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A BIG welcome to Alec and his family. Alec joins us this week from Arizona in the United States. A big welcome back next week to Logan who has been at the BMX Championships in Adelaide and Bryce who has been catching up with his father in Australia. His Dad has a 6 month posting in Timor.
We have had a fantastic first week getting fully involved in the many legends of New Zealand, especially the Maui ones. The legend on Maui and the Fire ties in well with our main theme for this term “FIRE”, where we will be learning more about the properties of fire , and the safety aspects connected with fire.
I am also looking at bringing STORY TELLERS in to the class . Do any of you parents and caregivers have a story/legend or traditional tale ( or picture book) that you would love to share with the students. If so we would LOVE TO HEAR from YOU!. This week we have Mr Malcolm, Mrs Smith and a couple of surprise storytellers coming in.
HOMEWORK continues with words from writing /smart words/ fire and legends. Basic Facts is the most important in Maths - quick recall of all of them. And reading should be daily. Get your students to talk about what they are reading. I also tailor the programme to suit the students so see me if you wish this to be done.
Our Photo Story 3 presentations are developing well . Our English school is now on holiday for their summer break so we have a month to polish these before we send them off.
We are celebrating Te Reo week this week with an increase in greetings and instructions in Te Reo, and the learning of rakau ( stick) games with waiata as well as making poi’s. This should be fun.
I have really enjoyed watching the students playing Saturday Sport and hope you enjoy the pictures posted. Unfortunately I didn't manage to see the netballers as they were playing in the afternoon and I had to go to Rotorua. Next weekend , I hope.
Until next week. Ka kite ano