Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Litterless Lunch Wednesday

Our Craigburn Primary School buddies in Australia 
told us that they have a 
Litterless Lunch Day every week.
We thought that was a really good idea for our school.
Bradley asked the Student Council 
if they thought it was a good idea, and they agreed.
We planned how to tell all the classes.
We made 5 groups.
 We planned a job for everyone in the group to do.
 1.  Tell the class about Litterless Lunch Day
 2.  Explain what it means, NOT to bring any wrapping to school.
 3.  Show everyone how much rubbish we collected from the playground.
 4.  Tell the classes about the rubbish videos we saw and how we are trying to save our planet.
We decided to make posters for each class 
to put in their window and remind them every WEDNESDAY.
Maths Problem - How many children should work on each poster?
We sent Rochelle, in the office, an email
and asked her to put a notice
in the school newsletter.
We told all the Mums and Dads about
'Litterless Lunch Wednesday'
We practiced our speeches.
we watched ourselves!
We talked about what we did really well,
and what we could do to improve.
Listen to our speeches now!
Do you think we improved our speeches?

On Wednesday, Bradley and Kullan went to visit each class and gave all the children with 'Litterless Lunch' an Enviro card.  Hope they win a prize at Positive Assembly on Friday!  Well done Hamilton East School, you are helping to look after our environment. 
We challenge each class to see if they can all be litterless next Wednesday.
Which class do you think will win!

Dylan Elise - Drumming Concert

Dylan Elise came back to HES this week.
He is an amazing drummer.  
His sister Hannah joined him for a song playing the base guitar.
Dylan taught us about rhythm.
He got the whole school clapping and singing
then he got the teachers to dance!
We enjoyed Dylan's Concert so much 
we made our own beat patterns in class.
Then we went a little bit crazy and we danced to some drum music.
Look at us grooving to the beat!

What do you think of our dance moves?

Whanau Sports Day

The whole school joined together for our Athletics Day.
We mixed up the classes  and made teams 
with children of all ages.
We had lots of different games and activities
Sprints, Throw the Gumboot, High Jump,
Javelin, Discus, Hurdles, Ball in the Bucket,
Long Jump, and Sack Races!
Whanau Sports Day on PhotoPeach
What a morning!
We were worn out 
but we had soooo much fun!

A big thank you to all the
Year 5 Project Energizer Leaders
and the teachers.
Do you have a Sports Day at your school?
What is your favourite activity?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Nude Food Day

Today was Nude Food Day in New Zealand.
What is Nude Food Day?
Check out their website
We brought our lunch to school in containers.
No plastic wrap or packages!

A rubbish free day!

Lunches at Wix Primary School

We were wondering what food children in other countries eat?
We asked our friends at Wix Primary School what they have for lunch?
They sent us some photos of their lunch boxes.
 They have School Dinners too! Yum!
What do you have for lunch?  
Please leave us a comment.

Learning about Arrays in Maths

We have been learning about skip count and sharing.
We have 24 counters and children.
How can we share them equally?
 Tui said "Give 1 to each person, until they are all gone."  
So we did!

How many did each child get?
We made an array to show our groups.
6 groups of 4 makes 24
6 x 4 = 24
 if we turn the photo around
4 groups of 6 makes 24
4 x 6 = 24

Origami with Moe

We have been very lucky to have 
some Japanese students visiting our school.  
Moe came to our class.  
She taught us how to make a ball out of paper.
Can you see us blowing them up?
Moe came back to visit with friends.
This time we made a camera.
Making a camera on PhotoPeach