Sunday, August 20, 2017

Day 5 - Mojo Puts it all Together

In Week 4 we watch the final episode of the Growth Mindset videos.  Please take a minute to watch this with your child and discuss the questions that follow.

Click here to watch Mojo Puts it All Together

Chapter Chat - The Sasquatch Escape - Week 4

We had another very enjoyable Chapter Chat on Friday.  We borrowed some Chromebooks from the Kauri Team so we had 11 computers/chromebooks for 11 pairs of students to work on.  This meant we also had our 4 IPads available for taking photos of our writing tasks and uploading these to twitter.

Yet again Giovanni had his work chosen as one of the top 40 tasks for the week and it was shared on the Chapter Chat Facebook page.  Well done Giovanni!  The teacher in charge of the Year 3/4 Chapter Chat had this to say about Giovanni's writing - "By the way I loved the breaking news report about the boy who discovered a Sasquatch footprint at their school. Good work!"

Please click on the link below to have a look at the Chapter Chat tasks that have been selected and shared with the world via Facebook.

Week 4 - Chapter Chat Tasks

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Chapter Chat - The Sasquatch Escape

Room 15 is taking part in Chapter Chat.  Chapter Chat is a Twitter Book Chat for New Zealand kids. The twitter chat is based around a chapter book which is read aloud in class.  This is the first time Mrs Maunsell has used Twitter but with the help of Miss Rasmussen and the incredible learners in Room 15 we are all having a heap of fun and learning a lot.

If you don't have a Twitter account but do have a facebook account you might want to look up some of the posts on Facebook with some of our work on display.  The standard of work in Room 15 for the chapter chat is of a really high standard and we would love to share it with you.

Click here for the link to the facebook page

Week 2 - Chapter Chat Tasks

Week 3 - Chapter Chat Tasks

If you would like to visit us on Twitter we are @Room15HES

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Our "A" - 3 Days of Painting

First we put some tape on ...
Then the yellow team put some paint on ...

It's starting to look pretty good!!!

The red team added their paint...

At last the orange team got their turn to paint...

Monday, July 31, 2017

Day 4 - The Mysterious World of Neurons

Today we learnt about making connections and what neurons are.  Please watch this video with the growns up in your house.

Click on the link below:

The Mysterious World of Neurons

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Day 3 - The Incredible Power of Yet

This is the video we watched yesterday and again today.  It has a good message about asking for help!

Click on the link below:

The Incredible Power of Yet

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Chapter Chat - The Sasquatch Escape

Room 15 has joined a group of learners who will be reading a novel called The Sasquatch Escape written by Suzanne Selfors.  This is a twitter book chat so we have taken to Twitter - feel free to check us out @room15hes

Today we completed a pre-reading activity.  Here's what we thought:

Pre-reading tasks for The Sasquatch Escape
Question 1: Look at the front cover.  Why do you think these pictures have been used?
Ruben thought it was showing us the characters.  Antonia thought it might be showing where the characters explore in the story.  Ezra said it is making it look interesting so people want to read it.  Maia said it might be showing you what is going to happen.
Question 2:  Think about the title.  What illustrations would you expect to see and why?
Lennox W told us a sasquatch is a big hairy beast.  Rohan thought the cover is showing 2 children escaping from a Sasquatch.  Sneha thought she would have seen the children hiding from the sasquatch.  Ryan thought the picture would have been of the sasquatch grabbing the children.
Question 3:  Read the BLURB about the book.  Now, why do you think the author has used these illustrations?
Anijioke thinks the author used the picture from the cover of the book to shows us the sasquatch is escaping from the Hospital of Imaginary Creatures.  Ariana thinks the children are helping the sasquatch escape.
Question 4:  Research the author.  What facts can you find out about her?
Fact 1:  Suzanne lives on an island - research by Ryan
Fact 2:  Suzanne’s first book was to Catch a Mermaid - research by Sneha
Fact 3:  Suzanne has a cat and a dog - research by Evelin
Fact 4:  Suzanne’s husband is a pilot - research by Evanijah
Fact 5:  Suzanne used to be a flower grower - research by Giovanni