Monday, June 19, 2017

Welcome from Matai Hub

We are Matai Hub from Island Bay School.
Last week we started reading Daniel's Matariki Feast. 
This photo is taken in our own school garden. 
If you look closely you can see some of us are standing on the sides of the raised planter boxes. Island Bay School is proud of their garden.

Link to a Thinglink of some of our predictions as to what will happen in the story...

We have been enjoying getting ready to read the story and building the anticipation for it! We will read it this week...

Our prior knowledge about Matariki. Feel free to add any of your thoughts!

Made with Padlet

Friday, June 16, 2017

Kia ora from Raglan Area School.

Kia ora!

We are D3 class from Raglan Area School! We are a class of year 1 and 2 students and we have our classroom in the library! Our classroom is being renovated, and we hope to move in before the holidays.

This week we looked at the story without reading any words! This helped us to predict what they story might be about and share things that we already know about Matariki.

We have also been learning about feelings at school, so we took a look at the way that Daniel felt at the start of the story and at the end of the story. We noticed that he was scared, sad and nervous at the start, but was happy, brave and excited by the end. We will put up some photos of our learning next week.

D3 in windy seaside Raglan.

An introduction from my students...

Here we are! There are still 2 of us missing from this, so will share their wonderful superlame pics next week. 

These students are actually not in one class. They are students I see in small groups or individually in the Levin area. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What was your first day of school like? - Answer in this flipgrid

Flipgrid - What was your first day of school like?

We are getting our introductions ready for you here in Levin, but wanted to share this with everyone as soon as possible! 

Go onto the flipgrid (press the link at the top of this post) and record a short video of what your first day of school was like. Watch some of the other videos of other kids and see if they had the same kind of experience! 

Looking forward to sharing more with you again soon! 

Belinda Whyte - Resource Teacher of Literacy in Horowhenua

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Meet Tui from Kaipara Flats School

Tena koutou katoa!
We are a class of Year 2 and 3 children.  Our school is a little school in the country.  We have 4 classes.  There are about 85 students.  There are 19 children in our class.
Yesterday we read Daniel's Matariki Feast for the first time.
We noticed that Daniel's class had a garden where they were growing pumpkins for the Matariki feast.
Soon we will have a garden too.  Our school won a competition to get a garden.
Today we are going to go down to have a look at the place where the garden is going to be.  We will take a photo to show you who we are and where our garden might be.  We will also be thinking up ideas for names for our special garden and outdoor classroom area.
Kia ora,
from Tui Class