Over the last few weeks we have been learning how to use a new app on the ipad called Bee-bot.
Bee-bot is an app where you need to give the Bee-bot instructions to get to a certain place. (This game is great for improving children's skills in directional language and programming through sequences of forwards, backwards, left and right 90 degrees.)

But before we started using new app we learnt how to be Bee-bot's ourselves. 
We drew some squares on our carpet and put a flower down for the end point. 
One person then acted as the Bee-bot and the person gave them instructions by pressing down on their shoulders, and back.

1 tap with both hands on their shoulders meant go forward 1 square. 1 tap on the back meant go, 1 tap on the left shoulder meant turn left and one tap on the right shoulder meant turn right- this was a bit tricky for some of us as we are still learning our left and rights!

After being Bee-bot's ourselves we then got to have a go at using the app...

Week one in Miss Harris' Home Room.

We have welcomed some new friends into Kakano 1 this term and we have had to say goodbye to our dear friend Isaac who is unfortunately leaving.
This week we have been reading Kakapo Dance, we have been learning new sounds as well as developing a range of other activities around the story. We have created pictures and writing around it as well as some maths to.

We have also been taking some time to reflect on 'Self-regulation' we are learning and developing ways of calming and managing our emotional brain and learning brain. We have a wonderful 'Peace Teepee' where we can take time to calm and get back into our thinking brain.

Week 1 Term 3

This week we have welcomed some new friends into Miss Shannon's Kakano 1 class.

To get to know each other we created some 'All about me posters'. Our posters include a picture of ourselves, some drawings of our family, favourite food, animals and something we enjoy doing. We used pencils, pastels and dye to make our amazing pictures.


Kia Ora
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