Friday, June 29, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Term 2 Week 10 News

I can’t believe it’s the end of Term 2 already – the weeks are flying by. On Monday and Tuesday next week Amanda Withey will be in class. I will be in Tauranga and Hamilton with Mr Bremer and Mrs Te Whaiti visiting some schools that are doing some exciting things with computers, ipads and ipod touches. I will be back in school on Wednesday.

Unfortunately the School Photos were postponed last week due to a bereavement in the photographers family.  They are now doe to be taken on Tuesday 26th June.

Harold is here! He came last week in the Life Education Trust Classroom (its next to K4) and he told us how to stay healthy. We see him again on Wednesday to talk about Healthy Eating.

This Friday is Mufti Day with a gold coin donation going to Harold and the Life Education Trust.

Grant Hasting is here on Monday for the final session on football skills. Last Friday we all managed to score a goal.

There is no Project Homework this week.

Lucky Book Club – There is a booklet about a book club sale coming home on Monday. If you would like to order please get the money to the classroom by Friday. Books will arrive at the beginning of Term 3. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Term 2 Week 9 News

School Photos will be taken this Thursday, June 21st

There is a Fun Food Friday this Friday with carrot salad and pizza from Pipi’s – it sound delicious!

Omnigym – Thank you for all the Omnigym replies – if you have not yet send in the permission form please return it as soon as possible.

Grant Hasting is here on Friday teaching us some more sporting skills.

Project Homework is the letter ‘F’

Lost Property There is still lots of lost property, expecially lunch boxes. Do drop by and have a look and see if there is anything belonging to your family.

Monday, June 18, 2012

D Homework

The Olympic Games

We have been learning about the Olympic Games. We have found out about the rings, countries, sports and about the continents in the world. We have been wondering about the Olympic Games.

I wonder how many people from New Zealand go to the Olympic Games? Conner and William

How many sports are there at the Olympic Games? Bhanu and Hadley

I wonder if they get medals? Ethan and Marcus

I wonder if they do long jump at the Olympic Games? Greta and Paige

I wonder how many people there are from different countries? Holly

I wonder how many people from France go to the Olympics? Taylor

I wonder how many people compete in the the Olympic Games altogether? Millie

I wonder why they have the Olympic Games? Zoe and Isabella

I wonder how they afford to go to the Olympic Games? Phoebe

I wonder what sports they do? Keira and Bronson

I wonder how they choose which people go to the Olympics? Hugh

Monday, June 11, 2012

Term 2 Week 8 News

Learning Conferences begin tomorrow. Children have been busy practising and choosing work that they are proud of to share with you.
Remember that school closes early (1 o’clock) on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Children will need to be collected from the classroom. Thank you to those parents who have let me know about different arrangements.

School Photos will be taken on June 21st. I have the envelopes for ordering in the classroom now and they will be coming home on Tuesday.

This Friday is a Mufti Day, raising money for a school in Kenya. Mrs Boyd is off to Kenya in the holidays to run a half marathon to raise even more money for worthy causes.

Omnigym - Next term we will be off to Omnigym in Onikawa for gymnastics. A letter will be coming home on Tuesday. I will need parent helpers to transport children to the gym in their cars and also to take groups when we are there. You don’t need a knowledge of gymnastics or high levels of fitness to take part, you would be put on an activity and told by the instructors exactly what to do. Comfortable dree is essential and shoes need to be removed in the gym. If you can help please fill in the form and return as soon as possible.

Grant Hasting is here on Friday teaching us some more sporting skills.

Project Homework is the letter ‘E’
Children can take any subject starting with the letter ‘E’ and find out some facts about it. It could be a place, country, animal, instrument or a person even! We love to learn new facts on any subject. Children can then present their new learning in any format they choose. They can create a poster to go on the classroom wall. They can talk about their subject, maybe they can bring it in? They could also use the computer for the project. They can create in word, power point, publisher, maybe even find a youtube video, create a wordle or a voki – the sky’s the limit! If the project is digital either email it to me, bring it in on a memory stick or put it straight onto the Room 4 Homework Wiki. The link to the wiki is on the blog and the password and username are exactly the same as the ones for Mathletics. Have a look on the Wiki (the link is on the blog) for some ideas and some ‘How to…” advice for digital projects.

Lost Property Apparently the lost property is overflowing outside the hall, so if you are missing an item of clothing or a lunch box there is a good chance that it will be there.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Term 2 Week 7 News

I hope you all had a lovely long Queens Birthday Weekend. We have lots to cram in to the short week and will be busy building up to Learning Conferences.

Learning Conferences are next week. On Tuesday and Wednesday school will be closing early at 1 o’clock. In previous years this change has caused some confusion for the children so I would prefer it if you could collect your children from the classroom. If this is not convenient please can you let me know where they will be going and who will be meeting them so I can send them in the right direction.
On Thursday 14th June school closes at normal time.
Conferences are 20 minutes long and your children will be telling you all about their learning.

Lucky Book Club If you would like to order a book please send your money and order in by Friday June 8th. Cheques to be made payable to Havelock North Primary School.

Grant Hasting is here on Friday teaching us some more sporting skills.

Project Homework As we are very busy with learning conferences and there is a short week this week the letter ‘E’ homework will be shared on Friday 15th June. This gives you an extra week to create something stunning!!!

Lost Property Apparently the lost property is overflowing outside the hall, so if you are missing an item of clothing or a lunch box there is a good chance that it will be there.

School Photos are now being held on June 21st. Envelopes for orders will be coming home shortly. We can arrange for your children to have a family photo instead of individual photos as well as the class photo.

Breaking News just in from Hadley!
This Sunday, The McDougall family and Harvey are going to be on WHAT NOW.  It is being filmed in Hastings and we have been asked to challenge another local family.  That family is The Field Family whos three boys all attend Te Mata School.  If you watch WHAT NOW, how cool would it be too actually know someone from your own class.

From Cooper, Hadley and Harvey.

Hope you have a lovely week. Any problems, comments or queries do let me know and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.
Kind Regards,
Karen Duligall    

Tuesday, June 5, 2012