Saturday, October 8, 2011

Holidays challenge

OK Room 4 - this challenge is for you.
Post a comment here to tell us all about something you have been doing during your holidays.
Let's see how many comments we can have before the beginning of Term 4.

Print Making

Our Art focus for Term 3 has been on Print Making.  We have had several sessions on creating indented polystyrene prints.  Before we began we planned our designs - firstly creating a 'kiwiana' design to celebrate NZ's culture and heritage as part of our focus on the Rugby World Cup being held in N.Z.
Our second attempt at this form of printmaking involved creating a 'nature' design.

Enjoying spending time in the Art Room - Step 1: create a design

 Step 2: transfer design to polystyrene block

 Step 3: roll ink until it is not sticky sounding

Step 4: roll ink onto your printing block
Step 5: turn your inked block upside down onto your paper and roll firmly on the back to transfer the ink onto your paper  (Great to see Sam putting alot of effort into it!!!!)
 What a busy group of students!

Students enjoyed the opportunity to create multi-coloured and multi-layered prints in subsequent sessions.  The results are simply stunning!  The photos simply do not do them justice.  Enjoy viewing.


Wall display of Room 4's creative works in the foyer outside Room 6 

Emma's birthday

 Today Emma's mum arrived over with a birthday cake to celebrate her 9th birthday which is tomorrow, the first day of the holidays.  We all got a piece of the yummy cake which was decorated beautifully.  Happy Birthday Emma!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Last day of Term 3 - Rugby World Cup

 On our last day of Term 3 we all came dressed up as something to do with the Rugby World Cup.  There were players, coaches, supporters - you name it.  Plenty of All Blacks arrived in Room 4 for the day.  The first two in the door were both Dan Carter!

Go the All Blacks and Ireland!!!!

 Samantha representing her chosen country for the RWC tournament - Italy

 We got to spend the afternoon with the other Year 0-6 students mixed into teams for some fun rugby challenges and then a game of touch rugby, all organised by the Year 7-8 students.  What a great way to end the term!

Farewell Fraser

Today we sadly farewell another friend in the Room 4 team - Fraser is off to join the students at Alexandra Primary.  We will all miss his cheeky smile and sense of humour.  Make sure you come back and visit us when you are back in Lawrence Fraser, and write us some comments about what you have been doing on the class blog.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

School speech competition - Thursday 6th October

Congratulations to the six Room 4 students who were selected to take part in the school speech competition today. Our entries were:

Year 3
Mac Dennison - We should have laptops at LAS
Alex Crawford - We should have a uniform at LAS
Rylee May - We should have laptops at LAS


Year 4
Jaxon Benington - If I could be any sports player I would be..... Dan Carter
Chaleece Kenealy - We should have a uniform at LAS
Jessica Jopp - We should have laptops at LAS

Speech judge, Mr Auld, congratulates Jaxon on his win in the Y3-Y6 speech competition
Mr Auld with the winning speech makers,
Sam Casse and Jaxon Benington

You really did us proud today. Congratulations and well done!

A HUGE special thumbs up to Jaxon Benington who won the Y3-Y6 section of the speech competition. Also congratulations to Alex and Mac who came third equal with Brittany from R7.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Persuasive Writing

We have been working hard this term on learning to write to persuade our audience to agree with our point of view. Here are two opposing points of view regarding scooters at school. Who do you agree with and why?

Scooters should be allowed at LAS forever!
First, scooters are good for exercise. Instead of running you could scooter for exercise and then you get good and then you can show off your good skills.
Secondly, working is boring and we could play on the playground but it is getting old and boring. Do you know I've been playing on that playground for 5 years and I only got my scooter this year?
Another reason is it is good fresh air. If you don't get fresh air you might just stay in on the computer and be a nerd and then it will waste all of your power so you can't even look up stuff for homework. So that is why you could get fit.
So please don't ban scooters from LAS.

Josh Leebody

Scooters are dangerous so please be with me and ban them.

People will get hurt because they will run into each other. There are too many scooters and little kids will get hurt.

People will be able to play rugby other than scooters. Rugby is a fun sport. You run, you catch, you throw, you kick and get fit.

Kids do not let people on their scooters so if you didn't have one you would be lonely.

So ban scooters!

Fraser Hart

How about this piece written by Elliot after being told that the Board of Trustees were considering banning all school camps......

Are you crazy to consider taking our camps away? Camps should stay.

If kids and parents go to camps together they can have fun. All the kids parents don't come to school with us so at camps they can have fun together and spend some time together. On Room 4's camp Mum and I got to climb up Baldwin Street together.

All the kids work hard so they should get a treat once in a while. Camps provide ways of having fun like hydrosliding and going to the Chinese gardens, like Room 4's camp.

Even when we're having fun, Room 4 still carries on their work. When we went on camp we went to the Otago Museum. We carried on learning about chinese mining.

Do not ban camps if you want kids to come to LAS. So keep camps and school trips!

Elliot Forbes

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Shining Star - Elliot

Congratulations Elliot!!! We were so proud of you at assembly when you won the Shining Star!
Elliot was awarded the Shining Star trophy in recognition of his fantastic progress in reading this term. He has worked really hard both at school and at home and he has made incredible progress!! We are so pleased with your achievements Elliot - well done!!!