Sunday, June 27, 2010

Chopsticks eating competition!

Today we learnt about the ancient Chinese style of eating... using chopsticks! It was hard at first, but with the help of some of our experts in Room 30, we picked it up pretty quickly! We got a good idea of how the Chinese eat their food. Many people in Room 30 use chopsticks at home to eat most of their meals.

First, we watched a You Tube clip to get some tips... (you can check it out at the below link)

Then, we moved into groups, each with an expert as the leader. They helped us to master our chopsticks skills! We were given one Twistie to practice on, then six more for our competition! The winners for our Eating Twisties with Chopsticks Competition were: Ashleigh (1st), Jenny (2nd). Congratulations to them! When we were finished, we placed our chopsticks across our plate and called out "wanla!", which means "finished" in Chinese.

Check out our photos below...

Written by Mrs Guy with the help of all of the students in Room 30.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Class Wiki!

Check out our brand new wiki for Room 30!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Museum Trip

On Tuesday the 4 of June Rooms 28, 29, 30 and 31 went on a museum trip, so we could learn about Ancient China and other things from the past.

First we had morning tea when we got to the museum.

Then we went in our groups to look around the museum. We liked the volcano movie best because it was very exciting.

After that Room 30 had lunch in the lunch room but we only had 15 minutes to eat so we gobbled it down!

Finally Room 30 went to the learning centre and learnt about fossils and dinosaurs bones. After that Room 30 went to look at the Egyptian Mummy.

We liked learning about the Egyptian Mummy.

Finally, Rooms 28, 29, 30 and 31 went on the bus and back to school. We hope you like our photos!

Written by Rebecca and Heather

Go the All Whites!

Today we are supporting the All Whites by dressing up in white or soccer gear that we own. Aren't we just the cutest class?!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Buddhist Temple Visit

Last Friday, Rooms 13, 29, 30 and 31 travelled to the Fo Guang Shan Temple to learn about some Ancient Chinese traditions. We are currently writing our recounts of the trip so pop back soon to read some! We hope you enjoy looking at our photos from the trip. What a great day it was! Thanks to all the parents who helped.

Inquiry Learning Brainstorm

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Museum Trip Reminders

We are travelling to the Museum on Tuesday 8th June to discover the past some more, including visiting the dinosaur exhibit.
Here's what you need to bring:
  • raincoat
  • morning tea
  • lunch
  • afternoon tea
  • 2 bottles of water