Room 19

Room 19

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Welcome to Room 19's Blog for 2016. We are a Year 1 class at Pt England School, set in beautiful Point England, Auckland, New Zealand. This year we will be learning reading, writing and maths all on our iPads. Make sure you keep checking in with us and see how we are progressing throughout the year. We will be sharing as much as possible and look forward to reading your wonderful comments!

Friday, 16 December 2016

New Beginnings.

Today I said farewell to my Pt England School family after 16 years. I am going to miss all my beautiful children, their parents, nana's, grandad's, aunts and uncles... and most of all my amazing colleagues. The quilt of my life is so much richer and brighter from my time spent within this wonderful, diverse and vibrant community. I hope to one day return and have even more experience, expertise and knowledge to share with you all. Until then, please look after yourselves, work hard, be kind and most of all 'Strive to Succeed!'

Aroha nui.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Team 1's Walk- On 'Prize Giving Movie

This past week Team 1 gave an outstanding performance at prize giving. Lead by Ms Gaston, the children sang 'Try Everything' and blew the audience away with their beautiful singing and actions. Will really miss my beautiful Tamariki and amazing teacher friends who make these occasions possible! This movie is the piece used to welcome the children on to stage before their performance.

Team 1 2016 Prize giving Movie from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Sharing is Caring by Room 17

Room 17 loved making this movie about 'sharing' and how much more fun life is when you share!

Our Film Festival Movie - Freedom!

Our film celebrates the freedom we have in New Zealand to go to school and learn!

Friday, 28 October 2016

What's missing?

A day of firsts for Ella!! She lost her firs tooth AND had a visit from the 'Tooth Fairy.' It's so fun losing teeth when you're 6!!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Making Playdough - what changes can we see??

Today Room 19 explored solids, liquids and gases by making playdough! We began by looking at a recipe and writing down all the ingredients and measurements we needed. We talked about which ingredients were solids, which were liquids and watched how the water turned into a gas when we boiled the jug to make our boiling water. Next the fun began...in groups we took turns measuring, mixing and kneading the playdough. Once we had made a big ball we shared it out equally and added whatever colour food colouring we wanted. Some of us even decided to see what would happen when we mixed different colours together!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes!

We are in our final term and are finishing the year with a BANG by looking at states of matter and all the changes that occur in science. Last week we talked about hot/cold and heating/freezing so what better way to experience what freezing looks, feels and tastes like than by eating some ice blocks!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Goodbye until 2017 Harold and Lynn!

Today we said goodbye to Harold and Lynn for another year. Thanks for helping us learn all about healthy eating. Now we can use our knowledge of healthy food and physical fitness to be tomorrows Olympic Champions!
We will miss you Harold...see you in 2017!

Where are you Ms Peck?

Ms Peck was away today so in honour of her absence we cut and glued and made a big mess on Ms George's table! We saved your table for Monday Ms Peck... I think we may paint it as well!
We hope you had a lovely day at University and really missed us!

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Rio Olympics 2016

Immersion Assembly is always a great time to share and see what each Team are going to be focusing on during the Term. Check out our Team 1's Immersion Assembly Movie! Rio Olympic 2016 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Term 3 begins!

Crazy to think we are already in the second half of the year! We have a very exciting term ahead with our inquiry focus being the Rio Olympics. As a class we will be looking at all the habits of healthy athletes - healthy eating, drinking plenty of water, making sure we get lots of sleep and heading out to exercise. Today, we started exploring the different types of sports in the olympics and created some pictures of what we saw on our iPads. Ella and Perseus created some lovely pictures of the swimming race we watched!

"The swimming race"  by Perseus

"The swimming race"  by Ella

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Our visit to the Art Exhibition!

Today we went to look at our art exhibition in the hall. All the students at Point England had created a beautiful piece of art in Term 2 which is displayed in the hall this week. We loved not only seeing our own pictures hanging up, but also getting to see what all the other children had been creating!

Monday, 13 June 2016

Drawing with our friend butterfly!

This morning we arrived to a very excited butterfly wandering around the class! He was so happy to see the children come to school and decided to join in drawing with Ella, Karma-Jade, Serena and Lynette. What an exciting way to start our week!

