Monday, 31 August 2015

Mondays Weather

Today is cloudy and Joel thinks it is going to rain. This morning we saw a duck with 8 little ducklings.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Fridays Weather

We are LOVING the sunshine.
It is hard to believe it is winter!
Today we are going to be photographers and take photos of our school to share with the kindy.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Thursday's Weather

Today is Thursday.

The sun is shining and we are off to visit a weather station we have at Frankley School.
It is in Room 10.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Fill your bucket winners!

Each Wednesday we have a winner for our 
'Fill the bucket' 

You can check out our new winner on our updated slideshow by clicking on the 
'Bucket Winners' 
link on the right hand side of our blog.
It's under the heading of Labels.

We are so proud of our Room 5 children.

Sunny Wednesday

We are happy because it is sunny.  Elsie counted the children and there are 9.  Mrs Parkes is back today.  Yip pee.  Keira is back today she has been sick.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Rainy Tuesday

Rain rain go away come back another day.  Sebastian is visiting again today and some children from our kindy.  We have got PMP today.  Kaitlyn's mum is helping in PMP today.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Monday's Weather

Yip pee it is not raining today it is cloudy.  We have 9 children in our class today.  Our class is growing.  We are going to do drama in the hall today.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Discovery Time!

We love discovery time!

Discovery time is a time to:

Develop new skills
Communicate with our classmates
Choose what we want to do
Challenge ourselves

It is important to remember we were all 4 a couple of weeks ago and we learn best through play!

Fabulous Friday Weather

Today the sun is shining and we are all happy in Room 5.
We are going to be creative in Room 5 today this space!!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Thursday's Weather

Today it is sunny and cloudy - but it is grey clouds because sometimes it rains.
We only have 8 children in our class today - but we are looking forward to a lovely day

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Week 5 Update

We are halfway through the term!

Dear Parents, Caregivers and extended Whanau.

We cannot quite believe it - where did those five weeks go?  Tina and I are loving our teaching in Room 5.  We have the most amazing group of students who are so CURIOUS, and display amazing EMPATHY towards each other.  They are OPEN MINDED to trying all the new experiences coming their way and the level of PERSISTENCE they have with their tasks makes it hard to believe they were only 4 years old a few weeks ago!
We are very excited to welcome Ruby,Joel, Livvie, Elsie and Mia to our class since our last letter.  These children have settled in so well - and taken to our expectations of big school kids easily.
Thank you so much for the raffle items that have been steadily coming in.  This week we are after sweet making items and next week anything in a bottle…. these contribute towards AMAZING raffle prizes so every little item helps.  We are busy training for the cross country and our children are giving it their all.  They are actually running 500m on the day so please try to come along on Thursday 10 September to cheer them on.  A separate notice has been sent home about this day and the postponement date - also check our our school newsletter for this information.
It has been so exciting for our children to see you have commented on their blogs - or on the class one.
Our class blog is and from there you can see your childs blog.  There is a ‘follow by email’ gadget where you enter your email and you will receive an email if a new post is added.  You can find your child’s blog linked to the class blog and can also subscribe to that for updates.   Tina and I are on this Blog learning journey with your child and are excited about sharing the wonderful learning taking place in our Room with you all.  
We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to listen to your children read each evening and telling us about it in their notebooks that go home with them.  The notebooks are an excellent form of communication between home and school as all parties see them everyday.  You may also contact us on or, and we are very open to you popping into the classroom before 8.50 for a chat - or after 3.00.
Summer sport notices have started to go home.  Cricket is due back this Friday and Touch Rugby next week.  As with all school sports, parent support is what helps them happen.
And last but by no means least we have a Junior Assembly this Friday at 2.25.  Pop along if you get the chance.

Thank you so much for sharing your children with us - we are just having a blast in Room 5!

Tina and Wendy.

Wednesdays thundery weather

It is raining.  We heard the thunder!!!  It is Mia's birthday today.  Happy birthday Mia.  We are all wearing dress up today.  Our teacher is greedy cat and our other teacher is a cow.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Tuesday's Weather

Oh no it is raining.  We have two visitors in our class today.  Mia and Sebestian.  We love having new people in our class.

Monday, 17 August 2015

The Warrior Mountain

That looks scary!  We listened to the Maori Legend 'The Warrior Mountain'.  We practiced our glaring, frowning and snarling faces just like the mountains did in the story.  

Mondays Weather

It is sunny today.  We are going to play outside.  8 children in our class today.  Adin is visiting today.  We are going to look at all the book fair books in our library.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Fabulous Friday's Weather!

Today the weather is Grey!

The sun seems to be hiding!

But it is lovely and warm in our classroom.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Thursday's Weather

Elsie says today is Sunny.
Kaitlyn says today Elsie bought her toys to school.
Keira says I like Elsies toys.
Jake says HI!
Ruby says I bought some sparkly shoes from the warehouse.
Joel is happy to watch today.

Room 5 hope you all have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Wednesday's Weather

Today is Wednesday.  It is sunny and very cold.  There was ice on the ground.  We have 9 children in our class. We have 2 adults in our class.  Today Mia is visiting.

Fantastic Fonics.......Whoops Phonics!!!!!!!!

Phonics in Room 5

We all tried our best to correctly write a V.  Livvie has two v's in her name.  Everyday we learn a new letter and the sound it makes in our phonic's programme.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Tuesday's Weather

Today it is sunny!  We have 8 children in our class today.  It is Livvie's first day at school.  She is wearing her birthday hat.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Mondays Weather

Today is Monday it is sunny.  We have 8 children in our class today.  We have 2 adults.  It is Elsie and Joel's first day at school!!!!  Nina is visiting with her dad today.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Friday's Weather

What a funny day we are having with the weather!

At the start of the day it was 

And then it got really really hot!

And then half way through lunch it started to rain again!

It was a bit like our Shared Book Williams Wet Week - but it was Room 5's Weird Weather Day!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Thursdays weather

Today it is sunny and cloudy.
Today we have Zak and Livvie visiting.  Livvie has bought Trevor in to see us.  Trevor is a special visitor from Jump Start.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Wednesdays Weather

Today is cloudy.
We have 5 children in our class today.
We are going to PMP and the library today.
Room 8 are visiting us. 
  We are excited!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Tuesday's Weather

Oh no it is raining again.
We have eight children in our class today.
Livvie and Joel are visiting today.
Livvie has brought something exciting for news.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Monday's Weather

Today is cloudy.

We have six children in our class today.
Elsie is visiting our class.  In three more sleeps she is five!!!
Ruby is now part of Room 5. Yip pee