Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Pigeon and more...

              Mo Willems writes great stories about the Pigeon.
Today we laughed when we heard about him wanting to drive the bus!
Well we told him no!
 He was persistent and pushy.
Then he was silly and sad.
We learnt how to draw him too.

He was so loud about wanting to drive the bus and then he got a bit bossy.
We know he was disappointed but we told him that Pigeons DO NOT drive buses.

We like to write too.
Whenever we get a chance we choose to write on the whiteboards.

Lesley Ottey was at school this week.
When she visits she talks to us about recycling.
After the holidays we are going to make special stakes to go into our garden.
Outside our class we have an area that we find hard to grow things in.
Lesley had the idea to put in our colourful stakes there.

We will thread bottle tops onto bamboo.
We will create patterns with the tops.

Over the next few weeks we ask that you save any plastic tops for us.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pet Day

What great excitement today.
We came with our saucers and flowers, 
our vegetables and toothpicks ready to get creative.
First we worked on our sand saucers.

We shared foliage, flowers and good ideas. 
That's the Ashley way.
Next it was time to make our vegetable creatures.

Arabella followed her plan with care.

Tushil's kiwi looked fantastic.

Fern's cat even had a mouse made from an avocado.

Saoirse made a cool duck.

Check out Maisie's sheep. Very clever!

After lunch it was time to judge the pets.

Olivia's real lamb is loved by all her family.
Lots of dogs were on show too.

Matthew and Star.

Hunter handles his dog well.

Lucy cares for her dog.

We hope Jack's chickens liked being at school.
He kept them in the shade.

At the end of this exciting and hot day we needed to have a rest.

We tried out the cushions that Fifi covered.
Fifi is Fern's lovely Nana who also made
 our Pukeko wings for our production in July.
Thanks for helping us again.

What a marvelous day. 
A huge thank you to Mrs Tipping and Mrs O'Loughlin
for organizing this event.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Static Electricity and more...

What fun at Discovery time when we rubbed balloons on our hair
 and then used the electricity to make the tissue butterfly wings flutter.

Our Language Experiences were fun too.
On Thursday we talked about Dragons and what we would do if we met one.
Mrs. Menzies was in while Mrs. Robinson was visiting another school
 and she worked with us to create this amazing dragon. 
We are so proud of it that we shared it in assembly. 

Pete the cat stories are really popular with us.
Last week we shared Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons.
This week we read about Pete's adventures with his white shoes.

We like it when Pete keeps singing his songs.
He is awesome.