Thursday, 31 October 2013

Kia Ora all

Our arts focus this term is dance, with our theme: Dance through the ages.

Here is a link to a youtube video of dance steps for 'Oh Mickey'

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

School newsletter

Kia Ora all

Please click on the link below to view today's school newsletter.

                                                         School newsletter 30.10.2013

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Kia Ora all

Welcome to week 3.
It's a bit shorter than usual with Monday being a public holiday.

A large group of students received mathletics certificates today. We are especially proud of Brook and Anneke who earned a GOLD certificate. Way to go, girls!

EXCELLENCE award winner

Well done to the awesome Savannah for receiving the Room 5 Excellence certificate at the kauri team assembly today. Savannah manages herself well on her learning tasks, and makes excellent choices about when she needs to seek support with a learning task from classmates, teacher or 'workshops'. These workshops are held on the mat for students who would like extra support with the current learning activity.
An excellent role model. Well done, Savannah.

Today we began with writing and focused on how to use speech marks correctly. We have a display board showing our writing goals for writing a narrative. You can view this below; it is also on our 'Writing' page.

Today we focused on speech marks. Did you know there are five basic rules that help us to use speech marks carefully?
Here is a picture of them; they are on display in the classroom.

We look forward to sharing our narratives with you.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Kauri team newsletter

Kia all

Click on the link below to view the Kauri team newsletter.

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Monday, 14 October 2013

Monday 14th October

Kia Ora all

Welcome back to term 4.

Today was spent getting back into the groove of school life. We did a desk change this morning. Given it is term 4 and our self-management skills have developed much from term 1, students chose where they would like to sit.

To support teamwork at our new seating arrangements, today we introduced 'Class Dojo' an ipad app that allows you to show group points. We have 4 new groups (table groups): The V8s, The Captain Underpants, The Breakers and The NRLs. Points are awarded for various expectations and also for table quizzes.

Today's quiz tested understanding of TIME. For example, " How many minutes in an hour?" "How many days in a fortnight?" "How many weeks in a year?"
Today's victorious team was The Breakers.

Here is a screenshot of what the display looks like.

We also went to the library and chose books for our daily silent reading. We also chose a collection of fairy tale / narrative books for our classroom library - seen as we are going to be writing one ourselves.

For writing we worked on our draft reply letters to our penfriends at Kingswood Junior School in England. We hope to have them published and ready for mailing by Friday.

We also popped out between rain showers to practice our sprint starts and baton changing in preparation for the Kauri Athletics Day next Wednesday (23rd).

Congratulations to Scott, Courtney, Natasha and Charlotte on receiving a matheletics certificate.

Congratulations also to the super talented Courtney who attended the National Trampoline Championships at Napier Boys High School during the holidays.
Courtney shared her certificates with us today and told us about the school. We took a look on Google Earth.
We are very proud of Courtney and her achievements. Well done.

See you tomorrow
Mr F.