Monday, 31 August 2015

We are exploring place value. Teen numbers have 1 ten. Ty numbers have more than 1 ten!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Manaakitanga: Kid President

Our focus is Manaakitanga, we thought the Kid President's "20 things you should say more often" links to this. This will (hopefully) encourage us to say nice things to each other. We have posted questions from @kidsedchatnz as padlets. Please answer the questions below:













Monday, 24 August 2015

Wellington - Our windy little city by Mya Simpson

Wellington - Our windy little city 
by Mya Simpson

What a pity our little city is so windy. 
What a pity our city is so windy on a wet Wellington day.

The waves crash against the rocks. 
The waves crash against the rocks on a wet Wellington day.

The skirts fly. The skirts fly into the windy wet Wellington wind.

The hats blow away. The hats blow away into the windy wet Wellington wind.

Oh what a windy little city.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Assembly 21.8.15



This morning we had a brilliant assembly. Autahi shared some great lighthouse art. Tautoru shared some writing about the community they also shared a song about a doughnut shop. Matariki and Mahutonga shared some poems. We sang a new song called Budapest. Hamish had a huge pile of awards to give out! The focus has been on using Maanakitanga.

by Liv and Chester

We had heaps of fun with the time telling. Here's some feedback we gave about the lessons. Jupiter thought that the numbers around the outside of the clock were really helpful for knowing the minutes. Lizzie liked that we got to make our own clocks. Jessie thought it was fun that everyone got a turn!

We have been working on time and reading clocks. We made our own clocks and made a human sized clock. We had to figure out who would be the minute and hour hands and then we came up with a time and showed it. Can you tell what time each clock shows?

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

In maths we've been exploring time. We've been estimating how much of something we can do in a minute and then measuring it. We've found that a minute is a lot longer than we thought--especially when you're doing star jumps or sit-ups!

Maths, time

We've been working on word families and building our bank of words. This is the -an word family word power.

Reading to Someone



I like reading to a buddy during Daily 5. Today I was reading a book called Food Patterns. When I read to a buddy I have to use a readers voice. It needs to be clear and I need to use a characters voice when I am reading the character's part in the book.

Word Families


During Daily 5 I have been practising my an word family. I know that clan, pan, Dan, man, Stan, ran, fan, van, tan, are all part of the an word family.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Reading: What do you think?

We have put the questions about reading on the padlets below. Double click on the padlet to add your ideas. We are looking forward to hearing what you have to say about reading...








Share a favourite quote from a character in a book you loved reading about.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

During maths week we worked together and solved problems!


Here Tautoru are solving problems during Maths week. We got into groups of 6 and had 5 mins to solve the problems in front of us. We had to read the questions, work as a team and figure out the answer together. We got points based on how many we got right, the strategy we used and how fast we did it. It was a lot of fun! 

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Hangman


During Daily 5 I was doing work on writing. Today we were playing Hangman.
I was doing my Mum's name and it was tricky to get because it was only 2 letters but hard to guess.
I like doing Daily 5 because you get to choose things and do all of the choices around the room.

Reading to Myself


I like reading to myself during Daily 5. Today I was reading a book called "The Gardener and the Scarecrow". When I come to a tricky word in the book I use stretchy snake to help me. So if you don't know a word, then you use your finger to cover part of it and you say "I know that word" then you say the bit you can see and then the other part. Then you put the word together.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Year 2 girls explore friendship and what it means to be inclusive.

Year 3 girls explore friendship and how words are like toothpaste. They can come spilling out but are hard to put back.