welcome to room 1 2021
Hi Room 1,
Here we go again, in lockdown. This is not an ideal situation but if we all stick together and work through this, we will be fine. I am happy that I can continue to teach the children of Room 1 remotely and can support them in any way that is possible. Please feel free to email me if you need any support or if you would like to share your child's learning with me.
Stay calm and keep safe
Learning from home
I will be updating this space regularly with all the work that Room 1 is doing while learning from home. Thank you to all the parents who are sharing photos of their children's learning.
Let's learn about the alphabet
Each slide has everything that you need to know about it. For example, formation of the letter and poems that go with that letter. Enjoy. I would like to say thank you to Sarah Fraser for creating this slideshow for us to share.
Quade has been very busy lately!
Let's check in with Georgia!
wHAT HAS iSLA BEEN UP TO?
What has lukas been doing?
Aroha has been very busy ...
What has Aaliyah been up to?
The finished product!
Baby Photo Time!
Baby photo competition time. The Challenge was to recreate one of your baby photos as you are presently. Look at the absolutely gorgeous entries below:
Reading Eggs Certificates
Some children have been working so hard on their Reading Eggs tasks that they have achieved some certificates. Let's have a look!
Well done Quade! I am so proud of you!
I am so proud of you with all the effort that you are putting into your online reading. Keep up the great work!
Lucy loves Lego!
Lucy has been very busy this week creating many things with her Lego. Let's have a look at her creations:
You are so creative Lucy! I am amazed by all your creations and I particularly think that the dragster is especially well made!
What has lukas been up to?
Lukas has been having a lot of fun at home spending time with his family. He has been busy keeping up with his work though and has been making progress with his words and also working on his hand writing skills. Lukas has mastered his Magenta words and is working on his Red words and doing well so far. Lukas has also been working on his number skills with his dad which he's very proud of. Other than that, he has been busy getting outside playing and doing way to much baking with his Mum.
Building with Dad!
Mrs Turton thinks...
that you are doing an amazing job with your learning and I am very proud of you!
Tea Party Anyone?
Georgia is having a tea party. Does anyone want to come? You can have cake. I would have loved to have come and had tea and cake with you. Thank you so much for the invitation.
Georgia's favourite book character is Belle from the book called "Beauty and the Beast". You definitely look like a princess Georgia.
Meet "Mr Cowboy"!
I am very impressed with your sock puppet " Mr Cowboy"! I can see that you have worked very hard on creating it. Super effort!
Isla's Learning this week
Are those ham and cheese scones? They look delicious.... I wish I could have one. I am so pleased that you chose to use Georgia's special recipe. I am also proud of you for baking with your Mum... Keep up the wonderful effort!
Well done Isla for getting on with your Math's learning. Working what comes before or after a number can be quite tricky but I know that you a "Clever Cookie"!
What has Bella been doing?
I am so impressed with the learning that you are doing at home Bella! Keep up the great work!
Let's look at photos of what you have been up to!
What start's with W?
Let's look at what Reeve has been up to...
Reeve did a theme for his 100 Lego Challenge. Each digit had a different theme: one was Spiderman, one was dinosaurs and the last one was space. Reeve also had fun leaf painting and making playdough.
How exciting!!!! Reeve and his Dad built a go kart together. They made the go-kart out of random bits and pieces laying around the place-how awesome is that! I wonder how fast Reeve was going when he zoomed down his driveway.
Reeve has been very busy by looking at these pictures. Firstly, he has been practicing his drawing. Your drawings are so detailed and well coloured.... keep up the wonderful effort!
Yummy, are those scones? It looks like you have been baking up a storm.
I love the necklace you made Reeve. I can see that you put a lot of effort into that.
Are you playing with slime? It looks really gooey!
The children in Room 11 were asked to participate in a variety of reading challenges. Let's have a look at what they did...
Yum, Yum! Who wants a cheese and ham scone?
Georgia has shared her ham and cheese scone recipe. She used this to create her scrumptious scones....YUMMY!
Cheese, glorious cheese!
Georgia is carefully grating the delicious cheese in preparation for making her scones!
Look at the presentation!
Georgia's perfectly made scones. Put your hand up if you want one!
Look at Ariane's Lego Creation
I can see that you have been working hard Ari. Your Lego build looks like it took you a long time to create and loads of fun to play with. I wish I could come and have a look at it!
Lucy is making a potion
Lucy is making a magic potion!
First she needed to find all the magic ingredients.
Then she had to mix it in her green cauldron! Great job Lucy
Lucy I am so proud of you being able to figure out the missing vowels. This will help you to become a super speller!
Lucy it is really great to see you having fun learning on Reading Eggs. I can tell because you have a lovely smile on your face!
