Friday, 2 November 2018

I am inspired from the success of others.

This week we have been aiming to develop and enhance the culture of our classroom.  We're empowered to change our mindsets.  Many have been inspired to learn from the success from others.  Some have discovered that making and correcting mistakes are proof that they are growing - particularly since their assessment results have started coming through for them to reflect upon.

Although one student in my class didn't quite reach their writing goal, they quickly discovered that their progress as a whole from the score they received at the beginning of the year to now is something that he should definitely be proud of.  Next year is a new year, where I can guarantee he will smash his writing goals.

The students in Room 3 have  also been developing their te reo knowledge and pronounciation.  We decided to create class posters with links to their mahi as a way of showcasing their work in one place.  Below you will find links to their work around translating English sentences into Te Reo.
Some students struggled, some students excelled, some students were ecstatic to complete the task and discover that they can learn anything they want to.

The great thing about the learning culture in this room is that they are inspired from the success of others.  They see it as a benchmark to aim for and in most cases surpass.

Super Proud Teacher - Nga Mihi
Na Whaea Gaylene

Friday, 7 September 2018

Room 5 Class Award

#Four ways to reduce plastic consumption.

This term Room 5 have been focusing on the plastic issues we all face, but moreso trying to brainstorm and think of effective ways of reducing our plastic consumption. One solution we came up with was by making our own cleaning products and therefore preventing our whanau from purchasing the plastic bottles in which they come in from supermarket shelves. We can reuse plastic containers or jars that we readily have in our homes.  Below you will see room 5 students make multipurpose spray, window cleaner, toilet scrub and shower cleaning scrub.

They were fun experiments that the children enjoyed taking part in. The children discovered that it's definitely harder to record live. You need to think about your delivery and know what you want to say. We'd like to thank Leigh Ngawati for coming into our classroom and sharing her knowledge and experience regarding Doterra essential oils. We really appreciated your support and help.

Below you will see the work of the students they chose to deliver to the school.  You will see how they made their cleaning products, the reading of one group who focused on using expression by changing the accents of their characters in a radio play and a quick video of some students goal to become confident and fierce when they pukana for kapa haka.      

Friday, 17 August 2018

Word Wheel

We've been looking at ways that we can improve on our vocabulary and spelling.  I've found an online site that will hopefully encourage the students to do this.  At the moment their finding it difficult to get great results....with practice I'm sure they will make massive improvements.  Here is an example of what I got.  A great game for all ages.