Monday, June 25, 2018

Matariki

What a great day we had, beginning with the breakfast this morning. Here we are before morning tea with our biscuits with the 7 stars of Matariki on them. 


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Room 19 Radio Stars!

On Friday we had Kath from the Breeze radio station visit our class and ask the children questions. Be listening on Monday morning between 8 - 8.20 to hear our radio stars! 




Thursday, June 7, 2018

Kelso's Wheel

This week we have been learning about how to manage small issues ourselves by using Kelso the frogs wheel. We have all made our own Kelso with the 10 choices inside which are:  Talk it out, go to another game, wait and cool off, make a deal, apologise, tell them to stop, walk away, ignore it, share and take turns.
We have enjoyed learning the song about Kelso's choices from YouTube and the children also created role plays to show how they could use the choices.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tapa cloth and fractions

This week we learnt about how tapa cloth is made. We had a go at making our own tapa cloth (using paper, not bark). We then used what we have learnt about fractions this term to create fraction statements about our tapa cloth.







Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Room 19 Teamwork!

This week we did an activity in teams where we had to build the tallest tower in 5 minutes. The class then brainstormed ideas on what they did well when working in a team and how this leads to better outcomes which makes everyone feel good.

We also talked about what happens when we don't work together (no tower built at the end of 5 minutes) and how this makes us feel (bad). After coming up with our class guidelines on how to work well with others in a group they all had another go at making their towers. It was amazing to see the increase in talking and listening in the groups and how they showed teamwork the second time around which lead to taller towers being built. We are going to take this learning into our Maths group work which we are starting next week.










Monday, April 2, 2018

I am poems....

We have had a lot of fun creating a poem about Room 19 using similes and/or metaphors. The children then created a poem about themselves and have picked their favourite lines to go onto postcards which we are sending to Mayfair School in Hastings. Here is a picture of us all with the completed postcards joined together. We are looking forward to receiving postcards back from Mayfair School.









Sunday, March 4, 2018

Koru Shield Winners

Ka rawe Room 19...

On Friday Room 19 won the Koru shield for their great behaviour at assembly. This was very exciting as lots of the children tried very hard to win the shield. 

Mahi Tahi Tatou!