Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Creative Maths

In Room 3 we have been learning different ways to make 5. 

We had so much fun learning how to add numbers together and being a classroom of creative learners we can also show the different ways we made 5. We did this using our hands, colouring in some gorgeous flowers, and today we made some colourful ladybirds! At the bottom of each picture shows what numbers we have added together to make the number 5.


Can you share with us what other  creative ways you might make 5?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Discovery Time

On Wednesday afternoon the Kowhai team all got together and had discovery time. 

Here we were able to be self managing and flexible learners that took turns and shared. We were also very creative with lots of art, crafts, and making things happen. We're such a lucky team to have this time to explore. Look at us go!

I wonder what colours bees like the most? 

If I mix this blue and yellow together, I wonder what colour I'll make?

What happens if I don't use a paintbrush?
I've just made my own reusable paintboard!

Look! The colours have mixed together!

I don't have to use the paintbrush,

We had so much fun and learnt lots of different things. We can't wait to connect with our team again and do this all next week! 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Becoming Connected Learners

Our poem this week was called "People are Different" and we talked about how we may all look different but we can connect to each other because we can all feel the same kinds of things such as happiness and laughter. We then worked in pairs and shared our ideas so we could decorate 'people' of our own. Here are some of our creations. 

Room 3 Writing Gallery

We were learning about patterns and how they repeat themselves, so we made our own patterns to decorate our writing wall. We can't wait to show our publishing this week! 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Welcome to Room 3 for 2017!

Nau mai, haere mai, and welcome to Room 3!

We are a Year One class and there are 18 of us that will be spending 2017 together, 19 including our teacher Whaea Chloe.
This year we are aiming to be more creative, self managing, flexible, connected, reflective, and curious learners as we paddle on our journey together.