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Friday, November 11, 2016

Maui and the Sun Animation by Jackson

WALT to animate a part of our story that we have written.

 I enjoyed making this because it was my first animation. I found it challenging to make new slide

over and over again

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Structure of a Plant

Jackson and Jemma have been learning about the structure of a plant. They have gathered information and created a DLO to explain their learning.

One Quarter- Maths DLO

Jackson has been learning about quarters, check out his video about how to work them out!

One Half - Maths DLO

Jackson is new to Paroa school and has worked hard over the last couple of weeks to settle in and learn about his digital device.

This is his first Maths DLO about Halves. Great job Jackson!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Room 5 Self Managers!

WALT make awesome learning choices in our classroom! 

Together Room 5 has come up with a SOLO chart describing the ways we can make good learning choices in our classroom.
It would be great if you could have a chat to your child about where they think they are on the SOLO chart and why they think they are working there.

Monday, October 10, 2016

'Film It' Term 3 focus

As part of our 'Film it' focus for Term 3 Room 5 made two awesome videos. They were both written edited by Room 5


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Glacier Camp Itinerary


Thursday 15 September
Friday 16th September
Have breakfast at home
7am Breakfast /Make Lunches
Morning Activities
7.45am - Briefing Meeting with Parents

8am  Leave from school

8.45am Arrive at Ross - Rest Stop (15 minutes)

10.15 Okarito Walk Pakihi Look out 30 minutes Return.
8am - 9am  Clean up and Pack bags

9am - 9.30am Drive to Gillespies Beach

9.30 - 10.15  walk to Gold Dredge and back to car park. (30 minute walk return)
Morning Tea
10.45am - 11am  Morning Tea @ Okarito
Morning tea 10.15-10.30 On the beach
Mid Morning
11.30am arrive in Franz Josef
Franz Josef Valley Walk (3hrs)
Have lunch on the walk
10.30am- 11 am  drive back to Fox
11am - 11.30am Drive over to Franz

11.45am - 12.45pm Kiwi Centre (1 hour guided tour with a Kiwi Ranger

12.45 -1.15pm Lunch On the walk
Lunch after Kiwi Centre
Arvo Activities
3pm - Arrive at Fox Glacier Accommodation
Set up camp/rules/orientation of property/upack allocate rooms, set up gear and explore
4pm Dinner Preparation/Showers
1pm - Hot Pools

2pm  Make our way back to school

3.15pm Stop in Ross for Rest Stop.

Arrive back at school at Approx 4pm
5pm- 6pm Dinner and

Evening Activities
6- 7pm Dinner Clean/ Showers

8pm Bed

8.30pm  Lights out: Sleep.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Paroa School Song

Here is a link to Mr M's Music Blog.

We all need to learn the school song so we can be ready for the video clip.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Paroa School Mini Olympics

Next Thursday is the Paroa school Mini Olympics from 12 - 2.45pm
Your child has been placed into a country to compete in.  They can dress up or wear the countries colours to school on the day!

Jayden, Rhys and Tulsi

Cameron, Eva, Cooper, Jacob

Aamaria, Liam

Max, Jemma

Carter, Reed, Abbie

Zoe, Holly, Archie, Nikau, Estella

Payton, Antonia

Reid, Brayden

Rhys' Writing Introduction

WALT: use language features like similes and onomatopoeia in our writing to add impact. 

This is the opening hook that Rhys has written, he has been working on show not tell and including language features to add impact.

I heard a footstep on the ground squash it was getting closer. I turned around then I saw a big flash like lightning. I turned one more time and I saw him,  it moved its hips back and I knew the cheater was about to pounce.

Week 3 Home Learning

Great to see two people have completed the home learning already for this week! Well done guys, your DLO's explain your goal and your learning clearly :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Glacier Camp Gear List 2016

For those of you that haven't received the the Glacier Camp Gear list, here is a copy of it.

Room 5 Glacier Camp 2016  Gear list


optional *
Clothing for the Glacier Walk (First Day of Camp)
3- 4 warm layers for your upper body - polyprops and woolen layers, preferably not cotton layers
Track Pants (no jeans)
Warm thermal socks
Completely waterproof Rain Jacket essential Puffer Jackets are not waterproof and are only suitable for dry conditions.
Walking Shoes (preferably sneakers)

General Clothing
1 x t-shirts
3 x Polypro tops
1 x Long Johns
3 x undies
2 x track pants/similar
4 x pairs socks
Swimming Togs
1 pair of good walking sneakers
1 pair of closed in shoes
X2 Sweater/warm jersey/hoodie
Waterproof jacket
Beanie/warm hat

Packed lunch (for travel on Thursday)
Drink bottle
Lunch box (we will make a packed lunch on Friday)
Towel x1 (for showers and swimming)
Sleeping bag and Pillow
X1 Tea Towel
Reading book (for at night)
Playing cards*
Personal medication *

1 ice-cream container of baking or fruit  (to be packed in with luggage) this will be given out at morning/afternoon tea, lunch and supper.

