Friday, 24 June 2016

Making movies in Team Tekau

This week in Team Tekau we've enjoyed using the I-movie app on the i-pads to create our own movie trailers.  There has been a lot of laughter and a bit of blood (aka red vivid!).  We have worked hard and are proud of our efforts.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Celebrating Matariki with our Tuakana Teina buddies from the Piki Pod

This week in Team Tekau we have enjoyed getting to know our Tuakana Teina buddies from the Piki Pod.  It is a great way to get to know the younger children in our school, and to help them with their learning.  This week, we've created name badges, read together, sung songs, danced and made kites.  The best part was flying kites together on Friday afternoon as part of our Matariki celebrations, although the weather did turn a bit so we couldn't stay out quite as long as we would have liked.  Thanks for sharing with us Piki Pod kids!




















Monday, 30 May 2016

CAN WE HAVE YOUR RUBBISH PLEASE?

Tomorrow (Tuesday 31 May) we have Tanya from the Heart Foundation coming in to our class to take us on a 'virtual' tour of a supermarket, looking at the packaging of food products.  She will have some food packaging with her, but it would be great if we could have lots of different items so that we can compare lots of different foods.  We would love your clean, empty food packaging (boxes, bags, wrappers, packets, jars, bottles) that you can spare - FOR TOMORROW!!!  Many thanks from Team Tekau.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Writing in Team Tekau

Today in writing, we worked with a buddy, teaching each other how to use Goggle docs to do our writing.  We had to share Mrs Haronga in on our writing, so she could comment on our work as we were writing!  It is great to be able to use technology so effectively to help us with our learning.
What are you saying now Mrs H?


Thumbs up to you too Jayden!

Hard at work.

Great tutoring Thor.

Sharmaine re-reading her work.

Olly hard at work.

Sofia with her thinking face on!

Mahstang concentrating hard on his writing.

Cameron and Jayden sharing their device.

Mrs Haronga was editing our work while we were writing!

Monday, 23 May 2016

Algebra in Team Tekau

Check out the cool maths learning that was happening in Team Tekau today.  (Sorry about some of the quiet voices!)  All children talking about their maths learning!



Monday, 16 May 2016

PTA Chocolate Fundraiser - HOME TODAY!!

Hi everyone, our annual PTA Chocolate Selling Fundraiser starts today!  The eldest/only child in every class has been issued with a box of chocolates to sell @ $1 each.  In the excitement of issuing the boxes of chocolates, the VERY efficient teacher in Rm 10 forgot to collect the Black Box from the office, which contained the letter explaining all about this fundraiser.  Please see the picture below and check your child's bag tomorrow!  Many thanks, and happy selling!

Friday, 13 May 2016

FUN IN THE LEAVES & CREATIVE WRITING!

This week we decided to go and have some fun in the playground, throwing some of the MANY autumn leaves that have fallen!  We had a great time, throwing the leaves up high and watching them come raining back down over us.







In our writing over the next couple of days, we talked about the leaves, how they looked, moved, smelt and felt.  We then worked to create a sentence (or two) to describe what we'd done.  Then today, we published our sentences putting them on a background of leaf rubbings.  We are proud of the results and we think it makes our cloak bay look amazing.









Thursday, 12 May 2016

REMINDER - MUFTI TOMORROW - FRIDAY 13 MAY

Just a reminder that tomorrow we have mufti day at school, as a fundraiser to support an ex-Mahora pupil Aimee Fisher, who is going to be representing NZ at the Rio Olympics, as part of the K4 team.
Students who wear mufti are asked to pay $2.  Go Team NZ!!!


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Finding the perimeter

In Maths, we are learning all about measurement.  At the moment we are learning about the perimeter of shapes.  We know that the perimeter of a shape is the shortest distance around the outside of a shape.  Today in class we used linking cubes to help us measure the perimeter of different shapes around the classroom.  We worked with a buddy, measuring carefully and then recording our ideas down in our books.  Lots of great co-operative learning and working together happening today in Team Tekau!  Ka pai.