Thursday, 25 February 2016

Tofa, Shalom!

Some tears were shed in Room 10 this afternoon when Shalom popped in to say "tofa", "haere rā", "farewell". Shalom is moving to Australia with her family after five years of learning at Ruapotaka. Everyone wishes you the best of luck in Sydney, Shalom, as you begin a new school and new life in a new country. We will miss you!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Free Choice Writing - Swimming by Prudence

Swimming for 30 minutes

Whizzing up and down

Ice cold water

Making effort

More arm circles

In wet togs

Nearly lunch

Getting out

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Duffy kids are reading round the world!

You can do it ...  Nothing to it ...

Duffy brought his friend Ruby to Ruapotaka yesterday to share his love for reading.  He took us back in time in his home-made Tardis time machine because he wanted to change what had happened in the past.  He thought Ruby should have the chance to go to school and learn to read.

Katrina's favourite part was when Duffy was supposed to go to Greece but he actually went to Japan in the time machine.  When he was in Japan he saw a ninja. The part where Tevita pretended to be a baby was Julianne's favourite bit. The baby turned out to be Duffy because he went back in time. Mary thought the characters were so creative. Saluselo enjoyed when the actors were falling down in slow-motion, even the nurse.

Of course, we were all reminded that our imaginations can take us to all sorts of places and on all sorts of adventures when we are reading.

Monday, 8 February 2016

A colourful start

To begin our new year in Room 10, we are thinking about ourselves, our learning and our goals.  We are each creating bright and inventive self-portraits in the style of the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, as we make a colourful start to 2016.  What do you notice about our pictures?

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Welcome back!

A new year of new goals, new learning and new challenges.  Welcome back!