We are a Year 1 class at Nelson Central School, Nelson, New Zealand. Most of us are 5 years old,
except for Tracy our teacher who is a bit older. This blog lets you know what we have been up to
and what our next learning steps will be. We love to find out what people think about our class
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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Week 6 Term 2

We have been very busy this week shredding paper and selling pet bedding. We sold 4 bags and have enough money to buy our first classroom ball for use during playtime.

Our focus for our Zero Waste inquiry this week was to think about ways of reducing the packaging in our lunch boxes. Here you can see some of the packaging that can be reused. We also learned how to make our own yoghurt that could then be taken to school in small reusable containers so we don't end up with so many yoghurt pottles in our bin.
In ICT we applied our knowledge of sorting different materials for recycling to make these charts.

This was Talia's last week with us. She helped us to record our mihi's and they are now up on the kidzstiff blog for us to share with our families and friends.Well done everyone you did a great job!

On Thursday we said goodbye to Talia and she shared popcorn and grapes with us at morning tea. She will be missed by us all but I have a feeling we will see her again in the not too distant future.
Our song, writing and poem this week all had a teddy bear theme. Here we are performing the poem "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear"
At morning tea on Friday we had a special teddy bears picnic to say goodbye and good luck to Connor who is moving to Wellington. We will miss you heaps, you have been such a good friend to everyone in the class and a great role model to others.  Please keep in touch with us through our blog and we look forward to hearing how you are getting on at your new school.
On Friday afternoon the whole school took part in a cross country event. I was delighted to see everyone from Room 11 take part. You all has a great "I can" attitude, well done. Have a look at some of the photos of trying our best.
Room 11 Cross Country 2012 on PhotoPeach
Tricky words: she
Writing: simple recounts and descriptions
Maths: numeracy: doubles
Inquiry: Zero Waste Classroom
Art: : Observational drawing of soft toy and tessellating taniwhas
P.E. Winter Ball Games
ICT: Tux Paint stars
Maori: Numbers 1-10
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Mon 4th June: Queen's Birthday, no school
Thurs 14th June: Museum visit to Maori myths and legends workshop, parents needed
Fri 29th June end of Term 2
Mon 16th  July start of Term 3 


  1. What a busy week you have all had! Selling your shredded paper, saying goodbye to friends and running the cross country races.We loved watching you race it was so exciting!
    From Victoria

  2. Hi room 11! I'm in Wellington now. I started school at Karori Normal School which is very big. I am in room 30 and Andrew is in room 11. My teacher is Miss Thomason and she is from Nelson. I miss Nelson lots but am going to explore Wellington to find fun places. I love you all. From Connor.

    1. Hello Connor,
      How are you in Wellington? I hope you are having a nice time. I miss you not being in room 11. we have a cool sofa in the reading corner. i think you would like it!
      Love Thomas