Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Now That's Thinking!

In Term Two we are focussing on Technology.  As Matariki (The Maori New Year) is almost here we are going to be making kites and other things that fly, to celebrate the coming harvest.  We will also be thinking about food for celebrating and how best to present it, so we may be weaving baskets as well.

To introduce our topic to the school, the teachers in Team One made a movie called 'The Four Kites of Matariki'.  I'm sure you'll enjoy the movie as much as we did. 

Last term we finished our Team Mural.  Our class made the eels that are swimming in the Omaru Creek.  The mural, along with other creations from our school and other local schools, was displayed at Te Oro Music and Arts Centre in Glen Innes.  We are very proud of our achievement.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Today was Wacky Hair, Wheels and Mufti Day.  The money raised (we paid a gold coin) is to help with camp for the intermediate kids.

Most of Room 17 came in mufti, and some had done their hair in a spectacular way.

Here are Naomi, Alai, Tangiamanu and Maryjane, all looking very gorgeous with their fabulous hair and colourful clothes.

Waireinga, Tihoni, Alai and Eleni all brought wheels to ride around on at lunchtime.  Tihoni made sure his arms and knees were well protected.

We had a fabulous Friday.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Monday's is Te Reo with whaea Saf.  We love sitting in a circle and singing waiata.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

On Tuesday afternoons Room 17 have time in Maker Space with Mr Vogt.  We get to be creative, and at present we have just started making eels for a mural that our team is making.  We love our time in Maker Space.  Thanks, Mr Vogt, for helping us.

Monday, 20 February 2017

What a busy day Room 17 has had!  Apart from all the learning that we managed to get done, we also had a swimming lesson at the Glen Innes Pool, and after lunch we had Kiwi Sport where we are learning how to balance by making our arms like airplane wings, and keeping out eyes up.

We hope you like our photos.

Here we are listening to the instructor talk about why we have to wear a life jacket when we're in a boat.

Here we are all wearing a life jacket.  
Looking great, Room 17!

Even the non-swimmers got to wear a life jacket.  

 Here we are practising our 'huddle' on dry land.

And here we are running around the obstacle course during Kiwi Sport