Friday, May 31, 2013
Look at the wonderful waka that have sailed into Room 9. We were so proud of them that we decided to take them to the Allen Centre to share with Mrs Stedman. She wondered how the Maori got the waka into the water. We came up with some amazing suggestions.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Our Extra for Experts task this week was to build a waka. This morning three magnificent waka sailed into Room 9. Well done Gabby, Bridgette and Evie. Gabby used cardboard, Bridgette wove cabbage tree leaves and Evie plaited flax. Come and see the waka in Room 9!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Our personal goals for learning in Room 9:
To get neater at my printing.
To write neater.
To write more interesting stories.
To get 100 out of 100 in basic facts.
I need to get better at my writing.
I want to get better at listening and learning.
My goal is to write neatly.
To write long and interesting stories.
I want to learn more spelling words and use them in my stories.
I need to get better on basic facts, especially my times tables.
I want to try and write more interesting stories.
I will practise to get better linking.
To learn my 6x, 7x & 8 times table.
I will put more similes in my writing.
I need to work on my printing to get on to linking.
I want to work harder on my capital letters and full stops.
I want to pay more attention so I can learn my maths.
I need to work on my doubles and halves in maths.
I would like to get up in a higher maths group.
I will listen more carefully in maths so I can learn more.
I want to get faster at my basic facts so I can get 60/60.
I want to learn about maths and get 60/60 in my basic facts.
Using good pronunciation and expression when I am reading
I am working hard so that I enjoy writing.
I am learning to multiply big numbers in the thousands
Friday, May 24, 2013
Today was Syardhana's last day at Outram School so we decided to have a shared lunch. Look at the delicious food that we shared. We were sad to farewell Syardhana but she is now going to be a penpal with the whole class. We look forward to hearing from you Syardhana.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Today we used the Jig Saw tool to inquire into traditional Maori culture. First we had to make a complete jig saw. We then joined with other children with the same piece of puzzle and together read a text. Next we made notes and finally we published our new knowledge on our jig saw piece. When they are all finished, each group will present their new learning to the rest of the class.
Today we crept into the Allen Centre to watch a beautiful Indian dance. Syardhana's Mum Anu taught the girls how to dance. Today she explained the dances to us. We loved the dancers, the candles, the incense - everything was superb. Thank you!