Thursday, 12 December 2013

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Fun at the museum

Museum Trip part 1 on PhotoPeach Museum Trip part 2 on PhotoPeach Museum Trip Part 3 on PhotoPeach

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Halloween face paint

How gorgeous does Leva look with a beautiful crown!

Halloween Disco

Aren't our angel and witch gorgeous!  We hope you had a great Halloween!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Discovery of flight

Week 2 Discovery is flight. What do you think planes will look like in the future?

What is the furtherest you can get a paper plane to go?
round paper plane
how do birds fly
how do aeroplanes fly?

Monday, 16 September 2013

Class Trip to the City!

We took 3 different modes of transport! Bus, Ferry and Shank's Pony (walking).

We had morning tea in Devonport, then climbed Victoria Hill and ate lunch. We really liked the mushrooms!

Then we took the ferry- we saw lots of exciting buildings!

When we got to town we listened to some musicians! It was lots of fun!

Our trip to the city part one on PhotoPeach Our trip to the city part 2 on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Construction Fun

Today we managed to create a tower taller than Ms S and Mrs Scott. Isn't this amazing! Look at all the fun and learning we are having!


Sunday, 18 August 2013

BB Assembly

Well done Brainy Butterflies. You did well in the assembly! Thank you to all the excellent readers.

Video to be added Monday evening.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Assembly Week!

Today we started training for 2 things...

Mathletics which is a competition for our students to compete against other year ones and twos across the country. They can also win prizes!

Our assembly! We are using Te Rakau sticks and practicing throwing and catching these sticks in a variety of ways! The music and video we are working off is above. Can you help me practice at home?

We will also be making up our own pattern too! We hope you come to watch on Friday!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Great first week back!

It has been an exciting first week back at school! We set new learning goals this week. We made these SMART-
Specific... I know exactly what I want to learn and how I can learn it
Measurable.... something I can learn to do in 9 weeks
Achievable.... something that I can just learn to do in 9 weeks
Relevant.... I want to learn to do something that will help my learning
Timebound... I have 9 weeks to learn this

Ask me what my SMART goal is and you can help me achieve this.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

New books!

Hi Brainy Butterflies! Over the holidays Ms S collected some amazing new books.

Ms S hopes you read them all and share some of your favourites online with us!

The Paper Bag Princess is Ms S's favourite, which one is yours?

Tangaroa's gift

Near the end of term 2 the  Brainy Butterflies read Tangaroa's Gift. 

We did this art work in response!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

New Ideas

We are having fun designing our parachutes.
"I am building the wing [of the boat]" said Josiah

"I am building the other wing" said Nora

"I am building the floor" said Pharelle

"Let's join ours together!" said Pharelle

Wow! Look at our windmills!


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Thinking about thinking

the computer is on the blitz at the moment but photos to come.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Swimming Sports

Look at all the amazing Butterflies at the Swimming Sports!

Star Disco

It was the disco tonight. Don't all the Brainy Butterflies look gorgeous!!!






Monday, 8 April 2013

recounts with puppets



week 9 Taniwhas under the table

We made some stick puppets to help us talk about our trip to the beach. We had such a lot of fun making these!


Constructing numbers

Wow! Look at the numbers we have made out of tens and ones!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

numbers represented by tens and ones

Wow! Look at how Esther made the number  46 out of tens bundles and ones! 
How many tens did she use? 
How many ones did she use?

What numbers can you make? 
Can you show us 57? 84? 13? 42? 93? 27? 68? 

Take photos like Esther's to show the Brainy Butterflies!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

food festival


On Thursday of week 8 we had the food festival.

To be a little different from other classes we made Nachoes. Everyone in our class got to push the whiz button on the food processot. Yay, loud noises!

In our Vegetarian Nachoes we put....

crushed garlic
crushed ginger
chilli
tumeric
cumin
coriander
celery
carrot
onion
red kidney beans
crushed tomatoes
pumpkin
frozen peas, corn and carrot
spinach

Wasn't it healthy!? Did you enjoy our nachoes?
Wow! look at how much fun the Brainy Butterflies had at the beach!

Here is an example of the amazing writing created when we go back (spelling and capitals corrected)...

Dear Mrs McWhinnie,
Thank you for reminding us about being safe so we could go past teachers and throwing sand. I like the tiki-tour with Pharelle and Alex.
From Jaydon

Dear Mr Reed,
Thank you for when everybody was turn already and you stopped them. 
Dear Mrs McWhinnie,
Thank you for letting us swim.
From Haylee-Devine

Our Music Video

from week 7.


Sunday, 24 March 2013

XRace fun




On the 23rd March a whole group of people from Rowandale School including Ataahua, Mr Mac, Ms Schwab and Mr Davidson competed in the XRace in Botany.

Ask us how it went!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Our Assembly Week 5

The Brainy Butterflies put on the Assembly in week 5. We retold Maui and the Fish using Drama. Look at how much fun we had creating props:


Making Pom Pom Bees

 For our display in the hall we made pom pom bees...
Robert and Maddison persisting and making it right

Aisali showing how much wool she has wound on
Wow! Haylee Devine has wound on a lot of wool!