Clock Dribble

Clock Dribble sounds like a funny name for a sports game. Students make a large circle and the ball is passed clockwise (to the right) or anti clockwise (to the left). Read more about 'Clock Dribble'...

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Power of Words

Writers, poets and songwriters use similes to add depth and emphasise what they are trying to say to the reader or listener. Read more about 'Power of Words'...

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Te Huka Movement Madness

Room 5’s two main focus areas for the last weeks of term were floating and flying. The students conducted investigations into what kind of object floated and those that sink. Read more about 'Te Huka Movement Madness'...

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Mack’s Tasty Fruit Salad

Being a fan of this dessert, I asked him for more information about the ingredients he had used and how it was prepared. Read more about 'Mack’s Tasty Fruit Salad'...

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Bears In The Night

Fortunately, there are videos available of this book being read on line that can be used for our lesson. Read more about 'Bears In The Night'...

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Pathway to Writing

When writing occurs it provides numerous opportunities to develop student's literacy capacities including making meaning, expressing ideas in texts, fine motor skills, concepts of print, phonological awareness, phonics, and creating... Read more about 'Pathway to Writing'...

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Positive Positional Language

Positional language refers to the place where something or someone is, often in relation to other things, such as over, under, beside, or beneath. Read more about 'Positive Positional Language'...

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Where does our Water go (Final)

Real life contexts can be a great way to teach problem-solving skills. This was certainly the case for Room 5. Read more about 'Where does our Water go (Final)'...

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Tuakana Teina

The tuakana-teina relationship is an important part of traditional Māori society. An older or more expert tuakana (brother, sister or cousin) helps and guides a younger or less expert teina... Read more about 'Tuakana Teina'...

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