Friday, June 15, 2012

Balloon Experiment

We needed:

baking soda

What we did:

1. We put the balloon over the funnel and half filled it with baking soda.
2. We put the funnel on the bottle and poured in the vinegar. (about a cup full )
3. We put the balloon opening carefully over the bottle and let the baking soda drop in.

What happened?

The vinegar and baking soda mixed together and made carbon dioxide which made the balloon inflate.

Week 8 Certificate

Congratulations to...........

Awesome reding Ian.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Week 8 Newstime

"My Aunty Susan got me this necklace," said Lucy

The beads are colourful and very long so Lucy has to put one half over then the other half to make the beads shorter.

Photos by Summa

Keisha's news

"Last night when Mum went to work , Hannah's Mum gave my Mum a present to give to me. It is body wash.I put some on last night and it smelled pretty."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Emman

On Saturday the 9th of June, Emman had his 6th birthday.

He said,"I didn't have anybody invited but I still got three presents. I got shoes,a yellow tambourne and a spiderman glove. I  got a cake, it was a chocolate cake, it had sprinkles on it and chocolate icing. Just three candles because 3 + 3= 6."

Photo by Emma

Monday, June 11, 2012

Week 8 Our writing

My Dad is killing the turkey. I got the turkey feathers.

By Connie

Reading time

We do lots of different things in reading time.We love to read our big books and in the library too.There are some really cool stories on the computer to listen to and some games to play as well.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Try these cool experiments, we have and they all work!

Bouncing raisins
Number of Players:
What You Need:
Vinegar, baking soda, one tall clear glass or jar, water, and eight or more raisins.
Begin by half filling your glass or jar with water. Then add the vinegar and baking soda to the water. The mixture in the glass will begin to fizz. Drop the raisins one at a time into the glass. The raisins may initially sink the bottom but eventually they will rise up and then sink, then rise again. Children should be able to watch the raisins bounce for up to an hour.

Floating Egg
Number of Players:
What You Need:
Egg in its shell (it can be boiled or raw), an almost full glass of water, and a teaspoon of salt
Carefully place the egg into the glass of water. Initially the egg will sink to the bottom. Pour in two teaspoons of salt and stir carefully around the egg. Continue to add the salt and stir until the egg rises. Eventually the egg will float as salt water is denser than fresh water and the egg will weigh less than the water.
Making Butter
Number of Players:
What You Need:
·                                 Clean Jar
·                                 Double Cream
·                                 Salt

Put in double cream into a clean jar until it is about half full. Add a pinch of salt.

Shake the jar for 10-15 minutes - you may need the help of a friend as it gets very tiring! You should notice that the double cream and salt is separating into a lump of fat and a milky liquid.

Take the lump out of the jar and put it on a paper towel so that you can wrap the towel around the lump and remove any excess liquid. Taste the lump - it is butter!

Make rain
Number of Players:
What You Need:
·                                 Saucepan
·                                 Water
·                                 Ice-cubes
·                                 Oven mitt

Ask an adult to boil some water in a saucepan.
tray cool the steam from the boiling water, changing it back into water in the form of rain drops.
Using oven mitts to protect your hands, hold a tray of ice above the steam.

Drops will begin to fall like rain from the tray! Why?

The cold surface of the ice-cube
We have had lots of learning and it was fun.

Happy Birthday Keisha

Today it is Keisha's birthday.She is six years old.

"I got a doll and you can dress it up and some hair ties and head bands.I am wearing lots of pink today,"said Keisha.

Week 7 Our writing

Today we had to bring two umbrellas to school because it was raining very hard.

By Keisha

Yesterday after we had been to the Warehouse we got into Uncle Dave's car. A few minutes later my wigglest tooth came out. I gave it to my Mum.

By Emman

Liam's Birthday

Yesterday it was Liam's birthday and he was turning three.Mum had made a square cake and we had put three candles and green icing on it. He got a train set,two books,a bag and a lunch box. I liked only one of the books and it has a CD in it. It is called, 'There's a hole in my bucket'. After I had listened to the CD we all went to the zoo.

By Emma