Monday, May 14, 2018

Chapter Study

In Room 3 this term we are doing a chapter study. We got to choose the novel to read and we have to do 'Reciprocal reading' with our group. It helps us think about our book more deeply and we use the comprehension strategies that we learned last term. 

These are the books we could choose from. 

Check out our individual blogs to follow our chapter study as we progress. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

People achieving excellence

In Ruma Toru we have been talking about discrimination. It all started with Anne Frank and a reading about the Moriori. Kayle asked about slavery and what we learned about shocked us. We didn't understand how people could be so unfair, so we decided we needed to do something to make sure people didn't make the same mistakes as the past.

But, what can we do? I hear you ask!

Well, we can demonstrate excellence and success, throughout a cross section of people so that everyone will begin to understand that ALL people can be great. No matter where they come from, what colour they are, how old they are, or how they grew up. 

But what is excellence or success? We had a chat about what we consider to be success.

We did some research about different people we thought were excellent. The research was a bit tricky, but we got there in the end.

Karn, Mariko and Jack interviewed Karn's Nan, Tracey too!

Here is some of our work. You can come and see it close up in Ruma Toru's Gallery of Modern Works.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Kei te Ako te reo

Kia Ora Koutou,

Ruma Toru is trying hard to learn more te reo and use  ngā ra katoa.

We decided we would start with ngā kupu we use all the time.  Here is Stella's mean poster she designed with the words she decided she will start learning on it.
Ka mau te wehi Stella.

Even though I am the Kaiako in our akomanga, I am trying really hard to use te reo ngā ra katoa.
It's helping heaps, way better than just doing our lessons once a week.

So far te wiki, we have kupu we try and fit in a lot for the rā. This helps us keep our mahi tonu.
Our ngā Kupu o te Rā so far have been:
Kia Ora,
Ata Mārie,
Tātou tahi

If you are around, stop by and help us, or learn with us.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Room 3 2018

Kia Ora Koutou,

After a long relaxing summer holiday, we are back!
Room 3 is excited to be improving on their Te Reo and get into some cool Science this year.

We have a group of 26 Year 5s and 6s, in their 3rd year of 1:1 Digital learning. We invite you to come and check out our personal blogs and leave some useful and helpful comments.

Many of the students in my class this year were with my in 2016, so we are off to a flying start.  Room 3 already runs their own dicussions, which I am incredibly proud of, to say the least.

We have also had our first Kapa Haka performance for the year with Room 4 (the other senior class at P.E.S.). We were pretty nervous about this now that last years seniors are gone. After lots of hard work though, it was awesome.

Can't wait to share our learning with you this year as we learn, create and share our way through 2018.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Rangatahi and Kiwi Can Jam.

Wow!  Just Wow!

Rangatahi went off like a rocket. It was particularly awesome for Room 11 because they were in charge of making sure the jobs were done.  Ethan and Chaniqua stood out as two people who really stepped up their game for the day.  I was incredibly proud of these two, they were the talk of the staffroom for days afterwards.

Irazema Vera came and did our sound for us again (she was here for our production last year too).
We really appreciate her donating so much time and effort into helping our tamariki make the most of their performances.

Kiwi Kids Jam was also pretty spectacular,  we all had a good time.   There may have been an award but we'll find out about that on Wednesday at assembly....

Photos to come...