Last Thursday, Carolyn had brought three bags from home and she needed our help sorting everything out. We sorted Duplo and trains and picnic things. At first we we had tracks and trains and tunnels then Jett noticed that there were carriages and engines so we split them up. Then we thought we could do the same with all the track. Once we had done that we could easily see what the biggest pile was - and everyone had something that they noticed about all the piles. "There's only one tunnel." "The biggest pile is the curved track." We lined the Duplo piles up from biggest to smallest. By the time we sorted the picnic things, Carolyn did not have to help even a little bit! This is the beginning of statistics. Next time we will make simple graphs.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
On Carolyn's first day in Aniwaniwa, we made our names out of play dough. This is a fun way to "write" and think about the shape of the letters in our names. It was tricky to roll the dough into worms and plan ahead to make our name fit onto the tray. We did a great job. Look how proud we are of our efforts!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Today was our first day in Room 10. We had five children - Jett, Ashlee, Sai, Fergus and Reagan. Here is a photo of us at writing time. Here is what the children had to say about our learning...We are making up a story. We didn't do scribbles because it wouldn't look cool. We did good detailed pictures.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wow! What an exciting day we had yesterday. Ashlee, Fergus and Elly went to the Ashhurst Domain with Team Papatuanuku. It was Fergus' first day at school and Ashlee's second day. We went on a bus with the children from Tohora. When we got there, we got into five groups. We did lots of fun activities like parachute, relays, walking to the river, confidence course and human battle ships. The aim of the day was to make good choices and to get on well with the people around us. Here is a collage of our day.
Monday, March 15, 2010
The countdown is on...one more week until Aniwaniwa - Room 10 starts! Robin and Sandi now have a full class, so our new five year olds will come into Room 10.
Here are some photos of our class. Carolyn and Elly can't wait to have some kids work up on the wall too.
This blog will be a reflection of our daily learning. Keep an eye on us to get a glimpse of what goes on each day. You are also very welcome to come and visit us at Russell Street at any time.