Friday, September 14, 2018

Special Olympics

One Wednesday Jemma and Sophie went to the Special Olympics Basketball where their team came 4th. The girls said they had the best time and both Sophie and Jemma scored 4 goals each! We are so lucky to have some cool kids in our class and they have a wonderful teacher aide who does amazing work with them. 

Rubik's Cube

The Rubik's Cube has been taking over Totara 2 (much to Miss Hines' dismay) and some of the kids are getting pretty good at it. Matt has been super busy trying to solve it and he has inserted a video into his slide of him completing the Rubik's Cube! Awesome work Matt! Your next challenge is to see if you can solve the 4x4 cube!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tie Dye T-Shirts

Over the past week, we have been making tie dye t-shirts for our upcoming Art Soiree. First we studied how to make effective tie dye patterns and then we decided what 3 colours we wanted to use on our t-shirts. Next we had to wet our t-shirts and ring them out so they were damp. Then, depending on what pattern we wanted to do, we wrapped our t-shirts with rubber bands. The spiral pattern was one of the most popular designs. After that, we put the t-shirts in our art sink and poured the die over the different parts of our shirts. Once we had finished, we put our wet t-shirts in a plastic bag and we left them for about 12-15 hours. Then Miss Hines rinsed our t-shirts and hung them up in our classroom to dry. Once they were dry, Miss H took them home and ironed them, ready to be hung for our Soiree on Friday. We think they look amazing! Come along and place a bid on Friday night.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Respecting property

During Whanau Time this week, we talked about respecting our school and it's property. Mrs O asked us to come up with a short video, demonstrating how we show respect around our school. The girls chose to showcase graffiti as unfortunately, some of the children in our class think it is ok to draw all over their desks. Thanks Mia, Honor, Ruby and Katelin for stepping up and taking on this project.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Arahura Marae Visit

Today T2, P3, M3 and R4 got the opportunity to go to the Arahura Marae. We were welcomed onto the Marae with a Powhiri which was followed with some Kai. We then went back into the whare and we all introduced ourselves with our Mihi. Matua T then told us stories about the marae and the carvings that were inside. We learnt a lot about our local history and think that the marae is a beautiful place. Here is a photo of our group outside the marae. Thank you to Whaea Katie who took us for practices so we were prepared. We truly are blessed to live in such a beautiful place!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Maths Puzzle

Today Miss Hines gave us a challenging maths puzzle where we were given a grid and some numbers and we had to fit the numbers into the grid. Some of us found this particularly challenging - especially the girls, but the boys worked together and with team work they managed to finish it (they couldn't beat Miss Hines though!) The boys were so engaged, it was great to see! We enjoyed this so much that we might make this a weekly challenge!  

Friday, July 27, 2018

Giving a Helping Hand

This morning Miss Hines witnessed something awesome! Levi was speaking to Nikalai about his maths and said that he was having trouble with his multiplication. Nikalai became 'the expert' and willingly in his own time, began showing Levi the way he works out his multiplication! Thank you for being a kind and caring class member Nikalai. You have certainly stepped up and I am sure Levi appreciates the help you have given him!