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
so please get typing and leave us a comment.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Week 8 Term 2

This week we have been learning about the ways we handle disagreement with our friends. Have a look at the power point below to see what we have been learning and decide which animal you are in a conflict situation. We are all trying very hard to be owls.
Conflict Resolution
In handwriting we have been learning some tricks to help us remember which way round 'b' and 'd' goes. Here is a favourite trick.

Our big book this week was about a Huggles. Huggles love to hug and we had lots of fun making play dough 'hugs' and photographing them ourselves.

In writing this week we focused on Taniwhas and after reading some Maori myths about these extraordinary animals we wrote some quite frightening descriptions.

My taniwha is awesome. He said, “Hi,” once. He is big. He is really scary. He likes me.
Our poem was also about Taniwhas. You can listen to it here whilst looking at out Tuxpaint taniwha pictures.

On Thursday we had a great time learning about more Maori myths and legends at a special workshop run; we could not do these trips without you.
I will not be in class this Wednesday and Thursday. Dean will be taking the class for 2 days of special activities linked to Antarctica and penguins.wish I could be there to be part of it all it sounds amazing. Take a look at this link to see what children have said about the Antarctica experience 

Tricky words: little/out
Writing: simple recounts and descriptions
Maths: numeracy: number patterns to 5 and 10
Inquiry: Zero Waste Classroom/Antarctica
Art: : Paua Shells
P.E. Winter Ball Games
ICT: Tux Paint stars
Maori: Numbers to 10, Myths and Legends
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Thurs 21st June: Matariki activities and Kowhai shared kai
Fri 29th June end of Term 2
Mon 16th  July start of Term 3 

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