Monday, 20 October 2014

Term 4 Writing

Today we wrote about what we did in the school holidays.  Then we looked back at the first story we wrote at Elm Park School.  Look at the difference!

Brooklyn says:  Now I have got finger spaces and I know how to spell words.

Making words.

Making words with play dough is a fun way to learn your words.

Brooklyn said, "We do this game to learn our words. I know heaps and the hard ones too."

Numbers, numbers!

Look at all the numerals you can write now!

Brooklyn said, " I can do a few more know. I can go all the way to big numbers properly."

Teen numbers

You are using equipment to help learn that double digit numbers are made up of groups of ten and ones. This was pretty tricky work!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Term 3 Writing Sample

I am learning to read my writing to make sure it makes sense.  I can also read it to someone else to check.  Listen to my story!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Ordering numbers

"I was getting the t shirts and putting them into the right order. It was tricky finding where to start."

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

100 days smarter!

You look like the King of the castle! We had a lot of fun celebrating 100 days of learning in Room 5.

Flower Art

Look at this amazing piece of art. One of the children in our room found this Hibiscus flower on the way to school. We used the macro button on our camera and zoomed in to see the flower in more detail.
We had to sketch the flower carefully, looking at the detail of the flower. Then we chose sensible colours and did quality colouring in. It took a long, long time. Lastly we learnt how to blend two colours in the middle.

Maths term 3

You have used the Kidpix programme to write and solve your own number problem. You had lots to remember- counting the pictures and writing the matching numerals correctly, adding up the numbers and having a go at using the correct maths symbols we have been learning. It was also a huge fine motor challenge to get the arrow to move where you wanted it to. Well done!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Celebrating Matariki

We have been learning about Matariki in our class.  We learnt that it is a group of stars that marked the beginning of a new year.  You know it is the beginning of the new year when the first new moon rises after the stars appear in the sky (you can only see Matariki for a part of the year).  To celebrate Matariki we made fried bread, we learnt how to sing "Twinkle twinkle little star" in Maori and we reflected on the year past and the year to come.  Here is a slideshow of some of our learning.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Reading my poem

Here you are reading a poem of your choice. You are learning to pay attention to the author’s punctuation to help your reading sound interesting and change your voice when you see bold print. Reading out loud to people is a fun way to show your family what skilled readers you are becoming.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Whizzing around at PMP!

Here you are rolling around in the dizzy giddy! This is a fun way to strengthen your tummy muscles. Our Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP) is where we learn to move and control our bodies, improve our listening skills, strengthen our hand and eye coordination, follow directions and lots more. 

Brooklyn says:  I like being the robot at PMP.  I make my body straight.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Basic sight vocab

You are learning Red list words now! It is important to look at the first and last sounds of the word to help you read them.

Brooklyn says:  I know how to play tricky reading games now.  I think I need to keep practising sounding out words I don't know.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Adding and subtracting to 10.

"I am knocking down the bees. I had to write the numbers on the whiteboard."

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Term 2 Writing

I have been writing lots of stories at school.  I can draw a picture for my brainstorm and then I use my alphabet card to help me find words and sounds that I need to write my sentence.

Brooklyn says:  I think I am good at hearing the sounds in words.  I think I need to practise how to spell words.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Self Portrait

First we had to draw what we thought we looked like. Then we talked about the shape of our face and where all the parts on our head went. We had to think carefully about all the little bits, like the shapes of our eyes and what our eyebrows looked like. We had to really concentrate and think about how to draw the lines for our faces.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Term 1 writing sample

I am learning to:
-use a plan for my writing
-write and use a range of simple words using my phonic knowledge
-read as I write to make sure my writing makes sense.

I know I am successful when:
-my picture illustrates my writing
-I try words on my own
-I have read my writing and it makes sense.

"First I have to draw a picture. I'm trying to remember words."

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Term 1 Reading

I have been learning how to read simple sentences.  I know that when I read a sentence I should point to each word while I read it.  If I get stuck on a word I sometimes look at the picture because that can help me work out what the word says.  Here is a video of me reading in class:

W.A.L.T read basic sentences.

Success Criteria:  I can recognise some basic high frequency words.
                                I can point to the words when I read.
                               I can use the picture in the story to help me read words I don't know.

***Please note:  This video was recorded using the application "photo booth".  It mirrors the image which is why the video shows everything from right to left instead of left to right.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Look at the Numbers I Know

In Maths we have been learning to write the symbols for numbers in the range 1 - 10.  Look at what I can do so far.  We are going to keep practising our numbers and see how many we can write by the end of Term 1.

W.A.L.T:  Write the symbols for numbers in the range 1- 10 correctly.

Success Criteria:  I can form my numbers correctly.
                            I can write them around the right way.
                            I can correctly tell you the number I have written.

Remember to check back at the end of the term to see how much progress I have made.

"I was writing numbers. I only did 2 because I didn't know anymore then. I like playing clever sticks because I like making stuff. Tricky things are finding the numbers on the number fan."