Horrible Hands!

The Hoiho reading group have been learning about instructions and the different features that are used to make instructions successful. We have read a range of instructions but after reading this one we did the activity... 'How to Make Horrible Hands!'

Horrible Hands on PhotoPeach

Farewell Molly!

This term we have been very lucky to have Molly in our class. Molly came all the way from China and spent the last 3 weeks in Room 6.

Today was Molly's last day which was very sad but we wish her well in her future and hope to keep in touch with her via email and skype.

Today Molly told us all about China and also taught us to write some Chinese characters. Some of them were very tricky!


'Waste of Time' Trip

Last Friday we went to the Eco-Sort, Eco-Drop and Eco-Shop.

At the Eco-Sort we learnt all about the 5 R's to do with rubbish and recycling. It was very hands on and we found out what happens to all of our recycling once it leaves our houses!

To see the process the recycling goes through click here.
You can also click here to go to the Christchurch City Council website which has a lot more information. If you scroll to the bottom there is a video of the process.

After we went to the Eco-Sort we drove through the Eco-Drop to see the different things that get dropped off. There were fridges, drawers, fans, even snowboards!
All of these things get taken to the Eco-Store where they are sold.

At the Eco-Shop we buddied up and had to jump forward in time to when we were going flatting. We had $500 of virtual money to set up a flat (there will be some interesting flats out there!)

We all learnt something new on this trip and the 2 main things we are going to focus on are:
1. Putting our rubbish in the right bins
2. Taking the tops off plastic bottles before we put them in the recycling bin.

Thanks to all of the parents who came along! We had a great time :)

Instructional Writing for Term 3

Kia Ora!

Welcome back to Term 3!

To kick the term off in writing we are looking at writing instructions. Yesterday we made slime (oobleck) and looked at the steps we took and how to set out the instructions. Over the next few weeks we will be writing our own instructions for different things and hopefully we will be able to make a few things along the way.

Here are some photos of the gooey slime!