Sunday, 28 August 2011

William's funny surfing dog video!

Will emailed me with a link to this amazing video. We use the internet to learn new things but it can also be used to have a good laugh! William found this video on Youtube.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Spot the difference?



Charlie's cute puppy Milo and the amazing puppy snowman he made!

Charlie's Snow Adventures!



Snow is white and great,
it feels soft and nice,
it makes my heart feel nice,
to touch my fingers in ice.

Charlie wrote this fabulous poem about the snow. Thanks for emailing it to Mrs Watson!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Newsletter and Assembly

Hello Everyone,

It was great to see everyone back again today and I am loving how much action the blog is getting! Emailing me photos and stories your child creates at home so I can put them on the blog has been very successful! Let's try to keep it happening!

I sent home a newsletter today full of exciting up and coming events (you might want to check the bottom of your child's bag!)

BUT I forgot to mention that the Springston Explorers will be presenting the assembly next Friday.

We have started planning what we want to do and a group have been busy practicing a play. Please leave us comments with ideas of what you want to see in our assembly.


Lachlan's fantastic snow writing!

Today it was snowing really hard. The ground is white and frozen everywhere. I had a snow fight with my friends and the snow ball went flying. Today it felt like I was in Antarctica because it was -2. I was icy cold. The snow was bumpy and melting. It was really windy with snow flakes and hail. Snow day was awesome.

By Lachlan

Tate's snowman photo



Tate and his fantastic snowman and his gorgeous puppy Diesel!

School OPEN Wednesday 17th of August

We are back in business today from 10am today, 17th of August.

Please bring a change of clothes and shoes for your child.

The buses will run an hour later this morning.

Can't wait to see you all!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Kaylee's Snow Photo

It looks like you had a great time sledding around in the snow Kaylee!

Maggie's snow photo

Thank you Maggie for sending this photo of you looking like you are having a great time in the snow! I can't wait to hear what everyone else got up to on their extra days off.

The snow won't stop our Book Week!

The snow days have meant that we have missed some amazing book week action. We have decided to postpone it until next week so that we can enjoy all the fun stuff that was planned.

This means that dress up day will be NEXT Wednesday the 24th of August, not tomorrow.

I am enjoying snuggling up by the fire and reading my favourite book, Matilda. My imagination is showing me a really scary Mrs Trunchbull! We are lucky Liz is so nice!

Leave a comment telling us what book you are reading on these snow days and what you are imagining or learning.

Poetry Recital

I am crossing my fingers and toes that we will be back at school soon so children can recite the fantastic poems they have been learning. If you haven't been practicing one but would like to, go and explore this website. Kenn Nesbitt is a very funny poet. There is bound to be one that tickles your fancy!

School Closed Tuesday 16th August


School is closed today, Tuesday 16th of August. Here is a picture of what school looks like. Email your photos, stories and poems to rachelle.watson@springston.school.nz so we can have more fabulous snow stuff on our blog like Maggie's! Thanks also to Tate for leaving a comment.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Maggie's amazing snow poem

Today cold wet snow came,
We played in it,
We stayed in it,
Until our feet froze.
We loved it so much,
We didn't want it to go.

By Maggie Cahill

Khan's new house


Khan is loving his igloo! I think he will try and sleep in it tonight. Did you make anything out of snow today? Email Mrs Watson your photos and I will put them on the blog.

School Closed Monday 15th August

It is snowing again so school is closed today, Monday 15th of August.

It would be great to get some stories or poems up here on the blog about your experiences of the snow. If you write some fantastic words (or take some great photos), get an adult to email it to me so I can share them with everyone!

We will keep you updated about tomorrow.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Springston News is back!

I was watching the first episode we made and was feeling sad that we haven't been able to find time in our very busy year to make another episode. Then I had a great idea - I should offer it as an option for choice and challenge!
Here is the episode created on Friday. The children decide what they are saying and do most of the filming. I put it all together using imovie. Let us know what you would like to see on here by leaving a comment!


video

Reading sure did ROCK at Springston School!



We had a fantastic time at Reading Rocks on Thursday. Adrian was very funny and he told us lots about how he learned to juggle by reading a book. He told that we can learn lots of things from books and that we should keep on trying with our reading.

We were especially interested when he talked about IMAGINATION!

We went back to class and practiced it with our class novel James and the Giant Peach. We talked about what pictures we could see in our head when we were listening to the story.

It was a great way to get us buzzing about Book Week next week!


We are so excited about Book Week!

This week is book week at Springston School. The Springston Explorers love books and we are really excited about all the great activities that are planned for the week!

Some of the great things we will be doing are:
  • Reciting our favourite poems on Thursday.
  • Junior LitQuiz on Thursday. Get your team of 4 registered with Mrs Winter and head to the library to read the books the questions will be about.
  • We will be finishing our posters that share why we love our favourite book so much.
  • The teachers will be moving around the classrooms reading their favourite picture book to different classes.
  • We can enter our rockets or space ships into a competition too.
  • We will be having our dress up like your favourite character day on Wednesday.
There is lots more too!

I hope you are busy getting your favourite character costume ready for Wednesday!


Saturday, 6 August 2011

Cleo the cat is ready for the Rugby World Cup!

Fantastic game tonight! Cleo (Mrs Watson's cat) was loving the game too. Dan Carter is her favourite we think! Check out our countdown to the World Cup on the right hand side of our blog.