Thursday, March 28, 2013


Last week tri-kids came to teach us about triathlons   We spent two days training and then on Thursday we had the big event.  It was a lot of fun especially because instead of swimming we got to go on a water slide.  Take a look at the video to see what we got up to. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Study Ladder Maths. By Aja

I was learning to take away the number  10  and 20.

Study Ladder Maths. By Taiala.

I am learning to take away the number 10.

Study Ladder Maths. By Jadaleigh

I  am learning to take away the number 10.

Study Ladder Maths. By Calais

I am learning to count in tens when I'm doing addition.

Study Ladder Maths. By Faith

I am learning to add lots of tens.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Shoe, hu, su, se'evae

Today the lions reading group read the book Shoes for the King, by Dot Meharry.  It lead to a discussion on what the shoes are called in different languages.  Siale and Alone were able to teach us how to say slipper, jandel, gumboot and running shoes in Tongan. Here is a poster they have made to share with the class.  

Jovan knew the Samoan word for shoes, Se'evae, but he was unsure of the names for different types of shoes.  If you know please leave us a comment and Jovan will be able to make his own poster.  Finally Calais was very interested in the Maori words for the different types of shoes.  He is working on his poster and we will post it soon.  Do you know how to say shoe in a different language?

Super Alphabet, By Siale

Siale has thought of a very special super hero.  Do you need Super Alphabet at your school?

Siale has used kidpix to draw a picture of his superhero. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

My Dog, by Faith

Faith has written about her dog.  Listen to the story and leave her a comment to let her know what you think.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My Dog, by Jovan

Jovan has written a story about his dog and he has chosen his words carefully to help create a picture in the readers head.  Listen to his story and leave us a comment about what your pet is like.

Monday, March 11, 2013

My Dinosaur, By Kaitati

Kaitati doesn't want a cat or a dog for a pet, he wants a dinosaur!  What would you do if you had a pet dinosaur?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Fox, by Calais

Calais has been working very hard on his writing over the last week with great results.  Listen to his story and let us know what you think.  Would you like to have a fox as a pet?

Take a look at this video of a fox.  What is it doing? Can you think of some words to describe it and what it is doing? Leave a comment with your ideas. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Dog, by Azuredream

We have been writing descriptive stories about pets, either our own or pets we would like to have.  Azuredream has written a story about his rich dog.  He recorded his story using the ipad and has used imovie to edit it.   Listen to his story to find out why his dog is rich.