Category: Leanne Jackson

Participating & Contributing Creates Stars

Room 11 knew there was a taniwha, Horo-matangi, in the lake. We also knew the waiata 'One Day a Taniwha' so we decided to create a dance item around it. Read more about 'Participating & Contributing Creates Stars'...

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Flower Art

The change of season from Winter to Spring was our inspiration. The concept was simple. Flowers - using colour, layers, and shapes. Read more about 'Flower Art'...

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Fair Sharing

To do this we had to learn some key mathematical ideas including vocabulary, symbols, words, and what the numbers represent in a fraction symbol. Read more about 'Fair Sharing'...

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Freezing

In this story, Dylan had been helping his dad collect firewood and was feeling very cold. Dylan and his Dad came up with different ways to help Dylan get warm. Read more about 'Freezing'...

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Catching Snowflakes

Warm jerseys, gloves, scarves and beanies were part of our daily wardrobe. We could see snow on the mountains behind Lake Taupō-nui-a Tia. Read more about 'Catching Snowflakes'...

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100 Days at School

We marked the days by collecting large ice block sticks. When we had collected ten of them we put them in a bundle. Read more about '100 Days at School'...

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Playground Designers in the Making

The children brought their personal experiences of playing on playgrounds to this activity as well as using the internet and books to research the topic and get inspiration. Read more about 'Playground Designers in the Making'...

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Poihipi Makeover- Nature World

The area outside Room 10 and 11 was in need of a makeover. The children in the Poihipi Team took up the challenge to create a child-friendly learning space in... Read more about 'Poihipi Makeover- Nature World'...

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Beautiful Ngahura Leaves

The effects of time passing are part of our daily lives. Room 11 observed the passing of time when the seasons changed from Summer/Raumati to Autumn/Ngahuru. Read more about 'Beautiful Ngahura Leaves'...

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Twists & Turns

In the book, Sam is disappointed when all of the clown's balloons are given to other children. Then the clown makes her a special balloon dog and gives it to her. Read more about 'Twists & Turns'...

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