Thursday, 13 December 2018

Last Assembly for the year

Kia Ora koutou,

I can't believe how fast this year has gone.  We've come to our very last assembly and what a funny one it was.  My students have been focusing on making 'how to....' videos relating to their coding knowledge.  They're especially interested in this new craze called Dance Party.  We have also been preparing for our end of year celebration where they've decided to produce a dance.  It's honestly been a whirl wind of a year with so much happening, and we often forget to take the time to share with our family and friends what we've achieved and accomplished.

I couldn't be any prouder of my students.  They've grown so much.   They make reflections, give things ago, make mistakes and learn from those experiences.  Many of my students were too shy to even speak in front of a camera.  Too shy to perform in front of the class.  Now they are all more than capable of showcasing their learning to others - especially to an online platform such as blogger.

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou akomanga toru.
Na Whaea Gaylene

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Elf Yourself

Whaea Tania came to visit Room 3 today for the last time this year. The students have been having loads of fun experimenting with elf yourself. A great theme that aligns with our end of year preparation for prizegiving. We can't wait to share our performance with you all, so watch this space.



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