Thursday, April 29, 2010

Learning about asking questions

Today Ms Donnell asked us, "What makes a good learner?"
Someone said, "Listening." Someone said, "Looking."
That was a really good start.
Someone said, "Lips closed." Someone else said, "Sitting quietly."
"Mmmm," said Ms Donnell. "We certainly need to do that to do good sitting at school, but will that help you learn well when you're playing a sport, like rugby?"
Well, we went on talking for a bit before Ms Donnell told us about asking questions.
That is so important that one time, Room 2 children made it a class rule: Ask lots of questions and be curious.
So today, we've been practicing making questions about the things we wanted to know more about for transportation.
If you click on the picture, it will take you to our voice thread and you can see the questions we thought of.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Message From One of Our Frogs

Check out this comic book message from one of our frogs who went to Abby's place.
Click on the picture to see the comic better.
Click here to go make your own comic.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Our Term 2 Topic

Today Ms Donnell asked us to look at some pictures and think about what was the same about them so we could work out what our term 2 topic will be.
Here is a mind map to show our thinking.
If you click on the picture, it will link to a voicethread where we can talk some more about our ideas.
We have already written a sentence about what we think this topic is about.
Remember, you can click on the picture in voice thread to zoom in and read the words.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Term 2 Begins

Today was our first day back for Term 2.
We had a great first day.
Mrs Smart took us for assembly this morning and now we know that the habit of mind we are working on is PERSISTENCE. Stick with it and don't give up.
In Little Red Hen the hen persists to make her bread even when the other animals won't help.
This term we need to be like the little red hen. We will set our goals and work hard to achieve them, even when things get tough.
Check out the writer's blog over the next day or so. Milly did some great writing today and some other children have been using Kid Pix for writing. I will post their stories as they are finished.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Community - the big idea on PhotoPeach
When we went to the Honey Centre one thing we learned is that bees are important in the world because they pollinate the flowers. Without them there would not be enough food.
The BIG IDEA is that all living things depend on each other.
Today we read Michael Foreman's picture book "One World" and we talked about what he wanted to tell us in this story.
Here are some of the ideas that seemed important to us.