Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Reindeers and cookies.

With Christmas and the summer holidays fast approaching we decided to get into the Christmas spirit and we made some Christmas cards using our handprints and measured strips of paper to make a Christmas Tree for another Christmas Card.

We then used gingerbread cookies and decorated them so they looked liked reindeer.  
They sure tasted great with our milk this afternoon.


Prep Market

What an amazing day we had a prep market.  

We had worked so hard on all of our products and they looked awesome.  It was a wonderful day and Room 5 wants to say a big thank you to all those who supported our class and our wonderful school.

 Come and see what we have made!

Nirvana had a great time and bought lots of things.  
She especially loved the slime!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Reading for a purpose

During reading time this week TK read a book called Parachutes.

It was a great book that gave him instructions about how he could make his own toy parachutes.  And guess what TK did?

He went home and made his very own toy parachute following the instructions of the book he had read.

This afternoon he explained to us how it worked and then demonstrated how great it was.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Kei hea te tuna?

With the help of the children that work with Whaea Clare every week we learnt this poem about eels.

The eels were in the sea, the river, the lake, the eel trap, our hangi and then in our puku.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Eels, eels, eels

Just to finish off our week the way we started  (looking and talking about eels) Ms. Bonsey gave us a paper plate, quick instructions and a picture and we had to problem solve how to make our paper plate into an eel.  

We then added them to our Nurturing Nature display.  

We were all able to follow the instructions and made some pretty cool looking eels.


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Nga Manu

Today the Rimu block travelled to Waikanae to Nga Manu Nature Reserve to see the eels and all ducks, keas, and pukeko that live on the reserve.

It was a beautiful day and we have loads of fun, we also learnt lots about eels.  Keep watching our blog to find out what we did learn.
We were even allowed to touch one of the eels and it felt "slimy and squishy!"

We walked lots and explored the reserve enjoying the sun and the fresh air.

What an awesome day we had!!!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Our Kapahaka Star

Room 5 always does an amazing job during Kapahaka but today we had a stand out star in Horona.

He lead the kapahaka, made Ms. Bonsey burst with pride and shed a tear.

I'm so very proud of each and every one of my lovely children in Room 5 - you bring joy to my day.

Ms. Bonsey

Nurturing Nature

As part of our inquiry we talked a lot about our responsibilities to keep our environment and community clean and tidy so that we are taking care of the nature around us.

We had noticed a lot of rubbish in our playground so along with Room 7 we walked around the school and collected lots and lots of rubbish.

When we got back to class we sorted it - paper, plastic and compost and talked about how rubbish affects our environment.


Friday, 28 October 2016

60 seconds in a minute!

On Friday we made our own sand timers!!!

With all our learning this week about time we now know that there are 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute.  

We used salt and water bottles that had a hole in them and we had to watch the second hand on the clock very closely to see how long it took the salt to come out of the little hole.

We also figured out that we could count to 60 and that also a minute!

Te Ao Maori with Whaea Toni

This week we were lucky to have Whaea Toni in Room 5.  She talked to us about the technology the Maori people used before there were things like microwaves and plastic bowls.  

We talked a lot about how important harakeke was and how it could be made into almost anything.

We then did our own weaving.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

What's the time?

This term we are learning how to tell the time.  We have been talking lots about clocks and how long a minute is, how long a day is and how many days in the week.

This week we had to work together to make clock.  We had to make sure that the numbers were all in the right place.

We think we did a pretty good job.