Sunday, 25 May 2014

Term 2 Week 3

We have started writing narrative this week so we have been learning about setting, characters and plot. Mrs Bingham read a few versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and we got to write our own story. Some of us retold the story with our own special twist while others made up a new story. See if you can identify the setting and characters for these stories -

Here is Troy H's retelling:
Once upon a time there were three bears. A great big papa bear, a middle-sized mama bear and a little baby bear. They lived in a cottage in the woods. One day a little girl named Suzy got caught by the three bears but she escaped.

Maia wrote a new story:
Once upon a time there were three stars and a human that rode in a spaceship in space. The human found the three stars walking on the moon. Their names were Jazmine, Tarelle and Te Kawana and when the human became the boss they all lived happily ever after.

On Friday Whaea Geneva took us on a rongoa hunt around school as part of our Mana Whenua topic. We found some of the plants from the book we read called Koro's Medicine.
Kawakawa is good to chew if you have a toothache. 

You can make an ointment for cuts from Tī kāuka (cabbage tree)

Plantaine is a clever leaf - the top stops bleeding 
and the bottom draws out poison.

Harakeke has many uses 
- it can help make blisters feel better too!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Week 2

We had lots of animation fun in Room 1 this week. First we watched some Reomations on He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora. Our favourite part is when the horse says "Tena koutou tamariki mā". You can watch it here:
Te haere ki te kura

When we went to Room 4 on Friday our buddies helped us make our own movies using Dvolver. There is a link to one of our movies here:
Lyncon's movie

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Term 2 Week 1

The first week back at school has been very busy. We welcomed Hineuamairangi to Room 1, went to a hilarious Duffy show, had fun with our buddy class and made cards for Mothers Day. 
The Duffy show.

Welcome to Room 1 Hine.

Soraya reading with her Room 4 buddy.

Enjoying non-stop cricket in the sunshine.

Tamati and Troy with their Mother's Day cards.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Week 12

We did lots of Easter activities this week. We decorated eggs:

Lots of concentration was needed!

Ana's beautiful stripy egg.

Mokonuiarangi worked carefully on his egg.

During writing we wrote descriptions of the Easter Bunny. Here are some examples of our work:

The Easter Bunny is nice. His tail is fluffy. It is so soft like a cotton ball or marshmallows. He’ll visit my house one day; maybe give some Easter eggs for me. The Easter Bunny is cute. The Easter Bunny has white fur and eats carrots. He has white teeth that are sparkly and he has blue eyes. He also has a big, humungous, enormous basket to hold all the Easter eggs.

The Easter Bunny is fluffy. He jumps to my house. He hides my Easter eggs. I got one with a monster truck in it. I got a ramp. It fell apart and that was sad. I caused a drama. I did not like it. I cried and cried but he never came back.

The Easter Bunny is very snuggly. It is night time when the Easter Bunny comes out to deliver Easter eggs for New Zealand. The Easter Bunny is very tired from delivering all those Easter eggs.