Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Create a Te Reo story book on-line

Today we created a Te Reo Māori story book in class.  It was so much fun that we decided we wanted to try this at home too, so here is the link!  Have fun creating your books!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Plurals learning

This week our spelling focus has been spelling plurals of nouns that end in f.  We also reviewed our plural knowledge.  
We played a fun game on the laptops to practise.  
Here is the link:

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Our trip to Te Tuhi!

On Friday we went on a trip to Te Tuhi. 

We always love going there because we learn about different art styles and techniques, have fun practising them and create an amazing piece of art work. 

On Friday, Jeremy, the Te Tuhi Educator, got us to think about the place we live in Aotearoa NewZealand, and our own cultural heritage. We then created a self-portrait and combined this with a landscape to visually tell our personal story of the place we live in and our cultural identity. We used a combination of art materials, including pencil, vivids, dye and paint. 

 Check out our fantastic day:
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Monday, 17 June 2013

Matariki Workshops

On Friday 14th June we spent the afternoon doing some workshops to celebrate Matariki.  We learnt how to weave whetu (stars) with Mrs Graham, we learnt how to play and sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little star in Māori on the Boomwhackers and set some goals for the rest of the years on some glittery stars.  we had a great afternoon...take a look:

Matariki Workshops on PhotoPeach

Tree Planting Fun

On Wednesday 12th June the Year 4's planted trees in the Elm Park Reserve with the NZ Landcare Trust.  This was part of the Volcano to Sea project.  You can find out more about this project by clicking here.  We really enjoyed planting the trees and helping our environment!  We created a PMI organiser as part of our reflections.  Here it is:

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Monday, 10 June 2013

Quad Blogging - Room 7 Henderson North School

Last week we were the focus for Quad Blogging week, this week it is time to focus on Room 7 Henderson North Primary School's blog!

Click on the link and check out their blog.  Don't forget to leave them a comment:

Super Room 16!!

During assembly on Friday Room 16 were awarded thress special awards!  We were very excited!

First we won Zero Waste Wally for being such a great Enviro class and then we won the Mathletics Award (with Rm20) for getting the most certificates in the last two weeks!  

CB won the Mathletics Award for getting the most points in the whole school!  Go CB!  What a great assesmbly!

Have you ever heard a Boomwhacker boom?...have a listen

Today we had a music session with Mrs Taljaard.  She taught us how to play the boomwhackers.  We learnt all sorts of things like how to hold one properly and how to make a clear noise.  We also played a short piece of music.  We had so much fun and can't wait to try them in our own class!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Hook, Line and Sing-a-Long

We had a fantastic afternoon of singing today... 

 Here is one of our favourite songs:

Learn about lions!!!

KM has been learning about lions during reading.  She has put together a Google Presentation about what she has learnt...have a look and see if you learn something new!