Matariki Celebration

To celebrate Matariki Room 12 made their own headbands. On their headbands they drew the seven stars that appear once a year in our sky. They lined up to get to the hall where performing groups were ready to share the story of Manurewa, our own community where we live so proudly.

Science of Bubbles

Children were fascinated by the bubbles of different sizes and shapes.  This amazing scientist demonstrated bubbles of all kinds with so much ease and explained the science behind it in the simplest way possible for the children.  Children just got mesmerised.  They cheered and clapped, and blew bubbles to get them go up the ceiling to get stuck.

Week 7's blog

Room 12 is a busy learning  place. Everyone is writing a story to share with others.

In our New Entrant Class room 12 we enjoy talking about the pictures and putting them in correct order.  We like doing this kind of activity.  It makes us think and talk about the sequence of the actions that is taking place.

Maths is intersting

In Maths we were learning to make patterns.  Antonio attempted to do the patterns.  In the first row he did one blue, one red and continued the pattern. In the second and the third rows he continued the pattern well but in the fourth row he got stuck.  When you look at it he got 75% correct. A pretty good result for a 5 year old's independent work. You can continue a pattern Antonio. Keep it up!

William learned the skills of colouring, sorting, cutting, pasting and counting by doing this activity sheet in Math. He did it independently.  Well done William for learning so many skills.

Our First Artsy Thursday

Today 18th May 2017 was our first Artsy Thursday.  What an exciting day for our tamariki.  Children went to different activities of their interest and got involved in those activities.

In Room 12, where children are learning about 'crafts around the world' enjoyed making Japanese Fans.

In the first session they designed and coloured  the white paper.  Then they folded the paper like a concertina to make the fan.  They stapled the concertina on one end and spread the other end like a fan.

Every one enjoyed making the fan and learned the skill of designing, colouring, folding paper like a concertina and stapling paper.
Japanese Fan

Designing and colouring paper for the Japanese Fan

                                                           Totally engaged in the activity

We are learning about measurement.  How long does it take to make something?

Riley and William made this long track for the car.  It took a long time to make this long track.  The track has 2 openings for the cars to go in and out.  Such clever kids.  You are doing so well.