This therm our Inquiry focus will be cultures we will be exploring the cultures in our class.
During our Roll in the morning children have the opportunity to use different greetings to great the teacher and their friends. We have been using the following to say good morning, welcome, hi:
Maori - Ata marie
Samoan - Talofa
South African - Goeie more
Tongan - Malo e lelei
Hindi - Namastey / suprabhaat
Fijian - Yadra/ Bula
Nuiean - Fakaalofa atu
Dutch - Goedemorgen
French - Bonjour
Spanish - Buenos dias
Chinese - Nee hau
We started off yesterday looking at all the different things that make the New Zealand culture so special. We looked at things unique to New Zealand....lots of things are missing, as we ran out of time..... We will keep adding to the brainstorm and see how it evolves.
We also listened to the National Anthem and the children had a great time listening to the words and singing along.
In room 4 we use technology for enriching our Phonics program. We use a program called Starfall that has already been set up on our class computers. Children learn through exploration, they take part in reading and phonics activities and we are slowly starting the maths. This program is very visual and children have a great time while learning.
Aaron - exploring the letter Ll Tayte - learning letter sounds
Amanda - exploring the letter Ii Mercedes - exploring the letter Aa
Rishaan - exploring the letter Aa
We are also in the process of using Starfall to enrich our maths learning. Juan enjoyed trying out the maths Starfall had to offer.
Feel free to use this website at home! The more practice the better.