Saturday, June 24, 2017

Week Four By Hannah

Week 4 started with Lucy A sharing a video of her on the high ropes at Butterfly Creek last weekend. Here is the video of Lucy A.

Wow that was so cool!
Then on Tuesday, we started making our statistical investigation posters. We had to think of a question we wanted to find information too, ask the class to collect data and then use the data to make a graph. Here are some photos of them

 We did a great job on those!

On Wednesday we had some science on what we know about Space, and the universe and also what we wanted to learn. We watched a video of some facts about space and other stuff here is a few photos of us taking notes.

Pretty cool!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Week Three - By Sonia

On Tuesday 16th May, Rooms 15 and 16, along with the Pukeko team were lucky enough to visit the Manurewa Marae. First, our tour person named Eli, welcomed us in with a powhiri. Next, we acknowledged and thanked them for welcoming us onto their marae with a song. We, then went in the marae.  We also sang the song tihei mauri ora. Next we checked out the  wharenui. It had many pictures of the maori king, queen and lots of other ancestors. we also participated in a play, learning about how Manurewa got it’s name and the two brothers flying the kites. After all that fun, Eli taught us a song called Aue ka hoki nei au.  It was such a wonderful day and we are so lucky we had lots of parents to come and help us too. Check out the video!
Written by Sonia.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Week two - By Coraleigh

Week 2 started with Ben sharing some wool from his grandparents. Sheeps wool is very delicate. It is as light as holding a cloud but fluffier. Here is a photo of Ben holding some wool.

Cool right?. It was nice of Ben to bring some wool in to share with us.

Last week we started doing tennis. The class has done well for the first 2 days. Ben and Oscar came down to help us learn. We did a few relay challenges.
Here are some photo’s of room 15 learning tennis with Ben and Oscar. IMG_0641.JPGIMG_0634.JPGIMG_0636.JPG

On Thursday Cayden got a Special certificate from Mrs Cowan for demonstrating all of the A, B, C and D from signal Sam. Here is a photo of Cayden with his certificate.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Welcome back to Term Two!

Welcome back to term Two! I hope you had a relaxing break and you're ready to get into some action packed learning!
We have had such an awesome start to Term Two. The attitude and contribution to the daily program is really impressive. Keep it up Room 15! 

Tuesday marked our first Tennis session for the term. We are so lucky to have experts come to school and teach us the skills and rules around these fun sports! We found some of the co-ordination tasks a little tricky but we had fun nonetheless and we are only getting better! Check out of pics of our first session. 

Teamwork and working together is a really important part of the Room 15 culture. We were given the challenge to work in groups of four to create the tallest AND strongest tower using only 100 straws, sellotape and had 30 minutes. The catch was, it needed to support/hold a ball. This activity was really cool and we had so much fun. Teamwork was an important aspect of this task as we needed all hands on deck to design and create the tower. Take a look at our photos.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Exceptional Writing

The homework task for last week was to write a narrative story from a character's point of view. The ideas that the students came up with were outstanding. So outstanding that they needed to be shared! Take a look at how awesome these pieces of writing are!

The writing prompt

Ben's Writing
Kayley's Writing
Lucy A's Writing
Maika's Writing
Sanah's Writing
Sonia's Writing
Seren's Writing
Xavier's Writing
Lucy B's writing
Ashleigh's Writing

Week 3 & 4

We have had such a busy couple weeks!

One of our accomplishments from Week Three is our Symmetrical Name Monsters! This worked in nicely with our Geometry focus.The end results are spectacular and the children feel very proud of their work. Take a look at the pictures and see whose name you can spot!

We learnt a new game during Tui Team sports time on Friday. J-ball is a super fun game that involves getting the ball over the rugby posts and the opposite team have to catch the ball or they are out. This results in players getting out rather quickly due to not catching the ball. The first team to get all the other team's player's out, wins. Here are some pictures from our first game. It will not be our last though!

House spirit day
Friday marked the first house event for the year. It was so neat to see everyone from Room15 get so involved in dressing up in their house colours and also proudly shouting their house chat. After lunch, we met up with our houses and played some games until it was time for the house chant and walk around the school. What an awesome day! 

Mathletes of the week
Well done to the mathletes of the week. You have worked very hard this week! Keep up the great work.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Week two

What a busy week Room 15 had! We achieved so much in four days and are so proud of what we accomplished.

Wednesday marked our first Hockey session with Counties Manukau. We had such a great time and enjoyed refreshing our skills alongside working as a team. Check out some of our action shots!

Buddy class
We were so excited to meet our buddy class, K2M on Friday. We introduced ourselves and got straight into working together. We had so much fun completing a PB4L scavenger hunt around the school! 

Self Portraits
What a talented bunch of artists Room 15 are! We looked into a range of techniques such as shading, blending, and using light and dark lines for effect. We sketched self-portraits of ourselves using half of our faces to reflect the other side! This also translated nicely to our geometry that we have begun to revisit. 

Mathletic Champions
Well done to all the students in Room 15 who worked hard at their Mathletics this week. A good number you reached or exceeded 1,500 points, which is the expected minimum number of points students should be achieving each week. Special congratulations to the top three Mathletes who are listed below!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Getting to know Room 15 - Our first week

We had such an awesome first week back for Term one!
We spent our time getting to know each other, our routines and requirements, our classroom environment and also Miss Koppier.

One highlight was the "find your partner" game where we had to use our questioning skills to find the partner that matched our own. Some partners included Batman - Robin, Shrek - Fiona and salt - pepper.

We also got stuck into writing by writing about our summer holidays. Check out how cool these look! Room 15 did a spectacular job!

We have been working really hard on several art pieces which we cannot wait to finish and display around the classroom. Watch this space for pictures of our completed creations!