Monday, 24 June 2013

Recount Writing

We  have been learning to write recounts about a personal experience this term with the focus on organising our ideas into paragraphs.  We had to start with an introduction and then write what happened and finish with a conclusion or summary of what we thought or how we felt about our experience.

Jett's Journey to School
by Molly

On Thursday 20th June Jett came to school.  Jett belongs to Ms MacKenzie.

Jett was born in March and is 16 weeks old.  No-one knows if Jett is a he or she.

Jett is not allowed to eat lettuce but Jett is allowed to eat any other fruit or vegetable.  He normally eats rabbit pellets.  Jett does not eat brocoli that much but he loves silverbeet. Jett loves eating apples as well. 

Jett's breed is Netherland Dwarf.  He will not grow very big and his ears will not flop.

Jett runs around in the backyard in the afternoon, but he must be watched because there are lots of cats going around the place.

It was awesome having Jett visit because he is so cute.

circus science

Today in Circus Science we had to find the centre of gravity or balancing point on a cardboard bird.  We used two paper clips to add weight and balanced the bird on our fingers.
We discovered that if we move the paper clips to different places on the bird, the centre of gravity changes slightly.
Here some photos of us balancing our birds. 

Room 18 Writing

Bridie arrives to school covered in Snow! 
Haiku Poems

Slippery footpath
Icy ground hockey sticks clash
Whistles blow cold air
By Bridie

Snow falling softly
Frosty mornings frozen breath
Cosy blazing fires

Icy hailstones fall
Glistening snowflakes flutter
Cold frozen air
By Josh

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Icy breath  cold hands
Marshmallows melt in milo
Flames flicker and burn
By Claudia

Friday, 14 June 2013

We were so excited when Mrs Ireland visited with wee Phoebe last Friday.  She now weighs 7 1/2 pounds and is a beautiful baby.  She even opened her eyes and watched everyone peering down at her.  We can't wait for the next visit!
Congratulations to everyone who wore black on Tuesday.  You all looked very grown up!
Watch the wonderful year 3/4 Jump Jam team in action! Top effort girls! We love watching you performing.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Holiday Recounts

Check out some of our recounts we have written from the last school holidays.

Hanmer Springs
By Baillie
In the first week of the school holidays I went to Hanmer Springs with my family.
First I went for a bike ride in the forest up a steep hill.  I had to walk my bike up it.  There were heaps of trees.  The track was bumpy and slippery because it had rained.  Reuben fell off because he wasn’t looking where he was going.  I thought it was funny.
In town there were lots of shops to go to.  One of the shops had coloured pencils mad out of trees.  I liked the bracelet it got.
My bach was and A-frame house with two storeys.  I liked the bach.  I slept upstairs by the driveway.  There were 3 rooms.

The bike ride was fun but I got puffed because I went a long way.

Iron Man Experience
by Ollie

On May the first Matthew, dad and I went to Iron Man 3 at Hoyts Riccarton.
First we went to McDonald’s to get something to eat and then we went to get some lollies.
Then we rushed back and when we got in the cinema Matthew lost his 3D glasses.
After the movie we went home and our nan called and said she sold the camper van.

It was really fun because we got lollies and we got to watch it in 3D.  It was the best movie ever because there were explosions and people getting killed.  Matthew’s glasses didn’t get found.

My Trip to Australia
By Hugo

On Saturday morning at 4 am I flew to the Gold Coast Australia.  I went with my family.
We went swimming on the first day at the Crown Plaza.  The pool was very cold. 
The next day we went to Wet ‘n’ Wild.  We went on the blue race ride and heaps of other rides too. 
On the next day we went shopping at the market.  I bought two hats and my sister bought a slushy for me. 
I got to go in the cockpit of the plane on the way back with my sister, me and my dad.