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:

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.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

This is how we roll!

We are so excited to see the tamariki who have returned to school in level 2. We are practising social distancing inside "Our Space" in Team 2.

Learning begins in level 2...

We are back to school for level 2 and everything is quite different. Miss Davis introduced us to Measurement and Ms Gaston and the children helped to measure Mrs Carter's height using yellow paper hands. Can you count how many hands tall is she?

Monday, 11 May 2020

Week 5: The Living World

Floating and Sinking

Mother's Day in the Carter household!

Mrs Carter was very spoiled on Mother's Day as her two boys Nathan and Tevin made her breakfast in bed! Then we went for a family bike ride to Half Moon Bay Marina. We could see Mt Wellington from across the Tamaki river. We also saw the car ferries loading and unloading vehicles for their return trip to Waiheke Island. Finally we had a yummy roast chicken for dinner and everyone helped to cook. Teamwork makes the dreamwork!

The PES Korero for this week is...

Friday, 8 May 2020

We're all in this together Team 2!

I am so proud of all the tamaraki who are joining in our daily Google Meets online. On Friday we had 10 children and 2 teachers, all staying connected whilst in lockdown. From our homes to the Blue Bubble, take care everyone...We are definitely getting the hang of it now, well done you!

Thursday, 7 May 2020

GM 4 GM!

Team 2 have been enjoying our daily Hangout meetings with our friends and teachers during level 3 of the lockdown. We have been practising "Google Manners for Google Meets". Remember that only one person can speak at a time, so put your hand up to talk. Turn your microphone off, unless it is your turn to share. Use headphones to avoid other people hearing the background noise. Kapai mahi everyone!

Monday, 4 May 2020

My Journal entry #5

On Friday night I suggested to my boys that we try making our own sushi for dinner? So I marinated some chicken with a special recipe called "Terriyaki chicken" which is from Japan. Then we cooked the sushi rice in a pot and the chicken in the frying pan. Next we prepared the seaweed also called "nori" in Japanese. We spread the rice on and then layered the chicken and the vegetables on top. We like capsicum, carrot and cucumber because they are all healthy kai. Next, we rolled up the sushi in a special bamboo mat called a "makisu" until it was tight. Then my eldest son Nathan cut it into small pieces using a sharp knife. It tasted just like the real thing, delicious! Have you tried any new recipes while you have been at home during the lockdown?

Week 4 Home Learning

Making frozen ice cubes!

My Journal entry #4

Mrs Carter has got two different coloured lava lamps at her house which turn on at night time to look effective. This is what they look like...

Friday, 1 May 2020

Blue Bubble Bike ride!

This movie was made with the help of Ms Tumahai, Miss West and Mr Jacobsen and the children in Blue Bubble school. Thank you so much to all of these amazing teachers at PES!

Keep your Bubble under control!

Bubble school starts!

On Wednesday of this week schools around New Zealand opened again for those children whose parents are essential workers and are required to return to work, so their children need to be at PES. Some children from Rm 24 are in the Blue Bubble with Ms Tumahai, Miss West and Miss TA. Although they are at school, they are still continuing to do their school work just like those of you doing your Home Learning. So they will be learning online and also doing some Reading, Writing and Maths as well as having a bit of fun like you are at home. Mrs Carter is continuing to work from home and care for her two boys aged 11 and 13 years while her husband returns to work. Take care everyone and remember the korero for this week is Keep your Bubble under control.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Respect for each other in Level 3!

We have two children in Rm 24 who come from the Burmese culture and they speak different languages at home. So when I greet Myu San and Nadi I say "Minglabar" to them which means "may this day be filled with blessings". I think that this is such an appropriate greeting for this period of lockdown that we find ourselves in. Our school value is all about Hope and I hope that we can all continue to be kind and look after each other at home. So keep helping out with jobs around the house, clean your bedroom, do some baking or cooking and don't forget to do some Home learning each day and join in a Hangout with your teachers and friends! Take care and stay safe in your Bubbles. I do miss you all dearly. Arohanui from Mrs Carter.

Monday, 27 April 2020

Did you try making ANZAC biscuits over the weekend?

These are the ingredients that you will need; rolled oats, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda, hot water, shredded coconut.

My journal entry #3

My family and I awoke on Saturday morning in time for the 6 am "Stand for Dawn" service. We stood at the end of our driveway and listened to the "Last post" being played on the bugle and broadcast on Radio NZ. Mrs Carter made a paper poppy wreath to put on her letterbox. Then she made an Anzac slice to share. She also remembered her grandfather who served in WW2 as a British soldier who was an Infantry officer who served from 1939- 1946. Mrs Carter was lucky enough to visit Gallipoli in Turkey in the year 2000 and take part in the Dawn service at Chunuk Bair amongst several thousand New Zealanders and Australians and also got to meet Prime Minister at the time Helen Clark. They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn; At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them.

