Sunday, 31 August 2014

ICT integration

ICT integration

This week we were excited to have some older buddies joining us in the library as we were introduced to Reading Eggs and we had so much fun learning on this interactive literacy site.  We are learning to log into the site using our own personal passwords.  This will form an important part of our reading tumble in class.  
Eden and Ashley helping Valeria, Izaria and Malachi.
Victoria helping Ashworth

Jason concentrating hard.

Chloe and Rachel having a go on the iPads.

Thank you Room 8 for helping us - it was great fun and a great learning experience for us.

Traffic light thinking at Reremoana School  
You might want to explain to Mum and Dad  or someone at home what this means:

The red light signifies ‘Stop’, the amber ‘Think’ and the green ‘Act’:

Stop        Analyse the situation: “What is happening/is wrong here?”
Think       consider all the possible actions, and select most appropriate
Act           Act on the best possible strategy for the situation

Saturday, 16 August 2014

In room 1 we had some help from our friend Respectful Rabbit to come up with ways to show respect in our new classroom.  This is what we have learnt.  

  1.   Be a good listener
  2.    Keep your hands and feet to yourself
  3.   Raise your hand and wait to be called on
  4.   Treat others the way that you would like to be treated
  5.   Care for our classroom environment

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Phonics- Have a go - share the songs we are learning in class with someone at home.

Celebrating our diversity

Last week we were fortunate to get to know each other and where we come from in our room.  We discovered that really, we are from all over the world.  The ethnicities in our room include Pakeha, Maori, Latin American, Niuean, Australian, Fijian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, South African and English. How lucky are we!  We can learn so much from each other.   The students got to bring in special backpacks to showcase something about themselves and things that are of significance to them.  It was special to see how passionate everyone was while sharing about their special culture- thanks to all the parents that came along too.  
Ashworth talking about his family tree with a little
help from Mum Maree.
Izaria's turn to be the teacher.
Our Spanish girls.  Valeria talking about the Spanish flag.

Isabella showing off a street that was named after her:)

Feeling safe

Feeling Safe 

During the past two weeks we have identified ways to act safely in our classroom.  These were the things we have identified:

In  and around the classroom
  1.  We line up next to our classroom after morning tea and lunch - we do not enter the class without       a teacher.
  2. We never run on the ramp in front of our classroom.
  3. We are very careful with scissors, we carry them safely and never run with scissors in our hands.
  4. At the end of each day we do not leave without an adult - we wait in the class unless other arrangements were made
  5. If we need to go to the toilet we take a toilet pass.
  6. We always let the teachers know if we need to leave the classroom.  Our teachers need to know where we are at all times.

  1. We have to line up next to the court while we wait for a teacher to allow us on the playground.
  2. We never play by the school gates or staff car park during lunch or morning tea.
  3. If we feel unsafe during break times we find a duty teacher and tell them about it straight away.

We are lining up next to our classroom after  morning tea and lunch.  We don't enter the class without one of our teachers.