We wrote human sentences in writing time. We figured out a sentence as a team and then wrote our words down on a small piece of paper. We stood up in front of the class in the correct order so that it made sense. Then we read it to the class.
We liked writing the sentences and standing up in front of the class because we could teach everyone.
We are learning compound sentences at the moment and this helps us remember the right way to write them. Compound sentences have 2 clauses and use a joining word like so, and, but and or.
We had a soil expert visit our class. Does anyone recognise her? Yes it's the wonderful Trish Fraser.
Trish came and taught us all about why soil is so important. It is a living thing and because we have soil we can stay alive!
What we mean is if soil wasn't there then the cows couldn't eat grass and we couldn't drink milk and eat meat. Also plants couldn't grow and give us food like vegetables. We also thought we couldn't live in houses because there would be no trees so we couldn't use the wood for building. And we couldn't use paper for writing.
So many great ideas when we put our thinking caps on!
But when we talk to Trish about soil we can't say dirt!
We have started this term with a fantastic trip into the city of Christchurch. We were looking at the plants in Riccarton Bush and also at The Botanical Gardens. We had an amazing time! Have a look at our slide show.
Zac bought his brand new lamb to school today. It was born 13 hours and 10 mins ago! He has to feed it with milk because it is too young to eat the grass. The lamb can't stand up properly yet and he has not got a name yet. What do you think it should be called?