Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Best wishes from Room 3

See you next year!!

Yummy biscuits

Loretta and Aliya add pebbles to their biscuits
Ali and Danny enjoying the bicuits
Whaea Bev came today. She had biscuits and pebbles and the ingredients to make green icing.                       Put them together and they taste great.

Goodbye Matua Carl

Righteous and ReAnne say a few words to Matua Carl

Matua Carl with Room 3's card
Whanau Nohinohi said farewell to Matua Carl today. We will miss him. We hope he and his family have a great time in Gisborne.

Thanks Kids Can

Look who came to Russell School today - thanks to Kids Can. You made our day!

Whaea Bev

A big thank you to Whaea Bev who has been a big part of Room 3 this year. Whaea Bev has come and helped us two, sometimes three times a week. It's been great and we hope we see you next year.

Terrific Tigers

Ezra and his tiger
When we went to the Wellington Zoo we saw two tigers, but there were a lot more tigers in room 3 this week.

 Here are some of them.

Nino and his tiger
Janita and her tiger

Immanuel's tiger

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Check out what Room 4 have been making

We love Peace's reindeer that he made in Room 4.


Whaea Bev came on Monday.

She brought everything we needed to make paper chains. 

You needed both your hands and sometimes they weren't enough.

 Look how long Aliya's chain is.

Janita made a long one too.

Thanks Whaea Bev we had fun!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Wellington Zoo

Last Friday we got on the buses and went to Wellington Zoo.

We saw lots of animals

" The monkey pooed in his bed." said Danny.

 The Meerkats were watching from the big rocks for birds."said Tehina.
"the giraffes tongue was purple said Danny, " and he was hungry

We had a great time and would like to say thank you to everyone who helped us raise the money to go and to those who came on the trip with us.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Animals. not Animals

We know there will be animals at the Zoo. But what is an animal?
We decided an animal can
  • run, jump, hop, walk = move
  • eat
  • roar, baa, neigh =talk
  • some can lay eggs 
and they can sleep.

Ali said. 
" A lion is an animal and it said to the ball " you're not an animal and it kicked it away".

Janita said
" A cat is an animal . A car is not an animal beacuse it drives.

Tehina said
" A bumble bee is an animal. A hoola hoop is not an animal because it is a toy".


Look at Whaea Pam, Corey and Ngun Cung. Don't they look                           WAcKy.

People had
  • different shoes
  • different hair
  • coloured hair
  • spiderman suits

It was great!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Wacky Wednesday

Who are these wacky people and why were they in Room 3??

Was it because of Russell School's Wacky Wednesday?


Last Tuesday on our open day Amelia and her mum came to visit for the first time. Here she is with the tiger face she made.

Amelia's Mum and Phoenix playing with the pegs
We look forward to seeing you next week Amelia.

Thank you Dulux for the makeover

The inside of our hall looks amazing - thanks to Dulux and the parents who came to help paint.

 And as well as the painting they gave us a sausage sizzle -. 

Dulux you rock!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

They are growing!

Great news our sunflowers are growing!

First we could just see little bits of green.

 Can you see the green in this pot? ( It's not a very good picture. Whaea Angela wants a better camera for christmas!)

Then they got a little bigger and we could see leaves.

Now look at them. We are going to take them home and put them in our gardens.

I wonder how tall they will get?

Monday, 14 November 2011

Armistice Day

Sadly this year it was raining for our Armistice Day celebrations so everyone was in the hall. That meant that we didn't see Aliya help Lahela place the wreath by the flagpole. Aliya was chosen because she is the youngest person at Russell School and Lahela, because she is the oldest.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Hot water

The warmer weather means we can play outside with the water trays.
The boys didn't like the cold water but they discovered that the water was hot when they poured it on the metal grates in the concrete. They didn't think they could warm all the water this way. Whaea Angela will have to go to the staffroom and get some hot water next time.

Spiderman, Spiderman, Spiderwoman

Dominic, he's the one in the middle under the mask, thought it would be fun to wear his spiderman suit to school.
He asked his friends Ezra and Aliya if they wanted to wear theirs.
On Friday we had two spiderman and one spiderwoman in our class.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Mr Sam - Harry Samuela, Teacher and special friend of Russell School

Yesterday we got some very sad news that our friend and teacher Mr Sam- Harry Samuela, passed away on Tuesday 8th November.

Among the many things Mr Sam did at Russell School, was to set up the class blogs.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Another milestone !

 Hope you keep reading there is lots more to come !

We're all going to the Zoo

We are going to the zoo in 23 more sleeps.

  What will we see?
Ali thinks we will see lions.
Aliya thinks we will see kangaroos.
Danny thinks we will see a fox.
Dominic thinks we will see tigers.
Ezra thinks we will a bear.
Immanuel thinks we will see an elephant.

Janita thinks we will see monkeys.
Joella thinks we will see cats and dogs.
Josney thinks we will see monkeys.
Nino thinks we will see monkeys and Tehina thinks we will see giraffes.

We can't wait to get there!