Friday, February 27, 2015

Swimming Demonstration

Today, together with Room 4 we showed our parents what we have been learning to do in our school pool.
There were some fun activities and some activities showing our swimming skills.

Discovery Time Week 3

Today's activities: make our names with straws, make a pet rock, play in the foamy water, wood work table and make a seed head person. We were working on managing ourselves and making good choices. We are so good at managing ourselves.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Visiting The Tasman District Library

A few times a term we take the bus into Richmond and go to the Tasman District Library. Room 3 travel with Room 2 and we enjoy the great resources that the Library has to offer. We all have our own library card and can get a couple of books each to take home. One of the best things about going is the sheer range of books we get to enjoy. There is nothing better than some fabulous books to look at....I think it's fair to say these children enjoyed it too.

Discovery Time 20 -2-15

This week the main focus for Discovery Time was on developing our fine motor skills. We had Duplo and Lego, line drawings to cover, we made stick men, we cut noodles with scissors, and rolled newspaper then threw it at a sellotape web.
We were also looking at the Key Competency of "Managing Self" and making the right choices.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Learning to Dance

Every Thursday for this term we are all having dance lessons with Ezra and Dean. So far we have learnt a few steps of two different dances. In this photo we aren't dancing we were listening. But watch this space for some dancing in the future.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Day of fun to start our school year off...

Today we joined together with Room 4 and took a trip to Teapot valley camp where we enjoyed three different activities throughout the day. Lots of children tried things they had never done before. Nice to see everyone giving things a go. Thanks to all our parent helpers who came to help and enjoyed the day with us.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Discovery Time: Term one Week one

In Room 3 we have Discovery Time every Friday morning.
Discovery Time is an action packed, activity based programme. It provides opportunities for children to take control of their learning through ‘hands on’ experiences. They learn to problem solve, think creatively, accept other peoples ideas, take a risk, look after equipment, share, take turns and also how to clean up when we are finished.

But best of all, it is fun!!!

Our activities today were... Water Play, Sandpit play, Building towers with blocks, painting, and construction with boxes.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Swimming is always great fun!

Every day at school we get to go swimming in our school pool. These times are very welcome on a hot day. Today we had a swim with our room 4 friends.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Term one 2015

What a great looking bunch of children in Room 3 this year.