Showing posts from May, 2018


Here are some photos from our sleepover

Day 1: Receiving instructions
The secret is revealed... I was Elmo!

 Goodnight Na'a

Goodnight Adrienne!
 Goodnight Faith!
 Goodnight Anaya!
Emily and Taiane were the first to get up and dressed!
Some of the fun games we played in the hall!

Learning to write a sentence

Faith is learning to write a sentence. She is learning to find words on the word cards and to write in the sounds that she can hear for the words that she doesn't know how to spell.

Apii's awesome pattern drawings

Apii was quick to learn how to draw some island patterns. These will be used in our art for our art exhibition.

Making sure we do what we're responsible for in the classroom

Today the children drew pictures to show what our classroom would look like if none of the children did what they are responsible for.

They showed their pictures to each other and talked about their drawings.

Afghans for the bake sale

Today we had fun learning how to make Afghan cookies.  Miss Sampson got the recipe from the classic Edmond's Cook book.

The ingredients were:
200g of butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of cocoa
1 1/4 cups of flour
2 cups of cornflakes.

We talked about how 2 half cups would fit into 1 cup, and 4 quarter cups will fit into 1 cup, that is why we write half as 1/2 and a quarter as 1/4.

We all had a taste of the cookie dough before it was cooked - everyone thought it was yummy. We also discovered that cocoa by itself is very bitter (or the word the kids used was "yuck!").

After the cookies were mixed and baked, we decorated them with icing (made by melting 200g of cooking chocolate, 25 grams of butter and 1/2 a cup of cream and mixing them together), and m&m's.
Everyone had a turn at icing the cookies (even if there isn't a photo of your child - Miss Sampson had sticky fingers so couldn't always take photos!)

Here are some photos of the process and the finished p…


As part of our "hook in" to our inquiry about citizenship and inquiry, Miss Sampson decided not to do one of the jobs that she's responsible (setting up the furniture at the beginning of the term), and passed this responsibility on to the kids. They had to think about where to put the different pieces of furniture, taking into consideration things such as everyone having access to everything and being able to see the TV from the mat.

The children worked together and the new layout has been working out well so far! Awesome work, Room 11.

Below are some pictures of the furniture moving process!