Friday, 25 November 2016

Road Safety

WALHT be safe around our roads.  What can you do to be safe?

Philip - Stay with your Mum and Dad, don’t run onto the road.

Hraahil - Walk on the inside of the pavement.

Swayam - Look at the signs.

Liam - Look left and right.

Emma - Hold your adult’s hand.

Zoe Q - Hold your Mummy’s, Daddy’s or brother’s hand when crossing the road.

Zoe S - Walk across the road, don’t run.

Elise - Stop, look and listen for cars.

Annabelle - Walk, don’t run.

Skye - Look left and right before you cross the road.

Olivia Laur. - Always look at the traffic lights.

Oliver S - Always take two steps back from the road.

Isabella G - Parents, don’t lose your kids!

Marick - Parents at a number crossing, make sureyou cross safely.

Oliver M - Parents, do not park on the footpath.

Ryan F - Mummy and Daddy need to hold my hand crossing the road.

Declan - Look both ways for children, when driving.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Blind Foundation visiting with a guide dog!

Today we were lucky enough to have a visitor from the Blind Foundation. Chris came along to speak with the hub 6 and 7 learners about what it is like to be blind, and how he lives a great life just like we do, only with the support of his guide dog. He told us about his daily experiences and his work, and told us a bit of information about his dog's equipment. 

Nobel, his guide dog, came with him. Nobel is a pedigree black labrador who had been in training for a long time. He knows he has an important job to do,  and he is great at showing Chris where to go and how to get around obstacles. He shows Chris how to get to work, and because he is a guide dog he can do things other dogs can't, like go on trains and buses. Nobel is also very calm and very obedient, making him great at his job. 

We were very lucky to have an opportunity to learn from these two, and are very thankful for them coming in to teach us more about guide dogs. We have been learning about service animals in our concept time so it was great to make connections. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Hub 6 and 7's Film Festival Entry

Last term, Hub 6 and 7 dived into a world of imagination and boxes We had to build our knowledge about many things, using boxes as a platform to drive our learning. We learnt about hats, cities, robots, music, mazes, transport and animals, thinking of all the possibilities we could create out of boxes to match these topics. We took apart machines, we danced, we sang, we created, we painted, and had a lot of fun along the way.

We made a movie to celebrate our fantastic learning, and shared it at the Maniakalani Film Festival. We hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

How can we use bundles of ten to understand place value?

Hub 6 learners are making meaning of place value. What does the number 20 really mean? We are using paddle pop sticks and making bundles of 10 to visualize larger numbers as groups of ten.

Today we imagined our paddle pop sticks were certain kinds of food for different animals. We sorted and grouped animals into small and large animals, and learned what kind of food they might like to eat.

We then considered how we could effectively bundle paddle pops into tens to feed these animals. The chicken was easy to feed with only 20 seeds (2 bundles of ten). The lion was not so easy, and needed 80 bits of meat (8 bundles of ten). We had to collaborate to solve that one!