Calendar Art

We have been busy making our Calendar Art for the PTA Calendar fundraiser.  Each childs' individual picture is on display in the classroom so be sure to come and have a look.

Each child chose their pose for under their blossom tree.  They look amazing!!!!

Visit to Belfast Kindy

On Thursday, Room 8 visited the Belfast Kindergarten to share our rakau sticks and Go Noodle routines.

The Kindy children were really pleased to see us, particularly as some of the Kindy children have brothers, sisters and cousins in Room 8.   Many of the Room 8 children were pleased to be visiting the Kindy that they attended as 3 and 4 years olds.

Buddy Class Team Building

This week, Miss Farrell and Mr Queree, our students teachers in Rooms 8 and 21 ran a cooperative, team building session together (as we are Buddy classes).

Each group of 4 children had plastic cups, a rubber band and 4 pieces of string attached.  Their goal was to build a pyramid but the only thing they were able to touch was the string.
A competition was held to find the fastest team build a pyramid using 3 cups, 6 cups then 12 cups.  The team work was wonderful to see as each group member had to work together to build their pyramid.  Thanks Miss Farrell and Mr Queree - it was so much fun.

LMS Poetry and Speech Competition

Congratulations to all the Room 8 children who presented their Poems and Speeches in our class competition last week.  The standard was very high and it was wonderful seeing all the children standing up in front of their peers and confidently presenting their poems and speeches.

Our finalists who went through to the LMS Competition on Wednesday were:

Poems - Devi, Phoebe and Tyson
Speech - Ben

We are thrilled to announce that these four children confidently represented Room 8 and we were fortunate to have three of our students place in the top three.

LMS Speech
1st Ben

LMS Poetry
1st Tyson
3rd Devi

Well done!

Christchurch School of Gymnastics

We had a successful trip to the Christchurch School of Gymnastics today.  The Room 8 children enjoyed all the activities at the 7 different stations set up.  The Coaches at the school commented on the wonderful manners and that the children gave everything a go and most importantly, had fun.  Thank you to the parent helpers who assisted us with this trip.

Readers Theatre

The Elephants Reading Group had the chance to perform a Readers Theatre item called Rumplestiltskin to the class today.  They have been practising all week and learnt different ways to use their voices, make their reading interesting to listen to and to 'sound like taking'.

They performed it to the class today and did a wonderful job.  Tino pai  Elephants.  The Cheetahs Reading Group will have a turn at Readers Theatre next.

Popcorn Volcano

Room 8 have a new incentive chart where we earn stars when the whole class does something quickly, quietly or follows instructions.

We earned our first 10 stars in 4 days and our choice of reward was a popcorn volcano.  This is where Ms Toscano runs the popcorn maker but 'forgets' to put the lid on.  The popcorn explodes and the popcorn goes everywhere!!  What fun!

Don't worry - we cleaned up the mess and we did not eat any popcorn off the floor!