Team 2 - Term 4 2017

Christmas HouseChristmas House
Christmas is coming so in Room 6 we have a Christmas house. There are 12 doors and if Nathalie chooses you because you have been best behaved you get to open a door. The possibilities are to get a chocolate Santa, marshmallow or candy cane, or two of one thing. There is also a mega prize: it is a giant marshmallow. At the end of each day Nathalie refills the doors. Thanks so much, Nathalie!


Christmas WreathsChristmas Wreaths
Room 7 made Christmas wreaths. How we made them is that we got to choose some colours out of white, green and red. We folded them and made 12 of them. Then we slipped the folded pieces of paper into a wreath shape. Next we attached some ribbon to the wreath and hung them across the classroom. They look really pretty and stand out in the class.


Room 8 is doing their portfolio work: writing, reading, maths, art, handwriting and cover page. For our writing we choose our favourite piece of writing that we have done this year. What is a cover page? It is a piece of paper and you draw stuff that you like. For reading we do questions. For maths we did a word problem and a measurement sheet. For handwriting we are doing our best handwriting sample and for art we did our calendar art.

Stained Glass WindowsStained Glass Windows
During late November and early December Room 7 made stained glass windows. We drew a draft copy in our sketch pads of a Christmas related item. Then we drew a border and the design on black paper for the good copy. Next we cut out the gaps and glued a sheet of white tissue paper onto the back of the black paper. Then we dyed the tissue paper with coloured dyes. Once it had dried we put them on the windows.


Santa LettersSanta Letters
Who’s getting excited for Christmas? Because Room 6 is! We are writing Santa letters though these are not the ones we will give to Santa. We wrote four different paragraphs: the 1st one was introducing ourselves, the 2nd paragraph was telling the good things we have done (we were allowed to make them seem good but they’re actually not). The 3rd paragraph admitting to a bad thing we have done and the 4th paragraph was asking what we want for Christmas. Lots of the letters are full of comedy. Hope everyone gets something for Christmas other than coal!


Egg Sitting ChallengeEgg Sitting Challenge
In most of the teams our topic is Keeping Ourselves Safe and for that we need to learn how to keep others safe, so we are babysitting eggs for about a week.  First we made an egg bed, then the next day we got our eggs. We named them and we got to draw faces.  You have to be with it at all times including lunch and morning tea. If you are leaving school early or something like that you can ask a friend to babysit. If your egg cracks (like some have) you won’t get a new one because if your real baby happened to die you wouldn’t get a new one straight after. Are you up for the challenge?


Ice Cream DayIce Cream Day
On Wednesday 15 November the whole school had ice cream day. These were the flavours that we had: salted caramel, chocolate and goody goody gum drops.  They were yummy!


Advent CalendarsAdvent Calendars
Earlier this term Room 7 made some advent calendars. First we wrote down 24 things we will do for family and friends in our writing books. Next we got 3 bits of white paper and rewrote the sentences and cut them with the cutter. Then we folded and made pockets for our calendars. The next step was to fold up the pieces of paper and slot them into the pockets.  Then we glued them onto big bits of black paper with holly around the edges and put treats in the pockets.

Teacher's PetTeacher's Pet
In Room 6 we did teacher's pet writing: not the type of animal pet, the type of child that's the teacher's favourite.  First we had to choose who we think would be a great teacher's pet. You could choose yourself or another child. We did a plan then a good copy then published it by hand or typed it up on a Chromebook, added a picture and we were finished.  Who do you think should be the teacher's pet?


Class MagazineClass Magazine
All this term we are working on our Room 7 magazine. Every pupil has created an article and a personal story. Angela will give one person an original coloured copy, but each child will still get a black and white copy of the magazine. We were allowed to make a cover for the magazine - we got a few weeks to design our cover and we had a vote to choose our winner!

ASB SportsASB Sports
Team 2 are going to the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie every Thursday afternoon. These are the activities that we are doing: gymnastics, handball and turbo touch (aka touch rugby).  It's lots of fun.

In Room 6 we made shields called coat of arms. Most families have them.  What we did was we put our shields into 4 sections and drew a picture and word of something we are, we have, we like and we can do.  Then at the bottom we wrote our motto or name and coloured them in.

A diorama is a scene in a box. It is also 3D.  In Room 8 we made dioramas and we could choose a beach scene, an underwater scene or a forest scene for our diorama.  We did our plan in our sketchbooks.  You could use paper or paint for the inside of the diorama.


Swedish Pen PalsSwedish Pen Pals
Earlier this year we got sent a package from a Swedish school called Nyhamnsskolan. Inside the parcel there was a sheep toy called Archie and a letter from the class teacher called Peggy. They wanted us to send the toy sheep somewhere in the world (of our choice). We sent him to Canada. Then we chose a class member each and wrote to them asking questions and telling them about us. Now we are ready to write back to them with more information. They are in grade two. We loved having Archie in our class. He was very fluffy and cute. He was a white lamb/sheep.

Athletics DayAthletics Day
Northland School recently had Athletics Day at Benburn Park. The events were sprints, high jump, vortex, quoits and long jump.  The top 3 of each event get into Western Zones and in the relay the top 5 get in. Year 3 and up do athletics and then Year 1 and 2 joined us at 11.30 to do other events like sack races and bean bag toss. It's not about getting into Western Zones though, it's about having fun!
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