Thursday, June 28, 2012


Today we skipped with all of Kowhai Team. Room 10 were the helpers with the ropes and games. They were amazing at helping us. We like skipping. 
I like skipping with the big skipping rope. By Abshir
I like skipping with Anika. I like skipping with the big rope. By Mia
I am skipping with my friend. By Anika
I like when I skip. It is fun for me. By Chloe.
I am skipping with the rope. By Xzavier
I am skipping with my friends. By Raedence.
I like skipping. By Maria

Kowhai Skipping from Ham East on Vimeo.
Thank you to Ms O'Neil and Room 10 for organising a fun skipping morning for Room 4.


We filled a bottle about 1/2 full of vinegar. Anna carefully put baking soda into the balloon. Then she had to put the balloon onto the bottle.

Anna held up the balloon so that the baking soda went in. The balloon started to blow up. We were worried that the balloon would explode.
Anna did the experiment again but this time she put more baking soda in.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vinegar and Baking Soda

Vinegar                                    Baking Soda

We put some vinegar in a bowl and then we put in a teaspoon of baking soda.
Look what happened....

It fizzed up so much the bowl overflowed.
It was bubbling. By Mathew
There were bubbles. By Kayden
The vinegar looks like a pie. By Katelyn
It looked like a pie. I like the pie. The pie went on the ground. By Cruz
The vinegar and baking soda is bubbling on the ground. By Raedence

The vinegar and baking soda frothed up. There were lots of bubbles.
The kids are putting their faces by the bubbles. By Anika
Everybody is watching it. By Joey
It is exploding. By Maria
It had bubbles. By Abshir
The vinegar was exploding. By Sky
I am watching the bubbles. By Xzavier
The vinegar is spilling. By Noah

I like when it exploded. By Chloe
I like the bubbles. I like baking soda. By Abdirahman
The vinegar looked like bubbles. By Caylee
The vinegar and baking soda is going on the ground. By Maee

Friday, June 22, 2012


Today was the start of Matariki. 
Some children in Room 4 showed the actions to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Positive Assembly.
Room 12 and Mrs Blair made pumpkin soup and they shared it with us.
Raedence said the soup was awesome.
We made scones and shared them with Room 12.
Pumpkin Soup and Scones! YUM!!


Here is a game to find out more about Matariki. 
Just click on the picture.
Here is a story about Matariki. 
The author reads it you. 
Click on the picture to hear the story.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Baby Charlotte

We had a visit from Jen and baby Charlotte. They brought us some delicious mandarins from their garden.
We loved having a baby to visit us in Room 4.

We had a lot of questions about her. She slept for nearly the whole time she was in Room 4. Lucky we are so good at being quiet.
Here is some of our writing about our sleeping visitor.
The baby is sleeping. The children are happy.
By Abshir
I like the baby.
By Cruz
The baby is sleeping.
By Joey
Baby Charlotte poked her tongue. I love baby Charlotte.
By Katelyn
I am watching the baby wake up.
By Mia
I liked it when the baby was asleep.
By Chloe
Baby Charlotte is sleeping.
By Raedence

The baby is poking her tongue.
By Noah

Friday, June 15, 2012

Calendar Art

Look at the beautiful autumn tree collages we made.
We can buy these from the school office so they can be made into either a calendar or cards.

Calendar Art on PhotoPeach

Monday, June 4, 2012

A Bad Day

Anna shared a story with us about she had a bad day when she thought she had lost her keys. Luckily they were in the school office. 
We talked a lot about bad things that had happened to us. Then we wrote and published our own stories about when we had a bad day. 
Click on the cover to start reading our book.

A Bad Day

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tane Mahuta Day

We are celebrating Tane Mahuta Day. It is when we celebrate the trees and our school environment.
Anna painted a tree on our window. 
We all helped to make some beautiful leaves for the tree. We think we have made a lovely tree together.


We played "I spy" around our school. We had to find the trees in the photos. We had to look very carefully at the photos and the trees to see if they matched.
 We got to go onto Putikitiki and had a little play on the playground. We also got to see some ladybirds and fantails that like to live in the trees.

Happy Day

Today is a happy day and a sad day. 5 children from Room 4 are moving to other classes in Kowhai Team on Tuesday. We will miss them but we know they will have a great time learning in Room 1 and Room 2.

We will be able to see all their wonderful learning by looking at their class blogs. Click on the photo to link you to their blog  - 

Room 1's Blog
Room 2's Blog

Anna even got given flowers and a lovely card to thank her. 
WOW! What a gorgeous surprise.