Same equipment, different game…….

Today I let the students choose their tumble activities and what they did with them. It was a great time to see their creative side. With the Dora memory cards these boys tried to make card towers! This was a great way for them to build their concentration amd resilience! It was very frustrating when…

Partner Reading

Today we tried something a little different with our reading as most of our resources are now going back to the resource room. We lined up in two lines and read 1 page to a partner. After we had read 1 page , 1 line moved down and then read a different page to their…

Rainbow Fish art

Over the last week Room 10 has been reading one of our favourite stories – Rainbow Fish. After our story we started work on artwork. We tried a new technique using oil pastels and blending them with cooking oil.

School Closed 13th November for Strike

As you are aware,  regional rolling strikes will take place across the country during week 5 of this term. ON TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER STANLEY AVENUE SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE ENTIRE DAY , DUE TO OUR TEACHERS STRIKING TO OPPOSE THE OFFER THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS PROPOSED. While we realise this will be an…

Room 10 learns the game “go fish”

Today instead of trying the finding pairs game , I taught students how to play go fish. Everyone loved it! This was a good way to learn how to take turns and for students to use their memory. This is an easy game for students to play at home with any deck of cards ,…

Writing focus

This week we have been writing about activites that we have completed during the week. We have written about our sandcastle competition, making playdough and some of our play based activities. Next week we will be writing about something tricky we tried or did on the playground.

New play based activities

This week we have been enjoying the sunny start to the day and getting outside as part of our play based rotations. We had playdough creations outside and an obstacle course on the playground. This is a great way for students to burn off a bit of energy in between Reading and Writing. It also…

Welcome to our newest class members!

Room 10 is growing again! Meet our newest class members – Brodie, Bella and Houston have joined us in the last couple of weeks. Bella and Houston know Stanley a little bit as they have big brothers or sisters that come to our school, and Brodie is lucky enough to have not one, but two…

Lets get creating!!

This week Room 10 students have been having fun trying new things to inspire them to write! To start off with they all had a turn making play dough that we can use in our class, and then the other day we had a sandcastle competition! Check out some of the great photos of learning…

Piwakawaka are getting fit & healthy!!

This term as a syndicate we are exploring healthy eating to fuel our bodies , getting active to make ourselves strong and all together strive to succeed to be the best we can be. Today we started our fitness rotation. students are mixed up into 5 groups made up of children from rooms 9,10,11 &…