Friday, September 17, 2021

Bouncy eggs

Did you see our bouncy eggs? They were left in our jars of vinegar for the entire lockdown period. We had some fantastic discussion around why they were so big before we bounced them on the bench.

Whare pukapuka

Don't forget to bring your library books on Tuesdays - tamariki are able to borrow 2 books each week from our whare pukapuka if they remember to bring back the previously borrowed pukapuka 


It was great to get back into kapahaka this week. The tamariki are making great progress with their short haka and waiatas too. 


Ukepe with Matua Tupps is great fun and a great way to engage both sides of our learning brains.

Working with clay

This week we had a go at making a traditional Maori anchor out of clay. It was great learning how to manipulate and work the clay, building the muscles in our hands and wrists too.

Shared chapter books

We have started reading shared chapter books in class. This is fantastic learning for our tamariki, helping us to hold stories in our head over multiple lessons and days, making predictions about stories and talking about authors intentions over longer stories. 
We really enjoyed reading the enormous crocodile, and have already started George's marvelous medicine!

The wiki o te reo maori

This week we have been embedding lots of our te two into our daily interactions - but we also learnt a new game!
Tokuhia ngā tangata? Toku rua! Toku rima! Toku waru!
Ask your tamariki about this game in your whare 🙂

Monday, September 13, 2021

Back to school - week 8!

As we start back to our first full week of learning since we went into lockdown during week 4 the tamariki are having a blast with a mix of old and new games in class, welcoming new members to our Rimu Whanau, and getting back into familiar routines. Today we got to see our wonderful kiwican instructors again to continue learning about relisience. Tomorrow we will have kapa haka, library, te reo, ukelele and some experiments to explore our sense of hearing.