We have been set a learning challenge by a Humanoid that is working for aliens from outer space. It said, "I am a Humanoid that is investigating Earth for my alien masters. They have seen many pictures of New Zealand's famous people, food, buildings and kiwiana. They want to understand more about them. Please research and find out information for me so I can go home. I will be able to tune in to your classroom to watch and listen to what you are doing. Please hurry, I want to go home."
Wow - it was so exciting when we found this message on our blog. Miss Hughes said to listen carefully and we did!
We needed to find out what a humanoid was before we decided what to do next.
We were also unsure about what kiwiana meant.
We checked out these two words in dictionaries and on the internet. Then we started to plan what to do next.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
On Thursday, the first of July, Henderson Intermediate Bi-lingual unit came to visit Anawhata and Piha teams to help us with our learning. We had some speeches and waiata to welcome them. Miss Hughes and Mr Giles spoke for us and we sang Te Whenua O Raumati to support them. We all bought some food to share for morning tea. It was such a feast we had some for lunch too!
View the slide show to watch the action. You might notice us singing in the background, Glenys thinks we are fantastic singers. Thanks Miss Hughes for teaching waiata to us and letting us join Anawhata on a great learning journey in Term 2.
Friday, July 16, 2010
wheaton terrier. It was born on the 11th of May. It was very 'bitey' but the the bites didn't even hurt. It is really soft and playful and a bit jumpy. It is called Indy. Lauren and Mum went to get it from a farm. The towels smell of his Mum so we wont ever wash them. On the first night he was woofing and woofing because he wanted to see his Mum, Dad, brothers and sisters.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
We read 'Aliens Love Underpants' and 'Aliens in Underpants Save the World' by Claire Freedman and then wrote a character description about one of the aliens in the books.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
We all think Henderson did a great job using recycling materials to create a toy to play with.
Tumeke 12 have been making toys out of recycled materials too - check out all their toys by clicking here.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Thank you for showing me your secret art tricks. Drawing cars and houses was the best thing we did. Michael
The best thing was drawing the sky tower. It was fun. Thank you Mrs Shepherd for teaching us. Louis
Thank you Mrs Shepherd for teaching me how to draw shapes and blend colours. I have to look carefully at things and then draw them. Henderson
Blending with paint was exciting because you can make other colours. Thank you Mrs Shepherd for teaching me how to draw blocks. Bradley
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Thanks to Andre Morris for making this trip possible for the Anawhata and Piha pods. We had a great time and learnt heaps.
Our thanks also go to the wonderful parents (Debbie, Jack, Judy and Mark) who supported SPS-Superstars so well - we can't provide experiences like this for our children without you. The movie below shows a game we played that can help you learn te reo Māori. Watch Michael and Tia go!
View the slideshow and look for kowhaiwhai, whakairo and tukutuku panels. You might even see some of us learning at the marae.