Room 6 News

Week 7 Learning 29th May 2020

Room 6 have enjoyed two weeks of reading drama together and performing in front of the class.  We have done oodles of art and entered two community art competitions, namely the Dorothy Butler bookmark competition and KidsCan Christmas Art competition.  We have painted square tiles for the planned City Rail Link – Aotea Train Station and also painted round glass stones (clear fairy rocks).  For RE we have learnt about Ascension, Pentecost and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

We did puzzles, played bingo, measured the playground with our  bodies and then used metre rulers, weighed marbles & blocks then ourselves!  Finally we focused on maths basic facts, for example doubles, making ten and counting in tens.

As always we are happy to answer any questions or offer guidance via email or Dr G can call you on the telephone.  Stay safe, keep warm and be happy.

Week 7 Photos – Reading plays, playing bingo and painting fairy rocks
Week 10 Photos – Construction in action!

Notices and Link to Week 6 Learning 23rd May 2020

The Ministry of Education have provided some of your children with these excellent learning resources during Level 3 (as pictured).  They differ between year groups.  If possible please name these items and return them to Room 6 please.  We will be using these paper resources to teach in Room 6 during Terms 2, 3 and 4.

As always we are available to answer any questions or offer guidance via email or Dr G can call you on the telephone.  Stay safe – be happy.

Week 6 Lesson – Children are problem solvers

Studyladder Certificates and Google Doc Published work – 20th May 2020

Room 6 – What I liked or disliked about Lockdown
Covid-19 Memory Colouring-in Chart
Studyladder Certificates 15 May 2020

Morena Room 6 – 15th May 2020

Morena Room 6 – there will be no 2 pm Zoom call today, apologies.

Rather today is time to prepare your child for their first day back please.  Similar to transitioning back after the summer holidays, there will be an adjustment period and this is OK!

May we suggest getting ready to pack your child’s school bag (by the night before), with raincoat, lunch and drink bottle (perhaps a little extra lunch), ensure the uniform is ready to go and school shoes still fit (winter enclosed shoes and socks please).

Please also bring back school books: big yellow poem book, maths homework book (if not returned already), Pink Aranui diary and all reading books and book folders please.

We are having a teacher only day today and I will update Studyladder certificates and Published google-doc writing by tomorrow.

E vave taunu’a le Malaga pe tātou alo va’a fa’atasi

Our destiny is within sight when we paddle our canoe together

Links to Timetable and Home Learning 11th to 15th May

Home Learning Should Dos and Fun Dos Link for Week 5 – 11th to 15th May.  Please continue to help your child structure their home learning using this timetable.  It continues to rely on your child watching TV 2+1 from 9:25 am each day and doing their age-appropriate activities.  We are trying to link our home learning to returning to the classroom, which will hopefully happen soon YIPPEE YAY.

We are available to answer any questions or offer guidance via email or Skype or Zoom or Dr G can call you on the telephone.  Try to find fun and play in the things your child is learning.

Link to Timetable for Home Learning 11 – 15 May
Studyladder Certificates 8 May 2020
Published Google Doc Writing 8 May 2020
Link to Religious Education Home Learning

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY ST JOSEPH MUM’S

Happy Mother’s day St Joseph Mum’s – thank you for all you do, loving and supporting your wonderful family.  We made you some flowers to say a big we love you AND thank you!

Links to Timetable and Home Learning 4th to 8th May

Home Learning Should Dos and Fun Dos Link for Week 4 – 4th to 8th May.  Please continue to help your child structure their home learning using this timetable – it has remained exactly the same as last week (except for RE).  It continues to rely on your child watching TV 2+1 from 9:25 am each day and doing their age-appropriate activities.  We are available to answer any questions or offer guidance via email or Skype or Zoom or Dr G can call you on the telephone.

Try to find fun and play in the things your child is learning.

Link to Timetable for Home Learning 4 – 8 May
Link to Religious Education Home Learning

Teach the Teachers

Learn Gimp Image Editing Software

There are many free versions of Software available online. This is called open source software. Open Source means, the creators have decided to give it away for free.  Photoshop is an expensive image editing program, but there is a free version called the Gimp, https://www.gimp.org/

There are thousands of free tutorials on YouTube to teach you how to master this Gimp program. Just search on YouTube for “Gimp tutorials”.  Please teach us any new tricks you learned by sharing your edited images (either on your Google Doc or by email) and tell us how you did it.

