Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Multiplying Madness!

Welcome to Term 3 - gosh what an exciting time for Halswell School as we get even closer to the whole school being on one site again.

This is the view from our temporary classroom:

An interesting view from our window!

We have started the term in such a positive way. I can tell the children are all so happy and excited to be back, and looking forward to the new adventures we will soon have.

We have started Multiplication and Division this term. Keep practising with the flash cards I sent home.

Here are some links for the Maths groups for their Week 1 strategies:

Circles - Threes Company

Triangles - Number Strips

Diamonds - Animal Arrays

Squares - Fun with Fives

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Bonds to 10, 20 and 100

We are practising our instant recall of number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. Here are some links to online maths games to help:

Bonds to 10
Kahurangi have a challenge: learn the bonds to 10 so they can answer problems like 4 + _ = 10 in under 3 seconds!

Bonds to 20

Bonds to 100

Friday, 13 June 2014

Moving on to the MLE part 1

Wow, it's been a very long time since we have blogged. We have been so incredibly busy with our learning, and also making our first move towards our brand new school. We have moved out of Room 20 - the old, dusty, slightly broken room - and into our temporary classroom. Mrs W is very excited to have aluminium windows and a heatpump!

We hope to move again, to our final destination (the Modern Learning Environment (MLE)), during Term 3.

Here are some pics of our old, bare classroom and our new one.

Lilly's fairytale


Lilly has used fantastic describing words to tell us a story. Well done Lilly for reading your story with fluency and expression!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

room20 rocks

hi we are room 20 with Mr's w we are a bunch of happy learners. we have lots of cool posts for you

dissapering chalange

in topic we have a challenge.
to try not to make eny rubbish. were recycling rubbish and making  it into lunch  boxes .
we have a plan in our thinking books.
it is a very hard  challenge. rubbish is not good for the land . the ground is not used to rubbish . it takes a long time for plastic to brake up. we will pant them and maybe even use them for our own lunch boxes. we are glad to be making a lunch box.

by Emma Camron and Isobella

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Our favourite books

Gabriella's favourite book. This is the first page to get you interested into this book. Mom's aways saying the friends will come and go but family is forever. Well if that's true I could be in a rough ride. I mean I love my family and all but I'm just not sure we were meant to LIVE together. Maybe  it'll be better later on when we're all in different houses and only see each other on holidays but right now things are just a little dicey. Thank you for reading
Keira's favourite book
Alex's favourite book
Ava's favourite book