Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Holidays...Why Do Schools Have Them?

A writing focus for our classroom has been writing to explain. Writing to explain has a specific structure which we have had to learn. Over time, with practice and feedback we have all made progress in our writing. We used this success criteria to help us follow the structure and give feedback to ourselves and others. 

As we all love holidays, we had to write to explain why we need them. After completing our writing we chose different ways to present our writing, instead of simply just adding a google docs with our writing. Here is an example of one way we chose to share our writing with others... 


Presentation created by Hayley-Room Six-Awahono School

Comment below if you can think of any other reasons why schools have holidays...

Pet Day

This term started out with a couple of highlights early on... Firstly, I had safely returned from overseas (well it was certainly a highlight for me to be back in the classroom and see my wonderful class) and also it was Pet Day, such an exciting day on the school calendar! 

Connecting With Mrs Ealam Overseas!

The world we live in has become more and more digitally driven! A real positive of this world is that no matter where you are or what you are up to, you can always connect with others! This was the case for our classroom when I headed off overseas temporarily leaving Room Six with Mr Heyworth (which they thoroughly enjoyed). 

Although it was tough being away from the classroom and the children for such a long period of time we were still able to connect during this time. The children were able to be apart of my travelling journey, thanks to the wonderful technology at their finger tips! 

We started with a travel blog, only to discover some issues with the connection. Therefore using our adaptable skill set in the digital world, we quickly changed the plan to connect via google documents, in which the children could leave comments and ask questions. 

Below are a few links to some of the documents we shared together during this time... Only a sneak peak into the journey around the world!!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Exciting term ahead!

Wow this year is flying by! We are already in Term 3!!

This term is an exciting term for us as we are aiming to be blogging our learning far more often! Over the past couple of terms we have been learning lots of skills to become a smart learner, therefore a smart blogger. We will continue to develop these skills as the year goes by. 

We appreciate you taking the time to look at our classroom and individual blogs!

We are using the Toki Pounamu blog post checklist for each blog post we create! Here is the link if you are interested in finding out more about our blogging goals. 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Cross Country...

Last week all of Awahono year 4-8's participated in the Midland Line cross country in Kumara. On the day of cross country the staff we pleased to see our students show...Resilience when the going got tough students pushed through; Commitment to finishing the race; Respect through encouragement and support for fellow classmates and school members; Responsibility for behaviour out in public representing Awahono School to a high standard! 
It was great to see Awahono students modelling the school 3R's!!!

It was so evident that all of the Awahono parents and teachers were so very pleased the effort and dedication of all of our students on this day! We also very proud of those who have been selected for the West Coast cross country coming up this week. We wish those students all the very best on this day and we know you will make yourselves, your families and our school very proud of you! 


Time Flys!

Wow! Three weeks have gone by already! Time to get back into regular blogging with everything we have been up to!

What a busy three weeks we have had here in Room Six! Over the past couple of weeks we have been revisiting being safe online. This has become an important focus in our classroom as we are all using our blogs more regularly and interacting with others on a variety of others tools. We have to ensure that we are making good choices online, keeping ourselves safe and interacting positively, thoughtfully and helpfully or not at all! 
Keep an eye out on our individual blogs for our learning related to this as we have been busy making a DLO (Digital Learning Object) to show how we can be safe online. 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Welcome back

Over the course of the term we will be having a variety of sports events including the football tournament,  cross country, west coast cross country and the year five and sixes have a rippa rugby tournament. We also have El Gregoe and Wig Wednesday to support child cancer. Overall it sounds like a very busy term and we can't wait to see what we get up to.

Hello and welcome back to Term 2 of 2016.