Sunday 25 November 2018

Room 5: Week six over and out!

Kia ora koutou katoa Aroha five whanau,

It is now week six and we are having a blast...

Thank you Manurewa West Kindergarten for your lovely gift, that was such a nice surprise. 
We look forward to having your kindy children transitioning from your kura.  
Keep up the awesome mahi Ruth and MWK team!

Some of the highlights this week in Aroha five was having fun exploring multi sensory learning activities in support of Maths concepts such as fractions, number recognition and shapes...

In fact we had friends from other classes spontaneously join us almost every morning straight after the first bell.  To engage in learning about fractions and number recognition through cutting up a whole fruit or a vegetable into pieces and counting the candles from a birthday cake.    Learning outcomes :  Children learnt to problem solve e.g.,  if you cut in half an apple.  How many pieces do you have?   Two halves equal one whole. 
They are learning to write 1/2 +1/2 = 2/2 or 1 whole.

Izrael's phonics and sounds time!!!

One of Aroha five's favourite books is listening to the " Animal sound book!" Whom our little gem Izrael excitedly asked in his own words if he can read it the class.  How can I refuse such a cheerful smile.  So proud of you Izrael for taking the lead at phonics and sounds time.  Aroha five sure had fun recognising and sounding out the animal names along with breaking them down into their syllables.  Thank you Izrael,  you sure had the whole class attention and showing their PRIDE values. " Well done!"

Space exploration time!!!

In support of our Inquiry Learning based on exploring space and extending our understanding of it.   Aroha five made connections with the Maori legend story " Maui and the Sun"  to the Solar system by creating our version of a Maori Sun and placing it right in the middle of our master piece so planets can orbit around it.
" Ka mau te wehi tamariki ma!"

Friendly reminder whanau, can we please ensure reading books, note books, book bags are signed, completed and returned on a daily basis.

Healthy options for kai please

 Swimming days are Tuesday's and Friday's. 

See you all at school.

 Have a fantastic day whanau. 

Take care 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks #Aroha5 for your awesome blog and the good reminder about book bags ... it’s great to hear about your full learning programme