Saturday, 28 March 2015

The best class in the school

Term 1 Week 8

Welcome whanau, I can't believe this is the last week of term. On Friday at assembly I felt very proud of the tamariki in Room 7 as we got 4 out of 5 names picked out of the yellow box (was that luck or their weren't many names in the box)???

We have parent teacher interviews on Tuesday starting at 3.00-5.30. If you can't make this time I am more than happy to meet you another day that suits. Presently I have 2 out of 11 parents that are meeting me to discuss their child's report. I am hoping to see lots more, it would be awesome to share your child's progress with you.

Jahzaay, Luke, Jay-Jay, and Skylah are going to see Whaea Lynn to get their FREE duffy book- How cool is that!!!!!

This is a photo of all of room 7 here this week. It was very sad as Shawnee-Ann had her last day with us On Wednesday.We hope she enjoys her schooling in Auckland.

 Here is Whatu and Promise showing they know what 2 numbers add to 5!!
I hope you have a great week and I look forward to see you on Tuesday for Parent teacher Interviews.

From Mrs birchall and Room 7

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Successful learners in Room 7

Term 1, Week 7

We have had a really exciting and busy week at school.  On Wednesday we had the pleasure to meet James Jennings who was a actor from duffy theatre. He was inspiring everyone that reading is cool and fun. He shared with us that he found reading hard when he was 5 and has teacher told him " to read books that interest you". James did this and now he loves to read. Now that James can read he  reads emails, respond to facebook, reads texts and sci- fi books.

This week in Room 7 I have been testing most of the class for their end of term assessments. I was very happy with their running records results. Keep up the great progress tamariki.

Jahzaay  is very proud showing his class certificate  for  being kind and caring  and showing Whanaunatanga.Don't forget we have teacher only day on Monday. I'll see you at school on Tuesday. Have a great long weekend.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Literacy experts in Room 7

Term 1 Week 6

I hope you are managing to keep safe from the horrible wind and rain. We had a busy week this week in class. We had an assembly on Monday and  Friday. Tuna finally managed to win the most house points for the week. Well done to all the Tuna children in room 7. Whetu and Skylah  received certificates this week, Skylah  spelt  many words correct in the Peters spelling test  and she is only a year 1.We have a new boy Whetu, I hope he enjoys his time in our class. We were lucky also to get 3 new IPads in the class, the children were so excited.
This week I captured some photos of the children practising writing their basic sight words.
Here is shaney practising her basic sight words

Eurera and Shawnee-Ann  with their certificates from last week

Kayne looking proud of himself

Ziggy showing us some of the spelling words he can write by himself

I hope you have a great week and don't forget to bring your togs and towel to school on Tuesday and Thursday. Please remember to read with your child each night. 

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Term 1 Week 5 2015

Welcome to 2015

It is going to be an amazing  and fun filled  year of learning lots of  exiciting new knowledge and skills through the 3 R's- Reading, Writing and Arithemitic.
This term we are looking at Whanaungatanga!!! and how we can connect with our class, school and community.

We had our first school assembly on Friday and Maia and Jade received certificates. I was very proud of all of them. Jevahn ever got his name picked out of the yellow box, he was lucky to get a free book from Whaea Lynne.

Here is a photo of my lovely learners.
My lovely class
Maia and Jade with their certificates

We are swimming this term on a Tuesday and Thursday , all children are required to bring their togs on these days. Have a great weekend and please don't forget to bring back permission slips for the Kiwi house they are due back next Tuesday.
From Mrs Birchall