The Kiwi team has been learning about Matariki, the legends, stars that make up the Seven Sisters and harvesting. We were lucky enough to have a visit from the Manurewa Marae who taught us how to use poi, flax weaving and a waiata. Everyone looked like they had such a great time! Here are a few photos of our experiences and what we learnt.
Monday, 15 May 2017
In the Kiwi Team, we have been learning about healthy eating. We have been discussing food that is healthy to eat a lot of, food that is ok to eat sometimes, and food that is ok for special occasions e.g. birthday parties. Take a look at our food pyramid!
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Reading in K3W
Reading has started back up and we have been working on comprehension strategies. One of the amazing groups in K3W were reading about a girl who had an active imagination in the dark and thought there was a monster, but it was just an old potato with roots! So we decided to look around the class and see if we were able to find objects and things that we could mould into a monster and create a funny shadow. Next week we'll see if we can read the instructions and create our own potato monster.
|Back: Alex, Ariah, Tate|
Front: Haru, Aaliyah
This week, K3 trialed a new collaborative Maths approach. We set up eight stations across the 2 classrooms where the students worked through each station when they weren't working with either Miss. Ashworth or Miss. Wilcox. The students had a lot of fun and they enjoyed working in groups with their peers from the class next door to them. Take a look at some of the fun we had at our new math stations!
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Saturday, 25 February 2017
Hopster came to visit K3...
Xavier brought his bunny into school last week and showed Hopster to the whole K3 team. Some of us remembered Hopster from last year and saw how much she had grown. She was fabulous and all of us loved her too!
We loved hearing about her, and Xavier got to practice recounts with oral language. We have been focusing on when, where and what in our recounts and Xavier did a brilliant job telling us all about her and when he got her.
She gave K3W inspiration for our writing where we focused on adjectives to and adverbs to describe Hopster and extending our vocabulary. K3W have made amazing poems and art pieces, which will be on display soon!
Friday, 17 February 2017
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
We have been focusing a lot on collaboration over the past few weeks and team building. Last Friday, Room 5 taught K3W how to play a few new games. We formed two teams and raced each other across the 'river', we even cheered each other on in good sportsmanship.
Thank you Room 5!
Buddy time from Mel Notley on Vimeo.
Sunday, 12 February 2017
The K3 Team have been working closely together, building our relationships to create a positive learning environment. We have been learning to work with new friends to strengthen our support for each other with our learning endeavours.
K3W and K3A have learnt new skills in hockey and have been practicing holding a hockey stick correctly, moving the ball around and we even got to play a game. We might have a few Black Sticks in the making!
Monday, 6 February 2017
This week K3A learnt how to make chocolate fudge slice. We worked collaboratively to follow the instructions on the recipe, and we learnt how to take turns and be patient. We were also learning about how nice it is to make something special for someone you care about, so everybody got to make a little basket and take one piece of slice home to someone they care about. Yum yum!