Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Practicing our Prepared Readings

We are busy getting ready for the competition this week. They are focussing on making their presentations interesting by using expression, movement and eye contact. Here are some photos of us practicing. 

Pet Day

We had many special furry classmates join us on Friday for Pet Day. Guests included Zara's dog Barney, Daphne's dog Leo, Miss O'Connor's dog Polly and Mrs Baker's dog Pepper. We also really enjoyed the parade out on the field, and all the interesting pets to see and pat in the hall!

Literacy Week Photo

Check out our costumes from Dress Up Day!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Helping Circles

This morning in Room 6 we shared our Hotspot writing and gave each other feedback in a Helping Circle. We do this so that we can get ideas from others and learn from their strengths, as well as getting their suggestions and thoughts on our own writing.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Cultural Festival Performance

Go Caitlyn, Paige and Jack! These three students joined the Senior Kapa Haka on stage last night at the Cultural Festival at Horncastle Arena. It as a pleasure to watch this brilliant show and the other Kauri teachers and I were very proud.

Below is a photo of the event, and a YouTube video of the Oaklands performance.

Mr Rule

Thursday, 25 August 2016

A busy morning in Room 6!

We have been busy in our literacy time this morning! Check out some of the things Room 6 students have been learning to do.

Rehearsing a play to perform tomorrow. 

Preparing for a video of some ideas for our Education Brief for Mrs Martin. This is a summary of an article we read. 

Drafting a piece of persuasive writing. 

Sharing "two stars and a wondering" feedback on each others' writing. 

Making our own props for a play tomorrow!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Crazy Ideas!

Our CRAZY ideas for our new school - to kickstart our thinking. Over the next three weeks we are going to think more about things that can make a difference to our learning, and narrow these down to some prototypes which we'll design and present.