The Spirit of ANZAC is: Serving others

Making a tornado!

Visual storytelling with Mrs Carter!

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Mrs Carter's lava lamp!

Here is my attempt at making a lava lamp in lockdown...hope you enjoy? The ingredients and things that I have used for this science experiment are; an empty plastic bottle 1.5 litre (see through) you can also use a smaller bottle such as a 250 ml, some cooking oil (make sure you ask Mum or Dad first!), a few drops of food colouring or dye, a bit of water to add and an effervescent tablet (or Berocca) or you can use table salt as a substitute? Please keep the bottle away from under 3 year olds.

Monday, 20 April 2020

PES - Korero

We are all starting to use Google Meets so that we can see each other when we are video calling from our houses whilst being in lockdown. Here are some friendly reminders...

T2: Wk2 - Distance Learning continues

Have you tried making your own pretend volcano at home? If you do, take a photo and add it to your blog!

Instructions for Week 2: Home Learning about: The Living World

Friday, 17 April 2020

Friday family fitness!

This afternoon my family went out on a bike ride towards the local river where we saw a family of ducks. There was a mother duck and a father drake and they were swimming around together. Have you seen or heard any birds on your travels?

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Mrs Carter's Teddy bear hunt!

Kia ora Rm 24, I know that lots of you have been going on walks around your neighbourhood to keep fit during the lockdown period at home. I know you have also been on a teddy bear hunt, counting as many as 100 in total! I have seen a lot of teddy bears around my place too which I thought I would share with you. Some of them are hard to look carefully. Take care and stay safe in your Bubble. Arohanui from Mrs Carter.

Term 2 online learning starts today!

Wow Team 2, have you seen Ms Gaston's amazing learning site that is ready for you to access from home during the lockdown?! It is full of lots of fun and exciting reading activities, videos to watch and things to learn about from your digital device...check out the different areas; Literacy, The Living World, Patterns and Shapes and Creative Arts. Have a go and then we can add your work to your blog.
Don't forget to complete your daily "My Journal" entry and also join us for our 10 am Google Meet for everyone in Team 2! Take care and stay safe in your Bubble. Arohanui from Mrs Carter.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

My Journal entry #2!

Today I feel so very proud of the students from Rm 24 who have been writing in their daily journal as part of their continued online learning at home during the lockdown. Well done to all of you who are trying your best and making an effort! I have posted this record of learning onto your blogs.

Monday, 13 April 2020

Wishing you a Happy Easter everyone, from Ruby!

My family pet rabbit is called Ruby. She is a Netherland Dwarf variety which means she will not grow any bigger than this! She is nearly 4 years old. We bought her from a pet shop in Glen Innes. She likes to eat carrots, spinach leaves, broccoli, kibble and mandarins. She is only allowed to drink water. We put a harness on her so that she doesn't run away, and the little bell helps us to find her if she does. She likes being cuddled and makes a funny grunting noise and also purrs when she is happy. She has white fur and red eyes which means she is an albino. Her eyesight is not great so she relies on her nose to help her smell her surroundings. She lives in a rabbit hutch outside in the back garden.

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Home learning - online!

Hi Rm 24, I hope you are all staying safe and well at home in your Bubbles? This is just a friendly reminder that you can be continuing learning from home during these school holidays and also by doing some worksheets and colouring in from your resource packs. Hopefully you have a device to use and access to the internet? If you need help with this, there are people in the community available during the lockdown period. If you need any help with your learning, please ask your Mum or Dad or older brother or sister who is at home with you. Remember to be completing "My Journal" everyday as I can put it on your individual blog as well. Keep washing your hands, be kind and do some jobs around the house to help keep clean. Tomorrow there will be a special visitor during my Storytime video! Ka kite ano - Goodbye for now... Love from Mrs Carter.

Monday, 6 April 2020

This ENGAGE game is called: Jack in the Box!

Keeping active in the lockdown!

Mrs Carter and her whanau have been busy keeping fit doing daily exercise together by walking or bike riding around our block and to the local park during the lockdown period. It has been lovely seeing the leaves on the trees change colour, now that it is Autumn. What are you doing to keep healthy and fit in your household?

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Rm 24 PENN for Term 1, 2020

We have been learning how to be safe in the water, learn some equations with help from "Teacher Ted", join in at Kiwisport and play fun ENGAGE games together!