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.