Using Our Brains

We have been discussing how we can have a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset. Instead of:
I made a mistake.
This is too hard.
I give up.

We say:
Mistakes help me to learn better
This may take some time and effort.
I'll use some of the strategies we've learned.

We learned that our brains have different sections that control different body functions. For example, our temporal lobe is in charge of understanding language, hearing, and long term memory.

Whanau Time

Every fortnight we have Whanau Time! We divide into our Whanau Teams (Rata, Mahoe, Kowhai, Kauri) and completed activities based on our value of the term: Compassion/Aroha. Some of the activities we participated in were drama, team building, painting rocks with compassion messages, and making cards for the local rest home. 

Welcome to Room 4!

Welcome to Room 4! We are having a great time getting to know each other. We have enjoyed sharing about our families and our interests. Room 4 is learning how to work as a team and try our best at everything we do. Today we each took time to design a new layout for the classroom, so keep your eyes out for some changes!