The woollen clothing and waterproof jacket are essential
The students will be walking and will need comfortable sensible clothing and footwear for this (gumboots are NOT suitable for walking).  They will also need the changes of clothes so the wet ones can be dried out.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Zoe, Estella and Jacob DLO about Area.

Room 5 have been learning about area and wanted to make a DLO that explained their learning. This is the first time they have used the IPads to create a video outside of the classroom!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Reed's Maths DLO - Groups of 4s.

Quality Blog Comments

Madeline has been into Room 5 today to talk about how to write a Quality Blog Comment. You can find the work they have completed today in their CYBER SAFETY folder - DRIVE

When posting online there are some important tips to remember:

  1. Think with your head
  2. Feel with your heart
  3. Balance - time off and online
  4. Listen to your gut, it helps our mind make good decisions. 
  5. Stand Tall and be proud of what you share online. 
Here is the link to the song we got this information from. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Eva's Reading DLO - Prior Knowledge

Reed's Reading DLO - Sequencing

Estella's Maths DLO - Multiplication Arrays

Estella's Maths DLO- Groups of 5

Jacob's Maths DLO - Division by grouping

Jacob's Maths DLO - Times table missing number

Zoe's Maths DLO - Groups of 5

Max's Maths DLO - Multiplication by repeated addition

Max's Maths DLO- Groups of 4

Cameron's Maths DLO

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fantails Sequencing Reading Activity Week 5

This week this reading group has been learning to sequence the main ideas in the story they have read. This is the first time they have used google slides to show their learning. Well done guys, awesome effort!

Home Learning DLOs

Well done to some of you who have created some awesome learning videos to show your parents and other family members how to get to our class learning site and blog!

Room 5s Maths Buddy DLOs

Room Five have had their first go at creating a Digital Learning Object (DLO) for a numeracy goal that they have been working on. Well done all of you for your hard effort today, you have all tried really hard to talk about your learning and your goals!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Toki Pounamu Cyber Safety - Blog Profiles

This morning Madeline came into our class to discuss some more of the Cyber Safety curriculum with us.

We have started to look at creating a blurb that introduces us to the online audience in a positive way.  This is in preparation for when the children get their own blogs later in the year.

  • We recapped what information we should keep private and what information we can share in public. 
  • Each child has created a slide with their blurb and a profile picture.  You can find them in your child's cyber safety folder in their drive. 
  • I have asked your child to share their profile with you.  I would recommend discussing the information that your child has written, and decide if there is anything you would like to change.
  • If you would like to comment on anything, please leave a comment in the notes below the slide.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Blog Content Posters

Room 5 found loads of uses for blogs, they each created a google drawing/poster of all the interesting ways you can use a blog. Check out our learning below!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Learning about Blogs

Room 5 have been exploring blogs to help them understand what they can be used for.  They had to create a DLO (Digital Learning Object) to explain what they had learnt and how they made their poster.  Room 5 have just learnt to use screen castify and used it to record their learning
Here are some of our learning videos below.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Learning Video - Round off to the nearest 10

Descriptive Writing - Tulsi

Descriptive Writing - Carter

Week 4 Home Learning

Kia ora,

It has been great seeing the students working on their Blog Content Poster over the last few days for Home Learning. Understanding what they can find on blogs and what blogs are used for is a valuable exercise and will prepare them for when they get their own blog later in the year.

This term I have introduced the Maths Buddy Action plan. You can find your child's action plan in their  Maths folder in their Drive.  It would be great if you could have a chat to your child about this and encourage them to complete at least 1 - 2 tasks at home over the week.  Once they have completed their task they can sign it off.

We have also started a Speeds Skills challenge, every morning the class complete 3 speed skills tests, where they get to challenge themselves and others in the class to be BTB.  This can be found as a link at the bottom of the Maths Buddy Site.  I suggest your child completes one of these tests each night from either Level 1 or Level 2 so they can get better at their basic facts.   I am keeping a record of each child's progress daily to monitor their improvement.  We are looking for over 20 facts answered correctly in the 60 second timed test.

We encourage every child to be reading every night.  If your child has Reading Eggs it would be beneficial for them to sit down at least once a week at home to complete a level. This reading programme gives the children an opportunity to have fun while practicing their reading strategies from class.

Remember to check out our Class Blog which we are using as a platform for sharing the students work until they get their own blog.


Remember to check out the Room 5 classroom site to check out what is happening in our class and what your child is learning.

Have a great week, if you have any questions please feel free to pop in.

Miss C

Prior Knowledge Reading Activity - Jacob

Prior Knowledge Reading Activity - Tulsi

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Public and Private Information - Archie

Interesting Vocabulary - Jemma

Cyber Smart Footprints

Hello all, We have a great start to the term learning how to be cyber smart users. The Toki Pounamu facilitator; Madeline, will be visiting our classroom weekly to help prepare us for blogging and to be cyber smart when using our chrome books. We have had a number of conversations about what information is appropriate to share online and you can view the DOC that your child has made in their cyber smart folder regarding public and private information. We have also started looking at blogs and what content we can find on a blog. For example learning goals, videos, web links, and online traffic. I would suggest having a chat to your child about what they are learning in regards to the cyber smart curriculum and if you have any questions please come and see me. Miss C