Room Two – Mrs Robinson

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Yippee!!!!

We can all come back to school on Monday!

Hooray!  I am so excited that I have been doing my happy dance all day long – Mr R keeps telling me to stop, but I am not listening to him!

I just wanted to check in and see how you are all doing?  I am here at school all week and can get any extra reading books or school work for you if you would like any?  I am pretty sure that everyone in your house has maybe had enough of home learning – and if that’s you and your bubble, then put your feet up and have a break!  Watch some of the learning Television or do outside jobs to help – we will be back into the swing of things in no time, and then you’ll feel like you never left school at all!

Last night I made a terrible discovery – some of your emails had gone into my junk mail in my school email box.  So, if you wrote to me and sent me your learning and I didn’t reply – I am incredibly sorry to you!  I have hopefully emailed all of the families involved – I would never ever want you to think I didn’t value your work – because I absolutely do!

I have our classroom all ready to go – new desk labels and everything is clean and shining awaiting your return!

We have 4 new friends joining us from Room 1 and I know you’ll be amazing friends to them.

I have included a photo of our little empty classroom – hopefully it will make you excited to be back here together.

So until Monday, be kind, stay safe, be helpful and eat your veggies!

Arohanui

Mrs R x

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Monday 4 May 2020

Hi everyone, I hope you are all happy and well.

It was a ripper of a weekend with the weather continuing to support us through this lockdown period.  I made the most of being allowed to go a little further out of the front gate and the school gate – with a trip with the family and the dogs to the beach.  That felt like I had been to the most exciting place in the world!  And it definitely blew out the cobwebs!

I thought I would check in and say hello to the class.  I have loved receiving photos and emails from the children – and I know Dave and the other teachers love looking at them on the school website.  It’s also a great way for the children to keep feeling connected to their school.  To find the photos – they sit under the drop down list ‘Learning at Home’, then drop the list down to ‘Pride at Home’.

I also wanted to let you know that while I am at school each day with the children in bubble school, I am here to help with home learning too.  So, if you would like any more learning for your child – maths sheets, language activities, colouring pages, handwriting practise etc Then please let me know and I will make some more sheets up for you to collect from school. Just let me know and I will get on to it ASAP!

I have everything crossed that fairly soon we will be back to school as usual – I hope!

Nga mihi nui

Take care everyone

Anna

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Wednesday 29 April 2020

Tuesday 28th April

Hello everyone – I hope you are all happy and well.

Due to school being back at Level 3 of the lockdown, both Miss Harrold and myself have been busy at school today preparing learning packs for home for our Junior School.  This pack replaces the daily email of activities for the children to choose from.

The pack includes reading books, maths, handwriting, colouring, literacy and some art activities.  Much like the work sent home pre-lockdown.

I am and always will be available through email throughout the entire lockdown period.  I would love to hear from the children about how their learning is going – or a chat about what they have been up to.  I am at school each day working with those children who are attending in Level 3 – but my first priority is to the children in my class.

Please blend in and mix up this learning with the Ministry work – do not try to do it all. I am hoping this will see the children through until the end of Level 3, in which case we will hopefully be able to return to ‘school as normal’.

This pack will be available for collection from the bench just inside the School Green Gate – outside Room 2, between the hours of 9-30am and 1-30pm tomorrow.  As the school is currently under very strict health and safety protocols – we cannot have the packs for pick up in the office area like last time – nor can we have them in a bundle in the letter box.  If you are unable to collect your pack, please reply and let me know.

Many thanks

Anna

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Friday 24 April 2020

Good morning everyone, welcome to day 8 of home learning.  Apologies about getting both the day and the date wrong yesterday – I blame old age!

Today we have a little bit of learning with an ANZAC theme.  Usually we would have the opportunity to learn about ANZAC Day and its meaning and relevance for New Zealanders while we are at school.  We usually also have the opportunity to attend services to commemorate the day – this year it won’t be possible, so I have included some things in here in the hope you have an opportunity to talk as a family, about the significance of this day.

