Friday, December 20, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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!
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
Thursday, December 12, 2013
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:
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
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
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.'
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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
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
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: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11165348
Friday, November 29, 2013
Today we had fancy feet day. This was for the launch of travel wise at our school. http://arahoe.ultranet.school.nz/WebSpace/634/ 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.'