Friday, April 7, 2017

Superstars of the Week


Congratulations to Mackenzie and Mya for receiving Key Com Certificates this week.
Mackenzie got his certificate for the excitement he shows when trying new things.
Mya got her certificate for going above and beyond in her ANZAC work.
Great work Team!

Quiver Vision

This week we have been exploring an app called Quiver. Miss Hines has been going to the Mindlab course and it was introduced to her there. We have had a lot of fun playing with the app and now we are looking at ways that we could use this to enhance our learning and work.
Below are pictures that we took of our colouring that came to life. We couldn't believe how clear they are!










Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Homework Draw

On Friday Miss Hines did the homework draw. The homework draw is where if we complete our homework or independent maths learning each week, we get a token. At the end of the term, Miss Hines draws a name out of the box and we get to choose a friend to go to McDonald's for lunch. Congratulations to Kate who won the draw this term and chose to take Maya out for lunch!



Friday, March 31, 2017

Family Fiesta Cupcakes

The Family Fiesta is here! For our class entries this year, Totara were challenged to make cupcakes. Each class will be given a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Very Highly Commended. People are allowed to bid on the cupcakes and the highest bid gets to take them home. Look at some of our great creations!
Ella created some cute bears!

Ella R describes hers as a chocolate wonderland.

Holly made a secret garden with mushrooms.

Jacob's owls are super cute!

James got creative with icing and hundreds and thousands.

Jayden went to New World...

Jessie's cupcakes are pretty in pink.

Kate's sunflowers will brighten up your day.

Liam's Cookie Monsters look incredible.

Mackenzie C made cute ladybugs and flowers.

Mackenzie H was very clever and used his 6 cupcakes to make the Tardis.

Marshall made a 3 and 4 scoop icecream.

Maya went all out and went to New World...

Mya describes her cupcake as a factory of sweetness.

Reilly made some super cute farm animals.

Royden was super clever and created 6 different cupcakes.

Can you spot the BFG?

Sam made a gigantic cupcake.

Shakanna's icing looks so colourful.

Summer made some awesome 'ice creams'.

Yana made some awesome Panda's and birds nests.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

ANZAC Work

For the last half of the term Totara 2 has been working on an ANZAC topic using our multi-modal site ANZAC Site for literacy and topic. We have been reading, writing and watching videos to use information in our presentations.

These are all a work in progress but please feel free to comment on our work. 

Poppy, Orange Poppy, Red Poppy ... ANZAC
Maya
Wyatt
Tipene

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Writing

WALT: Write Similes.
As part of our ANZAC topic we are learning to write descriptively. One of the criteria for our recount in the day in the life of a soldier is to use at least two similes in our piece of writing.
Yesterday we got into pairs and practised writing really descriptive similes that we might be able to use in our piece of writing. We did it on a Padlet so we could share our ideas with the class and then maybe we could 'borrow' someone elses because we all know that writers are thieves!


Made with Padlet

Friday, March 24, 2017

Superstars for Week 8

Check out our Super Stars Yana and Ella who received Key Com certificates in assembly today. Ella received her Key Com for the dedication she puts into completing her tasks to a VERY high standard and Yana received hers for having a superb 'can do' attitude in all curriculum areas. Thank you girls for being such wonderful role models in Totara 2!