Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Latham's Letter of Complaint

Latham (Baby Bear) is not happy with the way Goldilocks came into his home one morning and started to make herself at home in his home. Check out Latham's letter of complaint.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mia's Letter to Goldilocks

Mia (Baby Bear) has learned her lesson by not leaving the door open while she and her family go out for their morning walk in the woods. Check of Mia's Letter to Goldilocks.

Monday, June 28, 2010

How are you going in meeting your goals? Team 3

Listen to Mia, Zeba, Tiare and Vincent reflecting on their goals that they made at the start of the year.

How are you going in meeting your goals? Team 2

Reviewing current goals and setting new goals gives our learning a real purpose. Listen to John, Latham, Loisi, Howard, MacKenzie and Jessie reflect on their goals.

How are you going in meeting your goals? Team 1

This time of the year marks the half way point for us in our learning. It is a time to review our goals we made at the start of the year and to reflect on the goals we made earlier on in the year. Next Term we will be creating another updated Comic Life on our goals. These goals maybe the same in some areas or new in other areas. Check out our Voice Threads on our Goals.

End of Term Reflection

This term has been a very busy and productive term. As it is the end of the term, I (Miss Paton) am keen to find out what you have learned? and what you found tricky this term? Have a go at answering these questions.

Vincent writes to Goldilocks

Vincent (Baby Bear) is angry about how Goldilocks ate of his porridge while he and his Mum and Dad went out for a walk in the woods. Check out his letter.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Zeba's Letter to Goldilocks

Zeba (Baby Bear) got a real surprise to see a little girl named Goldilocks in her bed. Check out her letter of complaint.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Clapping Games Compilation

Here is a video showing all of the clapping games created so far. Enjoy.

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Mia and Vincent's clapping game

Try out this counting backwards clapping game. Today Mia and Vincent counted backwards from 20.

Jessie, Zeba and Loisi Counting Backwards Game

Here's something for you to do over the holidays. Try out Jessie, Zeba and Loisi's clapping game, with a group of friends. Today they created their own clapping game counting backwards from 20. This was more of a challenge as there were three people involved. They've done well and they all kept in time.

Gozan and James' Counting Game

Gozan and James have created their own clapping game to counting backwards from 20. Try this clapping backwards game out or you might want to create your own.

Gozan's Letter to Goldilocks

Gozan (Baby Bear) feels very upset about the way Goldilocks broke into his house. Check out his letter of complaint.

Letters of Complaint

This new series of episodes focus on letters of complaint.
Scenario: The children of Room 3, are pretending to be Baby Bear from the Three Bears Story. They have written a Letter of complaint to Goldilocks for breaking into the Three Bear's home. The children (Baby Bears) are angry about the way Goldilocks ate their porridge, broke their chair and slept on their bed. Check out their letters.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Jessie retells the Three Little Pigs Story

Find out what the Three Litttle Pigs used to build their houses by listening to Jessie's recount.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Counting Backwards By Vincent and Kylie

Clapping games are great reinforcements to Maths concepts. The more creative, the better. These can be done any where, any time.
Today Vincent and Kylie created their own clapping game for counting backwards from 30. Check out their video. Have a go at trying Kylie and Vincent's clapping game or maybe you might want to create your own.

Latham's retells the Three Little Pigs

Check out Latham's retelling on this well known story.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Three Little Pigs Story: Retold By James

Find out what happens to the Wolf in James' Three Little Pigs retelling. Also check out his reflection on what he found difficult about writing this retelling at the end of the story.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chase's Retelling of the Three Little Pigs

Check out Chase's retelling of the Three Little Pigs Story.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Zeba's Three Little Pigs Retelling

Find out what happened to the Wolf, by listening to Zeba's Three Little Pigs retelling.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Three Little Pigs Story: Retold By Mia

Find out what the big bad Wolf did to the Three Little Pigs in Mia's retelling.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

He's back,

By popular demand our friend Toddy is back. He's a little big bigger and as friendlier as ever. On Thursday June 17th, Toddy came to visit Room 3. We also invited the Room 8, children to come along to see Toddy, as most of the class were in Room 3 last year and had built a great relationship with our doggy friend.

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Loisi's Three Little Pigs Retelling

Check out Loisi's retelling of this well known story.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Gozan makes groups of three and four

Today Gozan was very busy in Maths and made groups of three and groups of four. Check out the strategies he used.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Halaiano's Groups of Nine

Today in Maths Halaiano learnt groups of nine. These were his groups of nine he made using the blocks. Check out movie.

Our Literacy Cycle

This is how literacy occurs in our class.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Maths Challenge: Groups of Ten

Have a go with this last challenge with the Groups of Series. The winner of this competition, who comes up with the most strategies wins a prize.

Maths Challenge: Groups of Nine

How many Groups of Nine can you make? Challenge yourself. The higher the number the more groups you can make.

Maths Challenge: Groups of Eight

Halaiano's Three Little Pigs Retelling

The Three Little Pigs are being bullied again by the big bad Wolf. Check out Halaiano's retelling of this well known story.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Maths: MacKenzie's Groups of seven

Today in Maths MacKenzie made groups of seven with the blocks. Check out her strategies.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

John's retelling of the Three Little Pigs

Our new episodes at the moment are on the retelling of the Three Little Pigs Story. These stories took a long time to write as we had to make sure we sequenced our ideas correctly from the beginning, middle and end. Check out John's retelling.

Maths: Harry's groups of four

Today Harry made groups of four using the blocks. Check out his strategies.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

John makes groups of eight and nine

Today John challenged his thinking in Maths and made groups of eight and nine. Check out his photos and movie.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Maths: Jazamain makes groups of nine

Today Jazamain made groups of nine using the blocks. Check out her strategies.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Maths: Mia's Groups of Six

Today Mia made groups of six and groups of eight with the blocks. Check out her photographs and movie.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Maths Challenge: Groups of Seven

How many groups of seven can you make? Have a go and you could be very surprised with the amount you come up.

The 10,000 mark

Today Creative Voice reached the 10,000 mark. This means our blog has been viewed 10,000 times. This is a real milestone. We first started our blog in February 2009 and sixteen months later we have reached this number. Congratulations, to the classes of 2009 and 2010 who have made Room 3 a very special place to learn in.

Maths: Groups of Six Quiz

This Groups of Six Quiz is a little more challenging, but through learning groups of five you can use the same knowledge with coming up with as many ways in showing groups of six.

Maths: Groups of Three Quiz

How many groups of three can you make. This is probably one of the easiest numbers to make groups of, so have a go

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Maths:Groups of Four Quiz

Have a go at making groups of four. The champion will be announced at the end of the day, but can the champion be beaten?