Here is an update of just a few of the things that have kept us busy since the start of the year in Room 7.
Precious things from our past, present and future is an overriding theme for Terms 1 and 2. This was particularly relevant as we looked at the special place the Treaty of Waitangi has in Aotearoa. We then decided on the things that were important for our class partnership and wrote and signed our own Class Treaty.
We are shining in our new Class Monitor roles and have really stepped up to demonstrate the school value of “Responsibility”. Here are just a few photos of the jobs we do. (Have a look at the photos below to see what jobs the Students are doing!)
This is the Butterfly class, and watching the life cycle of our precious monarch caterpillars has been exciting. We have seen them change and watched as the butterflies have emerged from their chrysalises. We were lucky enough to hold them on our fingers and watch them fly away. Their life cycle has also been a topic for “Writing like a Scientist” as we described the stages we saw.
This year we had to research what to do about an aphid problem. Lots of eager helpers successfully removed these bugs to help save our swan plants!
Our window Art shows our unique monarch butterflies.
Other areas of Science have also engaged us through the “Science Box” and Mrs Dorgan’s own “Science Bag” activities. In our science teams have learnt about “Solids, Liquids and Gases” and have made jelly and salt crystals. We have talked about the Water Cycle and evaporation.
Elizabeth followed in the footsteps of her older brother Ethan (who is an ex Room 7 student) and shared her holiday project about “Beautiful Bees”. Ethan has also been in to present his project about “The Amazing Octopus”. We loved hearing their information and were great listeners asking thoughtful questions about their work.
“Special People” have been a focus for description writing. We are about to move onto work for our Mihi – sharing things that are precious to ourselves and whanau.
I hope everyone has now received a copy of their goals from our Learning Conversations. As you can see, along with our Maths, Reading, Handwriting, P.E and Braingym it has been a busy and productive start to the year!
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