Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Is it easier to give or follow instructions?

On Fridays we do a listening activity. Today we took turns giving and following instructions. We got in pairs and built something out of Lego. We had to give clear, specific instructions to our buddy as they couldn't see. Afterwards we reflected on if it was easier to give the instructions or follow instructions. We discovered that if we are the youngest in the family we found it easier to follow instructions.

Fraction Friday's

We have been having fun with fractions on Fridays. 
We have learnt halves and quarters of shapes and sets.
We have learnt how to draw and write fractions.
We found it interesting that half can be made in many different ways. We explored this with Lego and playdough.
We learnt the relationship between halves and doubles.
We learnt words like fair, equal, denominator and numerator.
We learnt that the bigger the denominator the smaller the fraction.
We learnt fractions are FUN!

Monday, 21 March 2016

What dies it mean to be a good team member

Today we tried some activities that challenged our skills as a member of a team. 

Some things we decided make a good team are:

Support each other
Help other
Be kind and caring
Talk nicely
Work together

I wonder if we could think if any more?

Friday, 18 March 2016

Swimming with Life Jackets!

Our last day of swimming we got to try life jackets on in the pool. It was fun because the life jackets hold us up in the water. We made a floating circle.

Then we practiced exiting a boat by tipping backwards and landing in the water.

We learned that life jackets can help you in the water and that you must wear them when you are on a boat.

What a cool day.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Memorial Park Trip

We had a fantastic day making new friends and building positive relationships (whakawhanaunatanga) on our trip. 

Thanks to all the parents and whanau that helped out or came to visit. 

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Swimming Showcase

An invitation to The Flying Niners Swimming Showcase went home on Friday. Unfortunately it had the wrong date on it. Our showcase will be on  

Wednesday 9th March, 12.10pm-12.55pm.  

  We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Garden Gnomes

It has been neat that everyone is getting a turn at this each week. Today's garden gnome was the birthday boy himself, Isaac. Today they made Garden Number Labels. We look forward to seeing these in our gardens around school.