Category: Fiona Griffin

Developing Independence at School

Developing personal independence at school is important for students. Team Poihipi implements the ‘Independent Learner Licence – Level 1’ to encourage students to get themselves ready for their day at school, share their learning with others, and be responsible for their own belongings.

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Trust Tree

The Trust Tree represents Room 16’s class agreement to create a positive learning environment. Through several class discussions, the students agreed to work together, trust each other, follow the classroom rules, and use the school’s POWER values (POWER Drops) of Pride, Opportunity, Whanau, Excellence, and Respect.

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Let It Flow

Room 15 wanted to create an activity for students to enjoy at playtime and lunchtime. The challenge was to design something fun, using water. By using the Engineering Design Process, the students could follow specific steps to ask, research, plan, create, test, and improve an activity for other students to enjoy.

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Tall, Taller, Tallest

Room 15 used a ‘real life wondering’ they had about their drink bottles to compare and order objects by height to develop an understanding of tall, taller and tallest.

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My Special Person

Writing poems about special people in their lives was Room 15’s focus for writing. They decided to start with writing about their mums, and then wrote about their dads.

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Heroes of Handwriting

Room 15 uses the Handwriting Heroes method to learn how to form letters and numbers. Read more about 'Heroes of Handwriting'...

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A Smooth Start to School

An additional feature to the SIS programme are visits to the Pre-school Centres, Early Childhood Centres and Kindergartens by our New Entrant teacher, Fiona Griffin.

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1 2 3 4 5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive

Learning numbers can be fun, especially if you like fishing. Please read Room 15’s blog about Number Fishing.

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Super Soup

One cold morning Mrs Griffin brought into class and shared a pot of homemade soup. The students in Room 15 liked Mrs Griffin’s soup so much they wanted to make their own.

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Running to Mars

There is 54 000 000 kilometres between Earth and Mars. How long do you think it would take to run there? Room 15 decided to do just that.

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