Wednesday, November 7, 2018

My new school - Glenbrae

My lovely new school - Glenbrae. Do you want to know why I love this school? Watch this!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

Ukulele Club

I like their song and I want to learn how to play Ukulele. 


Friday, August 24, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star - with our Ukulele

 We are learning to use ukulele to play 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'. 
Hope you'll enjoy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Problem Solving in Maths - Pair Share

These students are trying to solve a Maths problem by sharing their ideas with two friends. Using problem solving approach gives an opportunity for the child to talk, figure things out either by themselves or with friends. Teacher is monitoring their work, and at the same select few students to report their work back to the whole class at the end of the lesson.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Welcome Back Everyone! It's Term 3!

Welcome back parents / caregivers, and children! I hope that you have had a lovely time together. It's Term 3, and we are looking forward to meeting you for our 3-way conference in week 2, and all the other exciting events during the term. 

Taekwondo Term 2 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Poetry Recital

We learn, create and share our learning everyday in class. But on Tuesday, we shared poems that we learned in class with the rest of our school. Everyone did well, they spoke so clearly and confidently. 

Have a listen to what we have shared. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Book Character Dress Up Day

What a day it was!

Have a look at these photos for more details of that day!

We all had fun!!

Kaiza-Blaze (Gruffalo), Shane (Little Red Riding Hood), Peiten (the old man), Sivi (Hunter), Diamond (Goldilocks), Kira (Fairy godmother), Sebastian (Gingerbread man), Haloti (Hungry Caterpillar), Peni (Mouse), Daniel (Troll), Marcus (2nd Billy Goat Gruff), Tini (1st Billy Goat Gruff), Kalo (Cindarella), Manu (Prince), Palu (Billy Goat Gruff #3), Simione (The King), Iverson (Maui), Hohepa (Jack - in the Beanstalk)

Mrs Ripata (Rapunzel), Volunteer, Ms Moala (Little Red Riding Hood), Ms Jodie (The Witch), Mrs Pau'uvale (Mrs Wishy Washy)

Clickety Clack Cicada

Learning a poem could be difficult sometimes especially with unfamiliar words. Using actions or kind of movement helps students (especially ESOL students) to make connections in some way to learn the words and the structure of the sentences. 

Room 1 has difficulty in saying words in this poem, but movements / actions helps students to say the words correctly.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Shane Leiataua

Shane is one of our new students and she loves reading. Here is a photo of her reading her portfolio from her kindergarten. Well done, Shane. Keep that up!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Transition Program with GBKids

Every second Tuesday for about half an hour, GBKids with their big kids club visits Room 1. This is part of our transition program where we agreed to visit each other and talk about some of the important things that we may need to look after.
The main idea for this visit is for children to get familiar with the new environment in which that they are going to face once they start school. 

This visit has been effective and watch this slide for things that we do and the reactions from the children.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Yummy Lunch

"I am enjoying my lunch," said Haloti.

"Look at my lovely healthy sandwich!" said Hohepa.

"I think I am full, Miss Ripata." said Kalo.

"What a nice day, Miss!" said Marcus.

'This is my last piece, Miss!" said Johnson.
Iverson is looking for the rest of his lunch. 'Sivi did you take my lunch?" 

Our new whiteboard round table ...

We are so lucky to have this whiteboard round table in our class. We are using it in so many different ways. Children are using it to practise writing letters, sentences, words and their drawings.

Here are some photos of us working on our whiteboard table.




Friday, April 13, 2018

Little Red Riding Hood

One way of sharing what we have learnt in class is through play. We have been learning about fairy tales, and we used the book of 'Little Red Riding Hood'. At assembly we presented our play to the whole school and here are some photos of how we did it.

Little Red Riding Hood - Diamond
Big Bad Wolf - Simione
Hunter - Sivihiva
Trees - boys
Grandma - Kira & Kalo
Sound Effects - the rest of the class