Monday, March 25, 2013

Picking Harakeke (flax)

Kia ora, can you guess what Room 19 have been up to last week?  We walked to Omaru creek to pick harakeke (flax).  

When we first got there Ms Tito had to tell us what the rules were to do with harakeke. The most important thing is that we don't cut the matua, whaea and pepi and there were some accidents that happen about cutting flax of which one we cut . Ms Tito said not to chop them at night because they might accidentally chop the wrong one.

We walked back with our flax that we chopped and when we got back to school we had to walk into the streets and we had to sit in a circle so everyone can fit we then had to have a ruler each and so we started to weave our own harakeke and I did not have one so Lorenzo keni because he was listening and not participating.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tuakana/Teina (Brother or Sister)

This term Room 19 is learning about Tuakana/ Teina. Tuakana means an older brother or sister, and teina means younger brother or sister. Every Tuesday we all walk over to the library to read with our teina brothers and sisters.

When we going to the library we stay with the teina that we have each week but some have been changed. When I wasn't here on Tuesday my teina, I had to be with Nanthanial from our class for last week.

Our teina come from Room 9, they are a part of our family at Pt England school that we read to. We read to them so we can practise the 3'P's and they are Partnership, Participation and Protection. Working with our teina helps to improve their reading and our leadership skills.

Monday, March 4, 2013

School Picnic

Before going to the picnic every class went to the hall and Mr Burt was first talking about food and lunches and about Safety. After that he was saying the prayer then he started to to tell us that the seniors had to walk first, and the class that he told to go first was room 22 then 21, 20,19,and then the juniors.

When we got to the reserve we all had to sit in our class lines and Mr Burt first said that we had to look for a place sit and have our lunch when we started moving to our places our was by the tree and the sands.

Some people were playing with some of the sports gear and the sports gear I was playing with was the softball when I first got there I saw people playing and there weren't much people playing then I started to go and join in and my position in softball was out fielding and being on the bases.

After that I went to my bag and got some lunches out for my lunch I had corn beef sandwiches and I gave some to na