Sunday, 21 May 2017

Week 3 Term 2 in Room 10

This term we started whole school Jump Jam in the Rec Centre - 9:10 till 9:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Some awesome jump jam talent coming through - and not just from the students :)

We now have our Te Reo Feeling Emoji art on display in our cloakbay area - thanks again to the clever display skills of Kathy :)   And also our ANZAC display is up in our class.

We have also finished our Kiwiana art and acrostic poems - these will be displayed shortly in the classroom.  They look amazing :)

This week is our School Bookfair in the Library.  Our exciting theme this year is Pirates.  Ahoy there mateys - arrrrr arrrrr, it'll be a fun week to be sure!!  Dress up day will be in Pirate theme on Friday - for a gold coin donation.

We will be doing different Pirate based learning through the week also to get into the Bookfair Pirate spirit :)

We will also be starting a 'Survivor' style unit where we work in teams with daily problems and challenges to concur - the team 'surviving' at the end of the competition are the winners :)  Room 9 have already started their team work and challenges last week - we may do some challenges against them in this time too.

Our Joke of the Week is from Casey:

Why did the whale cross the road?
  - To get to the other TIDE :)

Monday, 8 May 2017

Welcome to Term 2 2017 in Room 10 :)

WOW!!  Term 2 is here already and Room 10 is busy and active with lots of learning and fun!! :)

Week 2:

This week we are finishing our Anzac activities with Room 9 and will have our Te Reo Emoji, Anzac and Tapa Cloth work displayed - we will post photos when these are completed, and so far they look amazing!! :)

On Tuesday we will start whole school Jump Jam 9:10-9:30am.  Room 10 will be hosting Jump Jam in the Rec Centre at this time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus practising in our Room Monday and Friday.  We are Jump Jam sensations!!! :)

This week is ROAD SAFETY WEEK!!  Students will be discussing and practising their Road Safety Skills.  Please ensure all students use the Safety Rules - especially using the School Kea Crossing when cross the road to/from school :)

Home learning this week includes Reading, Maths, Writing and Spelling practise.  Remembering that our spelling tests are every Friday :)

This week's School Value is Kaiwhiriwhiri - Inquirer.  Room 10's 2 top Inquirer's will receive certificates at Friday's assembly.

Reminder:  Stanley Avenue School Assembly = 2:05pm every Friday in the School Rec Centre.  Look forward to seeing you there :)

Week 1:

Starting the term we are finishing our Anzac activities with Room 9.  We will put photos of our finished art and learning when we are finished - but we are having a great time doing our Anzac activities.

This term we start using our new Stanley Avenue School Values Certificates for Friday's Assembly Certificates.  Each week we will focus on one of our 4 School Values, and this Value will be celebrated in the certificates awarded to 2 students each Friday :)

Week 1 we are focussing on Whaia kia u - Striving to Succeed.  Students will look at what this means and what this looks like, and teachers will be awarding the certificates to 2 students displaying this Value throughout the week.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Term 1 - weeks 9-11 in Room 10 :)

Week 11:
School holidays are nearly here already!!!  This week we finished off a lot of our display work, started our Anzac Day remembrance activities, and had fun with our Easter celebration work...  (we'll post a video of our processes when we've finished them.... but they look awesome!!)... watch this blog :)

Here we are with Shay, from Te Aroha College, having fun and working hard :)  Thanks for your awesome help Shay - what an awesome teacher-in-training :)  You're welcome back to Room 10 whenever you like :)

Week 10:

This month (April), Warehouse Stationery is holding a post postcards promotion - you can post as many postcards as you like for free in April - anywhere in the world!!!! :)

We have been working with our buddies in Room 9 making and creating cool collage emojis of different feelings.  We will display these in our rooms with the Te Reo Maori translations for the feelings.  They look amazing so far!! :)

Te Reo Maori Emoji feeling collages with Room 9 :) on PhotoPeach

Home Learning this week - the students will have the basic facts sheets for their maths level to practise.  Being able to remember their basic facts instantly helps students to quickly and correctly solve mathematical problems and learn new strategies easily and successfully :).

