Friday, 11 April 2014

Term 1 wrap up

Buddy Class

We are sharing our Te Reo learning with our buddies in the busy bees. We are teaching our buddies to count in Māori and the Māori colours. We are using whiteboards to draw pictures and have created some posters to help.
Bridget Chelsea and Tayla all thinking and learning together!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

ANZAC Biscuits

We having been making ANZAC bikkies and man do they look good! And thank you to Gaby for bringing in her bikkies to share! Yummy!!

Checking the recipe, mixing…looking great!
Looks like you are enjoying your baking!

I bet these smell great

Are you tasting the mixture?

Does anybody know why ANZAC biscuits were so important and special?

Monday, 7 April 2014

What we know about ANZAC day

We had a chat about ANZAC day with Carolyn. We shared what we already know and what we think we know.

We are reading lots of stories about the ANZACs and are doing lots of thinking and talking.
I wonder what what we can add to what we know at the end of the term?

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Hands on Homework

We are starting some learning around ANZAC day. We have had a think about what we know and what we think we know. Now we are finding out all sorts! We know that ANZAC biscuits are important. 
This weeks hands on homework task is to bake ANZAC biscuits.  Why do you think the biscuits were so important?

Send me photos of you making them and enjoying them! Yum!!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

What type of Learner am I?

In Adventure 9 we plan our reading and maths learning time. We need to include our must dos and teacher conferencing and then we add in our can dos to our plan. This gives us the flexibility to plan and practise what we need to do  to get better at our learning. Sometimes this planning is very tricky and we struggle to follow our plan. Suzanne spent a day with us and we have done a lot of thinking about what type of learners we are and what drives and blocks our learning.
Come in and check out our beautiful butterflies and see if you can solve our riddles!
Our day with Suzanne

Buddy Class

Luke, James and Angus. 
We are sharing our Te Reo with our buddies. We have been practising how to say hello and ask how they are. Now we are practising counting to 10. Man, our buddies are great at counting, some of them were helping us to count much higher than 20!

Kei te pēhea koe?
Kei te pai au.

Olympic Cyclist of the future...

Max, demonstrating the Olympic Cycling uniform!
An athlete in the making!
On Friday morning Simon van Velthooven spoke to the whole school. He showed us his Olympic Bronze medal and a world champs medal. We all got to hold these as he passed them around the hall. The Olympic Bronze was really heavy! Simon told us he is from the Manawatu and went to Kopane, Newbury and Palmerston North Boys High school and he started cycling by riding to school. He said we could all be athletes we need to train hard and practise lots, he spends about 1000 hours a year on his bike. Simon said this is like learning, we have to practise our learning so we can get better!!
Thanks to Jayden for being the technical expert and Max for showing us what Simon's cycling uniform looks like.