Saturday, September 19, 2020
Room 2 has been very busy celebrating te wiki o te reo Māori and using te reo in our classroom. We do use te reo quite a lot in our classroom daily, so we have tried using more kupu and had a go at learning something new about Māori culture and tikanga.
We have been focusing on learning new kupu about our feelings. Every day we ask each other about how we are feeling and children have been learning to use the kupu like pai (good), ngenge (tired), mokemoke (lonely), riri (angry), and hiakai (hungry).
It has been really amazing to watch children use these kupu during their play or when asked about how they are feeling.
One of the new things we have learnt this week was about harakeke. How to harvest harakeke and the tikanga around the use of harakeke.
We went to find some harakeke at our kura.
Friday, September 4, 2020
This week for our science experiment, we tried making rockets using straws. We followed the instructions from the Science Kitchen Book again.
Children made rockets with coloured paper and put the straws into the paper pipes they made. They blew the straws and saw how far the rockets flew.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
This week we have been talking about what volcanologists are, what they do, and what they use when they go up a volcano.
The children have shared some of their ideas with each other, and we have been talking about thinking and acting like scientists.
Today, we pretended to be volcanologists and went to Pūtiokitiki to look for rocks. We went to Nature Trail to find rocks, and it was interesting as we could see the rocks buried in the layers of soil.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
We wanted to keep Ayesha warm. We dressed her up like a penguin. She had 5 layers on. Ayesha felt like fire!