Friday, 29 July 2016

Creating ...

Today for Discovery we explored the concept of 'creating' ... what is it?  what can we create?  what can we create with?  Our super-duper B5 students had lots of neat ideas. They used their green thinking hats and came up with lots of creative ideas!


We gathered a whole lot of different 'stuff' and had a great time planning and making creations...








And this is what we created...






















Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Happy Hundreds Day...



Our first week has started back with a special celebration - 100's Day. Every day in class we count and keep track of how many days we've been at school, which is helping with our place value and number knowledge.  


It's an exciting time when we get to 100 and today we celebrated this special event in style.  Many of us came dressed in something to do with 100 (spots, hundreds and thousands, stripes, the number 100, even $100 play money)...  


We had a parade with all the junior classes...

B5 on Parade
Throughout the week we are doing lots of reading, writing and maths activities related to 100. This is our poem for the week:




Friday, 8 July 2016

Making Money ...

We have been learning about money over the last couple of weeks.  We read a great story about Arthur, an eight year old aardvark, who wants his very own dog.  His parents encourage him to show he is responsible enough to have a pet, and his sister suggests that getting a job is a good way of showing responsibility.  He launches 'Arthur's Pet Business' and looks after people's pets.  In the story he ends up making $10 (which he has to pay his sister for helping her) and is given his very own puppy as a reward for doing such a good job.


We talked about the differences between wants and needs and what you would need to look after a pet...


Then we thought about what it would be like if we had our own Pet Business!  For writing, we tried our hand at persuasive writing.  Why would people want to bring their pets to us to look after?




Then we got creative and published our work as a brochure!  There were so many examples of fantastic work. Lily did an outstanding job of presenting her ideas for her pet business, so she will be taking our very own class pet, Theodore, home for the holidays! 



Thursday, 7 July 2016

Warm Fuzzy Day ...

Today was an exciting day as we filled our Warm Fuzzy Jar and had a celebration!

In March, Michelle estimated we would have 77 warm fuzzies in the jar when it was full. We counted and we got 75.  As she was the closest, Michelle chose something from our prize box as a reward.  


We decided to wear our pyjamas or dress-ups and bring a special cuddly toy from home. Thomas and Alexis performed a special magic show for us.  They were really good at it ...






After morning tea we had buddy time with A7.  We watched Shaun the Sheep and had yummy popcorn.  Then we got to have a shared lunch.  We had so much yummy food we shared some with our buddies and our friends in neighbouring classrooms!

In the afternoon we made poi out of old plastic shopping bags and we learnt a special song called  E Rere Takū Poi.