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.

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


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.