Welcome back for the final term of the year! We have had an exciting first few days back. It has been exciting to hear about what you were up to over the last few weeks as well as settle back into learning at school.
Some of you may have also seen (or heard about) the new addition to our classroom. Over the next 28 days we will be hatching eggs! So far we have learnt about the many different animals that lay eggs and talked about the different eggs we have in our room. I look forward to the continued conversations and interest in another 'change' learning opportunity.
Like I mentioned in the previous post, today was an exciting day. This afternoon we continued with our kitchen chemistry.
Then we made our own batter, but changed the way we cooked it. We ended up making pancakes and waffles. We were on the look out to see what was different and what was the same.
This week in maths we are continuing to look at the numbers 0-20. We played a game rolling dice and walking along a number line to see who could get to the end first. We have also started playing snakes and ladders.
We finished off our day with some music, continuing to use the instruments from maths time. Making patterns and copying them. Then we even looked at some musical notes and copied the rhythm they were making.
In Room 1 this week we have enjoyed continuing to watch our caterpillars grow and change. Another chrysalis is now on one of the swan plants. Today 5 new additions also arrived into the classroom - tadpoles! The class helped to make a backdrop for our new friends, drawing fish, bubbles, crabs, 'seaweed' and frogs.
This year each class at ACS is looking at and talking about the concept CHANGE. In Room 1 we are using a variety of immersion activities throughout the year to introduce the children to the idea of change in different contexts. To start off the term (and continuing throughout term 1) we have caterpillars, and soon some tadpoles as well, to watch them grow and change over time.
We have two swan plants in the classroom with a number of caterpillars and eggs that the children are already very interested in watching throughout the day.
Aroha, Mōhio, Manaaki, Pānga
Love, Know, Serve, Impact
M: Choir Performance
T: Life Ed.
W: Life Ed.
Th: Books coming home
F: PE Uniform, News
WEEK 9, T4
M: Fun Day and Tinwald Pool
T: Last Day of School, End of Year Assembly
SS Movement Songs:
End Of Term Assembly
NZ Sign Language Week
Rest Home Singing
Te Reo Māori
World Nursery Rhyme Week