Saturday 22 October 2016

Our hero...Mrs Fowler.

Rimu reading group read a book called 'Hero'. It was about about a 15 year old boy that had received the New Zealand Bravery Medal. He had saved a young boy from drowning.

The next day, Room 9 were lucky enough to be shown the medals that she had received. The Queen's Service Medal (QSM). It recognises voluntary service to the community. Recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters 'QSM' after their names. Although, Mrs Fowler is far too humble to do this. I think it looks rather good...wink, wink Mrs Fowler.

Mrs Judy Fowler QSM

Here is a photograph of her medals. The 'QSM' is on the far right together with her medals from the NZ Police and Civil Defence. Well deserved Mrs Fowler! Thank you for sharing.

Sunday 11 September 2016

Think, pair, share

Here we are being really good listeners and speakers! We are looking, listening and asking questions.

Everyone looks like they are really engaged! Great to see you all thinking, pairing and sharing.

Friday 5 August 2016

Buddy reading

Mirahkle's going to listen to Aleluia read!

Flag Football

On Wednesday we all went out to learn some great drills!

 We're listening very carefully to the instructions.

 Here we are in teams of 3-4. We were learning how to catch and throw a football.

Thursday 12 May 2016

Literacy Week - Term 2, week 1

This week Room 9 were learning and reading about New Zealand authors. We were reading books by Lynley Dodd, Joy Cowley, Margaret Mahy and so many more!

These are a few pictures of our class dressing up as characters from some of the books we had read from during the week!

Look at this gorgeous picture of Nga Jaylevan, Anita, Maylosa as Bottomley Potts and Aeriz!

Friday 6 May 2016

ANZAC day - We will remember

We were very lucky to have Mrs Flack share some wonderful stories about ANZAC day and its importance to all New Zealanders.

Hi Rachael!

Sorry about the delay in posting these pictures! Behind us is an activity about generating electricity. It showed us which were the most efficient and cost effective light bulbs to use.

This is a shot of the giant game board that tested our knowledge on being environmentally aware!

This picture was taken outside the tread lightly caravan.

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Tread Lightly caravan

This week we were lucky enough to have the tread lightly caravan come and visit our school!
The class were learning so much about the choices we make in our lives and how this can impact on our environment.

Pictures to follow soon!

Check out the link online to find out more about it.

Thursday 24 March 2016

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Life jackets and confidence in the water!

Today Room 9 got to use life jackets in the water and they loved it! It taught them about gaining confidence in and around the water. Some children were a little afraid about jumping into the deep end but with the help of the instructors they were learning some valuable skills.

You all look fantastic Room 9!

Saturday 27 February 2016

Family Fun Day

On Thursday March 3 2016 we're having our family fun day at school. It starts after morning tea, so make sure you come along to check out a fun filled day!

Hope to see you all then!

Mathematics equipment

We've been learning how to use our math equipment effectively. We have also been learning how to take care of our equipment.

Maylosa and Nga-Jaylevan

       These girls were playing addition BINGO
Mirahkle, Maylosa, Aeriz and Anilea

Houston and Nehera liked playing snakes and ladders.

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Swimming lessons

Room 9 have been attending swimming lessons at the Otara pools. They've been learning some very important skills.

New Zealand is an island nation and it is surrounded by water. We don't have to travel far to find a beach, lake or rivers. Therefore it is very important for 'our' children to learn the fundamentals about water safety and being confident in and around water.

Here are a few pics of some children from Room 9 that are enjoying their learning in the water!

Saturday 13 February 2016

Our Class Treaty

During the first week of school our class talked about what we wanted our class and school to be like. There were 3 different groups and each group brainstormed some fantastic ideas. One group used our School values!

Over the next week we created ideas based around these School values and came up with this.

We will be the 'best' that we can be
This looks like:
- Trying our best in our learning
- Asking for help if we need to

We will treat others as we would like to be treated
This looks like:
- Using our manners, saying 'please' or 'thank-you'

We will make 'good choices' in our learning and actions
This looks like:
- Having all our equipment ready for learning

We will have a safe environment
This looks like:
- Putting rubbish in the bin
- Looking after our gardens

We will look after each other
This looks like:
- Taking care of School equipment
- Taking care of each other 

You may notice that our School values all link in some way with each other, that's because they do! I think Room 9 came up with a pretty great treaty!
Found Anita while I was on duty and took this cool pic!

Our treaty was based on our school values.

This is one of our brainstorm's that helped us create our treaty.