Have a lovely weekend everyone – I hope you all find a little bit of time to remember the fallen for ANZAC Day tomorrow.

Arohanui

Mrs R

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Thursday 23 April 2020

Good morning everyone, welcome to day 7 of home learning.  Thank you so much for all of the emails and photos you have sent me – keep them coming!

Now that you have the packs from the Ministry of Education – please feel free to pick and choose the type of home learning that suits you and your bubble the best.

Good luck!  Remember I am here to chat with you and answer your emails – so please keep in touch.

Arohanui

Mrs R

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Wednesday 22 April 2020

Good morning everyone, welcome to day 6 of home learning.  Here are some things you might like to work on today for your home learning.  A little birdy told me that some of you had received your home learning packs from the Ministry of Education – awesome!  If you have not received yours yet, I am sure it won’t be far away.

Remember, you do not have to complete all of this, and maybe you just like doing the maths each day, or just some writing – that is perfectly fine.  Just do what you enjoy and what keeps your bubble working happily each day.

Good luck!  Remember I am here to chat with you and answer your emails – so please keep in touch.

Arohanui

Mrs R

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Tuesday 21 April 2020

Good morning everyone, welcome to day 5 of home learning.  I am really sorry about forgetting to send the attachment in yesterday’s email.  Thank you to those families who alerted me quickly so that I could fix my mistake!  Fingers crossed that everything works well today!

Good luck!  Remember I am here to chat with you and answer your emails – so please keep in touch.

Arohanui

Mrs R

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Monday 20 April 2020

Good morning everyone, welcome to day 4 of home learning. I hope you had a lovely weekend – although it doesn’t really feel like we have weekends at the moment!

Here are some things you might like to work on today for your home learning.

Good luck!  Remember I am here to chat with you and answer your emails – so please keep in touch.

Arohanui

Mrs R

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Friday 17 April 2020

Good morning everyone, welcome to day 3 of home learning. Maybe you managed to have a go at some of yesterday’s tasks – and then again, maybe you just hung out in the sunshine – which is just as, or even more important for you to do as school work!  I have loved getting your emails and photos of your home learning – thank you!

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Thursday 16 April 2020

Good morning everyone, welcome to day 2 of home learning. I hope your day went well and that you managed to have a go at a couple of the things I sent home yesterday.  No worries if you didn’t!  Maybe today there is something on here that you would like to try.

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Wednesday 15 April 2020

Kia Ora everyone, I hope this letter finds you all safe and happy and well.  I hope things are going well inside your bubble, and before you know it we will all be back together and busy with our school learning in Room 2.

I know for the grown-ups that are in your bubble, they will have plenty of jobs to do in their day, so I am not going to give you oodles and oodles of work to do.  I will try and give you things that you can manage yourself, without lots of help from an adult.

Each day I plan to give you some maths facts to work on (remember I asked you to gather 20 little stones to use for counters – you’ll need to use those each day) a little writing task, a story to listen to on you tube and some reading to do on Reading Eggs.  (If you are able to do that).

Mr R has been busy working with the Ministry of Education, and has given them all of your names and addresses to receive a work pack in the mail.  Hopefully they arrive soon and then you can pick bits from my learning and bits from the ministry packs to work on.

I do appreciate that this is a really stressful time for many of our school families.   I do not want to put any extra pressure on any of my families to complete set amounts of home learning.  Please do what you think will fit in with your daily routine.  Nothing should be too difficult nor should it create any anxiety for you or your child in completing any of these tasks.  We will be up and running soon enough back at school (I can’t wait!), in theory if the lockdown is lifted at the end of April, we have only missed a few weeks of school (due to the school holidays in the middle) and we can easily get back on track.

I will be available by email each and every school day from now until the lockdown is over – please let me know if you have any problems or there is something I can help you with.

Take care and keep in touch.

