Friday, April 30, 2010

Games, Games and more Games !

The Children have been trying out some of our wonderful new language games.
Tasi and Rachana are playing  ‘Tummy Ache’. The aim of the game is to put together a meal that is safe to eat. You have to watch out though as there are yucky cards that will give you a ‘Tummy Ache’.
Michael and Faalagi are learning lots of great new words in this vocabulary game. It is their favourite game.
Sofi, Niumalee and Vincent are trying go out our new ‘Sounds Like' bingo game. They are learning lots of new rhyming words.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Day and our Term 2 Topic

On Earth Day we went for a walk in the playground to find some of our school’s treasures.
Kabir and Sofilisi check out our protected very special Magnolia Tree. It is over 100 years old.
Venus and Peiai found millions of wonderful golden leaves.
"You used to be as small as this acorn," Kabir tells the big tree.
A huge hug for our 'Special' school logo tree.
Marla found lots of acorn treasures. 
This term our whole school focus is Sustainability. Our topic title is “Putting our Future on the Line." The purpose of the unit is for students to know what we need to survive and live, as everything we do impacts on others, our environment and ourselves.  Children will develop an inquiring mind towards the things they treasure most in life.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Race Relations Day

Pauline tossing the caber.

Pauline and Amanda all dressed up.

Last Monday we celebrated Race Relations day with an afternoon of games and activities. Children were invited to wear clothes from their country of origin, and participated in games from around the world. It was wonderful to see those children in their Samoan and Tongan dress tossing the caber! Spider soccer and marbles (originally from Turkey) were some of the many activities children got to try. It was a fun afternoon and a great way to celebrate us all.

Prepostions - 'The Movie'

Faalagi and Michael  wanted to show the little Quick Time movie they made of Max learning about prepositions. 

Learning Prepositions

Michael and Faalagi have been learning about prepositions. They made this little movie using our digital camera and keynote to show some of the new words they have learnt.