Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fitness in Room 3

In Room 3, we participate in some type of fitness every 15 minutes or so. This is to keep our bodies moving and our brains refreshed. Sometimes we play a game outside e.g.

  • Sneak up Granny
  • Rob the Nest
  • Here, there, and everywhere
  • Octopus
...and sometimes we play a game inside e.g.

  • Red elbow
  • Duck Duck Goose
  • Simon Says
  • Heads down thumbs up etc.
Our favourite fitness activity in Room 3 so far seems to be dancing. We use the Go Noodle website to help us. First you sign up and choose a monster. The children then participate in 10 dances in order to make the monster grow. Once the monster has danced 10 times and grown his muscles, he maxes out that level and the children get to choose a new monster to dance with. It is very motivating and exciting! So far, Room 3 have participated in 270 minutes of dancing this term! That is a lot of dancing!

You can sign up at home for free! Give it a try. It will give your child (and you perhaps) endless hours of fun and they don't even realise they're exercising! Keep up the great work Room 3.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Our Body Art - Come and have a look!

Baking Chocolate Cake

This morning Room 3 baked a chocolate cake. We were learning why it is important to learn how to read, and we were also learning how to follow instructions in the correct order. We had lots of fun and the cake was delicious!

Jacob pouring the cake mix into the bowl

Aaliyah very carefully cracking an egg

Te Raina adding the milk

Jackson stirring the mixture

Jackson using the electric beater - we all had a turn with the beater! Very exciting

Triston's turn



Anaru adding the mixture into the tin

Hayley spreading the icing

The final product!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Kia ora koutou everybody!

I just want to say how lovely it was to meet most of you at the Goal Setting Conferences last Thursday night! It was really nice to touch base and set some goals for your child's learning. If you would like to make another time to come and speak with me, please e-mail me at

Over the past few afternoons we have been creating some new artwork as part of our inquiry. We have been learning that not everyone looks the same but we all still have the same feelings. We talked about our different sized and coloured hands, and then made some art works around them! Please come in and have a look.

We have started making something else in Room 3 as well. Here is a sneak peak...