Friday, 3 February 2017

Week One - Done!

What a great first (half) week! We have had a great time getting to know the students over the past three days and we can already see how motivated they are to learn and be self-managers.

We have spent the past few days revisiting our Hero Values (Healthy Individuals, Enthusiastic Learners, Responsible Citizens & Open-minded Explorers), talking about what it means to be respectful and working on how to be ‘Rimu’ in our classroom (think moving around the space, voice level etc).

Our other learning has been using our classroom site to work on a choice of activities around Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The students will be sharing their completed work next week. We have found it really interesting to watch the students manage themselves and the work during this time. And the work they are producing is really impressive. And on top of that we have even managed our first individual blog post! Wahoo!!!

Mrs Taylor and Mrs Spragg forgot to take some photos of all this amazing learning but we have managed to get some individual pictures so here they are our Rimu stars!


  1. It is great to have the YMS HERO Values to live and learn by. I look forward to following Rimu's progress as you present Digital Leraning Objects throughout the year. It has been a pleasure to observe Rimu class over the last three days and see how quickly all students have settled into learning. I think 2017 is going to be a great year in Rimu!

  2. Kia ora (Hello!) Rimu! It's Katelynn F and Allie G from Grey Main School!! This is a great blog post! I like how you have added lots of detail and information, it makes it sound really interesting to read. Hope you have had a great start to the year! Your selfies look great! I like how you created it into a star! He whetu koe! (Your a star!) Did you like creating this post?? This reminds of when we done a scramble, we had to take a photo of ourselves ( To tell the truth mine didn't look that good!) then we had to add our numbers together! Poroporoaki! (Bye!)

  3. Kia Ora Rimu
    wow! What a great star that is. You guys really are stars.
    What year class are you guys in?
    It reminds of the time we were in junior explorers where we built towers out of Popsicle sticks and marshmallows.

    From Matthew and Emil

    1. Our class is a really big class called Rimu with year 5-8 that's why my class is a big one and building a tower out of popsicle sticks and marshmallows. If you want to see our towers made out of spaghetti and marshmallows go to our second class post.

      From Abby

  4. Hola,Rimu class!
    We are Hannah and Lavinia, and we are from Grey Main School's Mamaku 1.
    We like the photo star, it is very artistic! We found the hero values very interesting and think it is a good idea. We also use a site but for our syndicate not just class. You guys sound very excited about your year so far!

    I think you guys will have a great year!

    Sayōnara, from Hannah and Lavinia.

  5. Kia Ora(hi) Morgan and Riley here from Grey Main School. Great work! We really like how you put your pictures in a star. Next time try to explain some of your hero values so we know more about them. E noho ra (bye).

  6. Kia ora Rimu. I'm Stanley I'm from Mamaku Hub Grey Main School. You have a lot of children in your class. I like how you made all your children a picture and made a massive star out of all of them. Are you looking forward to do lots of learning with your class?

    kite koe i muri Stanley

  7. Kia ora Rimu. I'm Sebastian from the Mamaku Hub at Grey Main School. That star looks awesome but maybe next time can you make the shape more even. You have a lot of students in your class. Are you looking forward to a big class and lots of learning?
    kite koe (See you) Sebastian

  8. KIA ORA RIMU.I'M Dayton from Kawakawa primary school really like the pictures hope you guys have a good year. Goodbye

  9. Kia ora(hi), my name is Lavinia here from Grey Main School. I really like what you done. The photos look amazing like this. Goodbye.


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