Ready, Steady, Go Room 7

We have been looking at setting ourselves goals that we can reach in a minute, a day, a week and a term. To warm up to the idea we participated in a series of ‘Minute to win it” challenges. This helped us to focus on some of the skills we need in order to complete our goals; perseverance, determination and focus.

We started off with some minute challenges.  

Challenge number 1: With one hand behind your back, how many connect 4 counters can you get into the connect 4 game board. Shaun and Rikki were the fastest to complete this task in less than a minute.

Delta said, I felt pressured doing this because I knew there was only a minute to do it.

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Shaun

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Rikki

Challenge number 2: How many blocks can you join together to make the highest stack in 1 minute?

Iree and Capri were the fastest to do this. They both built a tower 27 blocks high.

Iree said, It was hard to join some of the block because they didn’t stick.

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Tara and Daisy

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Roman

Challenge number 3: The children then decided to design their own challenges for their classmates. Capri and Frankie put us all in 2 teams and each team had to complete a series of challenges in the fastest time possible. We had to hula hoop, bounce a ball, hit a shuttle, bounce on a moon hopper, stack some discs and throw a hoop onto a cone. It was lots of fun and everyone gave it a go.  

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Ciana and Ahnika

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Joe and Jacob

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Capri and Frankie

Finally, we had a series of obstacle challenges on the senior adventure playground. Rikki and Roman shared their challenge first, then Sam and Shaun, Charlotte and lastly Jacob.

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Sam

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Shaun Tara and Nathan

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Bridge

Jacob’s challenge was a bit different from the others as he used the area around the senior playground as well and there was lots of swinging and jumping off things. Iree and Jacob had a ‘challenge off’ to see who could complete Jacob’s course the fastest.

It was great to see all the children in Room 7 getting involved and having a go – pushing themselves to try things that were out of their comfort zones and not giving up if it was too hard. I loved the way the children were inspired to create their own challenges – they set themselves a goal, shared it with their classmates and became challenge teachers.

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