Monday, 30 November 2015

Room 5 are creating animations to learn about direct speech and how to use the correct punctuation for speech in their recounts.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

We were learning a new game played by french children called escargot..... which means snail.
See our individual blogs on how to play it and what what we think of it!

Monday, 9 November 2015

This is all about room 5 and our strengths!

Today we did an encouragement activity and we had to put strengths about each other on our names. This made us feel strong and confident about who we are and what we look like to our friends. I was surprised people thought I was good at reading. It makes me feel better about that. I had lots of kind ones (Leah) Someone called me smart. I was shocked because I only thought I was sort of smart. (Piringi) This game is cool and we recommend it to other classes!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Room 5 loved the symposium yesterday. Thank you to those parents that came along to join in. We did a presentation about minecraft. Click this link to see how minecraft helps us learn. Link

We wrote recounts about our experiences on the day. Please see our individual blogs to read them.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Today Room 5 learnt some more about adverbs and how to put them in different parts of the sentence. You can put them in the beginning, in the middle and at the end to change the structure of your sentences. This makes the writing more interesting to read.

This is a link to our activity.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Room 5 learnt about how to improve sentence structure in writing this week. They learnt how using adverbs in different places in the sentence can make their paragraph more interesting and it can also tell the reader more information about what is happening. An adverb is how something is done. eg. Running quickly or swarming aggressively.

Adverbs are cool and make our writing better!

Here are great examples. Click on the link to follow.

Mikayla's work

Troy's work

Mason's work

Today we all enjoyed the discovery of static electricity. We quickly rubbed the balloons on the carpet and our hair to charge them. We found that the two charged balloons repelled each other and we found that if we charged the balloon we could pick up little bits of paper. We think it couldn't pick up the big piece of paper because it was too heavy.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

The Writing Train

We are using the Writing Train to support students structuring how they write to engage an audience.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Welcome to 2015

Hi everyone and welcome to 2015 and Room 5. The summer was absolutely fantastic and I had some amazing new experiences I shall remember for a long time. The stories of adventures from children also sounded exciting and it was pleasing to see so many happy faces on the first day of school.

This term is busy busy busy with plenty of exciting activities planned

Swimming - Yes we are swimming and I'm hoping for the whole term. Our swimming days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Swimming caps are not compulsory but if you prefer your child to wear one place it in with their togs and towel. At present only half the class is bringing togs so lets see if we can increase our numbers.

ASB Talk - Today we had an hour long interactive fun visit from the ASB to introduce the concepts of saving money. The children realised very quickly what a great idea it is to have money in the bank for a rainy day.

Chromebooks - With our chromebook day this week many children are extremely excited. Its important children receive their chromebook quickly and become familiar with the operating system and the protocols when using it at school. Parents can help with this process by filling in the paperwork and attending the meetings. Also making sure the payments are up to date helps our office staff.

Kiwi Visit - On 6 March we are heading to Kiwi North. Children will look through the museum, go on a bush walk, get to use microscopes and explore types of avian food. The highlight of the trip will be watching the kiwis have their lunch.

Unicycling - This term we are privileged to have Christian take uni-cycling again and the children just love it especially when he does a few of his jumps and spectacular tricks. Its great to have an inspirational young role model in our school.

Football - Dan from Northland Football will be coaching groups of children providing an opportunity for the enthusiastic football stars.

Leadership Roles - As always children will have the opportunity to take on school wide or classroom roles. Its great to see so many children keen to help and I will encourage all children to have a go at these roles.

Please remind children to bring a hat to school. This is so important with our harsh sun in Northland.

If any parents would like to say hi and have a chat about the start of the year or any other areas please feel free to make an appointment.

Keep smiling and shining