Monday, 11 December 2017

Pools trip & last minute notices

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all of the parents who came and helped with our end of year picnic - the kids had a blast! Sorry I haven't got any pictures to put up - I left my device at school!

Please remember to check the 2018 class lists that are posted on Mr Byers office window. Stationary lists have been sent out already.

Book bags , left over books etc will be passed on to the next class teacher, hats will be sent home so they can be washed - but will be needed first day back in 2018.

Thursday is our end of year certificate assembly. This starts at 9.30am in the Rec Centre and goes until 11. After this will be morning tea as usual and then furniture will be moved from the classrooms that are changing locations.

It is a very busy time of year, if you have any questions please come and see me.


Sunday, 26 November 2017

Hands on learning.

In Room 5 I try to mix up our learning activities to keep students engaged and enthusiastic about school and learning. This week , as you would have seen from the newsletter , we dressed up, blew bubbles, created in the sandpit and drew on the concrete.
Trying to blow bubbles with items from the classroom was a big hit, and it made for some great story writing.
Here is a short clip of everyone in action - including a couple of big kids we had for the day  from Room 9.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

How we learn our ABC.

Today during reading time students in Room 5 work on 'tumble' activities. These are individual activities that students can work on ,mostly, by themselves.
Today it was such a nice day outside, we decided to try having an activity out of the room. We got out the chalk and were practising how to write our letters and names out on the concrete.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Junior Big Day In 2017

A quick clip of some of the photos from my station during our Junior Sports Day , once the teachers have caught up we will be sharing a lot more photos on our school website and Facebook page so stay tuned!

Busy Busy Term 4!

How fast are the weeks flying by?! We have had new faces join us, lessons in how to be firewise and our Junior Big Day in!

Stay tuned for photos from our Junior Big Day In! We hope you all had a lot of fun, the day was a great success.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Brandon & Sharons' snail

This week while I was on duty I came across Brandon and Sharon. They had found a little snail in the garden. It was great to see them exploring how he moved, and what would happen when the snail came across a gap in the table. There were great conversations being had between all of the children who came over to discuss the snail, like how does he move, where is his home and what does he eat. A great example of how not all learning happens in the classroom!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

More smiley faces for Room 5!

This week we welcomed Phoenix, Austin and Amul to Room 5. Amul is the first from his family to attend Stanley Avenue and so is Phoenix. Austin is lucky enough to have a big sister with him at school. Say a big Hi to our newest students if you see them around!