About Me

Dunedin, New Zealand
Welcome to Room 8 North East Valley Normal School. We are a class of 27 fabulous Year 2 and 3 children. Our teacher is Miss B and we are also lucky enough to share our classroom with student teachers too!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014


At our school this term we are having a big focus on visual art.  Each week the children are learning lots of different things with different teachers.  We are also having visiting artists from our community.  We were lucky enough to have a visit from Ange Jewiss (Lola's mum) who is a jeweller.  Ange makes beautiful jewellery from shiny silver.  She makes circles and shapes, using her hammer to make them look the way she wants them to.  She has a tiny anvil.  George was allowed to whack the hammer onto some Silver.  Ange bends wire into shapes and uses little connectors to join pieces together to make necklaces and bracelets.  Lola was wearing some of her mums beautiful jewellery to show us.  Thank you so much Ange for sharing your work with us.

Blogging problems

It's been a long time since room 8 have posted on our blog. We have had some computer changes at school which meant blogger wouldn't work properly so we have had to store up all our ideas and events.  We are hoping to catch up on all our news as soon as possible.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Making a chrysalis

When we came back to class after lunch one day we sat down for our story as usual.  Some of the children noticed something unusual on our swan plant.  One of our caterpillars was almost finished making its chrysalis!  Miss B quickly got the camera to try to catch some of the wriggling and jiggling as the caterpillar shed its skin and made its chrysalis.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monarch Caterpillars

In Room 8 we have 2 monarch caterpillars, we used to have 3 but one died.  A monarch caterpillar sheds its skin.  When it hatches it eats the egg shell. Butterflies fly to hot places like Mexico.  The butterfly dies after it lays its eggs.  They have to dry their wings before they can fly.  They hibernate.  Butterflies have a very long tongue to get nectar from flowers.  It is called Proboscus.  The skin falls off when the caterpillar makes a cocoon.  The caterpillars take about two weeks to turn into a butterfly.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Super Hero Pictures

Yesterday we made backgrounds for our super hero pictures by drawing clouds on our paper with white crayon.  We dyed over the top with blue dye and magically the clouds appeared.  Next weput on super hero capes and lay on the floor in our best super hero pose while Miss B took our photo's.
Today we have to make buildings for our pictures and add on our super hero photo's.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Starting School

We have been doing lots of writing.  We wrote some stories about Mr Tickle.  Mr Tickle has long arms and he is orange.  Mr Tickle gets in trouble for tickling everyone.  The people all got mad and locked him out!
We have been learning jump jam.  William's favourite so far is who let the dogs out and Dylan likes the witch doctor.
We have been playing lots of tag games.  Abby likes toilet tag the best.  Tawera likes hospital tag.
Bethany likes line tag.