Tuakana Teina with Room 13.

This week we started our Tuakana Teina sessions with Mr Marietta and Room 13. Our first session was getting to know each other through play based activities. It was great to see students interacting with each other through play, co-operating  and having fun together! We look forward to more of these sessions and fostering these…

Room 10 visits the scarecrows !

Last week was the awesome Twilight Gala! Part of the gala was a scarecrow competition. Some of the Room 10 students even made a scarecrow to look like Miss Williams! Check out the awesome entries – and congratulations to Amilya and her family who won’t the awesome rainbows end prize for their scarecrow of Ms…

Room 10s visitor

This morning we had a surprise visit from Loki – Amilyas’ cat! Loki is 3 months old, Amilya says. Loki followed Amilya from her house , all the way to school . He then popped his head in Room 10 and came for an explore! The students were very good with our visitor and excited…

We are writing!!

Today students drew a picture of themselves at school. Then I wrote a sentence for the students to copy underneath of. This introduces students to the direction that we write and a chance for us to discuss what a full stop is and why we use it.

Reading!

This week we have started reading ! Everyone in Room 10 has just read their very first reading book! At this stage the students in Room 10 are learning to point to words as they say them and to locate words that repeat on each page – high frequency words.

Room 10 & bucket filling

Today we had a new student join our awesome classroom – welcome Yufan! Yufan comes to us from ABC and already knows a couple of students from there! At the moment we are learning about bucket filling . We all carry an invisible bucket that contains our feelings.  When our bucket is full, we feel great.  When…

Say hello to Room 10!

These smiley faces are the students starting the year in Room 10! If you see any of these new smiley faces around school , say hi and give them a big Stanley Ave welcome!

Term 1!

And we are back! Welcome to the new term! We all had a great first day , as you can see from the smiley faces above during our fruit break! Due to the hot weather, it would be really handy if students can bring a drink bottle to school, we will start keeping these in…

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…