Tuesday, 31 July 2012

I wish...

Last week our blend of the week was "sh" so we wrote some "I wish" poems.  We are learning to add more interesting words to our writing, so we had to make sure we used a describing word in each wish.  To publish them we made some pom-poms and then Mrs Harrington took a picture of us pretending to blow a dandelion clock to make a wish.  Here are just a few of them.  Don't they look great?  Come into B4 sometime and read all the rest of them.  We have wished for some pretty amazing things!

Friday, 27 July 2012

Te wiki o Te Reo Maori - Arohatia Te Reo!

This week is Te wiki o Te Reo Maori - Maori language week.  The theme this year is Arohatia Te Reo (Cherish the Language). At Eastern Hutt School we have all been doing lots of fun Te Reo learning this week. 

In B4 we think we already know lots of Te Reo Maori kupu (words), but this week we have been trying extra hard to use Te Reo Maori every day.  We have been using greetings and asking each other how we are feeling.  We know lots of words to describe how we are feeling (happy, good, well, hot, cold, sleepy, sick).

Here are some videos of us asking "Kei te pehea koe?" (How do you feel?) and replying to our partner with "Kei te  ______ ahau."  (I feel ______).  Can you guess how we are feeling?  Some of us have used actions to help you to understand.

Ka mau te wehi B4! Ka pai to mahi! 
(Awesome B4! Great work!)

Here is a list of all the Te Reo Maori we used in our videos so you can learn how to say how you feel too!
Kei te pehea koe?  - How do you feel?
Kei te _____  ahau  - I feel _______
ora - well
harikoa -  happy
hiakai - hungry
hiainu - thirsty
makariri - cold
wera - hot
mauiui - sick
ngenge - tired

You can see more fun Te Reo learning from this week by checking out our Maori@EHS blog here:

Thursday, 26 July 2012

100th day of school

As part of our maths learning, every morning we have been counting up how many days we have been at school.  Each day we make number sentences for the number of days we have been at school and we talk about the place value of the number (how many tens and ones).  On Tuesday it was finally our 100th day of school.  We had been looking forward to it for a long time.  All of the junior classes celebrated by dressing up and doing lots of activities related to the number 100.   In B4 we skip-counted to 100 in lots of different ways and counted 100 objects.  We also wrote stories about what we would look like and do when we are 100 years old.

Here are some of the pictures from the day.  Lots of us were very creative with our costumes!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Our new shop

Check out our cool new shop, cash register and scales that we got with our class money from the Home and School!  We love playing shopkeepers during Golden Time on a Friday afternoon.  Mrs Harrington is going to make some curtains for it so we can use it as a puppet theatre too.  Thanks Home and School!