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Making Connections to Multiplication

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In Miss Mackintosh's maths group, we have been learning a range of different strategies that we can use when solving multiplication equations. One strategy we have been focusing on is making arrays.
An array is a way we can organise materials to show equations. For example, 4 x 3 can be shown in an array that has four rows of three. We have used materials and digital technology to practice making arrays and show the connections we have made between repeated addition and multiplication.
Take a look at our "Array City" and see if you can work out what equations we have made.


Developing our Class Treaty

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The first few weeks of this term were predominantly spent developing how we would like our classroom to function. 
There were many discussions and brainstorming sessions around: – our school values, – our cultures, – the environment, – what our class should feel like, look like and sound like,  – the importance of a treaty, and – how we like to learn. Through these discussions with our peers, we made connections to each other, put our ideas together and developed a draft of our class treaty.
Miss Mackintosh typed up our draft in English and Te Reo Māori. We discussed the principles of our English treaty and we all signed both treaties. After the signing of the two versions, Miss Mackintosh got some children to translate the te reo version on Google. This lead to confusion and frustration amoungst us. We realised that the two copies were not the same.  We shared their thoughts and feelings about the two copies being different, and discussed how Te Tiriti o Waitangi has two versions that are slig…

Kindness Diaries

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Each day children record acts of kindness they did, received or saw. This was done in a kindness diary and also recorded on our class whiteboard when these acts happened in class. We also have spent time around school helping out classrooms, the caretaker and helping the office staff. We will be sending some children to help in Bromley Kindy very soon as well.

Act of kindness InterviewActs of kindness Interview 2




Character Planning

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What character strength is Cecille flexing?

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Litter At Bromley School
I am very disgusted that the past three days I have found so much rubbish around the school. Today I saw Steve picking up rubbish and I wonder how he feels! I am very disappointed. I know the rubbish might not be some of yours, but if it is, please respect the environment.
I am not wanting anything for picking up rubbish. I am doing it to show that we should care more about our school. I think that if Mr Kinley heard about that students in our school leaving their  litter around I think he would feel very sad because he will view this aswe aren't taking care of our community. It is very bad for the environment and it could make the world very unhealthy.
If we take care of the world we will make it a better place and it will show that we care more. I am going to still go around the school and pick up rubbish,  if I find heaps more I think that MrKinley should know about it. I feel that all of you should listen to what I am trying to say and I think that you gu…