Monday, February 27, 2017

Learning to Classify and Observe

In Science the class is learning about Classification, they have worked collaboratively to group 'animals' by their features

Today they practiced observing using a variety of insects and spiders.

Observation: The ability to notice things, especially significant details.

Here are some of  their initial 'observations':

Monday, February 20, 2017

Attitudes to Reading, Writing and Spelling

In Room 10 we use google forms to give information about attitudes and knowledge in Reading, Writing and Spelling.
Here are some of our  results:

This Year's Mobiles

the school year starts with the Mobile Challenge -3 weeks to produce a mobile that reflects the students interests, tells about their aspirations for the future, their family and their likes and dislikes. Every year I am amazed by the wonderful mobiles that arrive in Room 10, and this year's are no exception, so many talented students...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Our Favourite Places

The first writing done this year was about 'our favourite places' - ideas were drafted and shared with peers and the teacher. Feedback was given - what was done well and suggestions for improvement, then work was edited and finally published.Some pretty interesting places among them too:

Monday, February 6, 2017

the First Formal Assembly

Friday Week 1 and the first formal assembly of the year. The school House Captains were announced so I got some of the class to host the assembly - a big thanks to Cade and Avania who never even hesitated when I asked them to do it and to Jordyn and Hamiora for so willingly volunteering to assist them.
 It's 'a big job' and the four of them handled it as if they'd been at Tokoroa Intermediate for ages! 

2017 in Room 10 begins...

School has started for 2017, this year Room 10 has 31  students - 15 girls and 16 boys. 
Here they are:

and in the words of Henry Ford:
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.