Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DOUBLES + 1

We have been using the doubles +1 as a strategy at maths. 
 Here is a video we watched today.


GETTING READY FOR MARKET DAY

We are super busy preparing for Market Day.  
Today we made 46 whales to sell to Piako Tahi!


And we made a hole lot of cute caterpillar pegs too...


Keep an eye out for the letter coming home to tell you all about Market Day.

Friday, November 10, 2017

THE PIAKO RUA BOY BAND

Tasman, Connor B and Conner B wanted to sing us a song today.  They were awesome!


GUESS THE GENRE

This week the Candylanders got together and played Guess My Genre!

One of the Candylanders reads their writing to the class.  The we have to guess what the genre is.  After that we think about what the writer did well and give them some ideas for how to improve their writing.  This week we looked at Mia and Emily's writing.
We were very impressed.  They are amazing writers.



MAKING WAFFLES


Over the last two Fridays, we have been making waffles with Mrs Lunn.  They are delicious, especially with golden syrup on them!












Tuesday, November 7, 2017

SUPERSTAR CRICKET ACADEMY

Today we were fortunate to have Jamie and Ray from Superstar Cricket Academy come in and teach us some cricket skills.  The children all got a turn to bat and focused on their small ball skills.
   
Olivia's drawing of herself hitting the ball off the cone.

Today Superstar Cricket came to school.  Boof!  I hit the ball as hard as  I could.  Jamie said "Good job". But the only thing was it landed in a puddle.  My shoes were soaking.  As I tiptoed to the puddle I felt water rising into my shoes.  Then I ran to Ray.  We played Snowball tag.  All you had to do for tag is tag someone.  It is fun.  By Maarire & Petra

This morning Piako Rua went out to play cricket with the Superstar Academy boys Jamie and Ray.  The Academy came to Riverdale School.  I can not believe it.  It was amazing!  I first did batting.  With the bat we go BAM!  I hit the ball far and then I got the ball.  It was muddy.  Very muddy.  It was lots of fun.  By Conner B & Kouta

Guess what we did today?  WE did cricket.  It was really cool and fun but one things was not cool - or fun.  Water.  It was wet, soggy and splashy because wherever we tried to step ...SPLASH!  Water splashed in our face.  Anyway, the cool great thing about it was that we got to have a go at everything and the funny part was that when Emily was using the bat she hit the stand for the ball instead of the ball.  Then the stand went flying but the ball just fell off the stand and straight in the ground.  Emily thought she heard the ball scream and Mia laughed and nearly fell flat on her face.  By Mia, Emily, Regan & Kyah

Sunday, November 5, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY

Today we started to paint rocks and egg cartons to prepare for our Market Day creations.  Watch this space for the final products.
 

 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

PIAKO RUA DANCERS

Congratulations to the following super star dancers in Piako Rua dancers.  Well done!





READING WITH MR JACOB CARTER!

Mr Jacob Carter read the class one of his books from home this morning.  Thanks JC! 
 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

E HIA NGA - QUIZ

E HIA NGA - QUIZ

We have been learning how to ask how many things there are, in Maori.  Today we played a quiz - a bit like a Kahoot.  We had a blast!


After the quiz, we got sets of objects and asked our friend, "E hia nga?"  How many things?

We are pretty clever.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CALENDAR ART!

Here are a few examples of each of the types of art we made for our calendars.  
We are really proud of how well they turned out.

  We hope you like them too.

Order information will be sent out soon.







Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CLEVER ARTISTS

Wow!  Look at these amazing artists!  
Well done Mika and Georgia.  Your emus are amazing!



Thursday, October 19, 2017

FRIDAY FUN!

We had a great day.  Our new kids made their calendar pictures, Mrs Kenyon cooked Chocolate Cake with some of the kids and Mrs Ruawai taught a art workshop to make Emus.  We also had Jump Jam, Smart Moves AND Piako 2 Whanau.  We love Fridays!


                                     





LEARNING ABOUT MONEY

We have started to learn about money.  Yesterday we had a whole lot of activities to choose from to help us learn about money.  We also had some activities that taught us about tally charts because we are going to conduct surveys and ask kids who would like to buy our products.  That way we will make sure that we make enough products for our customers demand.







We also talked about our Needs and Wants.  For example we WANT ice cream but we don't NEED it!  We do NEED things like fresh air and water and food.  We had pictures that we had to classify into whether they are a NEED or WANT.

You can help us at home by getting us to read prices at the supermarket or in our junk mail.  We can practice counting our pocket money.  We could even do a few jobs at home to earn some money.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE INFOMATION

THE CARTER FAMILY

Late last term, Jacob shared the story of his sister Ryleigh with the class.  Ryleigh is in Starship Hospital.  Some of Jacob's friends decided to make her some letters to decorate her room with. 
 
Over the holidays Jacob went up to Auckland to visit Ryleigh and he stayed with his family at Ronald McDonald House.  The class were trying to think of some way that we could help the Carter family.  After some 'Wondering' yesterday the children think it would be a nice idea to make some crafts and run a Market Day at school and donate the money to Ronald McDonald House.

Today we looked at the types of crafts we thought other children might like to buy from us.  We are going to have to do a lot of learning about budgeting and money to make our Market successful. 

Watch this space for more details.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY - CAMPSITE MAKING!

Making a campsite and chair for our Teddies created a lot of fun today.  A lot of the campsites came with sleeping bags, even marshmallows to roast on the campfire.