Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas 3D Snowflake

William and his family made a cool snowflake.

Visit this link to find the directions for making it


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Market Day

What a great day! Friday's Market was amazing. I was really impressed by the products, signs and stalls our children have made. Well done! Our total profit was $112. We will decide what construction material we would like to buy with our profit. A great team effort everyone.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Welcome Back to Term 4

We have six weeks until our big market day!

Have a look at this slide show using photos from the Senior Teams Quiddage Market.

What do we still need to do to get ready for the Market Day?

Record your disoveries and wonderings in your thinking book.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

What would be a great idea for Market Day?

Now we know what makes a great product for our Market Day, lets have a look around at the options and decide what we might like to make.

Pinterest is a great resource for seeing ideas for Market Day.  Follow this link and see if you can find any great ideas.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Immersion Day

Last Tuesday we had a great time making a range of possible market day products from a lot of different materials.

We were allowed to go to any of the classes in the Middle Magic Team and explore the range of different materials and products.  Here are some photos of us making and creating.

After we finished we pretended we had $1 to spend and decided which items we would buy.  These are the items we liked the best.

We had a class discussion about what made these products more successful than others.  Why didn't we choose some of the other products?  This is what we found out:

Why do we think these products sold in our mini shop?
They were not plain
They could move or you could play with them
Not just made out of paper
Look realistic, what they are supposed
Colour and texture
Layers of different colours
Sparkles and extras added to it, decorated, made more interesting
Other people didn’t make – it’s a one off.
Being original
They were useful – the bookmarks, we can use it
They had parts that move
They were not fragile, weak, could easily break

Market Day - 2013

Market Day 2013
Your mission is to make a product that will sell well at a School Wide Market Day in Week 6, Term 4. 

We are fundraising for more construction materials for the Middle Team.
Lego, Mancala, Wooden Blocks, Marble Run…

What will you make?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Welcome back - to term 3!

Wow - where is the year going?

This term we are learning about keeping healthy and being safe.  What do you already know about eating healthy?

What makes us healthy?  We know about healthy food and exercise, but what else is important?

We want to know how much sleep children need to be healthy?  Do you know?

What other questions do you have about how to keep healthy?  

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fairytales are narratives too!

This term we have been learning about Maori legends. But did you know that fairyytales are narratives too. Have a look at these stories and see if they are narratives.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

String games to try

Have a go with these string games

Happy Matariki

The 10 June signals the beginning of Matariki for 2013, this is the start of Maori New Year.

Here is a legend told by the author of the Seven Sisters of Matariki.  I hope you enjoy it!  Perhaps you could share it with your family.

Our reading groups have been researching Matariki and here is a power point of the facts they have found.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Maori Myths and Legends

Myths and legends are an important part of Maori Culture and tikanga.  In traditional Maori times Maori used stories to help remember important events or to teach important lessons.

Watch these videos about some well known Maori Legends

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Have you ever been to a marae?

We are off to the marae next week!  YAY!

Do you know what a marae is?
Do you know how to behave on a marae?

Have a look at these pictures and think about what it might be like on a marae.
Welcome or Powhiri

Inside the wharenui

Looking at the outside
Want to know what to expect from the visit to the marae

Read this website to find out:

Or this one...