Friday, 26 April 2013

Holiday jobs = learning about a praying mantis!

Check this amazing act of nature we found when tidying up the back yard! I was amazed to learn that praying mantis are cannibals.  

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Creative Writing Workshop with Diana Neild

Hey guys, this is an introduction to the wonderful world of writing for young budding authors. For ages 9-12yrs. Bookings required, please contact the Children's desk 351 4100 extn 7378.  Click the photo to see the event.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Healthy Eating Science Experiments

Here is Monday's observation about the experiments we set up last term.  My question is this: if we can see the effects these products have, how do they effect our bodies?

Monday, 22 April 2013

Term 1 Review

I asked e9 to reflect on the term and identify who or what has helped them in their learning? Also, I asked who or what has been the main distraction from their learning. Bring on Term 2!

Certificate winners for summer sports!

Congratulations all of these people who earned certificates and trophies!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Thank you!

Many many thanks to everyone who helped with our Noho Marae stay!  What a fabulous time we had! I hope you have all had a good rest over the weekend and are ready to get all of our learning completed over the next week.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Writing WALT

This is our Learning Intention and Success Criteria for our writing this term.

Samantha's Pepeha

This is Samantha's awesome Pepeha!  A pepeha is a formal introduction for yourself in Maori.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Marae Stay - Please Help!

Maths Learning with Showme

Here is Keona's Showme movie with her explaining how she worked a problem out using a new strategy. The iPads are an excellent way to see into the mind about how students use math strategies.

Friday, 5 April 2013

The Hongi

I was very proud and impressed how e9 behaved when learning about how to hongi.  It was out of our confort zone and we were very mature about it.  We talked about a hongi as being a ritual that was special and respectful.  We compared a ritual to taking shoes off inside or eating dinner at the dinner table together - it is something that is special because it is believed to be respectful.

You use a hongi when you formally greet someone on a Marae or during a Powhiri.  But some people hongi as a standard greeting!  It is ok to shake hands and make eye contact.  Thanks for sharing our learning Wise Owls and Bright Bugs!


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Pages on the Class Blog

Hello! Have you checked out the Literacy, Mathematics and Inquiry pages found underneath the title on the class blog?  There you will be able to see the learning tasks that have been set for the students. You can even check their blogs to see if they've done it.  You could even write them a comment! Magic.