Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Blood moon/Luna Eclipse

Wow! Did anyone see the Luna eclipse last night? Tell us about your experience...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Team Tactics answers

Here are the answers to the CLOZE reading activity we have been practicing in class. You might have noticed the STAR Reading assessment which came home earlier in the term. The CLOZE reading assessment can be one of the most difficult to master. We will be practicing at school.

If you want to help at home, you can photocopy a page of a well known family book. Then twink out every 5 - 7th word. Here's an example of Mog:

Making ANZAC Poppies

In buddy class for Room's 8 and 11 we have been learning to blend. We are creating ANZAC poppies.  Check out this snap shot of our learning so far!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Voice Levels

We have been practicing using our voice in different situations so that we use the right level at the right time and place. 
How are you going at using these voice levels? Which levels do you mostly use?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tras-Tasman @kidsedchatnz: ANZAC Day

Last week, Ebony and Nic's Whanau classes joined in the first Trans-Tasman @kidsedchatnz ever! Some Australian classes joined us and we shared our stories and learning about ANZAC. Thank you for sharing your special stories about some of your great, great grandparents who went to war too. Here are the tweets of the week. We got mentioned twice out of 668 tweets! Well done team!

Kizoa slideshow: ANZAC tweets of the week - Slideshow

Friday, 4 April 2014

Buddy Class (Rm 4 and Rm 12)

We just love catching up with our buddies on Tuesday afternoons. For the last few sessions our task has been to make a movie showing finger patterns to ten to help our buddies with their learning goals in maths.

Here is one movie by Aye, Grace and Ella (Rm 12) and Meleena (Rm 4).

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Buddy Swim

It is hard to believe that it is April and we had an opportunity to have one last dip in the pool! We had a great time with our buddies on Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

A Message from Carolyn...

Hi Poutama!
Look what I found in the paper today, it's the book launch for the ANZAC story, Jim's Letters, that we read together on Monday. It turns out the author and illustrator are launching their book in Ashurst next Friday afternoon. What a great opportunity to meet an author. Just thought I would let you know...

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Callum's Experience with an Olympic Athlete

Simon van Velthooven is an inspiring speed cyclist. He came to our school and told us all about his life and his Olympics experience. As a young boy attending Kopane School, every school day he would bike about 8 km to school and he loved biking to school. One day an athlete came to his school and he was a speed cyclist and he inspired Simon to take his cycling to the next level. A few years later Simon is going to the Olympics biking 1km in 1 minute to earn a bronze medal. He says if you want to do something stick with it and try your hardest. At assembly he let us hold his Handle bars and helmet. One of the things that he talked about was his bronze medal. He was was talking about how happy he was and how hard it was to get bronze. I know that feeling because, in the tennis semi finals, I came third in the whole Manawatu for my grade.  It feels like like all the weight is gone off your shoulders.

By Callum.