Friday, 21 December 2012

A very Merry and Happy Christmas to you all....have a safe holiday and see you back in 2013

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

week 9

Week 9

This week we are going to Christmas at St Luke's on Wednesday and also swimming on Wednesday. 

On Thursday we have the singing and dance show for the parents at 11.30 am followed by our picnic at the park.
On Friday this week the new classes will be announced after morning tea...11.30 ish!

Educators - Science Museum

this is the link for our polystyrene melting experiment- pictures below

WEEK 9 letter Rr

Some photos from our fantastic day at the beach two weeks ago.
Ryam carrying an interesting shaped piece of wood
spot the biker!
what a neat sounding xylophone
more wood for creating
Leah and Kyan's creative piece

Monday, 3 December 2012

Week 8 Term 4

WEEK 8 Term 4 2012

this was our Thursday science fun!
Shape Shifting slime --Educators - Science Museum

Big Book week 8

Week 8 Letter P

Christmas in room 16


We are helping lead assembly this week at 11.20 am Friday 7 December with Mrs Chapman's class Room 1 ....we will post a video onto the blog if you are unable to be there.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

week 7

Letter Kk   week 7

Book of the week Smarty Pants by Joy Cowley

Rum tum tie See me fly! 

Kapanui Christmas Gala at school 30 November

Room 16 will be on stage at 5.30 ish as part of the Discoverers singing group

Come and support our school

Thursday, 22 November 2012

some more Nga Manu pics

Rhys and  a 20+ tuatara- soft and squishy to touch

observational drawing on the bush track

room 16

Sunday, 18 November 2012

week 6 term 4

Ok...the busy end of the year!...We start swimming Wednesday 21 at 1.45....walk to the pool changed and back again at 2.45pm all dressed! Next week is our beach trip and Stu Duvall the story teller is coming...$4 required to attend the story teller. ....notice in bags about the beach trip.
Kiwi Christmas is being presented by St Lukes on Wed. 12 December and the end of year picnic is 13 December after we sing for all parents at school at 11.30 am. Parent helpers welcome for the picnic.Notices about these events are in room 16 if you have not got yours.

half day on Friday this week...23 November...please remember the early close time for Kapanui!!


little spotted kiwi 

one of many pukekos

stoats, ferrets- danger for our native birds

slippery slimy eels

wood pigeon kereru

worm of wisdom

30 November - Kapanui Christmas at Kapanui 5pm- 8pm.

Letter Bb 

Swimming begins this week on Wednesday at 1.45pm
What a fantastic day we had at Nga Manu for some photos of the day.
Book of the week
Billy McBrown...check out the acting in room 16!

Monday, 12 November 2012

week 5 term 4

Remember we have our visit to Nga Manu on Thursday this week

AND healthy lunch on Wednesday for Room 16 and 6....we will be trying some of our garden produce in a roll or bread you supply for your child. 

  Letter of the week is Hh

Sunday, 4 November 2012

week 4 term4

week 4 Letter Jj remember about the guess the jellybeans in the jar contest...notice in bag...the entry fee is a can of food for a guess! BOOK of the WEEK

Thursday, 1 November 2012

week 3 T4 2012

sorry this is late this must be getting to the busy season! Letter of the week Ii....We have talked about the "short i" and the "long i" sounds

Long I- icecream, icicle, I, iron....
Short i- insect, igloo, iguana, in......

.A Good Idea by Bill Nagelkirke was our big book. We painted it and made our own big book.

Check it out in class!

This week we have been making masks for our presentation later in the term and we have been enjoying some fine weather at last!
 Nga manu trip permission is slowly coming back....remember to fill in the permission slip and send the $5.
Stu Duvall story teller is also looming...$4 required.
Some children have finished their first scrapbook and I have decided to start another rather than use the lined books....we will keep them new for 2013.

Some excellent Pukeko drawing on the corridor wall.....the children are doing some excellent observational drawing. 
Science for the week was the discussion we had about the earth's crust, volcanoes and pumice formation.

Monday, 22 October 2012

week 2 term 4

We read our forst legend about how the kIWI lost his wings....the children will be able to tell you about that....

Don't forget about ordering Christamas 2013 diaries , calendars or cards....children's work is at the office for you to view. Room 16!

Important notice about Nga Manu in bags tonight Wednesday.....

The letter this week is letter l and the big book is Shoo! Shoo!Shoo! Look out for the BubbleTrouble book illustrated by the room 16 children. Most children have now been reading tested so they will be arriving home with some more challenging books to share. Missing some children this week ....hope they get well soon.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

week 1 Term 4

The first week down.....letter y
Book for the week and illustrated by the children
BUBBLE TROUBLE by Jill Eggleton

A lot of notices have gone home this week.....all the important dates are there and YES we will need some help for some of the trips mentioned so if you are willing and able we would love to have you along. Swimming help will be appreciated as well.

The children are currently being reading tested so there may not always be a book home each night and some will moved to more challenging stories....keep up the great work at home.

We are doing lots of singing in class practising for the concert and the syndicate is in our class for 2 practices per week.

On Thursday the publishing books went home...please return them on Friday or Monday.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

week 11 term 3 2012

Remember over the holidays to try Studyladder....all accessible from this website....follow the page ...studyladder the top of the blog and all passwords and logins are there for you to use.
Looking forward to refreshed children in term 4 and more progress with learning. 
They have all made fantastic starts to their school years!
Wishing you all a happy and safe time. 
Check out the calendars which the children have illustrated for ....they are in the classroom for you to view....and then to buy as a gift or for the home walls! Info sent today in book bags.

We also had some fantastic science this week
bubble mixture
Mix and watch!

Letter of the week Letter Y I I will be in town on Wednesday this week with some seniors playing the game...Cloak of Protection......check out    to order this amazing card game which children love playing. Kapanui gets points for games sold and you can buy online...... A tournament will be held in 2013 to see who really can play well....Kapanui children have been trialling   the game and are good!
...back on Thursday! We will be doing some YEASTY tricks this week....letter Y Check out our Monday Visitors.....thankyou Willie and Tiana