Sunday, April 8, 2018

Student-led Conferences

Today your child has been sent a paper copy of the timetable for student led conferences.  This is an opportunity for your child to share their learning with you. They may choose to do this in a variety of ways including, but not limited to their blog, their work books and displays around the space. I have set aside 15 minutes for each student-led conference.

As previously mentioned, this is a time for your child to share their learning with you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's learning, please book an additional time to discuss this.

Please fill in three available times and I will arrange the finalised date and get back to you as soon as possible. Please place both your name and your childs. If you wish you can do this via email with the dates and times that work for you my email is gblack@westend.school.nz or via the link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O4htr3BMjp1zXWdZpTYwwc5o5a8UcPfqKAgpGFs1Uio/edit
Thanks, Georgia Black


Assembly

Room 11 and their buddy class Room 7 have been practicing their assembly performance for a couple of weeks. Room 11 taught their buddies the dance for Waka Waka. We hope you enjoyed our performance.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Using Story Starters

In Room 11 we used a story starter to help us ignite ideas for our writing. Ms Black modelled a story on the whiteboard, which we put a lot of input into. Our ideas were creative and definitely original. We were trying to use describing words, adjectives and similes in our writing to help engage our audience. This is our class story, our individual stories will be uploaded to our blogs in the next few weeks, once we edit them.

Class story: 

Starter is found on http://success-for-boys.tki.org.nz/Teaching-learning-resources/Story-Starters/Big-vs-Bigger

.........moved next door and started ruling the neighborhood. Steve told us stories about him conquering dragons. Dragons as big as houses. There was even a story about Steve fighting clowns with diamond axes. Steve described the clowns as stupid, with fat red noses. Steve was getting all the attention, so Sean went to Steve's house and yelled "this is my neighborhood!" Sean's happy emotions began to melt he was so furious at Steve. One day Sean was walking along the street and met Captain Underpants. Captain Underpants farted on Sean and gave him super powers. He didn't like the smell of the fart but he kept the super powers. With the super powers Sean flew to Steve's house and thunder screamed "get out of my neighborhood!" while screaming Sean farted. The fart's smell caused Steve to faint. Sean went on to destroy Steve's house. Sean first sneaked into Steve's room where he placed a bomb. He lit the bomb on fire, there was flickering flames coming off it. The house went KAMBOOM!



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Welcome to 2018


Welcome back to West End School Room 11. My name is Ms Black and I will be the teacher for the year! This is an exciting opportunity for me to be joining the West End whanau and I cant wait to get to know you all.

A little bit about me....
I have recently finished my studies at Massey University, with a Double Degree in Education and Sociology and a Diploma in Primary Education. Whilst studying full time I continued my interests in Athletics, having in the past been a national representative. This involved coaching, junior development and community event organisation.  I enjoy seeing kids achieve and strive to help them endeavor completing their goals as best I can if it be academic, sporting or cultural. I live on a farm therefore at times the kids will come home telling stories of Ms Blacks lambs, calves or pigs. I hope sharing this small snippet of my life with you, allows you the ability to know me a little bit better, as I get to know your children and yourselves better throughout 2018.

Over the course of the year we will be using the class blogs as well as student blogs to keep whanau updated with student progress. You will see in the coming week students goals appearing on their page, so please have a look. Feel free to pop into the classroom before and after school to see your child's work also.

I look forward to meeting to all,

Regards,
Ms Black

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Himatangi beach

We got back onto the bus to go to Himatangi beach. When we got there we had morning tea. After that Mr Lobb said there were four activities they were tug of war, flag racing, drift wood challenge and sea creature challenge. Then we did two of those activities then we went to lunch. At lunch we had an ice block. After lunch we did the rest of the activities.  Our favourite ones were flag racing, driftwood challenge and tug of war. Then we got back on the bus and we drove back to school.





By Kaela and Zachary
The Esplanade

On Friday the 1st of December Room 10, 11,13 and 14,  went to the Esplanade. First we went to look at some native birds like Tui and blue duck. Then we went in to the hot house to look at plants, fish and find fake frogs.


from Kaela and Zachary

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Learning poems for Literacy 


Here are three poems that we've learnt over this term - the poem  have helped us with our Production item and songs.