On Monday Grove Street Kindy came for a visit to see what it is like at big school. We taught them lots of maths games including 1-10 bingo.
We finished our manadala that we were making to help us think about the children in Nepal that we raised money for on Purple Cake Day. It also helped us to realise how we can achieve much more when we work as a team.
We started our unit on digital photography with the help of Katarina, a visiting German teacher. Our first task was to take a photo of a friend from a middle distance, using a bird's eye view. We will be evaluating our results next week before taking close up portrait shots of our friends.
This month is NZ Book Month and every child will be receiving a $5 book voucher. We will be doing a number of activities to celebrate this including a book character dress up day on Friday 30th March and inviting parents and whanau to read an end of day story to us..look out for the sign up list on our notice board. In ICT we made our own book marks using this program from National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/bookmarkfactory/
In maths we have continued to look at patterns within 5, pop into class and see all the different ways we found of making 5 on our hands.
We also worked on our knowledge of backward number sequencing, counting back from 10 and from 20. We made rockets to show our learning ......
......and had great fun each day practicing with this counting down from 20 song.
Just incase it sounds like it was all work and no play in Room 11 last week take a look at this racing car creation produced during the lunch break.
Finally here is the poem from last week. It helped us to learn about words that rhymed with 'wall' and focused on the 'h' sound.
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN WEEK 7 TERM 1?
Sounds: m and d
Tricky words: are , like
Writing: simple recounts
Maths: before and after numbers up to 20
Inquiry: Eating For Health
Art: : wiggle painting with primary colours
Maori: greetings and classroom instructions