Saturday, May 20, 2017

Week Three - By Sonia

On Tuesday 16th May, Rooms 15 and 16, along with the Pukeko team were lucky enough to visit the Manurewa Marae. First, our tour person named Eli, welcomed us in with a powhiri. Next, we acknowledged and thanked them for welcoming us onto their marae with a song. We, then went in the marae.  We also sang the song tihei mauri ora. Next we checked out the  wharenui. It had many pictures of the maori king, queen and lots of other ancestors. we also participated in a play, learning about how Manurewa got it’s name and the two brothers flying the kites. After all that fun, Eli taught us a song called Aue ka hoki nei au.  It was such a wonderful day and we are so lucky we had lots of parents to come and help us too. Check out the video!
Written by Sonia.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Week two - By Coraleigh

Week 2 started with Ben sharing some wool from his grandparents. Sheeps wool is very delicate. It is as light as holding a cloud but fluffier. Here is a photo of Ben holding some wool.

Cool right?. It was nice of Ben to bring some wool in to share with us.

Last week we started doing tennis. The class has done well for the first 2 days. Ben and Oscar came down to help us learn. We did a few relay challenges.
Here are some photo’s of room 15 learning tennis with Ben and Oscar. IMG_0641.JPGIMG_0634.JPGIMG_0636.JPG

On Thursday Cayden got a Special certificate from Mrs Cowan for demonstrating all of the A, B, C and D from signal Sam. Here is a photo of Cayden with his certificate.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Welcome back to Term Two!

Welcome back to term Two! I hope you had a relaxing break and you're ready to get into some action packed learning!
We have had such an awesome start to Term Two. The attitude and contribution to the daily program is really impressive. Keep it up Room 15! 

Tuesday marked our first Tennis session for the term. We are so lucky to have experts come to school and teach us the skills and rules around these fun sports! We found some of the co-ordination tasks a little tricky but we had fun nonetheless and we are only getting better! Check out of pics of our first session. 

Teamwork and working together is a really important part of the Room 15 culture. We were given the challenge to work in groups of four to create the tallest AND strongest tower using only 100 straws, sellotape and had 30 minutes. The catch was, it needed to support/hold a ball. This activity was really cool and we had so much fun. Teamwork was an important aspect of this task as we needed all hands on deck to design and create the tower. Take a look at our photos.