Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Writing Clubs

This term, we are having a strong focus on writing so today we started up our Writing Clubs. These will be small focus workshops where will be able to work together to improve different parts of our writing.

We look forward to showing our progress throughout this term!

Circle time

This term we will be having lots of Circle Time sessions. These are an opportunity for us to build our sense of whanau in the class, discuss any issues we may have and look more closely at how we can be the best we can.

We had our first session today where we discussed what makes a good friend. We had some fantastic ideas and we really enjoyed getting to share our appreciation for those who have shown us kindness this week.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Indoor basketball!!

You may have noticed some carpet burns on our knees from our new favourite game, Indoor Basketball!

It is very competitive and a lot of fun! Well done to Kayla and Isaiah for being our first champions!

Monday, 25 July 2016

Cooperative learning Scavenger Hunt

Today we revisited "Cooperative Learning". This was a focus for our class last term and we will be working on it again this term. We discussed and brainstormed what we thought cooperative learning involved. Then we got into groups and ventured out on a Scavenger Hunt around the school. We had to complete some challenges, such as dancing on the tennis courts, as well as finding some objects, such as a red leaf. It was a lot of fun and we all worked really well within our groups.

We think cooperative learning is...
- respect others ideas
- team work
- communication
- listening to others

Welcome back to Term 3!