Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Rugby Skills

Today we got to learn some rugby skills when we worked with Chris. We learnt how to pass the ball to a partner and how to run and pass. At the end we had a game. When we got touched we had to pass the ball. We scored tries by the cones.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Flat Eric Visits

Last week we got a letter from the United States. Inside was Flat Eric and his dog Fosse. They are from Our Lady of Sorrows School in Texas. We are going to take care of them for a couple of weeks. They will have lots of adventures with the Room 4 children. Hannah took a photo of Flat Eric with Jasmin and Ellie.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

On Wednesday all the Junior Syndicate walked down to the domain for the Waimea Schools Junior Sports. There were five schools. We were put into 18 groups each with the name of a country and we did lots of different activities. Each group had 6 games to play. There were 18 activities all together. Our favourite activities were the parachute and the earth ball. We sang the National Anthem before we started. We had our morning tea in a plastic bag and all the group put their bags in one big container or bag. We were really tired after the morning of games and the walk back to school.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Yesterday we went to Farmers. We had to get a toy for Aaron because we didn't get one for his Birthday. We got a potato head toy. It can change into Darthvader. It has a Red Light Saber.I helped Aaron build it.

Okiwi Bay

In the weekend I went to Okiwi Bay. I went on the mudflats on my bike. On Sunday we went fishing and we caught four spotties and Dad's hat fell off. He could not see his hat.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

In the weekend I went to Braydens house and then we went to the school pool for a swim. I went under, when I fell off Braydens board.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Walk To School Wednesday

Most of the school walked to school this morning even though there was a big change in the weather. We soon got warm walking and the heavy rain stayed away until we were all at school. Remember we are all walking every Wednesday, Rain, Hail or Shine. Bring a coat and/or an umbrella if it is raining.

Hayleys Birthday

In the weekend I had my birthday and we had heaps of fun. We played at home and then we went to the beach for lunch, for lunch we had some popcorn and jellies with fruit in it. After lunch we went to the aquarium in Mapua. We saw some stingrays. We put our face right up to the window and watched the stingrays swim past. We picked up some small starfish but had to keep them in the water, because we didn't want them to die. Dad borrowed my uncles car so we could fit my friends in with us. We had a really fun day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Walk To School - We Won a breakfast!!!

Yes we have won a breakfast with someone famous for the whole school. We hope to have it before the end of term.
On Sunday I rode my bike around the house with my sister. My bike is blue. My sister's bike is purple.

Monday, March 12, 2007

I went down to the river. I tried to run across the water. I kept falling in. My Dad went in too. He jumped in at a deep spot. He can swim. It was cold but Tyrone stayed in longer. I was cold so I went up to the house and got dressed.
Yesterday I blew some bubbles. Then I went on my bike. I crashed into a pillar and I didn't cry. Then I went inside and I put an icepack on and it hurt a lot. I had a big bruise. It didn't bleed.

New Zealand Wetas

Our blog friends, Kinderkids in New Hampshire, read a book called One Cold Wet Night by Joy Cowley. It was about Wetas and Kinderkids had never heard of them so sent us some questions about them. We looked in books in the library and found some answers to the questions.
If you have anymore interesting facts about Wetas leave them in a comment.

What do they do? Devin
Wetas are just large brown grasshopper like insects that cannot fly. There are over 100 different kinds of weta in New Zealand. There are 5 groups - tree weta, giant weta, ground weta, tusked weta and cave weta. All weta are animals of the night. They hide during the day, some climb under rock piles, some dig their own burrows in the soil, some find holes in tree trunks, others just camp under bark or amongst the leaves.

What do they eat? Evan and Jared and Chantelle
They have very strong jaws - good for chewing. They eat mostly fresh leaves but also small insects.

Can they crawl up vents? Joshua

How do they move? Tyler
They have big back legs f0r jumping. Some species can jump as high as 1.5 metres.

Do they really have long antennae? Nicole and David
Yes, their antennae are very long. As their body is covered with a very strong shell (arm0ur) the antennae is the only way they can feel anything.

Can they climb trees? Devin
Yes they climb trees and shrubs.

What color are they? Mikayla
brown, black and orange.

Do they make any noise? Madeline
They make a noise like a fingernail running over the teeth of a comb. They do this by rubbing their back legs against their body.

How long are their legs? David
Weta's legs have 5-7 pairs of big spines on their legs. lengths are all different.

Have you seen any? Sarah
Yes we have seen them when gathering firewood and also on rocks.

How big can they get up to? Trevor
The giant wetas can weigh over 70 grams and be 25-65 mm long.

Do you like them?
Yes and No

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

On Saturday my friend came to sleep at my house and we had lots of fun. We played pillow fights and we played babies too. The friends names are Brinna and Mia. brinna and I slept up in the top bunk bed. We had breakfast when we got dressed. After that Brinna and I jumped on the trampoline.

Going To Richmond

I went into Richmond yesterday after school because I wanted to go with Mum. I got some clothes and I like the clothes. I g0t Mcdonalds for lunch. At McDonalds I got a toy. I like the toy.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Walk To School Tuesday

This morning we all walked to school behind Mathew playing the bagpipes. The radio station came to the hall.

Monday, March 05, 2007

BIrthday At The Beach

On Friday after school I went to the beach for my birthday party. Shania and Kate and Jasmin came to the beach with me. I went out in the deep end then came back to my Mum. Mum was going to take a photo. I swam down to Shania. Shania and I went down to the deep end. Shania kept on doing it. Dad told Daniel to go and get Shania and me. Shania built a sandcastle. After that Shania and I made a snow angel.

Fun At The Beach

In the weekend I went to Rabbit Island with Leanne and Mitchell and Ash and Zane came too. When we got there they were already there. Zane and I went into the water. We went into the deep part. Whenever a wave came behind us we would jump on to our boggie board. I was scared there might be a stingray in the water. After that we had some crackers and a drink of water.

Walk To School Week

This morning was the first day of Walk To School Week. All of the Room 4 children walked to school with their parents or walked from the hall with teachers. What a great way to start the week AND no kaos at the school gates.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

1000 Visits To Our Blog

We have now had 1000 visits to our blog, since October 5 2006. This is awesome. Please keep visiting and leaving comments. Spread the word to friends and families around the world.How quick can we reach 2000 visits?

Friday, March 02, 2007


On Thursday afternoon we made sock puppets. We stuck pieces of cardboard in to make mouths. Then we stuck bits and pieces on for eyes, hair, noses and ears. Thank you Julie and Rebecca for coming to help us. We are going to write about our puppets next week and make up some puppet shows.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

This morning I went down the firemans pole for the very first time and if I hadn't I would miss out all of the fun on going down the firemans pole. I went down the pole slide as well for the very first time. I am very proud of myself. I will go down lots of times today.
By Hannah