Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Challenge - Owls

When you think of owls, do you think of Harry Potter like I do?

A raffle ticket for leaving me a comment to say you have completed this challenge.

Chocolate - my personal favourite

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more scrumptious and delectable...

Your task today is use descriptive and creative adjectives to describe chocolate!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Adobe Photoshop Elements

In computer club you can turn this...

into this...

This is Giancarlo's Fiat X1/9 that he is rebuilding. Many years ago, it used to be mine:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Dead Sea - challenge

Your new challenge, following today's Science experiment on floating eggs, in on the Dead Sea.

Dragon Eggs

We are raising baby dragons in 4S. Please bring in your blown egg, beautifully decorated for us to hatch in class this week.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Your teacher says:

What do you think?

Does this happen in your backyard?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Circle the cat game

This fun link to Circle the cat was given to us by lovely Momo.

Spirit Bear - Challenge

Your second challenge will be to research the Spirit Bear.

What makes it so unusual?
Where does it live?
How many are there?
How big is it and what facts can you tell about it?

After you have researched the Spirit Bear, write down what you have learned, in your own words and in your own handwriting. Include an illustration, either hand drawn or printed.

A challenge is one page of work that you do BY YOURSELF. It is not a project or a typed piece of work. You must write the information in your own words. Have a look at the one Gy did tomorrow. It is beaut! She did it all by herself. She can have another raffle ticket. Well done Gy and all the students who attempted the first challenge on dragons.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Owl and the Pussy Cat

This morning we are going to read Edward Lear's delicious poem, The Owl and the Pussycat.

It's a "nonsense" poem first published in 1871. It still rocks!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pywacket plays against an Australian rep side player

Alessandro has represented Australia twice so far. Here is Pyewacket challenging him to a game of pool.

Pyewacket has LOTS of youtubes

When I was one

Here is Pyewacket when she was little. This picture reminds me of the A.A. Milne poem:

When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six,
I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

Sailing solo around the world

Abby has a new post. She is another 16 year old who is attempting to sail around the word, solo.

She has had to stop , and is going to restart. She is in California, USA.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Finally Friday - shall we do some... experiments?

Today we will have a Science experiment.

Soak Some Potatoes

Slice a small potato lengthwise into several pieces that each have two flat sides. Place some of the pieces in one dish and the rest in another. Fill both dishes with water. Add two tablespoons of salt to one of the dishes, and label it "salt water." Let the potatoes soak for 15 minutes.
Compare the potatoes. Is there a difference in firmness? Why?

Look for further info here.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Typing Teacher

Try this typing teacher!