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Monday, August 30, 2010

Look What We Made!

We are very interested in rainbows at the moment because we are learning our Maori colours. Some girls worked on these two pictures using our maths beans. Notice that the colours are in the correct order (ROYGBIV). They then took pictures of what they had made.

What a great cat!

Monday, August 23, 2010

It's Maths Week!

Today we learnt about shapes. First we played a maths game in two teams. We had to spot shapes in the classroom. The pink team won by a whisker! Then we made a "define map" on the floor. We had to decide whether a shape was "relevant" or "not relevant" to our define map's title. The first one we did was "circles", if a shape was not a circle then it was "not relevant" and went on the outside. The second define map we made was "shapes with four sides". If a shape had four sides we had to put it in the circle as it was "relevant". You can see this define map in the photo. After that we made shape pictures.... look out for them in the classroom soon!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Nine, Ten, Ring Big Ben...

One, two, buckle my shoe.
Three, four, knock at the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.
Seven, eight, stand up straight.
Nine, ten, ring Big Ben

Friday, August 6, 2010

Harakeke and Rapiti

Today our buddy class Room 14 visited to teach us how to weave with harakeke (flax). They also brought along Smokey the rapiti (bunny rabbit). We love it when Room 14 helps us learn new things and also when they bring along their pets to share!

Making Pikopiko Paintings

Today in Room 9 we learnt about pikopiko. Pikopiko are the baby shoots of ferns. In Maori "piko" means to bend or curl. To make our pikopiko paintings we had to learn how draw a spiral. This wasn't easy, but we all tried our best and look at how well we did!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Assembly Movie

This movie shows the three Maori Waiata performed at assembly on Friday the 30th of July. The first is Tekoteko, performed by the children from Botany Downs Kindergarten. The second and third are Taniwha and AEIOU, performed by the kindergarten, Room 9 and 14 together. We rehearsed for our performance using the 'voice over the internet' program Skype. We really enjoyed working with our buddy class Room 14 and Botany Downs Kindergarten!

Museum Trip

One of our parent helpers snapped this picture on the Auckland Museum Trip!