Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dance with Ms Donald
Students were exploring the elements of dance, leaping, bursting, stretching by showing the process of a volcano erupting.  Students collaborated in groups to come up with a sequence of movements.

The Bunny Hop chain dance to conclude!  Heaps of learning and fun!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Self Portrait Art

Room 1 have started their self-portraits and are learning about symmetry, measurement, and the difference between drawing and sketching. Here we are in action...

Come into Room 1 and see them, we would love to talk to you about how they were created :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Room 1's Expectations of Mr Arnold

Room 1 have spent some time thinking about both what they expect of their teacher and also what they would like their teacher to be like.

Here is Room 1's list...

Helping us in our time of need.
Doing science experiments
Reward us
Take us out to play games
Help us to learn lots of things
Challenging and pushing us to our limits!
Encourage us in our learning.
Be kind to us.
Use good manners towards us.
Be respectful towards us.
Encourage us to be creative.
A BIG smile!
Help us to be the best we can be.
Be fair with us.
Be nice and like the things we do.
Say good morning to us.
WOW us with cool things we haven't seen or done before.
Does art activities with us.
Is able to organise fun activities with us.

Welcome to a new year in Room 1!

Dear children, parents, caregivers, and whanau,

Firstly, welcome to a new year in Room 1. My name is James Arnold and I'm the teacher in your child's class. I've been teaching for 5 years now (all at West End School). Over the summer holidays, my son was born! His name is Jude and he wasn't very big at all when he was born... only 6 pounds 3 ounces. Even though he doesn't weigh much, he is quite tall and he has BIG feet. Here is a photo of Jude...

What were your holiday highlights?

I can't wait to meet all of you this morning!

Mr Arnold