Saturday, 22 August 2020

Namaste from Mrs Carter!

On the weekend Mrs Carter enjoyed dressing up in a sari at home to show her students what it looks like when it is worn. Each sari is 6 metres long and requires a special technique to wrap it around your body so it sits elegantly showing off the intricate patterns and designs. Please watch the Inquiry presentation on Introducing India found on our Team 2 site!

Friday, 21 August 2020

GM 4 GM - Good Manners for Google Meets!

Team 2 have been enjoying our daily Google meetings at 10 am and 2 pm with their teachers and peers! It is back to learning from home in lockdown, Level 3 in Auckland. Unless you are one of the lucky people able to attend Bubble school at PES?! Take care and stay safe everyone...

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Rm 24's PENN for Term 3!

Making sock face masks in lockdown!

 Ms Gaston and her daughter made their own face masks at home using recycled socks which is such a clever idea! I think that Aliana did really well using a big pair of scissors so carefully. If you make your own one at your house can you please share it with one of your teachers and they will put it onto your blog. Check out their video on our Team 2 site. Thank you, from Mrs Carter.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

The finished product - Cannelloni for dinner!


Making Cannelloni with Mrs Carter!

Team 2 have been learning about the country Italy for this term's Inquiry focus called "A world of difference" so Mrs Carter decided to make some Cannelloni which is an Italian pasta dish. Here is her video, maybe you could try making this at home with a grown up?!

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:

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?