Saturday, 22 December 2018

Happy Holidays

Thank you all for a great year. I have been encouraged by the learning and personal growth from all the students in Room 17.
Thanks for all the lovely gifts and end of year messages. 
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Christmas Song

Here is a video of a Christmas song. Even though it is more than 30 years old it is still a favourite of many people. The message it tells is to think of others at Christmas who may not be as fortunate as we are.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Reading To The Class

 Catherine and Franca read to the class.
Aditha read a story to the class that he wrote. It was imaginative and had lots of great vocabulary.

 Sara read a book called Mr Silly to the class. It was very silly, indeed.
Sasha read a story that he had written to the class.

Dojo Points

Well done to this week's Dojo Point Winners:
Chloe, Lockie, Aditha and Sasha!

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Dojo Points

Well done to this week's Dojo Point Winners:
Chloe was first. Second equal were Andreas, Betsy, Bree, Jack and Miranda!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Maths - Snap

A maths activity we did in groups of 3 helps us learn our bonds to ten.
One person hides 10 linked blocks behind their back and snaps some off. They show the blocks in one hand to the others who have to say how many blocks are still hidden.


A problem with pencils in the class lead to a question about how many pencils we had at the beginning of the year. We solved the problem using different strategies and some of the students showed the strategy that they used.
Twenty-eight students had eight pencils each so how many pencils were there altogether?
Kaniksta used a place value strategy

Compensating from a tidy number

Andreas worked out multiples of 28 and added them

Reading To The Class

Today Amelena and Olivia read Ten Sleepy Sloths to the class.
Emily and Franca read Moo La La

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

A Big Walk

 Yesterday we walked to the Snakes and Ladders park by the water. It was a lovely day for a stroll.