WELCOME TO ROOM 9
Autumn in Room 9
Term 2 – week 3
Room 9 now has TWO TEACHERS! WOW!
Miss Scott and I will be team teaching for the rest of the term as our class grows. We now have 15 amazing students in our class and more will be joining us over the next few weeks.
This means that the students will still be working in small groups and getting a great start to their education.
In maths we have been learning about time, including days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. Along with this we have been making some great autumn artworks.
We had a great visit to the museum last week and really enjoyed playing games that our grandparents played. We will be playing some of these games at school and thinking about new games that we could invent and play.
We also enjoyed learning how the Maori invented tools like drills (awiri) when they came to New Zealand.
This term we go to the Olympia Gym every Friday afternoon. We are working through the move and improve programme which is great for balance, agility, eye-hand co ordination and is great fun!
We look forward to a great term.
Term 1 – Week 2
We have started off the year with 5 fantastic students, 1 boy and 4 girls. We welcome Mikayla who has just turned 5 and Aroha who have joined our class. We also welcome Dylan, Blake, and Sia who will all be starting school on Monday.
With such a small class the students are getting a great start to their education.
We are learning about the life cycle of the butterfly. We have watched 2 monarch butterfly caterpillars eat their way through our swan plant and they are now in the chrysalis stage. We are wondering how long they will take to turn into butterflies.
We have been reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and made our own big caterpillar for the classroom.
On Fridays we work with our buddy class. We enjoyed making caterpillars this week. We also have developmental on Fridays with Room 8. This week we had water experimentation, woodwork, chalk drawing, sandpit activities and some PE gear out. WE HAD A GREAT TIME!