Friday, April 15, 2011

Breakthrough Time

Today was our last Friday of Term 1, and just like every Friday, we had Breakthrough time.  Every kid is involved in a different project that they want to learn more about.  Some learners are working on building a robot using the picture instructions, others are finding out all about the moon, while still more are writing and recording a song about our school.  Here are some photos to show you the highlights of our day, which finished with a free Subway lunch!  Have a happy holiday, see you next term!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stepping Out: Hazards


Today Constable Julie came to talk to us all about keeping ourselves safe on the road and in cars.  We learned all about the hazards in our community!  We went for a walk and there was lots to see...  Take a look at our photos taken by Muatau, Lawson, Amy, Noeramiah, Miduran and Zeb and see if you can spot the hazards too!
Fun fact:  Did you know that unless you are over 148cm tall or over 10 years old, you should be in a booster seat in the car?  Our teachers learned that today!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Miduran's Haiku for Japan

I wrote this haiku to the people in Japan because I was sorry for what had happened to them.  I took this photo of me helping Roquia get something down from a tote tray because I would like to help the Japanese people as well.
Are you all alright?
we are thinking about you
do you need some help?

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Sarah's Haiku for Japan

I wrote a haiku to share with you how I feel about what happened in Japan.  Then I drew a picture using Paint.  My picture shows you that it won't always be sad because things will get better.
happy times will come
we hope you will get better
I feel so sorry

Monday, April 04, 2011

William and Ashton's Haiku for Japan

In Japan there was an earthquake and a tsunami wave. It broke a lot of buildings and houses.  It hurt some of the people there.  We wrote a haiku together about it to tell the people in Japan that we are thinking about them.
we were so sorry
to hear about the earthquake
thinking about you

Muatau's Haiku for Japan

This is my haiku for Japan.  I wanted to tell them how we sorry we are about what has happened to them.
Do you need some help?
we can build you some houses
we hope you have food

Haiku for Japan

Last week, we wrote some special haiku.  We heard about the tsunami and earthquake in Japan and we thought that since haiku poems came from Japan, we should write some to them to tell them how we felt.  Miss Rennie has a teacher friend in Japan.  She is going to contact him so that he can get the students in his class to practice English by reading them.  Each day this week we will publish some of our haiku poems.  Here is Ethan to share his:
hope you are okay
sorry that there is sadness
you will be alright

Friday, April 01, 2011

Stonefields School Haiku


Recently we have been looking at poetry in our writing time.  We have learned all about haiku poems and have collaborated to write some fantastic haiku about places around our school.  We took pictures to go with the place we wrote about and have put them all together as a book.  The book has gone into the school time capsule which we have buried in the center garden in the playground as part of the official opening day of Stonefields School.  In the future it will be dug up.  We wonder what those children will think of how the school looked at it's beginning?
All photos taken by the learners who wrote the accompanying haiku.  Enjoy the music - the Stonefields Vision song instrumental!