Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Life Like Mine

We started our new inquiry social studies topic today!

We found it interesting looking at some photos of children's bedrooms and tried to match up the rooms with photos of children from around the world.

Jenna had the idea to take photos of our bedrooms at home and see if we can work out which class member the room belongs to.  If you would like to do this - please email me a photo of your bedroom by Monday next week.

We are still doing well at building up our reading stamina in Daily 5.  I hope you are reading daily for enjoyment at home for at least 15-20 minutes.  If you email me a 'Read to Self' photo - I will put your photo on our blog.

Have a great week!
Email - vanessa.ireland@halswell.school.nz

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Week 3 already?!

Wow the last two weeks have flown by!!

We are getting really good at building our stamina in Daily 5.  We have reached 20 minutes in Read to Self and 6 minutes in Read to Someone.  Here is a video that Miss Tempero took of our whole learning team reading!

We also had some great learning team photos taken of us that afternoon.

We really enjoyed having Mr Lee join our classroom last week.  He is training to be a teacher in Korea.

We got our collage portraits finished last week and they are up on the wall looking amazing!

Friday, 8 February 2013


It has been a great week.
We have been getting really good at building our reading stamina up while reading independently in Daily 5.

In maths we have collected data (information) in statistics on the most common colour jellybeans in a packet - we couldn't believe that there was only 1 orange out of 291 jellybeans!  We found out that pink was the most common colour.
We then looked at what the most popular colour car was in Room18 families and found out that it was silver and graphed the results!  Did you know that apparently silver is the least common colour car to be involved in a crash?! We are going to do some more investigating next week and collect data on cars that drive past Halswell Road.

We read a really cool book about being different called 'The Hueys in The New Jumper' by Oliver Jeffers.
Here are our unique Hueys...

Today we started our mosaic/collage self portraits that we will be finishing next week.

We are very lucky to be big buddies to the brand new children in Room 1.  We enjoyed meeting them today and are going to make sure we are the best buddies!

Remember to vote for our new blog pet!  Have a happy weekend!

Monday, 4 February 2013

First day of school!

Thank you Room 18 for a wonderful first day of school!
I can tell already that it is going to be a fantastic term with a great class!