Ni hao! Ni hao ma?
Our language focus for this week is following the theme of basic greetings: saying hello, asking how someone is and replying with a small range of possible answers (fine, tired, hungry, not well).
This is a good focus for home learning - can you teach these phrases in Te Reo and Mandarin to your family?
Monday, 31 March 2014
Ni hao! Ni hao ma?
Sunday, 30 March 2014
Great job both of you, what an amazing effort.
Friday, 28 March 2014
Monday, 24 March 2014
Kia ora koutou! Our langauge focus for this week is a basic greeting - saying hello and asking how someone is. We are also still practicing how to ask someone's name and say what your name is.
We have discovered that the best way to learn these phrases is to say them over and over through the week at home and at school.
Our goal is to be able say all of these phrases automatically by Friday. Keep practicing!
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Phoebe represented the Tawa Swimming Club at the Wellington swim championship and in the mixed 9 year old medley relay, swam a personal best time to help her team win the bronze.
Fantastic job, Phoebe!
Friday, 21 March 2014
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Saturday, 15 March 2014
Yesterday our Term 1 electives began with gusto! We had veggie soup, computer coding, manic monsters, funky dance moves and much more.
In the pocket pals group we were being introduced to making models by making all the components and then assembling them to create one model. We practiced using plasticine, which was so much fun! We had birds, snowmen, cute kittens and bunnies as well as gun toting superheroes and a dog in a cape. Check out some of our hamdy work. We can't wait for next week!
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
We are about to start some exciting electives on Friday. I am taking on the challenge of making cushions but would love a loan of two sewing machines. I would need them from next Friday please. If you could let me know you have one by sending me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, I would really appreciate it. I have had to leave my machine in Auckland. Helene
Thank you for all the help with sewing machines. It is so encouraging to see the response from the parents. I no longer need anymore sewing machines. Helene
Monday, 10 March 2014
Hai ārahi i ā tātou mahi
Me tā tātou whai i ngā tikanga a rātou mā
Kia mau kia ita
Kia kore ai e ngaro
Kia tina! TINA! Hui e! TĀIKI E!
Allow one’s spirit to exercise its potential
To guide us in our work as well as in our pursuit of our ancestral traditions
Take hold and preserve it
Ensure it is never lost
Draw together! Affirm!