Saturday, 1 April 2017

W.A.L.T. use adjectives to describe our face and features.
Some of us started on the activities we like too. Bevan even shared a family anecdote or story.
Drift has a round face. He has short brown hair. He likes going fishing and skateboarding with his brother
Zeelyn
My face is like a circle. My hair is black. I like painting my dog’s kennel.
Breeze
I see I have straight eyebrows It can be cool to maybe be big. I like to play handball with my big sister.
Bevan
Bevan has a round face. He has got short black hair. Bevan has upside down tick eyebrows.
Once my little brother took my Mum’s lipstick and he drew on Mum’s dress. Then my mum gave him a growling. Then he had to help me do my lawn mowing work. He raked up the grass.
Vaughan

Vaughan has a round face and he has golden hair. He is skinny and has brown skin. He has green and blue eyes with upside down tick eyebrows.
We are learning about our identity. Here's our writing model it shows how to list favourite activities and how to write about our proudest moment. Of course all of the children have different activities and proudest moments. This part of our  autobiography we will add it to to our self-portrait.

The B reading group were learning to follow instructions. We designed our own plans using the instructions in our reader "Jake's Plane'. Then we went outside to test them. 
The orange plane flew up high and looped back.
We had to take aim and throw the plane into the sky. It was tricky because we didn't know if our planes would fly.
Oh, no it's going the wrong way.
It was fun flying our planes. We all did a great job of following instructions - all of our planes flew.
Room 9 walked up to Monument Hill to explore our local environment


It was a steep climb.

We stopped to look at the Monument.


We could see lots of places from up the top of Monument Hill.

We explored the puriri tree.

We found some ripe blackberrries. Mr Wi picked some.

Just for fun we squashed the whole class on and around the seat for a photol

We found some slaters.



It was time to go back - can you see Kaikohe West School?
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Saturday, 4 March 2017


Week 6

On our wall we have ladybirds who are helping us to learn about contractions. I will becomes  I'll.




We talked about how many people in our family  who are living in our house. We lined up to make a living graph so we could compare and say who had the biggest and smallest families.

Week 5
We read about Fish Head Soup this week in our shared book. On Friday Mrs Stirling brought in a pot with a fish head so we made soup.   It was fun and really helped us to learn the new vocabulary in our book.
The fish head
We all took turns to  look at the fish

Cut the onion
The onion goes in the pot


Add some salt
Chop the parsley.



Put  in some carrot - grated.


Now just add water and boil.
Our soup cooking.
What came next?   Click our link to find out - well that's what happened in our shared book story but we couldn't get a single fly to  come into ur kitchen.


There's nothing like a scoop of fish head soup..

We enjoyed our fish head soup for lunch . and we remember to clean up.


Week 4 Room 9 are sketching self portraits as part of our identity unit.



We are using our ipads as mirrors in selfie mode to help us draw our self portrait. Bevan just couldn't resist taking a picture.



Week 4. We are learning to take turns when having a discussion.
First we have time to think about the idea. Then we turn to our partner and share ideas.Finally we share our ideas as a group. We call this Think, Pair Share. Talking about our ideas helps us to organise our ideas and to learn new words. It helps us to become better thinkers and talkers.

Here we are talking about out ideas together.


Week 3 We are learning routines for reading




C group is noticing the information in the pictures to help us read the words.

We are learning to point to each word as we read. We have to be careful not to cover the words we are trying to read.



Room 9      2017


Welcome to room 9 . Here are some pictures we took of the class in February.