Mrs Wrights son, Fredrick came and visited us and showed us how to make a balloon and mouse trap car. We thought these were very cool and brought lots of bits and pieces to school to be able to construct our own. We were up for the challenge. We were pretty busy with the many other activities happening at school but we finally managed to finish constructing the cars on the last Friday of term 2. We had to wait all holidays to be able to trial them and see which car was the fastest. We finally got to trial our cars on Friday. We found that many of our designs needed some modifications. Jessica, Cartia and Viliami's cars were in the final race down the ramp. Jessica's car won the race. We all want to have another go at constructing a car so have thought about what sorts of modifications we would make so they would go straight and faster.
During week 9 we had a full book week. There were lots of activities and visitors to the school and many, many books read. We thoroghly enjoyed listening to all the stories. We had authors and illustrators come and show us how they write their stories and draw the illustrations. We found this really interesting.
We also had our Mums, Dads and grandparents come in and read to us. It was a fabuous turn out with majority of Mt Somers parents visiting. The day they our dads came in, we were all dressed up in our PJs and had our favourite teddy bears with us. We thought it was pretty cool that all the teachers dressed up as well.