Thursday, March 24, 2016

Zayd's square roots poster

Check out this cool poster Zayd has made explaining how to find square roots.

Gold Certificate

A huge congratulations to Lyan who has achieved a Gold Certificate in Mathletics. That means she has earned over a 1,000 points a week for 20 weeks! Keep up the great work Lyan!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Perfect Presentation

This week Dakota and Aiden have been working on a presentation to share with visitors to our school. Very cool to see how hard they are working!

Exciting times ahead!

Today Lasa, TJ, Samicle, Anneleise, Kiesha, Siola and Sharnarnia were lucky enough to meet some lovely ladies from Banardos and the Ministy of Education to look at the plans for the new Pan Pacifika Early Childhood centre which is being built where the school car park is now. We shared some ideas about what we would like to see to give the centre a Pacifika feel. The exciting part was there was a film crew filming our chat! It should be on TV in the next few weeks. We are looking forward to working with Mrs Mclachlan to plan and complete some art work to decorate the centre. Watch this space for more details!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Time Management

Today we are focussing on our time management and completing our set tasks in 15 minute blocks. When the timer bomb goes off we come down to the mat and reflect on how well we worked as individuals.  We then decide what is the best use of our time for the next 15 minutes.

Check out some of the completed work on capture the moment!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Construct a tower challenge.

Today's challenge involved children working in their groups to construct a tower to hold a laptop tray for 30 seconds.
The team that could construct the highest tower to hold the weight of the tray would be the winner!

Check out the video below to see which team won!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Blogging Time

This week we are connecting with Room 22 from Owairaka District School in Auckland.  
We are commenting on their awesome blog! 
This is a great writing task with purpose and an authentic audience! 

We love blogging! 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Who am I?

Check out our awesome descriptions.  Can you guess who the people are before their picture shows up?

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Working together to help our class be a Healthy Community

This term we have been completing group challenges to develop our skills of working cooperatively. We know that working together is a skill we will need at lots of different times in our lives.  Sometimes we have found this tricky but we are noticing we are improving our skills. Here are some photos and videos of some of the challenges we have done.

Chain challenge - Who can make the longest chain using only 1 piece of paper, scissors and 1 metre of tape.

Create a roll-a-coaster for a marble that is at least 35cm long and the marble can come to a complete stop at the end.

 Stack five cups without using your hands and only string and a rubber band.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Lunch Club

Another great turn out at lunch club and another delicious sandwich.  A big thanks  to the awesome parent helpers!