Thursday, October 31, 2013

Glover Real Estate Colouring Competition

Today we finished our entries into the Glover Real Estate Colouring Competition. We worked very hard to complete our best work. For 1st prize you could win a family pass to event cinemas. You also go into the draw to win a family pass to motat. Glover real estate also will make a $50 donation to our school if we have over 10 children entering. That is very cool!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dressing Up As Busy Bees!

Thank you Room 18 for allowing Room 20 to borrow your Bee costumes. We loved dressing up as Bees today and then writing a story about wearing bee costumes. Look at hoe cool we look as Bees!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Busy Bee Art

Today Ms Reid came into Room 20 and helped us finish our art work. We learnt about stencils, brushes and rollers. First we did our flowers in the background, second we painted our bees and finally we placed eyes and our name on our work. Look at how cool out Busy Bee Art is. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Huka Honey Hive

On Miss Watsons holiday she went to taupo. She got to visit the Huka Honey Hive. Look at Miss Watson and Mr Milicevic as a Bee! 

Friday, October 25, 2013

We made candles!

We made candles today in class for pre entry. We used bees wax and a wick. Making candles was fun. 

Our Bee Art Step 1 and Bee Pantomime

Today Ms Reid came into our class to help with art. We are learning to paint our backgrounds with rollers. This will become our background to our bee art. This was so much fun! 

Bee Pantomime Today Mrs Tuck told us she loved bees and Mrs Macarni said she didn't because she got stung! We had to teach her to love them. In Mrs Tuck's basket was Baked beans, tomato sauce, flowers, strawberry ice cream and they all had help from bees! Bees pollinate flowers that help make things like strawberries or beans or tomatoes. Binoculars were also in the basket. Can you remember what birds do to help bees?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Moon hoppers!

This afternoon we visited the PE shed. We found some moon hoopers and decided we would give them a go! We also saw the middle school playing all different sorts of PE games. 

Maths flower pots

In maths today we were learning about same and different. We had to place 3 of the same coloured flower in each pot. Well done room 20, great job! 

Mr Limbricks 20th year at Arahoe

Today we celebrated Mr Limbricks 20th year at Arahoe Primary. We made him a whole school card and all dressed like we were going on a boat. The school also had a special assembly where one child from each class said a few words to Mr Limbrick. What a special exciting day. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I Like Bugs Book

Today in class we made our own books about bugs. Our big book this week is all about bugs. We used our fingerprints in water based paint to make our bugs and the used black market to make their legs. The story goes like this: " I like bugs! Black blue bugs, Green bugs, Fat bugs, Lady bugs, I like bugs! ". 

The Buzzy Bee Song

Shiloh's mum, Miriam is a song writer. She wrote us a special song about bees. Today she taught it to Room 18! We loved watching it on youtube, especially the parts where we can echo the words! Thank you, Miriam

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ukulele playing in music

Today for music we got to play the ukulele. We were all great at playing. Maybe next year we can join the ukulele lunch time club. 

The Bee keeper!

Today we got to visit a real bee keeper. We saw 50,000 bees in a hive. The bee keeper showed us some of the tools he uses with the bees and let us ask some questions. We learnt that the queen bee lays eggs and after 25 days baby bees hatch out of the eggs and chew through the wax lid. We also learnt that wax is actually white and it is the pollen that makes it turn yellow. In the hive we saw a queen bee who was been born and was going to take half the hive to start a new hive. This was very exciting and we really enjoyed seeing the bees.

'The Big Sad Wolf' Show

Today we went to see 'The Big Sad Wolf' show in the hall. We got to meet lots of different fairy tale characters. The show was interactive and very funny. We really enjoyed meeting the children from learning curves too!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Yummy honey in my tummy

Today in class we got to try some yummy honey on toast. It tasted sweet and yummy! What a treat!!! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mouse Shapes

Today our national library books arrived. In the box was a book on 'Mouse Shapes' by Ellen Stoll Walsh. We read the story and then decided to create our own mice made out of shapes. The shapes we used were: triangles, rectangles and circles. 

To and Look

Look at our awesome spelling! We spelt the words 'look' and 'to'. Great work Room 20!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Our class Beans!

Today we planted beans in class to use to measure for maths. First "we put some soil up to the line" - Kirah, Second: "we put a bean seed on the soil" - Arush, Third: "we put some more soil" - Sienna-Grace, Forth: "we put in some water" -Shawn, Last: "we put a name tag in our beans" - Kirah. 

Welcome to the beehive!

I hope you all had a great holiday. Welcome back to school! Have you checked out our place where we hang our bags? It has been transformed into a beehive! We will be learning about bees this term in class for topic! Please come and have a look.