We are a class of Year 3 & 4 children at Vardon School in Hamilton, NZ. The purpose of this blog is to share what we are learning with others. Click into our individual blogs to see samples of our learning and our reflections. WE LOVE LEARNING!!! We also love commenting, so please leave us a comment!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Marshmallow Challenge

Our  Marshmallow challenge
 Our task...
1.                  Create a free standing tower out of tooth picks and mini marshmallows

2.          Tower must be able to stand on its own

3.          You have 20 minutes

What was challenging?
making a strong base so it didn’t collapse
the time limit
setting it up or starting to build the tower
keeping it upright/balanced/stable

What went well?
working co operatively
we had fun
making it in time
finishing it

Monday, July 28, 2014

The green award

In week two, on Monday, we won the green award. We got this because we had the most children wrap free in our class. 
By Masyn 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrating Matariki

Today our Middle Team celebrated Matariki.
Matariki is the Maori New Year celebration.

On Thursday we peeled our vegetables. On Friday morning the hangi was cooked and we had our kai for lunch on Friday.
We had a hangi, weaved flax flowers and created a 'Matatriki Stars' piece of art work.

Here are some photos of our celebration...

  Do you celebrate Matariki? If so, how do you celebrate? 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fifa World Cup and Room 7

In our classroom we have been making connections with the skills and attitudes that the Fifa World Cup soccer players have, and need to have, to ourselves. 

 Here are the similarities:

We BOTH.....

  • show resilience (not giving up) when things get hard (our learning and their soccer games)
  • team work 
  • helping others
  • learning from mistakes
  • learning new skills and practicing our learnt skills
  • making new friends and maintaining positive relationships 
Can you add anything else to our list? We would love your comments. 

Room7 wrap free Wednesday

Today we had 12 children wrap free. That is 50 percent of our class wrap free!