Thursday, April 12, 2018

A visit from Lester Hall!

Room 1 were ecstatic today to have a visit from local artist Lester Hall. We have been doing some art works based on his tiki, and it was so amazing to hear more about it from the artist himself. We had lots of great questions to ask, and learned a lot about his career.
We were so lucky to each receive a print of his tiki work, and had to get him to sign them.
Thank you so much Lester! 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Haast Eagle

For reading a couple of groups were learning to Make Connections and read about the Moa and the Haast Eagle. Their follow-up activity was to measure it out and draw it with chalk. Next they took a photo, and using Explain Everything label their photo. Here are some of the tamariki enjoying some mahi tahi outside the classroom.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Te reo

This morning's te reo lesson warm-up. Matching the pikitia with the correct reo. A lot of great korero had here. If we didn't know a word we figured out HOW to find out by using several different options such as asking a buddy, using the maori dictionary online and breaking the words down and linking them to our prior knowledge.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Learn Create Share


It's reading time and we are working independently on our tasks. Some of us are reading online articles, some of us are reading school journals. We are all Learning, and we are all Creating something from what we learn. You will soon be able to see what we've learned and created when we Share our work on our blogs.
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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Storyboard and Maori Myths

This week we have been reading Riding the Waves- Four Māori Myths by Gavin Bishop. 
We chose our favourite myth and are now creating a Storyboard That storyboard to summarise and sequence the story. This is our first time using Storyboard That. We are finding it is a great tool, and can be used for many different things.
We hope to have some of our storyboards on our blogs really soon.

Here is an example of a students storyboard that they are still working on. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Summer Learning Journey prizegiving

Yesterday we had a visit from Georgia from The Summer Learning Journey. She came to present certificates and prizes to the students who participated in the school holiday blogging program. 
The overall prize winners were Edward 1st, Te Kawana 2nd, Samicia and Chrystal equal 3rd. Well done to all the students who signed up and took part. ​
Let's get more students involved next time!