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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

My birthday holiday!

In the July school holidays Mrs Carter and her family drove down to Mt Ruapehu which took 4 hours in the car. We had to dress warmly with lots of layers. It was freezing cold with -1c weather! Mrs Carter enjoyed playing in the snow that had fallen the night before. I wonder if you have you seen snow before?

Friday, 26 June 2020

Matariki Day - making and icing star cookies!

We showed Manaakitanga by sharing ingredients and utensils used for learning how to bake star cookies. The older students looked after the younger children tuakanaand helped them to learn new skills for cooking in the kitchen. After the icing was made, the tamariki added sweet treats to make them really sparkle! Kapai mahi everyone!

Matariki Day - preparation for baking star cookies!

Monday, 22 June 2020

Our new "Online Maths lesson" created by two University students!

Last week we were introduced to 4 Auckland University students who are required to develop a Maths related digital tool for our Year 2 learners to be able to access using their iPads. So Michaela and Alie made a video for the learners to watch all about Rainbow Maths which clearly demonstrates how to learn maths bonds to 10 using a visual rainbow. So, Mrs Carter began the introductory launch and then showed the children the fun and interactive video that their girls had made. All of the children enjoyed watching new children they had never met before and the cameo appearance of the "black cat"! This was a very successful lesson, which had a minor hiccup due to a misunderstanding of the worksheet equations which was quickly resolved from Mrs Carter's explanation. We will be showing evidence of our learning basic facts on our individual blogs by the end of this week. Check out this new Google site: https://sites.google.com/aucklanduni.ac.nz/room-24-group-2/1?authuser=1

Friday, 19 June 2020

Special guest at assembly!

This morning we were surprised to see Joseph Parker and his sister Elizabeth at our school assembly. He spoke about how you need to "believe in yourself" and that "nothing beats hard work". We were so happy and excited to meet him. Our friend Paaka got to shake his hand. In the afternoon we made cards to say thank you for coming and sharing a great message with us.