Saturday, 29 March 2014

Celebration was so much fun!

Our Pukeko Team Celebration on Friday the 28th was a success!

Thank you to the parents who were able to come, the children seemed to thoroughly enjoy presenting our poem! 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Pukeko Team Celebration!

Pukeko Team Celebration!

This Friday the 28th is our team celebration, come on down to Reremoana School hall at 2.30pm to celebrate our awesome achievements.

Room 16 will be reciting one of our favourite poems. We can't wait to share it with you!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Jolly Jolly Jars

Don't forget about your Jolly Jars! 

Thank you to the children who have already brought in their Jolly Jars for the Gala!
A reminder that these still need to be brought in.

Jolly Jars is an activity that is done at home, these are to be sold at the School Gala. 
Jolly Jars are a fabulous fundraiser that gets the children involved!

  • Plastic jars please (Preferably not glass) 
  • Fill with lollies or small toys 
  • Covered the jar to hide the contents so they are a super surprise when opened!

Please return these by Friday 21st 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Introducing... Rocco!

Welcome Rocco - the newest member to Room 16! 

Rocco taking a selfie!

Rocco is our new colourful friend, he will be helping us with our reading and writing. Be sure to pop by to meet our fabulous new friend! 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Waiting for the Vet!

We are really enjoying reading poetry in Room 16.

Our favourite poem at the moment is "Waiting for the Vet"... here is Naesha and Riki being our poetry pointers for the afternoon!

We've come to see the Vet,
We're waiting in the queue,
a rabbit with a swollen jaw,
a dog with something wrong with his PAW,
a cat whose tummy's very sore,
All waiting for the Vet.

We're waiting for the Vet
To come and make things better,
a parrot with a broken BEAK,
a mouse that's gone and lost its squeak,
a snake that's feeling very weak,
All waiting for the Vet.

We're waiting for her skills,
Injections, splints and pills,
She's strong and sure and very WISE,
She's got the right look in her EYES,
She might just help us
and that's why...

We're waiting for the Vet.

Here are some reasons why we should read poetry:

  • It's fun!
  • We can explore new and interesting words
  • When we read aloud, poetry is often filled with a rhythm and a beat
  • Provides enjoyment for speaking and listening
  • We learn about language features that are often helpful with learning to spell and word recognition
  • Poetry lets us imagine
  • Helps us to develop memory