On Tuesday the senior school competed in the Papatoetoe Winter Sport Tournament. Room 26 had a number of students represent the school in netball, soccer and rugby. All students played hard and left everything on the court / field (so much so that we had a few fall asleep on the bus back)!
At the moment we are looking at explanation writing. This is when you write to explain how to do something. To support your child at home do some cooking and baking together and discuss the steps along the way!
We learn best when we TEACH! The Warriors ran swimming skills workshops for one another during swimming this week. It was great to hear them helping each other refine their skills using constructive reminders like "make sure you have long, loose legs when you kick". Ka pai!
The Warriors are lucky to be a 'google classroom'. They have been busy learning about google classroom, google docs and google slides. Every child can access their personal google drive at home (just google search 'google drive' and enter login details). Take some time to explore this together and look at some of the work they have done.
This week they will be developing a Code of Conduct for digital learning in teams. These ideas will then be submitted to the PB4L team to be considered for use across the school!
“Hurry up and get in the car, we’re going to the supermarket” exclaimed my mum. My mum pushed me into the car and there was nothing I could have done to get out of it. It was a rainy Sunday afternoon when my mum, my dad and I drove to PAK’nSAVE to buy some delicious food for the week. I absolutely despised shopping more than I hated cleaning the house!
First, we arrived at PAK’nSAVE and we got a trolley. Our trolley was as rickety as a broken, rusty car. We had to use all of our strength to push the trolley through the bars at the entrance. I felt so embarrassed that I turned as red as a tomato.
After that, we trudged through the aisles. While we shuffled as slowly as an elderly person through the aisles, we searched for the food that was on our list. The rain sounded like a giant was thumping his feet on the roof. As we walked past the food my stomach rumbled, I felt so hungry.
To top it off we strolled to the check out to scan our expensive food and the milk spilt all over the ground. The milk looked like a bird had pooped all over the supermarket floor. I thought to myself, I am having a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day. As soon as the milk was cleaned up, I rushed to the car ready to go home.
When we got home, I decided that I would never go shopping again. I felt as exhausted as if I had sprinted a marathon.
Here is a link to an e-copy of theHome Learning document. This document outlines expectations for Home Learning each week. There are also links to apps and websites that can be done for extra work. If needed, children may complete the online part of home learning in the morning at school.