Friday, April 29, 2011

Rock Hopper

This game will help you practise your addition and subtraction - Good Luck!

Monday, April 25, 2011

ANZAC Day 2011

Today is ANZAC Day, a day that commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women.  Emma was part of the Summerland team at the Swanson RSA.
If you want to know more you can find information at the following sites.
New Zealand History OnLine

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another Symmetrical Easter Egg Activity

This activity is a little different from the first and you get to create some more exciting designs.

Here is mine.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spelling for the Holiday

Spelling City is a great site to practise spelling words using some fabulous games and then take a test to see how your learning is progressing. Remember we talked about the ZPD and work on a list that is not too easy, not too hard but just right for your learning.  Click on the link or image below to access the NZ Essential Word lists, the Jolly Phonics Tricky Words and the lists from the Jolly Phonics Grammar Handbook 2.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Egg Symmetry

Try this cool activity and learn something about symmetry while you are doing it.  
 I used two lines of symmetry and hexagons to create this awesome egg.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jovani Champion T-Ball Player

Helping Christchurch Girls Brigade

I am part of the 10th Waitakere Girls Brigade.  We wanted to help the 29th Christchurch Girls Brigade because their meeting place at Beckenham Baptist Church, was destroyed by the earthquake.
our group decided to put some money, things and small toys in a shoebox to send down to them in Christchurch.
The first week at my Girls Brigade, I gave all my pocket money.
The second week, I gave 10 cents.
One of my best friends, Rebecca, gave heaps of stuff.  She gave stickers, magnets and photo frames.
One of the older girls gave a pad of colourful paper.
We got $44 and some cents.  But I don't remember how much.  We also made a card and we took a photo of all of us to put on it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!

On the 7th of April we began a book by Andy Stanton about a very interesting character, Mr.Gum. Miss Cheeseman recommended it and we can see why!
We posted sticky notes that share our opinions and ideas about him.
Click here to see all the posts on the Wall.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Muriwai T-Shirt 2011

Here is the Muriwai t-shirt for 2011.  Please return money and notice to your class teacher before Thursday the 14th of April.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rachel's Home Learning

The first thing I did was ask my Mum if I'm allowed and then I got to wash the dishes. I got the wipe and the soap and started washing the dishes. It was so much fun doing the dishes!

Kaitlyn the Dancer

I danced in a show in front of lots of people.  I did three dances.  In one dance I was a puppet and a snowflake.  I danced ballet and jazz.  I really enjoyed this and my family was there to support me.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Aamirah's Dinosaur Park

Aamirah made an amazing Dinosaur Park with plasticine, clay and beads.  It was hard because the plasticine was hard and so it was difficult to make the shapes.

Yasir The Chef

I chose a cooking project because I want to learn how to cook food and prepare a meal for my family.  I felt excited when I cooked food.  I did cooking at my home kitchen.  It is a hard job because you may have a fire.  That's why I asked my Mum for help.  Everyone of my family liked my cooking.  Yum, yum!

Abigail at Pins

Abigail completed her first home learning challenge from the 'Physical Activity and Outdoors' section.  She made a slideshow and shared her experiences of Ten Pin bowling.  She included her scores and a certificate as part of her evidence.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Making Ten

Knowing how to make ten is an important step to solving more complex problems. For example, if you know that 3 + 7 = 10, you will have an easier time understanding that 30 + 70 = 100, or 43 + 7 = 50, and eventually 300 + 700 = 1000 and beyond.
Here are two games to help you learn the bonds that make 10.
Choose to make 10 in Maths Lines.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Yasir's First Home Learning Challenge

I have chosen to do this poster for my project because I like learning about different flags and I wanted to show you my favourite three flags.  They are New Zealand, Iraq and Jordan.  I like Jordan because it's where my Mum comes from.  I like the Iraq flag because it's where my Dad comes from.  Also, I like the New Zealand flag because that's where I was born.  I like living here.
Yasir made his poster, wrote his story and took photos to show us the poster making process.