Thursday, 31 March 2016

Monday, 21 March 2016

CAMP- check out the countdown on the right

Learning to add interesting words to our writing

We brainstormed in groups about the main characters in "Conrad Coooper's Last Stand"

We used our Learning Powers to help us make sense of what we had heard and create a great list of ideas about each character.

We looked at a website called

 We created our own writing about a character.

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Yelling, He was walking with a book in his hand

Yelling, he was angry and looking for Conrad

Yelling and rubbing his forehead with his fist, he was angry and looking for Conrad.

We looked at the rubric to see where we thought we were for vocabulary.

And now we can use this site to help us add great words to our writing - have a go

Saturday, 19 March 2016

How's #NZreadaloud4 going in Team Awesome

Hi all

We are just heading into the 4th week of our FIRST ever #NZREADALOUD.  To find out more about it visit

We are reading

We have been on  a steep learning journey to be able to share our understanding of the book with other children our age around the country who are also reading it.

We have learnt how to:

  • use Edmodo to share our learning
  • create a vocaroo to introduce ourselves, explain how we connected to Conrad ( the main character), and shared a prediction.
  • add text to self, text to text and text to world connections on a google doc (so we can see what other connections are being made)
  • Create an image that explains a particular part in the story- observe others images to see what part they have chosen and what they think is happening....

and we will have 3 more weeks of it. 


We know that Leonie Agnew ( the clever NZ author)  is following what we are doing and we can't wait to hear what she has to say.

on to the next chapter..... the book will come to camp with us too. 

Happy reading all

Friday, 18 March 2016

Wow what a Friday

Fancy Feet Day

Parade time

Fancy Feet Trophy

Followed by a stunning performance from the Kerry School of Irish Dancing... Go Isabelle

Having an icecream with our buddy class

and a wicked performance at assembly of the National Anthem.... wow!  Well done Team Awesome

Sunday, 13 March 2016

As a reader we visualise

Ata marie Teams, Here's your task for Week 3. Have fun creating. 

Task 3- Visualising

Visualise a situation in the story so far. 
Create a visual (image) of the situation to show your understanding, if you would like, add some keywords to help others understand the situation you are re creating in your mind. You can draw and capture it to post or you can digitally create your image. 

We can’t wait to see the different ways we visualise the characters and what is happening.

Happy visualising!

Saturday, 12 March 2016

We are the teachers (Kaiako )- Learning to Learn!

Before heading to our first Buddy time session we reflected on this image.

What does it mean to you? How might your learning be different?

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The Blessing for the new Dental Clinic

It was great to officially open the new dental clinic- a place for us to be welcomed and Bee Healthy

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Fantastic Assembly in the shade of our trees today

It was great to hear some really energetic school singing under the trees today.
What's your favourite song that we sing?