Students had a great time investigating how Viaduct Basin and Wynward Quarter areas have been developed. They had to complete activities on this trip. For almost 90% of the students it was their first trip. They were excited with the number of activities happening in the area. Students were fascinated with the business scope in the area and how entrepreneurs earned a living.
Students from Te Urunga R9 trying our the props used by Myth Makers group to showcase the play Ram and Sita. The message of Darkness vs Light was well understood by the students. The whole school enjoyed the show. We need more shows like this at school. Next year our students will perform a play on Diwali or Ram Navmi.
This term we are investigating how businesses are formed and run profitably. Enterprise Studies will be covered this term. Students need to understand vocabulary/phrases that will be often used in this unit. Here are some of them:-
pushing and believing in your ideas
shared set of objects
ego and self belief
Is my idea realistic?
goals and ambitions
gain an advantage
demand and supply
needs and wants
profit and loss
Contributing school students had a brilliant taste of what it would be like when they enroll at KIS next year. They enjoyed the activities and were able to connect with their school mates who are already here in Y7 or Y8. Students loved Kahoots Quiz, Performing Arts, ICT tasks, Cooking, Art and Hard Materials activities. They participated in organised games during interval and lunch. We are confident that a lot of Y6 students will join KIS.
Team Kotahitanga students visited Cascade Kauri today as part of their inquiry learning. It was a brilliant trip. Matua Riki and Jason showed students how Maori used the forest for various reasons. We examined a number of native trees and what they are used for. Matua Riki generated fire the way it was done long ago. Students were really amazed with this. They were also surprised to see massive Kauri and Totara trees. We had a long distance walk to explore the forest.
This week we have been studying about relationships in a family. Learning Mandarin is fun. This will help us to understand Chinese customs, traditions and language.
Mixed word problems
- There are 305 children at St Luke’s School. 167 of them are girls. How many are boys?
- Charlie saves $3.20 in December and $1.95 in January. How much money does he have in total?
- There are 9 shelves of cereals in the supermarket. Each shelf has 120 packets of cereal on it. How many packs of cereal is this altogether?
- Jade’s mum buys a pack of 6 kiwi fruit. They cost 90cents. How much does each kiwi fruit cost?
- A machine makes nails. Between 9am and 10am it makes 1230 nails. Between 10am and 11am it makes 1267 nails. What is the total number of nails it makes between 9am and 11am?
- Mr Daw gives each child in his class 18 stickers during January. If there are 30 children in Mr Daw’s class, how many stickers has Mr Daw given out?
- Katie spends $3.65 on some magazines. If she had $8 to start with, how much does she have left?
- Mrs Sherwood puts sweets into bags before the disco. If she puts 12 sweets into each bag, how many bags will be needed to take 180 sweets?
- Mr Daw shows limited willpower and eats 17 biscuits every day in January. (Mrs Mole eats the rest.) How many biscuits will Mr Daw have eaten by the end of January?
- Being healthy, Mrs Wollington buys a 2-litre bottle of olive oil. She uses 567ml. How much does she have left in the bottle?
Mixed word problems
- A theatre holds 1060 people. If 389 seats remain unsold on one evening, how many seats have been sold?
- The school spends $186.20 on fresh fruit during January. In February, it spends $188.89. How much has been spent on fruit in total during these two months?
- A car salesroom sells 12 cars for $9,800 each. How much money have they taken altogether?
- Jade’s mum buys a pack of 6 kiwi fruit. They cost $1.32. How much does each kiwi fruit cost?
- What is the product of 19 and 3.6?
- Mr Daw gives each child in his class 18 stickers during January. If there are 29 children in Mr Daw’s class, how many stickers has Mr Daw given out?
- Katie spends $1.29 on a magazine and $8.95 on a CD. If she had $12.50 to start with, how much does she have left?
- Mrs Sherwood puts sweets into bags before the disco. If she puts 14 sweets into each bag, how many bags will be needed to take 196 sweets?
- Mr Daw shows limited willpower and eats 17 biscuits every day in 2009. (Mrs Mole eats the rest.) How many biscuits will Mr Daw have eaten by the end of the year?
- Being healthy, Mrs Wollington buys a 2-litre bottle of olive oil. She uses 567ml in one week, then 533 the next week. How much does she have left in the bottle by the end of the second week?
Mixed word problems
- A theatre sells 467 tickets for a matinee performance. A school group then books a further 118 tickets. If the theatre holds 1060 people, how many places are left unsold?
- The school buys 820 new books, which are put onto new bookshelves. If there are 34 books on each shelf, how many shelves must Mr Baldwin put up?
- A car salesroom has a sales target of $150,000. They sell 12 cars for $9,800 each. How many more cars do they need to sell to meet their target?
- Jade’s mum buys a pack of 8 kiwi fruit for $1.92. Individual kiwi fruit cost 30 cents each. How much cheaper is each kiwi fruit by buying in a pack?
- What is the difference between the product of 19 and 3.6, and the sum of 2.87 and 3.5?
- Mr Daw gives each child in his class 18 stickers during January. If there are 29 children in Mr Daw’s class, and Mr Daw had a pack of 1000 stickers to start with, how many stickers has Mr Daw left at the end of January?
- Katie buys two magazines for $1.29 each and spends $8.95 on a CD. If she had $12.50 to start with, how much does she have left?
- Pencils cost 72 cents for a pack of 12. In one year, the school has to buy 1440 pencils. How much do they cost altogether?
