Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Holiday Reading Challenge Results

Total number of books read in the holidays was....
Fantastic efforts from..Ameya, Maia, Claudia, Chayse, Katie, Kate, Taffy, Darren, Brooklyn, Georgie and Chloe.


Monday, 29 July 2013

Flick it on

What is a QUEST?
  •  a search / mission
  • something you want to find and you dont give up
  • long journey
  • a journey where you wont stop until you find what you are looking for
  • looking for something priceless

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Last photos of our Halswell School tree, with the whole school




Welcome back to term 3

Welcome back to term 3 everyone, I hope you have had a fabulous holiday.

There have been a few changes over the holidays - 
  • a new , temporary, building is now ready for the teachers to use for a staffroom. The old one will be knocked down soon.
  • the original Halswell School tree has been cut down, sad but it wasn't in good condition
  • I think, fingers crossed, the foundations for our new school might be started this week - yey
Whats happening this term:
  • We start gymnastics this week. 
  • Art Gallery visit from Susie. We will be using clay this time
  • A trip to _________________. This will be so exciting, I cant wait.
  • Year 4's doing more work on their blogs
  • Using the touch table
  • Participating in "Flick it on" 
  • Made Awards???
  • Enjoying our new furniture
  • Plus everything else we usually do.........
A busy, but exciting term.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Modern Classrooms

A short video on new MLE classrooms. Some of the furniture is similar to what we have to trial, I LOVE the orange stools.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Bringing-the-Kiwi-classroom-into-the-digital-age/tabid/817/articleID/304224/Default.aspx

Reading Challenge

books read so far by children, I've read 4.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Holiday Reading Challenge

Well done to Maia, Claudia and Ameya for being the first to read books for the holidays ...who will be next? 








Thursday, 11 July 2013

Official opening of the Registry building at the Arts Centre.

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Yesterday children from last years Room 19 were invited to attend the official opening of the Registry building at the Arts Centre. It was a huge honor to be invited and the children, as always, did the school proud with their behaviour and thoughtfulness.
Ella Clark was selected to represent Halswell School as one of the two people who unlocked the door to reopen the building. 
Last year Room 19 painted huge murals about their memories of the Art Centre. These are still up in the Art Centre and are well worth a trip in just to see them.

Callaghan and the Crusaders




 

Panarama view of our new furniture


Georgie...claming her favourite piece of furniture


Our New Furniture

This week our class was chosen to trial new furniture for our new school. We are incredibly lucky.






furniture from Nicola Tempero on Vimeo.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Book Reviews

This week one group has been writing short book reviews. We had to think about- 
  •  speaking clearly 
  • not talking too fast 
  •  holding the book so everyone could see the pictures 
  •  giving our opinions 
  •  not giving away too much about the story line 
  • who our audience is 
  • looking at the camera 
  •  sit still 
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Book Reviews

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Book Reviews

ACTIVE workers

The room 19 surprise

Sorry kids, our surprise things ( we will keep it a secret) isn't happening till next Tuesday. It will still happen but the truck can't unload until then.

Things are finally starting to happen with our new school build

We were allowed to sneak in to the building area. We saw where the year 5/6 building will be.
The contractors are making a shingle road for the trucks. They are also starting to dig holes for drainage.


Monday, 1 July 2013

Quad Blogging NZ

This week the focus is on  

Room 14 St Clair School, have a look at their fantastic blog.