Friday, May 31, 2013

Jump Jam Star Sanvi 31.5.13

From the library

Hi Parents and Caregivers, The Children’s Librarian at New Lynn Library has a very special certificate for any Ara Teina child who says, “Hello” to her at the library. Make sure you visit the wonderful New Lynn Library by the New Lynn Train Station. This is what the certificate looks like: Thankyou, Nikki

Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Lynn library trip

Hi Parents and Caregivers,
Room 20 would like to say a very big "Thank you" to all the parents who helped on our trip today. We really enjoyed asking questions and finding our answers about "Monkeys" in the library today. We also learnt how to use the library and find information in books. Step 3: we are learning to find information to answer our questions.
Thank you, Miss Watson, Miss Thompson and Miss O'Connell. 

Cross Country

Hi Parents and Caregivers, 
Here is Room 20 running cross country. We ran so fast and Mr Morris helped us all warm up at the start by showing us some stretches. Miss Watson ran with us too. Well done to everyone in Room 20 who ran so fast. Girls Y0: First: Zara, Second: Cassandra, Third: Hailie, Boys Y0: First: Emrys, Second: Luca, Third: Warner. 
Thank you, miss Watson

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Finished monkey art

Hi Parents and Caregivers,
Here is the finished monkey we made for art. We put the pipe cleaner tail, legs and arms on today. They are hanging in the window in the classroom.
Thank you, Miss Watson

Library Trip Tomorrow and Cross Country

Hi Parents and Caregivers, Tomorrow morning from 9.05-10 will be our Junior Cross Country if the weather is fine. Please wear appropriate footwear. Tomorrow is our class library trip. A few things to remember are: Classes will walk together. The classes will leave school at 11:00am and return at approximately 1:40pm, stopping for lunch along the way. The library visit itself is approximately one hour long. If you are able to come on the trip, we will need you as a parent help between 10:45am-2:00pm. Please ensure your child has: • comfortable footwear for walking • lunchbox • a bottle of water • rain jacket or umbrella • book bag • medication they may require To ensure safety and that numbers are kept to a minimum, we need to ask that parent helpers do not bring pre-schoolers. If you have offered to be a parent help on the trip please arrive at school at 10:30 am. Thank you for all your help, Miss Watson, Miss Thompson and Miss O'Connell

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monkey art

Hi parents and caregiver,
Today we started our monkey art. We were working on the monkey body today.  To make the body we used orange and black crepe paper. Come in and have a look at our finished art work next week.
Thank you, miss Watson 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Kid Pix Monkeys

Hi Parents and Caregivers, In our ICT time we are learning to use Kid Pix to draw monkeys. We are using the drawing tools to create an awesome work of computer art. Thank you, Miss Watson

Help us learn our monkey song!

Hi Parents and Caregivers, For our music times with Mrs Sadgrove we are leanring this song about monkeys. View it below: Here are the words to the song: Monkey See, Monkey do Do you want to follow monkey too? There’s a monkey in the middle, just because You gotta do what that little monkey does Follow monkey, follow monkey, follow monkey, follow monkey Now the monkey in the middle takes a bow There’s a new little monkey gonna show us how Monkey’s in the middle just because You gotta do what that little monkey does Follow monkey, follow monkey, follow monkey, follow monkey Now the monkey in the middle takes a bow There’s a new little monkey gonna show us how Monkey’s in the middle just because You gotta do what that little monkey does Follow monkey, follow monkey, follow monkey, follow monkey (Keep repeating above) Ch’n copy the actions of the child in the middle Thank you, Miss Watson, Miss O'Connell and Miss Thompson

Friday, May 24, 2013

Disco time!

Hi parents and caregivers,
Look at who was at the disco. We looked really good dressed up in 'Kiwiana' theme and danced the whole disco! Go Luca who won one of the best dressed as an Anzac solider. 
Thank you, Miss Watson

Our class monkey!

Hi parents and caregivers,
Meet our class monkey 'Marvin'. He is going to go home with one lucky child each night. We would love if you could fill out one fact your child knows about monkeys on the special piece of paper we send home with the monkey. This fact and the monkey need to come back to school with your child the next day. This will help with our 'Finding stage' of action learning. We are learning to find information and resources to help answer our questions about monkeys. 
Thank you, miss Watson and miss Thompson. 

Fiddle, Fiddle, Foodle, Fie

Hi parents and caregivers,
Our poem of the week this week is "Fiddle, Fiddle, Foodle, Fie". We have been learning about the letters 'e' and 'f' this week and the sounds they make in different words. We all circled the letter 'f' in our poem today and coloured in the fishes that fly in the sky. At home you can ask us what sound /f/ makes and get us to read the poem with you.
Thank you, miss Watson 

Alvin Best at dance Party 24th May!