Arohanui

Anna (Mrs R)

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Friday 27 March 2020

Dear Ryan, Beau, Charlie, Juleanne, Cedric, Rosa, Blake, Lucy, Melanie, Czelline, Ella, Tarra, Cayden and Danny,

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all finding lots of things to do at home.

I have been busy walking the dogs – Moose loves to go for walks, but Stanley isn’t as excited about going – he’s a bit older than Moose and would rather stay near the kitchen in case Mr R drops a crumb from his toast!  The main road past my house is very quiet – only big trucks really, which means people are staying home and doing the right thing!

I have been helping Katie and Charlie do their home learning.  They have a lot to do!!!  And lots of it is really tricky for my old brain to remember!

I have helped Mr R pick up pinecones in our forest – I had forgotten how bossy he is!

I have done lots of cleaning and then Katie decided it was a great idea to paint my finger nails tennis ball yellow!  It was a great idea until we realised that we don’t have any nail polish remover left in our house!

I hope you all managed to collect your little packet of home learning from school – if you were not able to, don’t worry, because today is the last day of the term – so tomorrow the school holidays start – yippee!  So you don’t have to do a lot of school work – unless you want to, then of course do anything that you enjoy!

If you are able to do some addition or subtraction facts – a few each day, then that would be awesome.  Make sure Mum and Dad or whoever you are in a bubble with – keeps your maths problems within 0-20.  Or else they might get a little tricky.

Even keeping a wee diary, just a few sentences of something you did each day will help you keep your writing going.  Remember to sound out the parts of the tricky words, and move on to the next word.  Do lots of drawing and colouring and remember that GoNoodle is a lot of fun – maybe get the adults in your house to have a go at the Milkshake song – or even better, the peanut butter in a cup one!

But really, just take care of yourself – keep washing your hands before you eat and always eat your veggies, and gets outside to get lots of fresh air!  Make your bed every day and keep your room lovely and tidy – all of those things are a huge help to the people you live with.

I will be in touch again super soon!

I miss you all dearly – and I am sure, that if everyone does what they are told, and stays in their bubble – we will all be back together in Room 2 super soon, and we get to keep reading Charlotte’s Web!  Ooh and when we do arrive back at school , we will have Tom, Flynn, Ezra and Bonnie joining our Room 2 family – wahooooo!!!!!

Take care

Arohanui, Mrs R

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Kia ora everyone,

I hope you are safe and well and tucked up at home – to our farmers and essential workers out there, who are carrying on through the next lockdown period – our thoughts and gratitude go to you!

For the children in Room 2, I have put together an envelope with some learning for the children over the next few weeks.  I have taken into account the two week holiday period – but there is enough I am certain, for the children to keep their skills ticking over.

These envelopes are ready to be collected from the school office from 12pm until 3pm today, from 9-12pm tomorrow and then outside of that time Wednesday – they will be in the school letterbox for collection.

Unfortunately, we are unable to send hard copies of books to come home – due to the volume that would be required and the cross contamination risk.  (I have washed my hands thoroughly AND used sanitiser before putting together these packs!).  For reading, I would encourage you to download the free AP called ‘Rivet’ – this has so many books that the children can practise their home reading with.  Please also see the websites and Apps list attached in the Room 2 section of the main school Work from Home site.

Please just do what you can, all of the work, some of the work or none of the work will be up to you as a family.  Your child will need support with some of the work – particularly the maths.

In the mean time – stay safe everyone!  To the children – I miss you already!  But these weeks will fly by I am certain!

 

Arohanui

Anna x

Room 2 websites

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/

https://www.getepic.com/

https://www.adaptedmind.com/Math-Worksheets.html?type=mathaids8&utm_expid=.GckqBmiwTvaLV-oGucEbQw.0&utm_referrer=

Room 2 Apps

Box Isand

Elmos ABC’s

Reading eggs sight words

Iwrite words

The monster at the end of the book

Starfall ABC’s

Number Monster

Dragon shapes

Rivet