Monday, July 30, 2012

Follow the Olympic Medal Map

Are you following the Olympic games?
Google have put out this handy medal map, so you can see where the medals are going to. 
Best wishes to all of our New Zealand athletes.

What are your favourite sports to watch?
Do you have a message for our athletes?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Changes, Changes

Some changes have happened in B4 this term.
All of the Year 3 students have moved into B3 and some more Year 2 students have moved into B4.

At the start of the year we made a post showing how we sorted and classified ourselves into a variety of groupings.

Let's see how our groupings look now:
12 kids from last term and 5 new kids

8 in Kawatiri and 9 in Mawhera

Four 7 year-olds and thirteen 6 year-olds

7 boys and 10 girls

0 Year 3s and 17 Year 2s

How many students are in B4?
What are the all number pairs (number bonds) that equal that number?
Are there other ways we could group ourselves?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Te Reo Challenge!

Cherish the Language

Photo courtesy of Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori

We hope you learned some new phrases in Te Reo from 
our first video for Maori Language Week.
We have a second video with some more phrases:
Maori Language Week 2 from Judy McKenzie on Vimeo.

Here is a little test for you. Can you translate these phrases?
(You can find the answers by watching the videos!)

1. Ka mau te wehi!
2. Aroha mai.    
3. Hoki atu, hoki atu!
4. Kia kaha!
5. Turituri

Leave us a comment with your answers.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Learning A Little Te Reo

Photo courtesy of Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori

Haere mai, nau mai ki te Reefton Area School.
(Welcome to Reefton Area School)

July 23 to July 29 2012 marks Maori Language Week in 
New Zealand.
In our school we have a 'Phrase of the Fortnight' 
which we display in our rooms and practice saying and using.
We'd like to share some of our phrases with you.
Maori Language week from Judy McKenzie on Vimeo.
Do you have a phrase to share with us, in Maori or in another language?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Textured Landscapes: Waterfalls

During Term 2 the children worked on textured landscapes 
in Art with Mrs Wistrand.
The textures were made with twisted paper, wood shavings, egg cartons, hose pipe and shredded plastic bags.

Do you have any waterfalls in your area?
Have you ever played under a waterfall?