Friday, July 31, 2009

The Rabbit and the Elephant - by Freijah, John and Will

The Rabbit and the Elephant

There was once a small rabbit and big elephant who lived in the forest. One rainy day, a tree fell onto the rabbit’s home. The rabbit was frustrated and terrified because her five babies were in the burrow.

Rabbit was so upset she was crying and screaming for help. Out of the forest came a huge, tough, blue gray elephant. Rabbit was a little scared of the of the elephant. But Rabbit was amazed to see that Elephant was in time to pick up the tree trunk off the burrow.
“Thank you so so much Mr. Elephant. You saved my babies!” Said Rabbit. “I thought if I help you, you may help me in future.” Said the Elephant.

The next sunny morning, hunters arrived in the forest. They were hunting for the rabbits to eat when they saw the elephant. They shot the elephant with a spear gun A spear pierced the tough, hairy, wrinkly skin of the elephant and fell straight to his side. The elephant made a terrible noise which scared the hunters away.

The rabbit saw the Elephant in pain and it jumped on to the elephant and gnawed and pulled at the spear with her sharp teeth and claws.

The Rabbit and the Elephant became really good friends because they helped each other.

“Little friends may prove to be great friends.”

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Rhino and The Mole - by Room 9 and written by Hannah Godard

The Rhino and The Mole

On a very hot day in the desert in South Africa, a Rhino was sleeping. Under the ground a Mole was digging and came right up into the Rhino's back. The Rhino got very very mad and pinned him to the ground.

The Mole said "Please don't hurt me, I may be useful one day!"

So the Rhino let him go. Later that day the Mole was digging and he felt the earth shake. He could smell gunpowder and he could hear Rhino running. Quickly he dug a trench and the hunters fell into it. Rhino ran off as fast as he could.

Later he came back and thanked Mole for waking him up.

"Little friends may prove to be great friends"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fables - which moral fits?

Room 9 are looking at Fables this week.

Have a read of this fable and try and work out what the moral of the fable is at the end. Put your answer in as a comment.

The Lion and the Mouse

Once when a Lion was asleep a little Mouse began running up and down upon him; this soon wakened the Lion, who placed his huge paw upon him, and opened his big jaws to swallow him.

"Pardon, O King," cried the little Mouse: "forgive me this time, I shall never forget it: who knows but what I may be able to do you a turn some of these days?" The Lion was so tickled at the idea of the Mouse being able to help him, that he lifted up his paw and let him go. Some time after the Lion was caught in a trap, and the hunters who desired to carry him alive to the King, tied him to a tree while they went in search of a wagon to carry him on. Just then the little Mouse happened to pass by, and seeing the sad plight in which the Lion was, went up to him and soon gnawed awaythe ropes that bound the King of the Beasts. "Was I not right?"
said the little Mouse.

Is the moral:

A) "Do not count your chickens before they are hatched."

B) "Little friends may prove great friends."

C) "Appearances are deceptive"

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Who are we? Where are our ancestors from?

Each day this week the children in room 9 have been sharing with each other where they were born and where their parents, grandparents and great grandparents were born/from. We have lots of families who came from Scotland, Ireland and Holland. The main reason for coming to New Zealand was " for a better life".

What was my ( Miss Edwards) reason for coming to NZ from Scotland 11 and half months ago - For a better lifestyle than that in the UK at present! Things don't change that much over 160 years obviously!

Wearable arts!

Term 3 is all about Wearable Arts. For art this term you need to design and create an outstanding piece of art you can wear for our Wearable Arts Show. Its best to start thinking about your piece of art now along with what types of materials you wish to use.

The video below is a collection of photos from the 2007 show. It might to helpful to give you some ideas.

All That Rubbish!!!!!

WOW look at all that rubbish that only 5/6 created at lunch time. We are aiming to have a nude food day. Which means no glad wrap no paper packets....basically your lunch will be nude in your lunch box!!!!!! Hopefully it won't get too cold!!!!

Get thinking how you can get your lunch box rubbish free!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009