Thursday, December 23, 2010

Galoop's Last Adventure for 2010

Good afternoon,

Galoop took Matthew and I back to the Air Force Museum, courtesy of the free tickets for the Mosquito simulator that Room 2 earned through their visit earlier in the year. 'Twas cool!

We also toured the other facilities and paid a quick visit to Chris, the Air Force Museum's Education Officer.

Thanks again Chris,

And Merry Christmas all,

Mr Grant

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Good evening,


Just back from Tron Legacy. It was cool! Shades of the original Tron with not a little Star Wars thrown in - there's Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker and the Emperor. There's even the Millennium Falcon being chased by Tie Fighters. Plus way cool light cycles!



Last Day Thursday

Good evening,

And that was the 2010 school year!

We started today with our Leavers' Mass, then, after an extended morning tea, we went outside for a litter patrol.

Then 'twas time for a quick Christmas message and a quick game of Rob the Nest.

The day ended with a bit of Muscle Bob Buff Pants.

Thank you for a fantastic year, have a happy and safe Christmas break and God bless you.

Mr Grant

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fun Day Wednesday

Good afternoon,

We've had a bit of a busy day here today.

A few more maths activities...

...and some writing...

...the sharing of which I have taped...

Then, after morning tea, and a bit of singing practice, we went over to Room 8 to share a couple of songs.

After lunch we had a special assembly to honour Vicki's birthday. She was such a good sport about it all!

And a good time was had by all.

Pity about the picnic, but we can't help the weather!

Bye for now,

Mr Grant

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday Spongepants

Good afternoon,

After a bit of maths this morning...

...the J Team piled into Room 2...

...for a bit of Sponge Bob Squarepants!

After lunch we struggled with some ICT. Specifically making a virtual card Comic Life. Seemed like such a good idea at the time...

I'll try to post the results thereof later.

Bye for now, and enjoy those portfolios,

Mr Grant

Oh yes, and I have decided to keep this blog live for next year for when ERO visit (!), so the address for the Room 2 Blog for next year is most likely to be Or would you (not that any of you current parents will have children in Room 2 next year!) prefer ?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Awards Practice Monday

Good afternoon,

A fairly laid back day today.

Off to Hillmorton to practice for this evening...

...and then Room 2 went to Room 1 to complete our Christmas crafts interchange, while Room 3 came to Room 2...possibly for the last time this year.

Oh, hang on, they're back in here tomorrow for a DVD!

CU tonight. Kapa Haka children @ 6:30, the rest @ 6:45.

Mr Grant

Sunday, December 12, 2010

No Sports Gear Tomorrow

Good evening,

Sorry, I forgot to mention in the newsletter...or to the children...that the children don't need their sports gear tomorrow.

No worries if they turn up in their sports gear though, they can just change into their uniform before we head off to Hillmorton.

Mr Grant

Newsletter for Term 4, Week 10

Good afternoon,

Here is the last Room 2 Newsletter for 2010. 'Tis the last week of the year...

Mr Grant

Saturday, December 11, 2010

What a lot of books!

Good evening,

I was putting away the Room 2 Readers' reading books, and it struck me that, as a collective, they have read quite a few.

(Taken by my cell phone - the camera was in the laptop bag...which I left at home! Three guesses what I'll be doing tomorrow then. I'll give you a hint. Starts with 'p' and rhymes with 'lanning'...)

And most of these books are just from these last couple of weeks!

Bye for now,

Mr Grant

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fun Day Friday

Good afternoon,

We had a rather laid back day here today.

A bit of R.E., where we looked at Jesus' birth...

...and then, well, another Christmas craft, an assembly, and some free time, during which some took the opportunity to, well, sing!

And that was our last Friday together.

Bye, and have a good weekend,

Mr Grant

Thursday, December 9, 2010

J Team Fun Day 2010

Good afternoon,

And a lovely afternoon it has been.

We had a great day...though I was only able to take photos of the parachute station...

And that was the day.


Mr Grant

Oh, and sorry about this morning's email. I got a little confused...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Last Day Wednesday

Good afternoon,

Today was the day of lasts. Well, sort of.

For our last Maths lesson of the year we went outside to play robots and controllers, directing each other around a predetermined path.

We also had our last reading lesson for the year, and our last R.E. lesson, during which the children completed the Christmas wreaths that they started on Monday.

Tomorrow is our fun day. Please bring your togs and towel.

Bye for now,

Mr Grant

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Quaky Cat Tuesday

Good afternoon,

This morning kicked off with us lighting Mr Atherton's Christmas Wreath that I haven't got round to giving back to him yet (sorry Mr A!), before continuing with learning to give and follow direction and distance co-ordinates, first with one child of a pair giving their partner directions of how to trace a route through an easy maze onto this paper here, and then the pairs swapped roles to that the other pair directed the first member through another easy maze. Fast finishers then tried again, this time directing their parner through a harder maze the path through which they were to draw onto this paper here.

For reading Red Group read the perenial favourite by Joy Cowley Number One.

It's kind of a rite of passage for all Room 2 readers!

After lunch we had singing practice for our J Team Mass on Friday - which has just been cancelled! We will not be going to Mass on Friday as there will be a funeral happening - we went outside to play scatterball with Room 3.

I am happy to report that we completely trounced them! :-)

Oh yes, and at the end of the day each child was gifted Quaky Cat. It's a lovely wee book, and every Year 1 and 2 child in Canterbury has been given one. Cameron, I've got yours here, along with your class photo.

Bye for now,

Mr Grant