Thursday, August 26, 2010

Damien retells how Maui slowed the Sun

Damien has been working hard to write complete sentences independently. He has done a great job. Well done Damien!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sela retells Kupe and Te Wheke o Muturangi

Here is Sela's retelling of the legend Kupe and Te Wheke o Muturangi. Also attached is her picture of the octopus.

Long, long ago Kupe and his fleet wanted to go fishing. They disturbed the giant octopus, who was sleeping. Kupe threw the water gourd overboard to distract the giant octopus thought it was a person. But then Kupe got his hunting knife and stabbed the giant octopus to death. Then they were all happy that the octopus could not eat their fish anymore.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Our Maritime Museum Trip Video

Here is a video of what we did and experienced at the Maritime Museum.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fiafia Practises have begun!!

Starting yesterday, our whole school divided up into different groups for our first fiafia practice. There was a Tongan, Niuean, Samoan, Cook Island, Glee, Jump Jam, Dance, Singing/ Band, Music Video, Dragon, Hip Hop and Stomp Group. We will be practicing over the next five weeks for our big performance in term 4. You can click here to see our school Pasifika from 2008.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Calvin's Maritime Museum Experience

For some of the children, it was their first time visiting the Maritime Museum and also travelling on a ferry boat. Listen as Calvin shares with you some of the exciting things we did there.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Korobeau and Takai read Watch Me Swim

Takai and Korobeau are two people in the Penguins reading group. They've been learning to use the pictures to help them read carefully. Here is a story that they have practised very hard at reading. It is titled Watch Me Swim by Pam Holden and Illustrated by Christine Hansen.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Photos of our Maritime Museum Trip

On Wednesday the 11th August, Rooms 9, 10 and 13 travelled by bus to the Auckland Maritime Museum. We were met by wonderful people who looked after us and had organised each programme for us. It was a great day and we even got to go on a ferry ride to Devonport. Thank you to David, Salty Sam and others who were involved in making this an unforgetful trip. We would also like to thank our parents and family for helping us out as well. Watch this space as more movies from our trip to come especially children's writing!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Toia Mai te Waka nei

Over the past week we've been learning a new Maori song in class. Here are the lyrics and interpretation from Maori to English. Click here to visit the site.

Tōia mai1 te waka nei
Kūmea mai te waka nei
Ki te takotoranga i takoto ai
Tiriti2 te mana motuhake3

Te tangi a te manu e4
Kūi! Kūi! Kūi!
Whitiwhiti ora!
Hui e, tāiki e.
Haul this canoe closer
haul the canoe here
to its
special resting place;
the Treaty gives us our autonomy.

May the cry of the bird,
the shining cuckoo
- Quee! Quee! Quee! -
signal a change for the better.
Draw together, beome intertwined!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mao's visit to the Life Education Bus

Here is Mao's writing and a picture of her favourite giraffe Harold.

Yesterday our class went to the Life Education van. First we lined up at the front of the van. And we learned about Tam's body. I had fun.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Carpet Kid by Quasia

This is Quasia's writing of what happened at the Life Education Bus and when Harold visited.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Pirate Limerick Poem by Room 10

Over the last week, we have be learning about Limerick Poems. Do you know what a Limerick poem is? We looked up some examples from this website about Pirates that had lots of good information and activities to do. Here is what we came up with as a class.

There once was a pirate named Peter
He loved to sit next to the heater
He tried to go to sleep
But was hungry for sheep
And he ran a hundred meters

If you have any ideas or would like to share a limerick poem with us, feel free to do so. Here are some pictures that Kavaliku and Calvin have drawn of a pirate.