Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Homework for the next 3-weeks

Our homework is combined with your work in class.  We are developing our self-management skills further and have a homework plan and a daily planner to help us with this.  

Over the next three weeks, your homework/daily work is as follows:

  • Mathletics - complete the assigned tasks - due 8:30 on Monday
  • Xtramath - five daily session
  • ANZAC homework - one task from each row for the next 3-weeks
  • Reading - your assigned reading for your literature circles 
  • Any work you do not complete in class
The more you manage to complete in class, the less you have to complete for homework.  

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

What's going on in this picture? Term 4 Week 2

This is our second week of 'What's going on in this picture?'

Students are working in their clock-buddies to answer the following questions:

What's going on in this picture?
What do you see that makes you say that?
What more can we find?

See our discussion in the comment section below.




Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Room 24's Favourite Song

When we are learning about the mean, median, mode and range, I love this song for learning - it is easy to remember and it gets stuck in your head!  Which I love.  I always hope the past students are singing this in college during maths exams.  


Check it out here.



Thursday, 19 October 2017

What's going on in this picture?

Upon some inquiring into useful resources and activities for learning, I stumbled upon a New York Times resource to use in class and thought it would be great for Room 24.

Each week, an image that has been in the New York Times will be posted up with no caption, headline or link to further information.  From this, students are to use a Visual Thinking Strategy to help make meaning of what they see.

It is about using a Visual Thinking Strategy and answering the following questions: 

  • What’s going on in this picture?
  • What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What more can we find?
We are going to use this every week and discuss as a class then share our ideas on the NY Times and explore students ideas from around the world.  

Let's see how it goes...



Here is the link: What's going on in this picture?

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Writing - Grammar Help

I found this whilst doing some teaching research...sourced from ebookfriendly.com.  We will refer to this when editing work this term - and hopefully it will be something you continue to use in the future.


Monday, 4 September 2017

Analysing Art

We have been looking at art using the Art Thinking Routine.  Now we are going to use a structure which we will use when making a statement about our own art.

These are the images we will use for the new structure (taken from the pre-visit resources for our Te Tuhi Art Gallery trip) - they have a focus on Climate Change:


Art Piece 1

Art Piece 2

Art Piece 3

Art Piece 4

Art Piece 5



Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Homework - Maori Artwork Inquiry

This week, we are getting stuck into our second art inquiry homework for our unit. We are focussing on learning more about Maori artwork and each student inquires into different styles of Maori art and its significance and importance to New Zealand.  They then create their own piece of art in one style of Maori art.  

Room 24, remember that this is a 2-week homework task and a check-in will be on Tuesday of Week 5 with it due complete Tuesday of Week 6.

The task brief and marking sheet are in your Homework folder and also following the link below.

Maori Artwork Inquiry Homework Task

Also for homework due every Monday as usual:

  • 60 minutes on your Khan Academy mission
  • 5 XtraMath sessions (at least 5 days required)

Remember - this is your last week on Mathletics so give it a go at home if you enjoy it.