Tuesday, 19 March 2013


In Room 9 for reading we have been working hard on predicting what the story might be about by using a range of strategies.

We have used - Looking at the pictures, scanning the book for key words and using prior knowledge

Check out what some members of Grandpa's Shed predicted what 'Teamwork' might be about.  

I look forward to finding out if the students predictions are correct.
Great work guys.

Mr D

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

What have we been up to

What a great week Room 9 had last week.

The school had a competition to come up with a slogan about what learning is. Room 9 had a great discussion about what learning was and what it meant. We came up with the slogan 'Learning is when we...THINK BIG AND MAKE OUR BRAIN SMILE'

Room 9 took out first place for Team Nga Kaho. We were stoked with the result and are now going to THINK BIG AND MAKE OUR BRAIN SMILE all year now.  

Come and check out the learning is display on Room 9 window. 

We have also been spending a lot of time on writing. I asked to the children what made a good writer. Check out the Voice Thread below to see what Room 9 thinks is a good writer. 

Please keep posted on the blog. We have a lot more to share. 

Mr Dickson