Sunday, November 23, 2008

Simile Poems


Here is another simile poem from another Kingston. Why not listen and find out what kingston's like.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Squidgy, Sticky, Squelchy Gloop

The Tigers reading group made gloop!



To make gloop you will need the following ingredients
2 cups of PVA glue
1/2 cup of cold water
Food colouring
2 tablespoons of soap flakes

1 cup of boiling water


Step 1 Mix the cold water with the glue and food colouring in a bowl.

Step 2 Melt soap flakes in boiling water

Step 3 Mixed the soapy mixture into the glue mixture and mix until the gloop is thick To make our gloop we got into groups of two.


We had a great time, here are some of our thoughts on our gloop.


Kingston L and Ashleigh decided to make green here are some of there thoughts on gloop... We made gloop! The gloop looked like goody, goody gumdrop ice cream. Our gloop was so soft it felt like fur. It looked like bubblegum but it smelt disgusting like wasabi. The fork we used to mix it was about to break while we mixed. It took ages to harden up. It started to plop off the mixing fork. We like making gloop.


Gabriel and Makayla decided they should make purple gloop and this is how they felt about it...
Our gloop liked grape ice-cream or maybe wildberry yogurt. It smelt like soap. It felt smidgey and squishy. As it got harder we thought our fork would snap. We can't wait until we can play with our gloop. I want to make a plane (Gribriel) and I want to make a teddy bear out of it (Makayla).



Brooke and Darius decided to make red gloop. This is what they thought of their gloop...
It looked like strawberry ice-cream or a smoothie or yogurt. It smelt disgusting like a broken air freshener. It looked slimey like a snail. It looked like pinked creamed rice. When you touch it, it feels sticky and sluggy and soft at the same time. We like gloop!




Pt England Athletics

We had Athletics this term and Room 11 did great! We had so many champions.

Oshania
1st in 8 year old girls soft ball throw

1st in 8 year old girls shot put

2nd in 8 year old girls discus


Rita
1st in 8 year old girls discus
2nd in 8 year old girls shot put


Mary

3rd in 8 year old girls discus

Litia

2nd in 7 year old girls 50m sprints

2nd in 7 year old girls 75m sprints


Chante

2nd in 7 year old girls javelin


Makalita

3rd in 7 year old girls sprints


Osana
1st in 7 year old girls javelin

Potaua

2nd in 8 year old boys high jump


Starford
3rd in 8 year old boys
75m 8 year old boys sprints


Looking Back...


What was your highlight of the year? Well for Ray it was going to MOTAT.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Kingstons Super Simile Poem


Listen to Kingston's super simile poem and find out what Kingston compares himself to. A simile is where you liken something to something else using the words as... or like a...


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Can you match these similes up? Kingston can!


As warm as... honey

As quiet as... grass

As green as... a mouse

As busy as... toast

As sweet as... a rocket

As fast as... a bee

Monday, November 3, 2008

Rubbish Hunters



We are Going for Green and keeping our Pt England beautiful. We thought our school was clean but were we in for a surprise! Why not read a rubbish hunt recount from Mary and find out what she saw when she took a closer look.







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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Truffula Trees

Room 11 are learning about writing reports. Reports provide information by stating facts and describing a topic.

We learnt that reports have a set format.

That means they have:
  • A title that explains about the topic
  • A general statement explaining if it is a living or non-living thing
  • A description explaining what it looked like, where they are found and how they behave.
  • An evaluation about how you feel about the topic

We also learnt that we must state facts and not our own feelings unless you are writing the evaluation.

So this week we read The Lorax by Dr Suess with Miss Bycroft and then wrote down all the facts we could find about Truffula trees in a brainstorm. If you're wondering what a Truffula tree is here are some facts we took from the book.
  • Truffula trees have long skinny trunks
  • Truffula have tufts softer than silk
  • Truffula trees come in many bright colours
  • Truffula trees grow Truffula fruit
  • Truffula tree smell like fresh butterfly milk
  • Truffula tree fruit is eaten by Bar-ba-loots
  • Truffula tree's give shade to the Bar-ba-loots
  • Truffula tree tufts make tufts for Thneeds
After we found our facts we wrote a short report together.

Truffula Trees
Truffula Tree lived a long time ago. Truffula Tree came in many bright colours. Their trunks are long and thin. They had silky tufts that smell like butterfly milk. They once grew at the far end of town.

We wish there were still Truffula trees, because they looked beautiful.


Here is a illustration of a Truffula tree
by Makayla.