Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Special guest...Tigilau Ness

This term Room 25 and the rest of Kauri team have been learning about the 1970's and the dawn raids. We have been reading the Dawn Raid novel written by Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith. 

Room 25 invited Tigilau Ness (the father of Che Fu...Yes Che Fu!), also a character in the novel, to come and share his story and experience of the 1970's and the dawn raids.

He did some songs with us too!

Tigilau is a member of the Polynesian Panthers. The Polynesian Panthers help out in the community. They stand up for what they believe in and help others to do the same.

Frankie and Digby Welcoming Tigilau
Tigilau sharing his story with us


What an amazing experience for Kauri team!

Thank you to Chris Graham (Mala's dad) for helping us to make this happen for everyone!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mud runners!

Well done to the Kauri students that braved the mud!

Room 25's focus

In Room 25, we have been finding ways we can be better learners. This is our focus so that we can be better learners as well as help other learners:

We have come to school to learn and to let others learn:

This is one way we can focus more on our own learning. We 'tune out' the distractions and 'tune in' to our learning.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Fibonacci is all around us!

Today we learned about Fibonacci and his rule. We managed to workout his rule.
Can you work out the pattern too?
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55...

Fibonacci is all around us! Even in nature. Here are some examples:
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We got out and about today to look for our own examples. We found a few:
Elio found a clover
It has 3 leaves.
Devon is counting the number of petals.
Some more counting of petals. We counted 5 petals.

This week we are having a go at using the Fibonacci rule to design our own spiral. 

Check out our blog later this week for our spirals we have created!

Endangered Animal Assembly

Room 25 were in charge of the School Hui this week. 

They performed a traditional Maori waiata and dance and performed a story (we were inspired by Greenpeace)

Here is a snippet from our performance:

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Maths, Maths, and more Maths

This week is Maths week. On Monday we learned about BODMAS. We learned about the order that we to solve problems that have more than one operation (x, ÷, + and -).

Once we learned about BODMAS we did a mathletics challenge. We worked in groups to solve tasks. To get answer checked we had to do a lap around the classroom (walking with purpose, not running!)

Kauri Netball

On Thursday, girls from Kauri team competed in the Eden/ Albert Netball competition. The girls played exceptionally well. They displayed excellent sportsmanship and really showed how much they have improved in their netball skills this year.

Well done Girls!