Sunday, 20 March 2016

Team Work and Relating to Others

Some of our amazing learners were negotiating, problem solving, managing frustration and being creative when they 'went' to Brazil to play soccer today. They created and agreed on rules and roles while managing different personalities. Campbell even organised a huddle with some of the players to plan how to deal with the more dominant personalities, then executed the plan to ensure everyone had a fair share of game time. Someone got hit by he ball and was comforted by peers. Not once did they come and ask for teacher intervention. They proved to themselves how competent they are at managing themselves. The teachers were VERY proud. Well done boys!

Creativity and Relating to Others

Lots of children chose to visit America today and build a new and improved version of the Golden Gate Bridge. There was a great deal of oral language, negotiation, problem solving and explaining of ideas. The excitement at the awesomeness of there creation was inspiring! Some of our fabulous girls choose to persevere for the entire hour and a half on their project. Mia looked at the picture of the actual bridge as a basis of a plan and they even decided it wasn't a bridge without water around it! PROUD TEACHERS TODAY

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Explore - Countries day 1

Rahira, Anushka and Conner practicing their Japanese dance 

Devon, Jacob, Connor and Jayden visiting Brazil to play soccer 

Learning Italy's came of pick up sticks with spaghetti pasta 

JC and Tasman are building the Golden Gate bridge in the USA

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Construction Explore Day 3

Today we spent a lot of time talking about having a plan in our head before we started building. We also talked about communicating with our friends when we were building together so we were working as a team. Look at some of our great creations

Monday, 7 March 2016

Construction Explore Day 2

Today we extended our building ideas and continued to use our imagination. We talked about having a plan before we built and talking to our friends about how we were going to do it. 

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Construction Explore

Our first day of explore was full of great ideas and inventive construction!! We had our new rods and balls out today and came up with lots of great ideas for them. We built houses with the boxes and also with the blocks. Some of us used the new apps on the iPads to do construction activities. There was lots of great conversation, discussion and teamwork going on the whole time!!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Water Videos

Here are the videos we watched about water.

The Water Song

The Water Cycle

Water Explore Time

All week we have enjoyed learning about water!!  We have had many different activities to do and have watched a couple of videos about how we use water and The Water Cycle.  Here are some pictures below of some of the activities we have explored.  The activities were:  Floating and Sinking, Measuring with Water, Making Lego Boats, Bubbles, Water Painting and Melting Ice Cubes.