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Friday, January 31, 2020

Welcome to Room 4

Kia ora tamariki and whānau.  I am looking forward to getting to know you all in Room 4.  My name is Shelley and I like to be called Shelley by the children.  Here is my Pepeha.  A little bit about me and where I come from.




We have an action-packed term ahead.  We are starting off with our Turangawaewae unit - Which looks at 'our place'.  We will be swimming every day, so bring your swimming gear.  Make sure everything is labeled so we don't loose clothes.

Please do come and introduce yourselves to me.  I love meeting the whānau of the tamariki I teach.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Kaboom

What a morning filled with interesting sounds and music...

We had a go at creating our own piece of music.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Holiday Stories


Kia ora everyone and welcome back to a busy term...
Here are some stories from the students of Room 3 about their holidays...

Holiday Stories

In the holidays I went to my uncles and we walked in the rain.
By David

In the holidays I went up North and saw a little grassy bit on the mountain.
By Wyatt

In the holidays I stayed at home.
By Ari

In the holidays I went to Toy Story 4.
By Manaia

In the holidays I went to Nana Mary’s.
By Drew


In the holidays I went to the park.
By Elise

In the holidays I went to the park.
By Flynn

I went to my new house.
By Philemon

I went driving in my new car with my Dad, Mum and sister.
By Aidan

I am watching Toy Story 4.
By Archie

I went to Rotorua.  I liked my hotel.
By Lily

I went to the movies.  I saw Toy Story 4.
By Caitlin

In the holidays I went to the movies.
By Ruby

In the holidays I went to the movies and it was Toy Story 4.
By Perrin

In the holidays I went to the movies.
By Tyler

In the holidays I went to the snow.  It was freezing, icy cold.
By Moss


I had the best day with my mum.  I went to Movie 4.  Toy Story 4.
By Maariya

I am moving to a new house.
By Drae





Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Our Matariki stories


Matariki stars are cool.
By Lily

Matariki stars are beautiful and they shine.
By Eiva

I am looking at the Matariki stars.  They are shiny.
By Maariya

I see the stars.
By Wyatt

I see the Matariki stars.
By Moss

I see a ‘plus’ star.
By Manaia

I see Matariki stars.
By Tyler

Matariki is the start of the new year.
By Perrin

I see a star.
By Flynn

I like the Matariki stars.
By Caitlin

I see seven stars.
By Aidan

I can see the stars.
By Ari

I see the stars.
By Elise

I am looking at the stars.
By Philemon

I see seven stars.
By Drew

I can see the stars.
By David

I can see the Matariki stars.
By Archie

I am looking at the Matariki stars.
By Ruby

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Our Museum Trip

Last week, we went to the Museum and this is what we learnt...

We learnt about Waka and carving and so many interesting things.
These were some of the comments the students shared after our trip:

Did you know that a Waka was carved from an enormous tree - its HUGE!

Did you see all the carvings?

The feathers on the eyes of the waka are albatross feathers.

We heard a story about Matariki and there were heaps of lights and darkness

Did you know that the sculpture outside the museum is called 'The Tongue of the Dog'.

I liked making our own paper waka.
Here are our stories:
I liked the waka because it swims in the water.
By Philemon


I liked the lights and the waka at the museum.
By David


I walked over the bumpy bridge.
By Ari


I liked the Tongue of the Dog. 
By Wyatt

I liked the waka. 
By Aidan

The Tongue of the Dog was spitting out the water.
By Flynn


I saw the Waka Te Winika. 
By Moss

I liked seeing the waka. 
By Caitlin

I liked going to the museum and seeing the carvings.
By Perrin


I am crossing the bridge. 
By Lily

The three Billy goats gruff. 
By Archie

I see a waka. I saw some feathers.
By Maariya



I saw a waka. I saw some feathers.
By Ruby


I liked the outside of the the museum, the Tongue of the Dog.
By Eiva


I saw some carvings. 
By Tyler 

Making Tukutuku panels for our Wharenui...

We have been busy in Room 3 creating Tukutuku panels for our Wharenui...We used paper to weave our panels.

We have also been working on our class Korowai for the Art Exhibition next term...but you'll have to wait and see, it is gorgeous!