Monday, March 26, 2012

Certificate Winners 26 March 2012

The certificate winners for this weeks team assembly were Arlo, Sophie and Caitlin:

Arlo McLean won his for finishing work early and it always being at the highest standard. He felt very proud that he won and surprised out of all the people in his class . Next was Sophie Jones for thinking critically about her SMART goal. She also felt surprised because she said she never won that many certificates . Last is Caitlin Ward for being resilient at swimming sports and not giving up she felt astonished because she said she wasn't the only one that tried and wondered why she was the one that got the award and like all the award winners they all use the grey lynn school values respect, responsibility and resilience!!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pacifica Heart Beat

On Tuesday the 20 of march 2012 the whole of Totara team went to pacifica heart beat. When we were on the bus we were playing sweet and sour it was really fun but then we got a little bored . Straight after that we were there at the pacifica heart beat we went into this place that looked like we were in a royal palace. After that we got to greet the pacifica Mamas in the language that they were from. Some of the greetings are.... Fakaalofa Lahi Atu, Bula vanaka, Kia orana, Taloha ni and Talofa lava. After we greeted them and said a prayer we set of for our first activity. Our first activity was we made stickers out of computer icons like <>and \/. Heres an example \/\/\/ ///\\\ / <<>><<>><<>><<>><><. After we had finished our stickers we danced in front of a camera that reflects your image onto the screen. The second activity we did was we walked to the art gallery and we started to look at John Pules art work we thought about the techniques that he used. After we had thought about what he has done we made our own decorations on a piece of card board after we had finished we plated a necklace to hang our piece of card on. The pacifica mamas helped us put the card on the necklace on, it was very helpful and they looked amazing.
The third thing we did was the drums and the HULA!!!! out in public. The lady who taught us was really nice, all the girls were doing the hula and the boys were doing this haka thing in the end it was really cool! we ended up doing the hula in front of people who were walking in the city it was embarrassing but really fun after that we went back to school and for the rest of the day room 13 just had a chit chat about what we got up to and what we learnt.

By Olivia and Anisah

Monday, March 5, 2012

Creative World

Blue Teddy

There once was a blue teddy

his very funny name was Freddy

the teddy had a bear

with light furry ears

there was once a blue teddy