Monday, 23 May 2016

Butterfly Writing by Perseus

Today, we were very lucky to have Mrs. Maude bring a monarch butterfly into class. We have been looking at the lifecycle of a caterpillar so it was great to be able to see a real butterfly. Perseus wrote a beautiful story in her new writing book and drew a lovely colourful butterfly. Great work today, Perseus!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

SNAG Golf!

Today, we had our first session at SNAG (starting new at golf) golf! We learnt how to do an underarm roll and started practising how to hit the ball with the roller (golf club). It was great to see everyone getting involved and trying their absolute best to learn the new skills!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Look how much we have grown!

We began with 4 beautiful children on the first day and now we have a full house! Welcome to all our lovely new friends; you have all settled in so well and lots of great learning has already happened in the first few days. Well done to all the children who kept reading, writing and counting over the holidays, it was great to hear that you kept this up - Kapai!

Monday, 2 May 2016

as i see it!

Art, art and more art!! Term 2 is all about art...oh and of course our other learning areas too!
Team 1 is going to do a series of artistic designs set around their favourite things at school. At the end of term all our art will be displayed in an art display at PES.

To kick start our term Team 1 teachers put together a movie to inspire the students to think about their  own favourite things.
Team 1's Favourite Things from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Getting creative in writing!

Today, Room 19 wrote about a screenshot from the cartoon Tom and Jerry. We discussed what we thought may be happening in the picture and then created a word plan. The children came up with many creative ideas and we are now working on putting these into sentences for our stories. Here is Jennifer's work from writing today - a great effort!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Tent City

'We went out to see the big red tents on the green grassy field'... and we can't wait until we are old enough to sleep-out too at our school camp!!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Gentle Cuddles!

Today, Room 19 had an important mission at Pt England Kindy. We had to go and make sure the 'cute baby chicks' had those 'soft yellow feathers' we had been talking and writing about! Mission Accomplished!! Thank You so much Pt England Kindy for having us!!

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Baby Chicks!

We have had a really exciting morning. We were invited over to the beautiful Pt England kindy to witness the hatching of their baby chicks!!

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Taking Turns!

Today for Inquiry we learnt about how to take turns! The class discussed and decided that taking turns involved "sharing" and "letting your friends have a go". The picture we were colouring in showed children taking turns drinking water from the fountain, so we all went outside to practise! It was great to see Room 19 sharing the water fountain with all their friends!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Where is Ms Peck?

'Oh Poor Ms Peck! 
She is home in bed with a sore puku.' 
We miss you Ms Peck... come back soon to Room 19.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Tough day at the office...

Today, Friday, it's another tough day at the office! Ms Peck has even been replaced... that's what happens when you go to university instead of school!

Ella and her healthy lunch

Everyday, when Ella comes into class, she shows us what she has for lunch. Today I couldn't help but take a photo... perfection in a lunch box! Sandwiches, fruit and yoghurt! Way to go Ella!!

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Hard at work during reading...

Today we have worked so hard! After reading we had a 6 page Explain Everything to complete. We completed cut up sentences and learnt how to record our voices as we read them back to each other. Next was word work where we learnt our new HFW. On the last page we created our own picture from the story. Phew...we worked so extra hard... and the neat thing is we did it all on our own!

Monday, 15 February 2016

Our first gymnastics lesson!

Room 19 had a great amount of fun last Thursday in their first gymnastics lesson of the year! We began by learning lots of different warm up shapes; the tuck, l-shape, pike, straddle, front support, diamond and back support. All these stretches ensured we were well warmed up to get involved in the two challenging and fun gymnastics circuits. We are very lucky to be able to have 8 weeks of this programme, so keep posted to see what else we learn!

Friday, 5 February 2016

Maths and jobs at home...

Was great to see the boys hanging out the wash and girls swatting the flies all in the guise of ordering and identifying numbers to 10.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

iPad Safety in Room 19

iPad Safety Video from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Maths and necklaces...

Who said Maths and necklaces don't go together? We were able to create these beautiful necklaces by threading our numbers 1-10. Thank goodness we were able to use our iPad to take a photo of our finished products!

Drawing time...

After reading we drew a picture about our favourite places to play. We even knew how to colour them in using the different sized pencil nibs and colour palette.

We're up to 4!

After 3 days of school Room 19 now has 4 students. They have all learnt how to take a photo on their iPads and use lots of tools in Explain Everything. Happy, happy class!!