Thursday, 25 February 2016

Don't forget to look at our individual blogs

This week has been a busy one in Room 15 with testing which we have almost completed.  We have been working on posting to our blogs and are focusing on writing a descriptive sentence and having a great picture to match.

Mrs Belt has selected a few to highlight here on our Class Blog, but you can click on the learners names down the right hand side to view more of our work.  We really love it if you leave us a comment and will share these as a whole class.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Our first News movie for 2016

Today Room 15 are the stars of the news!  Our first movie came about because Mrs Belt played some music while we were eating fruit last week and introduces the learners of Room 15.  We are also able to showcase some of the great Hyperstudio artwork that has so far been created this year!

We hope you enjoy our first movie and we can't wait for later in the term when we are featured again.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Rain Rain Go Away :)

It's always hard when it rains at lunchtime and we can't get outside to enjoy the sunshine and run around with our friends.  Today was one of those days where we had to spend the majority of our lunch hour inside!

We were well supported by our Rainy Day Monitors from the Senior classes and enjoyed drawing, blocks and books!  Mrs Belt really like the collaborative play she saw happening in the classroom today.

Meet the Teacher 2016

It was great to meet so many parents and whanau yesterday afternoon and evening at the Pt England School 'Meet the Teacher' day.  I look forward to working with you all during 2016.

For any parents or whanau who were unable to attend yesterday, I'd love to meet you!  Feel free to pop into the classroom before or after school or contact me to make an alternative time.

Also a huge congratulations to the learners of Room 15 who have embraced the "Reading at Home Challenge" and are well underway to earning their first prize - you are all superstars!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Our first Creative Space and Maker Space sessions

Room 15 goes to Creative Space and Maker Space on a Friday afternoon.  Our learners were particularly excited to attend the first session today.  Each week we rotate, so half the class visits Maker Space one week and then Creative Space the next.

Mrs Belt popped in to see how our afternoon was going and to take a few photos of what we were doing.  The group in Maker Space really enjoyed planting and we're looking forward to watching the seeds grow over the coming weeks.

Welcome to Pt England, Patience

Today Room 15 welcomed Patience to our classroom.  She is new to Pt England School and was lucky enough to join us on a day when we had a variety of things happening - Maker Space, Assembly and Team Sports.

Mia and Senitila did a great job of helping her settle into the routines of Room 15 and we know she will enjoy being part of the wider Pt England School family.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Sports with Team 3

On Friday we had our first Team 3 Sport rotation.  Room 15 played a game of scatter ball, with the score very close.  The tactics of both teams improved as the game progressed and throwers and fielders discovered new ways to score runs.  Over the next few weeks we look forward to playing baseball, soccer, basketball and rounders.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Day 2 ... updating our blogs!

Today in Room 15 we've updated our blog photos to reflect that we're now Year 3 learners.  We talked about how we could take photos of each other so they looked great on our blogs.  Room 15 had to think about backgrounds, shade vs sun, and from which angle to take the photo.  Mrs Belt was really impressed with our photography skills!  You can check out photos of each of our blogs (links are on the right hand side of our class blog) and Mrs Belt has chosen a selection of photos to showcase here.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The First Day in Room 15

It was great to welcome back all the learners to Pt England this morning and hear about some wonderful holidays.

Mrs Belt really enjoyed welcoming learners to Room 15 today and we started to establish some of the classroom routines.  One of the first tasks was to meet in our table groups and decide on our group names.

This term our focus is again the Pt England Way, with a superhero twist.  Mrs Belt has already shared her Superman cape with some learners that worked really hard on Day 1.  This will continue to be one of the many rewards for trying hard in Room 15.

As our day came to a close Mrs Belt took a photo of the learners who were present today, so without further ado, the learners of Room 15: