Sunday, November 17, 2013

Playground Discovery

On Friday Room 5 and Room 2 came to Room 8. We made some parks for us to climb on. We even got to climb on the real park. Look at some of the wonderful and amazing things we did and made:

"We went to make a new park" - Tuakana

"We made diggers in discovery." - Leanna

"We went to make stuff outside with room 2 and room 5." - Detroit

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Stuff That Can Fly

We used paper to make a paper airplane - Solomon

We went to make planes to fly. - Tuakana

We went to Room 2 to make helicopters - Leanna

We made kites - Clover

I went to make an airplane and I went outside to fly it. - Robbie

Have look at some pictures from the day:

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Numicon Fun!

"We had to make 8 with the numicons and then we got them and took a picture of it and then we made another one." - Nari

See below for what some of our students did:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Term 4!

Welcome back to Term 4!

It's a very exciting time in the Learning Lions right now. We have worked so hard for three terms and we have started to see some amazing progress in our reading, writing and maths. This term we look forward to building on that success and a few fun things that are coming up around the corner (I won't spoil the surprises just yet though....).

In the first few days back we have done some wonderful work. See this incredible work done by some students (if you look closely you can see their names). They had to make numbers using popsicle sticks. Not only did they do this work, but they took the pictures and made the collages themselves, using the class iPads. Well done!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Vote to Help Us Win Some Cool Prizes!

Rowandale School is in a competition to win some cool cooking-related prizes. To win, we have to get more votes than other schools that have about the same number of students as we do.  To help us click on this link: and go to Rowandale Primary School. It only takes about 2 or 3 minutes to vote and you can vote once for each email address that you have. You could also win a trip to Fiji just for voting!

Isn't that exciting?

So if you have an email address and time, please vote for us and help us win some cool prizes!

Thanks in advance!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Teddy Bear Picnic

Today we were at a Teddy Bear Picnic in Discovery time. We went to the Eager Elephants to work with them. Have a look at what we did...

'It was fun.' - Solomon

'We went to the porridge next to the field.' - Robbie

It was sunny outside.' - A Jay

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Look at our Funky Feet!

In Discovery Time today we painted our feet funky. We used lots of colours. Look at some of the things we painted.

"It was cool." - Joseph

"It was ticklish." - Nari

"It was fun." - Tiori

"We mixed yellow and red to make orange." - Preses

Monday, August 19, 2013

Coconut Treats!

Recently we made some coconut treats in class. We used a lot of our Habits of Mind. Read below and see the pictures.

First we had to use PERSISTENCE to crush the biscuits. This took a LONG time.

See? We're still going.

Then we had to STOP AND THINK so we didn't put in too much coconut.

Next we had to MAKE IT RIGHT by putting enough condensed milk in so everything stuck together.

We had to WORK WITH OTHERS to take turns mixing it up.

WOW! We made yummy snacks!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Diet Coke and Mentos

First we lined up because we went to the field. Miss Robertson put the Mentos into the Diet Coke.  And we saw the geyser. Then we saw it again. - By Preses

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mice in Our Kitchen

This week we read Mice in the Kitchen for our big book. At the end of the week we used the iPad and painted our faces to make a video of the story. Have a look at it below:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lord of the Jungles: Return of the (Lion) King

It is with great pleasure that I announce the return of Leonard. Apparently, after disappearing a few months ago, Leonard took off to visit the North Island of New Zealand. Luckily, he managed to get some people to take some pictures of him.  See where he's been below:

Packing up the car before he left.

Driving on a nice, sunny day.

Visiting the caves in Waitomo.

Some carvings in Wanganui.

Looking over the Wanganui River.

I wonder which one I should try to catch?

A statue of a great lion!

Looks delicious...


Wow! Look at all the seals.

The Parliament Buildings in Wellington.

Pirahnas.  Even I don't want to swim with them.

Leonard and Mr Mac.  Wait. That's not him!

Mt Ruapehu from Taupo. Beautiful!

Anyone want some honey?

Relaxing at a movie after a long trip.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Our Tongan Houses

This week we have been learning about Tonga. We made some Tongan houses using hay and sticks. We had to glue them on the black paper to make the house. See what we did:

"We put the straw and the sticks together" - Solomon

"I had fun making my house." - Ynes

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


This morning before school we set up some dominoes (with the help of Mr Davidson). See what happened when we pushed one over:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Big Crunch

Today we participated in The Big Crunch. At 2:13pm we all bit into an apple at the same time.

Here are some pictures of it:

Yummy! – Sini

My apple’s so juicy – Paige

My apple’s so crunchy – Preses

It was fun to eat it. – Tuakana

Thursday, April 11, 2013

We Went To The Pool

On Tuesday we walked down the street to the pool. First we lined up. Then we sat down. After that we went into the pool and raced. Next we got counters. After we went swimming we changed into our clothes and we ate our lunch at the park. Last we walked back to Rowandale School and we went home.

We learned about recounts this week and wrote a recount about the trip together (above).

Have a look at some of the pictures of what we did.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Beach Trip!

Last week we went to Eastern Beach. We went on the bus first. It was morning tea when we got there. Then we went for a swim. Then we were eating. After that we played on the sand. Later, we saw the crabs. The rocks were slippery. We got starfish. Finally we went back to Rowandale.

Here are some pictures of our trip:

"I like the starfish." - Robbie

"I liked playing in the water and squirting the water in the water." - Detroit

"I liked playing in the sandpit." - Sini