Saturday, 29 October 2016

Summer is nearly here... hats on and drink bottles full!

Miss Chalmers has been promising the girls that she
would put this photo on the blog since Term 3! Hence why they have no hats on :)
Summer is nearly here and that means the weather is getting warmer. A reminder that it is Reremoana School policy that all students wear their hats during Terms 1 and 4. If a student does not have their hat during break times they will be asked to play in shaded areas only (i.e. the under the shade cloth or in the sandpit)

 In other exciting news, Reremoana School is promoting the "Switch to Water Challenge' for the month of November. This means no fizzy or sugary drinks at school for 30 days - water and milk only! The children in Room 11 are pretty excited about it, and know exactly who will find it the biggest challenge - Miss Chalmers (who is prone to a can of diet coke!)

Each day every child in Room 11 who brings a drink bottle full of water to school will get a sticker on their chart. They will get another sticker for drinking the whole bottle of water by 3pm.

All schools who complete this challenge also have a chance of having netball player, Irene Van Dyk, come to visit. Wouldn't that be cool?

If Room 11 works together and succeeds in getting 1500 stickers then we will have a water play day at the end of November.

Happy Diwali!

Shivali became our teacher on Thursday last week and prepared a lesson about Diwali. She shared a slideshow with us all about the history and meaning of Diwali, told us about her family traditions and taught us how to write "Happy Diwali Room 11" in Hindi. We also read a book about Diwali and created Rangoli patterns outside on the concrete. You can see some photos of our Rangoli patterns below. 

Thank you 'Miss Shivali', for sharing a bit of yourself and your culture with us all! We learnt a lot about Diwali from you this week. 

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Minute To Win It!

This term the Pukeko Team will be completing an integrated topic called "Minute to Win It". If you haven't seen this game show on TV yet, you really are missing out! Basically the contestants are given challenges using equipment that can usually be found around the home and (you guessed it!) they have a 'minute to win it'. We will be using this topic to learn about Technology (design your own game), Statistics and Probability (how likely are people to win your game?), Writing (persuade people to come and play your game!) and Visual Language (advertising techniques). In Week 6 we will be inviting the rest of the school to a Pukeko "Minute to Win It" afternoon. Parents may also get a chance to try their luck if they come along to help out on the Pukeko Camp Day for EOTC in Week 7 (a little plug there, parents!)

Here are some of the Minute To Win It games that children wrote about for homework. Check out the video of "Cookie Face", a game that Cherize bought to school for us all to try out! Don't mind Miss Chalmers' hysterical laughing in the background - just wait til you see the facial expressions!

Cookie Face
This is a great game all players can compete at the same time (or you can break it down into several rounds of game play). Each player places a cookie on their forehead, and the goal is to get the cookie into your mouth using only your facial muscles in under 1 minute.
By Cherize

Muffin Tin Toss
You have a balloon, You have to blow it up but not tie it. Then let it go facing to the cups. Try to knock over all the cups.
By Yandri

This Blows
How to play:
1. Start the one minute timer,grab the balloon and blow it up.
2. Expel the air out of the balloon so that it blows the cups off the edge of the table.
3. Continue to blow up the balloon until all 15 plastic cups are on the floor.
4. To win,knock off all the plastic cups in one minute or less.

This game can be played by 2-4 people.

I like this game because it looked really fun in the video and I think the class will like this game.You dont need much equipment.You can play with yuor friends.I enjoy this game the most.
By Tayla Y

Movin On up
How to play movin on up.
I lick the game movin on up it is very fun so what happens is let's say there was 10  ping cups and one red cup. so all of the ping cups are together and the red cup is at the bottom then in 60 seconds you have to got to the red cup and get it back to the bottom.
By Minka

Movin On Up
This is my favourite minute to win it game is call movin’on up. You have to move a diffrent color cup from the bottom to the top and back to the bottom. You have to use the same color of cups stack it on top now you have the different color cup on the bottom and the same as it goes up. Lets say we have about 20 red up an one blue cup you try to get the blue cup to the top and back to the bottom in just a minute you may say that so easy but you can only take one cup at a time you have to swich hand with every move of the pick the cup. And this is so easy to do all you need is few cup in the same color and a diffrent color cup or you can take on of the same color cups and put color tape or draw on it. And what is your favourite game for minute to win it. Its cheap and affortable for everyone.
By Sonia

The Apple Stack .
The apple stack is fun, tough and’s a fun thing to do with friends and family.the first thing you have to do is try find the smallest and flattest apple then go to the next one and the next one and you get the idea! I usually do it with 5 apples but you can do it actually h how much you want to do it. I did it in 15 have to do it uder a seconds.
By Shivali

Calendar Art Orders

An order form went home yesterday for families to purchase calendar art. Purchasing your child's calendar art is an excellent opportunity to support the school. All money raised will be managed by the Reremoana School Support Team, who regularly contribute towards projects around the school. If you aren't a diary or calendar kind of person, Miss Chalmers personally recommends the sketching pad - they'd make great Christmas presents. Or why not buy some cards to send to friends and family during the festive season? Here are some photos of the art completed by Rooms 11 and 12.

Images by Freepik