Reading Strategies

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Discovery time

On Friday the discovery time focus was art. Alex from Room one took these photos. Thanks Alex!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Star of the week - 23/5/14

Room Sevens week three star is Caridy for fantastic describing words in her writing. 

Tuesday, 20 May 2014


The students were very engaged during our inquiry today. They have been working collaboratively to brainstorm various items we can get from home to use for our inquiry unit, on repurposing.

We used an online programme called padlet. This allows us to all type on one page at the same time.

Sunday, 18 May 2014


Highlights from Electives on Friday 16th May 2014.  You can read about highlights from 'Auroa All Stars' on Emilys blog here or Georgias writing about cake icing here.
Please leave them a comment.

Electives 16/5/2014 on PhotoPeach

Auckland Professional Development

All staff members found the trip to Auckland very beneficial. We have all returned with several ideas that we are rearing to put to practice. The schools we viewed were outstanding and the children were very engaged in the various uses of ITC. Keep a look out as we increase the use of ITC in star seven to enhance our learning. 
Below is a picture of a five year old student using an app called 'explain everything' to write the characters names. 

Friday, 16 May 2014

Graduation Day

I had a fantastic day at graduation. However, I missed not seeing my lovely class for nearly another whole week! I am very pleased to be back in the classroom.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Star of the week - 9/5/14

Room sevens week one star is Sacha for fantastic counting on in mathematics. 


Every Friday the junior school students at Auroa Primary School are able to take part in discovery time which is a series of activities that they are able to choose related to a theme.  The students are assisted by the teachers from Rooms 8, 7 and 6 as well as Teacher Aides and senior students from Room One.  Last Fridays theme was Mothers Day, and students were preparing creations and gifts for their Mothers.    You can read about these also on Izzys blog here.