Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Reading Time in the Library

Mrs C snapped these happy readers loving their time in the library today.
Just a reminder that this is our last week for issuing books this term. During the last week you can choose holiday readers to take home. Please see Mrs C or your classroom teacher if you're interested in borrowing books for the holidays.
Keep up the great reading Maunga Iti!

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

'Happy New Ears!'

Check out Maunga Nui and Maunga Iti's collaborative infomercial movie 'Happy New Ears!'
We worked together to design a device to help our school values. We then came up with the idea to create an infomercial to advertise our product to enter into our school's movie presentation. We looked at other infomercials and then created our own storyboard. We also designed a logo for our product. We are so proud of how well you all worked together and shared ideas!

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Pet day Virtual Animal Entries

Here are some Virtual Animal entries that were sent to us.  This year there was a great selection of entries and many of our Maunga kids did really well.  Great work everyone!

1st Place for Virtual Horse - Ivy L - Photo board for her horse

1st place for Virtual Calf  - Nakita Gardiner and Coco

2nd Place - Bailey Thomas and her horse

3rd place - Ava with Kalua

4th place - Rakai with his dog Luna

Great entry from James and his dog Daisy

Great Entry from Lucus and Snowflake

Great entry from Hawaiki Roa and his dog

Great entry from Nakita and her dog Alfie

Friday, 25 October 2019

Greats and Grands Day

We had a great day for Greats and Grands 2019.  Here are some photos of us all together.  We really enjoyed sharing our blogs with our grandparents when we got back to class.

Mesiah's Scratch Jr

Yesterday Tanya came in and worked with Maunga Nui and Iti on Scratch Jr and Bee Bots coding. We had to draw our grandparents and programme their drawing to do something they love.
Mesiah created a Scratch Jr of his family dancing. He is with his nan and sister Manea. Next time Mesiah wants to add music to his animation. 

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Additional Movie for our school competition

Here is another movie we created together for our school movie competition.  We learned a song and then decided to remake it to reflect what we saw and liked about being at the zoo.  When we got back from the zoo we set up making masks to use in our movie remix.  Finally, they were finished and we were ready.

This is what we did next.

  1. We re-wrote the verses to fit with the animals we had made masks for.
  2. We choose backgrounds for each of the animals we were going to record
  3. We recorded small clips using a greenscreen app called DoInk.
  4. We remade the music to fit our animals and our verses using garage-band.
  5. We merged the music and the video clips together using iMovie on the iMac.
We hope you enjoy watching and start singing to our catchy new tune.

Team Maunga Movies

Here are our Auckland trip movies. We entered them in our School Movie Competition.  

This is how we made them:

  1. Took videos and photos while we were on our trip of all our adventures.
  2. Sorted the videos and photos so that it was easy to make a movie about different parts of our trip.
  3. Choose a movie trailer in iMovie and then change the storyboard to suit our trip.
  4. Insert the movies and photos into this storyboard so it matches with our story.
  5. Check and edit our movies to make sure it is as correct as possible.
  6. Upload it 
We hope you enjoy watching them.

By Waiahi and Ivy L

Marae Stay
By Nerali & Kaelan

Kelly Tarlton's
By Nakita

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Maunga Iti at the Library

Every Tuesday Maunga Iti visit the library. We return our books from the week before so we can take new ones home. Sometimes we ask Mrs C if we can have a book for another week because we don't get it finished before Tuesday. 
Today Mrs C spotted these wonderful learners reading quietly. They definitely know what to do in library time!

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Harolds First Visit

To start our session we recapped on what to do in a fire.  We talked about where our safe meeting places were (this would be something to talk about at home again as well.  We also talked about ringing 111 and knowing what to say.

Following this, we moved on to talk about how all living things need some of the same things.  These are... 

Food - aim for healthy low-fat sugar and salt.  We need things that will feed our brains and help us get big and strong.  Fruit and vegetables are the best.

BREAKFAST is the most important meal of the day so you have lots of energy for the day.

Oxygen - we breathe air in with oxygen and then we breath out waste called carbon dioxide.  This is what trees need and they breathe out oxygen.

Exercise - this helps our heart.  Our heart pumps air around our bodies.  When we exercise we are making our hearts stronger and get more blood going around our body.  It also helps our lungs get stronger as well.  It is really important and it gives us energy too. 

Water - we are 80% water and we are losing it all the time so we need to keep putting it back into our bodies.  Kidneys need water to help wash the blood and the clean stuff goes back into your body and the dirty stuff is what you end up peeing out.

