Wednesday, 18 October 2017

19 October Welcome back to term 4.
Room 9 is learning to spell basic words

Mankitanga  is learning list 1-3 of the  spell write basic words.  First he wrote his recount then we identified the words he could spell correctly. We found some list words not correctly spelt so Manakitanga wrote the words in correctly on the empty lines we leave. Manakitanga can also listen for sounds in tricky words which helps us to proof read them. Finally our recount was ready to publish.

The Tree Hut
I wish we could make tree huts at school.
I know how to make  a tree hut. I've got my tree hut it has got a ladder on my tree hut. It was fun making a tree hut. I like my tree house. We can make tree huts at school. I like my roof.It helps you to learn maths like counting and measuring. You measure the tree. You have to measure the wood . When you cut you use the numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 on your ruler.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Term three  2017   Monday 18 September

Room 9 is learning to write to persuade others. We have been working on oral persuasion using reasons and giving examples. Here's how Amethyst tries to convince us not to eat gum at school

W.A.L.T. Persuade others

We should not chew gum at school.
Firstly gum is bad to eat at school because chewing gum is not safe. It might get stuck in your throat and stop you from breathing. DO NOT SWALLOW the chewing gum!
Chewing gum is dirty. Stretching your gum and making bubbles is dirty because bugs might fly into your gum.
If you eat gum while you are sleeping gum can get stuck in your hair.
Gum is dangerous and gum is yuck when you find some on the ground and pick it us and eat it.
We are not allowed to chew gum at school because it is: unsafe, dirty and dangerous.
term 3  Friday  September 15

W.A.L.T. write explanations.

The beehive has arrived. We are waiting for the non-stinging bees to come. In the meantime we learnt about bees and beehives. We drew a diagram of a hive and wrote to tell what a hive is and listed what's in the hive.
Here's what Manakitanga wrote to explain what is happening inside a hive. He had to name a part them use because or so to link his explanation about why it's there.
He wrote:

The Queen lays eggs because she is the biggest bee in the world. And the bees have got wax so the little eggs can go in the wax.The bees went to the flowers so there was pollen in the hive because it came on the bees leg. And the worker bees make honey so the bees can eat it.  

2017 term 3    September 8

W.A.L.T. plant seeds

We got some' Kitchen  Garden' seed raising kits. Here we are making up the planting 'jiffy quick soil mix'. We added water to the pellets and stirred. It took a long time. Finally we put the soil in the pots and planted: parsley, coriander, chillies and basil . 
The seeds came up . They took a long time. We learnt to wait until the weather is a bit warmer before planting seeds. Next we will put the seedlings into trays and then into our garden.

4 September 2017

We Are Learning To or W.A.L.T. set up a worm farm in our class.
On the 15 August Anouk came and showed us how to set up a worm farm in our classrooms. We had to learn about worms and what  sort of environment or house they like so we could make our worm farm.
We found out that you should only use tiger worms for a worm farm. We also learn that worms lay eggs and like to live in damp dark places. Now we know why we shouldn't dig up worms and leave them in the sun. We feed our worms scraps.
It was fun and very interesting finding out about worms.

Friday 1 September

W.A.L.T. follow instructions to make a toy farm.

We read 'The Toy Farm'. After reading we followed instructions to make trees and designed fences and buildings. We had to go back and study the instructions and them try out a few times before they worked. We talked about our visit to the Dairy farm too. Jacobs group had been reading a book called "helicopters Help". Look carefully and you can see a yellow and green helicopter has landed.
Mrs Bingham lent us her farm animals - thank you. We had fun doing this activity all the other groups wanted to join in. You can see we did learn to follow instructions.

Monday August 28

W.A.L.T.  count in fives to solve problems.

We have 6 teams with five in each team at the rippa rugby. How many children are there altogether playing for Kaikohe West School?
Here's how we worked it out. Some use pictures of the children in teams and others used symbols or crosses to show each team member. The work shows that these children understood that the groups are equal. At the end we realised we could count in 5s so we wrote: 5,10,15,20,25,30. We achieved our learning intention. Next we'll start recording the number sentences or 6 x 5 = 30.

Monday, 21 August 2017

22 August
On Wednesday we had cross-country.
During writing we learn to write interesting sentences using active verbs. We need to entertain our readers.

Jahwai wrote:
In the morning room 9 went cross-country running. Next mum and I  ran up the hill. At the end I felt tired.

Bevan wrote:When the cross country started I took off like a cheetah and then I started to slow down. I thought it's all about fun and sport. I saw my teacher and I tripped and face planted Manakitanga laughed at me.



Sunday, 30 July 2017

term 3 week 1 Wednesday
Today we learnt about how to use crayon and dye processes for art.

This week we had a couple  of wet days inside . We made such a good job of putting the wet day games away that Mrs Stirling gave us a 'new' game of pool.

Now we just have to remember to look after the pool table and put it away properly  so all the pieces are ready for us to share and have fun next time.

Term 3 week 1
This week the year 3 students went to a  Rippa Rugby skills session with Noah. We learn how to throw , catch and to work as a team.

Term 2 week 8
this week we made Jelly. We were learning about reading and writing instructions. More than that it was a fun experience and we got to eat the Jelly. Language experience activities, like making jelly, help  children to develop their vocabulary and oral language in a real context.

term 2 week 9
This week is report week. Children who bring home a copy of their report are due for a parent interview. Come along on Tuesday and visit the class in the afternoon to talk about your childs progress.
term 2 Queens birthday week. Passion week
This week was "Passion Week" the children chose  an activity that they were interested on and when to the teacher or classroom where that Passion activity was.
Room 9 studied Garden to table. Many of the room 9 students joined this activity. We had fun digging gardens and planing out: bok choy, mustard seed, flowers and strawberries. The gardens are looking much tidier. We also had  a delicious soup and apple crumble which we cooked ourselves. thank you to Maua Gus, Whaea Lee  and room 11 who also joined the Garden to Table Passion.