Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Don't Eat the Teacher

We read the story, Don't Eat the Teacher, with Rachel. It's a story about Sammy the shark who eats things when he gets too excited. He eats tables, paints, artwork, and even the teacher! We drew pictures of our own sharks who ate different things. 

What do you do when you're excited?

Ashleigh's Shark

Mattis' Shark

Jackson's Shark

Mia Hart's Shark

Rex's Shark

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Hurdles with Georgia

Every Monday as part of our Whakawhitinga (interchange rotation), we have a PE session with Georgia from Eastern Community Sport and Recreation Inc. This week, we used hurdles as part of our team relays. We practised jumping over them in lots of different ways. We also did running, star jumps, cross overs and skipping as part of our races. I wonder what our focus will be this week.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

My Monster Smells Gross...

Did you know, Rachel has a monster at her house? It's stinky, eats earwax for breakfast and likes to make cupcakes out of bird poo...? EW!

Rachel read us the book called, 'My Monster Smells Gross!' by Kate Leake. We then got to design our own disgusting monsters and we could be as gross as we wanted. There was lots of "ews" from Rachel when we told her what our monsters have. 

Check out our monsters below...

If you want to hear the story for yourself click this link.
River's Monster

Freida's Monster

Mayan's Monster

Johno's Monster

Rex's Monster

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Loose Parts Shed

At the Loose Parts Shed the children were working together to create houses. There was lots of trial and error and laughter as they tried out their solutions. They successfully built a two-storied house then realised that they hadn't thought about how they would get into the house!

 A step was created so that they could climb over the side and into the house. So much fun was had at this activity and it was a shame when we had to pack up. Thank goodness we have the Loose Parts Shed as an option for Choice and Challenge each week.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Choice and Challenge

Today, during Choice and Challenge, it was all about circuits! First, the students learnt a little about electricity and circuits. Next, we set a wero (challenge) of making a fan fly as high as they could! Following a few circuit errors, we finally had some fully functioning designs and wow - did the fans fly high!!

Mayan and Carys taking up the wero.

Continuing to persevere to achieve success.

Blast off!

It was amazing to see everyone really into their projects and we even got to hear some crazy computer sounds and flashing lights! Ka rawe koutou! #resilience #success

Thursday, May 28, 2020

A Stack of Alpacas

This week in maths we have been able to choose which maths activity we would like to do. Some of us chose to read 'A Stack of Alpacas' with Michelle which is about a gang of alpacas that get up to all sorts of crazy things!

A Stack of Alpacas | BIG W
Book by Matt Cosgrove

After reading the book, we used cups and other resources to make our own stacks and towers.

Jacob and Joseph working on their stack.

Nate, Jackson, Jack and Vinnie building their stack.
I wonder what you could use to build a tower at home?

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Geometry in Art

Today, some of us chose to make 'shape art' with vivids and crayons. We considered all the possible shapes that we could use, their attributes and how we could position them on the page.

Engaged in Art


 Can you name all the shapes that you see in the art below? 
How can you tell the shapes apart? 

Art by Ava, Carys, Charlotte, Koa, Mattis and Lilia