Sunday, 22 September 2013

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Fast Words - Word Power

Look at the words you can write by yourself Eva!  Super!  You are also becoming more confident at finding words that you know around the room to help you at writing.  With help, you can find words on your word card and on the walls of the classroom.  

Monday, 16 September 2013

Grasshopper Tennis

This term, we have had so much fun with Big John! Big John came to teach us tennis skills. It has been tricky, but we sure have made progress over the 4 sessions. Big John has taught us to have fun with a racket and tennis ball. We have tried things like turning our racket into a "race track" to balance and move the tennis ball on it. We pretended that our racket was a trampoline and we bounced the ball on it, clapped and then tried to catch the ball again. We played all sorts of team games too. Thanks Big John!


I am learning to count to 10.

 Yay Eva! You have got this learning sorted now! I love listening to you count. Elly

I am learning to order numbers to 5.
I am learning to match numbers to 5.

Well done Eva. You think really hard about ordering your numbers. I thought you were going to be tricked by that number 5, but you didn't. Keep up the great maths work. Elly


Saturday, 14 September 2013


Our value focus this term has been "Kawenga/Responsibility."  We know that we can be responsible in lots of different areas.  An example of this:  to be responsible in the morning, we need to make sure we are ready for learning (put our book bag away, get brainfood etc).  A new aspect of our classroom this term has been "iTime" - we are learning to show responsibility at our independent learning time during reading.  In the morning, we make decisions about what we need to spend our time doing.  This helps us to be responsible for our learning and time management.  At my home conference, ask me how I am going with this...

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Your mum sure is special Eva!  I love how you are so aware of the people who will read your stories and that you know what you want to share with them.  The day you wrote this story you said to me that you had told people that you love your Mum, but that you wanted them to know that she is special too.  You told me that on another day you will tell people the things your mum does with you.  You are becoming much quicker at your writing.  You find basic sight words quickly and write them down.  You listen for sounds in words and find the corresponding letter on your word/letter card.  Great!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Word Power

We are learning to write words quickly using a variety of materials.

We are also learning to write word families.

I can write fast words.

I can write a word family.

On Friday, we get together with Tohora (Room 2) to do Word Power.  Each week we practise a 'fast word' and turn it into a word family.  These are the activities we do each week...

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Friday, 5 April 2013

My Writing

Eva and Mya

Here is Eva with her friend Mya. Eva likes reading to Mya. In this photo, Mya is helping Eva learn her fast words. Eva loves Mya very much - it sure shows!

Eva and her Dad

Here is a great picture of Eva with her Dad. They are playing the acorn game - this helps Eva learn her fast words!