Reading Strategies

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Ivanah's story about Tama the goat

Ivanah wrote a fantastic recount story about Tama the goat. She used explain everything to publish her story.
2014-07-31 19.44.28 from Kelly Davidson on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


We have been learning about the importance of listening to (or reading) a step by step instruction before taking action. As a warm up for writing instructions room 7 had to follow a series of instructions in order to draw the initial monster on the slide called B5. They all did a great job of listening to each step. Pause the slideshow and take a good look at the first picture B5. Do you think room 7's monsters look like B5?
Instructions on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Matariki Video

We are very lucky to have Mr Bloor create such fantastic videos for us. If you haven't already seen this video of our Matariki celebration it is definitely worth a look!

Monday, 28 July 2014


We have been learning how to count money. We started by learning to count ten cent coins. We used our knowledge of skip counting in tens to help us. Here are some pic collage examples of how we used connect cubes to show how many ten cent coins make $1.


Te Reo Colours

As promised the copy of our Te Reo Colours song. Sorry it is late!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Star of the Week - 25/7/14

Room Sevens Week One Star is Ben for outstanding progress in his reading. Ben has been using all his strategies to help him read unknown words. Ka Pai Ben!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Tama the Goat

We were very excited to have a visitor at Auroa School today. Sophie's parents kindly took the time to bring in Tama the goat so Room 7 and Room 8 could meet him. We all had a turn at patting Tama to see how his fur felt. We also got to watch little Tama drink some milk out of the feeder. We can't wait to write about our experience with Tama tomorrow! Thanks again Louisa and Gareth. 

Maori Language Week

Te Reo colours from Kelly Davidson on Vimeo.
This week it is Maori Language Week. We try to use Te Reo in Star Seven every day. To celebrate Maori Language week we have been learning our colours in Te Reo. Here is Star Seven singing our Te Reo colours. Sing along and I am certain you will learn them too! Keep a look out for a copy of the words which will be posted tomorrow. 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Monster Competition

Competition Details: 
- No children from Room Seven can enter this competition
- Anyone can complete this task. However, only students from Auroa School will win prizes
- You must match each plan to a monster by listing the pairs of letters and numbers like below
* 10 & H
* 15 & f
- Don't forget to write your full name and room number at the end of your post 
- If you are one of the first ten to match all the plans and monsters correctly you will win a chocolate and 100 whanau points for your group.
Good Luck! The plans and monsters are below.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

After a performance from our Kapa Haka group, Auroa school split up into our whanau groups where we carried out various cultural activities. Have a look at the whanau slideshows to see what each whanau did. 

Kizoa slideshow: HauaPiko2014 - Slideshow

Celebrating Matariki

Auroa School celebrated Matariki on our last day of term. We began the day with a fantastic performance from our Kapa Haka group. Here is our Kapa Haka group and the remainder of the school singing our School Waiata. 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Star of the week - 4/7/14

Room sevens week nine star is McKenna for having beautiful presentation in all of her work. Well done McKenna!