Thursday, 27 August 2015

BOOK FAIR

Today was the Book Fair. Today we celebrated the importance of reading and our love for books by dressing up as a book character.
We also went to the Book Fair in the library to pick books that we wish to purchase. 
What an exciting day!






Wednesday, 26 August 2015

WEARABLE ARTS DAY 2

We had our second session working on our Wearable Arts.

Kelly is very impressed with the way we are using our initiative and problem solving before asking for help.

Some of us have realised that our plans are quite detailed enough. We then have had to go back to sketching and looking for better ideas. 
We have decided that we need a break we are allow to have a quick run around the field. This worked well this afternoon to help us keep our brains going and to give us a break from all our hard work.





Tuesday, 25 August 2015

WEARABLE ARTS DAY 1


Our sketches and planning is already paying off.
Today we started by setting a goal to achieve for the afternoon. We also had to write steps to achieve that goal.
Take a look at what we got up to today for Wearable Arts:

We loved having parents helping us. It is nice to discuss our ideas with others and provide an extra hand or two.
We can't wait to do Day TWO tomorrow.

Dean taught us our dance. We will do this dance while a Poutama class presents their Wearable Arts.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

A few reminders for you to think about





Individual Math Journals

We keep individual Maths Journals on our own blogs. We pick one thing to show each entry. Some of us post daily, others weekly.  
Check out some of today's maths journals by clicking below:






Friday, 14 August 2015

I am proud of you all

Dear Dream Team children

Today during literacy I took some quick snap shots of you all working. I did this because I am so proud of how hard you have been working. 
I saw EVERYONE on task and focused on your learning.
You are developing such amazing attitudes towards ALL areas of learning.

Thank you for being a 'dream team'

From Kelly





Thursday, 13 August 2015

Scooter Park

Some students are investigating the possibility of a scooter park at our school. 

Please do the survey to help their process
link below

http://goo.gl/forms/YyDIQd9eix

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Writing prompts

WALT write creatively using your imagination.  Aim to achieve your individual writing goal this week.

Writing Prompt 1: You are the giraffe, what has scared you so badly that you literally climbed a tree? Remember to include the setting, feeling words, and dialog in your story.




Writing Prompt 2: Write what events happened before this picture. Was there an argument or was it a trick? Describe using exciting adjectives, adverbs and verbs what happened!




Writing Prompt 3: Explain how this happened or explain what the world would be like if this happened in everyone's home)




A snapshot of Monday's learning

On Monday Mel was teaching in our class while Kelly was teaching in another class for the day.
Take a look at some of our learning:





Monday, 10 August 2015

BEAUTIFUL BALLERINA JULIETTE



Juliette, can you please write a blog comment explaining your experience here?

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

HOME LEARNING

Look how Gg practised his spelling words tonight!!

Go Gg!

WEARABLE ARTS

4th August, 2015

Dear parents/ caregivers,

The Dream Team have made a decision. A very important decision! After a very intense vote we came up with a Wearable Arts theme.

The theme is…..Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 12.31.12 pm.png


We have done some initial thinking. Here are some of our ideas:
  • clouds
  • a bed
  • angel
  • pillows
  • a horrible awakening alarm clock
  • dream catchers
  • a flying squid
  • a superhero
  • bad dreams: haunted house
  • jobs which we dream of having in the future i.e. a crazy Scientist, Cricket player, inventor

If you can help us in anyway please email Kelly. kellyc@russellst.school.nz
We are thinking of having a few big days of creating which we will invite as many helpers to school as we can.

Let’s get creative!

From The Dream Team