Friday, December 17, 2010

Farewell Room 23 2010!

We wrote a positive comment to each other this week, sang lots of Christmas chorals, and have made some Christmas decorations too. We have enjoyed each other for the last time this year. Thank you for a wonderful year and have a well earned Christmas break.

Love and hugs
Mrs Kruijer

Saturday, December 11, 2010


It December and that means it Christmas.
Santa is coming.
There is some Christmas pictures that you could look at.

By Naomi

You are fantastic Naomi! I was about to add something about Christmas but you have done it for me!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Week 8

Outdoor Education Week next week: Queenstown Primary School ODE Infromation
Check this link if you have lost the information booklet. Have a great week!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Outdoor Education next week

In preparation for next week we have a lot of different activities happening at school.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon is Bike Afternoon. There was a note that went home on Friday last week along with the ODE programme. We will be looking at the bikes and seeing if they are good to ride and if you can ride a bike. If anyone has a spare bike at home and you are happy for some else to use it, can you please bring it in for other children just incase they do not have one. (By Aaliyah)

The programme is also on the school website: Outdoor Education Week Programme

Saturday, November 27, 2010


In the homework books you will find a peer assessment of your child's Korero presentation. Check it for feedback.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Raw video: Robot camera inside Pike River mine

By Naomi
You are a clever thing Naomi!
We had a minute silence today at 12pm for the mine workers and
our thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones.
Thank you for adding this video. It is very interesting to be
able to see inside the mine.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Home learning

Just a quick reminder that Home learning this term is the Korero rotation which everyone is doing a wonderful job having themselves prepared for their turn. This is a self management exercise as well as practicing those presentation skills of speaking clearly to an audience.

Reading - every night from their classroom browsing box.
Spelling - from the STEPS programme. Each week your child will bring a list from the programme to learn and these are tested within the programme. I would like to also see these words put into a sentence each in the homework book.
Maths - There are lots of activities on the blog that link in with what we are doing in the class. For activities that are not on the computer you can play maths games such as King of the Mountain. This is a dice game; roll 2 dice and add, subtract, divide, multiply the numbers together. You can also use playing cards in a similar way. The emphasis is quick recall of basic facts and just knowing the basic facts to 10 and 20.

Our School is an Enviro School and are reducing the photocopy sheets of work that get glued into books that are often not completed or get lost.
In my day my small country school did not have a photocopier and we had to write into our own books! Interesting how dependent we can become and how times change!
The home learning I have given is to reduce the impact on the environment and to support the students self management. I try to support all the different ways of learning and try to give a variety of options that fit within the busy lives of children. Home learning is developing the self management skills that students need in their future lives.
It is the 21st Century!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fantastic Brainstorming!

Fantastic to see the brainstorming some of you have posted onto the blog! Here are some different displays you could try:

Taxedo Creater
This creates the words into a shape of your choice.

Very similar to Word It Out! and Taxedo

Friday, November 19, 2010

JAPAN - Word cloud - WordItOut

JAPAN - Word cloud - WordItOut

Word cloud made with WordItOut

Ruby - Word cloud - WordItOut

Ruby - Word cloud - WordItOut

Word cloud made with WordItOut

Very nice Adam!

Word cloud made with WordItOut

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Smashed Window!

We had a big surprise on Monday morning when we came to school. One of our big windows had been smashed!
I wonder who could give an information report onto this Voice Thread about how the window was replaced? Please add your comments.
Thank you Aaliyah and Tasmin for taking the photos.

Red Nose Day

Bring a gold coin to raise money for CURE KIDS

Monday, November 15, 2010


This is Japan's things I am going to tell you.
Our class has been learning about where in the world are we from. We have been making and slide show.
I am going to tell you my flag, my clothing, my money,my building, the animals, the climate, the population and the food.
Japan's language is Japaneses
You could go on Wikipedia and find out some more stuff

by Naomi

Japan's flag

Japan's clothing they are called Yukata
Japan's money