Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Kowhai Reading Group

Kowhai Reading Group has been learning to find facts or answers in the text that they are reading. They read the non-fiction text The Chocolate Tree. They learnt a lot about chocolate! Here they are sharing a fact that they have learnt.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Shaan reading

Here is Shaan reading The Bear and the Bees. Shaan reads smoothly with expression. If he loses his place he goes back to the sentence and reads it again. This is a good strategy! It was really challenging to read the story in the classroom, with all the noise and distraction. Shaan has worked really hard to remain focused. Keep it up Shaan.

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Friday, 24 June 2011

Pickles and the Very Large Fly!

Here is Wyatt reading chapter 1 of Pickles and the Very Large Fly. Wyatt fixes his mistakes, re-reads the sentence if he is unsure and is beginning to use expression. Keep it up Wyatt!

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My Snake

Here is Maya reading our poem this week. Great reading Maya!

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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Why do we have seasons?

Room 2 has been learning about how the Sun affects heat on Earth and how the Sun creates seasons. We learnt that Earth is on a tilt and this is what creates Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

We watched this video which helped us understand how the seasons occur.

Then we used playdough, a ball and a pencil to make our own videos explaining the reason for seasons!

Here are three groups explaining what they have learnt: Ethan, George and Stella, Livana, Joel and Andre, and Shaan and Zac.

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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Daily News: Detective Report

Today in Room 2 we found a pink letter. It's a mystery that we are trying to solve! The first letter said Dear Room 2, Come to the forest a mystery will be revealed. We went to the forest! We found another pink note. This letter said Dear Room 2 At night time we will come. The letter was ripped at the bottom and we couldn't tell who it was from. We are trying to find out who wrote the letter and why they wrote to us.

Can anyone help us with solving this mystery?! Stay tuned to Room 2!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Skunk Smell

Here are Shaan and Holly reading our poem of the week.

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Our Interesting Opening Sentences

This week Room 2 was learning to write interesting opening sentences for their recounts. Interesting sentences will hook the reader in to your story and make them keep reading! Room 2 used questions, sound words (onomatopoeia) or speech in their opening sentences.

Have you watched puss in boots? Well I have.By Tes

Scrub, scrub,scrub. Clean, clean, clean. Wipe, wipe, wipe. Have you ever been a clean up person?
By briarn

When i got home from school I saw some eggs.
By Riley W

Have you ever watched What Now?
I have!By Maya

On Friday it was Grandparents Day. Nana and Poppa came.
By Jack

Have you ever watched What Now? I have
by Nicholas

Have you ever heard of methane on Uranus? I have. by Holly

Have you ever been to long bay?
Well I have. By Lola

On Monday I went to watch my uncle play hockey.By Shaan

Have you played Getting up? No you absolutely haven’t. by andre

Splash, splash, splash. The line was hooked into a beast!
By Wyatt

Yesterday my cousin Harlen came to my house.
By Ethan

On the three day weekend I made treasure.
By Livana

“Please Mum I just want to play Rugby League”
By Joel

On Friday me and my friends went to Priates of the Caribbean. By Riley H

Do you know how to knit? Well I do.
By Petra

Friday, 3 June 2011

Fractions Frenzy!

It has been Fraction Frenzy in Room 2 the past two weeks. We have been learning to recognise basic fractions, find fractions of shapes and also to find fractions of numbers or sets. Here are Lola, Petra and Livana sharing their learning about Fractions

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The Eagle Poem

Here is Josh reading our poem this week. He did a great job of reading smoothly. Awesome reading Josh.

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Here is Petra reading our poem as well. She used great expression as she read. Well done Petra!

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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Some more reading

Here is Joel reading the story Too Big and Heavy. His reading group has been learning to correct their mistakes as they read. Joel is also beginning to read more smoothly and use expression.

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