Monday, April 26, 2010

What happend to Pluto?

In Room 3 our new Term Theme is 'Spaced Out'
Watch this space to see how 'spaced out' we get!

In reading we have been learning about summarising and 'word clouds'. See if you can find out about Pluto.

Key words
Good readers notice key words.
Here is a ‘Word Cloud’ of a text called ‘What happened to Pluto’.
Can you identify the key words?
‘Word Clouds’ have some words bigger than others because these are words that have been repeated in the text. The bigger the word the more it was repeated.
So what do you think happened to Pluto?

Questions for your school

These questions are for Nabby3 but if you are a school you are welcome to answer them so that we can write a report on different schools from anywhere in the world!

How did you get the name Nabby3?
The area of our school is called Nab and we are in year 3
How many classrooms do you have?
9 classrooms
How long have you had your blog?
Two months
Our school has been opened for 75 years. How long has your school been opened?
Since 1860
We have student leaders for sport at lunchtime, they are called Dynamo Leaders. Do you have Dynamo Leaders?
No, we have what we call Play Leaders
Do you have a garden?
We have a meadow. We also have a bird bath and a bird feeder! (we can't wait to see the photos)
We have an award winning enviro group; they look after our school environment. Do you have an enviro group?
We have 89 students in our school. How many children are in your school?
We have a head boy and girl at our school. Do you have head prefects at your school?
We have head teachers but not head prefects.
We have school houses named after our local mountains, one is a volcano. Do you have school houses with leaders like in Harry Potter?
No! (Nabby3 laughed when we asked this)
We have 36 computer notebooks to share in our school; they live on what we call COW’s (computers on wheels). Do you have computer notebooks?
We don't have COW's we have a computer suite with 16 computers and every class has a computer, we have 6 computers in our class.
Do you make graphs?
Do you have a Learning Centre or Library where you can read books and do research?
Do you play sports at your school?
Football, tennis, basketball, rugby and multi skills (we would love to know more about multi skills!)
We have a strategy to use called a SLIDE, for when we have a disagreement with other students, teachers or adults. What is your SLIDE?
The connection to Nabby3 was a bit delayed when we asked this questions but they did so they just SORT IT OUT!

Thanks From Room 3 Broadlands School
Hi Nabby3 if we have any answers wrong can you let us know. Talking to you on Skype was very fun and we would like to do it again sometime. Sometimes when we were talking it was a little bit delayed so we weren't sure of your answers.
Thanks Nabby3

Friday, April 23, 2010

What is a Hangi?

A Hangi is a traditional Maori meal cooked underground.
Here is a game that you can play to learn how to cook a hangi.
I think a hangi is a top class meal and is so delcious.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Check out Nabby3's new site. We were so happy when we saw their animoto slideshow of the children with our letters and artwork. We enjoyed it so much that we have been busy taking photos of us with their butterflies in our beautiful school garden which oozes Autumn! (Thats what Ms Matthews says!) We hope you enjoy it! We did! It'a funny that its spring at Nabby3!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Guess who visited us!

We had the Prime Minister in our classroom this week.
How lucky are we!
We sent Mr Key some questions about his 3 R's and he sent the answers to us by video! When we watched the video it was like he was in our classroom.
We felt very lucky that Mr Key could take some time out from his job and make a video for us. we also sent him a photostory which we will show you.
We aren't able to post his video because that is special to our class only.
Thank you Mr Key you rocked our world!