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)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

If I was a Superhero

We have been writing stories about 'If we were Superhero's'
Watch some of our Tellagami's to see what our names and Superpowers would be.

By Reuben P

By Sophie O

By Maaki

By Jack

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Kite Flying

Room 3 made some Manu Iti (Bird) kites for Matariki.  On Friday we took our kites out to the field to fly them by running fast.
Here are some Photo's


During this term we have been learning about Force and Motion and what makes things move. Last week we made catapults with a buddy and practiced using them to fire paper balls at our walls.  This week we are going to try and improve them so they fly further and faster.
Here are some photo's of our catapults.

The Crazy Mountain Biker

On Thursday this week we watched a little video Miss Dalton found of a man (Geoff Gulevich) competing in a Red Bull Rampage downhill Mountain bike competition. We couldn't believe our eyes and made lots of excited, shocked and amazed noises while we watched it.
Here is the video and a few of our stories about what we saw.

I can’t believe this crazy guy jumped off the high, steep cliff on his super mountain bike.
He zoomed down the rocky hill and he was lucky the wheels didn't break when he landed on the rocks.  
At the finish he was proud of himself.
By Nehemiah

Wow! I can’t believe my eyes.  That man was doing those dangerous jumps and going on steep sides of the mountain, riding a mountain bike on a steep trail.
He was crazy and he didn't like the wind around him.
By Bailee

Zippety zip!  The cool mountain biker grabbed the handles tightly.
Bump! He went down the rocky narrow trail.
I’m starting to like this guy!  His jumps were awesome!
On the top of the hill there were trails in the brown dust.  The bike was a yellow one.
The crowd waved to show the race was finished.
By Mason

Bump! Bump! went this crazy mountain biker on his big mountain bike.
‘Wow’ I said to myself in my mind.
The crazy guy jumped on his mountain bike really high and zoomed down a steep path.
I think he was very afraid of the wind because he needed to stay on the path and the wind might blow him and his bike on to another path and fall down and crack his head.  ‘I don’t like this wind.’ He said.
Puff, puff he went.  At the finish line everyone clapped and cheered but I think he didn’t want to do it again!
By Rain

I can’t believe my eyes!
That man is crazy and going nuts on his mountain bike.
He leapt off the mountain cliff and across the giant, rocky, windy trail.
He was amazing and at the end the man felt proud of himself.
By Sophie M

Shick! The crazy man was on a scary mountain.
He nearly got himself killed because he jumped the enormous ramp and he flipped off the really, really big hill.  He was freaked out!
By Luke

Zig-zag. Zoom! went the crazy man on his bike.
He was puffed because his heart was beating so fast it couldn't stop.
He was tired, proud too, I think.
I felt like I was scared and riding with him.
By Journey

Whooa! I said to myself.
My favourite bit was the awesome flips and the jumps.
‘Stop!’ I said.
That was a little bit scary for me, just a little bit.
By Ruben

I couldn’t believe that mountain bike man rode off the cliff top, sped off the hill, down the swirly path and into the long ditch.
He flipped up the ditch, turned around in the air and landed on the bumpy hard surface.
He was puffed out and relieved that he was still alive!
By Caitlyn

Woosh! He flew through the air and landed with a bang on the dusty path. 
He did big jumps off the cliff.
At the finish line everyone cheered loudly.
By Hunta

Ready, set, Go! The crazy man zig-zagged down, down, down, deep, deep, deep.  The bike was strong.
There were big, big bumps and cracks all around the path.
The crazy man went down the black thing with the stripes.
The crazy man jumped off the cliff, turned around in the sky and skidded.
I couldn’t believe myself. Wow, wow, wow.  That was amazing!  My eyes were turning around in circles.
Yay, yay, yay, you are going to win crazy guy.  You can do it!  And zoom, he was the winner!
By Julia

I can’t believe my eyes.
The man went really fast down the steep hill.
It was incredible.  I loved it!
By Kamora-Lee

I couldn’t believe myself because the man was flying like a bird and he was turning around in the air.
I heard ‘beep, beep’
He jumped a huge jump and he said wow!
The crazy man had some round glasses on to keep the wind, dust and bugs off his eyes.
He stopped at the finishing line.  Wow, he is amazing!
By Lorena

I can’t believe my eyes.  He was flying like a fairy in the blue sky.
He zig-zagged down the path.  The path was bumpy as he sprung over some rocks and did a huge jump.  It was as high as the sky tower.
By Sophie O

How incredible, a mountain biker went on a wild narrow track.  He jumped from very high places.  It was very steep.  Dust flew everywhere.  Some paths were bumpy as he zoomed down the rocky track.
‘Hooray’ I said as he came to the end of the rocky track.
By Luca

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Tomato Soup

We have had a busy couple of weeks in Room 3. We have harvested our garden and eaten the juicy sweet corn and have made tomato soup . Here is a slideshow of our soup making.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Buddy Reading

On Friday we met with our buddy class to share our library books and to listen to some of their books. We love spending time with our big buddies and had a great time reading together. Thanks Room 6!

Here is a photostory of our time together and a movie trailer made by Ezra (From Room 6)

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Assembly Item

On Friday Room 3 performed our assembly item for the school. We worked hard to make a movie about PRIDE and to learn and perform a song about determination. We loved showing the school what we have learnt.

Here is our Movie, followed by our performance of 'Stronger' by Will I am and the Sesame Street characters.

The Magic Watermelon

Last week Miss Dalton brought a watermelon to school. We wondered if it was going to be a normal pink watermelon or a 'magic' yellow watermelon. We got a great surprise when we cut it open!
Here are some photo's and stories to share.

The Magic Watermelon on PhotoPeach

Friday, 7 March 2014

Protecting our Hearing

Carolyn came to school to teach us all about our ears and protecting our hearing.  Here is a little movie about what we learnt.

Protecting our Hearing on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Our Buddy Class

We have had a very busy week this week in Room 3, with lots happening in and out of the classroom.
On Friday afternoon we met with our buddy class (Room 6) for the first time.  The Room 6 children are the big kids of the school and we can't wait to work with them this year.
They came to the pool with us and helped us work on the things we have been learning in swimming.  Some of us even went under the water for the first time with our buddies there to help us and cheer us on!
Thank you so much Room 6!

Mr Moriarty made a great movie of us with our buddy class.  Here it is. Thanks you Mr Moriarty.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Flash Mob - Week 1

Hi Everyone and Welcome Back for another great year at Parkvale.
We have been very busy in Room 3 this week getting to know each other and settling back into school.
At Friday's assembly the teachers surprised everyone with a 'Flash Mob'dance we have been learning.
Here is a wee movie of the teachers in action!