Tortoise and the Hare". It is very similar to all the stories we have read in class. We like it when the tortoise says, "slow and steady wins the race". The tortoise says that in all the books we read too!

The Tortoise and the Hare...and Kermit

We loved this version of "The Tortoise and the Hare". It is so funny! We never guessed who the winner of the race would be!

Today we made finish lines because we have been reading a story called "The Hare and the Tortoise". We had only one piece of paper and we weren't allowed to use any glue, scissors or tape. It was really tricky but we managed to make some finish lines that were long enough. The trick was to rip it carefully around the edge of the square a bit like a spiral. It was hard work!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hansel and Gretel

Last week we read three different Hansel and Gretel stories. On Friday we talked about the witch's house, which had walls of gingerbread and windows of clear sugar. But what happened to her house when it rained?! On Friday we dissolved ginger biscuits in water to find out. The gingerbread went very soggy! This week a storm is arriving again, but this time Room 9 has some ideas to help the witch waterproof her house. Watch this space!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Rainbow Fish

We are making Rainbow Fish in class to put on our calendars. First, we listened to the story from our school library. Then as we sat at our tables making our fish we watched this version made by some children in America. We loved the voice of the little fish and wondered where the octopus's eyes were. What is your favourite part?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cross Country Recounts

On the 1st it was Cross Country. I'm running through the tinsel. I was the first. (by JC)
At Cross Country Georgia won and it was fun because everyone was running. (by SH)
Yesterday it was Cross Country. It was nice because everyone was clapping at me. (by ChP)
Cross Country was cool because people won! Caitlin gave me popcorn. (by BM)
Yesterday it was Cross Country and it was fun because there was tinsel. (by RT)
On Cross Country Day we ran and ran. It was fabulous fun because there were lots of things to do. (by GB)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Daffodil Day

On Friday it was Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day is a day for the people at the Cancer Society because we are going to give them some money. (by ChP)

We had Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day is a time you get a tattoo. The one dollar goes to the Cancer Society. (by CC)

On Friday it was Daffodil Day. I went to the back of the hall. I got a fabric daffodil. (by SH)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fairy Tale Day Photo

Don't we look smart! Can you work out which fairy tales we are all from?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fairy Tale Day

Here are some of our recounts...
On Tuesday it was Fairy Tale Day. I dressed up as Captain Hook. My Pirate friend was RT. (by JM)

Yesterday Room 9 went to the hall. It was dress up day. I was a pig. (by JS)

On Wednesday it was Fairy Tale Day. My favourite thing was standing on the stage. (by SS)

Friday, July 31, 2009


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