On 31st August we had our special dads, mums, poppas and brothers etc come into school for our 'Dudes Day' ... this was to celebrate that special someone in the lives of our tamariki. Thank you to all those who were able to juggle their day to come and attend our breakfast and special assembly. My apologies for not getting a photo of everyone who attended to support students of R7.
On 21st August, Ellana, Te Amorangi, Rikki and Akali visited Kiwikidz. They all had a fantastic time but Rikki particularly enjoyed the visit as she got to catch up with her old friends and kaiako (teachers). Thanks for hosting us!
wholemeal bread buns
Later in the week we made wholemeal bread buns. The students learnt that though we used similar ingredients, by changing the type of flour we could make a wholemeal product instead of white plus we made buns instead of bread. The buns were yummy.
R7 really enjoyed making bread .... even though it ended up being a little bit like a 'bread biscuit'! The students brainstormed first what ingredients they thought we might need to make bread and later we compared what we actually used. It didn't rise as much as we thought which was probably due to it being a cold day and that it didn't sit long enough. Everyone enjoyed adding ingredients, mixing, kneading and of course tasting.
visit to beach kids, waihi
Last week Ryden, CJ, Kaia and Ellana got to re-visit the students and staff at Beach Kids. Unfortunately Max was sick, as the staff and children at Beach Kids had been really keen to see him. Next time Max! Our four Central kids had a great time playing with the dolls and kitchen items as well as digging in the sandpit, and moving boxes and planks around to make a pirate ship.
last day, term 2 2018
R7 really enjoyed hosting assembly on the last day of term. They had terrific support from tuakana who helped our teina read out their scripts. It was a great opportunity for R7 to share their wharenui constructions and their matariki artwork. Thank you to Te Amorangi's mum and dad who bought in Kai for R7 to share - our students loved it!
visit from beach kids waihi
It was great to see our friends from Beach Kids Waihi! We loved hosting you in our classroom, chasing all our bubbles down the hill and exploring on the playground. We look forward to visiting you next term.
hedgehog is hungry
After reading 'Hedgehog is Hungry' by Beverley Randell, R7 students thought it would be great to create their own spiky hedgehogs. Some hedgehogs later 'morphed' into sea creatures.
play based learning
During Play Based Learning, R6 and R7 learn fantastic skills during their own initiated games. They learn life long skills such as: working alongside one other; collaborating on tasks; managing oneself when things don't go their way; resilience; sharing; and problem solving, to name but a few. Further during these tasks, students are developing their fine and gross motor skills.
'It was fantastic to see students from R7 at our disco having lots fun and dancing hard! Congratulations to CJ for winning the boy's 'dance off' and to Akali and Rikki for winning 'best-dressed' boy and 'best-dressed' girl!
tiger slug visits r7
R7 had a friendly, slimy visitor - a Tiger slug. It slithered under the table and the students were keen to investigate it further, so hoped underneath for a closer look. Later the girls crept along the carpet, mimicking the slugs movement.
waihi central triathlon
Students from R7 showed determination and resilience during their first triathlon. All students swam, peddled and ran their hearts out. It was amazing to see these 5 year olds participate in this big event with such a great attitude. Tino pai!
It's been a busy time for our students as they rescue 'wildlife' trapped in our classroom. The smiles on their faces show just how much our children love interacting with, and helping insects and birdlife!
Community kindy visit
We had such fun when the tamariki from Community Kindy visited! R7 students did a great job of hosting our visitors and everyone loved finding sea treasures in our icebergs. We can't wait to go and visit them next term.
WE'RE ALL GOING ON A CICADA HUNT!
We're all going on a cicada hunt! We're not scared! Well maybe just a little. In the end though, our students loved collecting cicada shells that were hiding amongst our trees in the gully and comparing how many they found with others.
The students of our room loved swimming during Term 1 and it was fantastic to see their skills and confidence grow over the course of a few weeks.