Monday, July 3, 2017

IOL - Term 2

Intensive Oral Language aims mainly at; expanding oral language in the classroom; and vocabulary expansion. Here are some photos of what we did in term 2. We have invited quests to share their experiences with the children. We gave our children opportunities to talk about their experiences through using photos/pictures. Children have had an opportunity to write their own story using the knowledge, and the new vocabs that they have learned. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Using Ipads

Christian is writing his story in his ipad but he is using flash cards to make his sentence first. What a clever way of learning! Well done to you, Christian. 

Learning through playing with puzzles!


This is cute!


Monday, June 12, 2017

What is HALF?

Using materials & authentic problems to help us learn about 'half'. 

A farmer has ____ cows and two paddocks. She wants to put one half of her cows into one paddock. How many cows will be in one paddock?

One-half of eight cows is four cows.

One-half of ten sheep is five sheep.

One-half of six goats is three goats.

A dog who helped its family!

BINGO - is his name!

Are we ready?

Thank you for watching!

At assembly on Friday last week, we presented this play to the whole school. We were trying to show everyone that learning is fun, there are so many ways of learning and one way is through a play. Video of our play is coming soon!! Watch out for that!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Using precise descriptive words

A muddy chicken is having a bubbles bath. 

A giant chicken is looking for a way out.

A female chicken is giving us yummy eggs.

A male chicken is always hungry.

A little chicken is looking for her family.

A big chicken has a sore tummy.

A brown chicken is hungry.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Sniffer Dog

This clever sniffer dog is working at the airport. Terii

Farmer Dog

The furry farmer dog is helping the farmer gathering all the chickens. Faith

Guide Dog.

This helpful guide dog is taking the blind man to the doctors. Faith This white guide dog is very helpful. Uirangi The blind man's friend is his white helpful guide dog. Mikayla

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Glenbrae Kids visiting Room 1

As part of our Trasition program, we visit each other once a fortnight and it is to increase children's awareness and familiarity of their next learning environment. We found this program very effective because we have kids from Glenbrae kids started at our school with confident. They consider my classroom as their own because they have been there so many times.  

Monday, May 1, 2017

Welcome Back - Term 2

So good to see everyone back to school after two weeks of holidays. We are going to learn about mindfulness breathing as part of our learning for this term. After breaks, we are going to calm ourselves down by using mindful breathing. This means that I will invite all students to close their eyes, sit up straight, take deep breaths and think of something that they really like. 

We'll see how far we'll go with this and how effective will it has on students' learning. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Future Police Men and Women - From Room 1

Watch out! We are here to look after our school, Glenbrae. We will be around during morning tea and lunch time. We will be giving out house points to those who are following the school rules. See you around!!

Constable Christian 

Sergeant Breanne

Sergeant Athena

Commader Uirangi

Commander Faith

Detective Mikayla

Constable Toe'umu

Private Kaylarni