Thursday, December 29, 2011

Our very own Christmas tree


How lucky we are to have our very own Christmas tree in full bloom at Christmas time.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A just hatched chicken comes to visit



We are so lucky to have families who share with us. Nathan's Mum Sally shared a newly hatched chicken with the children. It had only just emerged from it's egg. How special is that!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sophie's puff painting


This is a simple, cool activity. The puff paint is popped on the cardboard and cooked in the microwave. Very effective. The recipe is on our website under holiday ideas.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Off to assembly at Botany Downs School




It was with great excitement that we used our new gate to Botany Downs School. After singing the National Anthem in Maori and in English it was our slot at assembly. Matthew called Miss Cotman onto the stage and Caitlyn presented her with flowers and we all sang E Tu Kahikatea. Miss Cotman and Room 9 have been been our skype buddies and our buddy class for the past two years. We will really miss her as she leaves Botany Downs School. All the best for your new teaching post in Havelock North Miss Cotman. they are lucky to be getting you.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Matthew's Ghostbuster story

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Matthew has not been too interested in literacy until now. At home he asked to write and illustrate this story about the Ghost Busters. Through this interest he is now motivated to write. How awesome is that! We love your story Matthew.

Thursday, December 1, 2011