Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fergus' Learning Photos

Fergus had a special job to do today. He needed to take some photos of some good learning. Look at these great photos of Charlotte and Reagan that Fergus took.

What are they learning?

Aniwaniwa "We are learning how to read."

I asked the children what they were learning to do at reading time...here are some of their responses...

Silver Fern, Pohutukawa, Kowhai Reading Groups
are learning what to do when they get to a tricky word.

Sophie "You can go back to the start of the sentence."

Cooper "You can sound out the first letter."

Ashlee "You can look at the picture to help you."

Cabbage Tree and Kauri Reading Groups
are learning to point to every word as they read.

Yassmine "We need to jump our finger to each word."

We talked about how we won't always need to point to the words. Elly doesn't point to the words when she reads us a book! We need to do it at the moment, so we can make sure our eyes are looking at all of the words carefully.


  1. Gosh, I think Fergus did a wonderful job with the camera!

  2. Great reading tips! You are all doing so well, keep up the good work.
    Michelle (Katherine's Mum)

  3. Fergus you take great photos!
    Michelle (Katherine's Mum)

  4. Your photography is really good Fergus!

    Venessa (Bridget's mom)

  5. Wow, you know so many things about reading already, Aniwaniwa. You know lots of strategies to help you read. Maybe you could come and read to us sometime soon.

  6. I like the way you were all able to tell each other what you were trying to do when you came across a tricky word. You have lots of strategies. David

  7. You are all very clever coming up with a big list of ways to work out tricky words. Well done. David

  8. Zane (Ferg's Dad)June 2, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Hey Ferg and Aniwaniwa, dropped by to catch up and feed the fish. yum!

  9. Dan(Charlotte's Dad)June 3, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    Great Photos Ferg Charlotte and Regan look very happy to be reading.