Monday, 31 August 2015

Ben's Photo on Monday, 31 August 2015

We were very lucky to visit the museum in Invercargill and touch the tuatara.  Here are some interesting facts I found out.
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Friday, 21 August 2015

The Tower

We were working together to build this.  We built other things together too.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Making a blanket fort for writing.

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We are learning to write recounts. We worked together to build a hut. Then we went into the hut to do our writing.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Jack's Threading

I am investigating different patterns that can be made in a peg board.

Making A Tukutuku Pattern

We are learning about tukutuku patterns. We are having a discovery time. Our challenge was to figure out how to make the diagonal lines go across.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

How do we learn in the Matai Hub during action stations?

My smooth reading!

Our wharenui

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We are learning about the wharenui on a Marae. After talking about the different parts, we went and tried making our own structure with all kinds of materials.


We are learning to skip on the spot in the Matai hub, and to try several different moves. Can you skip with us at home? It is great for developing our coordination.

How to help...
   (beginners): Use a piece of long rope. Remind us how to hold the skipping rope, move it over our heads THEN jump. Our feet should be glued together when we jump.
All levels
 - Have a skipping competition with us - who can skip for the longest?
 - Put on some cool music in the background (we added 'Battlefield' by Jordin Sparks to this)
 - Google 'Jump Rope for Heart Skipping Videos' to get inspired with some different moves.

Commenting On

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Hello Anne and Paul.I liked the way you taught us about did a good job.Why are you teaching?Why do we have to comment? From Isha

Monday, 10 August 2015

Our Wharenui

We had to do a lot of cooperation and negotiation to put this together.

Our wharenui

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This is Alex, will and Cohen's wharenui.

How is our Marae like/different to our school?

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We labelled our room. We are the tangata whenua here in this room - this is our place. Visitors who come are called manuhiri. Our is made up of of all of our area. A marae is a group of buildings. A marae is built to represent a body.