What maths have you been learning?
We made our Glenview Shake video a couple of weeks ago. A couple of us wanted to make a Harlem shake with our teachers. So we went to Mr Mangan and asked him if he would lead the dancing. He said he would if ALL the teachers would do it.
Me and Ethan wrote an email to all the teachers and Mr F sent it to them. Eventually everybody agreed to do it, even Mrs Thorburn who has a sore foot.
So this morning, after assembly, teachers did the Harlem Shake. Thank you teachers for goofing around in front of all the kids and some parents were watching too.
This is the Glenview school staff doing the Harlem Shake.
If you did not know it is our Principal at the start.
In assembly last Friday Room 16 showed the whole school how they had been doing the Harlem Shake for fitness. We were so impressed that we decided to do a Glenview Shake of our own.
Later we got a message on twitter that Room 5 at Melville Intermediate had seen our Shake and wanted to reply. The made their own Shake video. You can see our video on the whiteboard in the background.
You can see it here on their blog.
What about you? Have you made a Harlem Shake video? Share it with us in the comments.
By Room One
It sure was hard work cutting down trees in the late 1890s. Look how tired and grumpy this guy is.
By Room One
We’ve been walking around Glenview Park to help get ready for the long walks on camp. It takes us about 15 minutes to go around once. It’s about 1km per lap. We worked out that we we can walk 4km in 1 hour.
by Room One
At 9:20 this morning we went swimming in the pool. We hopped in and we were surprised that it was really warm. We held onto the rails and we did kicking for thirty seconds to build up our stamina, but we tried not to splash. After kicking we were a little bit tired.
We got called out in roll order in groups of four to see how well we could swim. We swam as fast as we could and tried to win.
Dallas slipped off the edge of the pool. His foot, knee and elbow were bleeding. His knee was purple. Erana was swimming with her eyes closed and banged her head. We had a breath holding competition and Alyssa won heaps of times.
Mr Fawcett let us have a class photo in the pool. Erana had to stand out because she is not allowed her photo on the Internet. Next we had free time. We played with noodles and flutter boards.
Finally it was time to get out of the pool so that Room 2 could get changed and have a turn. When we were lining up Keanu did a big, loud sneeze. We watched as the changing rooms emptied. The boys or the girls were really quick to get changed, but we’re not saying who. Can you guess?
By Everyone in Room One
1# Many Females of the Tussock family have no wings
2# The Hawk Moth is the fastest insect ever
3# Some Moth antennae are like birds feathers
4# Cecropia the moth is america biggest
5# Some moth caterpillar have such as ‘Io’ are covered in stinging hairs
6# Moths heat up their flight muscles by vibrating their wings
7# Moths are attracted to light
8# Male moths have bigger antennae than female moths
9# Hummingbird moths wings beat 70 time per second
10# Moths eat nectar
11# There are 160,000 species of moths in the world
Moths live in the bark of trees and on the bottom of leaves and plants. Rachel has drawn a Moth in its habitat for readers to look at.
illustrations by Rachel
Space is a really interesting place, but dangerous because it carries no oxygen. It’s just like diving but when you’re in space you’re up in the air. If you’re going through to a different galaxy.It will take 100 light years.
Red Dwarf stars are smaller than our sun. Because of their small size, these stars burn very slowly, which allows them to live a very long time. Some red dwarf stars will live trillions of years before they run out of fuel. Red dwarf stars only burn a little bit of fuel at a time. They are not very hot compared to other stars. The temperature of a star determines what colour they are. We can know how hot a star is just by its colour.
No way is our sun the biggest star. We may have heard that the sun is the biggest but it isn’t. W Cephei is the biggest star that scientists know about. It is 288,194 times bigger than Earth.
On Wednesday the year 4, 5 and 6 students went to school swimming sports at the Municipal pools on Victoria St. It might be the last time we go because the pools might be closing. People have organized a petition to stop the closing, but we don’t know what will happen.
We all had a great time, the weather was perfect and everybody had a swim. The winners of the races are going to the Interschool Swimming competition on Monday to race against other schools.
On Sunday February 12th I did the Weet-Bix TRYathalon.
I had to wake up at 6:00am and only started at 10:30am.Me and josh from room 5 were having a race. I won too.
We started swimming. We had to swim 100 meters. It’s hard because people kick and push you. I was coming last until I ran past heaps of people. I got all my stuff on then biked away. Again passing heaps of people. Then I was on a hill, I biked all the way up it then came another hill. It was the steepest hill there. I biked about seven meters up the hill. Then walked up. Then there was down hill. I went so fast down it I nearly ran in to a lady. But I slowed down finally.
Me and Josh found where to put our bikes. Then took off our helmets then ran off to do our 2 and a half km run/2500 meters. I was close to the finish and Josh said see you later, but I passed him. It was like last year but no Josh. Also last year I was in the Hamilton city news with Alison Shanks.
On the last day of soccer my team, The Jets, got a big, big, big trophy it looks like this.
It is big for a trophy. We won it in 2011, but when I was looking at the people who won it a few years ago in 1984 The Ants won it. It’s a weird name for a team name. Man was I laughing. Darragh’s brother gave it to me and in two weeks I have to give it to Jacob. We won it because we got the most goals.
Last week Room 1 began learning about, maps, directions and position in maths. We used Google Maps to find our houses. Then we took a screenshot of our house and printed it out.
When everyone had a picture we went onto the AstroTurf. We imagined that the centre of the turf was Glenview School and that the end with the gate was North. Then we moved around and sat where we thought our houses were in relation to the school and each other. Lots of people lived close to school. A few people lived close to each other in the North. Darragh and Kate are nearly neighbours to the South East of school.
Look at all these class blogs from around New Zealand, they’re awesome. Can you see any that you recognize? Read some of them and leave a comment if your parents say it’s ok.
This will probably be the last thing I put up for Room 11, you’re all going to new rooms and new teachers next year. Do me a favour; after a few weeks, when you’ve settled into your new class, ask your new teacher, “Do we have a class blog?” or “Can we have a class blog please?”. You know how kids say,
“Are we there yet?”
“Are we there yet?”
“Are we there yet?”
in that really annoying way? That’s how you should ask. You may find that you have a class blog, but if you don’t… asking, “Do we have a class blog yet?” once a day/a few times a week should be just annoying enough to get you one.
Enjoy the rest of your holidays and I’ll see you in February.
P.S. Don’t annoy your new teacher too much