Team 3 - Term 3 2018

Author VisitAuthor Visit
On Monday 6th August, Brian Falkner visited Team 3. He shared books he has written. He can say hello in every single language. He gave us a challenge to try and name a language that he can’t say hello in. None of us could. Brian also showed us some of the books he has written.
 

Swimming SportsSwimming Sports
As a whole school we went down to Karori Pool to do Swimming Sports. There were normally 2 - 3 heats and one final, sometimes it went straight to the finals. The top four for freestyle got into the relay. For everything else, it was everyone in the top 2 who got in to go to Western Zones. In freestyle, you had to hit your hand on the wall for you to properly finish. On backstroke, you had to stay on your back until your hand hit the wall. In breaststroke, you had to hit the wall with both hands and that is the same with butterfly. On the 18th August is when the people who were selected go and do Western Zones.


 

Production PracticeProduction Practice
In Team 3 we have been practising our productions. Room 10 are doing the Wahine disaster, Room 9 are doing women's suffrage and finally Room 11 are doing World War 1. In each of these practices we have to practise singing our production songs and doing the production dance moves. Many of us from Team 3 are very excited for some of our first (second third fourth...) productions. And each child will have successfully provided a costume which I’m sure will look amazing and dazzling!


 

Novel StudiesNovel Studies
In Team 3 we are doing novel studies. Novel studies are when people are sorted into groups and you have to read chapter books. In Room 11 the books are: "There’s a boy in the girls' bathroom" by Louis Sachar, "Holes" by Louis Sachar, "Charlotte’s web" by E.B.White and "A boy called Hope" by Lara Williamson. We also need to answer questions about the particular segment of the book we just read.
 

String ArtString Art
In Team 3 we have been doing string art. How we did it was quite easy, you had to: get some coloured ink and then colour that string with the colour you've picked (using a paint brush is best), make sure you have enough ink on the string but not too much, then put the string in any position you want it. Once you’ve done that close the book and press, not too hard and not too soft, then pull the string out slowly. You can wriggle it around too while pulling it out if you want to. Once you’ve done you can open the book and ta da!!! There's your wonderful masterpiece. It should be so beautiful. Here you can see an example of Team 3’s art.
 

 

The Magic Box WritingThe Magic Box Writing
With Eileen, we have been doing writing named ‘The Magic Box’. You firstly read the poem and wrote down all the ideas that you could come up with. You would choose what you would put in the box, choose what the box is made out of, and what you would do inside the box. You would have to write down words to use instead of using the word ‘put’. Once you had done all our planning and writing down your ideas, you could start writing and you had to make it really descriptive. It didn’t have to rhyme and the minimum was 5 verses. You could choose to do the magic box, jar or book. Once you were finished you would show Eileen.


 
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