Monday, 24 November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Reading My Spring Acrostic Poem.

The teacher read a book called 'The Dandelion Seed' by Joseph Anthony.  Then we made our own picture of a dandelion seed blowing around.  After that we wrote our Acrostic Poem about Spring.  We wrote the word SPRING down the side of our page and we wrote some words about Spring.  Mrs Kerr published our best work.  We displayed it on the wall in Room 1.  We read our poems to the teacher and she recorded it on the computer.  Press the play button and you will hear my voice saying my awesome poem.

"I am learning to read and I am awesome.  I like to read books about snoring and animals.  My family think I am really awesome at reading."

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

My Numbers.

"I chose 10 teddy bears and I put them on my whiteboard. I had to write 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 under the teddy bears. It's easy to write some numbers like 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. After that I need to look around the room and copy the numbers the right way. The 7 is the wrong way so I would have rub it out and do it again the right way."

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

When I Grow Up ...

I wrote my story in my book.  I checked with Mrs Kerr.  She helped me import my photo into kidpix.  I typed the words by myself.  It took a long, long, long time.  It's tricky to type the right letter.  I decorated my photo so that it looks like me when I am grown up. 

"I am learning to see the words.  It's tricky when I can't find the right letter.  I am happy with my picture because it shows that I am a real hairdresser."

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

I Read My Book and I Can Answer Some Questions.

At reading time we can read a book with Mrs Kerr and then we can look at the same book on the computer and we can do some activities with the letters and words.  It's called P.M. Readers.

"I read the book, My Little Cat, with Mrs Kerr.  I played on the laptop and I found the same story.  The lady reads the story and I match the words.  I got lots right and I got 4 yellow dogs.  I feel great.  Next time I can play the same game or I can play a different game."

Thursday, 14 August 2014

I Used Shapes To Make A Picture Of My House.

I am learning about shapes like the circle, triangle, diamond, rectangle, square, hexagon, octagon, pentagon, cube and the trapezoid.  Trapezoid is a cool word and a cool shape.  I chose some shapes and I cut them out of coloured paper.  I glued them onto my paper to make a picture of my house.  We put them all together on the wall to make our Room 1 community.

"I used some circles, triangles and squares to make my picture.  My favourite part is the light blue circle because it is the swimming pool and I have one at my house.  My picture looks beautiful."

Monday, 11 August 2014

I Can Publish My Best Writing.

Every day I write a story.  I can choose my best story for publishing with Mrs Kerr. Usually my best story goes into my publishing book and I can illustrate it on Friday. Sometimes I write a big, amazing, beautiful,  awesome story.  This story is about a cold, cold day.  I cut out shapes in some paper to make a snowflake.  Now my story and my snowflake are up on the windows in Room 1.  I have seen people reading my story.  That makes me want to do the happy dance!

"I like writing my stories about my family.  I can't find all of the words by myself but I am trying harder and harder.  Sometimes Mrs Kerr has to help me."

Friday, 1 August 2014

I Am At PMP.

I go to PMP (Perceptual Motor Programme) with Mrs Murray.  She puts the music on and I do lots of activities. I dance, I hop, I jump, I slide and I freeze.  Sometimes I use equipment and sometimes I do not.  This is called the Dizzy Giddy.  I have to move my body to spin the Dizzy Giddy around.  It feels fast and dizzy.  I love PMP because I can move my body around.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Our Community Library in Pakuranga.

I went to the Pakuranga Library on the bus.  The library people read some books about Matariki.  They did a little play and the sun got caught in a net and it was funny.  After that we looked around the whole library.  There were lots and lots and lots of books.  Mrs Murray let us issue 3 books with her library card.  I was happy!

When I came back to school I could make a necklace.  First I coloured it in and then I cut it out.  Mrs Kerr put a string through the hole and I put it around my neck and took it home.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

I Am Writing My Numbers Up To 10.

I am learning to write the numbers up to 10 and put them into the correct order, forwards and backwards.

"It's tricky for me because I haven't been at school very long.  The other kids have been here more longer."

Friday, 9 May 2014

My Mothers' Day Card.

First I did the writing inside the card to Mum.  Next I decorated the whole card with the felt pens.  Mrs Kerr put the glue on the handle and I had to shake and shake and shake the glitter on.  At the end I put the first letter of my name.  I put the letter 'K.'  My card looks beautiful and my mum will be proud.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

I Can Use the Illustrations to Help Read the Words.

I am learning to use the pictures to help me to read the words in my book.  When I look at a new page, I look at the pictures first.  Next, I look at the words and I try to read them. The pictures help me to read the words that I don't already know.

"I like to read a book to Mrs Kerr.  I am reading my book and I am pointing at the words."

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Now I Can ...

We talked about our new learning in Room 1 and the students wrote a reflection on Term 1 at school, 2014.

"Now I come to school, I can write my letters."

Monday, 14 April 2014

I Can Write All By Myself!

I am learning how to write a story.  I draw a picture to help me plan my work.  I use the day card to help me write the day correctly.  I use my alphabet card to help me write the letters and words.

"I like to write about fairies because they are special."