Leo’s recent trip to Taupo got us all talking about the “Hole in One” golf challenge there. Mr Clark says its about 110 metres.
How far is 110 metres? Is it as long as our whiteboard? Is it as long as our classroom?
We decided to find out how far 110 metres is. We figured out that we have a metre ruler in our classroom but soon realised that it would be too difficult to flip that over 110 times. So we got out our measurement wheel.
Well, the first week of our intensive Swim School lessons have gone…swimmingly! Everyone has learnt a lot and had a lot of fun while doing it!
It has been great to see the Ruru Class continue their fabulous “give it a go” attitude. Although it has been a tiring week, we all agreed we are all looking forward to getting back in the water next week!
Hello, thanks for visiting our 2019 class blog!
We have voted to be the Year Two Ruru Class this year. The New Zealand Ruru, or Morepork are named for their distinctive call. In Maori legend Ruru are known as watchful guardians of the forest. Ruru/Morepork birds are beautiful (just like our Year 2s) and known for their fantastic listening abilities (fingers crossed!)
Thanks again for visiting!
We will be updating the blog regularly so make sure you come and look at all the fantastic things we are doing and making and learning in class this year.
We are learning how to measure things using a ruler. Can you see all the classroom items we have been measuring??
During Week 5, we read a book about growing pumpkins and then we decided to make some pumpkin soup to eat at lunchtime.
We cut the pumpkin up,
Mrs Clark took it home and roasted it… then we put the soup all together in a slow cooker the next morning and cooked it until morning tea time.
It was YUM! It was interesting to see that the WHOLE CLASS enjoyed it and asked for seconds!
What is as big as an elephant but weighs nothing?
The elephant’s shadow!
As part of our Science this term we have been learning about light and dark and what makes shadows. On a recent sunny day, we went outside and figured out how to make the biggest shadow we could…
And the smallest shadows we could.
And then we had a lot of fun trying to get away from our shadows…but we couldn’t!