Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Novel Studies

I am looking forward to seeing all of your group responses to this weeks topic!

Describe the setting in your book...

Comment below

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Term 2

I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable holiday. Great work to those children that were in Aladdin you all did a fantastic job.
We welcome a new student to our class this term, Charlotte Hogg, we hope she feels welcome and enjoys being part of our class.
Remember to wear your winter uniform tomorrow.

Coming up this term
  • Science focus and inquiry trips based around science
  • Novel studies
  • Option Time - sport, dance or art
  • Technology - starts week 4
  • Maths - multiplication and division, problem solving and measurement
  • Quick writes
  • P.E - students as the teachers
What is something you are looking forward to this term?

Sunday, 5 April 2015


These are some photos from the drama rotation in week 9.

Activities for the holidays

If you want to do some work over the holidays, these are some ideas:

 - Make sure you have finished your plan for your inquiry trip so you are ready to do your essay in the first week back

- Look at others blogs and comment on their learning

- Have a look at the teaching and learning site - look at the progressions and see where you need to be as a year 7: https://sites.google.com/a/stjoseph.school.nz/teaching-and-learning-at-st-joseph-s/website-builder/learning-progressions

Writing - do some writing on your documents and then in the right hand corner click the blue share button and type in mtangney@stjoseph.school.nz and then I will be able to give you some feedback. Use this document to help you get some ideas for your writing:  https://docs.google.com/a/stjoseph.school.nz/document/d/

These are some good websites to practice your comprehension and help your deeper thinking:
http://wonderopolis.org/ - when you choose a wonder it has a vocab activity and some comprehension activities on the right hand side.
http://ed.ted.com/  - when you choose a video on the right hand side it has 'think' at the side which is a range of questions about the video.
http://reading.ecb.org/index.html - create a login and then you can practice your comprehension strategies.
http://www.exquisite-minds.com/best-thinking-games-online/ - good thinking activitieshttp://stjosephsyear7.blogspot.co.nz/p/reading.html - webquests you could follow one of these and present your findings if you wanted too.

Maths - http://www.mathsisfun.com/index.htm  has everything we look at it in maths
Mathletics http://www.mathletics.co.nz/
http://stjosephsyear7.blogspot.co.nz/p/maths.html videos to watch and some games to play too