Tuesday, 22 March 2016

This week in Room 16 we have been busy little bees.  However, we are really looking forward to the Easter holiday! 
In maths this week we have been learning how to create a 3 element continuing pattern. We based our learning on the nursery rhyme Mary, Mary Quite Contrary. Here are the flowers we created. Can you read our petal patterns starting from the black dot and going clockwise? 

We also made Easter patterns and here is some of our work.

This term we have been learning how to draw and add detail. Here is our first attempt at
drawing faces. Did you check out our drawings of our Mums, Dads,Nanas and Papas in the hall? Come along and see our masterpieces!

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Week 6 in Room 16

Our letter of the week this week has been K. We know it starts words like king, kitten, koala, kiwi, and we have two people in our class whose names start with  k - Kayde and Kymaani!
 On Friday we made kites but we were a little sad that they couldn't fly, so Mrs Evans asked her boy Cameron to bring a kite to school. He did! We had lots of fun holding the end of the string and watching the kite dance in the wind. The wind was really strong and it whipped the string out of Kymaani's hand! We watched the kite sail away over Rugby Park. Thank goodness it came down and Cameron was able to run and get it!   
Here are some photos of Cameron with the kite.

Monday, 7 March 2016

We have been very busy since the beginning of the year. We have had our swimming sports, we participated in the longest hi 5 along with lots of other West Coast children and have done lots of learning.
We love learning and we all join in with everything. Here are some photos of our room so far this year. 
 Here is our alphabet wall. Can you see what we made when we learned the letter t? We cut apples into thin slices spread peanut butter on them and then put little white marshmallows between them to make teeth. The best part was eating them at morning tea. Yum!
 We talked about The Grey Main Vision and found out it is a journey of discovery lear. We have just started our school journey and along the way we are going to fill our brains with lots and lots of learning.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Fun times in Room 16

We have had a busy few weeks in our room. Week 1 started off with book character assembly and we all looked great in our costumes. Here is a photo of us all.

Last week we had Grandparents day and World Cup sports. We loved having our grandparents in our room. The World Cup sports was fun too. We were very excited to hear that the All Blacks won the World Cup! Lucas was especially excited when he came to school today and he wrote an amazing story. This is what he wrote:

In the weekend I watched the rugby World Cup. The All Blacks played Australia in the final. The All Blacks won The Web Ellis Trophy. Dan was the player of the day. I felt happy because the All Blacks won. They are the champions for four years.
I am super proud of this effort Lucas.
We made up a poem for the All Blacks and would like to think it helped them win! Here is a video of us reciting our poem.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Week 7 in Room 16.

Today we showed our hats in assembly. We paraded up and down the hall so everyone could see our great protective hats. We also showed our beautiful happy daffodils. We wrote spring stories this week and we all think that Spring is a lovely time of year. This week we had a new teacher! We gave Mrs Evans animal body parts like a lions tail and mane, butterfly wings and eyes, long flamingo legs and giraffe arms. Check out Jonti and Anika's stories about Mrs Evans! Please come in and read the other children's stories.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Week 5 in Room 16

This week in writing we wrote about elephants. This was factual writing and we wrote what we had learned about them. Did you know that elephants live in herds and they use their trunks like we use arms. They can lift and carry things with their trunks and they can also hug their babies with their trunks. Check out our elephants in Room 16.  Next week is going to be exciting because we are making protective hats and we are going to have a hat parade on Wednesday afternoon. We hope you can come and see our wonderful creations. That's all for now, it's time for home.