Thursday, September 29, 2011

A True Poem

A True Poem (it is a lie poem)

We jump on our heads
we eat upside down
we eat banana skins
as we wear a crown.

We live out in space
our faces are square
which means we can't race
and that we can't bear.

By Zeb

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Pet Mammoth

       My pet Mammoth

My pet mammoth is silly

so I called him Billy.

Billy can walk on two legs and drink tea.

Billy adores me.

He goes where ever I go

but some times I say NO!

He keeps me company when I am sick

and when I'm bored I teach him tricks.

His favourite food is sheep

and eating makes him go to sleep.

He ways 100,000 tons

and he is a lot of fun!

By Savannah.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ethan at the Rugby

In the weekend, Ethan went to the rugby in Hamilton with his family.  Then he and his Dad made this movie.  Check out Ethan's time at the rugby!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Poem by Lawson

Breakfast For a Hawk

Along the orange edge 
 of day  
 a shadow webs through 

 the black forest
 for a black breakfast.
 He clamps 
 upon his prey satisfied 
 with himself, 
 he eats in comfort.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Oral Language

We have been focusing on persuading others for oral language this term.  Today we each picked an object in the class that we thought we could sell to other people in the hub.  When the music stopped, we tried to sell the object to the first person we saw.  The winner then challenged another winner, until we ended up with two groups trying to persuade each other to buy two items.  Take a look at the photos to see the items that we chose to sell!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Construction Day!

Here we are constructing our future technologies.  It was a really fun day full of assembling, gluing and lots of interesting wonderings.  Thanks to our parents who came to help!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Values: Respect

Here are Dasha, Jaxon, Sarah and Michelle to share how they showed respect for others.  Well done, guys!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Values: Respecting Others

Here are Miduran, Caleb, Kush and William to share their movie about respect! Leave them a comment and tell them how they went!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Reading: Noeramiah's Poem

During reading time, the Pumice group have been learning how to "make connections between text types and identify text features whether they are reading text or being a writer themselves." This week, they read poems from different school journals, looked at the different text features that made that poem special, and then wrote a similar poem themselves.
Noeramiah read the poem from SJ Part 2, Number 3, 2009 called Blackbird. She then wrote this poem:

White  Bird.

There is twitter,
there is flight,
there is a sweet song
with other birds.

Feathers soft,
eyes are blue,
wings up
in the air.

Breezy air
across the sky,
wings fluttering
up and down
with other birds -
family and

There are chirping
sounds  I hear, 
a sweet song
in the trees, 
the most beautiful
sounds I have heard
from a white bird. 

Have a look at the school journal if you'd like to compare this poem with the original! Leave Miah a comment and tell her what you think.

Values: Respect

Here are Muatau, Amy, Lawson and Josiah to show their movie about respecting others.

Respect from Stonefields School on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Values: Showing Respect using iMovie

Today, Anthia and Dasha taught us all how to make a movie using still images in iMovie. They were very good teachers, and we were soon off to make our own movies about the value of respect.  Here is Ethan's group to share their movie with you.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Cricket Fun!

We got to learn all about cricket today, with the help of Nick from Auckland University Cricket.  We ran and threw and caught.  We got to play really fun cricket games.  One involved a lava pit!  Check out the photos to see us in action.  Can you see us throwing underarm and overarm?  Leave us a comment and tell us how you think we went!