Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wordpower Stars

Ebony cant believe her eyes. So many All Stars have climbed the beanstalk today. Well done to all those people. our hundred leaf is so big the names almost cant fit. These people will now be apart of our hundred club where they will be learning to type as many words as they can in ten minutes. Look out for more about this soon!

Buddy class Party!

As we get near to saying goodbye to Rachel and Joel we had one last buddy class with them. We had a party with games, music and chocolate. Check out the fun we had.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Discovery Time again!

WALT: work with each other
All Stars- Can you write about how you helped or worked with some one in the classroom.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Our first DT time for the year!!!!

WALT: Take turns
SC: say please, wait and share

We had so much fun.
All Stars... can you add a comment about what you enjoyed the most and why?

Friday, March 18, 2011

George Rodrigue

We are learning about an artist for our art intensive day. Check out George Rodrigue painting one of his famous 'Blue Dog' paintings. Click on some of the other clips about George and find out more about him. "Why is blue dog blue?..."

Art for Arts Sake

Today we are having an art day. Keep an eye out for our creations coming soon to the blog. In the mean time have a go creating some collage art here or some 'Jackson Pollock' art or 'sketch it' in the sidebar.

Word Clouds about me!

WALT: talk about what is special about me.
Check out our word clouds we created on and

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patricks Day Buddy Class

The icing was really strong. When we put heaps of icing in it went gooey and slimy.
The icing was green because it was st patricks day and everything is green. We put food colouring in it. We also put sprinkles.
My buddy poured too much sprinkles on to his biscuit by accident and he had to share them with everyone.
My buddy had two bits of green sticky paper and wrote hi and bye on them. He put them on his tummy and his back.
My buddy said where are the scissor but they were right in front of her.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Cathedral for Christchurch

Our school created a huge chalk drawing of the Cathedral before the earthquake. This was day 6s event for our 7days for Christchurch fundraiser. We all really liked making the picture with our buddies. Keep an eye out for a movie showing how it was made.
Russell Street School is almost at the end of our 7 day Fundraiser for Christchurch. 'Bob and Job' in our class had us doing all sorts of jobs in the weekend for cash...
weeding the garden
washing the car
vacuming the whole house
cleaning the bathroom
getting my younger sister ready in the morning
Now we just have a huge chalk drawing left to go.
Check out this blog from a class in Christchurch to see how they are getting on down there. Room 4 at St Albans School

Buddy Class on the last Swimming Day

We had a fun water fight with our Buddies on Friday afternoon.
Can you write a comment about how it felt to run through the flying wet sponges?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Black and Red Day!!!!

Today we wore black and red and brought along a coin to contribute to the coin trail to support Christchurch. Its day 2 of our fundraising for the Christchurch people affected by the earthquake.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

We are heading to the Lido on Tuesday for RSS Swimming Sports. Please make sure you have your togs underneath your clothes when you come to school with a change of warm clothes and shoes for after your turn in the pool. You will need lots of lunch and a drink bottle with water. We will be showing our learning in the pool from 9.45am onwards with the Staff/ Parents vs student relay race at 10.30am. You are most welcome to come down and join in the fun.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Nearly half the class are stars at jumping up the beanstalk in wordpower this week. Well done...Georgia T, Hannah, Bella, Katelyn, T'gen, Zac, Fraser, Morgan, Jacob, Cam, Joseph and Maia S. Also well done to Maraki for always being the best he can be at the class code.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

We are learning to: solve a problem we have with others
We know we must say "Stop it I don't like" it first, if they don't stop we find a peer mediator, then see a teacher if we need more help.
We made a play in groups to show these steps.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Our first Board Report for the year

Ebony asked us what we are getting better at and how we know. Here are some of our ideas...

I have gotten better at writing because I add more detail than what I usually do. by Ben
I am getting better at writing since I am writing on the line and making my tall letters tall and short letters short. By Hannah
I am a good ant in the game Dead Ant because I help other ants and I try to be the last ant alive. By Liam
I have been learning to get better at picking objects up in the pool. I practice a lot when I swim at school. By Milania
We have been doing graphs in Maths. I am getting better at making them because I check the success criteria. By Cam
I am getting better at my handwriting because the more times we do it the better we get. By Georgia O.
I am getting better at doing art because I have followed the instructions and use the tip of the paint brush. Then it stays inside the lines. By Maia S.