Thursday, February 13, 2020

Week 2 Working on our portraits

This week, we have worked on drawing our portraits. We had a mirror out so the children can look and study their faces. We talked about parts of the body and what we have on our face.

We also made the background art by glueing different coloured tissue paper on a white piece of paper. This was a little bit challenging at a time for some children as pieces of tissue paper got stuck together and the children needed to separate carefully with their fingers. The children worked through this challenge and created wonderful and unique art.











Wednesday, February 5, 2020

First Day of school! 2020

Nau mai haere mai ki te ruma rua! Welcome to Room 2.

Ko Asuka te maunga.
Ko Ishikari te awa.
Ko Shinichi tōku pāpā.
Ko Michiko tōku māmā.
Nō Hapani ahau.
Ko Yoshie taku ingoa.

Kia ora, Konnichiwa. My name is Yoshie and I am the Room 2 teacher. It is so wonderful to welcome new children in my class. I was born in Japan, and have been living in Hamilton for 18 years. I was an early childhood teacher for more than 10 years before becoming a new entrant teacher in Hamilton East School. I look forward to getting to know the tamariki and their whānau this term.

We had lots of fun on the first day of school, starting our mat time with songs and karakia. We introduced each other and got to know each other's name.
We then went on a tour around school and learnt where things were. We went to play at Pūtikitiki which we really enjoyed! 

The children explored the classroom by taking their time in each area of their interests. 








We did some art and created our face flowers.







The children were very interested and focused through this fun activity. 

First day of school was such a fun day. I really enjoyed getting know the the new children and being a part of their play too.  We will learn together and create our Room 2 culture! 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Designing our own busses

Our children have really enjoyed reading the book called 'The fun bus'. On Thursday, we normally act out our big book story, and they just loved being in the characters of the book.
On Friday, we talked about designing our own bus. We talked about different types of busses, and how we can make very unique busses.















I love how each bus is so unique and special to each child. What an awesome job everyone did! Tino pai! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

We went to see ducklings!

Today, we went to see some ducklings in Room 11 and 12. These ducklings were hatched last week and the children were so excited to see them. We also got to hold them.













The ducklings were very soft and fluffy. We used gentle hands to hold them.

Week 2 Working on our portraits

This week, we have worked on drawing our portraits. We had a mirror out so the children can look and study their faces. We talked about part...