Room 13 has a stone jar that whenever we be good we get 1 or 2 handfuls of stones. When we get to the top we get a reward. So Room 13 voted for either a movie, a swim in the pool or bring in your own device. Swimming won the vote and it was a great success! We got out flippers, boogie boards and balls. We all think Room 13 deserved it! (-:
On some of our swimming days we used the life jackets and we also played games. We also used objects to save people like ropes, swim boards, noodles, and the life guard tube. You can’t be too close with the lifeguard tube otherwise they might push you under. So you have to be a little far away. It was really fun. What I liked most was the life guard tube and the rope. In flipper ball we have two teams. It’s like soccer. We have two cones and try to score a goal. We were allowed to wear flippers or not. Here are some photos!
In Literacy this term the Whero Literacy group have been creating homophones presentations.
We first had to choose homophones that have the long ‘a’ sound in them because we have been focusing on this sound in spelling. After we had chosen our homophones we put them in a Google Slide presentation. First we chose a background colour. Then we had to choose some pictures that fit the words. After that we put the homophones at the top and underlined the letters that made the long a sound. Then we printed them. Here are some finished results of our work.
We have been describing and introducing ourselves by creating a name poster in Google Slides. We first decided on a favourite background colour and then took a photo of ourselves using the Chromebook camera. We then added our name and three adjectives which we felt best described our personality. We then searched for pictures which showed our passions and interests. Finally we had to think about our layout and to use contrasting colours so our posters would look great on our classroom wall! Check out the slideshow below to see how we did!
We have really been enjoying our sessions in the pool this month, especially the games we play to discover the important skills that we need to have have fun in the pool safely. Watch the video below of us playing the game 'Boats & Passengers' from which we determined that we could move faster across the pool if we swam rather than walked, using our arms as well as our legs helped and if we kicked hard from our hip, our body would move across the surface of the water which made it easier and we moved quicker. Over the past week, however, we have been practising racing in the different strokes ready for our School Swimming Sports on Thursday 9th March.
Today Mr Rosamond showed us an episode of Maia the Brave, a children's TV show that his brother and his brother's wife work on as a camera operator and director. We all got a big surprise when we recognised someone we knew!
You can watch the episode here on TVNZondemand
Teams Work! Room 13 has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each other over the past few weeks, especially through a variety of team building games. One of our favourite games was a modified soccer game where we were joined to a partner by a velcro evasion belt. If we didn't communicate and work together as a team we would soon separate and we weren't allowed to continue until rejoined ourselves again. It was lots of fun!