Thursday, February 25, 2010

Room 12's Maori Lessons

In room 12 this term, we have been focusing on Maori as our language, as well as Spanish and English. So far, we have been learning the proper pronunciation of the Maori language. We have learnt a song to help us pronounce the vowels. The song goes like this:

A ha ka ma a ha ka ma na pa ra ta wa nga wha
E he ke me e he ke me ne pe re te we nge whe
I hi ki mi I hi ki mi ni pi ri ti wi ngi whi
O ho ko mo o ho ko mo no po ro to wo ngo who
A            E            I            O            U
U hu ku mu u hu ku mu nu pu ru tu wu ngu whu

We have sung our song in assembly twice and have been given some sheets of how to pronounce the vowels and are now focusing more on the language. We have got some sheets of different greetings, for example:

Tena koe: greeting to one person
Tena korua: greeting to two people
Tena koutou: greeting to more than two people

We are still learning the Maori language and are continuing our lessons.

By Mystery

Monday, February 22, 2010

What do the six thinking hats focus on?

What do the six thinking hats focus on? Each hat has a key focus as illustrated below.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Key Competencies in Room 12

In room 12 we have been exploring the five key competencies in detail. We are now developing assessment rubrics to to help us identify at what stage we are at now, and our next learning steps. So far we've explored the following key competencies:

* Managing Self
* Thinking
* Relating to others

Take a look below at the work we have done so far.
Key Competencies Rubric
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We'll add the other two key competencies when we've completed them.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Developing thinking skills in room12

In room 12 we are learning about different thinking skills. Our teacher, Mr Madge feels it's important to be taught how to think. His motto is "Learning to think, thinking to learn". At the moment we are learning how to use Edward de Bono's six thinking hats as a framework to support our learning.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Basic Facts in room12

To help support students recall of basic facts in mathematics we participate in Mr Madge's basic facts programme each day. You can view it below:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Back to school

It was great to see the students back at school. Pupils in room 12 were eager to get back in to working hard. We have been learning about the five Key Competencies. We identified what we think they look like. Our next learning step is to identify what the key competenices look like in the classroom.