Thursday, May 26, 2011

Green Hats at work!

We used our creative skills and new found construction techniques to build ROBOTS.
This was just the best Fabulous Friday Fun!
Everyone said "Please can we do this again?"

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Sunday, May 22, 2011


We have been learning how to use different types of glue in our construction work. When we made our pigs we found that we needed to put on our white hats and find out what we knew about pigs. We have a list of interesting facts and now we have displayed them with our perfect, pretty, plump and pink pigs.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Learning about financial literacy...

Holly from the ASB visited us and told us how to save our money. $$$$$$$$$$$$
We sang songs and danced. It was so much fun. Holly left us all a cool gift... a wristband that says
"spend some on you and save some too".

Friday, May 13, 2011

The author Kyle Mewburn.

Jan, our Librarian, organised a visit from the author Kyle Mewburn. We all enjoy his books and he entertained us with his journey of how to become a successful author.

Kyle read Hill and Hole to us.
Keira had one of her own copies signed.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cross Country 2011

A fantastic day today. The weather was superb and we all did our very best. Thank you to all the parents that helped make this so successful.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Making Pikelets.

The equipment...

The ingredients...

The mixing...

The tasting...

Delicious! Yummy!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Asking good questions.

We have started to learn how to ask a really good question.
Tonight we will ask a where question at home to find out something new.
Look at the photos to see our first question.

Before the holidays we decided to ask a 'bug expert' a question about our tree moth. So we wrote to ... Hi there Ruud,

We have attached 2 photos of what we think is a Gum Tree moth.

Please can you tell us what to do with this to make sure we see a moth emerge!

We have been told it may not appear until Spring and that we must spray with water each week.

It was found here in Ashley which is 5km north of Rangiora.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Your Room 6 New Entrant friends from Ashley School.

We have a reply...Actually someone asked Ruud this just the other day and you're doing exactly the right thing already. Keep the cocoon on its twig somewhere cool outside (such as under the house) and mist it with water once a week. In spring a brown moth with eye spots should emerge. Best of luck!

Jo McCarroll, Editor

New Zealand Gardener