These are some photos of Junior Hub 2 taking part in Science involving the life cycle of a seed with Sophia the education officer from the Community Gardens. We had fun acting out the seed germination process and then we had to crack a code related to our topic of seeds. We also got to sing a seed song which was lots of fun. Sophia will be in our class till the end of term.
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Thursday, 31 May 2018
On May 31st Room Tui shared the Gospel presentation at Mass. The Gospel message was - Jesus said "I am the bread of life". At Mass we receive Jesus through the Eucharist and the Word of God. After receiving Jesus we are called to be Him in the world. We can see Jesus working in each other through the fruits of the spirit.
"We've got Spirit, how 'bout you?"
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Mrs Tofia from the University of Otago came to visit and teach us about the coconut this week. We heard the myth/legend of how the 'face' on the coconut came to be - ask me at home and I'll tell you all about it :)
Mrs Tofia shared with us some tricks of where to hit the coconut to crack it evenly and we watched as Mrs McRae & Mrs Herbst tried to crack the coconut with a knife - but it was too hard! Finally Mrs Tofia cracked them and we were able to taste the coconut water...some of us liked it more than others.
Once they had been cracked open Mrs Tofia got out some special wooden planks with scrapers attached to the end and she showed us the technique for scraping the flesh out. We all had a turn and it was so much fun - you have to be very careful not to scratch yourself!
Once we had enough coconut flesh we were able to use a special type of 'straw' from a banana tree to make the coconut cream. We wet the 'straw', put a lump of coconut flesh in the middle - wrapped it up as best we could and SQUEEZED as hard as we could..The coconut cream poured out and we got to drink that too :)
It was an amazing experience for all of us and it was cool to see some of our own children from Tonga sharing their knowledge as well. Thanks Mrs Tofia!
Sunday, 6 May 2018
We have spent some time orientating ourselves with our group boxes with some new maths games to begin the term. We wanted to make sure we knew how to play them properly so we can confidently practice our maths skills independently when our rotations begin. We love maths!
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Near the end of last term we were lucky to have Harold visit us at school. He taught us all about being safe, being a good friend and about our feelings. His classroom was so amazing! It even had star lights in the roof AND the lights changed to every colour you could think of!Thanks Harold for the visit, we can't wait to catch up again when we are older :)