Ruru Reading Challenge
Quade has been very busy Learning from Home
The Domino Tower
Isla's Learning from Home!
The 100 that you built with Lego is well made Isla. I really like how Conor put the animals in the middle!
I love how you are doing your group reading. Did you enjoy the book "Hoot, Hoot!"
I understand that the card challenge was really tricky Isla but look, you did it! What a clever cookie you are!
Let's look at drawings of Bluey
Quade's Bluey Drawing
Quade drew many drawings of Bluey by following the steps on the YouTube tutorial. All your drawings are detailed and are detailed. Ka pai!
Reeves Bluey Drawing!
Your drawing of Bluey is very detailed and I can see that you have spent so much time on drawing it and colouring it to the best of your ability. Keep up the great work!
Aaliyah's Learning From Home
Aaliyah has been practising writing her name. Keep up the great work!
Aaliyah is practising the formation of alphabet letters. What a super effort!
Fun with the Letter V
Aaliyah has been a "Clever Cookie" by circling all the capital Vs and lowercase vs. I can see that you really tried hard and you made it so colourful.
Isla has been busy...
It looks like Isla and her brother have been having fun making upcycled critters. I really like how they have used the pipe cleaners for body parts.
Look, the upcycled creatures are enjoying hanging out.
Isla has been writing about what she has been doing while learning at home. Let's have a look at what she wrote:
I did art. I went for a walk. I made an insect.
I am so proud of you Isla with all the learning that you have been doing! Keep up the great work!
What has Bella been up to?
Bella has been very busy at home doing Reading Eggs, drawing and enjoying kids Yoga.
She has also been taking the opportunity to go for walks around the neighbourhood with her big sister and parents enjoying the fresh air!
Keep up the great effort with your learning Bella!
Lucy's Learning from Home
What starts with V?
Lucy is working hard on identifying the items in the picture that start with the letter v.
Keep up the great work Lucy and I cannot wait to see more of your learning!
Lucy worked on one of our Ruru Challenges and made the number, 100, out of Lego.
Look at what Quade has been up to!
Quade is using his alphabet sound card to help him write a story. It is great to see you writing Quade!
Time for Phonics
What a great learner you are Quade.... it is wonderful to see your learning your letter names and sounds.
Quade and his family are having a wonderful time colouring in outside in the sun. Looks like fun!
Letter of the Week
What start's with the letter v? Quade is finding out.
Reeve's Learning From Home Week 4
Reeve beginning his writing
The end product!
Isla's Learning From Home Week 4
Starting the day off right!
Here is Isla beginning her Phonics lesson in a fun way.
Isla is reading the poem "Five Green Vipers". Our focus is on the letter v!
Keep up the great effort with your learning Isla!
Isla is learning her letter names, sounds and words that start with that letter. Keep up the great work Isla.
The Fire Truck came to Pokeno school
On Tuesday the 11th of May, the Pokeno Volunteer Fire Brigade came to Pokeno School to talk to the Ruru Whanau about their role in the community and what their job entails. We learnt about their protective fire uniform, the functions of the equipment in the Fire Engine, what we need to do to keep ourselves safe in a fire and the list goes on. We are so thankful for our Pokeno Volunteer Fire Fighters.
For the children in Room 11, it is essential that they focus on learning their alphabet letter names and sounds. Below is the workshop that I use with my children in my class. Please take the opportunity to view this workshop with your child as it will support the development of their letter and sound knowledge.
If you would like to support your child with mathematics during lockdown, the below slideshow will be able to support you in doing so. Take care and be safe.
Learning from Home Week 4
Let's see what some of the students from Room 11 have been up to:
Georgia has been enjoying all the reading provided and has particularly loved the story "Greedy Cat".
She enjoyed the story so much that she drew a picture of Greedy Cat with all the sausages that he tried to eat....Naughty Greedy Cat!
Week 1- the beginning of our learning journey
In our first week of learning, the children in Room 11 learnt many skills. We learnt how to manage ourselves when we enter the classroom, to use equipment correctly, to complete puzzles and to complete craft based activities. Let's have a look at what we did....
The children learnt how to put an alphabet puzzle train together by using our alphabet caterpillar to support them with the alphabet sequence. What clever learners they are!
The children worked hard on their "Be Mine" bees for their Mums for Valentine's Day. Aren't they gorgeous!
Chinese New Year!
Friday the 12th of February was Chinese New Year! The children in Room 11 learnt that the celebrations happen for 16 days. At midnight of Chinese New Year, everyone celebrates by eating dumplings.
We made paper lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year. We are very proud of our creations!
I am proud of all the learning that you have completed this week! Keep it up Learners!