Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Project Put ups at the KEN 2017 Movie Night

While most of us in Room 2 were having the time of our lives at our Marsden Bay Camp, our class movie for the 2017 KEN Movie Night was being showcased at Northland College in Kaikohe. 
This short film was based around people who have experienced "put downs."  
Our class chose 3 of our students and decided to treat them to something very special.  
Have a look below. 


Thank you to Tunisia and Jacqui who went and introduced our movie at Northland College.  
We knew you were very nervous at the time and we are so proud of you both.



Friday, October 27, 2017

CLASS OF THE WEEK! CLASS OF THE WEEK!

Hooray! We were chosen as class of the week again.  Thank you so much to Room 1 and Mrs Norman for choosing our class this week.  Whaea Sally was so proud of us and gave us a little free time as a reward.

Next week we will be looking for the best class who:
(1) Shows respect and sings proudly in Taumata,
(2) Takes pride in our school by keeping it clean, and
(3) Shows respect and encouragement in next week's assembly.

He is a photo of Dayton and LJ posing by the trophy.

Friday, October 20, 2017

First Assembly for Term 4

We had a great start for the last term of school and spent all week preparing for our class assembly.
Our first item was a beautiful song called "Space in between" sung by Tunisia and Tahlya, they only had a few practises but we were so proud of their confident cheering, the crowd was so supportive of the girls too.



We decided to read one of Roald Dahl's revolting rhymes together as a class.  Whaea Sally grouped us together and gave each group a character.  Together, the group had to read their parts of the revolting rhyme, it was very tricky at first, but we managed to read the whole rhyme together by Assembly day.  Our next steps are to work on volume and projecting our voices out into the crowd.



Razor, Karisa, Treziah and Angel stood before the school and read out some of their "I am" poems that we created last Term.  Some of the teachers gave them some lovely feedback about their poems and Whaea Sally was proud of them for sharing their work.  Here is what their "I am" poems look like in class.




And last but not least we shared with the school our top 4 rules for surviving Room 2.  We thought that it would be a good idea for next years students to know the ins and outs of Room 2 and together we put together this video.  We had so much fun making this movie together, and we were so glad the rest of the school enjoyed it too.  



Tell us what your favourite rule was and leave it in the comments below.




Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cross Country 2017


We had our whole school cross country at the United Kawakawa rugby field on Thursday and what a day it was.  We were lucky enough to travel to there by train and boy was it noisy.  The train was filled with singing and Whaea Sally strumming on the guitar, excited chatter among friends, not to mention the squeals from some of the students who has never been on the train before.

Well done to all our students who have made it to the SBOI inter school cross country:
Deeny, Tahlya, Angel, Mia, Vaughan, Dayton, LJ, Razor, Nathan and Daniel.







Friday, August 18, 2017

Class of the week


We are proud to announce that we are the class of the week this week... Hip hip, horay!
Thank you Nga Rau Tipuranga for acknowledging us this week, Whaea Sally was so proud of us.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Our School Assembly


10 o'clock we had our school assembly at the school hall.  The whole school came to our class assembly, they were very noisy when they came into the school hall.
Once everybody was quiet, I welcomed everybody to our assembly and said "Please stand for the for the National Anthem."
We did heaps of acts and asked if all the syndicate teachers could present their certificates.  It was a long but fun assembly and I can't wait to do it again.

Written by Jahnazyah

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Waste Busters!

On Tuesday, we had a very special visitor from the Zero Waste Education.  Her name was Anouk and she came to talk to us all about recycling.  We learnt a lot of interesting facts like what aluminium was made from, what happens to rubbish once it gets to landfill.  We even shared with Anouk some of the facts that we knew from our plastic fantastic inquiry.  We did lots of hands on activities as well.  Have a look at our video to see what we did.


Friday, July 7, 2017

Payton and the Goodhue award.


As we come to the end of another term, Payton had a real good reason to smile today.
She was awarded the Goodhue trophy, this is awarded to students who show integrity and honesty throughout the term.  Well done Payton! We are all very proud of you.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Whakatau Wairua - Te Hokinga Mai


This week Kawakawa Primary School hosted a very special occasion in our Marae Tumanako.
On Thursday and Friday whanau from around the community came with photos of their loved ones to hang on the wall of our whare nui.  These photos are of our beloved past pupils and staff members of the school who have passed away, one of them being Kailah's nanny.  We celebrated this special occasion with waiata, karakia, hangi and even some yummy steam pudding.  Thank you to all our whanau who brought their beautiful photos for our Marae. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tuna and Takakau week.

Our school has been learning about Tuna and Takakau for the past few weeks and all week the children of Kawakawa Primary have been catching Tuna and bringing them in to school to be weighed and measured.  Alyssa and her sister Talia caught this beauty together, however Alyssa was not very keen to hold the tuna for photos.  Well done girls!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Holiday Recounts


Here are some of the places where Room 2 went on holiday.  click on the tabs to read their recount.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Learning new tools

  

Hello my name is Jackie.  Today I learned how to use Kizoa.  It was easy to take the pictures, it was hard to learn how everything worked on chromebook at first but with more practice it got easier.
My next step is to find other ways to use Kizoa.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Leaving footprints on the internet.


Kia ora koutou katoa!  For our Cybersmart lessons the focus has been Smart Footprints.  For our first session, The tamariki in Room 2 talked about (1)Who visits their blog, & (2)Why they would visit their blog.  We also spoke about places online where people could find something we have said or done.  We are starting to become more and more aware that what we say or do online leaves a digital footprint behind that is permanent.

Alyssa's Digital Footprint


              Kailah's Digital Footprint





            Tunisia's Digital Footprint




Razor's Digital Footprint

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wacky Weather, Wacky Tales!


On this wet and humid day, we decided to have a little fun with parts of speech by going onto a website called Wacky Web Tales.  The Year 6 students were already familiar with this site but it was the first time our Year 5's created their very own Wacky Web Tale. 
Whaea Sally went through the different parts of speech such as exclamation, nouns, verbs and adverbs.  It was important for us to go over things like plurals and tenses.  But it all paid off when we began to create our Wacky Web Tale.  It was Hilarious!
Here are some of our Wacky Web Tales from today.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Room 2's Treaty


Last week, our class had a special "meet the teacher" evening.  This was an opportunity for 
our family to meet Whaea Sally and see what kinds of things we do during our school day.  The first thing that Whaea Sally mentioned was our Treaty.  Have a look at our video of our promises.


In small groups, we talked about promises we could make by relating them to our school values which are Respect, Resilience and Responsibility.  Then together as a class we decided and finalised what our treaty would say.



Then together, we all signed our treaty.
Our treaty is hanging on our wall where we can always see it.




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New year, new chromebooks


Today was a very exciting day for some of our students at Kawakawa Primary School.  It was our Chromebook roll out day, a special day where our year 4 students and our new students in year 5-8 get their very own chromebook.
Our school have only been using chromebooks for a year.  We are learning so much on our chromebooks and we love finding new and interesting ways to show our learning.



Monday, February 13, 2017

Kawa of Care



In room 2 we are talking about the Kawa of care, today we chose 3 things about the Kawa of care that we think are most important.  This is Deeny's poster and next time she would love to do her very own D.L.O (Digital Learning Object)