Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Term 1, Week 11

Making Coconut Ice With Room 3

Today we were lucky enough to have the Room 3 seniors come into Room 8 and show us how to make coconut ice! We did this as part of an Easter themed Tuakana-Teina session. We worked in small groups to complete four different Easter activities. One activity involved the junior Room 8 students teaching the senior Room 3 students how to make a 'zentangle' patterned Easter Bunny. Another activity was writing a story to go with a funny Easter Bunny picture. Our favourite part was making the coconut ice by following a recipe Room 3 has been using this term. Finally we made Easter baskets to put our coconut ice in to take home. It was loads of fun and Room 8 look forward to working with Room 3 again next term!

Room 8 would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!
Term 2 starts on Monday 1st May. See you then!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Term 1, Week 9

Tuakana Teina

This week we had our second Tuakana Teina session with our senior buddy class, Room 3! 
This week our focus was on Te Reo. Room 8 shared a song we have been learning in Te Reo with Room 3 called 'Tutira Mai' and then they joined in with us. Room 3 also showed us a hand clapping pattern to go with our 'Tutira Mai' song and some children even got to use the Rakau! 

We had heaps of fun! Check it out...

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Term 1, Week 8

Let's Paint!

This week we practised our painting skills by painting our book boxes in bright colours. When we started at Stanley Ave we were given a book box that is ours to keep. As we have moved through the junior school  they have started to become a bit old and worn because we use them every day. Now that we are the big Year 2 and 3 kids of the junior school, our book boxes definitely need a revamp!

There was lots of learning involved in painting our book boxes. For example we learnt how to put lots of paint on our brushes and paint in strokes that go in the same direction. Some of us decided that we shouldn't paint the underside of the boxes because that will make it tricky (and sticky) to put anywhere to dry. We also discovered that in order to make our book box colour stand out and to cover all the old brown, we needed at least two coats of paint, which we did across two days. 

We had lots of fun getting our hands dirty in the paint!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Term 1, Week 7

Rippa Rugby

Today we were lucky enough to be coached in Rippa Rugby. We learnt that is is important to hold the ball with two hands so we do not drop it and to always keep our head up when running to look where we are going.
Take a look at us in action!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Term 1, Week 6


Over the past couple of weeks, Room 8 have been working very hard to create a collaborative piece of artwork. We had to work together as a team to create our masterpiece. We worked in pairs to create the waka paddles and then all created our own koru and kowhaiwhai patterns to show our individuality and decorate our waka. We are all special and unique and we think our colourful waka represents this. It is now on display in the school office foyer, so if you haven't already - go check it out!

Room 8 would like to say a huge thank you to Kathy who helped us put our waka together! We really appreciate your help, Kathy!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Term 1, Week 3

Tuakana Teina
Today we joined forces with the Room 3 seniors to get to know them and play some games for Tuakana Teina. 
Tuakana Teina is all about getting the older students of the school working and interacting with the younger students. Room 8 had a blast getting to know Room 3 and playing the very cool game 'amoeba' with them! 
Check out our photos!

In Maths we are developing our Number Knowledge. Today we worked in groups to think of all the ways we could make the number 10. We used different objects such as popsicle sticks, tens frames and dice to make the number 10. We then recorded our thinking on posters to display in our class. 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Term 1, Week 2

Welcome to Room 8!

Wow! It is so exciting to be back in Room 8 at Stanley Avenue School! Our class this year is fantastic and I look forward to working with each student on their learning journey.

Last week, we settled back into routine and school life, after a long holiday break. We learnt more about each other and welcomed two new students to Stanley Ave. We also combined with Room 11 to meet each other and participate in team building activities. Room 8 and 11 will be working closely with each other throughout the year. 

Check out some of our team building photos!