This week we celebrated TWO writers of the Week - both Jennifer and Rayden impressed Mrs Coyle with their use of great language in their descriptive narratives of enjoying their 'greatest pleasures in life' (an activity inspired by a funny calvin and Hobbes cartoon). Go to our blogs to read these.
Jennifer and Rayden, along with Keegan and Kaye, visited Mr McKenzie to share their great writing (which you too can read if you click on their names) - we know you will be impressed too!
It was fantastic to have so many parents able to come along and meet with their child/ren to discuss the child/ren's personal learning goals for this year.
Earlier in the week, in class with Mrs Coyle's guidance, the children reviewed their 2012 progress and chose a selection of goals that they thought they would like to focus on.
It is so cool to have the pupils themselves helping direct their own learning and this process sits nicely with the groups for reading and writing having chosen their group goals for this term.
Everyone chose really suitable learning goals that parents can support us with from home and we look forward to working on these (amongst everything else) throughout the year.
We had another practice this week for the athletics (which are to be held at Wyndham on the 5th of March) - it is good to get a run through of these, both on a Tuesday with Calum from Sport Southland, and on a Thursday with the teachers at school.
|Practising sprint starts with Calum.|
It was great to have Mrs Shepherd with us on Friday (the first of many days) as she released Mrs Coyle to carry out other duties. With Mrs Shepherd we will be working on the measurement of mass and volume, as well as carrying out poem response tasks and building our te reo Maori skills. Ka pai!