We are a class of Year 3 & 4 children at Vardon School in Hamilton, NZ. The purpose of this blog is to share what we are learning with others. Click into our individual blogs to see samples of our learning and our reflections. WE LOVE LEARNING!!! We also love commenting, so please leave us a comment!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Our KidsCafe Tutorials

Over the past two weeks we have planned and recorded a tutorial teaching others something we are interested in or passionate about.

Here are our tutorials....

We hope you learned something new or found these tutorials interesting!

What did you learn? What did you enjoy about our tutorials? 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cinquain Poetry

Today we wrote a cinquain  poem about Frost. 

sparkly, icy
shimmering, slipping, freezing
frozen fingers and toes



It was a very cold morning this morning! We thought we would write a poem about it. As a class we all contributed our ideas to write a class poem. 

One Frosty Morning
Beautiful frosty icicles in the shape of silver ferns,
Making sparkling crystals on the ground.
Icy leaves dangling from bare trees.
Crunchy, icy grass beneath my feet,
Feels like cold, hard, icy snow.
As slippery as frozen ice on an ice rink.
Dripping water down frosty trees.
 Looks like a white blanket covering the shivering grass.

by Room 7

What do you like about our poem?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wrap free Wednesday

 Today room7 had 10 people who were wrap free. Here are our wrap free children. 

Today we had 55 wrappers which is very high so our goal is to reduce this by at least 5 wrappers each week.  

Monday, May 12, 2014

Collaborative Planning with our buddies in Wisconsin

We are learning to plan, write and collaborative on a narrative story with our buddies from Wisconsin. 

This morning we worked on our planning templates on google docs. We have been commenting on google docs with our buddy from Wisconsin about which picture prompt to we should use, asking them questions and getting ideas from each other about what to plan. 

We are continuing to plan our writing this week and then we move onto writing our stories together on google docs. We use a different colour to our buddy so we know who wrote which part. We can't wait to  hear feedback from our buddy tomorrow about what they think so far of our planning! 

Here are the Mysteries of Harris Burdick that we are are basing our collaborative writing project around. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Google Hangout with Wisconsin

This morning most of us came to school at 8am to have a Google Hangout with a class of students from Wisconsin USA. They are a class of 11 and 12 year olds that attend Pulaski Community Middle school. It was 3pm on Wednesday for them and 8am on Thursday for us!

We are working together on a writing project using google docs. This morning we met our writing buddies and said hello.

We are using the Mystery of Harris Burdick and choosing a picture prompt to write a story together collaboratively.