I’ll huff and I’ll gruff

Learning stories and being able to act them out is a great strategy to help developing our reading skills.
Check out this acting out and retelling of the story of the ‘Three Little Pigs’.

Letter writing

Today I recieved a letter from one of our students (Jamie) asking if I could add an app to his iPad.

Jamie uses his iPad each day to plan out his learning and to record what he learns.

Plants vs Zombies is a game that lets you have a pet and you need to learn to look after your pets by planting plants that repel the zombies.

Wikipedia explains the game like this:
In Plants vs. Zombies, players place different types of plants and fungi, each with their own unique offensive or defensive capabilities, around a house in order to stop a horde of zombies from eating the brains of the residents. The playing field is divided into a number of horizontal lanes, and with rare exceptions, a zombie will only move towards the player’s house along one lane (the main exception is if it has taken a bite out of a garlic). Most plants can only attack or defend against zombies in the lane they are planted in.

I’m looking forward to more letters from Jamie to find out how his pets are going.

Literacy Kings and Queens

Last week in our literacy group we learned ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’.

We made a castle, crowns, treasure, gifts, pies, bread and honey.

We did pretend play being kings, queens, knights and dragons.

We learned about the letter ‘s’ and what sound it makes.

By Alexa, Amber, Claire, Chris, Declan, Hayley, Jackson, Jai, Jaycob

Sing a Song of Sixpence



Sing  a song  of sixpence, 

A pocketful of rye; 

Four 4 and twenty 20 blackbirds,                       
Baked  in a pie. 

When the pie  was opened,

The birds  began to sing; 

Wasn’t that a dainty dish, 

To set before the king? 

The king  was in the counting-house, 

Counting  out his money;   

The queen  was in the parlor,

Eating bread  and honey. 

The maid  was in the garden, 

Hanging out the clothes; 

When down  came a blackbird, 

And pecked off her nose. 

*Sourced from Enchanted Learning