Thursday, 29 March 2012

Today we did our printing outside.

 What was the letter of the day?

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Junior Masterchef Rata 1

Today our letter of the the day was Jj.

J is for......... JELLY

Monday, 26 March 2012

RoadSense Day

Luckily the weather was good to us today and we were able to walk down to the Lagoon as part of BikeWise and RoadSense Week.  
Great fun was had by all. 
 I was particularly impressed with the way the big 
Whanau buddies looked after their little buddy.

Thanks to all the parents who walked with us  and joined us for lunch.


Thursday, 22 March 2012


We have been learning numbers before and after up to 10.

Our first Inquiry Unit for 2012 is 'A Bird's- Eye View'

We are inquiring into 'All living things have certain requirements so they can stay alive'. 

The big word we are learning is Sustainability.

When we started we got into our Buzz Groups. We brainstormed our first ideas about birds. Then we did some reading and watched a D.V.D.

The next step is to create some questions to further our Inquiry.

This week's question was ' What do birds look like?

This is what we found out.......

A bird has feathers. It is the only thing that has feathers - Emma

Birds have wings. Birds lay eggs. Birds have feathers - Amelia

Birds have feathers. They have beaks. Birds don't have teeth. - Harrison

Birds have beaks. Birds don't have teeth. - Mac

A bird has warm blood. A bird has feathers and birds have a backbone. - Lennon

Birds have two wings and one beak. Birds have two legs. - Bryn

Birds have wings. Birds have beaks. They have eyes. - Georgia

Birds have wings. They don't have any teeth. Birds have feathers and they have two legs. - Tepatasi

Birds have wings. They have two legs. Some birds can swim. A penguin can swim. - Riley

A penguin swims in the water. Birds have wings - Logan B

Birds have feathers. They have warm blood. - Logan M

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Happy Birthday and a big Welcome to Logan.

My first day at Papakowhai School

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Celebrating fantastic illustrating

This week we have been learning to illustrate our stories.

                                                             Look at our illustrations.



School Assembly

Today we had our first school assembly for 2012. Classes take turns at presenting items.
At today's assembly classes from Rimu and Totara Block shared some of their work.
Mrs Gunson's class showed us their awesome self portraits.

For some of us this was our very first school assembly. At our first assembly our Whanau buddy introduces us to the rest of the school and Mr Smith our Principal presents us with a 
'Welcome to School" certificate.

Congratulations to Emma and Harrison who received certificates for demonstrating friendship.

School Assembly on PhotoPeach

Monday, 12 March 2012

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Today was our last day of swimming. For the last two days we have been practising water safety skills.
We have learned how to put on a life jacket, float, and get together in a survival huddle.
Thank you Todd for teaching us lots of new swimming and water safety skills.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Myspace Code Generator

We are learning to leave spaces between words and have a go at writing by ourselves.

Thursday 8th March

I am playing outside with Dad's dog. - Logan

We are going to see Harold. I like his truck. - Harrison

I am seeing Harold with my friends. Lennon

I am going to the library. - Bryn

Tuesday 6 th March

We are going to see Harold. We had fun. - Riley

I am going to see Harold. I am going to say hello. - Georgia

I went to the supermarket with Mum. - Tepatasi

Monday 5th March

I am in the caravan with Harold - Amelia

Last night I went to Emma's house and I had a sleepover.
 - Emma
Art - Look at our amazing self portraits

Friday, 2 March 2012

We were very excited when the Life Education Caravan arrived at our school on Friday.

We went to the caravan classroom to meet Harold the Giraffe and learn all about how AMAZING we are!
Jane the teacher helped us all learn about the things our body needs to stay happy and healthy.

We need lots of things to stay healthy.
We need   water, oxygen, sleep, food, exercise,  shelter and love.
Can you think of other things?

                  Harold says:       I am a very important person
                                                      There's nobody like me
                                                       I'm wonderful and amazing
                                                      Just because I'm