Room One’s inquiry this term is the question ‘What are our stories of the past and how can we tell them?’ We connected to the past by way of our teddy bears. We invited our buddies from Room 5 to join us and we each brought along a special old teddy or soft toy. We enjoyed listening to their stories, followed by a delicious food at our teddy bear’s picnic! Our buddies even made the bread rolls themselves!
Ellie is a snuggly elephant. He is my toy. It used to be my Dads when he was a boy. The first thing he did was sit on him! He looks like an elephant but he is yellow. I like to hug him. Ellie is cool. By Sam
My Santa teddy is cuddly. My Great Nana made Santa for me before she died. Santa is snuggly. I think he really likes me because I look after him. By Blair
Miranda is my doll. Miranda has long orange hair. I got her on my first birthday from a Katikati shop. I pushed my trolley around Katikati with her in it. I was cute pushing her around Katikati. She loves me!! Miranda!! She comes to some tea parties and sleeps in my bed. She is knitted. She’s a school girl. I love Miranda! By Aby
Toby is my teddy. But Georgia had him when she was a baby. Toby is a kind and cuddly teddy. I love to hug my teddy. By Gabe
Goody Goody Gumdrops is my favourite bear. I like to cuddle him. He looks cute in his T shirt. By Saxon.
My dog is named Troy. Troy is a teddy. He is a fast teddy. I got him from my Mum. My Mum got him from her friend and his sister. He has got brown lines going to his eyes. I like to pat his back. Troy is cute. By Nikora.
Can you match our water colour paintings with the photos?
Room 1, along with Asha and Bryleigh from Room 3, and our wonderful student leaders from Room 6 -Kayla and Grace, had a fantastic day at our annual Boat Day at Omokoroa Beach. We started the day learning to paddle in kayaks, then sailing the optimists. After morning tea we had fun at Beach Olympics and then we went fishing out on the jetty. Our biggest catch was Bryleigh’s starfish! Our final activity of the day was heaps of fun -floating and balancing on the tubes. Thank you to Grace and Kayla and all the parents who came along to help and make the day such a fabulous experience.
Room One enjoyed a week with Constable Ros Frost learning about bike safety and road safety. We rode our bikes…..
So, what is the best colour? We have been learning to write arguments. That’s where we write our point of view. We write what we think and give reasons why. Here are our paintings and our writing, describing which colour we think is the best colour. You can decide!
After exploring the primary colours, Room One experimented with mixing colours to discover the secondary colours of green, orange and purple.
Blue + Yellow = Green
It is green day….
I am wearing a green T-shirt and green leggings and all my friends are wearing green. Everyone looks like mints and everyone looks cool. I’m glad that everyone likes green and that’s a good colour for Keyarn and James. Green makes me think of crickets hiding in the bush. By Matilda.
I am wearing green spiky hair and a sparkly bow tie. I am green all over. I feel proud! By James
I am wearing a green Ninja Turtle costume. I look cool! By Nikora
It is lovely seeing people with green. I have a green bag. By Thomas
Red + Yellow = Orange
It is orange day…
I am wearing an orange skirt and an orange jumper and orange tights and an orange T-shirt. Everyone looks like a mandarin. I like everyone in orange. Keyarn has an orange shirt and Matilda is wearing an orange dress. Millie-Anne is wearing orange gloves. Gianni is wearing an orange T-shirt. Aby is wearing an orange T-shirt. Orange is best! By Asha
Orange is best because oranges are yummy. I am wearing an orange shirt. Orange is the colour of the sun. By Aby
I am wearing orange gloves and an orange hairband. I like orange. By Millie-Anne
Keyarn Asha James ‘Orange’ spelling by Gianni and Millie-Anne
Red + Blue = Purple
Queens and Kings wear purple clothes. Purple is cool like a purple monster. I made a purple monster and a spaceship and it looks cool. James is wearing a purple T-shirt and purple pants. Purple makes me feel happy because it is a dark rich colour. Asha is wearing a light mauve colour and it looks cool. By Gianni
I am wearing a purple jacket, pants, scarf and band in my hair. Matilda is wearing a purple dress. Purple makes me happy. It is a fun colour. By Bryleigh.
Violets are purple, plums are purple. Everyone looks like plums and we all look cool. I’m wearing a purple dress. Bryleigh is wearing a purple jumper and she looks pretty. I’ve made a purple one-eyed people eater. It looks cool. I look like a purple leopard with polka dots! By Matilda
It is red day….
Everybody looks red. I am Spider Man and I am red and powerful! By James
Everyone is wearing red. Red makes me feel strong! By Nikora
I am wearing a red hat and a red skirt and a red jacket and red boots. Red makes me feel happy. By Millie-Anne
It is blue day…
I am hungry for blueberries. Everyone is blue. Blue makes me feel happy because it makes me feel like swimming with fish. By Keyarn
Blue makes me feel cold. It makes me feel happy. Blue is the sea. Blue is the sky. Blue is my favourite colour. I am wearing a blue T shirt. It looks like everyone is wearing blue. By Gianni
Blue is one of my favourite colours. I am wearing a blue jacket, dress, leggings and hat. I feel happy because I like blue. By Bryleigh
Today is Yellow Day…..
Yellow makes me feel snuglish and warm. By Thomas
Yellow looks fantastic! Everyone is wearing yellow. Everyone looks like the sun. I am wearing a yellow T shirt with coloured pineapples. Yellow makes me think of summer because it is a hot colour. By Asha
Everyone is wearing yellow. Yellow is my favourite colour. I feel happy. By Abygale
Yellow makes me feel bright because daffodils are yellow. I’m wearing yellow and everyone is wearing yellow too. I think I look cool in yellow. Yellow bananas and yellow lemons and pineapples are yummy and tasty. Yellow makes me feel important because it’s a bright colour. By Matilda.