Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Onesie Day!
We have found out about the people in our community 
who help keep us safe and make Porirua a fun city to live in.
We decided to bring a gold coin to raise money for the Wellington Free ambulance,
one of these Community Superheroes.
We collected coins from Totara block, too.
We discovered that Neema and Mrs. CJ have both needed an ambulance this year!



Ka mau te wehi!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017

Māori Language Day has been marked on September 14 
since the famous Māori language petition was delivered on that day in 1972.

Do you know your address?
The Community Helpers who have visited us have told us
 it is important that we can say
...our first and last name
...the number and street that we live on.
We have lots of street and place names that are in the Maori language.
This song will help us learn to say the Maori vowels correctly.

Which version do you like the most?

Friday, 8 September 2017

We said farewell to Miss. August.
The choir sang beautifully and some children spoke. 
We will look forward to seeing her new baby.
Arohanui Miss. August!

We are always excited when it is Friday and we know we will have M.O.O.T.
Today Scarlett was a teacher.
She showed us how to fold and cut paper to make a special book.
It was fun and you can make one by clicking on this link:Scarlett's Book
Thank you Scarlett.
There was a Train Station in the block.
There was a lot of team work happening....
I wonder how many places the passengers stopped at?
The construction workers were super busy with their building, too!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

We finished our awesome Calendar Art today.
We hope you like them.
Order forms in the newsletter tomorrow.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

We brought a soft toy to school. 
We felt two toys in our hands.
We made an estimate...
"I think this one is the heaviest."
 We used balance scales to check...
Which toy is the heaviest?
How do you know?
Then we used beads to see how heavy our toy was...
 Jessica and Bryden are keeping a tally of the beads...
 We used bags of ten beads at a time...
 Then we had to add single beads until the scales balanced.
Not there yet.....
 Jackson and Tate are using beads on a string to find out how wide
and how tall their toys are.
Which toy is the heaviest?
Which toy is the widest?
Which toy is the tallest?
How can we compare out toys?