Thursday, August 25, 2011

Making Sushi

One of our fabulous parent helpers came in this week to show us how to make Korean style sushi, which was very exciting indeed! She demonstrated the different steps involved in making the sushi and explained what all the ingredients were. Perhaps you might also like to have a go at making some at home? We have made a little video clip to help you!
We also got to ask her lots of questions about Korea and found out more interesting facts. You can come and see our poster about Korea in our classroom!

Malaysian Roti

Another one of our wonderful mums came in recently with some Malaysian curry and roti for us to try. They tasted delicious and many children were very eager to try more! While she was visiting, we got the opportunity to ask lots of questions about Malaysia and managed to find out lots of interesting facts about both the country and the food. Click on the picture of our poster to see what we discovered!

Pakoras from India

Last week one of our lovely mums came in with some delicious pakoras for us to taste. Pakoras are Indian snacks and the ones we tried were made of bread, flour, water and spices. They had then been fried. We ate them with a little bit of tomato sauce. They had a spicy taste and some of the words that were used to describe them were... AWESOME, YUMMY and DELICIOUS!

Making pizzas

Recently we made some pizzas with Miss Brookshaw. We found out that pizzas come from Italy originally, but nowadays they are eaten all over the world! Here is what we did...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What's in your lunchbox?

This term we are exploring the concept of "Discovery" through discovering what people eat for lunch all around the world. We brainstormed what we know about "lunch" already and Miss Brookshaw wrote down our ideas. She was amazed by all the interesting things we already know! We stuck our ideas onto a SOLO Describe Map. You can see our ideas more clearly by clicking on the picture below. Now we are going to have fun trying all sorts of different food from around the world. Keep watching this blog for regular updates as we share what we try with you!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Numbers from 1 to 10 in Maori

As part of Maori Language Week we have been learning how to count to 10 in Maori. We decorated some numbers and recorded our voices saying the numbers. Perhaps you can join in with us?!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Room 18 and 20's Special "Where The Wild Things Are" Assembly

On Friday Rooms 18 and 20 did a special presentation assembly for the rest of the school. It was great because lots of the mums and dads came along too. We had been planning for our assembly and practising for over two weeks, so we were all very excited by the time Friday came! The theme of our assembly was the famous story "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. Here are some photos from the big event!

 Here we are waiting for everybody to arrive.

 First of all we introduced the assembly.

We acted out the story of "Where the Wild Things are." This is us doing our "What do Wild Things do?" poem.

We even did our own wild rumpus around the hall!

Finally some of us showed our fantastic "Wild Things" pictures and read some descriptions that we had written.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fish Prints

Over the past couple of weeks we have been working on some fish prints. These took a long time to finish because there were various steps involved!
First we had to create a block out of cardboard. We traced an outline of a fish's body onto card, cut this out and then glued it onto another piece of card. Then we had to add fins, eyes and other details. This is what they looked like:

The next part was messy and we had to wear our art aprons! We had to spread ink all over our fish blocks using a roller. We had to make sure we covered the whole block.

When the ink was on Miss Brookshaw helped us put a piece of paper over the top of the block! We used another dry roller to roll over the top and then peeled the paper off. This is what some of the finished prints look like:

Soon all our beautiful prints will be on display in our classroom for our parents to see!


We have been finding out about lots of different sea creatures as part of this term's topic "Commotion in the Ocean." One of the creatures we have been learning about are jellyfish. We made some jellyfish of our own out of paper plates! First we painted them, and then we cut out and attached some paper tentacles. Finally we stuck on some googly eyes and spots. You can also see a describe map about jellyfish, as well as a compare map. We talked about the similarities and differences between a jellyfish and a whale!

Mufti Day

Today we had a Mufti Day at school to raise money for Japan following the recent earthquake there. The children dressed up in red and white clothes to match the Japanese flag, and brought in gold coin donations. Here is our class in their lovely red and white outfits!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Our Trip to Kelly Tarltons

Welcome to Room 18's new 2011 class! This term we are learning all about sea creatures and their habitats, so we went on a trip to Kelly Tarltons in Auckland. We made a photo story about our visit and we hope you enjoy it!