Friday, 16 December 2016

Farewell Room 1 2016

To all Room 1 students, parents and caregivers, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Room 1 have had a fabulous year of learning, laughter and fun.
We have built strong relationships with each other, showing kindness, respect and most importantly empathy. Here we are with our buddy class Room 11.  

Thursday, 8 December 2016


As part of our Celebrations Inquiry, Room 1 have learned about Piñata’s. Here is Cathy's information:

The Piñata’s History
The piñata idea originated from China. In China people would break tiny clay pots with seeds in it to welcome spring.  It is also played in Greenland to welcome summer. Mexico and America play the game on birthdays. By Cathy

We made our own piñata from boxes and paper mache. We worked hard with our creative brains and come up with amazing designs.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

White Christmas

This morning Room 1 & 11 made White Christmas slice. After it had time to set, we all had a few pieces to eat and it was delicious! We got to take some home to share with our whanau. We have a copy of the recipe, so we can make some at home!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Speech Marks

Hi Room 1, the next step in using correct punctuation in your Written Language is to use speech punctuation correctly. Click here for the Blendspace on speech marks that you will be using this week.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Room 1 have Green Fingers

Over the last few weeks Room 1 has grown seedlings from New World Little Garden seedling packs. Once the seedlings sprouted we had to decide on what we would do next.
We researched to answer the questions, How will we pot our vegetable seedlings? What do we need?
We found out what the different vegetables need for growing, the different size container that is needed and how the seedlings should be planted etc.
We researched where to buy buckets, tubs and vegetable potting mix. Mrs Poole bought what we needed and we have had fun planting and collecting sicks for the signs we made.

Diwali 2016

Thank you to Neil and his family for providing Room 1 with a gorgeous Rangoli pattern for our back table for all of Room 1 to enjoy. Today Neil taught Room 1 how to make the patterns and made a few for our buddy class Room 11 on the steps of their classroom and on black paper to enjoy in their classroom. Thank you to the kind parents for my special treats of food over the last few days and sharing their knowledge to us about Diwali.