Sunday, 17 November 2013

A new kid at school!


Shannon  said "I liked it when the dog jumped up and tried to keep the toy in her mouth. Daisha had sharp teeth that could keep the toy in her mouth. I liked it when Brendan got the toy off Daisha and he threw it up in the air, and it landed on the ground. Daisha did a side skid and got the toy. Brendan took Daisha down to where the sand pit is and got her to jump over the wooden hurdles."

We were lucky enough to have Brendon and Daisha come in this morning to help,the Excellents reading group understand the way police dogs work as they are reading a book about Police Dog, Rogue.  It was interesting and exciting to watch them working together. In the photos you can see how strong Daisha's jaws are as Brendon lifts her off the ground by her toy...which she loves and found even when it was hidden in his pocket.
 Max found this link to an article about Rogue and his handler...and his son and grandson!

Buddy BP Challenge


Today we worked with our buddies to create some clothes. The scenario was that we needed new clothes and only had newspaper and cellotape to make them. We had to negotiate, cooperate, discuss, and evaluate our way through the challenge. Hannah and Jayden worked well together with their little buddies to get the most points for their costume. Rebekah and Kaylana and Gaby worked together and everyone was always being busy helping.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Our bean germination investigation conclusion.

We have been growing our beans since 23 october. Now they are tall and growing their second set of leaves.  We found out the answer to our question - how long does it take for a bean to germinate?  It takes an average of 5 days or a median of 7 days so we said it takes from 5-7 days to germinate and grow a bean seed.  Today we got to repot them into yoghurt pots to take home. Joy said they had got a bit too tall and some of them got bent but we will plant them at home and see what they do.