Thursday, 13 April 2017

Team Maunga's Hungry Caterpillar Breakout

At the start of the term the teachers for Team Maunga had a breakout planned, but we had to wait for a few technical things to be resolved so we could access all the links for this breakout.  

Finally we were able to have a go at it.  The kids loved it, and learn't more about how to work together and how to help each other with clues so they could break in to the box quicker.  This lead to some fantastic re-crafting to need, writing and discussions about what the breakout was for and why this is important.  Hopefully we will be able to share these on this blog in the next few days as well.

Below is a link to the movie we create to help the children to remember what they did (rewindable learning), and help them see ways to improve for next time.  It is also great for sharing how our Tamariki learning together.  

Looking at this again we can see how our Kaikohekohe Education Network mission statement, "Learning together is empowering", is so important right from the early years of school.  We hope you enjoy!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

More reading night certificates

Well done to these fantastic readers.  It's no wonder you are flying around NZ at the moment.  You do lots of reading at school and at home!  Keep it up!  

I wonder who will be next?

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Te Ika O Maui

As part of our school wide inquiry Room 5 & 6 have been looking at Myths and Legends.  This week we have been focusing on Te Ika O Maui (The Fish of Maui).

Our accelerated writing group have also been focusing on this as part of their learning.  Here is an explain everything that helped them to get their ideas sorted.  This group of children then shared this with the class to help them with their learning.  Fantastic work.

Here is an example of a year 1's writing that came from this work today.