Sunday, June 9, 2019

Our lovely Room 1 - Term 2 2019

It is very sad for there will be eleven of my current students moving to another classroom next week due to having a much bigger class.

Starting next week, I will only have 15 students. It is going to be easier and much more manageable and I am looking forward to having a smaller class, though I know that I won't be enjoying it for a while for there are young students already enrolled to start sometimes soon.

Therefore, this movie is dedicated to all my students that are going to move on to the new classroom. We wish you all the best and enjoy learning with your new teacher.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friendship - by Room 1

Here is a summary of what we have learned in Term 1. Enjoy watching and don't forget to be kind to each other!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Iverson @ PMP

Iverson, look at how you determined on this day to be able to catch the ball. You did this lots of times and at the end you were so happy to catch the ball. You can do anything if you have the courage to persevere at all times. 

Danile Levika @ PMP

Danile Levika, you waited patiently for Daniel Parker to hop off the ramp. You did well balancing yourself after that. Well done!


Daniel Parker @ PMP

Daniel Parker, look at how hard you worked on this day. Look at how you looked at your work with determination. You were trying to get through this triangular obstacle without touching any sides and you did! 


Balancing - Vaiana

You have been trying to balance yourself on this board, Vaiana. This board got a tiny little wheel on the bottom and you have tried and tried for so many times. 

I can see that one day, you'll be able to do this easily because you are working really hard to achieve your goal. 


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Why Play?

One of the charateristics of the philosophy of Play is - it must be self-directed and self-chosen. (Brewer; 2017)

I believe that this is because we want children to feel free to be creative. Watch this short video of children in Room 1 having fun when given the opportunity to choose what to do. They have fun and at the same time they learn to be creative.

Power of Conversation

When engaged in authentic play like swimming, children are more likely to develop higher order cognitive and socio-emotional skills ... (Gray, 2013)

Swimming is an authentic play where teachers could use to teach skills that they want their learners to learn. Language will be involved and children will more likely to recycle the language as they play. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

At the beach - in the blue water. by Matthias Tai

Matthias is a new student and he loves talking and sharing stories with everyone. On this day, Matthias painted blue water and said that Mrs Ripata is in there swimming.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Vaiana and her friend, Esm`e - illustrated by Vaiana Tamale

Vaiana got a chance on this day to draw what she wanted on her own using her own imagination. At the end, she drew herself with Esm`e under the blue sky playing. Vaiana was so proud of what she did. 

Practise forming letters correctly using paint brushes - Mose Ioane

Mose is a new student and loves writing, but still developing confidence in letter formation. On this day, he was using paint brushes to practise forming letters in a fun way correctly.

Monday, March 11, 2019

How many buckets of water have I used up today? - Peni Tupou Liu

To fill up our water tray for our play, Peni offered to get the water in a bucket. We helped Peni to count how many bucket of water to fill up the tray. He was enjoying doing it. The children were playing and at the same time learning Maths. 

Breakfast is ready - by Shane

Shane has been using her imagination to create a story through playing. On this day, Shane was making breakfast for all teachers in Room 1. She was using eggs, cheese and french stick breads to make a burger for each teacher.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Welcome Everyone - it's year 2019 !

Our very first day in Room 1. (Penisimani Taufa & Peni Liu)

It is so cool in Room 1. We love being in Room 1. (Tini & Fatima)

What a lovely way to start off our learning for this year! Swimming - cool ourselves and learn heaps about water safety.