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Monday, July 31, 2006

Kia Kaha - Day One

This week Room One is doing Kia Kaha with Mr Tonkin.
He is a police Education Officer.
Kia Kaha means Stay Strong
Today we looked at similarities and differences between people. We realised that everyone is different and it is a GREAT thing!

Mt T read us a story called "Happy Spring". It was all about children in the classroom. Some children were sharing and being good friends and other children didn't share.

At the end of the session we got to redesign the colour scheme for a police car!

We look forwards to seeing Mr T tomorrow!

Friday, July 28, 2006

Maori Language Week

This week Room One and other New Zealanders have been celebrating Maori Language Week!

Each day we have had a Maori Quiz & Miss Trayes got to decide who the winners were.

The winners of the quiz each day were:
  • Monday:
  • Tuesday: Tait
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday: Maia
  • Friday: Tiana

    We have been revising our Maori colours too! Check out the link to the right of this page to practice your colours in Maori!=====>

    On Thursday Kalani and Sophie were our Current Events Reporters. They both brought in the same article - it was about Maori Language week as well!

    On Friday we used our knoweldge of Maori colours to make a GIANT shared picture. It is beautiful and we worked SO well together!
  • Blend of the Week - Week Two

    This week (Week Two) our Blend of the Week was "sw".

    We thought of lots of "sw" words like:
  • swan
  • swim
  • sweat
  • swish
  • swell
  • swamp
  • swoop
  • swirl
  • swarm
  • sword

    To celebrate our learning we made a "SWAN MASK" for our Blend of the Week Activity.

    Check back soon to see some of Room One wearing their Swan Masks!

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2006

    Pacific Inspired Artwork

    Last week on Wednesday we were meant to have sport but it RAINED!

    So instead we did some Pacific inspired artwork with Miss Trayes using crayon & dye.

    We had to remember all we had learnt about repeating patterns last year and think of lots of great ideas to put on our pages.

    Tait has written a great recount of how they made them:

    Shapes Gone Wild - By Tait

    First I had to think about what I was going to do.

    Then I had to draw my picture in pencil.

    Next I went over the lines in crayon. I chose black, blue and green.

    Last I dyed mine. I dyed it violet.

    Have a look at how some of them turned out. They are BEAUTIFUL!

    Monday, July 24, 2006

    Apricot Fudge - Sharing Time!

    We all worked SO hard on Friday in our companies making, packaging and marketing our apricot fudge.

    Here are some of the finished products!

    What a good job all of Room One did, working together as a company!
    Our fudge was yummy and we ALL enjoyed eating it!

    Friday, July 21, 2006

    Apricot Fudge!

    Today we formed COMPANIES and were going to MAKE, PACKAGE and MARKET some Apricot Fudge!

    Some students were the creators (they made the product)

    Some were in charge of packaging

    Some were the marketers (they made posters and pamphlets to helps sell the fudge)

    Check back soon for photos and reports!

    Thursday, July 20, 2006

    Feelings Poems

    This week we had a great Poem of the Week called "Feelings"

    Since we are going to be learning about poetry we decided to use our poem of the week to help us write OUR OWN feelings poems!

    FIRST we brainstormed feeling words, THEN we talked about the structure the poem had to follow. The structure was:
    When I feel _______
    I feel _______
    Like a ________
    or a ________

    Have a read to see some of what we wrote for our feelings poems.

    When I am happy
    I feel excited
    Like a dog waiting at the top of the driveway
    Or Gus when I come home.
    By Theo

    When I am mad
    I feel white hot
    Like an erupting volcano
    Or an explosion.
    By Tait

    When I am jealous
    I feel very, very mean
    Like a mad and hungry lion
    or being hurt really, really badly.
    By Tiana

    When I am sad
    I feel chilly and blue
    When I am happy
    I hope you do too
    I feel yellow like a dandelion.
    By Atorea.

    Wednesday, July 19, 2006

    Fun with Apple's Photo Booth

    This morning some children got to take their photos in quite a unique photo booth!
    Miss Trayes has a great new programme on her BRAND NEW apple laptop!
    It is called PHOTO BOOTH!
    Here are some of the photos we took of ourselves!
    Prepare to laugh!!!!!

    Monday, July 17, 2006

    The First Day of Term Three

    Monday 17th of May was our first day back at school after having TWO weeks of holidays.

    Mrs Boyd wanted to find out all the amazing things we had been doing so she asked us to put on our thinking caps!

    We used the alphabet thinking key to "Alphabet our Holidays"

    We had to think of words that described our holiday and they had to start with each letter of the alphabet.

    We found the letters j, x, q and y challenging and we had to think very hard... and creatively to fill the box with a word that related to our holidays.

    Here are pictures of some of our work.