Terrific Times Tables Journey

Kia ora koutou.

At the start of 2023, I was on my 3x Tables. I have worked pretty hard this year and now I am on the ➗ 4.

In our hub we work on the times tables in this order:

x2, x5, x10, x3, x4, x6, x7, x8, x9, x11, x12. We do the same order for division.

Here is an example of some of my online work:

My goal is: to be on ➗8 by the end of the year.

Natania’s Values

Natania recently completed this Google drawing to show the thoughts that we should keep with us. These thoughts are our positive ones. We did this task when our values focus was Keep a Positive Attitude.

It would be such a great world if people all held on to their positive thoughts and not the negative ones. Do you have any good ideas for other positive thoughts we can add?


Use Kind Words and Actions

Our Values focus for this week has been Using Kind Words and Actions.  One part that we focused on has been giving people compliments.  We came up with some examples and then wrote compliments to people in our hub.  We also tried to make someone’s day by making compliment cards for other people in our school and someone at home.

Fresh Fish Stinky Fish

 Things That Help or Hinder Our Learning

For one of our beginning-of-the-year class activities, we used Fresh Fish Stinky Fish to identify and discuss the things that help and the thongs that hinder our learning.  We included things that make us feel low, impacting how we learn.  
Our focus with this task is to ensure we are aware of what we do to have the best possible opportunities at school and beyond.
These are the thoughts we recorded after a Think, Pair, Share activity.

Time To Time

One of our values is Be There and we have been looking at the importance of being on time with the places we need to be and with the things we need to do.  This is a T Chart of the implications for being punctual vs being late.

I think I need to work on being on time and not leaving things to the last minute.

Voki Time

To consolidate our learning of our current timestables and to learn a new creative tool, we used Voki to share our learning.  We also had to add in encouraging sentences to make our Voki more interesting for our audience.

Once our Voki were created, we used Screencastify to record it.

Here is Miss Waho’s example: