Thursday, 25 September 2014

A long graceful neck comes in handy!!!

"Look at Harold - he grabbed the munchy crunchy apple off the tree to eat.
Lucky Harold has a long giraffe neck so he can reach the fruit and be healthy!!," said Lani.

(dictated to the Teacher)

Athletes, Athletes!!

This is a special shout out to Mias Mum Rachel in Australia!!
By Mia.  (dictated to the teacher)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Picnic food. . .what shall we choose?


This is Harold and he is eating healthy food on his picnic.
My friends and I in Class 21 helped to choose the right things to eat on his picnic in his van.
Harold taught us to eat a VARIETY of good food like oranges, apples and carrots!

By Senitila, Class 21.

Can a giraffe teach us?!


Of course he can. . .
Look at Harold waiting outside his classroom van. The next class will be coming to learn about how to have healthy food like fruit and vegetables so we can be brainy and strong! 
By Deejay, Class 21.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Siosiua's Reading

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This is my video of me reading a story from my book.


Do you like it?
Made By Siosiua

Deejay's Reading

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           This is my video reading my favourite story from my book that has all my writiting in it.

I Hope you like it.
Made by Deejay

Jerry's Reading

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        This is me reading my favourite story from my book and it's about us going to Pakuranga on a bus.

Do you like it?
Made By Jerry


Mia's Reading

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       This is my video of me reading my favourite story in my work book

Do you like my reading?
Made By Mia

Friday, 29 August 2014

Rangi at the beach with her flag

This is my New Zealand flag they are in the sand at the point england beach. We learnt that crounties have flags.

Alla in the garden


This is me and I am in the garden playing with the tree.
Do you like my garden?

By Alla.

Julia harold



This is Harold our giraffe buddy.
He is beside his caravan because he is taking a break
from being a teacher. . .
By Julia.

John with horold


"This is Harold the learning giraffe. He is outside of his classroom truck. He is at my school and I LOVE learning about healthy food and feeding my brain and body!!!," said John.
(Dictated to the teacher)

Listening, listening. . .

"Hi my name is TJ and I am the one thats in this picture.
 I am outside at school and I like to listen to my teacher", said TJ.



Precious pictures

"Class 21 went to the races and Miss Wild looked at us proudly.  I love to win", said Rangi. 

(Dictated to the teacher)

Mini Commonwealth Games Champions!!!!


Hi there. 

Its Sabrina from Class 11 (Year 4) and I was in Class 21 today.
Miss Wild asked me to interview the medal winners from the Team 1 
mini Commonwealth Games.

The WHOLE team (120 kids) went to Lloyd Elsmore Park in Pakuranga 
to take part as an athlete just like the real asthletes at the real Commonwealth games in Glasgow this year.  Listen to Eva, Lee and John as they tell me their story!!!   By Sabrina 



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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Learning sports skills with Steph. . .

Class 21 had an amaqzing set of lessons from Stephanie about balancing, kicking, throwing and catching.

Check out some action shots of some of our tamariki. . .





Thursday, 3 July 2014

Class 24 came visiting!!! Pyjamas at School??

What a surprise Class 21 had today!  
Our friends from Class 24 came to visit, but, they had a surprise for us. They forgot to wear their school uniform to school and they came in their funky pyjamas...awesome.

Thank you for the great photo Tipelio.
By Class 21.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Pancake Art

As you may have read, we made pancakes with Miss Barber last week.
Look at the artwork some of Class 21 created
showing you the equipment and ingredients used.

"I am reaching for the ingredients to make another penguin pancake.
Can you see my golden penguin pancake waiting for me. . .?" said Kitione.
The cold metal bowl is waiting for the ingredients. By Tipelio.


























"Look at my pancake maker, spatula for scraping the cold metal bowl, the butter, eggs, flour and salt. Ready to rock!" said John.








































Monday, 9 June 2014

Making Pancakes in Class 21.

Penguin Pancakes. . .We wrote the recipe after reading the pukapuka 'Pancake Attack' in class.
We made sure we had the right things by writing out the recipe as a class so Miss Barber could go shopping for ingredients.

We brainstormed until we were sure we had our list right!
 1 cup flour    1 egg   1 cup milk    pinch of salt

Then we passed the bowl and used old-fashioned 'elbow grease' to mix the pancake batter.  Everyone had to count to rima and then pass the bowl to their buddy.

Julia got to measure the batter into the pancake machine.
Miss Barber and Julia used the pink rubber spatula to scrape the batter into the hot pancake maker!
We waited until we saw a golden brown colour on the pancakes - then we knew they were ready. . .
Guess what stage Precious, Tori and Lee are at?   Hmmmmm    :)

Monday, 26 May 2014

Lucky us at PES - what a tremendous celebration to start Samoan language week.  Look who came to visit. . .


Kindly kids from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Our School Karakia!!! By Precious and John

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Some talented tamariki have been practising the school karakia at home, and, they were so fantastic Miss Wild filmed them so you can hear them too!!!


Thursday, 17 April 2014



We started by thinking, thinking, thinking.


We came up with some powerful words. 




Look at what we created. . .

All the children wrote this story over a week of Writing lessons, with Mrs Croucher (our Student Teacher) leading our learning.

Lastly we created some beautiful rainbow butterflies which are flying across the windows in Class 21.



Monday, 14 April 2014

Hatching into Beautiful Butterflies in Class 21!



 Class 21 read the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and got inspired to write their own version of the story and create some growing hairy caterpillars and some amazingly beautiful butterflies. . .




We got some dirt with grass seeds in it, stockings, a bucket, and some plastic cups cut into a funnel.


Next we put the dirt into the stocking with the funnel and tied it off each section with a hair-tie to make three parts to our caterpillars.




Talk about great team-work!!






We added antennae and eyes to the head of our caterpillars.
Mrs Croucher and Ms Wild cut holes in the stockings for us to put them in.


Then Class 21 put their caterpillars on our cubbyholes so they could get sun to grow. 
Of course we watered them to make sure they would grow really hairy and green!!

Then we were inspired to create beautiful butterflies - just like the book.

The Very Hunger Caterpillar.



We read the book 'A Very Hungry Caterpillar' and took inspiration from this for our artwork. . .
By Elizah.
My beautiful butterfly!  By Tipelio.







Saturday, 15 March 2014

Camp Kai. . .

 On our hikoi around the camp we saw some kai capers going on. . . 

We watched carefully to try and guess what they were making. . .










Then we went back and wrote more on our camping story.

I saw kids cooking on the field with a BBQ.
They put flour, milk and corn in a bowl and mixed it up.
The camp kids were making corn fritters!

Class co-constructed story by Class 21.