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.
Monday, 28 February 2011
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!
Zookeeper info: What does a Zookeeper do?
Click on the links to go to the site.
Sunday, 20 February 2011
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
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
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.
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.
Friday, 4 February 2011
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
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!