Tuesday, 30 July 2013

100th Day of School!

As part of our place value knowledge, we have been keeping track of how many days we have been at school.  Each day we do lots of learning about our number of the day and have been  counting down until our 100th day.  Yesterday was our 100th day of school and we celebrated by doing lots of fun activities and reading books to do with the number 100.  We also dressed up as something to do with 100 (as a hundred-year-old or with 100 "things" stuck to us) and had a yummy shared lunch!  Here are some pictures and video from our celebrations.

Reading books to do with the number 100:

Look how many ways we can write 100!

Some thinking we did about the number 100:

A video of our cool costumes and some fun things we did in our classroom:

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Reminder: 100th day of School!

I hope you are all having a lovely holiday and didn't get shaken around too much by the earthquakes.  Remember that the first day back at school is our 100th day of school!  We will be celebrating with lots of fun activities to do with the number 100.  Remember to bring a plate of food for a shared lunch and dress up as something to do with 100.  I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon!

From Mrs Harrington

Monday, 22 July 2013

Taniwha writing

For Maori language week, we did some writing and art about Taniwha.  We read some different legends and stories about Taniwha and then made up our own Taniwha which we described.  Mrs Harrington was so impressed with the interesting detail and words that we added to our stories and with our fantastic colourful Taniwha pictures.  Here are all of our stories so that you can read them too.  Click on each picture to view a larger version.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Reports and Student Conferences

On Friday our mid year reports will go home. Next week we have our Student Conferences.  This is a chance for your child to share their learning with you.  They will share work they are proud of and talk about what they still need to work on.  They will also talk about how they have gone towards achieving their goals set in Term 1. 
Here are some questions that you could ask your child to help them talk about their work. 
  • What work are you most proud of?
  • What have you done well?
  • Why do you think this is a good piece of work?
  • What do you enjoy doing most at school?
  • What did you learn doing this task?
  • What is this task about?
  • How could you improve this work?
  • What did you find hard with this piece of work?
  • What are your next learning goals?
  • What help do you need to achieve them?
Here are some comments to give your child.
  • I like this work because ...
  • I am proud of you because ...
  • I can see you have got better at ...
  • I can see you need to keep working on ...
  • I can help at home by ...
The conference is also a chance for you to ask any questions you have about your child's learning.

I look forward to seeing you all next week.

Mrs Harrington

Pikelet Fun!

We have been working hard to fill up our Pom-pom reward jar and last week we celebrated filling the jar by making Pikelets.  Yum!  We ate our pikelets with jam, golden syrup or sprinkles on top.  Delicious!