Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Picnic Day Fun

We had SUCH a great day yesterday. Check out some of these pics...

Monday, 3 December 2012

Our Giving Tree has arrived!

What a wonderful surprise to see a REAL christmas tree in the office this morning!
Jess and Adele did a fantastic job of decorating the tree.
Sam G was the first person to donate toys for the children who need them this Christmas.
Please bring in toys you do not need anymore and put them under our Christmas Giving Tree.
Donations of wrapping paper and cellotape are also welcome.


Friday, 30 November 2012

We're blue!

Our mat looked like a lovely blue sea this morning! The children wore mufti to raise money for the upgrade of our pool area.

It reminded Miss B-T of a song she used to sing. Here we are singing the song! Enjoy!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Zac is an adventurous reader!

Zac has been reading a very interesting book about frogs in class. He decided he wanted to share his fact filled book with another class. Room 9 were the lucky class he chose! Watch the video, filmed by Sam M, to learn more about the frogs!

Comment challenge questions:

Where did Zac say the baby frogs lived?

How many insects does the frog eat each day?

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Wow! 11,111 page views!

Wow! I just spotted that we have had eleven thousand, one hundred and eleven page views! 
What a cool looking number! 

Thanks to everyone who has shared in our learning so far! 

WALT: Write detailed descriptions!

We have been learning how to write good descriptions so our readers can picture our stories in their heads. 
We wrote a description of one of the toys in our class. We tried to include all the important details. 
When we had finished we sent our description to the children of Room 4. (Click on their name to view their blog)
They were adventurous and accepted the challenge to try and picture our description in their heads and to draw a picture showing what they are thinking. 

This is the description we wrote: 

Wow! Check out the amazing visualising Room 4 did! (Click on the photo to see it bigger)
 We are very proud of our writing and the great work Room 4 did too! 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Good things take time - Dance

This term we will be learning about dance and music. We are learning to appreciate that good things take time. Over the term we will be create our own dances and music to share with our families and friends. We are focusing on making sure we do our best job and not a rush job!

To start our dance unit we watched a video of a dancer doing lots of different kinds of dance. We then made a brainstorm of all the different kinds of movement we saw.

Watch the video to find out more about what we learned.

Comment Challenge: What kinds of movement did you see in the video?

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Measuring Mayhem!

In Room 1 we have begun to investigate weight, capacity and volume. Today we were estimating weight and then checking our estimations using the scales. We had a lot of fun! Sometimes our estimations were quite close but other times we were miles off!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Springston News: Junior Olympics

Room 1 and 2 have organised a Junior Olympics event for their Inquiry this term.
After a couple of false starts we are rearing to go tomorrow!

Watch this video for more information about what we will be doing.

The Olympics starts at 1.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday 25th September)

We would love to see family and friends there to celebrate our learning with us.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Our Friend Wall

We are working on being good friends in Room 1 and 2. We decided to make a big wall of goals that we can try and do every day at break times and in the classroom.

We have flowers with our names on them and we put them next to a goal that we want to try harder at. We think it looks great.

By Bridget, Mackenzie and Lachie.

Monday, 3 September 2012

William found a great website about Vikings

William found a great website on the weekend when he was learning about Vikings for Inquiry.
There is a great quiz and it also has lots of information.

Click here to check it out!

Friday, 31 August 2012

Daffodil Day Delights

We had a great day with Daffodil day today. Not only did we get to dress up in bright colours, but we got to raise money for a wonderful cause - The Cancer Society. 

Thanks for all your contributions! 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Ben and Lilly-Maree talking about the flooding.

At Coes Ford there is a big flood from all the rain we've been having. We talked about who and what the flooding affects and then Ben and Lilly-Maree created a Fotobabble about it.

Please listen to our ideas and write a comment if you want to.

From Springston Explorers

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Zacs' Book Review

Listen to Zacs favourite part of the book 'Going Fast'.

Challenge: What did Zac say you need as safety gear?

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

BBC Ancient Greeks Website

Hi Learners,

There is a great BBC website here. Make sure you check it out to add to your learning!

Here's a picture of the page just so you know what you're looking for.

Miss BT 

Farewell Emily!

Today we said goodbye to Emily. She is off to America to live. 
We hope you have a great time over there and we look forward to hearing from our new American penpal! 

