During Maori language week, we are trying to learn and use common, everyday Maori words. Some people were able to use colours when we brainstormed words we knew at the start of the week. Here is a full set of colours to remind you... You remember the song...
Ma is white, whero is red, kakariki green...
Our school is working on an idea called PB4L which stands for POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING. One thing we hope to improve at school is our behaviour expectations. So... we want to know what you think about these important values. These values are all things that a positive learner will know, have and use to help them through life.
What are your top 5 values from the list?
Click here to do the survey
This week is Maori language week around NZ. The main theme this year is for more New Zealanders to know more Maori words.
We made a list of some of the common words we know. Here is our list:
Today the new word to learn is apopo. It means tomorrow. It has macrons over the vowels which you need to emphasise.
It is very cold and rainy today and weather forecasters and everyone you meet are talking about snow.
Do you think it will?
Leave a comment with your prediction!
Who will be right?
At the end of every term, Totara students have the chance to complete a survey about their experiences and achievements during the term. The last survey asked lots of questions about the social make up of our class - how well do we relate to each other? (Red key comp!)
Here is a word cloud showing the results from one of the questions.
The question was - Name up to 4 people who you feel you work well with in Totara:
What information does this word cloud give you?
We are the latest winners of HTJ! Well done to Totara who took out the karaoke challenge in the last week of Term 2. It was a bit of surprise because we didn't do much practice for this one - maybe that could be our winning secret!
What will the next challenge be?
Hannah organised a great class party today. She was able to organise it because she brought the reward in the last auction. She decided on a 'crazy' theme and we had lots of food to share. We played some party games like musical chairs and cup ping-pong and we finished the day with a game of basketball. Well done everyone for celebrating the end of the term so well!