Sleep - helps your brain.  Your brain's job is to help you control your body and keep your heart pumping and your lungs to keep breathing.  Sleep is really important to help your brain keep everything organised

When we were talking about sleep we also did a few experiments to use both sides of the brain.

The first exercise/experiment, we had to put our left hand on our nose and our right hand on our left ear... then cross these over...
In the second exercise/experiment we had to aim our fingers at our other hand (the target), then again swap these over.

This made us have lots of giggles!

Love - this makes us feel good and gives us energy.  

Safety - keeping personal details safe while online and when out and about.  Wearing safety equipment when playing sport.  Sunblock and sun hats, seat belts. and not talking to strangers...

A quote from today that we liked was ...
"To be the best we can be, we need to make sure we are doing all these things".

Like Harold says - We are all special and unique - we are all amazing.

Harold then came out and shared a joke with us ... why do giraffes have long legs?  They have smelly feet!  And then sang us a really cool song.  


Thursday, 10 October 2019

Spring Blogging Challenge - Nakita

Yipee!  I woke up, I ran to the kitchen. I got a surprise on the fridge I saw a note it said, "Today is the  Okaihau traverse".  It was the Sunday morning that daylight savings changed, Mum, Royston, Jayden and I got up super early so we could get ready for the 9km traverse in Okaihau.

First, we got to Kaikohe very early in the morning. There were a lot of cars.  While we waited for the bus we got our bibs on.

Next we saw the bus.  We got on it and it took us to the starting line.

Finally, we ran an ran. I finally got to the end

It was a great morning and I got 2 prizes.  I had a fun time.


Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Taking care of an egg

                                                            Taking care of an egg
Mum said," We can't use a real egg because it is Kai"  So I got an eggshell and I filled it up with cotton wool. Then I drew a face on the egg.  I found a plate to carry my eggshell around on. It was hard because I had to look after the egg all day.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

My Friend

I am starting school when school starts next term. I am very excited to go to school.

I look after Chilli my pet lamb. I hug Chilli and play with Chilli. I feed him with milk in a bottle. He can run and he chases and tries to bunt  Bronc and Baxter our dogs because he is starting to grow horns.

Bird Feeder

How to Make a Bird Feeder

A piece of wood





First I got some scissors then I cut the cardboard into a house.

Next, I broke some bread with my fingers then I put the bread on the wood.

Finally, I got dad to help me to put the bird feeder onto the netball goal.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

My First Fish

My First Fish

Waiahi waiting for the fish to bite.
On Saturday I went to catch a fish off the wharf at Whangaroa. I went with my family and my cousins.  My first fish was a yellowtail. 

First, we waited for Mason and his family to arrive. We waited and when they arrived we started
to fish. I had to use a fishing rod with some nylon on it and there was squid bait on the hook.

Next, I lowered it down into the calm sea and then I felt some big, big nibbles but then the fish
swam away. I then took Uncles fishing rod and there were heaps of hooks on it.
When I felt them pulling I saw two yellowtails. Then I wound it up slowly and then
I caught the yellowtails and I picked the fish up by their heads and put them in the bucket.
They were trying to get out of the bucket and one
slipped out of the bucket. I picked the fish up and the scales were really cool on
my hands when I picked the fish up. They were all over my hands and they were sticking
to my hands.

Finally, we went on to the other little floating wharf and we waited and waited.
We didn’t see any fish so we went back up to the big wharf.
Then I caught one more fish on Uncles rod. I picked it up and put it into the bucket.
It was sliggering around the bucket. It looked really cute.
I wanted to throw it back but I also wanted to keep it.

It was a good fishing day.

Waiahi holding her two Yellowtail fish.

Monday, 30 September 2019

Ki Te Maora

Whaea Jenni-Mae and Matua Ken taught us the Te Reo name for animals we
visited on the zoo trip.
'E kite ana au he makimaki' means 'I can see a monkey.'
Maunga Nui and Maunga Iti used the green screen to share our learning with you.

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Spring Blogging Post - Jemima

Jemima’s Holiday Waffles
Today mum and I made my favourite waffles. I had lots of fun measuring, mixing, cracking
eggs by myself and making a mess.  Mum had to help me with the waffle maker as it was hot.
We laughed and joked and lots of fun while cooking together. We ate the waffles, I had two! 


