Monday, October 19, 2020

Y2/3 - LCS - Games from Around the World

Last Friday, Rooms 5, 4 and 6 got together to learn different games from around the world. Each class had to present and teach one game. We had a lot of fun sharing and learning new games.

Neomi's recount:

Zurielle's recount:

LV's recount:

For more photos and videos, please visit our Class Site and our individual Seesaw Blogs

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Our Maori Language Learning Moments

We joined Kia Hana Te Reo Maori for the Māori Language Moment by creating and submitting our Te Reo Maori learning videos. 

Kia Hana te Reo Maori have been inspired by our learning moments and published them on their website. Please check it out by following this LINK. 

Episode #1: Mahunga, pakihiwi, puku, hope, waewae song.

Episode #2: 'How are you?' tutorial created by LV, Raidon, Adrian and Pearl

Episode #3:   Room 5's students were learning greetings in Te Reo Maori. Zurielle, Alyssa and Jasmine created this video tutorial to support our learning. Ka Pai!

Friday, September 4, 2020

Numbers 1-20 in Te Reo Maori

As a student-driven LCS project, a team of Rm 5's students created this fantastic resource for us to practise counting in Maori. 

Thank you, Adrian, Marceline, Pearl and Oscar! Ano te pai!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Our Digital Class Library

Over the past few weeks, we have been reading a lot of interesting books that we wanted to share with our friends. We decided to create our own digital class library so we could share our 'read-aloud' even during home learning.

Please feel free to check out our DIGITAL LIBRARY and listen to our cool books, stories, poems, games and/or recipes!

Friday, August 21, 2020

What Time is It? - Te Reo Maori with Pearl and Ann

Today, during our online learning, we had a fantastic opportunity to learn some Maori words and phrases with Pearl and Ann! 

Thank you, Pearl and Ann, for such a wonderful lesson! 

Click HERE or on the picture to watch the video

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Blogging - Smart Relationships and Smart Footprints

Check out our online collaboration and feedback. We value smart online relationships and remember to leave our smart footprints. 

We are always smart, respectful and kind in our classroom and when posting on the internet!


Please visit our individual student blogs to see more of our smart posts and comments.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Drama in Room 5! We are Talented Authors, Illustrators and Actors!

This week we spent creating our scripts and performing various plays. Finally, we ended up with a fantastic idea of inviting the Gruffalo into Room 5!

We are so excited to work on our play. Our incredible scriptwriters produced a number of great scenes. Our next steps are to select the best ideas and create the final version of 'The Gruffalo Did It!" play.

It will be very hard to select the best actors, so we are preparing for a big audition day to give everyone an equal opportunity to try for a role! Auditions are hard - maybe the hardest part of acting - but all actors do it, so, Room 5's actors are in excellent company! 

Click here to see our behind the scene working moments.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Room 5's Identity Dragon - Learn-Create-Share Project

Room 5's Identify Dragon Projet

We've been learning about myths and legends.... we learnt about unicorns and other mythical creatures and all of a sudden we ended up here... Dragons, Dragons, Dragons! 

Are they real? Are they mythical? Why? How? Any evidence? So many questions!!!

Room 5 was extremely enthusiastic to explore this topic. We read a lot of stories, we watched some videos and we put our thinking hats on.... Well, if the dragons are not real, they are still VERY COOL! We created our own Dragon that is now looking after our classroom!

We used different art, creative and collaborative techniques to create our dragon:

  • drawing on the topic
  • paper mache
  • other craft techniques that sometimes were re-invented by Rm 5's learners!
  • collage
  • creative narrative writing
  • report writing
  • instructional writing
  • measurements and plan proposals
  • problem-solving
  • and many more!

We had fun learning!