Monday, 10 April 2017

Kurt's Graffiti Art Slide

The coolest thing happened with Kurt and his family last Saturday. He was in the car with his mum and sister when they came across a Graffiti artist called Monty. They stopped the car and went to check out his art work - check out the slides to see how amazing the mural is!

How fantastic is it that Kurt went straight home to write about what he saw. What a star!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Maui and the Sun

This term we have been learning about Maui Myths and Legends in the Pukeko Team. Can you guess what Disney movie we were inspired by?

One of our favourite stories, that Miss Chalmers must have read at least 5 times this term, is about how Maui slowed the sun. We are still working on our writing, but here is the piece we were wrote together as a class. We were working on using time connectives and past tense verbs. 

A long time ago, in Aotearoa, lived Maui and his brothers. Maui was frustrated because there were never enough hours in the day to do all their chores. One day Maui and his brothers travelled to a deep pit. They found the sun sleeping inside the pit, waiting to be awoken. Just when the sun started to rise, Maui and his brother threw a rope over it! Although the sun was strong, Maui and his brothers managed to capture the sun. The sun was very angry. While his brothers pulled on the ropes, Maui explained to the sun that it needed to move more slowly across the sky so that there would be more hours in the day. Finally the sun gave up - he knew he was beaten. Before long the brothers let go of their ropes and the sun rose up slowly. From that day on, the sun flew slowly across the sky and Maui became known as the man who could tame the sun.  

Our latest piece of art is now up on display in the classroom. Check out the muscles of the children in Room 11 as they catch the mighty sun and attempt to slow him down. 

PB4L Certificates

Check out the winners of our Week 9 and 10 Pukeko PB4L certificates! Way to go Damon, Jayden W and Jay! (Boy Power!!) These awards were presented to these children for consistently making positive learning choices at school. Aren't they awesome?

Bill English is Coming to Reremoana School!! (or is he???)

Miss M got the whole Pukeko Team plus a few of the Kiwi classes together after lunchtime on Friday for a special announcement. Mr Bill English, our Prime Minister, had written to Mrs Cowan saying that he would be visiting our school early this week. Check out the letter below:

It was a big ask, but the Pukeko classes (+ a few Kiwis) got to cutting the grass on the rugby field to exactly 5cm. We couldn't let Mr Bill English get dirty shoes! He's far too important for that!

Here's a video of us preparing for our Prime Minister's visit to Reremoana School. If you're a bit short on time, you can skip straight to the end when the teachers give the students a bit of a surprise ending! We'll give you a hint, it's two words and starts with A______ F______!!!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Three-Way Conferences in Week 11 - Please Read Before Booking a Time Slot

Hi Parents and families,

Please read the following notices before booking a time slot for three-way conferences. Only some students will be coming along this term, and it all depends on when their anniversary is and when they will be receiving a report. These notices were sent home in hardcopy last Thursday. If your child is a Year 3 and their name is not on this list, they will be receiving their report, and will be invited to three-way conferences next term in Week 9. 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions,
Kind regards.

Friday, 17 March 2017

A 'Weally' Wonderful Wheelay

On Friday afternoon each class in the school went out to the soccer field in participate in the House Wheelay Event. A wheelay race is when 12 teams are lined up on the spokes of a large wheel that has been painted onto the grass. Each team passes a baton through their team members on the spoke until it gets to the outermost person, who then runs around the circumference of the wheel. The first team to have every player run around the wheel wins. We haven't done a wheelay at Reremoana for a few years because we're getting so big now. Well done to our school student counsellors who suggested we split up into a senior and junior wheelay race.

Check out the photos below (the good ones are from our resident photographer, Ms Fothergill - the other ones are all Miss Chalmers could get with her iphone!) Apologies to any students I missed - you must have been running too fast!!

Question for our Blog Visitors - what was your favourite sport to play when you were at school and why? Miss Chalmers loved playing Tapuae - the traditional Maori game where you have to beat the other team and be the first to knock down a cone in the middle of the court. Tapuae and swimming were about the only sports Miss Chalmers was any good at when she was at school!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

A Friendly Reminder to Complete the Classroom Blog Survey

Link to Blog Survey

Hi parents,

Thank you to the four people who completed the blog survey that I sent out last week. Your responses are really helpful and provide me insight into what you enjoy on the class blog and what you would like to see more of in the future.

Could I kindly ask that everyone else please complete the survey as soon as possible? I will keep it open until Wednesday evening, at which time I would like to analyse the responses. A reminder that this is not a school-wide survey - this is just me trying to find out how I can make Room 11's class blog work for you. I'm sure everyone can appreciate the time and effort it takes to maintain an interesting class blog that regularly features every child. The information I hope to receive through this survey will help to me know which parts of the blog you value, and which parts I can work on. I promise it will take you no more than five minutes, max.

Link to Blog Survey

I look forward to reading your responses.

Kind regards,
Helen Chalmers