Sunday, 30 July 2017

term 3 week 1 Wednesday
Today we learnt about how to use crayon and dye processes for art.

This week we had a couple  of wet days inside . We made such a good job of putting the wet day games away that Mrs Stirling gave us a 'new' game of pool.

Now we just have to remember to look after the pool table and put it away properly  so all the pieces are ready for us to share and have fun next time.

Term 3 week 1
This week the year 3 students went to a  Rippa Rugby skills session with Noah. We learn how to throw , catch and to work as a team.

Term 2 week 8
this week we made Jelly. We were learning about reading and writing instructions. More than that it was a fun experience and we got to eat the Jelly. Language experience activities, like making jelly, help  children to develop their vocabulary and oral language in a real context.

term 2 week 9
This week is report week. Children who bring home a copy of their report are due for a parent interview. Come along on Tuesday and visit the class in the afternoon to talk about your childs progress.
term 2 Queens birthday week. Passion week
This week was "Passion Week" the children chose  an activity that they were interested on and when to the teacher or classroom where that Passion activity was.
Room 9 studied Garden to table. Many of the room 9 students joined this activity. We had fun digging gardens and planing out: bok choy, mustard seed, flowers and strawberries. The gardens are looking much tidier. We also had  a delicious soup and apple crumble which we cooked ourselves. thank you to Maua Gus, Whaea Lee  and room 11 who also joined the Garden to Table Passion.

term 2 week 4
This week we had our Stem Challenge. Our challenge was an Umbrella challenge . The children had to design a house  that would protect their tissue paper person from the rain. We had fun designing and testing our house  and some anxious moments when water was sprinkled over our houses. All of our tissue paper' people' stayed dry so we were successful. One was accidentally dropped in the water. We sang 'Oh no don't let the Rain come Down.
The Stem Challenge was a lot of fun. thank you to those parents who visited and helped us. Look for the stem challenges on line they're great activities for wet weekends. The children worked together to solve the problem and learnt from each other.
Umbrella STEM Challenge - create a shelter to keep a tissue dry
week 2 term 2
This week we had a lesson on recycling to help the children understand about 'Zero Waste' The children are being encouraged to sort waste into: paper, scraps and folded milk cartons to be recycled at school. The children's  lunch wrappings will now be sent home  so the school has Zero Waste to dispose of. Your children will have ideas about how to reduce waste packaging form today's lesson.
week 2
On Friday our class went to the Dairy Farm for a visit. We saw dairy cows being milked. Some of the children even got to actually  milk a cow for a minute. We saw the calves and everyone got a chance to fed them using a bottle. The children were also able to experiment with making butter and eating it. Just before we went home the milk tanker arrived to pick up milk . It was an exciting day. Our children understand where milk comes from and what dairy farmers do.
Term 2 2017
Welcome to term 2. We have lots of events coming up. There's a Duffy Show next Wednesday and a visit to the Dairy Farm next week.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

W.A.L.T. use adjectives to describe our face and features.
Some of us started on the activities we like too. Bevan even shared a family anecdote or story.
Drift has a round face. He has short brown hair. He likes going fishing and skateboarding with his brother
My face is like a circle. My hair is black. I like painting my dog’s kennel.
I see I have straight eyebrows It can be cool to maybe be big. I like to play handball with my big sister.
Bevan has a round face. He has got short black hair. Bevan has upside down tick eyebrows.
Once my little brother took my Mum’s lipstick and he drew on Mum’s dress. Then my mum gave him a growling. Then he had to help me do my lawn mowing work. He raked up the grass.

Vaughan has a round face and he has golden hair. He is skinny and has brown skin. He has green and blue eyes with upside down tick eyebrows.
We are learning about our identity. Here's our writing model it shows how to list favourite activities and how to write about our proudest moment. Of course all of the children have different activities and proudest moments. This part of our  autobiography we will add it to to our self-portrait.

The B reading group were learning to follow instructions. We designed our own plans using the instructions in our reader "Jake's Plane'. Then we went outside to test them. 
The orange plane flew up high and looped back.
We had to take aim and throw the plane into the sky. It was tricky because we didn't know if our planes would fly.
Oh, no it's going the wrong way.
It was fun flying our planes. We all did a great job of following instructions - all of our planes flew.
Room 9 walked up to Monument Hill to explore our local environment

It was a steep climb.

We stopped to look at the Monument.

We could see lots of places from up the top of Monument Hill.

We explored the puriri tree.

We found some ripe blackberrries. Mr Wi picked some.

Just for fun we squashed the whole class on and around the seat for a photol

We found some slaters.

It was time to go back - can you see Kaikohe West School?