Saturday, August 12, 2017

Room 5’s Spelling

Over the last few weeks Room 5 have been doing spelling projects.  We decided what we wanted to learn about. We found out about different things like suffixes, root words and adverbs. We showed our learning in whatever way we liked.

Some people used HyperStudio, Keynote and others did theirs on paper. Mary-Jane and Summer made a video about the sounds the letter Y can make. Riley and Judd created a Kahoot about homophones. 

I made a scratch project about suffixes. I made the words pop up and it also asked questions. 

All of our projects were fantastic!

By Sara

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Discovery Time

Room 5 planned and ran a fantastic 
Discovery Time to finish the term.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Reading in Room 5

With the ability to manage our school day we get to read in different ways during the day.

Reading to self -

Reading to someone -

Listening to reading -

We still work in groups or as an individual to read with Mrs King to improving our reading skills and strategies.

Using different tools to create art

Our umbrellas were drawn using Kidpix then pasted into 
Pages to duplicate and change the size.
When they were printed we coloured the umbrellas boldly using oil pastels and thinking about the colour wheel.
Creating our stormy background was like a mini Science experiment.  Salt was sprinkled on the wet dye. We enjoyed watching the reaction and seeing the finished result.
We arranged our umbrellas on the background to look like a stormy winter wind had blown through.

Playful Pufferfish

Our Pufferfish art was created using forks! 
Can you see how we did it?

Monday, July 3, 2017

A new way of learning!

In the last few weeks we have been given a self monitoring checklist.  We have to write our name on the top right corner and each day we highlight what we have to do. 

Room 5 likes it because we get to choose who we get to work with, when we want to do our work and where in the room we get to work.

We decided to write a narrative legend about Matariki. When we were working together we liked smooshing our ideas together and it meant we could write a better story. We were able to talk and try to figure out what would work best in our story.

Here is our Matariki legend.
Xanthe and Arati

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rocks rock!

Rocks rock

Rocks rock everyday 
Rocks rock day after day
Rocks rock but do not play
Rocks rock in every way
Rocks rock many kinds
Rocks rock let’s find

By Griffin & Zara