Thank you everyone who was able to visit Room 17 yesterday. It was really great to see you all.
If you were unable to attend, please feel free to drop in for a chat before or after school.
Here's a quick summary of what life is like in Room 17:
Our big focus is independence and self-management - being able to complete tasks and then move on to the next, thinking for ourselves and solving any problems that arise. I am always on hand to help but many 'problems' can be solved without my guidance.
Reading, writing and maths should be fun, interesting and give a sense of pride in your achievements i.e. things may take a bit of time but the effort is worth it!
There are lots of ideas and activities on this website.
Homework has already been set in the small notebooks and to this should be added 15 minutes reading each night and some basic fact practice - when time permits. There are also more ideas on the Homework page of my website.
Any questions or worries, please get in touch sooner rather than later so we can sort things out before they become a problem.
Our topic this term on Mapping our Waahi and the history of Captain Cook and the Endeavour is all part of our preparation for the Tuia 250 celebration in November. One of the ships that will be in Picton is the va’a tipaerua Fa’afaite which has already set off. You can track all the ships on the Tuia 250 website – click on the link below.
It's been intense, it's been educational, it's been fun!!!
Here we are in action during Swim Week, honing our skills and powering through the water.
This is our class blog, written by our class, for our class and the wider members of our community (that means parents are allowed to look too!).