Thursday, March 01, 2018

Introducing ourselves

Hi there everyone we are Waitawheta Class from Waikino School.  You can see our class blog here.

This us as a pizza!!! The cushions are our topping....we may be slightly crazy but we are hoping you guys are having as much fun as we are!

We want to thank B4 class for sharing their ending comparisons, it really got us thinking about why we like certain stories.  We noticed that the picture that you shared showing the ending of the Gavin Bishop retelling had very similar illustrations to a story that we had read called Bird Battle from the Counting Stars collection of stories.

We are really looking closely at how Gavin Bishop creates his illustrations and uses them to add to the feelings that the story creates.  Many of us did not like this pictures and felt scared and a bit sad by it.  We had the same feeling when we looked at the picture and read the ending of Chicken Licken that you shared with us. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

'Chicken Licken' - Comparing Endings

Our class is B4 - we are a Year 2/3 class. 
You can visit our class blog.

We read Gavin Bishop's version of 'Chicken Licken' 
and compared it to another version we have in our class.

The endings were quite different. One is sadder than the other!

We voted on which ending we each preferred.

Let us know which ending you prefer!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Getting started, what do we notice?

Hi all, it was fantastic to start today having this project to work on and Waitawheta Class at Waikino School can't wait to introduce themselves, they have a cool idea about how so will post when we get there!

We began today by having quite a few of Gavin Bishop's books around and jumping into them, sharing them with each other and chatting about what we noticed.

We talked about some of the things that were the same, some themes we could identify and then we read the Mother Earth and Father Sky retelling from Counting stars.  Once we had read, we had some more ideas and recorded a quick brainstorm of things that we think Gavin Bishop may write about.

Here are our ideas from today which we hope will give us a focus as we continue to share these books.

We look forward to 'meeting' you all soon.

Welcome to 2018 and #NZReadaloud number 10!

This term we are doing an author study on...

A prolific, iconic, and wonderful New Zealand author for over 20 years. 

He has written so many stories and illustrated many as well. Classes will be choosing to read what stories they want and doing activities on them, then sharing here on this blog. 

I can't wait to see what everyone does with his books and commenting on the students' fabulous work. 

My name is Belinda Whyte and I am the Resource Teacher of Literacy in Horowhenua. I am the organiser of this level's Read Aloud, so please feel free to ask me if you have any questions. 

Kia ora and happy reading! 

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

What is the difference between a Moth and Butterfly?

Today we discussed the differences between a moth and a butterfly.  When we were not sure we did some research on our class I-pads.
Jack cutting and pasting our research onto a Venn diagram

Here is our finished Venn Diagram we did as a class

Room 2 at Taitoko School drew and painted some lovely Pepetuna to decorate their wall. I love the green against the black night. 

Friday, September 01, 2017

Room 7's symmetry moths, collages and life cycles

Room 7 have been learning about symmetry. We decorated our moths so both sides were the same. 

We also experimented with collages using some things we found in our classroom.

After that we drew the life cycle of the puriri moth.