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.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Week 5 Term 3

Take a look at us hanging out our Peace Doves during week 4. I hope you got chance to see them before the rain came.

This week was a bit sad for us all as we have had to say goodbye to Isabella who is moving out of the area. This means we are now a small group of just 14 but some more children will be starting visits with us later this term. 

I loved the ukulele performance that we were treated to on Thursday and was so impressed by the way the boys supported each other with this. Keep up the great work.

For printing this week we worked as a team to make a beautiful rainbow using handprints.......with surprisingly little mess. Thanks to Thomas's mum and uncle who helped us with this.

Our report writing focus this week was on tuataras. One of the sources of information we used for this came from our poem of the week based on the book Ten Tuatara.

In ICT we learned how to leave comments on our buddies blog. I will be ready for an influx of comments on our class blog when your children show you their new found skill. Here is Lily's comment to her Room 11 friends.
I hope everyone likes watching Harold the Giraffe, because I went in the truck and we saw him and he was singing. And there were stars in the truck. From Lily. Room 11 

I will be out of the classroom Wednesday morning just until morning tea and Michelle will be taking the children again for this session.

Finally, next week we will be joined by Maree, who will be doing a 5 week teaching placement with us. She has already spent 2 mornings with us getting to know the children and our routines. Maree is a 2nd year teaching student and has too school age boys of her own. I know we are all going to have a fun five week's together and will benefit from her ideas and experiences

Tricky words: before
Grammar: Nouns
Writing: simple recounts, descriptions and information reports
Maths: numeracy: basic addition and subtraction facts
Inquiry: Terrific Trolleys
Art: : Peg printing
P.E. Folk Dancing and skipping
ICT: Tuxpaint Tuataras and Roy The Zebra games online
Maori: Numbers to 10
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Tuesday 28th August Suter Visit to Malu Minar. Leave school 9.05. Back about 11.00. Helpers needed. Find out more at this link  http://www.itson.co.nz/2012/4325-malu-minar-sea-pattern-art-of-the-torres-strait
Term 3 ends 28th September
Term 4 starts 15th October

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tracey, just showing a teacher at VAS your blog! So inspiring!