We are a group that is developing our reading and math skills. We hope you enjoy reading the posts that we create this year!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Poppy

We read a story called The Poppy. We loved the beautiful photos in it which showed all the stages of the flower. We decided to make some of our own on Kid Pix. Here they are.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Things We Enjoy Doing With Our Grandparents

We read a story about a girl who loved playing a game after school with her grandmother. These are things that we love to do with our grandparents.

Pets It Would Be Fun To Own

We had fun learning to use Kid Pix and then recording our voices on the
Easispeak microphone.
This was an interesting first time and some of us are a little tricky to hear.
We will make another video soon and work at speaking more clearly.
I wonder if your pets are clever as ours?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

More Board Games We Enjoy!

Another group created this "Wordle".
Some of the games are the same and some are different!
Can you spot the differences?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Board Games We Enjoy

We read a story about a girl who played mah-jong with her grandmother after school each afternoon.
We made a "Wordle" of the board-games that we enjoy playing together.
Can you think of some games that you enjoy playing?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Neighbourhood Niggles

I wonder if you get bugged by things that happen in your neighbourhood?
Do you think these children have a point?
What bugs you? Write a comment!
We have tried to speak clearly and with expression as we are sharing our ideas.
This is the first time we have used the EasiSpeak Microphone.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Geometry 3D shapes

We have been learning about and creating prisms and pyramids. We have used play dough and toothpicks to do this!

Interpreting Bar Graphs

We have also been creating bar graphs using Excel and making statements about them. This data is also from the Census data for Howick, where we live.
This shows information about the ways people communicate with each other.
483 more people had cell phones than internet.
Most people use the telephone.
There were less people with no phones than with phones.
Cell phones and internet had similar numbers of people.
270 people had other forms of communication.
What do you think that the other forms of communication might be?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Interpreting Graphs from the Census in 2006

In Maths we have had fun looking at tables of data on the StatsNZ website. We made a graph using Excel from the data and made these statements about it.
The smallest ethnic group of people in Howick is Middle Eastern.
The 2nd biggest ethnic group is Asian.
Most people in Howick are European
There are not many Pacific Island or Maori people in Howick.
These numbers were all for in 2006, so some numbers could have changed since then.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Making A Waka

We have been learning how to read, understand and follow instructions as part of our reading. Look at the exciting things we have been doing!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Ant and the Grasshopper

We read a book about the Ant and the Grasshopper. After this we looked on YouTube and found a very old Walt Disney video and this really short one.
We had a think about what the ant and the grasshopper were like. These are our ideas....
The ant was very wise. C.T
The grasshopper was very foolish. B.O
The grasshopper didn't listen to the ant! C.M
The ant only had enough food for its family. H.V
The grasshopper went away feeling miserable. T.W
The grasshopper was not responsible. L.C
The grasshopper was a lot more responsible after winter! S.B

Do you think that the ant should have let the grasshopper in?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cleo the Homing Cow

We read a story called Cleo the Homing Cow from a Junior Journal.Afterwards, we thought of lots of food we enjoy that has milk and cream in it. Can you think of any more?

Monday, March 8, 2010

River Rafting

Wordle: River Rafting Wordle
We enjoyed a book called River Rafting Fun and decided to use a Wordle to share with you the things that we enjoy doing on or by a river. Can you think of any others?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Seasons Wallwisher

Autumn arrived yesterday! We read a story by Margaret Mahy, called Mr Rumfitt.He was a grumpy old man who didn't like the changing seasons. We shared some ideas with each other about the seasons by posting our ideas and a couple of videos about the seasons on Wallwisher. This is what we thought...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Blend Song

We are learning to recognise blends at the beginning of words.
It's fun to do that with music.
Sing along with this video!