Welcome to Room 3's blog. During the rest of this year we will update our blog with things we have been doing and learning in class. We will also add learning games and activities you can do at home. Come back regularly to see what we have been doing. Feel free to add comments to our posts, we love reading them (Just come and see Miss Dalton if you want to learn how to add a comment on our blog)

Monday, 29 October 2012

Firestation Visit

Come and watch our slideshow of our trip to the firestation.  We had a great time!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Fire Truck

Henrietta brought in a great book to school last week. Lots of us knew it from Kindy. It was all about riding a fire truck. We found it on Youtube. Here it is!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012


We have been talk lots about mud and what it feels like. We decided to make our own mud using water and clay. Unfortunately the fire alarm rang in the middle of our mud making! This did make for some interesting stories though.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Our Olympic Stories.

Come and read some of the stories we have written about the London Olympic Games

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Discovery Blog

We have just started a Team One Blog for our weekly Discovery Time.

You can find it at http://parkvalejuniordiscovery.blogspot.co.nz/
Or click on the link on the side of our page.

Monday, 16 July 2012

The Olympic Games

We are learning about the Olympic Games.  We watched this video to help us learn about them.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Room 3 in Mandy's Garden

Here are the Room 3 children performing their parts in Mandy's Garden.  We hope you enjoy watching us!

Mandy's Garden Photo's

We have had so much fun performing Mandy's Garden for all our families and friends.
Here are some photo's of us dressed up in our costumes and performing on stage.

The Lovely Dancing Flowers

The Superhero's

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Working Together

On Tuesday afternoon after our Matinee Production performance we had some time to create and practice working together.  We learn't how to use 'old fashion' spinning tops, made creations out of scrap paper, made a big chalk picture outside, used shapes and hammers and nails to make shape picture and used the incredible foam to make sculptures.
Here are some photos of us working together.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Koru the Kiwi comes to visit.

Last Friday Koru the Kiwi came to visit us with his friend Fiona.  They came to help us learn about being safe around the water. 

Alison Shanks Visits Parkvale School

Thomas's aunt to be, Alison Shanks came to visit us at Parkvale School.  She showed us a video of her racing and all the gear she uses to race.  She talked about what it is like to go to the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games and showed us her medals.  Thomas tried on Alison's racing clothes.  Doesn't he look SPEEDY!

Monarch Butterflies

Louie brought two monarch butterflies to school.  They had hatched out of their chrysalis's at his house.  We looked at them for the day then took them outside to release them.

Kayla Brought a swan plant to school with some caterpillars on it.  We watched them slowly eat away the plant then change into chrysalis's.  We noticed that they slowly changed from green to black and orange.  One day while we were writing our stories one of the butterflies came out of its chrysalis.  
We found out that the butterfly was a boy.  We know it was a boy because it had a black spot on its bottom wing. Here is the video of it coming out.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Book Week Dress Up Day

At the end of Term 1 we had a Book Week dress up day.  We came as all sorts of different characters.  Watch our movies to see who we came as!

Book Week Movie 1

Book Week Movie 2

Shape Pictures

We have been learning about shapes in Room 3.  We made some shape pictures and wrote stories about our pictures.  Here are a few.

I used two squares, two hexagons, four diamonds, one triangle and one trapezoid to make my crown.               By Thomas

I made a girl.  I used triangles, a circle and ten diamonds.  She has three trapezoids for her body.        By Emma B

I made a robot to save the day. ‘You are the hero.’ said Louie’s dad.         By Louie

I made a monster.  It has three squares for a mouth.            By Faith

I made a bird called Pippa and a bird called Renee.               By Amie

I made a shooter.  It shoots when baddies come.               By Teague

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Pride Awards

Each fortnight at our school assembly we award one PRIDE award per class.  PRIDE stands for Personal Best, Respect and Responsibility, Integrity, Determination and Enjoyment.

Our first Pride Award this term went to Amie for showing a great attitude to listening and learning.
Last weeks Pride Award went to Louie for showing Determination to improve his writing by writing lots of the sounds in words.
Well done Amie and Louie!

School House Chant Competition

On Friday we had our first house competition.  Each house had to learn and perform a house chant written by their two senior house leaders.  The children all did a fantastic job, Hoiho being the winners on the day.  Well done Hoiho!
This is the Room Three children dressed up in their house colours.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Our New ipad's

Thanks to the generosity of the PTA we have 6 ipads to use in Team One.  We have been busy working together on both literacy and numeracy activities.  Here are some of us at work!

Meet the good looking kids of Room 3

We have had a busy few weeks in Room 3 with lots of busy learning and getting used to school.

We have been learning haw to read and write numbers and put them in order forwards and backwards.

Saturday, 18 February 2012


Welcome to 2012 in Room 3. We have been very busy settling into school for the last few weeks and have been learning lots of new things. We will add more to our blog as the year progresses, so come back often and see what we have been up to.