Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Celebrating our Experts in Te Reo Maori

Every Wednesday a lucky group from Room 2 get to go with Whaea Clare to learn Te Reo Maori.  Sometimes Mrs C is just as lucky and gets to go too.  We love learning more about this beautiful language. Mrs C didn't get to come this week but this was not a problem for our experts, they came back and shared their learning with us.

Ka pai Tamariki!  Here they are teaching us a new waiata....

Room 2 Genius Hour Wonderings

We have had a few Thursdays where Mrs C has been at meetings etc so today we spent a whole block on Genius Hour. We have recorded our wonderings so that we could share them with you. Please help us at home if we want to find out more about our question.  We love Genius Hour especially because we get to choose what we learn about in this time.

 Enjoy listening to our wonderings...

Here are some photos of us working during Genius Hour in our brain-pools.

Sunday, 13 March 2016


In Room 2 we are having fun challenging Mrs C with our instant recognition of number patterns to 10.  It is really important that we know these and can recall them straight away.  Mrs C has noticed that some of us are still learning this so she has challenged us to beat her in being able to say and show with our fingers the number of dots without thinking.

Help us to practice this at home so that we can beat our teacher!

Here is a clip that we have been using to help us to practice:

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Ard - The Blue Tongued Lizard!

We met Ard, we had mixed feelings about him, some of us weren't too keen to pat him while others couldn't wait.  Mrs C tried to catch as many of us with Ard as she could:

The Awesome Gibbons

After the Living Room, Tom took us up to the Gibbons enclosure, the female Gibbon is the cream coloured one and the male Gibbon is the black and white Gibbon hanging out on the ropes.

Tom threw a parcel of leaves and flax into the enclosure and we watched the lady of the manor go and retrieve it.  Do you know that Gibbon's wrists are too flexible to knuckle walk which is why you will always see them walking around with their hands or arms up.

Here are some photos of that experience:
The male Gibbon

Can you spot the female Gibbon through the trees?


In the Living Room

Tom who works at the Zoo spent some time with us.  He showed us lots of cool things including some live reptiles.  Did you know that they are rumoured to be the cousins of the Dinosaurs!   Some of us got a little caught up 'monkeying around'.  Scroll down and you will see what we mean...

Tom talking to us about what animals need to survive.

Ard - the Blue Tongued Lizard.

Mrs C and Leena caught the fever too!

We had lots of guesses about what a turtle shell is made of.

We found out it is made out of bone and part of a turtle's skeletal structure.

Feeding animals at the Zoo, what will they eat.

The Warehouse Porirua donated these power packs and bottles of water just for us!  Kia Ora The Warehouse, you rock!