Welcome to Room 1's blog and most importantly welcome to Haumoana School to our enthusiastic new learners in Room 1. 2018 is going to be an exciting year for us. We look forward to sharing our adventures with you.
On a Friday afternoon we have Buddy Reading. Our buddies are from Room 6 and Room 3. We really enjoy sharing stories with our buddies and having them read stories to us. What a lovely way to end the week.
Discovery Time is the highlight of our week in Room 1. We love getting creative, working with others and making new friends, and getting to explore some of the other junior classes too. Here are a few pictures of our Discovery sessions this term:
We had an Easter themed mini Discovery morning on Thursday in Room 1, ending the morning with a little Easter egg hunt around the classroom!
Earlier in the term Rooms 1 and 8 took a trip to the Hastings Art Gallery. Our Topic this term is 'Our People, Our Place'. At the gallery we talked about what makes a home. We explored a tiny house and then made our own 3D houses.
We had a fab time at our school picnic on Friday. It was great to have our families and the kindy joining in the fun too. There was a tug of war, sausage sizzle, giant water slide and the pools were open to cool off too. What a fabulous way to spend a sunny Friday… Continue reading School Picnic
We love Discovery Time in Room 1. It is a chance for us to get creative, to get outside, to visit other junior classes and play and work with children from Room 8 and 7. This week our Discovery session had an Art Deco theme. In Room 1 we were making Art Deco headbands. Don't… Continue reading We love Discovery Time!
This week we have been writing about ourselves. We have been focusing on sentences starting ‘I am...’ and then listening to the sounds that we hear in other words we want to write. We have been learning the difference between words and letters and to separate our words with finger spaces. What a great start!
Our learners in Room 1 are happy and relaxed and enjoying their first experience of school. In Room 1 we work hard and we play hard too! The children love to play. Play is important work, through play we learn social skills - we learn to cooperate, to problem solve and to form friendships. We… Continue reading Play based learning in Room 1
What a great first day of school it was for the gorgeous, happy, enthusiastic children in Room 1! They had so much fun meeting new friends, exploring our classroom and school, playing and learning that it's pretty cool to be a student at Haumoana School.