Friday, 10 May 2019

Learning about the letter K

This week we have been learning how to say the sound of K and how to write the letter K.
Today Stephen's Mum gave use some kiwifruit to try. They were red inside and were delicious.
Thank you Pauline!!





 Stephen, Matiu, Phoenix, Elias


Mothers Day writing

Today we wrote Mother's Day cards.
We hope our Mum's like them this Sunday.
 Nikau, Kauri-Paul, George and Matiu decided to write on the floor.

Ohana and Kenzie.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Visiting Author

Today we were visited by author Jennifer Somervell. She read us two of her stories (The Day Dad Blew up the Cowshed and A Very Greedy Tale).
A Very Greedy Tale was about two pet pigs who escaped their pig pen to search for food. We acted the story out. George was the actor chosen from our class.
 Te Awa students listened very well! George, Nikau, Stephen, Phoenix, Matiu, Will.

 Jennifer Somervell

 Ahurangi played the farmer.

 Justin and George were in charge of the electric fence. Kyle was one of the pigs.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Shirley's Farewell

Today we had a farewell assembly for our Librarian and Teacher Aide SHIRLEY KINGI. Shirley has worked at Paihia School for twenty one years. We are all going to miss her.

 Everyone wrote a message or memory for Shiley on these colourful feathers.
We had a delicious shared lunch with Shirley.

Monday, 8 April 2019

Trip to Auckland Zoo

Zoo Trip

On Friday the 5th of April Te Awa and Te Moana classes went to Auckland Zoo. Here are our photos and writing.

I went to the zoo with my Mum and my class to look at the zebra and spider and crocodile. The crocodile looked like a rock. It had one eye open.
By Cora-Rose

I liked the zebra because I have a zebra jumper and it is mine and it is cosy. We saw a baby zebra and it was cute.
By Ilha

I liked the zebra because it is really my favourite zoo animal. The baby zebra is cute. The Mummy zebra was tall and it eats hay.
By Ohana

I went to the zoo and I saw a baby tortoise. He was pretty and he was tiny as and he was a boy.
By Matiu
I like the flamingos and they were cute. There was a duck living with the flamingos.
By Hunter

I liked the baby penguin because they were very cute. They were standing up and eating fish, special fish.
By Nikau

Me and Nikau went to the zoo because we wanted to see the rhinoceros. There were two. They were eating hay. The rhinoceros usually live in Africa.
By George

I saw the cheetah at the zoo. It was eating fast. I saw a lion and I saw a kiwi and I saw a penguin. The penguins were still.
By Reign

I like the cheetah. It was lying in the grass, it was lying down. I heard the baby penguins. It was fun seeing the baby penguins, they were cute.
By Kenzie

We watched the lions. They were sleeping. The tiger was also sleeping, then I was saying "wake up lion, wake up". But they were lazy.
By Aayush

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Science (sunflowers)


Our sunflowers FINALLY have flowers. We planted our sunflowers on the first week of school. It has taken them 8 weeks to bloom.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Science (Praying Mantis)

We have had three praying mantises in our class for a few weeks. We had to find our what they eat. They only eat live insects (flies, moths, caterpillars, locusts and some other types of insects).
BUT last week and this week one praying mantis ate the other praying mantis. We learnt that the female praying mantises eat the male praying mantises.


I like the praying mantis because it ate the other praying mantis.
By Aayush

I like praying mantises because they eat flies.
By Hunter
The girl praying mantis ate the boys.
By Ilha
I think the stick praying mantis got eaten by the green praying mantis.
By Reign
The praying mantis is scary because it ate the brown one.
By Ohana

Monday, 4 March 2019

Te Awa's Assembly

On Friday Te Awa hosted our School Assembly. I was VERY impressed with how brave our students were at speaking to such a big audience. 
We showed our Science work about the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly and the growth of the sunflowers we planted on the first day of school. 
We also showed our Maths work about repeating patterns (Algebra).
Ohana, Hunter, Kaura and Nikau read their writing about Monarch butterflies. Vanya form Te Ngahere helped.
 We showed our butterfly art.
Phoenix said "Teachers, can we please have the junior certificates." Dalton from Te Ngahere helped him.
Kaura said "Teachers, can we please have the senior certificates." 
 We showed our sunflower art.