Monday, 28 July 2014

Let our games begin ...

We have been selected for a team ... we are going to compete in our own Commonwealth Games.  Go Rooms 9 and 10!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Ka kite āpōpō

Look who Miss Ginders and I caught up with at the Matariki Light Trail at Maybury Reserve last night!

And, as Matariki and Māori Language Week come to an end, our new Te kupu o te wiki (Word of the Week) is heihei.

Ka kite āpōpō!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Bonnie Clyde

The games have begun!  Clyde is the games mascot and we enjoyed finding out his story at:

You can keep track of who is winning the medals in Glasgow at:

How many times has our National Anthem been sung so far?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Glasgow 2014

Yes, you guessed correctly!  We are learning about the significance of the Commonwealth Games this term.  The opening ceremony for Glasgow 2014 is  being held tomorrow morning (New Zealand time).  

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tartan and thistles ... where are we heading?

Neither Muller nor Messi could score a goal in the FIFA world cup final. The one and only goal was scored by Mario Gotze for Germany in extra time.  Such excitement!

I'm sure you are excited about coming back to school next week for Term 3.  We will be changing our inquiry topic for the term.  Our new topic relates to these photographs. Have you any ideas what we might be learning about?

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Messi or Muller?

There are only a couple of days until the FIFA World Cup final which will be played between Germany and Argentina.  Who is going to win?  We talked about the competing countries, and found some of them on the globe and in an atlas.

If you are looking for things to do during these wet and windy holidays, you could find out some information about Germany or Argentina, such as: capital city, its flag, national colours, leader (prime minister or president?), a famous landmark, favourite food dish/meal, famous footballers, world cup history.

Don't forget to check out Studyladder, too.  There are some new activities to try.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Who doesn't like homework?

Meana, Maia, Suliasi, Sylvia, Timote Junior
(absent: Jack Daniel, Saane)

Congratulations on receiving your A-grade homework certificates for Term 2. You presented work to a high standard every week.  What a tremendous effort!