This Friday is our Performance Assembly - we look forward to sharing our syndicate singing item with you.  Assembly will be from 2pm Friday :)

Week 9:

For Tuakana Teina #3 we learnt how to make cool word art with our Room 1 buddies.  Here we are learning and creating our word art, using the website:

Tuakana Teina #3 - Tagul word art with Room 1 :) on PhotoPeach

Congratulations to Shavonne and Taranpreet for gaining the Principal's stickers for their FABULICIOUS Kiwiana art work... We are also creating and publishing acrostic poems that we will display with our cool Kiwiana art work :)  Look at their awesome art work!  Well done girls - you worked hard and created awesome posters!!! :)

Joke of the week - from Casey:

What do you call 2 open banana skins on the road?
- a pair of slippers :)

Sunday, 19 March 2017

WE ARE ROOM 10, 2017 :)

With Kathy :)

With Kat :)

Term 1 2017, Weeks 5-7 in Room 10 :)

Wow!!!  This term is flying by!!!

The last few weeks we had our Parent Teach meetings (PaCT) - if you didn't get chance to come in, feel free anytime to pop in, or make a time to see me - our classroom door is always open :)

Here are our very proud Jayson and Senator after they took their awesome quote work through to Mr Byers:

Rooms 1 and 10 had an impromptu second Tuakana Teina afternoon - here's some photos from that:

Tuakana Teina #2 with Room 1 on PhotoPeach

We've had Rippa Rugby skills training with the awesome Bill.  Here we are practising our skills and getting ready for a game:

Room 10's Rippa Rugby skills with Bill on PhotoPeach

We've been hard at work learning and having fun - here's some photos of Room 10 creating our class treaty with the very clever, amazing Kathy:

Home learning is given to students every Monday - due back the following Monday.  Home learning consists of reading (minimum 20 minutes a day) and writing with small activities based on our current learning intentions;  maths with a practise activity for the week; inquiry with a topic based activity; and spelling with students practising 5 words from their spelling list (a copy of which I will try to put on the blog).

Two jokes for the week...

From Taranpreet:
What does a monster eat after it's been to the dentist?
The dentist

From Talia:
What do you call a one-legged kiwi?
Not even bro...

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Week 3 and 4, Term 1 2017 in Room 10 :)

Week 3:

Room 10 has carried on being a hive of production this week!!  On Tuesday we had our first Tuakana Teina for 2017.  The fantastic Room 1 are our buddy class this year.  Here we are getting to know our buddies - sharing our work and reading to each other:

Tuakana Teina #1 2017 - with Room 1 on PhotoPeach

This week we have been working on starting our learning programmes and completing our class treaty - we'll have our treaty finished and on display on Friday - call in and have a look, it's going to look awesome!! :)

We have our spelling lists now, and we have started some of our homework this week.  Spelling testing will be held on Fridays - once a student can spell all the words in the list, they move to the next list :)

Homework will be set every Monday and is due in by Friday.  Every night students will have their school reader, the school journals and chapter books we may read over the week as they have a range of stories which we cover each day.  Re-reading stories we have already read is good for our reading comprehension, vocabulary building and fluency.  Students may also like to read their own home books or school library books some nights also.  PLEASE ensure students bring their homework book and readers to school every day so we can use the books in class and add to/discuss our homework learning as needed.  Homework will include a weekly list of tasks, the daily reading book, and some other activities as we go.  The basic homework expectation will include:  spelling words, reading (minimum 20 minutes a night) and a reading activity, maths (practicing basic number knowledge and skills we have been learning), and a writing activity. For digital practice, students will upload a weekly post on their blog - once our logins and blogs are up and running smoothly.

As part of our reading and writing programme we have been selecting our own quotes to display in the classroom.  We will be displaying these with our description and persuasive writing - telling you what the quote means to us and why we are displaying it in the classroom - we will persuade you how awesome our quote is :)

Remember Monday is our Swimming Sports Day - we look forward to seeing you all there :)

As soon as all of us are present, I'll post a full class photo for the year :)

Our joke of the week is from Troy:

Why did the policeman put a bra on the road?
          - Because it was a booby trap.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

WELCOME TO ROOM 10, TERM 1 - 2017 :)

Hello everyone!!!  Welcome to Term 1, 2017 in Room 10!!

Its been a flying, fantastic and fabulicious start to the year in Room 10!!

I'll have a class photo up here next week, once we're all back on deck, but until then, here's a few photos of us working hard on our "Selfies" self portraits, class treaty and "all about me" activities.  We're getting our display areas up and running nicely :)

I hope to meet you all at the Meet the Teacher evening on Thursday night, but if you can't make it please feel free to pop in and see us in Room 10 anytime - our door is always open for visitors :)

Looking forward to an awesome year of learning and fun ;)