Thursday, 28 November 2013

Term 4 is going by so fast!


Wow isn't the term just zooming by! We are still working hard in class and have been practicing for our cultural performance in week 8.

This week we got to go swimming!! It was a nice sunny day and we got the chance to splash around in the pool. Here are some photos:



For our writing this week Miss T helped us create magic experiments! These were amazing!
We watched a volcano disappear and create a dinosaur, we saw a christmas tree grow pompoms, we watched a volcano explode and we grew sea monkeys!!


We look forward to seeing everyone at our Cultural Performance on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th of December.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Rocket to Space in R3


The Wise Owls have finished building our Rocket! Have a look at the finished product! :) We are so proud



Saturday, 23 November 2013

Week 6 Exciting Events!



We have been doing some exciting things this week! We have been doing class relays each day and then writing about what happened. We had relay races, races with balloons and running races around the field.

Relay races!



Running around the field



We have still been learning about space. This week The Smart Owls were making planets, The Wise Owls were making rockets and The Clever Owls were making Stars. Week 7 & 8 are our final weeks of learning about space. 

The Wise Owls making rockets.


The Smart Owls making and painting the Solar System.

The Wise Owls made a giant rocket. Here we are painting it.

The Clever Owls finished solar system and space display.

What the Clever Owls were working on this week - stars.

Remember that swimming starts monday Week 8 so bring your togs and towel! Make sure they are named. 


Friday, 8 November 2013

What have we been up to in Week 4?


Wow the term is flowing by real fast!

Next week we are going on a trip to the Auckland Museum so make sure you have all brought back your permission slip form to be able to go. The Awesome Owl teachers are looking forward to going.

For writing this week, we were looking at the new playground being built. We made a few visits to see the progress and took lots of pictures. We even got to draw our own playground with what we wish the school could build. Lastly, we got to make our own diggers, trucks and cranes that could help the playground being built. Have a look at our learning story!


Discovery time was also a blast! We are still working on space and using our Habits of Mind to help us discover these. Here are some pictures from today:

We were making stars for our mobile.

Room 1 was painting the planets for their solar system.

Look at our star mobiles.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

What have we been up to this week??


The Awesome Owls have had a fantastic week!

Some children have made a great start to Term 4 and have already moved up in reading levels. Well done!

For our writing experiences, we were learning how to take care and look after the nature around us at school. On Tuesday we went to the worm farm and talked about what happens in the worm farm and what we can feed it. On Wednesday we planted some strawberries, lettuce and tomatoes in the school garden. It is important that the plants get water and sunshine to help them grow. On Thursday we went to visit the school pigs - Hettie and Percy. We were all able to have a pat and a cuddle, and run around the pen with them!



For discovery, we have begun looking at Space!!!

Room 1 is looking at Planets.
Room 3 is looking at Stars and the galaxy.
Room 4 is looking at Rockets.

We were able to link this learning with our Habits of Mind! Some of the habits we used today were: New Ideas, Listening, Past knowledge and Working with Others.

Here are some pictures from today:



These are Room 4's Rockets.

They will continue to make them in discovery time in week 4!





Sunday, 27 October 2013

What's been going on in the Awesome Owls Week 2?


This week in The Awesome Owls we have had some great fun! Our writing experiences are still lots of fun and all the children get involved! Our focus was on friendly races this week.

On Monday we made paper planes and had a competition to see who could fly their plane further.
On Tuesday we had races between the lines to see who could pass the water balloon the fastest. Then we got to play over and under with the balloon.
On Wednesday we made paper boats for the race on Thursday.
On Thursday we took our boats to the pool and tried to see which boat would make it across the pool first. Charis's boat won! Yay!

Have a look at some of the pictures below :)




Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Welcome back to Term 4!



Welcome  back to Term 4!

Hope everyone has had a great and restful holiday, ready to jump straight back into it for the last term of the school year.

The Awesome Owls have started back with an exciting writing experience. Have a look at the pictures :)


Saturday, 14 September 2013

Book Week

The Awesome Owls had great fun being apart of Book Week this week! Some of the things we completed and took part in were:
  • Book night! 
  • Making a life-sized Peter Pan, Pocahantas and Princess for assembly
  • Rewriting our own fairytale story
  • Making bookmarks
  • Acting out stories
  • Making Tinkerbell wings, Pocahantas headbands and Princess crowns
  • Dressing up as a book character on Friday
  • Some of the writing experiences we had was: Jack and The Beanstalk - planting our own bean stalks; Cinderella - making our own wands; Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs - tasting different foods; Three Little Pigs - making a house out of lego, sticks and cards.
  • Other Stories we read were Peter Pan, Pocahantas and Princess and The Pea.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Science Experiments


We have been learning about different Science Experiments in The Awesome Owls. Here are some of what we have been doing!


Monday, 26 August 2013

Mortimer


The Clever Owls read the book Mortimer by Robert Munsch. They loved it so much they decided to act it out. Enjoy their performance.
The Awesome Owls had a great time at the Black Light Disco last Friday. 
Thanks to all who came out to support the Innovative Aviators.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Bubbles


For writing we are trying lots of different experiences to get the students excited! This week we got to make bubble blowers and blow bubbles. We talked about what bubbles looked like and how we made them. It was great fun! Have a look :)






Saturday, 10 August 2013

Special Helpers Week Two


These are the Special Helpers in The Awesome Owls for Week Two! 


Saturday, 3 August 2013

Special Helpers Week One


Here are our Special Helpers for Week one in The Awesome Owls! 





Thursday, 13 June 2013

Some The Owls playing teachers




A few of The Awesome Owls were playing teachers this afternoon. They were sitting at the table drawing numbers on paper, and asking students to come over and tell them the number! 
Was very cute :)



video

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Sasa Dance


We are learning about Samoa.
Here is a video of the Sasa Dance we have been practicing. We are using so many Habits of Mind; Persistance, Listening, New Ideas and Make it Right. We definitely are Awesome Owls!


Monday, 13 May 2013

Rhythm Interactive




The Awesome Owls got to go to Rhythm Interactive on Thursday. Here is a small video of us playing our drums and learning to use our eyes and ears to copy the patterns and rhythms. 




video

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Awesome Owls Assembly

A look back at when the Awesome Owls hosted the Friday school assembly in Term 1.
We're looking forward to having more fun in Term 2!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Habits of Mind Performance


The Awesome Owls learned about the Habit of Mind Innovating and Creating. 
We made a music video to go along with what we are learning.



Wednesday, 20 March 2013

One windy day...


The Fish of Maui

The Awesome Owls started off their journey of the Pacific in New Zealand.  We have been finding out about the Fish of Maui (click the link above to see the video we watched).  We made our own fishing games and caught our own fish.

Come and have a look at the maps that we drew of New Zealand and our home.

Beach Trip

Unfortunately our beach trip was postponed on Tuesday because of the weather, although we have rescheduled it for Tuesday 26 March.  Hopefully the weather is better by then!

You will need to remember your water, sun hat, togs, towel, change of clothes and plenty of food for the day!

We look forward to having a great day at the beach!  :0)

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Can you help us?

This year we are looking at the different countries and cultures that make up the Pacific.  We are hoping to draw on any knowledge, experience, photos or skills that you can offer.  

Please let us know if you could help with any of the following from a Pacific country:

* cooking
* dance
* music
* art

Thank you!  :0)

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Our trip to the sand pit!


Our first week

We have all had a great first week in the Awesome Owls!  Come and have a look at the learning stories in our windows to see the great things we have been doing!