Tuesday, March 22, 2011

World Water Day

Today is World Water Day.  This day is making us focus our attention on the importance of "safe drinking water".  Last Friday at Meadowbank we had a huge "rainstorm" our drains and gutters were overflowing.  Our water tanks are now full again and we can use the rain water on our gardens instead of using our precious "safe drinking water" from the taps.  Leave us a comment if you have any ideas or ways you save precious water.

By Mrs P

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Buddy Reading in Room 3

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Our buddy class at Meadowbank School is Room 10. Here are some pictures of our two classes sharing some exciting books. We used Tripadviser to create this slide show.

By Room 3

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Trikids at Meadowbank

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On Thursday in week four straight after morning tea, room 3 and 4 did a triathalon called Trikids on the large senior field.  Our coaches were called Mark, Guy and Ashley.  We did it because some of use had never done a triathalon before, so we gave it a try.

Firstly we got into our groups. Then the first person went down to the pool with one of the trikid leaders. Her name was Ashley. Next you had to run back up and get on your bike, you had to do two laps of riding your bike. as soon as you had done that you had to go straight into running. Once they had got back the next person would go.  I was the second person.  When it  was my turn I was so excited. When it was finished
we congratulated everyone.  I was so tired I lost my breathe.

by Ava, Nicolai, Caitlin - Room 3

Planting our Sunflower Plants

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Walt : use photostory to present our pictures

On Thursday morning Room 6 walked like a mouse, over to the Puriri tree and sat down and waited quietly for our sunflower lesson to begin.  Room 6 went because we needed to plant our sunflowers because they were getting to big in the little pots.

First we had to dig a hole so that we could all put our sunflowers into our holes.  Then Room 6 carefully put the sunflowers into the holes and covered them with dirt.  Next we all had to push our hands around the sunflower because they had to stay down.

Room 6 are looking forward to watching the sunflowers growing.
by Charlotte, Achindra, Toby, Shiva - Room 6

Room 1, 3, 6 Assembly

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Walt : independently use photostory to present our pictures

On Friday we walked to our assembly. We sat on the stage. Then Mikayla said "Please stand for the National Anthem". Next Holly said "Birthday people please stand". All of a sudden people were standing up and we sang let the games begin twice.

After that Miss Cocroft, Miss Hart, Miss Callister and Mr Baker had to do the ski run to show teamwork.

Lastly Olivia said "Please hand out the awards".

by Kyle, Bridget, Reece - Room 1

Chinese Puppet Show

Walt : independently create a post on our blog.
Walt : independently use photostory to present pictures.

On Tuesday 22nd February 2011 at 2pm the whole school went to the school hall to see a puppet show. Firstly a lady introduced the puppeteers. We watched the ribbon dance. A boy and a girl got to hold the puppets.

Secondly we saw a Michael Jackson puppet. It was really funny. We got to see Romeo and Juliet. Romeo put a flower in Juliets hair. After that we saw a pop singer with four dances. It was the funniest one. Later on we saw a puppet panda. It painted a picture of himself eating bamboo.
Lastly we watched a mask changing one. It was my favorite one because it changed faces and blew fire out of it's mouth.

I really liked it because Michael Jackson was really funny. I hope they come back again.
by Manon, James, Toby - Room 2

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Marble Run

Walt : write independently.

The marble run at Meadowbank School is made out of pipes, ground and concrete. It is an awesome marble run for lots of reasons, like meeting up with friends, playing and exploring the bushes that are nearby.

by Campbell - Room 4

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kia Ora, Ni Hao, Hello

Welcome to our year 3 blogsite. The students and year 3 teachers are going to be extra busy throughout the year keeping you all up to date with what is happening at Meadowbank Primary School. First we need to decide on a name for our blog so watch this space in the next few days as we complete a survey using google documents to vote on the most popular name.

Year 3 Teachers.