Wednesday, November 21, 2018

World Kindness Day

Last Tuesday was World Kindness Day!

We spent some of the day filling out kindness cards and delivering them around the school. We wanted to tell people (our friends, family, teachers) why they make the world a better place. It made us feel special and happy when we got delivered a card.

Check out some of Miss Johnstone's.

We delivered lots to Penny and Mr Wilkinson. We made their day so they made ours by delivering something to us in return... iceblocks! Yum! What an amazing day. It's so cool to be kind!

Happy faces!

Our Names

Last week for Writing we researched our own names. We wanted to find out which country they originated in, what they mean, and why our parents chose them for us. We took home some questions for our parents. They were able to tell us the story behind our names and what we would have been called if we were the opposite gender.
It is such an important job coming up with the perfect name. We loved reading and sharing all of the special stories behind our own. For example, Kian was named after a member of a boyband called Westlife, Addison was named after a character on Grey's Anatomy, Courtney's middle name is Leigh after her amazing aunty, if Brodie was a girl he would've been named Maddison so him and Addison would be Addison and Maddison!

Some pretty cool stories.
Check some out:

All others are on the wall in Ngakaunui. Come have a look!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mack Comes To School

We had a special guest today.. Mr Mack Templeton! (and his mum)

Mrs Templeton brought in Mack so that we could finally meet him. What a cute baby! He's now 5 months old and looking more and more like his big brother Beau. We had a fun morning passing him around, Mack loved the attention and was super chilled.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Making The Most Of This Weather!

Wow! What beautiful weather we have been having lately. One afternoon we decided to make the most of this by taking our Duffy Books outside and reading under the trees.

Look at those independent readers!

It was interesting to see the girls in our class doing this so silently and independently, and the boys all sat in a circle and listened to me read a story for them. It was a beautiful way to end the day, and something we will do more often as the weather gets better and better heading into Summer.

A Day on the Slopes

We went Skiing!

What a great day some of us had up Mt Hutt. It was beautiful weather and even better company. A big bunch of us took to the slopes on Wednesday. We had a ball. The students did a great job, and for some it was their first time seeing snow. We all had a go on the magic carpet, some of us even went up the chairlift with Mr Boyd..super brave!
Bring on next years trip.

Looking good Ms Raisin
Excited for the day ahead of us.
Stunner of a day
Nalanee was a natural
Miss Johnstone and Ms Raisin showing the students how it's done

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Our resource

A couple of weeks ago we had Random Acts of Kindness Week at our school. Each day we focused on Making Someone's Day- our school value. Mr Wilkinson even got involved, and organised a coffee cart for parents in the morning. On Friday we had a whole day of this. We had a letterbox set up on the field and we all had to write letters for people around the school. These then got delivered in the afternoon!

Collecting the letters up to deliver
So many letters!

We then decided we wanted to Make People's Day in our community. On Friday afternoon we wrote notes for our neighbours- they said things like "You have a nice garden" "I hope this makes you smile". We wandered around the streets and put these notes in peoples letterboxes. The next week, a lady replied and said we had made her day... a great feeling!

Lovely notes ready to be delivered to letterboxes around our school.

What students said about RAOK Week:

"I liked it when people did nice things for me such as holding the door opened for me."- Benaiah

"I liked it when students were nicer to be than usual."- Lachlan

"Random Acts of Kindness Week was fun because we got to do nice things for everybody and that made me feel good!" - Shyla

"When I got a reply from the note I put in someone's letterbox I felt happy because I liked that someone appreciated what I wrote." - Mikayla

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ngakaunui Personality Traits

Today in Kiwi Can we were looking at personality traits. 
We are all different. Katie and Owen did an activity with us where they asked a question, and we had to go to different corners of the room to show what our answer would be. At the end of the activity, we added up our letters (either L, O, B, or G) and whatever letter we had most of related to an animal which we were most like. 

L= Lion
O= Otter
B= Beaver
G= Golden Retriever

Back in class we researched the personality traits for each animal, and we reckon they really summed us up! We have a lot of Golden Retrievers in Ngakaunui- which is lucky because they are pretty cute! Check out our personality traits below.