Room 11 along with the other Manuka Syndicate classes have been working very hard on our 2017 Coatesville Calendar Production. We had a lot of fun and all the students should be so proud of their hard work and dedication.
Wednesday was a busy day for our syndicate, with 3 performances for audiences. We performed for the school in the morning, then our first parent performance at lunchtime, followed by the finale in the evening for a packed hall.
Thank you so much for your wonderful support at the performances. I know the students were very excited to perform for you all.
The original plan was to film the understudies on one of the runthroughs on stage while practicing in the hall. Due to illnesses, some students didn't get a chance to perform or get a runthrough as an understudy, like we planned... so we have created Sheep 2.0, 2.0 to allow anyone who didn't get a chance to perform or have a part, an opportunity to have a go.
Can you believe we are half way through the year already? Everyone should be really proud of all they have achieved this term and have a wonderful break. Relax and enjoy some out of school activities and come back refreshed and ready to learn.
Thank you to all those parents who made a time to come to Student Conferences, I know the students love sharing their learning with you and a big focus for next term is to share more of our learning.
Our animal day in memory of Layla Johnson was a festive end to a busy term. All gold coin donations will be donated to the Child Cancer Foundation in her name.
Celebrating the Maori New Year with family (our class working collaboratively), music, and having fun - everyone loves colouring in... The only thing missing was some kai... but we completed our collaborative art after morning tea, so we'll claim the kai component that way.
Well done Angie, Havana and Sienna on making the Manuka Syndicate's Talent Quest Final. You did a fantastic job and made Room 11 proud.
Our annual cross country day - Mrs B's first one as both a teacher and a mum. I was super proud all all the students who practiced for weeks and then did their best during the run. Well done to all the Room 11 place holders!
An independent writing task as part of our literacy 'simile' focus... Students were given a mysterious powder - they were told it was completely harmless. Their task was to look, smell, taste and feel the substance and then write about their experience. It was an interesting experience, as some dived in head first and totally consumed their sample, while others were apprehensive and less sure of the experience.
At the end we discussed what it looked like, smelt like, felt like and tasted like... then they all gave their suggestion of what it was... with most correctly guessing sherbet - some even went as far as to guess the flavour - Strawberry Sherbert.