Monday, 2 February 2015

And we're off!

Wow - we had a busy day today. I can imagine more than a few children zonked out as soon as they got home!

Thank you to all those parents/families/students who went straight home to view our classroom blog. We already have over 300 views! Please keep doing so - this space will become an integral part of our learning programme this year. 

Today we learnt lots about our Reremoana ABCs (Parents - please click on the PB4L tab for more information). We are focussing on "B-Be Respectful"; in particular, how we can show respect by being on time. We decided that this included getting to school on time, returning quickly after break times, returning from the bathroom quickly during class time, and always trying hard to complete work within the set time frame.

Check out these three children who were caught showing respect in our classroom today. They got to wear a special "ABCs badge" for the rest of the day, and they got a gold coin to add to their house points (I'll put up a post soon about our new school houses).

Way to Lucy, Elijah and Sean!
Each week we will also focus on a different learning competency. Today we learnt about what "collaboration" means. We played a fun challenge where each team was given a sheet with five letters on it. They then had ten minutes to write down as many things that they could see around the room beginning with those letters. It got very competitive! Pawan received a certificate to take home for showing great collaboration and leadership skills during the challenge. Awesome!

There's a lot of team work going on here!
First certificate of the year - great work, Pawan!
Here are the two youtube clips we watched when talking about showing respect. R.E.S.P.E.C.T - baby!




8 comments:

  1. congratalahins eligha sean lucy and pawin

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    1. That's a very nice comment to write for your classmates Samantha - well done for giving "congratulations" a good go too!

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  2. Funny mlss chalmers

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    1. The videos were pretty funny! Tip: next time you write a comment, make sure you click "Name/URL" in the drop down box. then you can type your name so we will all know who wrote the comment :)

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  3. What a rip-roaring start to the year, Room 15! I was so happy to see those students wearing the ABC badges! You must be great at Being On Time and showing respect.

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  4. Good job room 15 very funny

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