Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Show and Tell

This week Zoe brought in her duck to show us. The duck sang and moved to the music "singing in the rain" It was very funny. Thanks Zoe for sharing your Mr Duck with us.
After this we learnt the "Tofa Tafa" song which was almost the same as "singing in the rain"

Friday, February 24, 2017

Discovery Time week 3

This weeks activities were: Wheels and axles, aim and splash, planting seeds, straw names, and K'nex.
 Our focus for today was 'sharing and taking turns' as well as 'using our manners'.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Discovery Time Week 2

Discovery Time is one of the most enjoyable things we do at school. It might look like it is just playing and having fun (which of course it is) but we are also learning many other skills that will help us along our learning journey.
Discovery Time always has a focus on one of our life skills. This term our main focus is 'Managing Self'... so at Discovery Time this week we were learning about making 'good choices' and 'using our manners'.
Our activities were "painting, construction with boxes, making ramps, and goop.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fun in the Pool

Everyday we get to go to our school swimming pool to learn some swimming skills. Take a look at some of the fun things we are doing.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Discovery Time Week one

In Room 3 this year there have been a few subtle changes to our class programme....basically there is a bit more "play time"   
Play is an essential part of a child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. For many teachers and parents ‘play’ has attracted a negative ‘time wasting’ connotation but in reality play is a vital part of every child’s development.  It allows them to test ideas, work through uncertainties, explore social interactions  and make sense of the world around them.  Play has no predetermined outcome or time limit.  It is not about an end product but about a process.  It’s the exploration of ideas that is crucial.  Play is children’s work.
It can be argued that children today have fewer opportunities to play and be active than in the past.  There is less time spent exploring the natural world, less time ‘doing their own thing,’ fewer opportunities to take risks and problem solve.  There is more time in supervised, protected and confining activities that put boundaries on learning and creativity.
"Our weekly 'Discovery Time' is one of those opportunities that gives the Room 3 children to do this very important children's work. "

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Room 3 Week One

                          What a great bunch of children we have to start the year in room 3.

I'm looking forward to working with these amazing children this year...Mrs Ross