One of our favourite people at Pt England School is Ms. Walker. She takes us for "Circle Time" activities... which we thoroughly enjoy!!! We miss her and hope that she gets better soon. Quasia made a little picture to cheer her up when she visits our blog!
Our teacher Mrs. Barks is originally from Canada. To celebrate July 1 - which is Canada's birthday, we had a special assembly and this is a video that she and her husband (who teaches in room 18) showed us. Both classes also got on stage to sing the Canadian national anthem and another song called "I am Canadian." Mr. and Mrs. Barks told us some great stories about camping in northern Saskatchewan with the bears and HUGE mosquitoes!
As if all of this wasn't already exciting enough, ... the Canadian Consulate and Trade Office in Auckland sent us some Canadian flag tattoos, pens, pins, and balloons!! Room 12 and 18 got to wear the tattoos and we gave the other items out as special prizes at the assembly.
Do you know why you need to wash your hands? People need to wash their hands so they can keep clean and stay healthy.
Make sure you wet your hands before putting soap on so that you can work up a good lather. Remember to scrub your palms, in between your fingers, and scrape under your finger nails. Don't forget to rinse completely until all the bubbles are gone. Dry your hands with a towel.
I hope that everyone remembers to wash their hands because I do not want anybody to get sick...because that might make me sick as well!
Faith edited her writing with the teacher and worked really hard to include details which would make it more interesting for an audience.
I watched the news and saw that there was a tornado in Albany. Did you watch it?
During the terrible tornado which sounded like a rumbling, roaring, jet plane, things like trampolines, swing sets, and lawn furniture were swept up and tossed around. Cars with children inside were overturned and smashed.
Kane worked hard and had some great ideas about giving instructions for proper hand-washing. He worked with his teacher to edit....here's what they came up with.
Did you wash your hands before you had your lunch? It is so important to wash away bacteria and germs. Once your hands are wet, grab some soap and start scrubbing. Make sure there is no dirt, grease, or oil between your fingers or on the backs of your hands. Rinse under the tap and dry them with a clean towel.
When I wash this way, my hands feel clean and soft. They smell good too!
Paula worked really hard to edit his paragraph with his teacher.
It was a horrible day in North Shore when the funnel cloud formed into a tornado. When the tail of the cloud touched the ground, the tornado started to move and left a path of destruction. I saw it on the news.
I was so excited that it was going to be the holidays! I went to Silvia Park mall with my mum and sister to get my Easter eggs. On Easter morning, I gobbled up my eggs and my Monopoly chocolates. They were so delicious that my taste buds felt they would burst with the intense flavour.
In the hlidays it was so exciting to go to my Aunty's house. My cousin made a chocolate cake. I saw it inside the fridge and it was covered with chocolate chips and sliced bananas. It looked and smelled so delicious. As I took a massive bite, I felt like I was in heaven!
Finally the school holidays were here! I got to do lots of fantastic things. I got to search for Easter eggs in the house, and can you believe it...there were some hidden in the bath tub! But the ones in the tub were wet and I just left them alone. My school holidays were the best!
During the holidays my brother, sister, and I were so happy that we were able to go to the holiday program at the basketball hall in Tamaki! When I got inside, I started to play some games with my new friends. We all had a great time.
We went on our first field trip of the year...and WOW...we had a GREAT TIME!!! We participated in "The Great Race," where we had to read clues and follow instructions to learn about how people lived long ago.
We recently read a book about a king who didn't want to get out of the bathtub to go fishing with his knight so he turned his tub into a fish pond instead. Here are a couple of sentences that Cowan wrote to describe what was happening in the picture.
The King was fishing inside the tub. The squiggling worms were escaping from the side of the tub.
Liku wrote a couple of sentences about a picture from one of our favourite stories - Kingbidgood's In The Bathtub.
What a scary looking king who changed his bathtub into a pond so that people could go fishing. There was a frog peeking over the lily pad and a slippery, slimy, snail trying to escape from the bath tub.
Our teacher is from Canada and she found out that there were two moose loose in a Canadian city! We put together a few pictures to show you what moose look like...and a little surprise about what they like to do for fun! Enjoy!
Mrs. Barks had a silly dream about Mrs. Burt playing a piano. Isn't that crazy? Well this is how it started. We all had to go to the hall for assembly. After we were all seated in our place, all of us were waiting to see who the person was that was going to perform. The students and parents were all surprised when they saw Mrs. Burt play the piano. Soon she started to sing...it was beautiful like magic. When Mrs. Barks came to school the next morning, she told Mrs. Burt about the dream. Mrs. Burt said she knew how to play the piano and that when she was little, she had to sing and play. Isn't that crazy?
Mrs. Barks, along with some of the girls in room 12 went out last Thursday at lunch armed with a video camera! They decided to film girls at Pt. England School and then put together a little movie in honour of them. Hope you enjoy our amazing girls.
Hi everyone. We thought you'd be interested to know how hard we have been working this week. It is testing week here at Pt. England School! We are busy writing tests in math, writing, and reading. Our brains are starting to feel very sore and tired. The good news is that tomorrow is Thursday and we get to practice our baseball skills with Cola - a real, professional baseball player who is teaching us the game!!!
Ok, this needs some explanation. Cezar and Taka worked really hard to make this animation - our class's second attempt at this sort of still shot animation. We used the green cloth in hopes of green screening in a forest background. However, we soon realized that we had too many shadows - caused by the wrinkles in our green cloth, and the green screen didn't work. We decided to show it to you anyways, and it is back to work for us - to get it right in attempt number 3.
This animation is based on the story "Zala Runs For Her Life." It is about a family of mice who are almost a dinosaur's lunch.
Taniela and Kane read a story called "Carol's Catastrophe." It was about a kitten who was destroying everything in Carol's bedroom. The cat even bit her!! The boys gave it red eyes to show what an evil cat it was. Hope you like it.
Ms. M teaches us on Wednesday mornings. Have a listen to Quasia as she tells you about one thing that Ms. M did with the class. Quasia has been working hard to write a paragraph that sticks to one main idea.
At our school, we learn little sayings that help us remember how to be a good Point England student. We are working together in groups to plan a way to show you some of these expectations. Keep checking back to see what we've done!
During the first week of every term, each class in our team rotates through to one of the other rooms in our team. We participate in a different activity with each teacher which introduces our new topic theme. Here we are learning about "Where We Belong and Who We Are!"
This is our very first attempt at making this kind of still photo animation. We didn't worry about our background scenery this time, because we just wanted to figure out how to make it work. We had such a blast!!!