Thursday, 27 August 2015

Speeches

Hi Families!

Last night, and tonight a planning sheet was sent home for speech writing.  The kids have worked really hard in class to start these off.
I've found in the past that they are a fun project for families to work on together, so I've sent them home to be finished off for homework.  The kids WILL have time in class to work with me if they are unable to work on them at home.  Otherwise they will begin to present these speeches on Monday.

I am excited about what the kids have come up with so far, and can't wait to see what they have at the end!

Any questions you know my email!  Just drop me an email and I'll get back to you ASAP.
Again - if you can't do this at home, no stress, there WILL still be time at school for the kids to work with me on this project.


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

All about New Zealand - our research projects


Hello everyone!

Well term three has started with a bang!  We are well underway with our learning and things are getting exciting.  We have started with our very first individual research projects this week!

Every child has their own New Zealand town to research.  We will be using the chrome books for this challenge, so you can access their thinking at home!

What you need to do to access this at home.

First


Your child will need to sign in to their school account.  They can do this from any computer using google chrome.


I will send home passwords and emails so that you can do this together at home.


Next, go to google docs.  It's the blue button called Docs.  You can find it by clicking on the 9 little squares on the google homepage (see the above picture)


This will take you to your google drive where all your docs are stored.  Click on your town doc.  (You screen will look different to this, but similar!)

I already have access to all the kids work, they shared it with me.  


To make life easier for you, you can open up a google search right there in your doc.  Click on the tools button and then research.  This will open up the research bar on the side.


If you are stuck with your research while you are doing it, you can add a comment, which will send me an email so I can go on your project while you are working on it.  



You can comment, or I can comment.  It's really easy to be working together on it!




Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Teach your monster to read

Hey everyone!

Mr Plant showed us a really cool website that we are using in our reading now.  Today we played on it for our reading lesson.

It's called "Teach your monster to read".

It's completely free and the kids take their monster through different worlds practicing different sounds.  For those kids that are confident readers, it's still really good to help with their spelling knowledge.

I will send home login details tonight so that you can play at home if you want.

Thanks!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Term 3

We're back at it starting tomorrow!  I can't believe that we are half way through the year already.

I hope you all had a fun and rested holiday and that you are all looking forward to the new term.

See you tomorrow!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Shaving Foam Art

Hey everyone!  Check out the art we did on Friday last week!  Come in and see our finished pieces.




Super easy!!
Check out some of our finished projects.