Sunday, 28 June 2015

Term 2 Week 10

We have some new board games in our classroom. Hibiscus, Veishali, Jas and Sky enjoyed playing Snakes and Ladders.

For art we created some new self-portraits for our classroom wall. They are 'falling back in space' self-portraits as part of our Matariki inquiry topic. First we traced around our hands and feet with pencil  - we made our pencils 'whisper' so it was easy to rub out if we made a mistake.
We helped each other with the tracing.
 Then we drew in our bodies.

After that we copied over the pencil lines with vivid.

Finally, we coloured them in using dye.


     They look                   fantastic!

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Term 2 Week 9

We had a busy week celebrating Matariki. 

On Thursday we had a hakari but we were so busy eating that we don't have any photos of our delicious kai! We had heaps of food including fry bread, cupcakes, sausage rolls, chocolate biscuits and hot chocolate. 

We learnt the matariki macarena and made some string figures. It was tricky at first but we kept trying until we got the hang of it. Here is a video we made in class (our first attempt at green screening).

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Term 2 Week 8

On Monday Whaea Gina came to show us some rugby ball handling skills.

We wrote some acrostic poems about winter. Here are the poems Che and Sky wrote:

Winter cold                                        Winter is cold
Icy grass                                            I can't wait until winter is over
Not warm                                           No swimming in winter
Terrible wind                                      Too cold
Extremely freezing                             Everything is wet
Rain, rain go away!                            Really cold.

We have parent teacher interviews on Tuesday 16th June from 2-7pm. See you there whanau!

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Term 2 Week 7

There was no blog post last week because we had Passion Week at school so Room 1 were spread out around the school doing the thing they were most interested for the whole week! Some of the things we chose included health and fitness, costume making  (for our school production next term), movie making, scrapbooking, technology and arts and crafts. It was a busy week. This week we shared what we did and wrote a recount. Here are a couple of examples:

Last week at school I made a costume in Room 15 because it was Passion Week. Passion Week is when we split up into different classes to do different things.
In Room 15 I had to make 50 scales. On Monday we had to make one scale then we had to help everybody else do one. On Tuesday we had to make the rest of the scales for my mermaid costume. On Wednesday I sewed my costume together. On Thursday we watched Peter Pan after morning tea. On Friday we finished my costume. I had fun.
by Charlie-Gurl

Last week at school we had Passion Week. I was in the wheels crew. The wheels crew was in Room 6. We learnt about wheels. We made some cars with circle wheels. Then we made some nachos. Then we went to the skate park. Then we made a ramp and then we went back to the skate park. It was cool.
by Honey