A visit with Donovan Bixley

A highlight has to be our visit with Donovan Bixley. Through the New Zealand Book Council, authors visit schools and talk about their work. Read more about 'A visit with Donovan Bixley'...

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A colour symphony in Room 8

The children previously made sherbet and loved it. This time we tried another science experiment called “a colour symphony”. Read more about 'A colour symphony in Room 8'...

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Chatter Pix Kids App

Steven Ross, an expert on digital technology, came into Room 10 and taught students how to take a photo, add a speaking line so it moves, place stickers on their... Read more about 'Chatter Pix Kids App'...

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Finding Our Way Back to Happy

No one can be happy all the time. It’s okay to be sad or angry. These are some of the things we have been learning about for our Inside Out... Read more about 'Finding Our Way Back to Happy'...

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Comic Strip Comedy

In anticipation of a visit from author and illustrator Donovan Bixley, Aratiatia students have been doing some writing and drawing of their own. Read more about 'Comic Strip Comedy'...

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Top Tips to Combat Germs

We used Nanogirl’s videos to learn about Covid-19, washing hands and even made our own ‘Super Power Soap’ Read more about 'Top Tips to Combat Germs'...

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Building a Classroom Community

Children who had come from different classrooms needed to come together to create an environment where we could all feel safe and learn. Read more about ' Building a Classroom Community'...

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Happiness is

The students used a poem template to write a poem about happiness. The poem template began with a very short sentences for impact. Read more about 'Happiness is'...

Ana made some very happy looking emojis for her poem

Room 8 and our Class Treaty

In room 8 we will be talking and referring to the Treaty on a daily basis to make sure we can enjoy our learning time in a great environment.Keywords: Treaty,... Read more about 'Room 8 and our Class Treaty'...

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The Story of My Life

It shows me on a journey into the future. Down the bottom, black and white photos represent my past and the ‘good at sports’ box people put me in. Read more about 'The Story of My Life'...

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