Thursday, 25 September 2014


Yesterday the Juniors invited their Grandparents to come to school for the morning and share their work at school.

Our class decided to join them and some of our Grandparents were able to come and visit.

Here is Ezra with his Grandparents. They are his Dad's parents.
His Mum's parents are on a cruise so were unable to attend.
           Ezra enjoyed sharing his work in the classroom.
                     He was so happy to see them.  
             Then he went to the Grandparent concert with them.
             Thankyou Ezra's Grandparents for coming to visit us. 

                                        Here is Caitlin with her Granddad ( Mum's Dad)
                                Caitlin was very excited to share her art                                              with him.  She is very artistic!
                                      Thankyou for visiting us Grandad.
                    Tai's Grandparents came also and Alice's Pa.
                     They came and they stayed with the Juniors.

                          THANKYOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT                                                               GRANDPARENTS

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Election Inquiry (Day 2)

Today we continued to create our presentations to share with the class.  This is our CREATING part of our Inquiry process.


                           Each 'party'  had to remember to include a large heading to 'capture ' the
                               voters attention.
                          They also had to include reasons to convince the voters that their
                                ideas were the best.

                                 They wrote their reasons on different shapes and colours of paper.
Each Party shared their presentation.  
 This is called The COMMUNICATIONS part of our Inquiry.
                                   After each party had shared their presentation we had to do our voting
                                                                  at the voting station.
                                                 Each child could only vote once and
                                                 they could not vote for their own party.
                                                           There were 12 parties.
                                   There was a small pot for each party and they put in a
                                                   coloured bean to make their vote.
                                       Here is Austin making his vote. He is the first child to vote.
                                    Each child came into the room quietly and said their name
                                        and then they voted for their favourite party.

                                           When the last person voted, Mrs. M.R. counted
                                           how many beans there were in each pot.
                                                      The  Dog Party was the WINNER!
                                                     There were 8 beans in their voting pot.... 
                                           Then Room 15 and 16 discussed the results and we
                                                         displayed our data on a sheet.
                                            We used Tally marks to record our results.
                                                 Reflecting is the final part of our Inquiry.
                              We got into pairs and we discussed why we thought the Dog Party won?
                                                How did they convince us to vote for them?
                                           Here are some of our thoughts we shared with the class.

                                This was our winning party.... CONGRATULATIONS to the DOG PARTY!
                                         Rooms 16 and 15 learnt a lot through this Election Inquiry...
                                                       The children have very inquiring minds.
                                                             A very enjoyable 2 days !
                                                          Happy holidays and keep safe :)