Friday, July 28, 2017

Building Houses

Science Intensive Week - the first week of Term 3. Topic was about building houses using ideas from 'Three Little Pigs' story. We split junior school into three big groups and each group built a house. One group built a flax house, another group built a stick house (teepee house), and the third group built a brick house. 

Watch the video for some of the things we did as we built our houses. We talked about insulation, fire hazards, strenth, materials and tools used to build a house. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Cut Up Sentences

Cut Up Sentences
- helps new entrants to read from left to right
- helps everyone to see that a sentence is made out of words
- helps students to identify words by pointing at each word
- helps students to read with fluency
- helps students to repeat reading their own story

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.