Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Revolting Recipes!

We are learning how to: Write a revolting ingredients!

Today in Room 16 we created some REVOLTING Recipes for our writing. 
This was inspired by Road Dahl's Completing Revolting Recipes and other tasty treats book. 

We used our imagination and pretended that our green and yellow jelly, lollies and chocolate chips were revolting ingredients like slimy goo, wriggly worms and gritty gravel. We all came up with some revolting ingredients ideas!

We then wrote up our ingredients and directions for making our revolting recipe.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Pukeko Team Celebration

Pukeko Team Celebration was fabulous as always!

Thank you to Miss Chalmers for her hard work in filming and creating this great video, how fancy!
 Our team is awesome!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Harakeke Putiputi

On Friday, Room 16 learnt how to make flax flowers also known as harakeke putiputi in Maori. Below Coraleigh is showing us how to make these awesome flowers!

We learnt a lot about the tikianga (protocol) for using flax. 

Did you know that...

  • Before cutting the flax, a prayer of thanks may be said.
  • You should not cut the leaves in the center of the flax, instead cut the outer leaves by cutting in a downward motion as close to the base of the leaf as possible.
  • Flax should not be cut at night or in the rain or snow and only enough flax is cut to complete the project
  • The cut flax is not stepped on or over and food and drink are kept away from the weaving area. Hands are washed after weaving and before eating.
  • Weaving projects that have been started are finished and the first weaving project a person completes is given away.

Monday, 2 June 2014

No Homefun Week 5

Dear parents/guardians,

Unfortunately there is an issue with the printers at school. To avoid any stress with having a short week, there will be no Homefun sent home.

I hope that this doesn't cause any inconvenience to your week.

Miss Glen