Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas From Room 20

Hope you all enjoyed the Christmas surprise on the Junior Playground. Thank you for a great year Room 20! Have an amazing break, enjoy the sun and the beach. See you all in the new year!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Meeting Our Teachers for next year!

Hi Parents and Caregivers, Today we meet our teachers for next year. Some of Room 20 is going into a class with Miss Hannah Korver and Miss Imogen Macartney. The other children in Room 20 are going into a class with Miss Dana Turner and Miss Katherine Watson. Here is a little bit of information from each of the new teachers. Miss Hannah Korver: 'Welcome parents and caregivers, my name is Hannah and I'm passionate about giving students the best start to their education. Before I chose my teaching career I was involved in a School Holiday Programme, Tutor Reading and work within my community. I have been volunteering at Arahoe School for the past year while studying and I am extremely happy to be working here next year. I look forward to an exciting and prosperous year with a new class of wonderful students.'. Miss Imogen Macartney: 'Hi, my name is Imogen I have been teaching for 4 years in Year 1 classrooms. Arahoe is my second school. I enjoy all sports particularly Rugby League, Hockey and Netball. In the arts I have my Grade 8 in Flute and started dancing at the age of 2 specialising in ballet then moving on to ballroom and latin american. I look forward to teaching your children and meeting you all in the new year fresh and relaxed,'. Miss Katherine Watson: 'Hi my name is Miss Watson and I am very excited to be a new teacher starting at Arahoe Primary School in 2014! I absolutely love and enjoy teaching young children and have great enthusiasm to meet my full class next year. As well as being a teacher, I have been doing ballet for 14 years and have grown up and attended all my schooling in Auckland. I am very much looking forward to an exciting learning journey with Room 19 next year!'. Unfortunately Miss Dana Turner could not be at school today. See Below for photos of our new teachers with us in our new class. We are very excited to start a new year with our new teachers!

Final Arahoe Broadcast for the Year!

Miss Korver's Treasure Hunt and Pass the Parcel

Today was Miss Korvers Birthday! Happy Birthday Miss Korver! To celebrate she decided to take us on a treasure hut and play pass the parcel with us. What a treat! Austen: 'I liked getting a chocolate from pass the parcel.' Sophia-Rose: 'I liked Miss Korvers birthday.'

Monday, December 16, 2013

Split Pin Rudolf

This week we are going to make rudolf reindeers. Look at what we will be making and taking home this week!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Cards

Today we made finger print christmas cards. We also wrote messages in our cards and place a christmas poem in the card too. Poem: Christmas Spelling Song(tune of Jingle Bells) C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S is here. That's how we spell Christmas. It's the best time of the year. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S is here. Oh what fun we'll have today. With all our friends so near! 'I like Christmas because of the presents. I like my Christmas tree and being with my family. Merry Christmas, From Tyler'.'I like Christmas because I like placing the decorations on the tree. Merry Christmas, From Sawyer.'I like people coming to my house and having Christmas dinner. I like Christmas ham. Merry Christmas, From Austen'. Look at the cool cards we made below:

Candy Cane Teddy Bear Sleighs

Today we made Teddy Bear sleighs and wrote a story in our books about making them, Illinois: 'I liked everything and putting the candy canes together.' Lydia: 'I liked making candy cane sleighs.' Sophia-Rose: 'I like putting the candy cane, chocolate and teddy bear together.' Tyler: 'I liked placing the teddy bear on the sleigh.' Sawyer: 'I liked putting the teddy bear in the middle and then on the candy canes.' Sienna-Grace: 'I liked putting the teddy bears on the sleigh. We are lucky we get to take them home.' Yum, Yum :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Swimming Time!

Today we went for our first swim in the school pool! Neha: 'I like being in the pool because it's nice and warm.' Lydia: 'I like swimming in the pool because it is hot and nice.' Tao: 'I like going under the water.' Austen: 'I like jumping around, moving backwards, ducking my head and swimming.' Finn: 'I like swimming and splashing in the pool.' Illinois: 'I like riding on the boards.' Kirah: 'I like swimming in the swimming pool.'

Friday, December 06, 2013

Come and see the garden!

Today for our last pre entry visit we made flowers to go with our big book we have been reading this week. Then we went out to the garden to see the bees and the flowers. The book we read this week went like this: 'Come and see the garden. Come and see the spider. Come and see the bug. Come and see the snail. Come and see the slug. Come and see the caterpillar. Come and see the flowers. Come and see the busy bees working hard for hours.'

Ka Pai Lydia!

Well done Lydia for receiving our class certificate in school assembly today! Her presentation of work is amazing!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Do you like to buzz? (Poem of the Week)

Do you like to buzz? Are you covered all in fuzz? Do you call a hive a home, In the garden where you roam? Do you know how to make honey, are your stripes a little funny? Do you like to Buzz?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Painting with Mr Sedgwicks class!

Today we painted pictures about our trip to Olympic park. We buddied up with Room 14 and painted pictures. Here are some of our pictures. 

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Swimming Tuesdays 12:45-1:45

Hi Parents and Caregivers, Our swimming time for the last two weeks (week 9-10) of school is Tuesday 12:45-1:45. Please bring togs, towel, goggles and a plastic bag. Also remember it is very important to name all your childs swimming gear. Thank you, Nikki

Monday, December 02, 2013

Olympic Park Trip

Today at Olympic park we had heaps of fun with our parent helpers. Austen: 'I liked the playtime, spinning wheel, Mr Sedgwicks class and the scavenger hunt.' Kristy: 'I liked my reindeer ears as my prize for the scavenger hunt.' Shivkrant: 'I liked the scavenger hunt and receiving my santa hat.' Sophia-Rose: 'I liked Olympic park and my reindeer ears.'

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Amorphophallus titanum

Today Miss Watson went to see the Amorphophallus titanum flower. The rare Amorphophallus titanum originates from the rainforests of Sumatra in Indonesia, and has been growing at the council-owned nursery and Wintergarden for about seven years. To read more about this go to:

Friday, November 29, 2013

Making Bee Cookies

Phoebe: 'We got the marshmellows and rolled them in cookies.' Sienna-Grace: 'We rolled them in coconut.' Jayden: 'We used a jelly bean and two banana lollies for wings and a head.' Isabel: 'We put yellow stripes.'

Fancy Feet Day

Today we had fancy feet day. This was for the launch of travel wise at our school. Illinois: 'I liked all the peoples fancy shoes.'Austen: 'I liked all the colours of peoples shoes and I liked the big pukeko.' Sienna-Grace: 'I liked when everyone was walking in a circle with their fancy shoes and having fun walking in a circle.' Neha: 'I liked everyones shoes and walking around in a circle.' Shivkrant: 'I liked being in the semi finals.'