Assembly 24th may!

Well done Cassandra for bring awarded our classroom certificate! You have settled into school and produced some high quality work. Room 20 is very proud of you. 

"Twoot, twoot"

Hi parents and caregivers,
Here is our finished owl masks! Yay!
From room 20

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Who is which owl?

Action learning: Deciding and finding stages

Hi parents and caregivers, 
As a class we have decided we would like to study monkeys and find out more about them. Yesterday we went to the library and looked for books on the computer about monkeys. When we go on our trip to the library we will have a look for monkey books. If you would like to bring any information you have on monkeys to school, that would be greatly appreciated.
Step 1: deciding: we are learning to find out what we already know.
Step 2: finding: we are learning to find information and resources to help answer our questions. 
Thank you, Room 20

Fun times on the playground

Hi parents and caregivers,
Look at all of us having fun on the playground. What a cool class we are!
Thank you, room 20

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Shapes! How many sides do I have?

Hi parents and caregivers,
Today we were learning about shapes. We looked around our classroom to find shapes. When we found a shape we had to say the name of the shape and how many sides the shape had.
Thank you, room 20

Room 19's new teacher: Trisha O'Connell

Hi Parents and Caregivers, Meet our new teacher who will be working in Room 19 this year. Here is some information from her: Hello, I am very excited to be at Arahoe School teaching the wonderful room 19 students. I am currenly living on the North Shore with my family and cat Holly who is full of mischif and keeps me busy. When im not at school I enjoy reading,watching movies,going to concerts and musicals and I have recently learnt how to snowboard which was a enjoyable challenge. I look forward to getting to know you all over the next few months and am looking forward to witnessing the achievements of all the students in room 19. Trisha Thank you Room 20

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Art: Fish

Hi Parents and Caregivers,
Today we drew fish for art. We learnt the art techniques:
Isabella: "line and dot for the seaweed".
Neil: "the ocean top is flat block".
Kamya: "swirl or squiggle for the ocean floor".
Room 20: "we did cross hatch".
Thank you, Room 20

Room 20/19 New Teacher Lisa Thompson

Hi Parents and Caregivers, A big Welcome to Lisa Thompson who has started at Arahoe Primary school. She would like to let you know a few things about herself: Hello parents and caregivers, I am pleased to be welcomed into such a lovely school as Arahoe School. I am 28 years of age and live locally in Titirangi. I am excited to meet all the lovely students in Room 20 and looking forward to adapting my own classroom and teaching to suit the needs of these wonderful students. I look forward to meeting you all in the term ahead. Thank you, Miss Watson

Friday, May 17, 2013

Caio and his HIP HOP dancing!

Best "Carlo the Crocodile" colouring

Well done to Zara for colouring in her poem and using shading on her crocodile. She also circled all the letter "c" in her poem! Great effort. 

Dance party Friday 17.05.13

Hi Parents and Caregivers,
Here is us at jump jam on Friday. We now have a star dancer on the week. Our star dancer was: Emrys! Great job at dance party!
Thank you, Room 20

Look at our finished flower necklaces

Well done Room 20 for finishing your flower necklaces at home! Great instructions you have to your parents on how you were to make the necklace :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Flower necklaces

Hi Parents and Caregivers,
Today we made flower necklaces. We still have to finish them at home. Here are some instructions from room 20 children:
Kareena: "You go straw, straw, flower, straw, straw, flower". 
Jude: "Put the flowers and straws on the string".
Ewan: "Make sure all the flowers are on and then you tie a knot and put it on your neck". 
Thank you, Room 20

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

D for Dog C is for Carlo the Crocodile

Hi Parents and Caregivers, We are learning about the letter 'D' and Dogs. Today we were learning about the dog breed labradors. You can view the video we watched at: Also you can listen to our big book of the week, Harry the dirty dog By Gene Zion, Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham at: Our Poem this week is: Carlo the crocodile and we are learning about the sound the letter 'c' makes in words. It can make a /ck/ sound a /c/ and a /s/ sound in words. Thank you, Room 20

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rob the nest (Physical Education)

Hi Parents and Caregivers, 
This afternoon we learnt to play the game 'Rob the nest' in PE. This game involves working as a team, supporting each other and placing bean bags in a hoop. We all cheered each other on and had a really fun afternoon.
Thank you, Room 20