Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ramere 22 Mahuru

Friday 22 September

Gloss maths testing is continuing. This tells us what strategy your child has to solve word problems and whether they understand the higher order strategy of Multiplication and division.

Last week we wrote narratives. Today we challenged Room 13 to a "read off' .
Each person had to share their stories with at least 3 other people from another class. Then Emma from Rm 13 entertained us with her story. Look at us engrossed in story telling!



Waiting for someone different to read to.



"I'm loving it!" said Mr Fowles.


Everyone was interested in being an author.

For Inquiry we dicussed what are the pros and cons of zoos. We all have an idea as to whether we like or dislike the concept of zoos. Have a read.


Pros and cons for Zoos, by Room 11.


                                                                 Our conservation posters.




We didn't have library as it is closed for stocktaking so we did a book review disc and next Monday we will "sell" our best reads to the kids and see how many people we can get to love our book too. 
People may even look for the book in the Public Library!








We are "book Worms"!




Reiya drew this amazing tapa style turtle. Look at the detail.



Coding club used "makey makey"s to make the game operation work when our batteries were flat. They diverted current through the computer to play it! Clever bunnies.



The only NPS rule is be respectful. Sometimes the children forget this. We are squashed and space deficient so everyone needs to show real self awareness and patience until the field dries and we can run witout the mud factor again.

We discuss these issues of how to be respectful in the class,assembly, and outdoors.

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rapare 21 Mahuru

Thursday 21 September

Don't forget to get your chocolate and bars money in as soon as possible.


Spike and his Mum sorted out a deal where everyone got what they wanted! He looks so  cute with his new hair style.


Fitness.









We are getting to be strong and do amazing tricks on the bars for fitness,


Open ended questioning from the text. The Plight of the turtle.
What do these words mean?
What does the phrase ... mean, What does the diagram mean?
Why do you think? How would... What does this illustration show? Why would...

If you made a poster, what would you have on it? Why would posters be a necessity?


Hard at work on our Tapa turtles



Researching pacifica patterns





Emma L's tapa turtle,



Adam proved the Leatherback turtle could grow to almost 4 meters. He knows heaps about turtles and even has one.


Maths today was equal sharing.


And addition with money.

Warm ups with cards 

Tables with cards


Lucia teaching Samantha division.


Snatch the cards with addition and multiplication.

This afternoon we created our own conservation poster that could be displayed to help save endangered turtles using an illustration, colour, a catchy slogan and information where appropriate.

For P.E we played badminton using the games Mani had taught us.



Isi reading to Room 2 children. The kids love hearing the kauri kids read to them.


Toa reading his book to them. Their reading is becoming smooth and has lovely expression.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Raapa 20 Mahuru

Wednesday 20 September

                      Some children loved the badminton lessons so Mani sent us a flyer. Look out for it.


Toa and Isi read a purple reader today. They were super stars.


We read the story, The plight of the Sea turtle.





We discussed it and related it to the Pacific Islands and the illustrations to the tapa cloth art work we had.



Then we drew our own Pacifica Sea turtle.








I took a group so that I could see if the level 3 concepts that were in the text were an appropriate level for these readers.






We were all really engrossed in the task.


For inquiry we looked at the Behind the Scenes, big book. We then discussed the good and bad points of zoos


Some of us decided Zoos were a good thing and others that they were not a good thing and then we backed up our ideas. This will lead onto an arguement piece of writing..


Our turtles are looking very beautiful.






We'll finish and colour them lightly in Pacifica colours.



Reiya modelled the cutest little elephant from blue tack. he modelled it from a book illustration.


I had my appraisal today. Thanks to the children who were part of this process with me.


Ramere 22 Mahuru Friday 22 September Gloss maths testing is continuing. This tells us what strategy your child has to solve word problem...