Tuesday, 29 April 2014

First Day Back

Remember to get your "glad rags" or your dress up clothes ready for the first day of school. You can dress any way you like from any era (time). You might like to dress like someone from the 20's or the 60's or even further back like the the 1800's. Remember the best dress up gets a "juicie". Please remind your friends!!!

Friday, 25 April 2014

ANZAC Dawn Service in Opunake

It was great to see these two students at the ANZAC Dawn Service this morning. They woke up early and took in the experience.

Friday, 18 April 2014

A Slice of Time

On the first day of Term 2, we would like students to bring items to school for a Time Capsule. In this way we will be able to capture a slice of our time. The capsule will be buried on the school grounds. The items will be photographed and archived on the school blog. The items should represent something that reflects the way we live our lives today, so that when it is opened at the next jubilee it will be like a walk down memory lane. Please keep items fairly small and obviously non perishable.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Homework Certificates

Well done to all of those students who were able to bring in their homework every week. To congratulate these students Miss Ogle presented them with a certificate and some prizes.
Back Row: Jaunte, Lexus, Savannah, Cayden, Milly, Chaytah
Front Row: Luke, Nicholas, Ria Dorian
Absent: Donna
I look forward to seeing who will receive a certificate for their effort next term.

Goodbye Miss Carlson

It was Miss Carlson's last day in Room 15: Totara. Miss Ogle and the class have really enjoyed having her with us for the last five weeks.  We look forward to hearing from you when you get back to Canada. Here is a little farewell message from the class.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Autumn Art

For poetry we have been reading a poem about Autumn.
After talking about the poem we created some leave using the colours seen in Autumn. Watch the video to see our process.
Come in and visit our class to see the tree we created.

Certificates for Week 10

Manix was the receiver of the Principal's Award for Week 10. Congratulations Manix.

 Here are our PRIDE Certificate winners for Week 10.
Nicholas, Chaytah, Isla, Luke and Zoe.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Certificates for Week 9

Rylan received the Principals Award for Week 9.
Rylan with his Principals Certificate

Here are the PRIDE Certificate recipients for Week 9. 
Congratulations to these students. 
Jaunte, Savannah, Cameron, Mahlee and Lexus

Zoe brought in her family's Patu

Here is a photo of the Patu that she brought in.
For the last few weeks students have been working in different class. They have been learning about what life was like during three different times in New Zealand. On Tuesday Zoe was working with Miss Ogle, Miss Carlson and Mrs Potroz. We were talking about the weapons that were used during Pre European times. Zoe talked to her family and brought in a Patu that they had at home. 

Weet-Bix TRYathlon New Plymouth 2014

Here is some footage from the Weet-Bix TRYathlon in New Plymouth.
What a great event. Do you see anyone you know?

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Photos sent in by parents

I have been asking for photos from parents who went to support their children at the Weet-Bix TRYathlon. These are some of the photos that I have received via email. 
Milly                                  Milly

Jaunte, Milly and Isla

Isla and Milly waiting to begin the race

Isla on her bike

Milly finishing the race

Opunake Primary Student after the race

Ria with Anna Harrison (New Zealand Netballer)

Ria finishing the race

If you have any photos of the Weet-Bix TRYathlon that you would like to send in then please email them to me at: kellyo@opunakeprimary.school.nz

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Weet-Bix TRYathlon

It is great to see students coming to school today with their T-shirts and medals from the Weet-Bix TRYathlon. They had an awesome day and were very keen to show their medals to everyone.

Back Row: Zoe, Milly, Mahlee, Jordan, Cayden
Front Row: Joe, Ethan, Jaunte, Ria, Isla

If you go to http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/9898293/Youngsters-enjoy-their-Tryathlon you will see an article about the event. You might also see photos of students from our school.

Weet-Bix TRYathlon photos wanted

Room 15: Totara had many students at the Weet-Bix TRYathlon yesterday. To help celebrate the awesome achievement they did we are looking for photos of each member of our class to put on our blog. If you have some photos our our class could you please send some copies of photos to Miss Ogles school email address: kellyo@opunakeprimary.school.nz

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Invention Writing

We have been working hard to complete our Invention writing. We used the 'Klutz Book of Inventions' as inspiration for our writing. 
You will now find these videos and stories on our Individual Blogs. Please have a look at them and make comments about the work that we have completed. Below are some examples of the inspirational writing that helped us to create our own inventions. The examples also helped us with the specific language we should use.