Monday, February 18, 2019

Bowl-A-Fact Math Game

Today, Room 11 played the basic facts game 'Bowl-A-Fact.' It's like ten pin bowling because you have to knock down the pins. You roll 3 dice and have to use two or three of those numbers in equations. When your answer is one of the numbers, you get to knock the pin down.

Here are some photos of us having a go by ourselves...

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Traffic Lights Maths Game

Today, we learnt a new math game called TRAFFIC LIGHTS. It is a place value game where someone thinks of a four digit number and the rest of the group have to guess it. They have to let you know if you have the wrong number, the right number but in the wrong place, and the right number in the right place. Here are some photos of us working in smaller groups...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Maths Rotations

Today, Room 11 had our first try at rotating around the different maths choices. We played maths games on devices, tested our basic facts on the smart chutes and wheels, and played a new game called 'Bowl-a-Fact.' We had lots of fun learning together!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dice Probability

Today, Room 11 played a game called 'First Down the Mountain.' The children had to roll two dice and add the dots together then move that numbers counter down the mountain. They had to make predictions about which number would get down the mountain first then explain their reasoning.

We also simulated 100, 1000, and 10,000 games worth of data on the computer. We found out that it was more likely to be a small or large answer than middle one.

Here are some photos of us playing the game and gathering the data.

We used the KC's of THINKING and RELATING TO OTHERS during this activity.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

First Week in Room 11!!!

Wow! What a great start to the year the children have made. Here are a few photos of us learning to work together, think together, and learn together (our school values).

Monday, January 28, 2019

Welcome back!

Kia ora tatou,

Welcome back to school for 2019!

I hope you have all had a fun filled holiday and are ready to get into a busy year of learning.

I am very excited to be teaching in this classroom and team (a change for me) and can't wait to work with you all this year. In Room 11 we will be learning about mana... what it means to have mana, how you can raise and lower your own and the classes mana. I do expect your all to work hard and to the best of your ability. You will need to ask lots of questions, try new things, solve problems, make mistakes, and keep trying... we will have lots of fun along the way too.

I am looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday morning and hearing all about the wonderful and exciting things you have done and places you have explored.

Don't forget your hat and drink bottle... it's going to be HOT!!

Nga mihi,
Mr Arnold

Friday, October 19, 2018

Cycle Safe

Wow what a awesome start to Term 4 and we are finally getting to see some sun! This week we have had Phil in from Sports Manawatu teaching cycle safety. Lots of us got success from the course and now can use our hands as indicators. A special mention must be made to Arapata, at the start of the week Pata could not ride a bike, but with some one on one time with Ms Black Arapata has perserved and officially can ride a bike. The whole class were very supportive to Pata and his new venture, as to were they to those who were less confident. Moments like these call for celebration in Room 11, Ms Black is very proud of the class and their attitudes towards others.