Thursday, September 21, 2017

We've Voted! Have you?

Today in Room 23 we have been voting for the party we want to win the election. Have you voted?
We have been learning all about the election and the policies from each party. We have also celebrated the anniversary of Women's Suffrage Day and made our own white camelias which symbolise this significant issue. See our class election results below! 

National 35.5%
Labour 35.5%
Green 17%
NZ First 6%
Maori 4%
Act 2% 

Anjali has voted!

I wonder who Jed has voted for...

Voting papers reading!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ambury Park Pony Visit

Today we had a visit from some very special ponies from Ambury Park, their names were Bilby and Honeypuff.  Gingerbread pony biscuits were selling for $2 each to raise money for The Ambury Park Centre for Riding Therapy. Thanks for coming to visit us! 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tongan Language Week

This week has been Tongan Language Week! We have been having lots of fun in the classroom and we have made some Tongan Tapa Cloths. Check out the pictures!

The beginning of a masterpiece

Luka drawing his patter

Lauren's amazing patterns

Sam filling his patterns in with vivid

Luka giving his Tapa Cloth a good scrunch up!

Finished Tapa Cloth

Finished Tapa Cloth
Noah with his Tapa Cloth
Eliza and her Tapa Cloth
Connor's finished piece
Sam's great Tapa Cloth
Hannah and her Tapa Cloth

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Science - Borax crystals!

This was the equipment we needed to make our borax crystals:

First, we made a shape using a pipe cleaner.
Next, we tied a piece of string to our pipe cleaner shape.
Thirdly, we tied the other end of the string to a pencil so that our pipe cleaner shape could be suspended in the jar.
After that, we put 3 tablespoons of borax into our jars and filled them with boiling water.
Some of us added food colouring to give our crystals colour.
Next we stirred the boiling water until the borax had dissolved.
Finally we suspended our pipe cleaner shape in the jar and waited for the crystals to form.

Today in Room 23 we made crystals! Check out the instructional video we watched first to know what to do:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Photos from STEM week

Week 3 of Term 2 was STEM week. We did lots of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities.
Here are some of our photos:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Aspire to Succeed Winners

Congratulations to this weeks Aspire to Succeed Winners, Inoke and Ruby! 

Auckland water crisis

We have been learning about the Auckland Water Crisis. It is the worst crisis in 23 years. We made posters to spread the message of saving water. What are you doing at home to save water?

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Dynamite Dance

Here is the link to our Dynamite dance. Remember to practise before assembly in week 8! 

Rambunctious Reptiles

In Room 23 we have been doing some curious and creative learning about reptiles. We made factual posters about reptiles and also did an art activity where we made a woven crocodile.