Te Wiki o te reo Māori: Poi making

These children were very adventurous today and had a go at making Poi.

They did a great job of helping each other with the tricky bits! 

Monday, 23 July 2012

Choice and Challenge

Hopefully most of you got this letter on a nice piece of yellow paper on Friday. We have changed up Choice and Challenge and we look forward to having whānau on board with giving the children new experiences. 

If you want another paper copy of the letter then please let me know. Also if you can help with any dates outlined in the table, then please also let me know that! 


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Look what Mrs Watson found....Let's go back in time!

Look at how much some of our Springston Explorers have changed! It is good to look back and see where we have come from and how much we have grown! Enjoy! 

Thursday, 12 July 2012

I Can Animate

Carol taught us over several weeks how to make animations using the iPads and application I Can Animate

We had such a great time putting the animations together and making up stories to go with them. This animation was done by Harriet and Māhora. 

What did you enjoy about their animation?

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Springston News: Maui's Dolphins

Emily, Regan and Patrick did a wonderful job of sharing their learning through this news report. They loved writing the script and practicing hard to get it right.

I enjoyed getting to see their enthusiasm for learning come out!

What did you enjoy most from their video? What did you learn?

Springston News: Californian Condors

William, Lucy, Ollie, Arohaina and Sammy worked so hard in putting all their learning together. They wrote the script, designed the set and filmed their news broadcast.

They did such a great job and Mrs Watson and I are just so proud!

What did you enjoy about their video? What did you learn from it?

Californian Condor Fotobabble

This group worked hard together to share their learning on the Californian Condor.

Well done to Jacob, Sam G, Tor and Aria.

Challenge: What causes Californian Condors to die?

Romillys' Learning

Challenge: Where do Maui's Dolphins live?

Jess' Fotobabble

Listen to Jess' great Fotobabble!

Challenge: Who are Maui's Dolphins cousins with?

Sarah Shares her Learning - Maui's Dolphins

Listen to Sarahs' wonderful Fotobabble!

Friday, 29 June 2012

Video: Saving Rhinos

This group of students chose to help rhinos who are running out of time. 

They did lots of research to find out why rhinos are endangered and decided to share their message in a video on the blog so lots of people could hear their message. 

Video: Information Giraffes

This group of students chose to help giraffes who are running out of time. 

They did lots of research to find out why giraffes are endangered and decided to share their message in a video on the blog so lots of people could hear their message. 


Video: Saving Giraffes

 This group of students chose to help giraffes who are running out of time. 

They did lots of research to find out why giraffes are endangered and decided to share their message in a video on the blog so lots of people could hear their message. 

Challenge: What are two ways humans are impacting on giraffes? 

Term 2 Learning Celebration

Term 2 Learning Celebration on PhotoPeach

Here are some photos of our fabulous Springston Explorers sharing their learning with their families and friends. Videos to come soon! 

Gemma's Giraffe fotobabble. What is her message?

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Fabulous A+ comments!

We have had a very busy weekend on the blog with LOTS of comments being made from home.

Well done to the children who are being so adventurous!

Remember: Only write your first name on a comment.

Click on our We love comments tab at the top of the page to learn how to post a comment if you don't know how!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Sam's book review: Too many Zeros

Sam is reading this book at reading time and at home. Listen to the Fotobabble to find out more about the story. We are looking forward to hearing more about this chapter book!

Do you have any questions about this book for Sam?

Friday, 8 June 2012

Kaylee the snowman

It is snow central here at Springston School! Kaylee made this fotobabble at Choice and Challenge today.

Sam's amazing snow poem

Sam took a photo of the poem he wrote at home. 

(Click on the picture to see it bigger)

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Nina's Snow Fun!

School open - no buses

School will be open at 10.30am today (Thursday 7th June)

Buses will NOT be running this morning - please deliver your children to school.  
We expect them to be running  at 3pm.

School open - no busses

School will be open at 10.30am today (Thursday 7th June)

Busses will NOT be running this morning - please deliver your children to school.  
We expect them to be running  at 3pm.

Sam's Snow Fun!

Hi this is Sam G, I had heaps of fun in the snow today.  We made snowmen and had a snowball fight.


(Remember you can click on the pictures to see them bigger)