Friday, February 15, 2019

Dylan's Principal Certificate

A proud moment seeing Dylan get his principal certificate in the PC room on Friday.
Room Kauri are very proud of you Dylan. Great learning and attitude towards school. Keep up the great learning.


Connie's Monarch Butterfly

Last week Connie rescued a Monarch Butterfly chrysalis from the wheel of her bike. She brought it into class and we popped it in a safe container with a soft bed to protect it. We waited very patiently to see if the Monarch was going to survive. On Thursday we took a look and found the Monarch Butterfly dangling from the edge of the container. It was an exciting few hours watching the Monarch dry out it's wings. Connie carefully took the Monarch out to a swan plant to explore.

Room Kauri are looking forward to learning more about Monarch butterflies next week and writing some descriptive writing. Watch this space...










Reading Workshop Activities

This week Room Kauri have been learning how to use their own reading workshop timetables. They have to look at their timetables and see what independent activity they need to complete in the time available. This week we have been focusing on book standards, completing our first handwriting card and finding words on our word search.

Here is Isla and Mason working on their word search.



Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Active Listening to Understand!

Today in Room Kauri we learnt how to actively listen to understand. 

Here are some of the body clues to active listening:
1. Look at the person talking by having your body facing them
2. Turn on your ears 
3. Keep your hands and feet to yourself 
4. Calm your body using mindfulness techniques, e.g. jellyfish breathing 
5. Be present  - That means live in the moment and think about what's happening now, not what's happening later
6. Let the person who is sharing/talking sparkle 
7. Listen to understand by asking question to find out more information
Room Kauri used puppets to role play how to be great active listeners to understand. They had three roles per group. The teacher and two students. They had to come up with a skit to show how to actively listen to understand. 









Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Blank Basic Facts Sheets for Home Use 2019

Here are some blank basic facts templates to use at home in preparation for your child's basic facts test. 

Basic Facts Sheets 2019

Just choose the right stage and practice as many times as your child would like. This is just one form of basic facts revision. There are many basic facts games and websites that you could use as an alternative:

Here are some websites to assist with Basic Facts at home:

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery is a page that you can go to and see Room Kauri busy learning at Oakura School.
Enjoy 

Basic Facts Stages and Examples for Parents 2019

Stages & Examples for Parents: Basic Facts


Addition and Subtraction Basic Facts
Order To Learn
Basic Facts Stages
Example of what to practise at home in each basic facts stage:
Please create your own examples that are similar to the stage your child is learning

Stage 2-3
Counting From One
1
Addition to 5
0+5 =   4 +1 = 2+ ❑ = 5   3 + 2 = ❑ + 5 =
2
Subtraction to 5
4 - 2=   5 - 4 = 4 - ❑ =    ❑ - 1 = 4 5 - ❑ = 2
3
Grouping with 5
5 + 2 =    5 + 4 = 4 + ❑ = 9    ❑ + 5 = 8
4
Grouping within 10
6 + ❑ =10   ❑ + 3 =10 10 - 8 =   10-9 =
5
Doubles to 10
4 + 4=   3 + 3= Half of 10=    Half of 4 =

Stage 4
Advanced Counting
6
Teen Numbers
10 + 3 =    10 + ❑ =17 18-10 =    12 - ❑ = 2
7
Groupings within 20
12 + ❑ = 20   ❑ + 3 = 20 20 - 16 =   20 - 9 =
8
Addition to 10
6 + 3 =   4 + 5 = 2 + ❑ = 6   7 + ❑ = 9
9
Subtraction from 10
9 -2 =   8 - 6 + 7 - ❑ = 3   6 - ❑ = 2
10
Doubles to 20 and corresponding halves
6 + 6 =   8+ 8 = Half of 18 =    Half of 14 =

Stage 5
Early Additive
11
Addition to 20
9 + 8 =   12 + 6 = 7 + 6 =   8 + 4 =
7 + ❑ = 12   8 + ❑ = 15 ❑ + 9 = 17   ❑ + 9 = 13

