Monday, 31 March 2008

Tony Ryan

Tony Ryan has just visited our school and is very inspirational. I have attended a couple of conferences where he has spoken at before and have taken copious amounts of notes. Want to know more? Visit his website:!/display.html

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Homework week after Easter

As this is a very short week there will be no homework. Yay! Less marking to do!
You all have a 'Challenge Yourself' rubric in your homework book, try something from that instead.
Have a great Easter!

Fantastic Students!

Amazing Handwriting: Tyra, Britta, Isabella

Clever Maths: Colin

Excellent Homework: Kent

Wonderful Art: Freddie

Best worker: Lachie

Way to go!!

Introducing Britta

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Monday, 17 March 2008


Homework has change since Outdoor Education week. You will (should!) notice a photocopied sheet in your child's homework book with the weekly activities on it. The children still have spelling words to learn which will (should!) be on a typed slip glued into their homework book or words they have misspelt in their writing. That is 4 words to be put into a sentence each.
Oral Language is still the same. 'Star Students' presenting about themselves. Many are already on the blog and are sounding fantastic!

Personal and class challenges

We have been discussing different types of challenges. For ourselves and also to create a variety of games and activities that we can challenge other classes with.

Some personal challenges the children have identified:
Thomas: Put your hand up. Manage yourself.
Katelynd: I need to stop reading so much at night and go to sleep when I am asked to.

Some ideas for a class challenge:
Hugo: Lots of different little challenges like: Try to lick your elbow. Try to turn your hand around on the table. Make a 3 leaf clover with your tongue.
Paris: A Backwards race.
Britta: Hoola hoop race.
Isabella: Skipping 100 forwards and backwards.
Tyra: Sniffing different things challenge.

Great ideas! Are there anymore great challenges we could setup and challenge the other classes with?

Thank you Parents and Grandparents!

I have put out a challenge to my students to see who has been commenting in our blog and where they are from. It is fantastic to hear from you and I am glad you are enjoying being part of our classroom.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Fantastic workers

Fantastic Handwriting: Ami

Amazing storywriting: Hannah

Neatest Maths book: Colin

Best listener: Cole

Well done!

Introducing Samantha, Petra and Hannah

Sorry Petra and Hannah. It was decided your PhotoStories had too much information about your families. I want to keep you safe so I have taken them off our blog site. If we have time we will do them again but without so much family information, such as your last name and where you live. They were fantastic and you both spoke so well.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Outdoor Education Week

Last week we were all away from school on our Outdoor Education Week. In class we are now writing about what happened during Outdoor Education. We are thinking about the Plus, Minus and Interesting (PMI), parts we experienced during the week.

Group D's Hikoi day:
Photos taken by Ashley and Lexi.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008