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Saturday, 10 December 2016

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2016 Reflection Starters

Choose 8 of the following reflection questions to start your discussion/slide/blog post:

  1. What is something we did this year that you think you will remember for the rest of your life, why?
  2. What is something you accomplished this year that you are proud of, why?
  3. What was the nicest thing someone in our class did for you this year, why?
  4. What was the most challenging part of this year for you, why?
  5. Where is your favorite place in our classroom (or school), why?
  6. If you could have one thing differently this year, what would it be, why?
  7. What are three things you did this year to help your classmates/teacher/family and why?
  8. What are the three most important things you learned this year?
  9. What is something that was hard for you at the start of the year but is easy now, why?
  10. In what area do you feel you made your biggest improvements, why?
  11. What is your favorite part of the day in our class, why?
  12. What is something you taught your teacher or classmates this year?
  13. Of the books you read this year, which was your favourite, why?
  14. What was the best piece of writing that you did this year? Why do you think it is your best?
  15. Create a maths problem to show a new strategy that you have mastered.
  16. What person at our school has made the biggest impact in your life this year? Why?
  17. What is something the teacher could have done to make this year better?
  18. What are 10 adjectives that best describe this school year?
  19. Knowing what you know now, if you could write a letter to yourself that would travel back in time so that you would receive it at the start of the school year, what advice would you give your younger self?
  20. What advice would you give students who will be in this class next year?
  21. Create a new* set of Emojis to show your feelings about your year. Write a paragraph about each one describing what the Emoji means. Use Sumopaint, Google Draw, Web Paint, Paint, Sketch.
*This means created, not cut and pasted. Thanks.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Mr McAulay's Guide For Surviving Guy Fawkes and Firework Season

Kia ora,

Fireworks are here! Make sure that you are fire-wise and keep your pets safe. If you are sick of the same old sparklers and Roman candles you should head to an organised event. This way you get to see amazing fireworks and your pets can stay safe at home. If you go to an organised event you don't even have to clean up!

If you do feel the need to set of a few 'fizzers' make sure that you keep pets safe, don't be a nuisance, clean up after yourself (including sparkler sticks) and be fire-wise.

Stay safe,

Mr McAulay

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Book Character Day


 Paroa School staff dressed to impress, on book character day. Can you guess who we are dressed up as?




Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Hand Stencil Art


Sometimes the things you throw away after the artwork is created can have their own artistic merit. We were working on stencil art using hands today. When this hand was removed from the painting it was almost more impressive than the artwork.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Rewindable Learning

Kia ora,

Welcome to Term 3. To get to any of the tutorials or videos that Andrew and I have recorded, they are easily accessible on our sites. Or you can click here on this link:

 REWINDABLE LEARNING

I hope you find something helpful...


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Kumara Plant is Named


Stay tuned for more pictures and information about our class kumara plant. After voting was finished the winning name was Usain Bolt. I guess this might help it grow faster?

Sunday, 3 July 2016

END OF TERM REFLECTION

We are nearly half way through the year and we have accomplished so much. It is a good time to think about positive memories, challenges, triumphs and use these as fuel to dive into term 3.

Choose 6 of the following reflection questions to start your discussion/journal/blog post. 

  1. What is something we did this term that you think you will remember for the rest of your life?
  2. What is something you accomplished this term that you are proud of?
  3. What was the nicest thing someone in our class did for you this term?
  4. What was the most challenging part of this term for you?
  5. Where is your favorite place in our classroom (or school)? Why?
  6. If you could change one thing that happened this term, what would it be?
  7. What are three things you did this term to help your classmates and why?
  8. What are the three most important things you learned this term?
  9. What is something that was hard for you at the start of the term but is easy now?
  10. In what area do you feel you made your biggest improvements?
  11. What is your favorite part of the day in our class? Why?
  12. What is something you taught your teacher or classmates this term?
  13. Of the books you read this term, which was your favourite? Why?
  14. What was the best piece of writing that you did this term? Why do you think it is your best?
  15. What person at our school has made the biggest impact in your life this term? Why?
  16. What is something the teacher could have done to make this term better?
  17. What are six adjectives that best describe this school term?
  18. Knowing what you know now, if you could write a letter to yourself that would travel back in time so that you would receive it at the start of the school year, what advice would you give your younger self?
  19. When you consider the rest of your life, what percentage of what you learned so far this year, do you think will be useful to you?
  20. What advice would you give students who will be in this class next year?


Monday, 20 June 2016

Arabic Volute

Have you ever found one of these shells on the beach and wondered what it was? 

Well, wonder no longer. 

It is an Arabic Volute. The Otago Museum posts an 'object of the day' and today it was this wonderful shell that I used to find on beaches in Manawatu.

KAYAKING FOR KIDS!

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Wild Weather

Hello,

What a wild day we had today! It was great to see the different reactions students had to the lighting, hail and thunder. I saw fear in some, excitement in others and from just a few - I saw business as usual. It was great to collaborate with Room 8 today on our weather strike inquiries. Check out the student blogs for new learning about weather, forecasting, weather maps, lightning, hail and other extreme weather events.  

Cheers,

Mr McAulay

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

West Coast Swimming Sports 2016

Yesterday 14 swimmers from Paroa School competed in the West Coast Swimming Sports.

It was excellent to see swimmers from as far away as Whataroa competing with other competitors from Buller, Grey, Midland Line, Westland and South Westland.

Thank you very much to all those people that volunteered their time to help us make the event a huge success.

Canterbury here we come!

Friday, 26 February 2016

HIGH FIVE RECORD ATTEMPT

Here are a few links to video and radio interviews regarding our recent attempt at the world record.

RADIO NZ

NEWS HUB

If you look carefully you will see my hand in the video giving high fives to Isaac and Dan.






Wednesday, 17 February 2016

BEFORE AND AFTER

For more amazing collage images, check out the Art slide from yesterday.

Monday, 25 January 2016

WELCOME TO ROOM 7 2016

Kia Ora, Welcome back everybody from your long break. I hope you all had an enjoyable time and had plenty of adventures we can discuss, when we catch up next week. I will update the student Blog list to the current 2016 student list, as we create the new blogs over the next few weeks. We need any unwanted magazines and newspapers for an art task that we will be working on over the next few weeks. If you have any spare please bring them into class next week. Thanks, Mr McAulay