Friday, July 31, 2009

Maori Language Week

(Photo by Akira)
As part of Maori language week we were lucky enough to have Elmus come and read the story of Hohepa te Pura or Joseph The Bull in Te Reo. We all loved the great expression that he used when he read us the story. Elmus then taught us a Maori counting game. Thankyou Elmus!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Basketball

Today we were lucky enough to have Dallas from Nelson Basketball come along and do a session with us. She taught us some new skills like passing the ball around our body and how to bounce the ball properly. Check out what we thought below.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sally's sister Amy visits

Today Sally's twin sister Amy came and visited us. She has a disability called Cerebral Palsy. It means that she can not walk or talk. She is in a wheelchair. Sally and Amy's Mum Robyn told us that she has Cerebral Palsy. She has Cerebral Palsy because when Sally and Amy were born Amy did not get enough oxygen and this meant that part of her brain died. We asked Robyn lot's of questions about Amy's disability. Robyn bought in some of the equipment which Amy uses. We all got to have a go using the wheelchair or walking frame.After this we explored Nelson Central looking at all the things that help people that have a disability like Amy. We found the disabled toilet and noticed the ramps. We also noticed that there are a lot of steps that Amy couldn't get up, a steep hill to get up to our classroom and a speed bump which all made it tricky for Amy to get around our school.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Visitors!

Last week we had some special visitors to our classroom. Our special visitors are visiting New Zealand learning all about sustainability. We showed them our movie that we made about all the different ways that we can help save the planet. We also had fun learning how to say "Hello" in their language and using google earth to explore where they come from. After this we had fun showing them what we do in music. We only showed off a little bit!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Making toast!

How to Make Toast!

1. We first put the plug in the switch - Ta'a-Marie
2. Put the bread in to the toaster. Cassandra
3. Push the button down. Dillon
4. You wait until the toast cooks. Ali
5. We put what flavour we want on top of the toast. Joel
(We had margarine and marmite)
6. You cut it up. Finlay
If you want to cut the crusts off the side you can. Dillon
7. Eat it and say yum! Charlie and Lucy

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

In Maths we have been learning all about the days of the week. As part of this we read the story the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Check out our retelling of the story through our movie.
video
On Friday to celebrate the end of term we each made a large marshmallow mouse and some baby mice. Sally decided that we would make them as we had been learning about the diagraph 'ou'. We had to use a skewer to make holes so we could poke in the licorice for their eyes and tail. They tasted yummy!
Check out the fun we had below!