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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Crazy Day

Today was Crazy Day!   Everyone dressed up in their house colours in very creative ways.  And at lunchtime, lots of us gobbled up our burgers. Thanks Miss Simpson and Room 6 for organising this event.



Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Rainy Lunchtimes

Rainy days at school can be boring when we can't get to play outside with our mates. But Room 3 kids don't complain. We get our creative juices flowing.

These resourceful Room 3ers found a great use of Jenga blocks and place value blocks, and made a castle and a farm. 

Good on you, Room 3 kids. You cooperated with each other and worked as a team to create these. That's how we roll in Room 3.



Friday, 6 April 2018

Athletics Day

Today was the school athletics. We had lots of fun doing fun rotations first up, then after interval it was time for the sprint races.  There was a lot a yelling and cheering as we rapidly tore down the track.

(By the way, did you spot an interesting verbs and an  adverb in that last sentence?) We've been working on these in class!

Here are some photos of us...


Thursday, 29 March 2018

The Results ....

Wow! When we checked our plants today something pretty cool had happened!

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Science Experiment

Today we started a science experiment. Miss Jeynes had 5 white flowers. We put each into a glass of water and in 4 of the glasses, we added a small amount of food colouring. (Blue, red, green and yellow). We left one cup with NO colouring. This was our 'control' cup.

We placed each stem of each flower into a different cup - except with ONE flower, Miss Jeynes split it in half. One half of the stem went into the yellow dye, the other went into the green dye.

We wrote our hypothesis (predictions) of what we thought might happen.
eg: All the flowers in the food colouring will die except the one in just water.
      All the flowers will turn the same colour as the dye it was sitting in.
      The split-stemmed flower will have green and yellow petals.

Alannah asked a very good question. "If we mix green with yellow, what colour will it make?" We weren't too sure, so Miss Jeynes got some dark green paint and yellow paint. Alannah mixed the two colours together. Guess what? It turned LIGHT green. So a lot of people changed their predictions and wrote that the split-stemmed flower will end up with light green petals.


We can already see some interesting things happening to some of the flowers! Stay tuned to find out our results ...

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Swimming Sports and More

This week has been very busy! On Tuesday we had Senior Swimming Sports at Makino Pool. For most of Room 3, this was the first time doing swimming sports in the BIG pool.
Well done everyone for doing your best and braving the cold wind!


Yesterday we started practising for Athletics. We are learning to hold and throw a discus.

We've also had 3 way conferences before and after school. It's been great to meet all parents and for the children to be able to talk about their learning and next steps.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Girls Only Soccer

Today Rooms 2, 3 and 4 girls got together for a GIRLS ONLY soccer session on the field.
We learned how to 'juggle' the ball with our feet, hit the ball with our head and knees. We practised dribbling the ball to a buddy and then we got to play a game.

Some of us were a bit nervous about what we would have to do, but once we got into it - it was AWESOME!




Tuesday, 20 February 2018

New House Captains

This year we have TWO house captains for each house..
Here they are ...



(PS: GO TOTARA!)

Spider Day next Wednesday


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Kai Iwi Beach Trip

Last Friday we went to Kai Iwi  Beach. We had lots of fun exploring the beach, going on a scavenger hunt and learning about erosion and tides.

But the best part was getting to splash in the water!

Here are some photos of our day ...



Thursday, 8 February 2018

Buddy Class

Today we read stories with our buddy class (Room 8).
We had turns reading to our little buddies and they also read to us.
Some of us got to read to our younger brothers and sisters!

We are looking forward to doing fun things with our buddies this year - especially tomorrow, at Kai Iwi Beach!


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Learning New Maths Games

Today Room 3 children learnt how to play various Maths games.
We will play these some days during Maths time to reinforce basic facts.


Monday, 29 January 2018

First day of 2018

Today the new class of Room 3 began.
And what a scorcher it was today!
We really enjoyed our first swim of the year, then coming back after lunch to our beautiful air-conditioned classroom.

Here is our class of 2018 ...


Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Welcome back to Room 3!

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Hi everyone!  It's almost time for school. I hope you all had a great holiday.
See you Monday. Don't forget your togs, it's going to be a scorcher!
- Miss Jeynes