Monday, October 19, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This week our blog has reached a mellinium. That means we have had over 1000 hits since the blog started. The blog has only been running a few months so that is AWESOME. We have also found out that on the blog we have had more hits in the USA than in NZ. After figuring out the hits for the blog we are curious about how many hits our writing wiki has had. Some of the students from the Room 12 maths class are figuring out how many hits our wikis have had since they have been set up.
For the sprints the under 12 boys went first then the under 12 girls, then the under 11 boys and girls went, then the under 10s and some 9s raced.
Monday, September 21, 2009
At the moment Room 12 has been practicing using writing to show the reader not tell. We had a total of 30 minutes to write a page long, detailed piece of writing about a best day ever, or a argument. Room 12 went all the stages of writing with out even the teacher instructing us! Above is Mitchell and Quinn Shaw having a conference about their recounts. We conferenced so we could share a readers of view of the other persons writing. Then we proof-read our writing so there were mistakes.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Today at assembly, we were visited by the new African drumming group called "Shebang!" There were five ladies in the group including our very own Mrs Caldwell and Mrs Amer (Nina and Sofia's mum! They are called "Shebang" because it is an female group and they are banging on their drums. They did three special African songs, which were all folk dancing songs. This was their first ever performance and we would just like to say that they were great!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
- Chewing on chewing gum would give me something to do when working
- Chewing gum should be at school because we could have a chewing gum monitor in each class
- You could tell them to have it outside only.
- If some kids have sugary gum, they may get hyper
- Some one might swallow and choke
- People might stick their old chewing gum under their desks
- Kids might not play sport as well as there is a risk of choking
Monday, September 14, 2009
Mr Pearce is doing a five-a-side soccer tournament with us. So far the 'No Names' are in the lead and the Penguins are close behind. We get three points for a win and two points for good sportsmanship and two for a draw. So the total points you can score in a match are five points. We are looking forward to our next game between the Penguins and the No Names.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
At St Clair school we have buddy classes.
For a while now, we have had Mr Pearce for Thursdays Fridays and occasionally Tuesdays and Wednesdays. He is very good at art, and enjoys playing soccer, he currently involved in a 5-a-side soccer tournament for the Seniors it has been lots of fun and it is improving our soccer skills.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
On Friday the Fourth of September We had the Ariki cup (Inter school cross country)
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
During reading and writing sessions, we are looking more closely at other classes on the web. We really appreciate feedback from Nayland, Morrinsville and the Boys' Class from Aussie! We are really enjoying all feedback and over the next week, we will make a point of giving them some feedback in return!
http://npsrm3.wikispaces.com/ Check out our partners' writing and give them some quality feedback!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
It’s National Library Week in NZ, this week. St Clair School is celebrating with many competitions and special events. One of the highlights is the daily quiz!
Can you guess the titles of these books? Post your answers and we will see how good you are!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Today Mr Newton our principal celebrated his 10th year at St Clair School as our principal!
We had a celebration for Mr Newton. 10 years at St Clair School is a long time. It wasn’t just 10 years at St Clair School - it was also a special birthday for him. Mrs Newton came and shared the celebration with us all. It was her birthday as well! We tricked Mr Newton because he thought it was an end of term assembly for Mrs Tapp (she is leaving us for a while) but we gave him a surprise with a song called Mr Newton! It was re-written lyrics to the tune of "Here's to you Mrs Robinson!" Every class gave him a special certificate about what they liked the best about Mr Newton. Some were serious and some were funny. We said how we like the way he is often seen leaping tall fences in the name of rescuing our sports gear!
Mr Newton is the best pricipal in the world!!!
Today Gordon Hall joined us in the hall for some crazy stories. The stories were called Skunks, The Taniwha, The Rubber Bands and Warmonger The Dragon.
Gordon hall had three rules to join in, to laugh and to listen. Gordon had three types of stories, such as the rubber band story
Witch was a circle story and the warmonger the dragon story
Witch was a story in a story story and a skunk story that was really
He also gave us helpful hints for writing.
Today Room 14 set up a science fair. Some Room 14 kids found out that Jazz music is a GET OUT OF BED kind of music. Pink Batts is best for sound proofing because it has more holes for the molecules to travel through. They had fair tests and lots of fun !
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Today we were lucky enough to have Andrew Willis came to teach how to make home-made instruments. We learnt how to make Drums, Guitars, and Recorders. Each class gets to have a session with Andrew and make a certain type of instruments. There were four kind of instruments each class is making, membrainophone, aerophone, chordophone, idiophone. This is the instrument we are making!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Snow day in Dunedin on Tuesday!