Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Gymnastics week 3

Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs

Today we acted out the story of Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs,  we pretended to be different types of dinosaurs.  Then we made houses out of blocks for the dinosaurs and made pictures of our favourite dinosaurs.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Reflections about the Howick Historical Village trip

My favourite thing was the winding thing - Luke

I liked the see-saw, it was fun - Alex

I made a boat at the village - Milan

I loved the smelly old duck pond - Xavier

My favourite thing was the school because we get to write.  I used slate - Stella

I liked the games.  I liked the horse game - Thomas

It was funny when the teacher, Mrs White said to Nathan’s Nan “Why are you at school in your underwear?” -  Ella P

I liked the well, the bucket pulled up the water - Marco

I liked the play house, the dolls were cool - Yurie

Literacy Learning

I was being very determined in my learning by writing high frequency words. 
Abbigail was able to build her knowledge of high frequency words during learning time.

Howick Historical Village

Howick Historical Village

Can you Make Meaning by comparing and contrasting what we do now and what children did back in the 1800's?

Going to Church.
At School.

Playing games
No computers.

Slate and pencil.
Hand inspection.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Final members of the Blue Bears!

Please meet Ella!

Please meet Ethan!

Please meet Zophron!

Please meet Taylor!

Meet the Blues Bears, part 2

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Please welcome Alex!

Please welcome Maia!

Please welcome Andy!

Introducing some of the Blue Bears, watch out for the rest of the Blues Bears!

Please welcome Phoenix!

Please welcom Manav!

Please welcome Charlotte!

Please welcome Elle!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Wonderful Writing

Sailor Sam Descriptions

We used the learning process to help us build our knowledge on words to describe Sailor Sam.  We built our knowledge of new sentence starters. We made meaning by sorting our ideas and applied our understanding by creating and publishing our own descriptions.

Gymnastics week 2

Learning at home

Heres some photos from the weekend, where Mishara put her reading into action by making a banana boat. She chose chocolate (instead of vanilla) ice-cream and marshmallows (instead of popcorn) for the waves - personal preference I think.

We experienced difficulties getting the banana to balance on the 1st layer of ice-cream. 

Great job Mishara

 :0) I love the fact that you ordered the text to follow instructions. You were definitely using the learning process which part of the LP did you find most useful?

Mrs J

Friday, 13 February 2015

A E I O U Te Reo Kori

We have been learning a te reo song about the Maori vowels.
We will be performing this at school assembly on Friday the 20th. Have a sing along.

Press this link A E I O U

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Picnic information

Click here if you missed the picnic

Or if you need to digest the information further. Thank you to all those who attended tonight it was lovely to meet you. 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Exploring Maths Activities

Phoenix and Jayla had great fun making different patterns in maths today. 

Monday, 9 February 2015

Gymnastics with Hub 4

IT Skills

Today hub 5 and 6 learners where looking at cameras. Cameras are great for taking a snapshot of what learning goes on in hub 5 and 6. 

We all enjoy having our photos taken, so we thought it would be a good idea to be able to take the photos ourselves.

We were building knowledge by trying out and experimenting with cameras.

We learnt how to hold the camera steady and take a portrait photo of a buddy. We identified the parts of a camera. For example the batteries, memory card and how the lens functions like our eye.

                                            Correct distance from subject is important.
                                            Riley getting to grips with the camera.
                                            Ruby's got the hang of it!

Gymnastics For Hub 5 and 6

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Introducing the Blue Bears!

These lovely learnes are in the Blue Bears. There guradian teacher is Mrs Elliott.
We spend the end of the day together and already they are amazing and leanring aobut the Learner Qualities!!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Who do you like to learn with?

I like learning at home with Leila - Khalil

I like learning at home with Daddy and Mummy.  I like chickens and aliens too! - Nathan

I like learning at home with Daddy and Mummy.  My favourite seat is a bean bag - Ryan

I like learning with Mummy - Yurie

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Purple Pickles Guardian Group- reflecting on where we learn best.

Chenuthi - I like the whiteboard table because you can learn how to write.

Ashton- Outside I learn best on the playground I like to play on the monkey bars.

Anna- I learn in the hub in the break out room on the bean bag.

Eloise-  Sitting away from my friends so you don’t talk to them and you really focus.
Oscar B- The best place for me to learn is in the Wellington room on the floor on the ground.

Ciara- In the Dunedin square room so no one disturbs my reading.

Gauri- In the Square room as there is a lot of room.

Cheyene- I like to go in the Auckland bit as there is heaps of learning and I like to draw.

Jayla- I like the Wellington room because there is heaps of stuff. I like there are lots of stuff.

Alice - the Green mat area you can do drawing and there is a hundreds and twenty five learning.

Jack M- I like the square room because I like reading and I can do reading and no one disturbs me.


I like the whiteboard table because I like drawing.

Elena- I like the world map because you get to do the calendar with all your friends

Zara- I like the whiteboard tables you can do drawing of things that are good and bad.

Abstract Faces

Today in the Green Gladiator Guardian group we made abstract self-portraits! We had lots of fun using crazy colours and shapes.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Welcome back look what learning we have started today.

To be self aware and stretch ourselves as learners to get out the learning pit.

Being determined in our collaboration.

Building our knowledge about the library. So exciting!