Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mobiles and Bio Poems

As usual the first task for the year was for Room 10 2015, was to create a mobile that gives information about them, their interests and ambitions. Many chose to use objects that represented their interests like a fishing rod,an arrow, a set of handcuffs, island designs, ipod, a lap top, horse shoes... In Week 1 the class were surveyed avout their knowledge of writing processes and their attitude t writing, when asked what sort of writing they wanted to do this term the majority indicated they liked poems. So this week they created Bio Poems - some interesting "Who believes and Who wonders" on some of these: Bio Poems

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Laughing Samoans - English Is Funny

As we were having a spelling test today it was also a good time to share a video suggested by Anton. Yes English is a pretty funny language ... calf muscles, affording fords, smelly feet and runny noses ...

Nia's Extra Ordinary Life

Today Room 10 watched a cool video about Nia - we'll be looking at the rest of these over the next few weeks, not only are they pretty clever but they carry some good messages too...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Our Korowai and Google Classroom Homework

Week 2 has begun and Room 10 have completed the first of the activities designed to help them get to know each other and to make our classroom - 'their classroom'. Our korowai is finally complete...


Room 10 2015 will be using Google classroom to complete many classroom tasks this year, This weeks homework is to visit the following Maori Television site and watch Brent the Postie to learn some new Maori words as part of Te Kupu o te Wiki ... 

Monday, February 2, 2015

The 2015 School year started today

The class of 2015 arrived in Room 10 this morning - 15 boys, 15 girls and only one absent, meant a good start to the school year. Lots of listening done - finding out about the rules and expectations of a new class and school.
Well done - you had a long day and I was impressed with your positive attitudes - looks like another great year in Room 10 ahead.