Saturday, 17 February 2007

Blend Activity - bl

Today we celebrated the learning we have been doing about the blend "bl" this week by doing a blend activity. We will be doing a great, fun making activity related to our blend of the week each Friday.

We revised the sounds that "b" and "l" make and how they sound when they are all run in together to make "bl". We also started a special book called "Our Blends Book" where we will record all of our learning each week.

These were the "bl" words that we thought of...
  • block
  • blowfly
  • Blenheim
  • blossom
  • blanket
  • blunt
  • blackberry
  • blow
  • blue
  • black
  • blood
  • blob
  • blank
  • and the list goes on....
Today we made a "BLOCK", we had to follow some directions, colour, carefully cut, glue tabs and assemble our blocks. Here are some photos!

Saturday, 10 February 2007


We have started swimming each day. Room Nine goes swimming near the middle of the day, which works out well because by then we are just starting to get really hot!

At the moment we are being put into groups so that Rachel and Jane can best teach us new fabulous swimming skills!

Thursday, 8 February 2007

First Day at School for 2007!

Welcome to Room Nine!

I hope you all had fabulous holidays and found the time to relax and enjoy yourself! It was great to meet many of you this morning and a big thank you for having children's stationery ready to go too!

We are in for a fabulous year full of fun, laughter and LOTS of learning! We hope that you will enjoy sharing in our discoveries on this class blog which we will update regularly. During Term One I will be teaching Room Nine how to do simple posts and add their thoughts to this site. After that.... maybe they'll master some posts themselves!

A blog is short for "web log" and is like an online diary that is archived and displayed chronologically. Feel free to give this website out to family and friends (especially those overseas!). It is a great way for you and them to feel involved in your child's learning and education. You can also "Subscribe" to our blog by entering your email address into the subscription box to the right - this way you will receive an email informing you of when our blog is updated!

You may be interested to have a sneak peek at the class blog created last year with my year 2/3 students at Mapua School, we have recieved national and some international acclaim for our fabulous efforts! Having a sneak peek will let you know what our blog will end up looking like over time as we add more posts.

I hope to see most of you at our Kahihatea Syndicate "Meet the Teacher Night" next Tuesday. Until then... make sure if you're around school you come in and introduce yourself to me!!

Kind regards,
Rachel Boyd