Friday, February 22, 2013

Swan Plant

We have a Swan Plant in our classroom and we now have some beautiful cacoons on it.
We are waiting to see how long it takes for them to produce a butterfly. How long do you think it will be?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

McKee Domain

Today Room's 3 and 4 took a trip on the bus out to McKee Domain in Ruby Bay. The weather was great and the sea life was awesome. We played some games, played on the playground, and spent time on the beach looking in the rock pools. We had some fantastic parent helpers and some grandparents too! It was a fun time of discovering and there was lots to talk about.
Thank-you to Richard and to all of our helpers that came with us. A trip like this is not possible without your help.
The children in these photos spent most of the time with their heads down. They were very engrossed in what they were doing.

Read the stories we wrote about our day:

I got a little crab at the rock pools.

I am at the rocky shore. Mum came with me. 

I am at the rock pools. 

The crabs bit my finger.

I went to the rocky shore. I collected some crabs and a shrimp. Grandad came with me. 

I found a crab. 

I went to the rocky shore.

Me and Ava went to find some crabs. 

I found crabs.

I went to the rocky shore. I saw little crabs.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Take a look at our letter " j 's"

We have been writing the letter " j " today.
 Jasleigh and Jimmy's names start with this sound!

Rebecca Found Some Cicada Shells

Rebecca brought along some Cicada shells today. 
Did you know....Cicadas live underground as nymphs for most of their lives. The nymphs feed on root juice and have strong front legs for digging.
In the final nymph stage they dig an exit tunnel and come out above the ground. They then molt (shed their skins) on a nearby plant and emerge as adult cicadas. The abandoned exoskeleton (skins) are what we see on the trunks of trees in our gardens.
There is a great video showing a cicada shedding it's skin on this web page.

Koru the Kiwi Visits Hope School

Brenda from Swim Safe came out to visit us at Hope School this week she brought her friend Koru the Kiwi with her. Koru gave us a certificate for participating in the Swim Safe Programme. Koru had some pretty groovy dance moves!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Time in the School Pool

"Room 3 children love swimming time!  Sometimes it is very hard to get them out of the pool, but they are learning to follow instructions and get out when asked and get dressed as quickly as they can, ready for the rest of the afternoon."

                                                    "Dylan and Rebecca are having fun together."

Friday, February 8, 2013

Class of 2013

     So here we are at the beginning of a new school year. Take a look at our class of 2013.