Monday, March 30, 2015

First Language Group

Last week we made counting posters in our first language. Then we shared our work by counting in Tongan, Samoan, Cantonese, Fasi, Hindi, Fijian, Afrikaans, Cambodian and Filipino. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Where the Wild Things Are - 6 Hat Thinking

We read ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ again today. Some of our foundation learners then played a game of Bingo based around this wonderful book. The other children coloured masks for our wild rumpus next week. 

While we were working we did some 6 Hat Thinking around Max’s visit with the ‘Wild Things.’

First we did some yellow hat thinking. What were the good or positive points

  • Max was happy he had friends
  • He was really happy when he left
  • Max was glad when he was made king
  • He liked playing with them.
  • He got to be their king.
  • The ‘Wild Things’ listened to him.
  • He got to ride on the ‘Wild Things’ backs. He didn’t even have to walk
  • Max liked being at the wild rumpus

Then we used our black thinking hats and looked at bad or the not so good points. 

  • The wild things made him cross.
  • Max was frightened by them at first.
  • Max was sad because he missed his mum.
  • He was alone and really hungry.
  • Max might get super hungry.
  • The ‘Wild Things’ are creepy. I would scream.
  • The ‘Wild Things’ might eat you up like a hamburger when you are sleeping.
  • They might eat you up in one go.
  • They might throw you in the water or break your boat

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

'Where the Wild Things Are'

Today we read ‘Where the Wild things Are’ by Maurice Sendak.  Then we put on our ‘Red Thinking Hats’ to talk about how Max was feeling throughout the book. 
Here are some of the feelings the children came up with. 

  • When his mum called him ‘Wild Thing,’ Max was mad and grumpy. He was angry at his Mum and said, “I’ll eat you up.”
  • Max was sent to his room and this made him angry. He was mad and hungry because he had no supper.
  • When Max first saw one of the ‘Wild Things’ he was scared. His face looked terrified.
  • The ‘Wild Things’ made Max their king. He was very proud and happy.
  • Max felt very happy and excited when he took part in the ‘Wild Rumpus.’
  • When the ‘Wild Rumpus’ stopped, Max felt upset. We think he was tired and hungry and missed his home.
  • When he got home, we think he was glad to be back. He was happy and relieved to be in his own room. 
What Great Red Hat Thinking.

Art Attack

This year our art attack was based around water. We found all the words for water in the children's first language and made a big wall display in our school hall.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Rosie's Walk

This week we read the book called 'Rosie's Walk'. It has a lot of prepostions in it. Then we watched a video on teacher tube. It was a funny video about Rosie and the fox. 
Then we played a Bingo game that used all the prepositions from Rosie's Walk. It was from Sparklebox

Friday, March 13, 2015


Dino the dinosaur came to school with his beautiful pink bucket to tell us all about prepositions. He is a great teacher.
Dino is on the bucket.
Dino is in front of the bucket.
Dino is behind the bucket.
Dino is next to the bucket.
Dino is in the bucket.

      Where is Dino?