Saturday, 4 February 2017

Act of Kindness to our school environment from Room 15 in week 1 Term1

                 Act of Kindness from our Kaitiaki in tidying up the Planter box gardens 
On Thursday after lunch our class split up into 2 groups, one group went off to uproot the mature and old silverbeet plants in the planter box garden and the other group went off to tidy up the pumpkin patch garden by removing the dried leaves.

The silverbeet group called themselves the Silverbeet Knights because we are the kaitiaki on a mission to do an Act of Kindness by clearing out the old to make space for the new seedlings or plants.

 The pumpkin patchers wanted to be known as the Pumpkin Warriors who were the kaitiaki for looking after the pumpkins.
We use some scissors to clip off the yellow and brown leaves off the pumpkin vine to help it grow healthier. Soon we will have to harvest the pumpkin. 
 Lucky for us we have the help of E, who is our awesome teacher aide who supports us in our learning in class.
 Everyone pitches in to give a hand as a way of showing their Act of Kindness to the environment and school. "What  great team spirit among you guys!" calls out the teacher.

Everyone was seen in their place and there was a place for everyone 
as kaitiaki in their  Act of Kindness to their special place at SPS.

Putting in our very best effort because we love our special place as kaitiaki of the land.

Get up, Stand up, The time is now! in week 1 2017

 Leisure Reading and Hub site time in week 1 in Term 1 2017
 Our class reading couch is a special place to chill out and enjoy our reading.

We get to choose what we want to read about in our special place.

We know how to care for our learning resources, tools and books in our classroom which is our special place.

 We get to read the books that matter to us and listen to our buddies read to us in our special place.

 I also get to read chapter books that interest me all by myself.
I love this special learning place in school.

We can read with a special friend and share our ideas too.

We are lucky to get the help of another special adult to jump onto the Hub websites. 
Thank you Whaea Esther for showing us how to explore new things in our special place. 

First week back in 2017 Get up, Stand up The time is Now - with Room 15

                                  Get up, Stand up: The time is Now -  with Room 15 in week 1

Our Act of Kindness in getting to know each other in our class was to make a huge massage circle and give each other a big hug. 
                               Welcome to our awesome learning circle for 2017 everyone! 

                             Hope we have a great learning experience because the time is now! 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Rehearsal of Pirate , Inquiry and Student Agency Songs for video shooting in Term 4

Here is how we rehearsed how to make our Song SING!
 First we sang the Buccaneer Pirate Song as rowdy pirates accompanied with  musical instruments which we made at home from recycled material like boxes and bottles.

 Then we created our Inquiry Rap lyrics from our research inquiries terms 1, 2, and 3 and added all of them to out term 4 's inquiry which is 'Sing Out for Change!'
 We worked in teams to made up an interesting and melodious  beat or tune for our Inquiry Rap to capture our audience 

 Then we added some gestures and actions like body percussion - clap and stamp- to add some excitement and fun.

We took on different roles to produce our "Sing out for  Change Rap !" 
Some of us were performers such as Captain Stickler, who is a real stickler when it comes to rules and tidiness on deck the Red Thorn pirate ship. As for her jolly pirate crew, Scallywag, One eyed Jack and Pegleg to name a few -live to  have fun in the sun while sailing on the high seas.
 Other students in class took on a variety of  roles such as background singers, drama script writers, costume designers, music instrument makers, time keepers and video shooters to  bring it all together. Yes! they worked together like A-Team.
We need to get our performance all- done and dusted - by Thursday 1 December 2016, and  have all the videos sent away to Hoyt's Cinema for practice trials. 
But guess what? 
Even as late as midday on Monday Maedana and Francois decided to find some instrumentals as background beat from Youtube.
"Oh when!  Oh when! will we be finished so we can celebrate how we made our Song SING!"

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Poetry and maths in class Wk 3

                         We learnt about Singing in our class with our new student teacher 
Our student teacher is Nicola Jarvie. She did some interesting soundscape activity with plastic cups. It was an awesome activity. 


We co-constructed a brainstormed about poetry with our teacher.
                                  Here is how we share our ideas in a Donut circle wit 3 prattle partners.

                                Diamonds group used materials to solve problems in Ratios at stage 6
 Here is how we solved a ratio problem with our teacher and buddies' help.

 Solving problems with Ratios were very tricky for most of our group members.
                            We do  Fractions in Maths in our modelling books with our buddies.

Using our senses to make poetry - week 3

                                          Using our senses to make poetry

We use our senses like smelling soap and flowers and leaves to motivate us to write interesting poems to captivate our audience.



Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sing out for Change Week 2T4

                                                    Celebrating your Family's favourite Music
Does your family have songs/music that is special to them? 

Could you please help your child to collect recycled packaging over the week to make musical instruments, such as tin cans, plastic or glass bottles, jars or containers, paper or plastic cups and plates or cardboard boxes e.g. cereal or snack boxes.

                     We had fun making music with materials from our classroom.