Check out our fabulous new Awapuni shields. Room 4 were the lucky ones to be awarded the Senior Shield first and the lovely Morgan was our worthy recipient this afternoon. Morgan always has a positive attitude towards her learning and always strives to complete quality work. Well Done Morgan, I am so proud of your efforts.
Here she is pictured with her very proud brother!
I wonder who will be next weeks "Student of the Week"
We had a fantastic day in Room 4 today. We completed some very clever writing pieces with Mrs Torrie and Pat taught us all about the "HELP" survival skill during swimming. We spent time with our Buddy Reading class (Room 13) who were very well mannered and appreciative hosts. Thankyou Mrs Hart and all your wonderful Year 1 students! This afternoon we took part in a powhiri to welcome the Year 4's to the senior syndicate as well as the new teachers (myself included) An action packed day full of very special moments- Miss Beattie
Room 4 managed to hold the HELP survival skill for three minutes.
We have been working in co-operative groups to develop our social and group learning skills. Matias, Calais, Luka and Morgan are pictured working very well on their poster. They called themselves "The Piranhas"
I hope that you have all enjoyed a
relaxing summer holiday and have returned to school feeling refreshed! My name
is Anna Beattie and I am your child’s classroom teacher for the new and
exciting year ahead. Having recently joined the team at Awapuni, I look forward
to being amongst a thriving learning community and developing learning
relationships with the students of Room 4.
I have completed five years of tertiary
education, spending four at Otago University and one year studying online in my
hometown of Gisborne. Throughout this
time I have dedicated many hours instructing dance which confirmed my love for
teaching and working with children.
Cooperative learning is our focus for the
first couple of weeks. This means the students will be involved in a lot of
group work and learning how to interact with each other. It is also a great way
for myself and the students to get to know each other.
I look forward to meeting you all so
please come into Room 4 and introduce yourselves or get in touch through the
details above. I see great value in regular communication with parents/
caregivers in order to create the best learning environment for your child and
transition into a new school year.
From next week, our classroom newsletter
will be emailed to you. Please ensure we have your current email address on our
database or be in touch with any changes.