Exhibition – Creative Construction

We have been learning about tunnels and the City Rail Link.  In 2024 – by the time you are 11-13 years old, you will be able to travel on New Zealand’s first underground train – called the City Rail Link.

Over the next two weeks be creative and make a model of what the underground Aotea Train Station might look like.  You can use anything you like; Lego, blocks or upcycled materials (paper, cardboard, plastics, etc.).  We want to see your Aotea Train Station at school so either bring it in or take some photos to show us your creation.

Have you seen the video showing how the City Rail Link works – go to https://www.cityraillink.co.nz/key-facts

Room 6 Zoom Call

Well done Room 6 for a successful Zoom call on Friday – now we can all see each other and learn about the books you have been reading, great effort.  Mr van Wetering was also happy to see some of you on the Skype call.   It is important that the class can remain connected.  So until we have everyone crossed over to Zoom we can continue to do both Skype and Zoom calls, either at the same time or one after the other.  Thank you for your patience as we work this transfer out.  I will continue to email you inviting you in to the zoom call each day – at the same time (2 pm) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

2 pm MONDAY ZOOM CALL ART ACTIVITY  –  On Friday I asked the class to please collect the following items for Monday’s Zoom call at 2pm.  (Shhhh we are going to make some Mothers’ Day flowers!)

  • an egg carton
  • sturdy cardboard (like a cereal box)
  • something round to trace (like the lid from a jar)
  • plus have scissors, pen/pencil and glue on hand.

PUBLISHED WRITING

Room 6 students have been connecting with us each day by doing their daily writing tasks on google docs.  A selection of these are published – please click the link below.

Well done for learning how to type, learning how to upload photos (either your own or from the internet) and understanding you can edit your own writing (by double clicking on words with squiggly lines under them).

Published Writing Room 6 – 1st May 2020

Links to Timetable and Home Learning 29th April to 1st May

Home Learning Must Dos and Can Dos Link for Week 3 – 29th April to 1st May.  Please continue to help your child structure their home learning using this timetable.  It relies on your child watching TV 2+1 from 9:25 am each day and doing their age-appropriate activities.  We are available to answer any questions or offer guidance via email or skype or Dr G can call you on the telephone.

Try to find fun and play in the things your child is learning.

Link to Timetable for Home Learning 29 April – 1 May
Construction – Venn Diagram Template for Tunnel Comparison
Link to Religious Education Home Learning
Link to Studyladder Certificates 28 April 2020

Cut Together Competition – re-design a space in your home

Tatum has re-designed her bedroom space – well done.

Your design entry is on its way to https://www.cuttogether.co.nz/

Hope you win.

Mary-Ula and Annareti have also re-designed their bedroom spaces – well done.

Your design entries are on their way to https://www.cuttogether.co.nz/

Hope you win.

Link to Timetable for Home Learning 20-24th April
Construction Cut Together Competition Link
Link to Religious Education Home Learning
ANZAC TOPIC – how to activate prior knowledge

Links to Timetable and Home Learning 20-24th April

Home Learning Must Dos and Can Dos Link for the week 20th-24th April.  This daily timetable may help to structure your child’s learning at home.  It relies on your child watching TV 2+1 from 9:25 am each day and doing their age-appropriate activities.  We are available to answer any questions or offer guidance via email or skype or Dr G can call you on the telephone.

 

Give it a go and remember to have FUN – enjoy your learning.

Room 6 Student Work

Click here for Literacy Support in Reading and Writing
Quarantine Learning Through Play: Play Ideas
Quarantine Bingo: Promoting Family Connection
CLICK HERE for Rm 6 Studyladder Congratulations

Skype Call at 2pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Room 6 students are digital natives and are making Skype calls a joy, thank you.  Skype homework is as follows:

2pm Wednesday Skype Maths – can you think of a maths problem for your class – something like “if my family has five (5) people in it then how many arms (2) are there in total? Or 5×2=  ?”  Or “if I have four (4) chairs then how many legs (4) are there in total? Or 4×4=  ?  Write your word problem in your Pink Aranui books, to share with your class on Wednesday.

2pm Friday Skype Literacy – can you tell us about a book you have read.  Keep reading and writing book reviews and share one with your class on Friday.

Three things to bring to each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2pm Skype lesson – (1) please bring your pink Aranui Diary and a pencil, (2) have an idea or question ready to share and (3) keep working on all your learning areas – maths, reading, writing, religious education, exercise, etc.

