The field was alive on Tuesday morning with laughter, smiles and energy as the Kauri team took off around seven different stations. High jump, sack races, sprints, long jump, an obstacle course, ball throw and frisbee. Each activity was run by some fabulous Year 6 students who made sure we had a great time!
What a great term we have had in Room 20! A week of Geometry, EOTC, a Newsletter to publish, an exploration to MOTAT... and so much more. The busy people of Room 20 have been rushed off their feet with all that has been going on.
Take a moment to explore our photos and see some of the adventures we have had during Term 4.
Today we made a drawing machine. We created it out of the Little Bits robotic parts. We read the instructions carefully and built it but we needed to make some adjustments. First we tested it with a whiteboard pen but the pen didn't work so we got another one and it worked perfectly.
An indoor race was held yesterday in Room 20. During the dictation race we needed to concentrate on the spelling and punctuation in a piece of text. We are learning to pay close attention to this in our own writing.
Last week we enjoyed welcoming our friends from Ningbo to share in a Kiwiana themed art experience. It was also a great opportunity to put our Mandarin lessons to use and have conversations with the students.
This week the discovery centre was taken over by nine different companies all on a mission to create a snack as part of the 'Snack Factory Challenge'. Our companies: Cupcakes on the Way, Peter's Pizza, Cheesiechewchew's, Blue Beans, Smack Parrots, Super Spring Rolls, The Chocolate Factory, Flaming Skull Boys and Cookies Delight had many tasks they needed to complete over the week.
We have plenty more that we will share, but to take a look at all that went on visit our site gallery.
Week 10 for Room 20 was out of the ordinary. We tackled a range of activities, learning how to make different things and then passing our learning on to others by holding our own workshops. Check out what this looked like by exploring our DLO's (digital learning objects) below!
As we develop our problem solving skills we are learning to explain the strategies we use to others. We think about the mistakes we make and how we can learn from these, and learn to justify our solutions. These mathematicians worked through this process while thinking about a strawberry patch and seats on a plane.
Could you hear the noise coming from the Cornwall Park School hall on Wednesday morning? It's surprising that it's still standing.
Two players from the Warriors, Patrick and Toafofoa Sipley joined us bringing their messages of health and fitness in a fun and interactive assembly. Prizes, trivia and chanting were just some of things we tackled!
These young mathematicians are learning how to build their understanding by thinking, talking, explaining and justifying as they solve math problems. They worked together, made mistakes, learnt from each other, challenged each other as they came up with their solution.
Our STEM rotation and the rollercoaster extravaganza came to an end on Friday afternoon. The three jam packed afternoons showed off the collaborative problem solving skills of the year 3 and 4 learners in the Kauri team.
What a fabulous day we had exploring the attractions at Butterfly Creek. Hungry crocodiles, tarantulas, GIANT weta... dinosaurs! And so much more. It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves with the animals.
We are so excited to be sharing our writing with Kaitangata School in the South Island. We have put in a lot of effort to get it ready and today we packaged up our writing and it is ready to be collected! We will be waiting by the mailbox to see what we get from our buddy class.
Room 20 is starting the year with a growth mindset. We are working on challenging ourselves, being open to new ideas and learning, and not giving up. We watched this short film 'SOAR' as inspiration for our creations to show others we are a Growth Mindset Class!