Saturday, 22 November 2014

Monday, 27 October 2014

We finished our Junior Funky Junky day on Friday by playing a mixture of old fashioned and modern day games. We are beginning to look at creating and making new games for our playground out of recycled materials!


Kindness week

Last week for kindness week we decided it would be really kind to thank someone in our school who does amazing work for us and we don't often see her to say thank-you.. our amazing cleaner Mrs Louden. The children described her as being like a fairy who comes in without us seeing her and does an amazing job making our classroom shiny and clean. 

Today we invited Mrs Louden into our classroom to present her with our thank-you book we made full of letters. Some letters are attached to read. She was so surprised and happy receiving our book.




'Dear Mrs Louden, 
We appreciate you cleaning our classroom. You should take a day off. You are a star. 
From Alexie' 
'Dear Mrs Louden,
Thank-you for cleaning our  class. It looks new. You're the best cleaner. I want to help you. You are the best.
 Love Ngaire'
'Dear Mrs Louden,
I live the cleaning you do. I wish I could clean like you!
From Chloe' 
 'Dear Mrs Louden,
I like the way you clean the class. We are proud of you.
From Aaliyah'
 'Dear Mrs Louden,
Thank-you for always being so kind and cleaning our class. Thank-you for saying hi to us. I like your amazing cleaning and the way you say nice words to us. You are a kind, amazing cleaner.
Love from Lexi'

 'Dear Mrs Louden,
I really appreciate that you clean the classroom. Thankyou.
From Isabella'
 'Dear Mrs Louden,
Thank-you for cleaning our class. I love when I go to school in the morning and I see the tables all shiny. Thank-you for collecting the rubbish from the bins. 
Love from Lydia'

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Kindness week

Last week we decided to make bookmarks for kindness week to give to the local library. Each time a person is issued with a book they could be presented with a free bookmark created by Kawakawa.

Here are some lovely messages from the library staff about our bookmarks.




Our kindness tree is beginning to bloom with kind actions the students are showing towards others. Keep up the great work:)


On Friday we went on a Funky Junk Junior school trip! We were very lucky the rain held off. The children did so well on the long walk with strong winds. We learnt so much at The Waitaki Recycling Centre and at the Community gardens. Thank-you so much to our amazing parents who helped! It was a great way to start our inquiry topic.


Monday, 20 October 2014

INQUIRY

Our inquiry for this term is "Funky Junk"- how can we turn our playground into our sixth learning space? We are looking at recycling, upcycling and using "waste" items to make games and activities. We will be making things like- bird feeders,bird baths, stilts, can phones, windchimes etc

Can you donate anything- please speak to the Junior School teachers. Here are some ideas to inspire you






THIS FRIDAY WE ARE HAVING A "FUNKY JUNK" DAY. WE ARE GOING TO THE RECYCLING CENTRE IN THE MORNING, HAVING LUNCH IN THE PUBLIC GARDENS AND PLAYING A VARIETY OF GAMES IN THE AFTERNOON. IF YOU CAN HELP BY WALKING WITH US OR  HELPING TO RUN A GAME, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!



Sunday, 19 October 2014



We thought about what we could do to be a kind friend for our Writing this morning. The children thought of wonderful ideas such as 'have a sort out of my old clothes and toys and donate them to a charity shop', smile at others, help a friend in the playground and many more ideas. 

We look forward to starting our kindness tree tomorrow and watching it bloom with kind acts we do!