Tuesday, May 31, 2016
What a treat we had today. Mr Marshall came in and read us a brand new book. It told the story of seven sisters who made beautiful kites. One night the girls fell asleep under a tree and the kites flew away into the night sky. When they woke they could see them low in the sky far away. The kites turned into stars and every year we can see them at the start of June. We think of them when we celebrate Matariki, the Maori new year. Thank you Mr Marshall for sharing this story with us.
Monday, May 30, 2016
15 children arrived in the Allen Centre at lunch time today to continue their guitar lessons. We have learnt A chord and E7 chord and today our new song was Michael Finnigin. Keep practicing everyone because you have made a great start.
Friday, May 27, 2016
The first frosts have arrived and this makes life very difficult for the birds in our area. We have started putting food scraps out for the birds and today the sparrows were the first customers to enjoy the feast. We will need to have sweetened water available for the tuis and bellbirds.
As an independent task, the Koalas reading group had to make a Hungry Hen following the instructions in their Junior Journal. Today the five children each led a group and guided them as they also made a Hungry Hen. They found it quite a challenge being a teacher. I thought they did very well indeed!
In the morning I drew a kaka from my book. Then I brought it to school. I think it's beak is cool. I know a lot about birds because I have bird books at home.
I found a great big piece of ice in a puddle. I brought it into the class room.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Today we worked in groups to find out more about endangered creatures in New Zealand. Each group had an excellent leader. When we have published our research we will share it with the class.
Yesterday Will and I got the ball in the hoop 20 times backwards with the help of Jaxin. Will got it in seven times, Jaxin got it in three times and I got it in ten times. We were practicing for quite a long time.We had so much fun doing it. At the end Jaxin had to go play with his little brother Hunter. Next time we are going to try get it in 30 times in a row forwards.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
I won a trophy at Oamaru competitions. We stayed at my Mum and Dads friend's place. I felt very scared and nervous. I forgot to get my ballet cd so my sister and went back stage and the lady on stage said my name . bSo I had to go on stage and get my trophy. I was very proud of myself.
I got a trophy and some ribbons at my pony club prize giving. I love riding my horse.
At lunch time I drew a Rhino. It was in the plains of Africa. It was cool. Mrs Wright liked it.
Monday, May 23, 2016
We had a lovely surprise in Room 9 this morning. Rakai and his Mum came in with a magnificent "Room 9 you shine," cake that was especially gluten free to allow everyone to have a slice. It was delicious. THANK YOU so much.
Friday, May 20, 2016
There was great excitement as we processed into the hall. A huge range of drums and a marimba were in place and when Tim and his team started to play the noise was terrific. Two teachers competed on the drums and a group of children were able to play on the Cook Island drums. Tim and his team even used fire! We hoped all the drumming wouldn't damage their ears!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
We read "Old Blue," the story of the remarkable Chatham Island black robin. We started wondering about special areas in New Zealand that are set aside to be a safe place for our native wildlife. We decided to do a Skype call with Peter Tait from Stewart Island. Peter shared his extensive knowledge about Ulva Island the wild life sanctuary and we were able to ask him our prepared questions.