Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What a surprise! Thank you.

Our class loved the artists morning. 
One of our artists, Brendon made a connection with one of the many artists in our class. Showing an interest in Brendon's work and helping him resulted in a present, to encourage him to continue his own art. 
Brendon also presented our school with one of his fantastic pieces of art.



Can you see the manaia? Do you know what a manaia is?





Friday, June 9, 2017

Frog Whistle Mine #nzreadaloud

As a class we are loving reading Frog Whistle Mine by Des Hunt. We are in contact with three other classes via the Edmodo sharing platform. We tried to connect with Mrs Mac's class at Selwyn Ridge in Tauranga on the iPads via an app named appear.in.
Some groups had technical difficulties with slow feeds or sound issues. Most groups got to talk to other students and ask questions about the book, their thoughts and ideas.



Kea Hub Genius Hour

Kea hub is running Genius Hour on a Friday afternoon. Students working with Whaea Kat are working on an inquiry that has an environmental focus.
We have got our big questions and our now working together on our subsidiary questions.
A lot of discussions are happening. Such an exciting vibe across the hub.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

It's as easy as Poetry - Pencils Writing Group


We have been learning to write nonsense poetry. We had to write a sentence about a noun, something that it couldn't do and compare it to something else that is impossible.

It's as easy as making a bee laugh
or a snowman put on a scarf. 
It's as easy as making a chair talk
or a pencil walk. 
It's as easy as making the Earth stop
or a chicken to make a stock. 
It's as easy as making a flower to die
or your teeth to cry. 
It's as easy as making a tree open a door
or a newborn walk on a plain old floor.  Alexus

It's as easy as telling a bee to make honey
or trying to find a break dancing bunny. 
It's as easy as telling a light o turn itself on
or telling a snail to rip its head off. Ava

It's as easy as telling a baby to talk
or teaching a piece of paper to walk. 
It's as easy as teaching a bunny to eat a bone
or to teach a bird to make a clone. 
It's as easy as telling a frog to do hair
or telling a fly to eat a big grizzly bear. 
It's as easy as asking an elephant to fly
or making a building bake an apple pie. Imogen

It's as easy as trying to shoot a fly
or telling a bird to die. 
It's as easy as teaching a donkey to fly
or telling a tree to say Hi.  Mathew

It's as easy as teaching a flower to talk
or teaching a fire to walk. 
It's as easy as having a dragon love a pig
or make a pig wear a crazy, big blue wig. Kate

It's as easy as making a monkey talk
or teaching a tree to walk. 
It's as easy as putting a branch in a tyre
or setting a butterfly on fire. Maria

It's as easy as telling a bee not to sting
or asking a chicken to rip off it's wing. 
It's as easy as making a tree hoot
or a spider wear a boot. Kaya

Thursday, May 18, 2017

School Disco

It was school disco time again. A great time was had by all. Everyone danced and had fun with their friends.

Kauri teachers




Friday, May 12, 2017

Class Metaphors

If our class were a kind of vehicle what kind of vehicle would it be? 
Akomanga Waru is a chrome Lamborghini boosting and making mayhem.

If our class were something you find in your community what something would it be? 
Akomanga Waru is a redwood tree spying the view of the city.

If our class were a kind of meal what kind of meal would it be? 
Akomanga Waru is a pepperoni pizza waiting to be chopped up into 32 pieces.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Harvest Festival - Carrot dip recipe

Carrot Dip 


iNGREDIENTS

  • 1kg carrots, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Serve with flatbread or rice crackers

METHOD

  • Step 1
    Cook the carrot in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • Step 2
    Place the carrot, oil, cumin and garlic in the bowl of a food processor, and process until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with flatbread or rice crackers.