Welcome to Room 2's Learning Blog. Our blog is a place where we can share all the exciting things we are learning and doing at school. We look forward to interacting with you and having you post comments on our blog.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Our Class Mural!

We have finally finished our mural! We all think it looks really cool and we can't wait until it goes up on our school fence.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Mural work

At school we have been designing and painting our class mural.  We brainstormed ideas about what makes Room 2 special.  We decided on having the Kowhai tree, the 3 R's (respect, responsibility, resilience) learning and growing sign, a school bus, a rainbow and some flowers.  It has been alot of hard work but we are excited about finishing it and putting it up on the fence.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Making Sherbet Fizz!

We are learning about acids and carbonates. Today we made Sherbet Fizz.  First we put some icing sugar into a bowl.  We tasted it.  It tasted sweet.  Next we put raro into the bowl and mixed it.  We tasted it - it tasted really sweet.  Then we put baking soda in.  It was sour!  Lastly we put some tartaric acid in.  It was YUCK!  It started to bubble in our mouths!  Miss Parton brought some orange juice and we put it in the sherbet fizz.  It bubbled and fizzed! The bubbling and fizzing was the carbon dioxide gas. What causes the fizzing in soft drinks?

Monday, 10 September 2012


Last week the whole school did art for 3 days.  We did printmaking, we made korus from plaster of paris, we made god eyes in weaving,candle carving, mosaics and paper making.  It was a lot of fun and hard work but we all really enjoyed it.  We think our art work looks pretty amazing.  What do you think??

Monday, 3 September 2012

Gingerbread Man Play

On Friday we put on our play - The Gingerbread Man for the rest of the school.  We have been reading and learning about the gingerbread man in class and loved it so much we decided to do a play.  Miss Parton re-wrote the play so there was super heroes, fairies and transformers in it.  We had a lot of fun! Miss Parton said we were all AMAZING!! We want to know when is our next play??

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Gymnastics afternoons

In class this week we are learning some gymnastics techniques.   We have learnt how to land correctly, do a forward roll and jump over a low bench using our hands and landing with our feet together.   It has been a lot of fun! Do you know what the landing position is called that Megan has landed in?

Making Gingerbread Men

We have been reading the Gingerbread Man story in class and decided to make gingerbread. First we rubbed butter into the flour mixture, then we added egg.  We mixed it altogether to form a dough. We left it in the fridge for half an hour before we rolled out the dough.  We used cookie cutters to make our gingerbread man shapes and baked them in the oven for 10 minutes.  They smelled YUM! We then decorated them with chocolate buttons and peddles and then we ate them for morning tea! We had a really fun morning! When can we make some more???