Room 16 is comprised of eighteen year one students who are 5 years old. They wish to share their learning with you.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Our New Duffy Books

The children were very lucky to receive a new Duffy Book each just in time for the holidays.  They enjoyed sharing them with each other and look forward to sharing them with their whanau.
Nate, Joshua, Alexandra and Maria enjoying their new Duffy books

Alexandra, Maria, Chevelle and Alazye busy reading
Samson, Nate, Feiloaki and Logan engrossed in their books

Monday, 16 July 2018

Planning and Constructing A Marble Run

On the last day of term the children had fun using what they had learnt during Term 2 Inquiry to build a marble run.  They were soon busy planning and building, cutting and taping up boxes and bits and pieces.  The fun part was testing out the marble runs and looking at what other groups had made and getting the other groups to explain how they had made their marble run.  It was a fun end to our simple machines inquiry.
Many hands make light work - Chevelle, Anne Marie and Alazye 

Samson busy cutting up cardboard.

Maria making some tubes

Samson's finished marble run.

Anne Marie, Logan and Maggie with their marble run
Siulua with her marble run

Testing the marble run

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Feiloaki's Duffy Certificate

Feiloaki has been trying hard with all his learning so he was this weeks Duffy Certificate winner.  Well done  Feiloaki, keep up the good work.  It is good to see you having a positive "I can" attitude towards your learning.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Lunch Box Heroes

Logan and Alexandra were lucky to get their names drawn out of the Lunch Box Heroes box this week.  They both bring lovely healthy lunches each day.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Joshua's Birthday Story

Joshua has just turned 6 and he got a play station for his birthday.  Joshua and his Dad have been playing on it and Joshua drew a picture of him playing on his play station.
"I played on my Play Station."  story and picture by Joshua

Sunday, 8 July 2018

A Fire Engine Came To School

"The Fire engine came to school and we went out on the concrete."  Story and picture by Anne Marie
"This morning a red and yellow fire engine came to school.  We went outside on the concrete."  Story and picture by Tupou
"I saw a fire engine at our school today.  It came to check the fire alarms."  picture and story by Samson

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Two birthdays this week.

We had two birthdays this week.  Joshua and Maggie both turned 6 one day after another so they both got birthday certificates at the Team One assembly this week.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Kura's Flying Cat

Kura has been learning how to draw using hyperstudio with help from Mrs Fester.  Kura found that it wasn't easy to draw using a mouse but she was proud of her efforts to draw a cat in an aeroplane.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Our Eel Pictures And Stories

I touched the eels and the eels felt slimy.  We fed the eels and they were going slowly around their tank.  They have sharp teeth."  Story and picture by Samson
"I fed the eels with crab meat.  The have lots of sharp teeth."  Story and picture by Feiloaki
"I saw the eels.  They live in the water in a tank.  They are long and skinny."  Picture and dictated story by Kura 
"The eels live in a special tank.  We fed the eels and they have sharp teeth.  They ate crab meat and they are long and skinny."  Story and picture by Tupou 
"I saw an eel and it was slimy.  It lives in a tank." Picture and story by Logan
Picture by Joshua
"I touched the eel.  It was black and long and slimy.  It had sharp teeth."  picture and dictated story by Cyrus

Monday, 2 July 2018

Visiting The Eels

Today Room 16 visited the Kuwharuwharu long finned eels during Makerspace.  The eels are in a special tank and the children watched them being fed.  The experience provided the children will lots of discussion and motivation for some interesting stories and pictures.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Highlight from The Sparkles Netball Game

The Sparkles Netball team had a great game in week 8.  The school PENN videographers were at the courts and managed to capture some highlights from the game.  The children were excited to see themselves on PENN and Alexandra was the Room 16 representative on the team.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Alexandra and her Player of the Day Certificate

It is Alexandra's first netball season and she has been learning skills such as catching, passing and defending.  She did a very good job moving around the court and defending so she was the Player of the day in week 8.  Well done, Alexandra.
Alexandra proudly standing on the stage at Assembly with her Player of the Day Certificate. 

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Using IPads in their Learning

Logan and Fateh having been using their iPads to complete reading activities.  Logan was asked to draw a picture of what the hungry hedgehog liked to eat and Fateh found he needed to take a picture to insert in his work.  Good work boys that you remembered the skills you needed to help with your reading activities.
Logan with his hedgehog picture.

Fateh with the photo he inserted in his work.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Alexandra's Breakfast

"I had a hot chocolate and I had a bowl of Rice Bubbles."  Story and picture by Alexandra.

Monday, 25 June 2018

What Logan Likes For Breakfast

                          "I like to eat weetbix and Rice Bubbles." Story and picture by Logan

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Joshua Likes To Go Swimming

                  "I went to the swimming pool and I jumped in the water." Picture and story by Joshua

Friday, 22 June 2018

Mariposa and Tupou's Happy Cat Stories

"The cat is happy because he is full of breakfast.  He likes cat food."  picture and story by Mariposa

"The big white and grey cat is on the kerb.  It is dreaming about breakfast.  He likes cat food."  By Tupou

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Rewards For Their Good Efforts.

Chevelle and Feiloaki were awarded the Room 16 Team One Assembly certificates for their efforts with their work.  Chevelle knows how to get on with tasks and she complete them. Feiloaki has been using a more positive "I can" attitude with his writing and reading.  Keep up the good work Chevelle and Feiloaki.

This is one of Feiloaki's stories about rippa rugby.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Maggie's Team Certificate

Maggie has been trying hard to get to school on time and be ready for learning before the bell goes so she was awarded one of Team One certificates last week.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Kura's picture

"I like to eat Rice Bubbles for breakfast.  I put milk on my Rice Bubbles and some sugar," 
As dictated by Kura to the teacher.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Samson's Weekend Story

"I went to the party.  I played on the bouncy castle.  I ate a cupcake.  I went to the McDonalds shop."
By Samson

Friday, 15 June 2018

Siulua Is Six

Siulua has turned six so she got a birthday certificate at team assembly to celebrate.  Happy Birthday Siulua.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Tupou Is Practising His Words

Tupou has been practising the words from his level by finding the letters and putting them underneath the magnetic words.  Good work Tupou.  You are this weeks Duffy Certificate winner from Room 16 for the effort you are putting in to learn your words.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Working in Hyperstudio

Fateh and Feiloaki did some wonderfully detailed pictures in hyperstudio.
Fateh with his picture of a cat in an aeroplane.

Feiloaki with his elephant picture.