TERM 2 ALREADY???
Wow, time sure does fly by. It's Week 4 of Term 2 already 😳 Aroha 7 has a lot to share so grab a warm drink, kick back, relax and look at all our learning... 💪😎😁
Our tamariki came back from the holidays all refreshed and with the right attitude to learn. Our reading has been going well so far, all groups have moved up a level which is fantastic. It is important that our tamariki are reading just as much at home as they are at school so PLEASE mums, dads, big siblings, and whanau please read with our little ones and fill in their reading logs. This will ensure all our tamariki are well on the way to reaching the year 2 expected reading level at the end of the year. P.S. All Book Bags should be coming home each night to be returned the following school day.
|Solomona, Jahrius, & Jackson ready to predict what the story will be about|
|Armani-Lee, Iria, & Isaac into their book|
Armani-Lee was keen to get stuck into reading eggs and ended up placing 1st in one of the activities. Ka Pai Armani-Lee 👍
This term we will be focussing a lot on Science and the Physical World. We got to join with Aroha 8 to look at different colours and how mixing certain colours can change the original colour into something else. Everyone got the chance to put their hands into the foam and mix colours around, it was a very hands on task... Or should we say messy? 😂 we loved it and can't wait to do more Science experiments.
Mothers Day 💝💝💝
During class time we realised it was going to be Mothers Day.. we thought of ways we could do something nice for all our Mama's and Caregivers who take care of us each day. So we made cards. Each child chose their own words to write as we wanted it to be as authentic as possible.. Miss Langi helped us sound out our words and spell them correctly. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY MAMA'S/CAREGIVER'S! 😍💖
After Mothers Day was finished we wrote about all the special things we did for our Mama's/Caregivers over the weekend. Below are a few of our confident students who agreed to be on our blog to showcase their writing
Science Roadshow Trip
In Week 3 Team Aroha went to our Science Roadshow Trip, we learnt a lot about Inertia and Gravity. We got to see a lot of different experiments and we got to test all of them out ourselves!!! How exciting 😍😆 we enjoyed our bus rides and on the way back to school a lot of us were feeling tired and sleepy. Below are only a few of the photos we have. Take a look!!!
|J'niqua in a bubble|
|Jahrius in a bubble|
|Alex ringing the police as he said|
|Sione being the te|
|Tali and Sione having fun on the bus|
|Kaecyus sleeping on the way back to school|
Support Staff Day
In Week 3 we honoured our Teacher Aide Support Staff. It was good to acknowledge each and every one of them as they do a lot for our tamariki and also our teachers in supporting them. Aroha 7 gave thanks to our Teacher Aide Whaea Hine for all she does for us, Levi and DJ said a little speech on behalf of our class and presented Whaea Hine with a lolly necklace, box of roses, a card, and a bunch of flowers.
THANK YOU WHAEA HINE 💜
Bullying Awareness Week
Week 3 was all about Anti-bullying. Aroha 7 completed a brainstorm of what we think bullying is. Next we brainstormed ideas on how we can stop bullying from happening...
We then created a Friendship chain. We each got a pink piece of paper and wrote down 1 way we could stop bullying.. Miss Langi then put all our papers together to create the chain.
Our T-shirt designs:
On Friday it was pink shirt day at school, some students came in pink and some didn't - which is ok but to ensure everyone was included we designed and created our own pink day T-shirts. How cool 😊
Pink Shirt Day
We ran out of time and didn't have a chance to take a whole class photo in our Pink attire, here's 2 pictures Miss Langi managed to get Friday morning before school.
|Armani-Lee, Jackson, Rezhan, & Miss Langi|
|Rezhan, Jackson, & Isaac|
Left: Tailah Beach was the recipient for Team Aroha's Principal Award. Tailah was awarded this certificate for always having a positive attitude towards learning and always being kind to others.
Right: Rezhan Vitale was the recipient for the PRIDE Respect certificate. Rezhan was awarded this for not only showing respect in the classroom but also in the playground. Rezhan has come a long way with his attitude, behaviour and learning and I am so proud of him. He's such a lovely student, always willing to lend a hand and be someones friend. We hope you enjoy your last week at Rowandale School Rezhan, it has been a pleasure being your Year 2 Teacher. 💖