Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Week 3

Kia Ora,

What a week we have had!!!!

On Tuesday we had a visit from Naoko who is a massage therapist.

She had a range of bottles which had essential oils in them.
We got to smell them and try and work out what they were.
Essential oils are made from plants and they smell absolutely delicious.

We all got to have a foot bath that had lavender oil in it.  It was lovely and warm and some of us didn't want to take our feet out of it!!!!

Putting the lavender oil into the foot bath....

Being told all about essential oils....


Time for a smell...


I wonder what this one is?



After the foot bath we were all treated to a hand massage that had the essential oil chamomile in the oil mixture.
It was so relaxing.....we all loved it and we are hoping that Noako will come back again to see us!!!

Next week we are going to practise doing hand massages on each other....we can't wait!!!







Desharne gave Naoko some flowers and thanked her for giving up her time to come and be with us.



This term we are being scientists and will be participating in doing science experiments.

Today we put on our lab coats and got busy with our first experiment.

Jacob chose the experiment for today...Volcano in the sandpile!

First we had to go and collect the sand from the sand pit and make a mountain shape from it.

Reading up what we have to do....

Collecting the sand....

Making our mountains
Then we made a hole in the top of the mountain and put baking soda and food colouring in it .
Next we added vinegar....and guess what happened?
We had a reaction...the vinegar made the baking soda bubble and erupt from our mountains just like a real volcano.








We all tried the experiment twice...for the second one we used more baking soda and vinegar to see if that made a difference....and it did.

After finishing our experiment we all watched a real volcano erupting in Hawaii.....it was scary!!

Miss Hudson came in and said that the same thing happens when you make hokey pokey so we think that we will try that next week to see if we get the same reactions as we did today.


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Week 2

It has been a small team again this week with Gabby and Jasiah away to camp.
It was one very excited team that went out to greet them on their return yesterday!!
They have both had an awesome time at camp.


Have you every played pin the tail on the donkey at a birthday party?

This week we played pin the tail on the cat....it was so much fun...even Gayle had a turn .
No-one was able to get the tail exactly where it should have been.



Have You Filled A Bucket Today?

We have been reading this book...it is about filling other peoples bucket by doing good deeds, saying kind words and generally being a very nice person.
You can be a bucket filler or a bucket dipper....we decided it was best to be a bucket filler.
People can fill our buckets too...or dip into them.

If you haven't read this book we recommend that you do....it is a guide for daily happiness for everyone.



Chefs choice for this week was pizza.......thank you Jacob.

Preparation...

Cheese grating....


Chef in action....


Ready for the oven...

Chef for a day!

Time to eat....




The sun is out.....lets hope that it stays like that for the weekend!!





Thursday, 4 May 2017

We are back!!! Week 1 Term 2

Kia Ora everyone.

We are back and ready for learning after enjoying a wonderful two week break!

Desharne and Aieshar were on school camp for the first three days of this week.
They had an awesome time participating in some amazing activities.

For the rest of us it was back to working as a team.

On Tuesday for our Kapa Haka we made pois.
They were quite difficult to make and we need help from Rachel and Mary.












 Jasiah and his dad have been really really busy working on a project together.
They have recycled parts off trampolines, old bikes and other bits and pieces and look what they have achieved!!!





Jasiah we are all looking forward to seeing the final result....what you have achieved so far is absolutely amazing!! Well Done!!

Our Art Day!

What fun we had with our art activities this week!

At Monday Meet Up we all made slime which was poured over Mr Anderson!!!
We made the same recipe but used it as an art activity....cornflour drippings....



The patterns that we made were superb. When we held our hand up higher the cornflour mixture was ever so fine making such delicate lines.

Then we made another 'slime' mixture and had fun making patterns outside with it.

'It felt hard when I squeezed it and then soft when it went to a liquid"     Aaron

" I felt like it was going to stick to my hands but it didn't"    Jasiah

It felt like I had gloves on"    Ryan

This weeks chef was Aaron....he chose Hot Dogs.








Thumbs up from the chef!



Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!