Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Winnies Adventures by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul

In Room 8 we have been enjoying the books 'Winnie's New Computer', 'Winnie at the Seaside' and 'Winnie in Space'.
We decided to write our own Winnie Adventure - I hope you enjoy the one written by Samantha age 7.

Winnie in the Supermarket

One sunny morning Winnie woke up. Suddenly Wilbur started going, 'Meow, Meow, Meow'. 'I wonder if Wilbur is hungry?' thought Winnie. So off she went to the cupboard to see what she could find. "What would you like today Wilbur?" asked Winnie. "Would you like magic potion?" 'Meow' replied Wilbur. "How about milk and cat food?" 'Meoow' said Wilbur excitedly. I think that means yes thought Winnie. "Here you are Wilbur," she said. Now what will I have for breakfast? I'll have some eyeball toast and a drink of magic potion. Soon Winnie was finished and she thought she has better get her shopping done early today. So off she went to the Funny Witches Store down in G Village. Winnie had only just discovered the store last week and enjoyed poking though all the things there.
Onto her broomstick she loaded her large shopping bag and off she went.
Arriving at the store in no time she ordered a blood fizzy, some human finger and t-shirt pie. "Mmmm," said Winnie. She was just about to start when she heard a faint meow from her rather large bag. Winnie knew that your not allowed kitty-cats in the store but Winnie wouldn't go anywhere without Wilbur. So she quickly ate her pie and swallowed her entire drink in one gulp. Gathering up her broomstick and bag with the now quiet Wilbur off she went home.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Playground Equipment

Putting the new Playground together. on PhotoPeach
Some of our thoughts about the new playground.

"Would you like a new playground?" asked Mr Newton. He rang the builders and along they came. They collected it from St Patricks School. Dug a big hole and made a fun large mud pile. We need to keep off it though! But the questions is who is it going to be for? It has a bridge, climbing wall, tunnel and a fun looking slide. We can't wait until it is finished. Payge.

Hey, look and come with me and come see what there will be! It's a .... PLAYGROUND! It's got twirly slides, climbing walls, panels, rope climb and heaps more things. Builders get back soon to see the concrete dried because we can't wait. Anika

I wish that the new playground is ready soon. It has exciting looking with ladders, bridges, tunnels and slides. It looks really good with reds, greens, yellows and blues. So far the playground looks quite small for a playground but it has some things the other one does not happen to have. That is a curved ladder and a net one. Ioane

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Old Coins

Olivia showed us some ancient coins. A whole jar full of them. they came from all around the World such as England, New Zealand and Australia. I was surprised how big they are and that they were dirty. Have you any old coins?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stars on Stage

A real performance is so much different that an dress rehearsal. How? We did it last night. The theme was a lonely chameleon who hadn't got any colour and was lonely and grey. All of our groups gave it colour - Green, gold, red, blue orange and purple. It all started "Are we ready, has everyone got their makeup and face paint on?" asked Mrs Stevenson. I was ready to scream out - "I'm not ready for this!" "Are you ready to perform at the Regent Theatre?" asked Miss Tanagta. Now I was beginning to burst with excitement but on the other-side still a little scared. Jemma age 7

"Has everyone got their makeup and hair done?" asked Mrs Stevenson. All the children responded, "Yes." Onto the bus we went. We arrived at the Regent Theatre and saw loads of people waiting in the audience. Are we performing in front of ALL these people. I just wanted to scream. I was so nervous. The schools who performed before us made it look easy. All too soon we got to sneak backstage to get ready. Before I knew it the music started and the cheers grew higher. Onto the stage we went.
Georgia 8

Yesterday all the kids from all over Dunedin went to the Regent Theatre to perform an exquisite dance. I was thrilled how many people came to watch. Have you ever performed in the theatre?
First we put on our fabulous blue costumes and then we did our hair and makeup. The green group boys looked like aliens. Gold group looked like billionaires with sparkly t-shirts. When we were done with our performance we went outside. It was so cold that I felt like I was in Antarctica! "I see the bus" I said in excitement. For the bus trip we could pick a buddy. I chose Maisie. I call her mysterious Maisie. I picked her as my buddy because if I get nervous she'll support me. What a night! Elizabeth 8

Dress Rehearsal images for Stars on Stage

Dress Rehearsal on PhotoPeach

Monday, August 15, 2011

Week 3 Term 3

It has been a cold start to the week so some time learning your words might full in part of the day. Click onto your group name to take you to Spelling City.

Group 1 Penguins

Group 2 Frogs

Group 3 Birds

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Story Bird

We have been using story bird to publish our stories.
Take a look at Blake's and make a comment.

Click onto his name and it will take you to his work.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Starting the Term with School Swimming - Our Recounts

Last week my class and Room 17 went to Moana Pool for swimming lessons. We got onto the bus and had the quietest class competition! Sometimes we won and other times it was a draw.
When we arrived at the pool we got changed. Half of us had a lesson and the other went into the wave pool. We had our lesson first. We did freestyle and crocodile arms. Sometimes played a game of penguin. Next we went to the wave pool. We played ball tag in the lazy river. Overall my favourite activity was penguin. Blake.

Bag packed already to go. Swimming togs, check! Goggles, check! Towel, check! Come on.. I really want to go to school! I can't wait to go to the POOL!
Finally at the pool. Lessons first then into the leisure pool but not everyone from my class as we were mixed up with room 17. I couldn't wait to go into the hot pool for relaxing fun. We played ball tag in the lazy river. It was fun that didn't last long as we were soon changing and back in the bus to school. In the bus we were doing the quietest class competition and we were to win ten more minutes on Friday. What a week! George

Spelling City Link for this week.

Click onto your group name and your words are ready for you to learn.