Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Welcome back to 2017! What a busy first few weeks we've had! 

We are in Harold today learning about Empathy and how to be a good friend! 


As a group, we have had the most fantastic responses and we have some great role models showing themselves.

Callum - you made a 'monkey' of yourself showing people how to be assertive and answer questions. You were also a fantastic role model.

Billie Jean - what fantastic ideas you had to share. You are very empathetic!

Hannah - another great role model and someone who shows empathy all the time.

Jasmine - for being brave and sharing your ideas even when you were a bit nervous!

I especially loved the way you all listened, showed respect and included each other in your discussions. 

We learnt what empathy meant.

We learnt that being aggressive and passive would make the problem bigger.

BUT what is the third word we learnt about that means the opposite of passive and aggressive? Leave me a comment with your answer and what it means. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Position and Orientation

We have started our learning about Position and Orientation. 
We are learning about compasses and grid references.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Little garden's love the arts!

After a suggestion by Mrs O we tried singing, dancing and playing the guitar to help our little gardens grow. 

It also helps that we are having a beautiful week of sunshine!

Any more suggestions whanau?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Little garden lift-off!

Thanks Felix for being a great plant waterer! We have sprouts! Cress and rocket have popped up already and we only planted them on Monday.

So far we have:
watered them
put them in the sun

Tomorrow we might try singing to them!

Do you have another suggestion that we could try?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Little Garden!

This week we planted our little gardens! Thanks so much New World and School HQ. Click here for photos!

We met up with our buddy classes (just to spy on their techniques...) to pot and plant our seeds. We noticed that the seeds were already in the seed mats. 

We learnt about how washing our hands after gardening is so important. We also learnt how to model what to do and then how to help our teina to successfully pot their seeds. 

Well done tuakana. They look great. Each of our 4 classes has a tray and we have 2 spare sets that we have put in Graeme's shed and in our breakout space. 

I wonder if we could donate them to another class? 

Who would you suggest Mamaku?

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Our Mihi's term 3

Some of our Mihi's are 'a work in progress' but please leave us some encouragement! We are learning how to best 'self record' and we would love some feedback!