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

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Pene's Dog Story

Pene has a dog at home which he helps to look after.  He loves his dog and he feds him each day.

"I like my dog.  I fed my dog."  By Pene

Monday, 30 July 2018

Immersion Assembly

The theme for term 3 is Move Ya Body so at the Immersion Assembly everyone stood up and danced and moved their body.  Mariposa enjoyed watching Mr Burt dance.  He drew a picture of Mr Burt having fun with his long blonde wig and blue shorts.
"I like dancing and Mr Burt had fun."  By Mariposa

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Our First Visit To See Harold

Our first visit to see Harold in his special classroom was very exciting.  We learnt about which foods we should eat the most and where they come from.  The children were very excited to meet Harold and look forward to learning some more about our amazing bodies next week.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Checking Out Our Blog

The children enjoy looking at the blog to see their work being shared or remembering an event they have taken part in.  They get very excited when someone leaves them a comment.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Cross Country Training

We have begun our cross country training in preparation for our cross country race in week 6.  Each day we hope to do two laps around the background after first warming up.  After the run we warm down doing some gentle stretches.  Today was our first run and the children made a good effort at running.
Fateh and Tupou set off

Chevelle and Maria off on their run

All in a row!

Warming down after our run

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Cyrus's Yoghurt Container

Cyrus has some healthy yoghurt for morning tea.  After eating the yoghurt Cyrus knew what to do with the pottle.  He went straight to the tap and washed it out.  Then it was a trip to the bins where he knew which bin to put it in.  Well done Cyrus for recycling.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Healthy Lunches

Our Inquiry this term is about healthy eating and how our body works.  We took a look at some of our lunches and saw the healthy things the children are eating.  Good on Logan, Pene and Samson for bringing some healthy sandwiches, Kura for bringing some yummy strawberries, Anne Marie for bringing some milk to drink and Cyrus with his yoghurt.
Logan with his sandwich.

Pene enjoying his sandwich.
Anne Marie with her milk.

Samson with a sandwich.

Kura with her yummy strawberry.

Cyrus with his yoghurt.

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.