Rm 6 Writing on Google Doc

Google Doc Writing by Yuki

Many years ago when I was eight years old there was a virus called covid-19.  It was very bad because it was spreading everywhere through the whole wide world including NZ.  When covid-19 hit the world we had to stay in our bubbles. A bubble means the people that live in your house. Everywhere the news was telling us not to mix outside our bubbles so that covid-19 can’t spread. We also had to stay two meters away from each other and we also had to keep clean by washing our hands for 20 seconds to be safe.

I will always remember that Monday at school because it was my brother’s 16th birthday. That was the last day we went to school.  Our principal told us that school was cancelled because of covid-19. So we didn’t have school for over one month. Everything was closed and only one person in the family could go to the supermarket. My parents told me the lines to get into the supermarket were really long and the shelves were empty.  The roads were empty too because no one was going to work and no one was going to school. Playgrounds were closed and if you wanted to go for a walk you could only walk around near your house. We didn’t know when we would go back to school and my parents didn’t know when they would go back to work. My grandparents couldn’t go to church and my papa missed going to his gym to do his exercise.

I think your explanation helps us all to understand this pandemic a little bit better and your Bubble Hands art is outstanding – it shows your hard work.  Dr G  Tuesday 21.4.2020

Google Doc Writing by Melefina

I have been doing arts and crafts.  I am also painting with my mum and sister. I used coloured Popsicle sticks and made it look like a  bit of a  tower but it was a table mat so we can use it to hold stuff and things like that. I also decorated photo frames using the coloured circles that we had lying around at home. For our painting we used paint and decorated boxes and also recycled materials that we had at home.

Isn’t it lovely to have time to do arts and crafts with your family.  Dr G Tuesday 21.4.2020

 

Google Doc Writing by Zhar’day

Me and my sister Jazz planted some tomato seeds. We had to water the dirt and mush it up to make it soft. We poured the seeds into the soil and covered them. Everyday I water the plant. We named the plant Pearl after a character in a TV show me and Jazz like to watch.

Wow look at those seeds grow, how amazing Zhar’day – thank you so much for sharing.  I have been enjoying gardening in my garden too.  Dr G Thursday 16.4.2020

Bubble Hand Art

Bubble Hands by Haset

Haset made a wonderful powerpoint-presentation slide of her bubble hand art.  Well done Haset.  When I was converting the powerpoint slide to a .pdf file (a picture file for this website) the art did lose some of its overlays.  Apologies Haset.  I will keep trying!

Bubble Hands by Tanya

This is the picture that Tanya made of her family’s bubble hands.

Bubble Hands by Ula and Reti

This is their picture of their families bubble hands – “hope you like it”.

Thank you Ula and Reti for making such a good start with

Online Learning #1 – emailed to Room 6 on Tuesday 14th April.

Maths at our House

Maths at our house

This ONLINE section provides some ideas for how you can raise awareness and share mathematics using everyday experiences and resources found around your home. It includes ideas for supporting your children’s learning in all areas of mathematics: geometry, measurement, statistics, algebra and number.

Go to  https://nzmaths.co.nz/maths-our-house

Rainbow and his brother made these bread rolls (pictured) on Easter Monday – well done and YUM!

Recipes Explained and Pictures of Meals Cooked

Tanya’s Fried Chicken Recipe

Room 6 Exercise Challenge

Annareti and Mary-Ula have been watching TV2+1 at 9:30 am and doing the Health and Exercise photo challenge.  Here is a picture of them making a start with their learning each morning.  Great effort.

Tatum has also joined in with the same TV2+1 program at 9:30 am.  She is staying safe in her bubble.  This is a picture of Tatum doing her jumps in front of the television.  Great stuff.

Well done everyone.  Dr G Friday 24.4.2020

Rainbow has been very active and working out each day.  Easter Monday was day 20 of a 30-day challenge that Rainbow is doing with his Waka Ama Club.

Rainbow has written in his Google Doc as follows:

I have been exercising every day and baking with my mom.  This is a picture of the bread rolls (above) my mom helped me and my brother Winter make. By Rainbow

Well done Rainbow and we wish you all the best with your Waka Ama challenge.  Dr G Tuesday 21.4.2020

Dr G has been going for long walks and taking silly photos.  Join me me on a Room 6 exercise and silly photo challenge 🙂

CLICK HERE for Online Learning #1 – Tuesday 14th April
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