Stage 6
Advanced Additive
12
Subtraction from 20
13 - 6 =   16 - 9 = 17 - 9=   15 - 8 =
14 - ❑ = 8   17 - ❑ = 3 19 - ❑ = 8   15 - 8 =
❑ - 8 = 7   ❑ - 3 = 9 ❑ - 8 = 3   12 - 4 =
Multiplication & Division Basic Facts

Stage 5
Early Additive
13
Multiplication x2
4 x 2 =   2 x 9 = ❑ x 2 =16   2 x ❑ = 14
14
Multiplication x 5
4 x 5 =   7 x 5 = ❑ x 5 = 30   5 x ❑ = 40
15
Multiplication x 10
4 x 10 =   6 x 10 = ❑ x 10 = 50   10 x ❑ = 90

Stage 6
Advanced Additive
16
Multiplication x 3
4 x 3 =   3 x 8 = ❑ x 3 = 21   3 x ❑ = 27
17
Multiplication x 4
6 x 4 =   8 x 4 = 4 x ❑ = 28   ❑ ❑ x 4 = 36
18
Multiplication x 6
6 x 9 =    7 x 6 = 6 x ❑ = 24   ❑ x 6 = 36
19
Multiplication x 7
7 x 3 =    7 x 9 = ❑ x 8 = 56   7 x 8 = 56
20
Multiplication x 8
8 x 3 =   8 x 9 = ❑ x 4 = 32   9 x ❑ = 72
21
Multiplication x 9
9 x 4 =   9 x 7 = 9 x ❑ =  54 ❑ x 9 = 27
22
Multiplication x 11
11 x 3 =   11 x 8 = 11 x ❑ = 66    ❑ x 7 = 77
23
Multiplication x 12
12 x 3 =   6 x 12 = 12 x ❑ = 84   ❑ x 9 = 108
24
Multiplication of squares
4 x 4 =   6 x 6 = 8 x 8 =   9 x 9 =
25
Division x 2
20 ÷ 2 =    12 ÷ 2 = ❑ 2 ÷ 4    14 ÷ ❑ = 7
26
Division x 3
15 ÷ 3 =   9 ÷ 3 = ❑ ÷ 3 = 6  ❑ ÷ 3 = 6 ❑ ÷ = 24
27
Division x 4
16 ÷ 4 =   24 ÷ 4 = ❑ ÷ 4 = 9     ❑ ÷ 4 = 7 =
28
Division x 5
45 ÷ 5 =    25 ÷ 5 = ❑  ÷ 5 = 6 20 ÷ ❑ = 5
29
Division x 6
16 ÷ 3 =   36 ÷ 6 = ❑ ÷ 12 = 2    42 ÷ ❑ 7 =
30
Division x 7
27 ÷ 7 =   42 ÷ 7 = ❑  ÷ 6 = 7 63 ÷ ❑  = 7
31
Division x 8
24 ÷ 8 =   48 ÷ 8 = ❑ ÷ 8 = 9   96 ÷ ❑ = 8
32
Division x 9
27 ÷ 9 =    63 ÷ 9 = ❑ ÷ 4 = 9   81 ÷ ❑ = 9
33
Division x 10
50 ÷ 10 =   90 ÷ 10 = ❑ ÷ 10 = 3   60 ÷ ❑ = 6
34
Division x 11
33 ÷ 11 =    66 ÷ 11 = ❑ ÷ 11 = 8  132 ÷ ❑ = 11        
35
Division x 12
36 ÷ 12 =   72 ÷ 12 = ❑  ÷ 12 = 4 84 ÷ ❑ = 7
36
Division of Squares
49 ÷ 7 =   25 ÷ 5 = 36 ÷ 6 =   64 ÷ 8 =
37
Mixed x6 x7 x8
6 x 9 =   9 x 8 = 7 x ❑ = 56   ❑ x 7 = 42

28 ÷ 7 =   56 ÷ 7 = 18 ÷ ❑ = 3   ❑ ÷ 6 = 8

64 ÷ 8 =   48 ÷ 8 = 56 ÷ ❑ = 7   ❑ ÷ 9 = 6

54 ÷ 9 =   42 ÷ 6 = 72 ÷ ❑ = 8   ❑ ÷ 8 = 4