Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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The Olympics is about countries from all over the world that participate in different kinds of sports.

When the Evers-Swindell twins were having their final rowing match I got all excited. The Evers-Swindell twins have a special boat called a 2 sculled boat. Wee the Evers-Swindell twins were nearly at the finish and they had a photo finish with Germany.

When running was on I watched Nick willis get a bronze medal for running 1500 meters. Then I watched the mens 1000 meters. A Jamaican man called Usain Bolt broke a record. His record was 19.58 seconds.

Just last week I watched the shot put final for the women. Valerie Vili represented New Zealand for the women’s shot put. When she threw the shot put she got 22.10 metres and won gold.

Hayden Roulston is a cyclist. He used a special bike called a super bike. After his cycling match he got a silver medal in the velodrome.

I think new Zealand should be proud of their gold, silver and bronze medals.

Ala

Friday, September 26, 2008

Snails

The Hawks have been reading and writing about snails. Did you know that our native New Zealand snail is a carnivore and does't eat plants?
We have found out a lot about the snail's habitat, diet and enemies.

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What else do you know about snails?

Missing by A. A Milne

The Pukekos Literacy group liked this poem because it was about a mouse, and we have some pet mice in our classroom. Our teacher doesn't want our mice to escape and go missing though!

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Can you spot the little change we made to A. A Milne's poem to make it relevant to Glen Innes?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Precious Paua

Have you ever compared paua to a Pounamu necklace or rosy cheeks?

The Moreporks group have been thinking about what images come to mind when they read a poem. They have drawn and animated the images that came to mind when they read the poem 'Paua' for the first time.

The Ancient Olympics

The Pukekos Literacy group has been looking at how the Olympics first began.
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Could you answer their quiz questions at the end?

The Olympics

We loved wathcing the 2008 Olympics.
The Seagulls group have made a movie to share some of their favourite events and heroes.
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What did you enjoy most about the Olympics?