Thursday, 19 September 2019

Spring Blogging Challenge

This is the Ohaeawai Schools Spring Blogging Challenge for this year.  If you are a year 3 or above post directly to your own blog.  If you are in Team Maunga contribute to this blogging challenge by emailing kariene@ohaeawaiprimary.co.nzsarahjane@ohaeawaiprimary.co.nz or raewyn@ohaeawaiprimary.co.nz and we will upload these as we can.

Remember that as we are posting directly to a wider audience, it is important to not only post photos and ideas but to also add a description of what you are posting.  

Below are some helpful tips that might help you as you think about what you would like to share.  These apply for all sharing as it helps to ensure we have quality blog posts.

Helpful tips

  1. Please add a label to each blog post (e.g. your name).  This way it is easy for you to see your posts or others who want to view your posts can do so easily.
  2. If possible please read posts others have put up and comment on these.  This will help you with your own posting.  
  3. Remember to use good cyber citizen practices.  Check images, writing, ideas, names are suitable to be shared, or that you have obtained permission before posting.
  4. It is OK to borrow ideas but you must modify them to make them your own.
  5. Think of inventive and different ways to present your work - it does not have to be just a written comment, you can use any tools you have been learning to use in class.
  6. You can post as often as you want. If you post in the morning but then do something wonderful that you want to share, BLOG AWAY!
  7. Take photographs/videos/audio clips to accompany your work.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Science Fair 2019

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Next week our school is having a Science Fair Sharing time on Thursday next week.

Many of our children in Maunga have expressed an interest in working on individual projects at home and presenting these at our own science fair experiments and ideas.  So this post is a feedforward one to help those who are wanting to complete this at home.

So LETS MAKE IT A WEEK 7 & 8 Writing Challenge.

Feel free to comment below with any ideas or comments on what your child is doing, or comment/email us if you have any questions.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Karakia to support a pepeha speaker

Here is a rewindable learning video Team Maunga created to help them learn this karakia that would support someone who saying their pepeha.  Again leading up to our Auckland trip, where we will visit and stay on a Marae this video will be very useful to help us all remember what we could say.

Pepeha learning

In Team Maunga we like to learn about our Pepeha and to begin sharing these with others.  Here is a rewindable learning video to help team Maunga (especially leading up to the zoo trip).

Friday, 9 August 2019

Speech Finals

For the last few weeks, we have been busy writing speeches about things we think are the best.  All students in team Maunga participated in this and shared some amazing work with their peers.  We are so proud of all their efforts and how well they shared their ideas with others. 

Today as part of Team Moana's assembly a few students from each team presented their speeches to the whole school and to parents who came to watch.  

Team Maunga Nui

 Team Maunga

 Team Maunga Iti

Photos of the Team Maunga children who presented at the assembly.

Friday, 2 August 2019

The Ned Show

Today we went to the Ned show in Team Awa. Ned stands for ...

N ... never give up
E ... encourage others
D ... do your best

N... Never give up
We learn't about the power of Yet and that if we arn't good at something if we add the word YET, it makes it that we will keep working on it and getting better at it.

The Ned lady told us that even if we take 2 steps forward, and 1 step back, we are still going forward. We might not be going as fast as we could but we are still going forward.

E... Encourage others
She also told us that when you encourage others you give them courage, so we should encourage others more.
D... Do your best
When we do your best, we get over saying I know ... because when you always say I know ... you don't know what you don't know.

Let go of "I know" ... so you can learn and grow.

Go brain go

Fun Maths Friday

Today we had a very exciting maths session.  We got to practice different maths activities and games around the room.  We then all came back together to share what we had been learning.  Some of us were practicing our counting, some of us were adding and taking away. Some of us were practicing our basic facts, and before and after numbers.

Here are a few photos of us having fun today.  Enjoy.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

T shaped literacy

We have started using T-Shaped literacy in our class.  We read books as a class and then work with buddies at our table to record ideas about questions that help us think about the things that are happening in the stories.  Here are some photos and an Explain Everything that was created during this time as part of T-Shaped literacy work.  

Our T-Shaped literacy often links both our reading and writing together as well as topics we are focusing on.  Currently, we are focusing on Animals, looking at different types of animals and their different habitats (both in the wild and as zoo animals and as pets.  This is helping us get ready for our Zoo trip in late August.

The previous topic that we were focusing on was about Myths and Legends.  Here is an Explain Everything of a story that was being re-told.  Our publishing during this Myths and Legends T-Shaped literacy focus was acting out myths we had focused on and we recorded these.  We hope to be able to share with you all what these look like.