Saturday, 21 December 2013

Merry Christmas Marvellous Munchkins!

Way back at the start of the year all of Room 6 fitted inside Myrtil the Turtle! To finish off our year we each had a turn pretending to drive Myrtil with our Santa hats on.

Balin gave Mrs Ramsay some reindeer antlers and red nose for Myrtil. Check out the cute picture...

Merry Christmas Marvellous Munchkins of Room 6!  Thank you for being such fabulous learners! Have great times with your family and friends over the holidays and see you all in the New Year.

Big hugs to you all. Mrs Ramsay  

Tuesday, 10 December 2013


Last Friday we held our team swimming event. We joined with Rooms 5,7 and 14 to demonstrate our swimming skills. 

It was a super hot day and we all had heaps of fun!!!

Monday, 2 December 2013

Making Crystals

We have been exploring how when we mix things together sometimes things change.

We wondered what would happen when we mixed borax and boiling water together.

We observed that when we mixed the borax powder with the water it dissolved. Then, when the water started to cool down the borax reappeared and started joining onto the pipe cleaners. Next, crystals started to appear on the pipe cleaner and all the way up the wall of the jar.

What an amazing chemical reaction!

First, we had to make our pipe cleaner shapes. The shape had to fit inside the jar but not touch the sides. The bottom of the shape had to touch the bottom of the jar. This took lots of problem solving.

Next, we mixed 3 cups of boiling water and 9 tablespoons of borax in a big jar. The teachers poured the water and we carefully stirred. 

We were very careful because we know boiling water can burn!

After that, we put the pipe cleaners into the borax and water mixture. We left them in the jar until the water was cold. We observed some amazing changes taking place.

The Borax goes hard like concrete in the jar

After a few hours it was time for the crystals to come out of the jar. This was a very tricky job for Mrs Ramsay and Mrs H.

Look at our amazing creations!

Crystals hanging to dry

Balance scales and number sentences

We have been making balance scales and writing our own number sentences. Check out how we show what we know about weight and numbers.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Ocean Spa Trip

Today we went on our trip to Napier with Rooms 5, 7 and 14. We had such GREAT GREAT fun! We went swimming at Ocean Spa and then onto the park for lunch and to the scooter track for a blast on our wheels. 

A BIG THANK YOU to Mrs H for organising the trip and to our parent helpers Jason, Jay, Daniel, Anthea and Karen.

Check out the awesome fun we had...........