Thursday, 22 October 2015

Our favourite things this week

This week we had a trip to the Screenies Festival. We got to go on a bendy bus! We watched 5 movies that were Margaret Mahy books. 
The movies were:

Keeping House
The Great White Man Eating Shark
The Witch In The Cherry Tree
The Three Legged Cat
The Boy With Two Shadows

After we watched the movies we learnt how stories are made into movies. We talked about showing feelings and made some story boards of our own. We had to have the beginning, middle and end of the stories. 

We ate our lunch at Western Springs Park, next to the zoo. We played on the playground. It was super cool and very fun. There were lots of things to play on. We saw chickens, swans, geese and baby chicks too. The chicks were so cute and they were fluffy.

Today we have been doing PINs (Passions, Interests, Needs workshops). Some of our workshops were gardening, making pizza, soccer, making tiger masks, making cards for the All Blacks, drawing baby dinosaurs, blogging (what we're doing right now!), learning Korean numbers, shoulder strength and fine motor skills, we also had a workshop where we learnt about how cow's milk is made. 

"My favourite part of the trip was the theatre and the playing at the park. I liked seeing the river and I liked all the movies!" Nathan

"My favourite part of the week was seeing the movies and going to the playground. I liked the Keeping House movie the best." Suah

"I liked The Witch in the Cherry Tree movie the best. I went to my Mum's workshop today. We learnt about how cows make milk and we got to taste cheese, chocolate milk, custard and yoghurt. My Mum works at Fontera." Addison

"I liked the movies, my favourite was The Witch in the Cherry Tree. I liked gardening for PINs. I liked watering the strawberry plants." Olivia

"My favourite part of the week was watching the movies. I liked The Witch in the Cherry Tree and The Boy with Two Shadows the best." Kate

"I really liked riding on the bus. Today I did gardening and I liked planting the plants in the garden." Isla

"I liked going on the bus and watching The Great White Man Eating Shark. I liked playing on the playground." Ronald

"My highlight this week was doing gardening because it was fun watering the plants. I got to plant cauliflower and tomato plants." Tekoja

Blog post by: Nathan, Suah, Addison, Olivia, Kate, Isla, Ronald and Tekoja

Thursday, 15 October 2015

PINs Student Blog Post

Hello Everyone,

For our PINs workshop we chose blogging. We took photos of the PINs workshops and the new kindy that opened on Monday this week. We got to walk down to the Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre to have a look. Lucia saw her mum and her brother! Olivia was hoping to see Alexia but she was having a sleep. 

 James ran a workshop to make a tiger mask. Ronald is helping Milla cut out her tier mask.

Theo ran a workshop to teach people how to draw a pelican.  

Alfie ran a workshop about drawing Yoda.  

Patience and Maia from LC4 ran a kapa haka workshop.  

This is the blogging group standing outside the new kindergarten. 
We look like the Kings of the Castle! 

This is us in the baby room at the early learning centre. 
"I liked playing with the toys. They were really cool." - Ronald 

The front of the kindy. 

 This is Rashelle workshop. They did a treasure hunt to find key words.

 Harrison's cricket workshop.

 Baking scones with Elizabeth in the kid's kitchen. 

Yummy scones! 

Photos and blog post by Ronald, Michaella, Daniel, Lucia, Haylynn, Lucas, Olivia, Karetai.