Monday, 30 April 2012

Exploring the 2 x tables!

The Tui and Whio maths groups explored the 2 times tables today.

We realised that the 2 times tables is the same as skip counting in 2's and using our doubles facts.

We watched this video that shows how they are connected really well. Enjoy!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Our ANZAC Wordle

Today at oral language time we did a 3-2-1 activity where we shared 3 words about ANZAC day with our first partner, 2 words with our second, and our favourite or most interesting word with our last partner.
We came up with some amazing words about ANZAC Day.

We had quite a few children attend an ANZAC service yesterday.

Here is our Wordle of ANZAC Words. (Click on it to make it bigger)

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Lucy's action packed American Adventure!

Lucy wrote us a very long email about her holiday in America - She has been doing SO MUCH!
I will read it to the class on Thursday.
Here are two photos of Lucy. Can you guess where she is in these photos?

Katie's Marlborough Sounds Adventure!

Marlborough Sounds  5th- 10th April 2012
We went to the Sounds and we stayed with our friends. 
Their names were Emily, Olivia and Yvette and Darrell.
We went biscuiting and kayaking and Yvette had a shower room out in the garage and we saw this big, big spider! 
By Katie

You can click on the photos to se them bigger. 

Monday, 23 April 2012

Welome Back!

Springston Explorers Newsletter T2 W1

Click on the picture above to read our class newsletter for Week 1 Term 2.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Maggie's holiday adventure!

Hi Mrs Watson,
I can't wait to see you again tomorrow, we went to Nelson this week to see our cousins, we went biking at Kaiteri. I fell off two times.
Bye, from Maggie.

What a great email Maggie. Thanks for sharing with me! See you all tomorrow!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Anna's holiday antics

Hi Mrs Watson
I have been staying at my Nana’s house in Foxton Beach. It has been awesome. Nana has about 13 swan plants and it is too hard to count the caterpillars. We have seen two chrysalis’s hatch and have seen lots of caterpillars go into their chrysalis. We have also been lucky enough to see a baby caterpillar come out of its egg, it was so tiny.
I was also lucky enough to see a stick insect. When we were here at Xmas time, I took a picture of a brown stick insect and this time we saw this green one.

from Anna Marra

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

What have you been up to?

Khan and I at Purau. He LOVES it there! 

What have you been doing these holidays? I hope you have been making the most of the lovely sunshine before winter takes it away! 
Email Mrs Watson your photos and writing of what you have been getting up to so we can share it here on the blog! 

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Mackenzie's Fantastic Thesaurus!

Mackenzie was leading her learning today when she got out our class thesaurus to look for different words to use instead of fun at writing time today. Well Done Mackenzie!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Doubles! Doubles! I can learn Doubles!

I have got this song stuck in my head! It will be a fun way to practice skip counting in doubles. There are two videos to watch. I have used quietube to show these youtube videos without distractions down the sides. This will help to keep your child safe on the internet. Enjoy the songs!