Monday, 3 November 2014

Maths in action - Making 20 using Animal Strips

We were using the animal strips to help us make amounts to 20.  We wrote the equations and shared them with each other.

Greer using the IWB

In maths today Greer was learning to count on from the highest number using 2 dice.  She used the IWB to roll the dice and add them up.  Greer then wrote the equations.  Well done Greer.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Inquiry - Change to crystals

Coloured crystals.
We looked at the crystals and did some wondering...
What are they?
-sprinkles  -little coloured beads  - lollies  -rainbow seeds   -little balls.
I wonder what will happen to our crystals when we add water?
-glow in the water
-change into a diamond and different shapes
-float up and open
-grow a little bit big
-mix up into colours
-wiggle in the water
-they might get shinier
What happened to the crystals?
-They grew and grew
-They are round
-They are colourful
-They are shiny
-They are round and look like marbles
What happened to the water?
The crystals absorbed the water.  That's how they changed.

The crystals

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Florence sharing her news - Diwali Celebrations

Florence spoke to our class about Diwali and how her family are celebrating this special event.  She had a chart with information and pictures to share with us.  The children really enjoyed the decoration Florence made with her mum and her lovely clothing.  

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Maui and the Sun art

Mrs H taugh a series of art lessons around the book Maui and the Sun with the children.  The children viewed the book on you tube in Maori and talked about koru designs.  They experimented with drawing kori designs and then drew and coloured the sun.  Mrs H did a fantastic job presenting the children's work and displaying in our classroom.  Tino pai Mrs H and Room 17.

Sunday, 7 September 2014


The children have enjoyed basketball, learning different skills.  Coach Theo and Clifton have taught the children dribbling, controlling the ball, shooting and balancing  their bodies to help with defence.  It was lots of fun!

Maths in Action - Capacity

The children used different containers to measure water in the trough.  They counted and compared the volumes in each container.


Mrs Strand has been into our classroom to take music.  The children have been learning to use the instruments to keep to the beat.