our Parkwood penpals

week 4 T# 2017 letter w

Room 15 at Kapanui School is a year one/ two class at Kapanui School in 2016.We are discoverers and want you to be a part of our whanau. Be a part of our class blog and begin our journey for 2016. Welcome to our blog! Here you will find children's writing, maths, weekly activities and it will update you on class happenings. Keep Kapanui Fun Fifteen on your bookmarks tab and be involved!

week 3
Letter Vv
On Wednesday this week at 9.45 am we are going to visit our penpals at Parkwood. You are all welcome to join us for the short walk and the visit. We will be returning to school by 11am.Our class have written and delivered one set of letters this term so far.

week 10

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this is the link to the Maths Eyes holiday Competition

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=385141c336&view=att&th=15d011495202a050&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_j4m332yo0&safe=1&zw

Powhiri on wednesday for new children to school...Leo in our class.

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some maths ideas for home over the holidays

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Multiplication Fact Activities

**How Close to 100?** This game is played in partners. Two children share a blank 100 grid. The first partner rolls two number dice. The numbers that come up are the numbers the child uses to make an array on the 100 grid. They can put the array anywhere on the grid, but the goal is to fill up the grid to get it as full as possible. After the player draws the array on the grid, she writes in the number sentence that describes the grid. The game ends when both players have rolled the dice and cannot put any more arrays on the grid. How close to 100 can you get? **Pepperoni Pizza:** In this game, children roll a dice twice. The first roll tells them how many pizzas to draw. The second roll tells them how many pepperonis to put on EACH pizza. Then they write the number sentence that will help them answer the question, “How many pepper- onis in all?” For example, I roll a dice and get 4 so I draw 4 big pizzas. I roll again and I get 3 so I put three pepperonis on each pizza. Then I write 4 x 3 = 12 and that tells me that there are 12 pepperonis in all.
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Math Cards

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Task Instruction

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=385141c336&view=att&th=15d011495202a050&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_j4m332yo0&safe=1&zw

Powhiri on wednesday for new children to school...Leo in our class.

## Snap Itgroups. Each child makes a train of connecting cubes of a specified number. On the signal “Snap,” children break their trains into two parts and hold one hand behind their back. Children take turns going around the circle showing their re- maining cubes. The other children work out the full number combination. For example, if I have 8 cubes in my number train I could snap it and put 3 behind my back. I would show my group the remaining 5 cubes and they should be able to say that three are missing and that 5 and 3 make 8. How Many Are Hiding? In this activity each child has the same number of cubes and a cup. They take turns hiding some of their cubes in the cup and showing the leftovers. Other children work out the answer to the question “How many are hiding,” and say the full number combination. Example: I have 10 cubes and I decide to hide 4 in my cup. My group can see that I only have 6 cubes. Stu- dents should be able to say that I’m hiding 4 cubes and that 6 and 4 make 10. |

Many parents use ‘flash cards’ as a way of encouraging the learning of math facts. These usually include 2 unhelpful practices – memorization without understanding and time pressure. In our Math Cards activity we have used the structure of cards, which children like, but we have moved the emphasis to number sense and the understanding of multiplication without any time constraints.

Number of Players: 1 or more

Material: one deck of math cards (see handout)

- The aim of the activity is to match cards with the same numerical answer, shown through different representations.
- Lay all the cards down on a table and ask children to take turns picking them; pick as many as they find with the same answer (shown through any representation).

the link to print the cards is below

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AiyXsuAytJUNWnWl_oOVOIQZ6D_MACmwYk5zywD-stg/edit

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Pepperoni Pizza

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Task Instruction

Number of Players: 1 or more

Material:

- 2 dice per player
- 10 or more snap cubes per player

- Ask students roll a dice twice.
- The first roll tells them how many pizzas to draw.
- The second roll tells them how many pepperonis to put on EACH pizza.
- Then they write the number sentence that will help them answer the question, “How many pepperonis in all?”

Zoe's reading work |

Lake's writing |

week 9 term 2 2017

from Jo Bolar

Number-line representation of number quantity has been shown to be particularly important for the development of numerical knowledge, and students’ learning of number lines is believed to be a precursor of children’s academic success.

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Mathematics classrooms should be places where students believe:

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Matariki

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Matariki Celebrations at Kapanui
Thursday 29 June

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Open classes throughout the school from
11.20 am.

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Stay and have lunch with your
child/ren in their Whanau groups.

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A Whanau Hui will be held in the staffroom at
5.30 pm bring your family and shared kai.

from Jo Bolar

Number-line representation of number quantity has been shown to be particularly important for the development of numerical knowledge, and students’ learning of number lines is believed to be a precursor of children’s academic success.

Everyone can do well in math.

Mathematics problems can be solved with many different insights and methods.

Mistakes are valuable, they encourage brain growth and learning.

Mathematics will help them in their lives, not because they will see the same types of problems in the real world but because they are learning to think quantitatively and abstractly and developing in inquiry relationship with math.

Lettter U
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