Monday, September 25, 2017

Duffy Book Role Model Assembly

We were lucky enough to have entertainer Jackie Clarke visit us today to hand out our free duffy books.
She told us all about the importance of words and reading in everything that happens every day.
She was also very funny and made us laugh a lot.
Thank you Jackie and Mainfreight!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Explain Everything

Have a look at some of the work we did using Explain Everything.  We know lots about 2D shapes!

By Brayden

By Daniel

By Lily

By Erana

Shapes, shapes, shapes

This week for Maths our focus has been on Geometry and 2D shapes.  Have a look at some of the exciting hands on activities we have been doing.




Thursday, August 3, 2017

Book Week Special Guest

We were extra lucky this week to have Judi Billcliff who is a poet and writes children's book visit us for Book Week.  She read us some stories and poems.  And got us to do some funny acting!  We loved watching her.  Thank you Judi!



Student Led Conferences

It was great to see so many parents attend our Student Led Conferences this term . The children did a great job at sharing their goals and explaining their learning.  Have a look at some of the Explain Everything videos we made to show our Maths goals.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Autumn by Room 3

We have been learning about the writing process.  We planned our writing using pic collage, we wrote out our poems and edited them in our writing books, then we chose our favourite line to publish using Explain Everything.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Reporting and Presenting

We then made slideshows to show all the things we had learnt about Julie.
Have a look.

By Daniel and Dustine

Amara and Albert

Cyan and Madeleine
Dalton and Brayden
Lily and Morgan
Farhad and Vivian
Erana and Santanna
Jeremiah and Caja and Faith
Nathaniel and Maryam
Tayzsar and Josef

Accessing and Sorting

Then our Expert came in.
Who was it?
Julie of course!

Time for Questions

After writing down everything we knew about Julie, we then wrote some questions to find out more information.  Here are some example of our questions.

Who are you Mum and Dad and where do they live? Vivian and Farhad
What is your favourite food? Cyan and Maddy
Why did you buy a red car? Brayden and Dalton
Which hospital were you born in? Daniel and Dustine
Why do you dye your hair? Morgan and Faith
Who is in your family? Albert and Amara
When is your birthday? Jeremiah and Caja
Where do you do your shopping? Tayzsar and Josef
Who do you live with? Erana and Santanna

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Inquiry Learning

To help us become more familiar with Waikowhai's Inquiry Star we are working through a mini Inquiry.  Each of the classes in the Juniors are going to choose a person at our school which we would like to learn more about.

Room 3 has chosen the fabulous Julie who works in our office (among others things!)

The first part of our Inquiry Star is called STARTER KNOWLEDGE and this is where we think of everything we already know.  We made a popplet about Julie, and then used the popplet as a plan for our writing.  Have a look at some of our great work.