Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Serious Cyber Smarters

We  have been learning to write smart comments on other peoples blogs. A smart comment is positive, thoughtful and helpful. We leave comments that are specifically about the post we have read. We are creating  positive digital footprints when we leave smart comments. We are cyber smart.

Orienteering Superstars

This term Room Five's Physical Education focus is Orienteering. It will also be our Maths Topic focus too as we are looking at position and orientation. We started today and boy was it fun. Irene and Leon came in and showed us lots of different symbols that are found on orienteering maps. Each symbol means something, a blue X means that is where we can find a water fountain and white space means it is an easy area to run through. They tested us and we were really fast at getting the right symbols. We then got to go outside where Irene and Leon had set up two huge circles out of pegs. Each peg was a station and had a clipper that was unique to that station. We got a piece of paper that told us what station we had to find next then had to clip our paper to prove that we had been there. We had so much fun. Thanks Irene and Leon, we can not wait for next week.

Friday, 10 May 2013

A Special Gift from!

Will.i.Am from the Black Eyed Peas visited a school in our cluster yesterday with an exciting gift for the children of Manaiakalani  He is a recording artist, song writer, performer, entertainer, philanthropist and more. He came with a big group of people that included the media, friends and family. Will presented a cheque of $100,000 for Manaiakalani. How amazing is that? He told us that we can achieve our dreams and be anything that we want to be!  Check out the video that was on One News. gives to our children

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A Wet Start to Term Two.

Wow, what a start to term two! We had some horrible weather and have been stuck inside all day. Yuck!
A huge welcome to our new student Miriama who has come all the way to Saint Patricks School from Samoa. We know you will have lots of fun in Room Five.
This term we will be learning all about water for our Science topic.We are going to learn about Social organisations for Social Studies. We have also been talking about our under the sea, Art project. Watch this space (and our blogs) for updates on all our hard work!