Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Rock Pool Exploration

We have begun the first "I am curious" stage of our Rock Pool Inquiry. We started by recording what we already know about rock pools. 

Then we went down to the beach to see what we could find. We did a scavenger hunt to look for all sorts of things: things that are smooth, bumpy, things with more than 2 legs. It was lots of fun. We have also came away with lots of questions about what different animals eat, where they come from and how they live.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Assembly 19th Feb

Thank you to our wonderful presenters who organised our assembly.
Mahutonga shared their trapping stories.
Autahi shared their class treaty
Tautoru shared their "Beautiful" writing.

Principal Awards for thinking.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Signing our treaty!

We read the Tree House Treaty and then came up with our own treaty.  We made a promise to all try our best and to stick to our treaty.  To show our promise we made hand prints, signed our names and stuck them around the outside of the treaty!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

A day in the life in Autahi

This a a snippet of what we do in Autahi. Enjoy!


Graphing our strengths

Last week we identified all the qualities and characteristics we think are important to have to make a happy classroom.  Then we each chose our top 3 strengths relating to those qualities.  Here is a bar graph showing how many people in our class chose each quality.

Senior buddies

 We have senior buddies who came to buddy read with us today.
We were good audience members.  We watched and listened and even helped to point to the words!

Morning message

We do a morning message in Autahi where we read a letter about our day, share some things from home and then ask each other questions.  This week we had some awesome photos of baby birds that had hatched outside of someone's window! We were all really interested to see the photos and ask some questions about it.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

We eat morning tea and lunch altogether on this big picnic rug!

We read stories, explored numbers and did some sorting activities together!

How much water do we drink?

We're having a water challenge and graphing how much water we drink in a day. We drank 73 cups today! Come check out our wall!

We have our own cups for drinking from. When we have finished we wash them out. 

We had to think like mathematicians and make a good estimate of how many jugs it would take to fill the water container. Some of us thought 1, some 2, some 3 and some 4. We found out that it was 2 and almost 3. 

Welcome to 2016!

Welcome to 2016! Today we did heaps! Kind Koala helped us think about what we think is important to have a happy and safe learning environment! We made posters and chose our top three strengths! Have a look!