Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Our Stardome Trip.
Have you ever been to the Stardome before? Well, you’ve found the right person to speak to. On Wednesday the 13th of November room 23, 14 and 17 went to the Stardome. We were learning about space and if you didn’t know it already, Stardome is all about space!
First of all, we hopped on the bus and sat down. I sat at the back with my friend. The bus looked like a long caterpillar from the outside, you should have seen it with its bendy bit in the middle. When the bus driver drove I could see my house. It was cool.
Just 40 minutes later we had arrived. I looked out the window and saw a park. I walked up the hill and followed Mrs. Dunbar to the entrance. There were other schools too so we had to move for them. I stood with my group next to the door.
The stardome was amazing I could see lots of stuff about space everywhere. Our group walked in, put our bags inside a cage and waited behind the door.
After that, the movie had started it was very dark. In fact we watched it on the roof. It was fun; I had butterflies. The movie showed us all the planets in the solar system. We visited them in a space ship, really, we did. There was a family who were looking for a good planet to live on. When the movie had finished we went out to explore. But what I learnt from the movie was that Earth, our plant home, was the perfect planet for those creatures to live on. I learnt that Jupiter had 67 moons. Saturn’s rings were made out of 90% of ice and 10% of dust and rock.
Next, we had to go to the space room. We asked lots of questions. I had learnt that the black hole is very colorful. Our classes had finished asking and my group and I went out to go eat.
When the bus had arrived we finished eating and went on. Some classes had fallen asleep but I on the other hand played games with my friend.
I liked this trip it was very fun and I learnt more things. I hope you and your friends have a fun time there.
Posted by Our Teacher at 2:25 PM
Friday, October 25, 2013
We had a lovely surprise when Pama, Kayla and Faith knocked on Room 23's classroom door to show us what they had been learning about. "We are learning about growing stuff in our garden." Pamaexplained excitedly, proudly showing off her art. "We made plant men, too, and a plant pig!
As the eager students of Room 13 scurried off to get their Plant men, Room 23 enjoyed the extrodinary attention to detail in the art work the junior students had created: weaving, hand prints and sewing!
On return, the girls were very excited to share their plant men with us. "Plants have roots and they are under the ground, like a carrot when you pull it out, the roots come out. We made carrot pictures with roots on!"
Great work Room 13, we look forward to tasting some of your tasty carrots if you decide to grow them in our veggie gardens. Yum!
Thank you for shaing all the great learning going on in your class!
Posted by Our Teacher at 1:29 PM
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Today, both the senior and junior school had the opportunitity of listening to Ruth and Jason from the Papakura police read their favourite stories. They both enjoy reading in their spare time. Jason believed that reading gave him knowledge to help him do his job and stopped his brain from turning into mush.
Posted by Our Teacher at 11:36 AM
Book Week started with a speacial guest, Niva Retimanu, from Newtalk ZB. She loves to read and came to Kelvin Road School to read one of her favourite stories, Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! Niva has presented the news for many years and has a fantastic reading voice. Although she can not make it to Friday's book week parade, she does enjoy dressing up in costume at work. Niva's advice was, "read lots and you will achieve."
Thank you, Niva Retimanu
Posted by Our Teacher at 11:20 AM