Monday, 14 May 2018

New Zealand Sign Language Week

Last week was New Zealand Sign Language Week. Room 23 really embraced the challenge of learning some sign language including the NZSL alphabet and greeting others by saying "Hi, my name is _____. Nice to meet you."
We have loved learning it so much and think it is such a valuable skill to know that we have decided to continue with our sign language learning for the rest of the term (and beyond). Keep an eye out for our posts about our learning but for now why don't you give it a go...

Garden to Table

We are lucky enough to be taking part in Garden to Table this term. It is a great way to learn about growing our own food and cooking healthy nutricious meals. The students absolutley love it and are learning invaluable life skills. 
A BIG thank you to our awesome G2T organisers Sarah and Sarah G and all our fabulous volunteers that make the experience possible (we are always looking for volunteers if you can spare a few hours!)

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Here is our NZ writing buddy school work...

Massive thanks to our buddy school Rm7 Kapanui School, Wellington, for their awesome similes and metaphors. We really enjoyed reading them and checking out your fun info on the Found Sheet.

Check out the video we made of us reading your similes/metaphors.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Community Garden visit

We were very lucky to visit the Owairaka Park Community Gardens on Friday to help weed, clean and build to our hearts content. Big thank you to Oisin's mum Heather who organised and ran it all. We absolutely loved it. 
Looking forward to the next visit!!

Credit to Jenny Morris for the song used on the video Aotearoa.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Get Writing NZ

This term we have been lucky enough to take part in the Get Writing NZ initiative where we buddy up with another school in NZ and share our awesome writing.

We worked over the last couple of weeks filling in the Found Sheet with lots of cool information about us and about Owairaka School and the students wrote a simile/metaphor poem about them selves (check out their blogs to see the full poem). They picked their favourite line and wrote it on the back of a postcard which makes up a jigsaw picture. Today we sent our work off and are now eagerly awaiting our buddy schools parcel in response.

The school that is our buddy class is Kapanui School in Wellington (check out the link to their school site)

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Congratulations to our Caught being good certificate winners

Congratualtions Luke and Joyce. Great work!

Duffy Assembly with guest speaker Daniel Faitaua.

We were very lucky to have Daniel Faitaua in speaking to us for our Duffy assembly. He gave a very inspirational speech about the importance of reading and told us how many opportunities it opened up for him.

Here is his bio:
Daniel is a graduate from the NZ Broadcasting School and the University of Canterbury. He’s a familiar face on TV as the newsreader for TVNZ Breakfast and 1News Midday. Before that he developed extensive experience as a broadcast reporter for ONE News and Close Up.

Questions we hoped to have answered:

  1. What was your most exciting news report? This is the question we submitted to him.
  2. What is your favourite sport?
  3. What's the best thing you have cooked?
  4. What's the worst thing about your job?
  5. What do you like about your job?
  6. Who is your role model?
  7. What do you like about your life?
  8. In the breaks do you go get a coffee? If not, what do you do?
  9. Where is the studio?
  10. Do you have a mansion? 
  11. Do you play Fortnite? Or any video games?