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!!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cross Country

Well done Room 7!

You were amazing in your races today for cross country.
From Mrs Natusch

What did you enjoy the most?
What did you find challenging? 

Friday's temperature

This is a bar graph of today's temperature in Hamilton.

At 2pm we were on the field for cross country, By looking at our graph what temperature do you think it was at 2pm?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wrap free Wednesday

Today is wrap free Wednesday, we have 22 children in our class, we had 20 wraps and 12 children wrap free.
Made by Adelei

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How are you feeling?

We are learning how to ask others how they are feeling in maori. Listen to how we are feeling today.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Math Challenges

Yesterday, while Kapa Haka was on, we tried the Math Challenges on The Kidsedchatnz blog and tweeted about them.

Here is Thomas completing the counters challenge.

Here is Kaspar completing the counter challenge. 

Our tweets....

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Collaborative Writing

Today we worked collaboratively with a small group of children in our class on a shared story using google docs.

Here we are busy typing away in a different colour to our buddies so we know what each person wrote. The story prompt was... "There's a monster under my bed!"

We will share our stories when they are finished!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Songs for Maths Week

Here are our Songs for Maths week!

Monday's song

Tuesday's song

Wednesday's song

Thursday's song

Friday's song

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Maths Week: Tuesday

Today we completed the challenge of the day in groups on our computers/devices.

Here we are trying to "Crack the Codes"....

Our Number of the day was 320. Hannah was chosen as the winner because she used place value strategies.... 300 + 20 = 320.

Our fraction of the day was 3/4. We had a lot of pictures, diagrams and equations that represented 3/4. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Maths Week

Today is the beginning of maths week!

We all went on the maths week website to play the fun games and challenges.

Here are some photos of us....

Our number of the day was 102. The winner today was..... Naroa because she wrote 100+1+1=102 and 50+50+2=102. Can you write us a comment about a way that you know that makes 102? 

The fraction of the day was 1/5. We had lot's of good ways to show or make 1/5. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

30 Circles Challenge

Today we had a 30 Circles Challenge.

We had 15 minutes to turn 30 circles into recognisable objects.

Here is our video.... made by Tegan.

What we found easy and enjoyed:

  • some of us finished early
  • drawing the objects in time
  • figuring out and thinking what to draw inside the circles
  • thinking of good ideas
  • thinking deeply about what to draw
What we found difficult:
  • It was difficult to think of something to draw (Masyn)
  • To fill in all 30 circles in time (Anusheel)
  • Having 30 circles to fill in (Ashley)
  • Getting stuck and you can't think of any more ideas (Thomas)