Tena koutou katoa! In our first topic Kotahitanga, we have been learning to meet new friends, use their names and greetings in different languages. We found new ways to join in, encourage and help each other and celebrate success.
We played games and made graphs to find out and compare our favourite things. The PowerPoint about Book Bag Colours shows one investigation.
Improving the ‘Butterfly Garden’ after the dry summer holidays was hard work. We potted Swan Plant seedlings that Jasmine had in her garden. The Monarch caterpillars grew fatter and changed into chrysalis and later butterflies. There are still more to waiting to emerge and we hope the weather is warm and calm for them.
We are excited about our visit to Tapu Te Ranga Marae and have learnt waiata, poi and weaving. We will have a hangi lunch at the marae and have learnt about wharenui and hangi from websites. We have compared different ways of cooking and the making a hangi seems a lot harder than making jelly. It will be interesting to taste when we go to the marae.
Jill Holmstead and Pohutukawa students.