Friday, October 28, 2011

Italian Day is the Best!

From the Preps ......
On Thursday we had Italian Day. We had lots of activities about Italy.
We dressed up in togas just like the Romans did. Some of us were dressed as slaves.
We watched a very funny play about two slaves who got a chance to be strong and brave gladiators.
Then we ran a marathon around the school. We were tired!
After the marathon we made laurel wreaths and Mrs Kennedy took photos of us.
Next we had a soccer clinic with Daniel and Steve. We learnt some soccer skills like kicking the ball with the inside of our foot and using your head to hit the ball, but not your hands.
Then we had margarita pizza and gelati for lunch! Yum! Yum!
After lunch we made busts of ourselves with salt clay. A bust is like a sculpture of your head and shoulders. We took them home to paint when they are dry.

I liked Italian Day because we got to have pizza. Oscar
We liked Italian Day because we had a marathon and I have never run in a marathon. Georgia
On Italian Day I had fun because we had a soccer clinic and I haven't played soccer before. Andy
Italian Day was my favourite special time of the year because we got to have gelati and pizza. Molly
On Italian day we watched a very funny show and it was about Italy. Will P
On Italian Day we made busts of our heads. A bust is a sculpture of your head. Kirra
Italian Day was the best day ever because we got to do lots of things like run a marathon and play soccer. Caoimhe
I learnt that in the middle of Italy is the city of Rome. Senora Senzo told us. Matthew
In the play Mario had to fight his friend because that was his challenge to prove that he was strong. Sienna
At school I liked the funny play because one of the actors put funny glasses on Riley. Will H
I liked Italian Day because I liked the funny show and they did funny acting. Eva
I loved the pizza because it was delicious! Vivienne
I liked Italian Day because we did running and soccer. Aerodyne

Italian Day on PhotoPeach

Italian Day is the best! on PhotoPeach

Thank you Signora Senzo for a fantastic day!

Do you celebrate Italian Day?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

That's Entertainment!

Last night we had our school concert - That's Entertainment! We were very excited about performing in front of our families and friends. The Preps danced to, and sang songs from Toy Story. We dressed up as toys and did a fantastic job dancing and singing.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Welcome back!

We wanted to send a welcome back to school message to our friends in New Zealand - Room 3!
We would also like to wish the All Blacks good luck on Sunday!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our Buddies teaching us about photography!

Our buddies have learnt from a professional photographer how to take a 'considered image'. There is a lot to think about when taking a photo. Our buddies shared what they have learnt about photography with us today.

Worms eye view

Check your shot!

Hold the camera steady!
Here are some of the things we learnt:

Will P
My buddy told me what a good background is. A good background is plants like trees and bushes.

My buddy taught me about birds eye view and I took a picture doing it. Birds eye view is when you look down at the camera.

I learnt how to keep the camera still. You put your left foot forward and your right foot back. Then you push the button down hard and take the photo.

My buddies taught me how to take a photo by worms eye view and worms eye view means you get down on the ground and take a photo.

I learnt from my buddy that when you take a photo you put your camera close up for a small object and when you take a big object you take steps back.

I learnt what a snapshot is from my buddies. A snapshot is when you take a picture really quickly.

My buddies taught me not to have too much sunlight in the background because sometimes you can't see what the picture is.

I learnt that when you have a dark place and you are close it makes a fuzzy photo.

I learnt that if you want to take a photo of something tall you can turn the camera around. (from Andy - landscape to portrait)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The All Blacks vs The Wallabies!

Our Quadblogging friends in New Zealand Kids with a View have made an amazing video of the haka. They are very excited about their country hosting the Rugby World Cup. So to set the mood for tonight's game - here are Kids with a View performing the BEST haka ever! Good luck to both teams!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our Reduce, Reuse and Recycle message goes global!

Our video is on an educational website called BrainPOP UK. Check it out! Now the whole world will hear our message about using less paper.

Congratulations Prep S and Prep K!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mrs Splishy-sploshy!

This week we have been reading all about 'Mrs Wishy-washy' written by one of our favourite authors Joy Cowley.
Together we have created a text innovation called Mrs Splishy-sploshy! We drew our pictures in Tux paint and then wrote our story. Everyone practised their part of the story and then we recorded it on Voicethread.
We tried very hard to use expression and speak smoothly (no bumps).
We hope you enjoy our story!

Do you think we have spoken smoothly and with expression?

Have you ever innovated a text? Tell us about it. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wonderful Wicked Witches!

Can you imagine Mrs Kennedy's surprise when she came to school and saw these wonderful, wild, witty, wacky witches whizzing wildly around the Prep room! Watch out!