Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Friday, 14 December 2018
In Room 21 we have been talking about how not everyone celebrates Christmas the way we do.
We discussed that some elderly people spend Christmas alone. We decided to cheer them up by writing them a Christmas card.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
The rain did not stop us today enjoying some athletics activities in the hall. We competed in 'Egg and Spoon', Javelin, Moon Hopper and Running Races. We showed kindness to others by showing Year 0 students how to compete in the activities. We were awesome buddies!
Friday, 30 November 2018
Thursday, 29 November 2018
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Today we said farewell to Mrs Prentice. She has been our Bible Education teacher and has visited us every Tuesday. We have loved her stories and reminding us to be kind and caring towards each other.
Thank you Mrs Prentice!
Monday, 19 November 2018
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Room 21 has been talking a lot about how we learn and the different stages of learning.
We are using the picture below to help us talk about where we are at with our learning.
We would love to hear of times when you have struggled with your learning and been stuck in the 'pit', but kept trying until you were successful.
"One handed cartwheels"-Tamzin
"Flips on the trampoline"-Felix
"Back flip on the trampoline"-Antony
"Tying my shoelaces"-James
Friday, 9 November 2018
Room 21 has enjoyed celebrating and learning more about Diwali. We were lucky to have Nayla's aunty join us to explain to us the different ways Diwali is celebrated.
On Wednesday Dilan, Himanshu and Nayla came dressed to school in special outfits to help celebrate this special occasion.
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Friday, 26 October 2018
Thursday, 25 October 2018
We had a wonderful afternoon today learning about Safe Scootering.
Important messages we received were
-Both feet on the ground when you stop
-Always wear a helmet and shoes
-Get off your scooter when someone is walking towards you on a footpath
-When we get to a crossing -'STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and 'WALK.
Friday, 19 October 2018
Friday, 28 September 2018
This morning we were lucky to have Nayla's aunty and two cousins visit us. They showed Room 21 how to make slime. A great activity to try at home. All you need is shaving cream, PVA glue, borax (can be bought from Bunnings) and food colouring.
Monday, 24 September 2018
Friday, 21 September 2018
Over the past few weeks the students have used the inquiry process to design a toy or game.
Today our designs 'came to life'.
Today our designs 'came to life'.
After we created, we presented our invention to the class and our Year 6 buddies. Of course we had to spend some time testing each others designs!
Designing, problem solving, collaborating, communicating at its best!
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Friday, 14 September 2018
How lucky are we!
This week we made bread in Mrs Knofflock's bread maker. We are continuing our learning on measurement and temperature.
Thank you to Jackson's mum for coming to our rescue and helping out.
Friday, 7 September 2018
This morning's challenge was a tricky brainteaser. We were only allowed to move three sticks to make the fish change direction. Can our friends and family solve this challenge?
For maths today we made pancakes. We spoke about measuring correctly, temperature and needing to triple the recipe to ensure everyone in Room 21 got to make one!
They sure were delicious!
Monday, 3 September 2018
Friday, 31 August 2018
This week we have been learning about similes. We have written some great poems about our Dads.
Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful Dads from Room 21
Thursday, 30 August 2018
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Today we begun our Enviro lessons for this term with Mrs Daniel. We will meet with her every Wednesday until the end of term.
She was most impressed with our naked lunches!
Next week we are going to make 'packet monster' posters. Mrs Daniel has asked if every child could bring in 1 x empty packet for our posters.
Friday, 24 August 2018
Monday, 20 August 2018
A very big Thank You to Nayla, Chloe, Hayley and Dilan who helped at the 'Working Bee' on Sunday. I loved your enthusiasm and offering your service to the school.
You truly did "SHINE"
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
For NZ Maths Week Mrs Madden set up a great activity for each class to guess 'How many lollies in the Jar?'
Today for maths we used our problem solving skills, estimation and knowledge on volume and capacity to try and guess how many lollies there are.
Fingers crossed we have guessed the correct answer. We will find out on Friday at assembly if our guess is correct.
Monday, 13 August 2018
In Room 21 we are celebrating NZ Maths Week with lots of exciting and challenging activities.
Here is an activity you can try with the whole family!
What a great night we had on Friday night. Thank you to all those wonderful Room 21 parents that helped make it such an awesome evening! We sure did have a terrific time.
Friday, 10 August 2018
For Fab Friday today Room 21 students looked at the Sycamore Seed and how seed dispersal works for these amazing seeds. We made our own paper 'sycamore seeds' which we also related to spinning helicopter blades. We experimented and asked lots of questions as to how these blades work. We then tested our ideas out on the Junior Playground.
Thursday, 9 August 2018
Friday, 3 August 2018
Thursday, 2 August 2018
Room 21 had a terrific visit with the educators from 'Tread Lightly' today. We learnt how we can continue to protect our environment and make a real difference.
The children will be bringing radish seeds home that they planted today. They have decided they want to have a competition to see who can grow the biggest plant. In the last week of this term we will invite students to bring their radish seeds back into Room 21 to share with their peers how big their plant has grown.
Thank you so much to Helen and Liz for your assistance today.
Check out the great photos below.
Monday, 30 July 2018
Jackson, Harry, Chloe, Tamzin and Zach share TV21 News.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
What a week! We have enjoyed listening to details of everyone's holiday adventures. It certainly sounds like a lot of fun was had by all!
We wrote about our holidays in an acrostic poem.
Room 21 has taken a special interest in learning about sharks. We have learnt that sharks are unique creatures and we need to look after them by ensuring our rubbish goes into bins and not into our oceans. Next week at Koru Assembly we will celebrate our learning. Here is a photo of Room 21 practising our Shark song for assembly.
We welcome Tom Shi from China who is joining Room 21 for the next 5 weeks. We are enjoying getting to know him and how life for children in China is different from those in New Zealand.