Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Totum Poles

On Friday, we made totum poles with our buddies. Check out this video to see what we did.

Make your own slideshow with music at Animoto.

Go for a walk!

This weeks fun task is to take your mum or dad for a walk. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and go for a walk! Don't forget to send me your photos.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Cooking Dinner

Last weeks fun task was to help cook dinner. Check out these photos of some of the kids who helped cook dinner.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Apology letters

Today we wrote apology letters to Ngaire because we have been telling lots of tales, being silly and disrespectful and we have not been keeping the classroom and cloak bays clean and tidy.

Here are two of our letters.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


I ran to the christmas tree. I open all my presents but there was one more left. I felt really excited. As if I was going to Legoland. I picked it up and opened it. It was the game I always wanted, Skylanders. I played it all day. Skylanders was an exciting game. I got new skylanders to put on the portal of power. There were lots of levels. They were all mostly enjoyable.

By Hunter

Thursday, 16 February 2012

A Big Trip

In the holidays I went to Ratahi for one night and then up to Auckland for a week or two then back to Ratahi to see my pony Oscar. He is a chestnut rome which is orange with white flakes around his rump. He needs his winter coat brushed off. He has got three little socks and one back one is long which is hard to keep clean. When we first saw him he nickered. I ran like a cheater to say hi and give him some grass. Then went to see my little cousin Charlie’s pony Elly. Elly is fat with a white tail and mane.

By Bella

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Cooking Dinner

This week's fun task for homework is to help cook dinner. Cooking dinner is a great skill to learn, so this week your task is to help cook dinner. Send me a photo of you cooking dinner.

More Family Photos

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Brain Fitness

Today Suzanne came to our class to help us warm up our brains. She asked us "What if you had three legs instead of two?" We had lots of hard and easy ideas. Poor Ngaire had to write them all down. It was fun and tricky at the same time. After we came up with lots of hard and easy ideas Suzanne wanted us to talk to a buddy to come up with some creative ideas. One of our creative ideas was you could climb a ladder with two legs and stick the other leg out to hang your tool box on.

We learnt that when you have run out of ideas that's when you need to keep thinking or talk to someone else and that's when you get the really good ideas.

Can you think of any creative ideas to answer our question?

Friday, 10 February 2012

Hands On Homework

This week our fun task for homework was to take a family photo. Here are some of our family photos.

Salah's Weekly Reflection

What: this week I have been coloring in my portfolio cover.

So what: I learnt how to make a sketch

Now what: I want to be a roll model to buddy.

Maia B's Weekly Reflection

What: This week I have learnt how to play flags. I have done buddy class.

So what: In flags there is a long line of cones that is where you start. There is another lot of cones that are shaped as a square that has a tennis ball in the middle of it. One team will stand in a line on one side and the other team will stand in a line on the other side and then when the whistle blows the team that is on the left side will run over to the other teams side.

Now what: I want to focus on buddy class.

Kobe's Weekly Reflection

What: This week I have learnt how to play flags.

So What: I learnt that you have to have 2 box’s with a flag or a tennis ball.

Now What: I want to get better at spelling.

Keona's Weekly Reflection

What: This week I learnt to be a good buddy to my buddy class.

So what: I learnt that to be a good buddy you have to be a role model for them. Like if you tell them off for talking while your on the mat they will listen but when your talking while your on the mat they will start talking again.

Now what: I want to focus on to be a better runner at flags.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Our Class Name

Guess what?!  We finally have decided on our class name.  Many great ideas and a coupe of votes later we have decided.  Scratch the message below to find out what it is.

Orkut Scrap Toys

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Treaty From Long Ago

A long time ago Maori and Pakeha made a treaty.  A treaty is a list of things they agreed on so they could live happily together.  They didn't want any more fighting so they created the treaty.  The English and Maori treaties said different things instead of the same.  This has caused problems with agreeing on the treaty.

We think having a treaty is a good idea so we are going to make our own.  We need to be thinking about what we want to have our own treaty that we can all agree with.

Do you have any ideas of what needs to be on our treaty?