- Mr Daw shows limited willpower and eats 17 biscuits every day in 2009, except for Christmas Day when he eats 28. How many biscuits will Mr Daw have eaten by the end of the year?
- Being healthy, Mrs Wollington buys a 2.5 litre bottle of olive oil. She uses 567ml in one week, then 0.65 litres the next week. How much does she have left in the bottle by the end of the second week?
- Bailey has to solve 125 Math problems. She solved 46 problems yesterday and 53 problems today. How many problems yet to solve?
- Emily bought 42 tomatoes and out of them 27 was rotten. Find the number of good ones.
- Cooper had $126 in his savings. He has $78 after spending for a video game. Find the amount left in his savings.
- In a garden, there are twenty-two guavas, eleven pine apples and fourteen bananas. Find the total number of fruits in the garden.
- Edward Schools arranges for a camp. There are 39 girls and 43 boys in the camp. Find the total number of students in the camp.
- Andrew counted the number of visitors in his shop. There are 134 males 123 females. Find the total number of visitors in the shop.
- What is this question about?
- Type of operations might we need to use?
- What might the answer look like?
- What words are we unfamiliar with?
- Highlight / underline important words.
- What operation would be used?
- Can we draw a picture, diagram, table, or other representation to help solve the problem?
- Students individually develop a solution using a problem solving strategy of their choice.
- Show all working – Re-read the problem and check for reasonableness of their answers. (Reversibility)Summarizing
- Explain the problem solving strategy you used.
- What is the best strategy?
- Reflect on group’s participation – What worked well? What could be improved?
Kelston Intermediate really appreciates the effort Mrs Brown has put into supporting students with learning needs. She has been assisting the Samoan, Bollywood and SUPA groups at our kura. Students enjoyed the company of Colleen Brown and felt comfortable asking her something that they were struggling with. Team Kotahitanga students, whanau and teachers farewelled her in style on Friday the 4th of August. They sang her favourite songs and spoke about her contribution to our kura. Enjoy your maternity leave and all the best for the future.
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- Let your child read to you for 30 minutes every day. Ask Why, When, What, Who, Where and how type questions. Ask their opinions about the story. Let them make predictions, clarify meanings, ask questions, and write a summary.
- Our topic this term is “Environment – Maori and the Forest”. Talk to your child about pollution, native plants, plant medicine, how did early settlers store food.
Students enjoying team sports. Learning skills in volleyball and netball.
Hands on activities were great. It was a great opportunity for students to learn about Maori art, weaving and construction.
Mr White, Science Teacher at KBHS, explains our tamariki how to use a bunsen burner to heat water. Students learnt names of apparatus used in this experiment. Eight groups set their own experiments and collected data on temperature changes every minute when water is heated . It was fascinating to see how engaged our students were.
Awesome discussion and activities took place on Integrity. The topic discussed was Reliability. Most of the activities tied up with trust. Positive and negative effects of reliability was discussed and role modeled.
Students in my class are enjoying Jade Speaks Up Programme. They are beginning to realize that violence is NOT okay. We have analysed Stone Soup worksheet and talked about why it is necessary to assist one another. Moana’s story is worth reading. Students have brainstormed vocabulary dealing with Emotions and Feelings. They have learnt to understand why it is necessary to disclose issues rather than bottling up until it is too late.
Inquiry learning is huge at KIS. Inquiry is aligned with reading, writing and Maths. Our current topic for discussion is “Our precious resource, WATER, is at risk. What are we doing about it? Students are working on their assignment which is due on the 30th of June. Some of the questions they are finding the answers for are:
How does water get into your homes?
What is storm water and how is it treated?
How will water supply be affected if Auckland’s population doubles in a couple of years?
How does immigration affect water consumption?
Is Auckland ready to survive a drought?
As more houses are being built to cater for more homes, are we doing enough to cater for more water for the future?
How can we save water at home and at school?
Explain the water cycle and investigate its purpose.
Girls Soccer Team came 5th overall. This is the first time we have done so well. Julia was the player of the day.
Jade Speaks Up Workshop was great. We are looking forward to teaching our students “Why Violence is NOT okay?” Scenerios will extend our students thinking. Some videos that our students will share will bring awareness of Safety around us.
Te Urunga has made a great start into term 2. Our Inquiry Topic is “Our precious resource,WATER, is at risk. What are we doing about it?” Students have started developing high order questions around this topic. Lots of resources have been obtained from a number of sources. We will be studying the science and social science aspects of this topic. A major assignment will focus on an indepth study of cause and effect. We are going to have a great term.
Term One was full on with teaching, learning an with their academicd assessments. Multi-levelling and differentiation has worked well in class. Paired/Buddy teaching has been operational. Students have created their learning journeys and achieveable goals. All students have been explained where they are now with their academic, social, cultural and Taumata goals and where to next. Swimming was great. Students enjoyed a lot. We are looking forward to another busy term after the holidays.
A group of Travelwise Leaders will be attending a Professional development workshop at MOTAT tomorrow from 9.00am to 2.30pm.
After assessments in Week 6 we are working on Overall Teacher Judgements. Students will work on their goals for the rest of the term. One to one conferencing will be conducted with target students. We are preparing Personal Learning Plans which will be shared with whanau.
We had the most awesome time in class with our team and with our teachers. Thank you teachers for a great day.
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More than 150 whanau attended Whanau Day on Friday the 3rd of March. They were impressed with the powhiri and what our students had achieved in the first five weeks at school. Students shared their learning and parents were delighted with the progress.