Thursday, 25 September 2014

Room 1 Winner!

Te Kawana Makiha was awarded Most Disciplined Player for the Under 7’s Whanau Rugby League Team this year at prize-giving held last night. Ka mau te wehi Te Kawana!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Term 3 Week 9

Sean joined Room 1 this week and we love having him in our class. We got our Duffy books on Tuesday and enjoyed reading them straight away.

Room 1 reading their new Duffy books

We also worked on our new art project - clowns! Mrs Kerr-Bell brought in lots of pictures of clowns and even some clown clothes so we could all have a turn at dressing up.

Then we started making our own clown pictures.

Then we painted our clowns
with lots of bright colours.
We drew the clowns with chalk and traced over
the picture with black crayon.

We read A Wizard Came to Visit and wrote our own wizard stories. Here is Winter's story:

“What do you wish for?” said a wizard as he walked straight into my room. I was complaining, “Heeeeeeeelp” I said. “A wizard, a wizard, help. He’s going to eat me.” But the wizard didn’t care – he gave a flick of his wand and made me stop shouting.
“All I want is to give you a wish. I’m a good wizard” said the wizard.
A boy walked into the room and said “Hello, my name is Te Kawana.” Te Kawana said “WOW, a wizard. Cool! I wish for a bike, a video game, my own car, a vacation going to Fiji….”
“Hold on” said the wizard, “Only one wish.”

Te Kawana said “One million dollars.” So Te Kawana got one million dollars and there was no more magic in the wizard’s wand and I didn’t get to make a wish.

Trinity made a video and read her story with great expression. Mokonui was the wizard and Soraya was the camera operator:

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Term 3 Week 8

We had an exciting week because Harold and Bridget are visiting our school in their Life Education truck. Room 1 had two sessions in the truck and we learned how to be Happy 'n' Healthy. We talked about feelings and how it is okay to get angry sometimes but you should never hurt yourself or anybody else. 
On Thursday we made cupcakes. The best part was decorating them (or  maybe eating them!).

Soraya's cake looks delicious.
We made 5 different colours for our icing!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Term 3 Week 7

This week we wrote cinquain poems for Father's Day. These are the rules for a cinquain poem according to the Poetry for Kids website:

  1. Cinquains are five lines long.
  2. They have 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second, 6 in the third, 8 in the fourth line, and just 2 in the last line.
  3. Cinquains do not need to rhyme, but you can include rhymes if you want to.
We learnt about syllables by clapping our names. Mokonuiarangi and Hineuamairangi have the most syllables (7), Troy only has one!
Here are some of the poems we wrote. We think our dads / uncles / papas will love them.

My Dad
lovely, happy
loving, hugging, caring
I like to go swimming with Dad
Dad's cool

gentle, clever
loving, biking, sharing
We love to spend time together
Best Dad

My Dad
noisy, funny
thinking, fishing, cooking
I like it when Dad cuddles me
Best Dad

smiley, speedy
cooking, driving, working
Spending time with the family
Flash Dad