Sunday, 20 September 2015

Ancient Civilisations

    There are many animals that live in or around the fresh water of the Nile River. Most of them are reptiles. The most common reptile is the Nile Crocodile. The Nile Crocodile is the largest crocodile in Africa, and also one of the largest in the world. 
Rm15 Ancient Civilisations Display

Egyptian Pyramids

Ancient Greece

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Work. Work. Work

Creative Writing 

Younger student looking at others working on multiples while she's making a long list of nouns.
The Moveable Alphabet helps support reading and writing.
Creative Writing
Reading, Reading, Reading.
Music with the Montessori Bells.
Language work - suffixes.
Every Wednesday morning the older students run Class Meeting. This is a time for the students to review the class rules, discuss what's working well and focus on what we all need to work on.  It's also a time for students who have completed Homework Challenges to share with everyone.
When we celebrate birthdays the birthday child gets to walk the earth around the sun to symbolise how many times the earth has been around the sun since their last birthday. 
Creative Writing

Fundamental Needs of Humans.  These students decided to make their own chart for follow up work.
Creative Writing using the ipads.
Timeline of Life.
Completing Table A and B as part of the multiples lesson, reinforcing learning of the times tables.

Wow now that's a long list of nouns!
Ancient Egyptian inspired art work.

Sharing of work 

Room 15 Week 4 Term 3

Timeline of Human Beings.
Collaborative work looking at the fundamental needs of humans.

Rata and Nikau students are using Work Journals to record the work they do.  It's like keeping a diary and reinforces a valuable life skill - organisation.
The Animal Kingdom is of huge interest to this age child.  

Rm 15 has 'Whanau' groups.  Students can ask anyone for help but this gives the younger students, in particular, empowerment to be independent and work out who they can go to when they can't solve a problem by themself.
Friday's we share our finished work with the class.
Having the opportunity to present finished work teaches students valuable oral presentation skills, allows others to see what students have been working on.  It's also a wonderful chance for students listening to practice Grace and Courtesy.  Student's enjoy giving feedback and providing constructive criticism.

A group of students working on their own timeline (of animals).