Sunday, May 19, 2019
Last week Mrs Palmer gave us some challengers to do in small groups. The first one was for each member of our group to lift and then lower a hoop by only using our index finger. It had to stay straight and not bend. This required us to communicate clearly to each other and work as a team to not drop the hoop. Our second challenge was to complete a puzzle. Each of us had to run down to the end of the court and collect one piece of the puzzle and bring it back to the team. As each puzzle piece came back we tried to put it in the correct place to make the puzzle. We were all very competitive during our first attempt and wanted to try it for a second time. During the second time each team discussed some tactics we could use to make our team quicker than the first time. It worked and we had different winners.
We have been learning about Sandra Silberzweig for art. She is a contemporary artist and lives in Canada. She uses thick bold lines to outline or emphasise her art and smaller thinner lines to show detail. She loves using a mix of bright colours. We had a go at creating our own Sandra Silberzweig inspired self portraits. They look amazing!
Monday, May 13, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019
On the last day of term the whole school had the opportunity to dress up in a book character. Some of our class took on the challenge including all the teachers. We had a whole school parade in the morning where we got to see all the amazing costumes people were wearing. One person from each class won a prize from the judges Ms O'Connor and Mr Ohia. Caleb P won our prize and he was a great looking pirate. Mr Dobbin aka Dracula read a book to Room 4 and we had B2 aka Mrs Pedley read us a book at read and feed time. I know some of us can't wait for another dress up day to become a different character for the day at school.
What an amazing time we had on camp. Highland Home near Ashhurst was a great place to stay, play and relax. We had a group of fantastic adults who helped us with our activities and not to mention our jobs and duties too. Activities included BMX riding, air rifles, team building challenges, caving, river exploring, swimming at the Lido in Palmerston North, board games and having lots of fun playing with our classmates on the trampolines and with the ball games. During the activities we had to take responsible risks, communicate clearly with others, persist, manage impulsivity and most of all enjoy ourselves and have fun! We can't wait until our November camp!
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
On Thursday 21st March it was World Poetry Day. We have been reading lots of different poems so we thought we would have a go at writing our own. We each chose a colour. We then created a senses poem for the colour. Here are a couple of them.
Red smells like a big fat strawberry thats ready to eat.
Red looks like a smoking fireball.
Red tastes like a big sweet juicy apple.
Red sounds like a fire truck siren blasting.
Red feels like a gooey sticky blood.
Red smells like hot, spicy jalapenos burning my mouth.
Red looks like roses that stand out in a field of grass.
Red tastes like soft, sweet, ripe strawberries.
Red sounds like the hot, burning fire.
Red feels like blood rapidly pouring out of my body.
Monday, March 25, 2019
On Monday we had an assembly to remember & honour the victims & their families of the terrorist attack in Christchurch last Friday. We wore ribbons on our right wrist to represent Canterbury and the victims who died. Ms O'Connor, Mrs Benton, Mr Ohia and the priest from the Samoan church all spoke and we sang a song too. During the raising and lowering of our flag to half mast we sang our national anthem. After, back in class we wrote messages on our ribbons to the families and friends of the victims and then tied them to the front fence along side our 50 broken hearts which represent the 50 victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Be Safe. Be Seen. That's what is written on the back of our bright yellow vests. McCarthy Transport came to talk to the school about being safe when around trucks. We learnt lots of information about trucks and how to be safe when we see them. Our class was so lucky to be the only ones to walk down to Springvale Stadium and see the trucks up close. Sitting inside the cab we realised that the drivers can not see as much as we thought in their mirrors. It gave us a real insight to where we have to be to be seen by the truck drivers. What an amazing experience. We got to take the vests home so we can wear them when we are walking or biking around our community so we can be seen and be safe.
Sunday, March 3, 2019
What an awesome day for a water fight! He Puna Hangahanga got together with He Puna Kawenga and He Puna Pumanawa for a water fight on the astroturf. We split into our houses and the battle was on! With safe areas to fill up our water guns and bottles while others were running around trying to defend our house. Loud screams and laughter were heard and there was even a few people trying to hide behind teachers for protection. Cant wait for another water fight in term 4.
Friday, March 1, 2019
A week ago we celebrated Radom Acts of Kindness. Room 7 surprised us by doing our rubbish and recycling job for us. We went around and did rubbish pick up for the entire school. One of our lovely parents brought in some delicious raspberry buns for us and one boy even brought in some delicious lollies for the teachers to have in their after school meeting. It was great to see everyone being extra kind to everyone this week.
Stack 10 cups to make a pyramid without using our hands. That was the instruction we were given! We worked in groups and all we were given was a piece of string, rubber band and 10 cups. Some groups thought it was impossible, some groups persisted and some groups even tried to cheat! After one group kindly shared their idea we started to have some success.