Friday, June 25, 2010

Being Kind





We watched a video of Billy who had no friends. He finally found some friends.
Also did a feeling thing where we choose which side whether we like it or not - being excited, sad, grumpy and lots more.
If Mr Neal said only 10 people could go to a circus would this make you happy or sad?
Or if you couldn't go home how would you feel? (Stuck at school forever!)

Harold singing

video

Boogie boogie

video

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

World Cup ing game

Here is a great link to a Football game
It is great as we have been learning all about adding ing
http://www.firstschoolyears.co.uk/literacy/word/other/prefixes/interactive/-ing.swf

Tornadoes



We are making tornadoes but with water, watch the bits fly around.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Adding ing

at mahana school we have been doing spelling and adding ing and ed.
Like after a single vowel and a single consonant double the last letter and add ed and ing
When a word ends in a magic e you take off the e and add ing or ed
by tiarne and Eylish

Friday, June 11, 2010

Ella doing Maths
















Proof that i am working hard!

My new bike




My new bike – a story using time connectives…By Ella

Last week something exiting happened Grandpa Marv finally rang mum…….He wanted to take me shoping to buy a new bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When we got to the shop we walked in. it was a BIG shop.After a while we got to the bike seckshon. I chose a helmet and a bike .

The bike is colorfull– turquoise, with pink and yellow flowers. Then I bought it and we took it home, it was raining So I stayed inside.

to bad I couldent ride my bike. finally it stoped raining then I ran out and rode my bike happily!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

So many ways to add


Three people who are working on stage 5 maths showed how they figured out how to add.
Luke used place value to work out his problem
Tavania showed us how you can jump to the next ten
Theo showed us how to use tidy numbers
Which way do you use?

Survival Kit





We are learning how to prepare for an earthquake. As a class we brainstormed all the things you could have in a survival kit. Then we had to discuss what we would put in and what not to include. We had to think about how much we would need for 3 days and what to put in if we weren't allowed to open our survival kit all the time.
After we choose the things we wanted (things in the hoop) we checked with the civil defence brochure. Somethings we had missed like batteries, clothing, toilet paper but we did get heaps of things too!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

When to use K and C

Middles have been looking at when to use c or k for the 'k' sound at the start of words.
We did a big brainstorm of words and then looked at the patterns.
Can you guess what we found...

Heres a clue (look at the letter after the 'k' sound at the start
king, kit, keep,
cat, cape, can, cool, cold, cover, cut, curve

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Earthquakes



We have been looking at heaps of information on Earthquakes this week. We know how earthquakes are made and we use heaps of words like plates, fault lines, epicentre to describe them. Now we are figuring out what to do if an earthquake happens at school. Have a look at Luca's design - can you see how he has folded his paper boy to cover his head and hold a table leg. We wouldn't want the table moving away from us!

Different spelling for the 'k' sound

We did a big brainstorm of all the 'k' words we could think of. Most were the c and k sound, are there anymore?
So far we have c, k, ck, I know of three more, can you guess what they are?