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Friday, 26 May 2017

Pink Shirt Day in Hub Whenua

What a great turn out for Pink Shirt Day in Hub Whenua!  Here is some more information about Pink Shirt Day.


Monday, 22 May 2017

Learner Led Conferences

Here is the information that we will be using to help us to understand how to discuss our learning at Learner Led Conferences this week.


Friday, 19 May 2017

Crazy Cookies Reading Group - Icebreakers!

This week our group read 'Icebreakers'.  We were learning how to imagine what the author meant by drawing images in our minds.

An icebreaker is a special ship that helps break ice to allow other ships to sail through water that would usually be difficult to travel through.

One of our follow ups was to describe how the icebreakers work in our own words, either drawing a picture or using some of the images from the text.

Here are some of our examples that we came up with:

Ivan:


Eleanor:


Moana Island Reading Group - The Ant and the Grasshopper

This week our group read 'The Ant and The Grasshopper'.  We were learning how to justify our opinion using evidence from the text.


One of our follow ups was to imagine that we were the grasshopper and we had met a new insect who was behaving in the same way as the grasshopper at the beginning of the text.  What advice would we give them based on what we now knew?

Here are some of our stories that we came up with:

Ella S:


Elle:


Gauri:


Lucy:


Molly:


Friday, 5 May 2017

Anzac Ted

Mr Lewzey read us the book 'Anzac Ted' this week - this is a story about a teddy bear who went to World War One and then returned home where he was passed through the family to the soldier's grandson who brought him to school to share at a Toy Show.

Here is a YouTube recording of the story if you want to listen to it:



As a follow up activity, we had to imagine that we were Anzac Ted and write a letter to the boy's class explaining our back story.  Here are some of letters:

ARLO:




JACK:



LUCY:


ELLE:






Monday, 1 May 2017

Lets get into writing for Term 2

Today Mr Lewzey asked us to tell him what we wanted to write about for this term.  Look at all our ideas we have written on the post it notes - we cannot wait to start exploring some of these topics!


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Kaitiakitanga - Hub Whenua

For concept this term, we have been learning about kaitiakitanga - being guardians of our environment.

Here is a video of our learning that will be shown on today at Te Oro - please let us know if you have any feedback for us!