May 31, 2017

DRIVE inquiry Market Day

Last Friday we set up our stalls to sell our recycled products; everything sold out and we contributed $328.50 towards getting a set of swings for our school playground! 

Thanks to everyone who came along and purchased from us!




















May 26, 2017

Space Station over the South Island

Well, if we'd known you and the space station were up there Thomas we would have waved!! Great view of Team Kahu's favourite place in the world!!


At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

May 24, 2017

Some good info about sentences

Many of us are aiming to improve the structure (type) of sentences that we are writing...



At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

May 19, 2017

MARKET DAY products

We are all busy making our bird feeders, bracelets, pot planters, photo frames for next weeks Market Day. We are raising money for swings for our playground.










May 17, 2017

The benefits of team-work!



At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

May 15, 2017

Happy 100 Challenge

Kim is leading the way with our 2017 Happy 100 (chapters) Reading Challenge! We only started two weeks ago and already she has read four books, reaching the target of 100 chapters.  Well done!

Here she is with her prizes: free-time, a new book, a sticker pack and a Subway voucher! (Thanks to Subway Windsor for their support!) She is still owed a sweet treat (Mrs C hasn't organised it yet, Kim was just too fast!)

Who will be next? A few of us have reached the 10 chapter/15mins of free time level...

May 12, 2017

DRIVE inquiry Market Day prototypes


Today we have been working on prototypes for our proposed Market Day products: testing out the instructions or materials to use, deciding on sizes or colours, working out which bits we need adult help for (cutting into plastic!) and just seeing, in general, if our product is actually something that we can make and will sell.




Some of our products are out and about already (just a bit of early promo!)


Next Friday will be our manufacturing day. 

May 9, 2017

Maths Clinic (group problem-solving)

We are learning how to share and build our maths skills and knowledge by working in groups on maths problem solving activities.

Yesterday we worked on a youcubed task....can we make the numbers 1-20 by just using four 4s in our number sentences?

It was a lot of fun so today we tried to see what we could do with just using four 2s. 

Can you see the creative ways we used the digits and number operations so that we could 'use' other numbers in our sentences without writing any digits except for 2?






Writing motivation tool: the Game of Awesome

This is a card game from the Ministry of Education, designed to help with storytelling/creative writing ideas...and it is a LOT of fun!  The noise levels are high today as we learn how to play the game! There are some crazy combinations being put forward (if the judge likes your combo idea the best then you win!









May 3, 2017

An inspiration - never give up...

This young lady is an amazing example of a person who does not let her difficulties stop her from being successful...'green light thinking' 100%!!




At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.