Thursday, May 21, 2009

Jigsaw Reading

Last week during inquiry we were investigating animals that live in the catchment. Each reading group read a fact sheet about one animal, either the mayfly, cased caddisfly, the banded kokopu or the long-finned eel. After becoming 'experts' on an animal we then split up and went to another group to present our findings and listen to others about their animals.
We are now 'experts' on all four animals!

VCOP - Writing

In writing this week we have been looking at openers and connectives and how we can use them effectively in our report writing.
Today we read through Liam's fantastic report on in-line skates (a work in progress). We identified the openers and connectives he used in his report. We were really impressed with the connectives he used. We gave him some feedback on using a variety of openers to start his sentences.

We were all really impressed with his report - Keep up the great work Liam!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Report Writing - Take Action

Over the next couple of weeks we will be studying 4 creatures that live in a water catchment. Each of us will become an expert on a particular creature then write a report on it to teach the rest of the class. Click on the pictures below to find out more about your selected creature.

Friday, May 8, 2009

TGiF - Ukulele Orchestra!

Check out Mrs Hooke and her fabulous Ukulele Orchestra from our first cycle of TGiF programme. Well done!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kapa Haka

Room 9 and 15 had a great time at Kapa Haka today with Mr. Chadwick. We are learning the stick song (tī rakau) E papa Waiari.

Here are the lyrics if you want to practice:

E papā Waiari,
Taku nei mahi
Taku nei mahi,
He tuku roimata

Ē aue, ka mate au;
E hine hoki mai rā
Ē aue, ka mate au;
E hine hoki mai rā

Māku e kaute
Ō hīkoitanga
Māku e kaute
Ō hīkoitanga

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Report Writing

We are learning to write a non-chronological report using formal language and different connectives.
A non-cronological report gives readers information about a subject discribing the way things are.
We know we have witten a great report when we have included...
A general statement/paragraph introducing the subject.

The main body organised into paragraphs, each describing an aspect of the subject.

sub-headings and labeled diagrams

A conclusion that summarizes the information you have included.

By the Blogging Team (Emily and Hailey.)

Chocolate Fundraiser

This month Muritai school has been having a Cadbury Chocolate fundraiser. We hope to raise $10,000 which will be used to buy more sports equiptment. There are also competitions for people who sell the most boxes of chocolate ect.

by Annie and Daisy

Tsunami drill

On the 5th of May we did a tsunami drill.when the ball rang over and over again we had to walk up Mackenzie road in our class lines. when we got to the top the teacher called out our names to make sure we where all there.
It only took 7 minutes to evacuate the whole school.


In room 15 we are big buddies. Our buddy class is Room 3!!!!
We help them with learn their reading rockets and reading books.