Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Counties Manukau Hockey



We are lucky enough to have four quality sessions of teaching and practicing hockey skills with the crew from Counties Manukau Hockey.  We have had two sessions to date and it has been a hit with Room 12.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Kereru Celebration - Non-stop Cricket Fun!

The batting team with Jay Jay ready to hit the ball into space :-)

The fielding team with Cody ready for bowling action.  
A  HUGE  thanks to the Kereru team for organising this fun event for a Friday afternoon.
We loved it.

Celebrating diversity

Our Inquiry topic is celebrating and exploring diversity.  Blake kindly shared his book to the class which gave us a better insight into what makes Blake special.  We can't wait to find out more about the students in our class!


Monday, 15 February 2016

Name Art


Check our our personally designed creatures using our own names.
Can you work out whose artwork these two critters belong to?
Come into Room 12 and use your powers of decoding to work out the artist's name :-)

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Te Reo Maori - introduction to all the sounds through waiata (song)

Today we practiced a song to help us practice all the sounds that make up the Maori language.  We broke into five groups and allocated them one of the five vowels.  The Challenge?  Who would sing their section of the song the loudest!

Here is the link if you would like to practice this at home:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9081U86Ylf4

I know Travis and his family already have a head start and have been practicing at home - tino pai!

Mathematics "Statistics - collecting and organising information"

Using post it notes, we created a pictograph of the pets owned in Room 12.
We have begun brainstorming who would find this information useful and why and tomorrow we will analyse
what this information is telling us :-).

Thursday, 4 February 2016