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.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Getting Active and Moving

Today Matua Bo came to visit Room 5 to teach us some quick and simple ways of getting our blood pumping and heart racing.  It doesn't have to take up a lot of time.  Keeping our mind and body fit and healthy can be achieved in as little as five to ten minutes a day.

The children had a quick warm up of knee and shoulder boxing.  In pairs or groups of three, you have to try and tag the knees or shoulders of your opponent, while trying to avoid being tagged in return.  Matua Bo then had the students rotate through four stations with differing tasks for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Room 5's Solutions to our plastic issues.

....Creativity Empowers Learning....

Students in Room 5 have been learning about the global plastic issues we're facing in our landfills, waterways and oceans.  It is crazy to realise that plastic takes thousands of years to break down, even then they aren't completely gone.  

What can we do to alleviate the plastic problems?  Recycling is no longer enough.  Reusing isn't either.  We need to make better choices and better decisions.  We've been doing some research on how plastic is recycled and here are some ideas the students have come up with to possibly solve this problem.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Thank You Kids Can


Today Tautoro School had a crazy hair day fundraiser as a way of thanking the support we receive from Kids Can through kai donations, clothing, footwear, healthcare products and so much more.  If it weren't for their thoughtful support, our tamariki would find it difficult to concentrate and focus on their learning.

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou nga mahita o Kids Can!  
Mauri Ora.