Thursday, 30 March 2017

Problem Solving

In Room 2 we are learning to be problem solvers.  We are introduced to a problem, have a talk about the words in the problem and highlight the key numbers. We then have a bit of fun acting out the problem so we really understand what the question is asking us. Then we set off in buddies or our own with some equipment to try and solve the problem.  Mrs Ray wanders around asking us questions like: 

  • Tell me what you are doing?
  • Why (how) did you think of that?
  • Why are you doing this?
  • What will you do with that work when you’ve got it?
  • Why is this idea better than that one?
  • You’ve been trying that idea for 5 minutes. Is it time to try something else?
  • Can you tell me how you worked that out and is there another way to do it?

At the end we have a chat about what we found out and how we went about it. We love it!

Butterflies and Busy Bees!

We have been so busy that Mrs Ray has not had enough time to blog about all our busy-ness! 

Our chrysalis hatched into butterflies and we were so so excited watching it happen like this:

We also had a fireman come and speak to us about being fire wise. We really know our stuff and he was very impressed how we know: to give lighters and matches to an adult, if we hear a smoke alarm go off we shout FIRE FIRE FIRE and get low, get down and get OUT, and we meet our family at our safe meeting place outside if there is a fire. 

Miss Kemp got us talking and writing about the old treasure chest that is in our class that we had no idea what was inside! 

What do you think could be inside?

Monday, 20 March 2017

Autumn Tree Art

On Friday we used water colour paints to create a beautiful work of art. We learnt how to get the brush coloured up ready to paint and how to use it up on its end to give a cool blending technique.  We practised drawing trees and then drew them onto our background.  Pretty neat, we think!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Elliott Shares His Special Beads

Elliott came to school with a special bag of beads that he wanted to share with us. These beads have been given to Elliott as he has been such a supportive sibling to his brother Hamish, who is going through cancer treatments. Each time Elliott is brave or shows courage for different things, he gets a special sibling bead.  He has a very long string of beads and Hamish, his brother has 851 beads for each procedure he goes through! 
What a brave family.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Our Awesome Camp Day!

Yesterday we had our Kiwi team camping day and we had such a great day, even with the pouring rain! 
Here's what we got up to.

 Fun in Mrs Ray's Tepee

Putting Up Tents in Te Manawa

                                                              Reading Stories

                                        Crafting and Colouring

Playing With The Parachute

Sausage and Ice Block for Lunch

 Our Cute Tents We Made!

What a great day camping we had! Thanks to our big helpers.