Monday, 28 February 2011

Canterbury Earthquake

To all our blogging friends who are worried about us here in Canterbury,

We are fortunate out here in Springston to have suffered minimal damage this time round.
We will be returning to school Tuesday 1st of March because our classrooms are safe and we have water and power.

We realise how lucky we are and that there are people much less fortunate.

We encourage you to support schools and the people of Christchurch that have suffered damage and loss.

Rachelle Watson and the Springston Explorers.

It's Zoo Week for the Springston Explorers!

At reading time this week we will be exploring videos of animals that live in Zoo's.

These videos are of giraffes from Youtube. The children will be watching these at reading time to help them get inspired in their reading, writing and creating.
We will share our awesome work with you soon!

Video One

Video Two

Zookeeper info: What does a Zookeeper do?

Click on the links to go to the site.

Olivia's Breakfast News

Olivia wrote a fantastic news report about our breakfast at school. She included lots of details.
She did a great job of reading her writing to the camera.

Ineka's News Report

Ineka wrote a great news report about our breakfast at school. She did a great job of including lots of details in her writing.

Eli's News Report

Eli wrote a news report about what we did at school to start our inquiry. This is his first time recording one of his stories for our blog.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Super Suzy shared her Super Hero secrets with us!

Last week we had a super visitor! She came bursting into our classrooms to share some exciting learning tips with us. During the week, children will add captions and information about our Super Hero visitor. Stay tuned for more info!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Breakfast at school - What?!

Breakfast at school

We will be having a shared breakfast on Tuesday to kick start our 'Power Up' inquiry. Click on the poster to view a larger copy.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Check out this great website!

I was busy scouring the internet for awesome junior chapter books and I came across a great children's book review website. Click on the picture to go to the site.

I think it will be useful to other teachers and parents when looking for books for children.


Multiplication Madness!

At our goal setting interviews on the first day of school there were lots of children who said they wanted to learn their multiplication facts this year.

I have found a great activity on a great maths website that will help us to learn our times tables.

Here is a link to the Maths Trainer that will help you practice your times tables.

Remember that we have some awesome learning games websites on our Home Learning Fun page.

Nanas went to Lachie's house last night

Nanas went to Lachie's house last night. Watch the video to see the fun they got up to!

Nanas went to Olivia's House!

Nanas was very lucky because he got to spend the weekend at Olivia's house. Watch the video to find out what they got up to.

Friday, 4 February 2011

What did Nanas get up to with our first Super Star?

Joshua was the first Super Star of 2011 because he was so switched on to learning on our first day of school. He was the first lucky child to take Nanas home for the night. He wrote in Nanas book and read his writing to the class. Watch the video to find out what they got up to!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Our first day!

We have had a great first day back at school! We had lots of fun trying out the new furniture and we are getting used to the idea of not having to sit in the same place all the time.
Here are some photos of us in action today!

Springston Explorers First Day 2011