Monday, February 12, 2018

Go For It

We have started our weekly Go For It sessions. We will be focussing on learning large ball skills this term. We looked at passing today. It is important to Step, Push and then Point.

Becoming a Focussed Learner

We are investigating what will make us powerful focussed learners. Today in groups we talked about what distracts us from our learning. Here we are talking about barriers to our learning.

One of the things we talked about was being too tired at school. Having a regular bedtime is important. Often children need some downtime away from TV's and devices before they go to sleep too.
We visited the library today and the children were excited to be able to take the books home to read in bed or have them read to them.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Find a Friend

We are still getting to know each other. Today we played a game of Bingo. We had to find people who matched some of the sayings on our form and place their name in the box beside the statement. If you found five people in a row you called BINGO.
Some of the statements were things like - I hate mushrooms, I am the youngest, I like to wear pink, I have lived in the same house my whole life, I am the youngest, I have been n a plane etc.

Cocoa Visited a Very Excited Class

Cocoa the School Cat visited our classroom for the whole day today. In all the time I've known her she has never been in the classroom for this long in one sitting. She must have sensed a calm quiet group of children.  If you look closely you will see her sitting on her stool under the painting table.

Ashlee worked with great focus all day. Wonderful. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

2018 - off to a great start

Today we learned a little about each other.
We threw a ball of string to each person and they spoke a little about their holiday, hobbies, likes, family etc. We then passed the ball of string to the next person. 
It was great to see our class all connected to each other.

Makaea had an awesome start to the year - being super efficient with his work and keen to give of his best. He earned the privilege of wearing a class band today.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Ra Whakangahau

Ten students in our class are part of our Ra Whakangahau group.
They performed a dress rehearsal today. We were so proud of them