Monday, February 28, 2011


Our focus for art this term is pastel. We learnt how to blend pastels from dark to light and to leave jagged edges to help us blend. Below are the pictures we did using blending.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Managing Impulsivity

One of the Habits of Mind we have been working on so far this year is managing out impulsivity. Have a look at the pictures below that show us doing this by: working quietly, being on task, keeping our hands and feet to ourselves, sitting nicely on the mat, listening to me when I am talking.

Our earthquake stories

In class we have been doing lots of talking about the earthquake in Christchurh. Here are some of the stories we have written.

On Tuesday there was a big earthquake in Christchurch. It was the biggest one I have ever seen!!! I was sooooooo scared because I have never seen an earthquake. I felt sad for those people because some of them were crushed by buildings and rocks. People that were there, some of them are trapped in buildings waiting to be rescued. It is a disaster!
By Hayleigh

In Christchurch there are lots of sad people because there was an earthquake. They don't have water so they have to go to the toilet in a bucket. Some people are missing. There was a fire. Some people have been rescued.
By Niomi

Last night I watched the news. There was an earthquake in Christchurch. It was a 6.3 magnitude. I don't know about the aftershocks. It was sad. Half of the Cathedral is gone.
By Reef

On Tuesday there was an earthquake in Christchurch. The house's collapsed. The people got off the building but there were lots of people that were trapped. The people are sad that they are missing their loved ones. In the news I saw a car smashed and the person was trapped inside his car. The people ripped off the top and when they got him out he was dead. I saw this lady that had blood all over her face.
By Varshna

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Miss Nation's top 10

People in Miss Nation's top 10 are people who always:
listen when others are talking
respect others
use their manners
manage their impulsivity
keep the class and school tidy
are organised
Here is a photo of my top 10 - minus 1 becauses there photo isn't allowed on the blog. Other people can join but only when they have had a meeting with Ms O'Connor to explain why they are ready to be a member.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hawiniwini's cousin

Today I bought Hawiniwini's cousin. His name is Wiriwiri. He has not been here before. He does not like people from other classes. His head can pop in. Hawiniwini and Wiriwiri are best friends

By Ahmir

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Room 2 ingenious penguins handshake

Once we decided on our class name we had to come up with a handshake. The came up with lots of great ideas but finally chose Niomi and Jaida's one. Check it out below.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nouns and Verbs

We are learning what nouns and verbs are to help use with writing correct sentences. Here is a website that I found with a game I thought might help you practice remembering what they are. Type the web address below and have a go.