Monday, 14 August 2017

Maths Week is here ...

Today Room 1 worked hard to solve problems together in the Survivor Series task to crack codes and in the Daily Dollar task where questions answered correctly earned dollars. 
Every day this week there is a new code to crack and dollars to earn! 
At the end of the week a correct code will lead to some treasure and a winner with the most dollars.
Go Room 1!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Dance Festival

So proud of Leo, Kate, Abby and Emily who participated in the Dance Festival on Wednesday and Thursday nights. They were amazing, although looking a bit old.

Friday, 4 August 2017


Room 1 now have Scratch accounts through Mrs Poole's Teacher Account, a new and fantastic feature, as it lets us view and share each others work. We can 'look inside' other peoples projects to learn new skills. Leo (the expert) showed us some of the features of Scratch to get us started. Our focus was to have a 'play' and work collaboratively to gain new knowledge and skills. 
If you haven't yet heard about Scratch, click here for a link to the Parents page on their website. 

Scratch says on their website ...

Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically - essential skills for life in the 21st century. 

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Genius Hour Presentations

Last week Room 1 presented Genius Hour to Rooms 2, 6, 7 and 9a. Everyone enjoyed sharing their presentations and product. We received positive feedback from the classes that visited.

Mrs Poole was so proud of Room 1 during last week's Learning Conferences where everyone presented their Genius Hour to their family/whanau. Room 1 were articulate when talking about their learning and sharing their learning reflection. It was also awesome to hear positive feedback from parents.   

Genius Hour

Term 2's Genius Hour has been completed!

After presenting their projects, Room 1 reflected about their learning during Genius Hour.
Here are some of the comments:
  • Genius Hour taught me about teamwork
  • I had lots of challenges which made me frustrated but I showed resilience to get my work done
  • I learnt how to manage myself which is one of the key competencies
  • I learnt lots of things from the person I was working with
  • I learnt how to use a website called Vibby which I will use again
  • I can't wait to do Genius Hour again, I will do things differently next time, like something that impacts on more people
Here are Room 1's Genius Hour presentations.

How might I accessorise a go-kart so it can stop and start faster and teach others how to safely play around wheels?
Jasmine, Mikayla and Cynthia
How might we design and make three costumes that the students in Room 10 can use for their dress up box?
Bella and Abby
How might we design and make a gym costume that includes pants and a leotard with padding in the uncomfortable places and is easy to wear?
How might I design and make a go-cart from recycled materials for myself to use at home to keep me busy?

Kate and Morgan
How might we create a board game for Room 1 to play?
Kenny and Ryan J
How might we make some origami that is easy but cool for beginners?
How might I make a healthy energy drink?
How might I make a habitat for worms and insects to survive in?
Ryan H
How might I make a box for Room 1’s Caught for Being Good cards?
Tim and Finn
How might we design and make a bench for Room 1 so that people can use it for a workspace?

Adam and Heath
How might we create our own sport game that people will play and enjoy?
Abinash and Blake
How might we create a science experiment for Room 1 so that they become interested in science?
Emily and Ayla
How might we make a dance costume out of recycled materials that we can wear and perform in?
Connie and Samantha
How might we create a board game for people that like Quidditch and Harry Potter?
Declan C and Declan A
How might we make a healthy may but still taste nice?