Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Triathlon 2013

Wow!  What a remarkable morning we had at school this morning for our triathlon. I was so impressed by the way RSS and particularly e9 displayed striving for excellence when competing. Well done team - you are incredible

Monday, 25 February 2013

Friday, 22 February 2013

Seed 2 Table!

We had our very first S2T session today and it was awesome! All of our practice at working as a TEAM has paid off! Here are some photos of our experience (sorry I didn't get out to the garden!). There are some reflective questions at the end so you can have a discussion with your child about. Thank you very much to the awesome parents who made this day run smoothly!

Analyzing our 2-feet jump

Here is a video I took yesterday of e9 exploring 2-feet jumping. I notice that successful jumps do something with their arms... can you write a comment about what you think it is?

Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Here is the triathlon course for 2013. We will have a walk through this week.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Co-operative Learning: Whakawhanaungatanga

Kia ora, we have been learning about how to work together as a team.  Our first activity was to create a Puppet Pals movie about Place Value.  We found out that teams worked best when: 
  1. everyone took turns, 
  2. everyone got to share their ideas
  3. some people took lead but weren't bossy
  4. everyone sat nicely around the iPad in the middle.

Unfortunately, there were a lot of people who showed un-cooperative behaviours during the first session. However, after reflecting on our actions we had a much more productive cooperative activity.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Home Learning Week 3

Kia ora whanau! Here is the homelearning for week 3:

Here are the spelling words for the week: your child should know which list they are on.   If you are in the lists at the bottom, you need to choose 10 words from the 30.

Here is an example of Caitlin's CV from last year.  She won the position of the Tui houseleader.  
Good luck year 6s!

Class treaty

Kia ora! We have completed our class treaty for 2013! Man it's going to be an amazing year if we remember our promises.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Creating a Community of Learners

We have been learning about working and learning in a learning community.  

Check out the Learner's Badge created by Josiah and Georgia:

What we're learning in swimming

Let's analyse our swimming team! We should have:
- straight legs, pointed toes and kick from our bums,
- smooth arm strokes with fingers together,
- heads still with chins tucked in
- when taking a breath, roll our bodies to the side, look up to the sky and KEEP KICKING!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Book expectations

Haha! What our books should definitely not look like! We had a pretty fun time coming up with these! Can you guess all of them?

Thursday, 7 February 2013

e9xcellent! Name tags

We created some primo name tags for our tote trays!

Watch by Frank Outlaw

As part of our Learning Community unit, today we examined the meaning of the poem "Watch".  It has a powerful meaning where the power of your thoughts has impact in everything in your life.  We talked a bit about how some bad habits can be hard to break.  Our goal is to 'watch our thoughts' and make sure we think positively.  

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
– Aristotle 

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


e9 stands for e-learning in Room 9! I love how we can use all the e learning from other classes and teachers to help us!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Swimming Days

Our swimming days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Remember your togs and towel!