We are a happy, fun group of 6 -7 year olds.We are Year 2's, learning heaps everyday and helping each other. We are lucky as we have two teachers Mrs Greenham and Mrs Kelly because they teach Reading Recovery as well.We are in Room One at Glenbrae School in Auckland, New Zealand.
We have made some great bracelets at beading club. Nunia is really good and she sometimes helps us with our threading. Salote made a great one but she had to start again when all her beads fell off the other end. Thanks Nunia
Today we talked some more in class about simple mechanisms and we used all the boxes of L
ego to make a simple machine with simple mechanisms. Some of us had to use the screw-driver to screw in wheels and parts we needed. Some of us put pulleys on our machines. Here is Francesca and she has a pulley attached to the top of her tower.
Others used ramps and levers and axles. We are going to describe what we did It was lots of fun and we concentrated really hard.
Yesterday at school we were so lucky because the Duffy Show came to see us It was a really funny show and the three actors made us laugh and laugh.
Here are some pictures from the Duffy show. Duffy was telling us how important it is to read and to be able to read and how we are lucky if can speak another language.
At the end of the show some of the children got awards for excellent work in reading and writing. They got really great books to read as a prize
The teacher from Motat showed us the special work room. There were lots of displays and we could listen to her and use the equipment and simple mechanism and small machines in the room. We worked groups and put together our own machine.
At Motat I saw the aeroplanes, It was fun. We had morning tea and went to the activity room with the teachers and parents. Then we went to look at the tanks and the pump station before we had lunch. Later we went back to school
Looking at the machines that drive the pump station. Looking for wheels, pullies, axles and levers
An older aeroplane
Yesterday we went to Motat to look at all the olden day stuff. We went to the aeroplanes and we looked at all the aeroplanes.
We are all going to a club on Wednesday afternoons. We go fortnightly because there is so much school work for us to do and so many other activities. We had to chose which club we wanted to be in and the teachers and teacher aides all take the clubs. Our clubs are drums, Kapa haka, cooking, collage, painting, gardening, clay modelling ,Bollywood Dancing, Polynesian Dancing and beadwork.
Mrs Greenham takes Beadwork. Here you can see us all working on selecting our beads and putting our beads into a pattern.
Mrs Greenham showed us all the different types of beads and we had to chose which one we liked to make a bracelet. We were threading them on stretchy nylon and had to put a piece of plaster tape on the end so that they wouldn't fall off.
We all worked so so hard and had to concentrate hard too. It wasn't as easy as it looks but we had lots of fun and enjoyed it.