Last week on Thursday, Room 3 as well as Room 16 were lucky enough to meet Snowflake - the Elliott's sisters lamb. She was extremely cute and not at all phased by all of the Room 3 kids patting her beautiful soft wool. We all got to see Samantha feeding her - a chore Sam and her sister do every morning bright and early! Thank you so much Samantha and her mum Kate for bringing her in - we all loved her nappy too!
Room 3 have started growing our little gardens. We are having a competition with our 'BFF' class - Room 2. This means we have to see how our little seeds will grow over the holidays and in class. We have been building glasshouses with tinfoil, glad wrap, bamboo sticks and straws to help our gardens and vegetables grow better. Leek, radish, carrot, eggplant are just a few things that we have been trying to grow. WATCH THIS SPACE!
What an incredible day we had at Polyfest at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin. We realised how many people were watching not only in the audience but through live stream at school and home. We sang two songs 'E Minaka Ana' and 'Ōtākou E' and performed the Sasa. Awesome effort to the Kapa Haka group, you all looked and sounded amazing out there!
Today we watched a performance in the hall from 1.30pm until 2.30pm. This was like no other performance we have seen before! The characters spoke in Te Reo Māori and they sang a lot of beautiful songs. We thought the actresses and actors were very talented, entertaining and best of all - they made us laugh!
We have been making our 3D Sellotape sculpture shoes. We started by wrapping a layer of tape around a shoe sticky side out. Once the shoe was completely covered we turned the tape around and wrapped the shoe with the sticky side in. Next up was decorating the shoe with fabric and writing an advertisement to encourage people to buy our shoe! Pop in and check them out.
On Monday we went to the Art Gallery. We got to look at famous paintings and pictures. We learnt about what people thought robots would be like in the world we live in now. Our goal was to make robots that would do something useful. We made the robots from pool noodles, felt pens, pieces from other toys, and recycled plastic and metal. We loved watched the old robot cartoons and building our robots. We thought the art was outstanding.
By Aidan and Samantha. * Keep posted for our finished robots
At the beginning of the term the 7 final Tournament of Minds kids were chosen to go to Christchurch and we were given a booklet about our challenge and we chose the language and literature challenge called "Guest Who." For six weeks we were working towards this and all of us missed out on several subjects during this time. Apart from the long term challenge we had to practice our spontaneous challenge, for this we had four minutes to solve a problem we were given and we only had two days to practice this before going. When we arrived at St Andrew's (which is where we had to perform) we had to wait for 2 hours before our spontaneous challenge and during this time we played on the playground. When our spontaneous challenge was at 12pm we were given a challenge of a picture with a very colourful staircase in a very dull city and our description was 'staircases take us to many places, where do you think this one might lead?' We came up with the idea of a very angry and dull city to a peaceful and happy land. At 1pm we had our long term challenge and then we performed and after that we played more on the playground. Overall I thought it was an amazing experience especially since we won.
On Tuesday 16th of August it was the netball finals for 1st and 2nd. Wakari Blue won the final and came FIRST!! TWO YEARS IN A ROW! All the Senior Syndicate teachers were there to support us. The score was 24-10 against Macandrew Bay. We would like to thank Ange and Phillippa our coaches and the supporters for all their help. Thanks to the St Hilda's netball team for coming to help on Tuesdays for our netball practice.