Thursday, May 17, 2018

Our Door

It's Book Week at Grey Main this week and one of our challenges was to decorate our classroom door based around a book. We decided to do The Lorax and although the office decorated their door with The Lorax too, we were still pretty happy with our result! We used coloured paper for the background, Iris and Staci did our wonderful lettering, Honor and Ruby made our fantastic Lorax, Jazmine and Rylan found, printed and laminated all of our characters, Kaine and Zach made the trunks of the trees, Mia, Katelin, Katelynn and Corianna put the door display together and MIss Hines supplied us with the pompoms! Thanks to Mrs O who very kindly gave us some of her black pipe. 
We are pretty impressed with our work and think it looks great. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Totara Science Fair

For the last 3 weeks of Term 1 and the first 2 weeks of Term 2, the Totara Hub have been working on Science Projects to share with an audience. The topics that we studied came from our camp to Mistletoe Bay and we all chose something that we were interested in.
This afternoon we opened up our classroom for visitors to come and have a look at the great work that we have done. Miss Hines is pretty proud of our efforts and we are too! We are keeping our projects up for tomorrow so our parents can pop in before school to have a look too!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Homework Draw

Congratulations to Mia for winning the homework draw this term. Mia completed her homework each week and got homework tokens and her name was the lucky name that came out of the draw. Mia chose to take Mya for lunch to McDonald's which was a perfect treat on this cold and miserable day! Thanks for the company girls!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Totara 2’s Camp to Mistletoe Bay

We are back from our week long camp to Mistletoe Bay! We had the best time fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, orienteering and even movie watching and trying our hand at archery! Keep an eye on our blogs for some writing and photos in the next few days!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Camp Food Prep

Totara 2 are getting really excited for our camp next week. We are off to Mistletoe Bay in the Marlborough Sounds for a whole week. For our first night's dinner we are making the mince for our spag bol and rhubarb and apple crumble. We are going to freeze this so it's all ready to eat on Monday night. We can't wait! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

School Kit - Get Writing

Ruby, Corianna, Iris and Mia have put together our School Kit - Get Writing cards. We are getting ready to send them to Northpark School in Auckland. We had to write Metaphors about ourselves to describe who we are to people that we have never met. Some of us found it quite easy, while some of us found it a bit challenging. We are really looking forward to receiving our writing from our buddy school. It would be really cool if they could see our blog too!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

3D Printing

We are so lucky to have a 3D printer in our school and Eric from Tech Space came in and showed us how it works. We had a play with the programme Tinkercad and used our chromebooks to design new boats around our novel Kensuke's Kingdom. We also got to see our Totara 2 name plate being printed. Thanks for coming in Eric, we are looking forward to using our 3D printer in our learning!