Friday, April 27, 2012


Today we made a feijoa cake. We got the feijoas from the Kitchen Garden at school.
 We cut the feijoas in half and scooped out the insides with a teaspoon. 
Next we mashed a banana. This bowl has 2 eggs, 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 mashed banana.
This is what it looked like after we mixed it.
Next we mixed it with 2 1/2 cups of flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
Finally we mixed in 1 1/2 cups of feijoas. The mixture smelt delicious.
We poured the mixture into a cake tin. The baking paper stops the cake sticking to the cake tin.
We cooked it in the oven at 180C for about an hour.

The best bit was eating the cake in the sun outside. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Our Mihi

We have been learning how to introduce ourselves to each other. We have also learnt how to introduce ourselves in maaori by learning our mihi.
You can listen to Abshir, Ben, Lizzie, Kayden, Mia, Xzavier and Subair say their mihi on this vimeo.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Welcome Back to Term 2

We are back at school for another term of great learning. 
We enjoyed being together again.
We played together.
We painted together.
We even played in the sandpit.
We are happy kids.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Looking after Nature

We went for a walk on our Nature Trail. 
When we got through the gate we could hear so many cicadas and we could even see some cicada shells up high on the trees.
When we walked along the path we were surprised to see lots of rubbish on the top part of the track. Anna told us that some of the Nature Trail helpers had collected a whole lot of rubbish just last week.
Look at all the rubbish we saw.

When we walked back to class we picked up more rubbish from all around the school.
 We want our Nature Trail area to be full of birds, insects and trees. We want everyone to put their rubbish in the right place.
Take a look at our video to help you remember what to do - 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Dog Safety

Amanda from the Hamilton City Council came to talk to us about being safe around dogs. She brought a special friend with her called Spratt.

We learnt to be tall like a tree if a dog came running towards us.

You roll up like a ball if a dog knocks you over.

We also learnt how to meet a dog.
First you need to ask the owner if you can touch the dog.
Then you need to let the dog sniff your fist.
You pat the dog on his chin or chest.