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Some awesome learning happening here....

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There is always so much learning happening in the classroom, check out what has been going on this week in Pīwakawaka 22 and 23 🤗

🌼🌺Wonderful Helpers🌺🌼 We are so lucky to have some wonderful people coming in each week to help us in many different ways. Parents putting reading books away for us, helping us on excursions, reading to our tamariki. How lucky we are to have such wonderful people and support. They say it takes a village to raise a child.

🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴 Patterns 🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴 We have been focusing on shapes and patterns in our hub. The tamariki (children) have made shape monsters (come in and have a look they are hanging on our wall). During math time there has been lots of patterns being created too. 
Casey and Declan working tirelessly to fill their whole grid in patterns
Check out Chance making this amazing pattern!


✏️✏️✏️ Making Lists ✏️✏️✏️

In Pīwakawaka we LOVE making lists. On Thursdays we have free write. There were all sorts of lists happening; birthday party …

Junior Park Explorers

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Oh what a great time we had at the Botanical gardens taking part in the Junior Park Explorers programme.
We learnt about the birds, bugs and trees in the park.

















Science can be explosive

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We have been experimenting with things that we can find in the kitchen .  We have been learning all about gas.




 And now for the big one !

Cross Country 2019

On Tuesday the 21st of May, the sun was shining and finally the children in Piwakawaka were able to run in the Cross Country Race for 2019.  There was lots of fun, laughter and fast running!
 All the children completed the race.  Everyone was a winner. Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy.

Award Winners this week

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Mindfulness
In Pīwakawaka 22 and 23 we have been practicing mindfulness everyday.  There is a growing body of research which shows that mindfulness can support the general wellbeing and academic performance of children.  It is a great way to reset and recharge during the day. 


If you would like to try it at home there are many apps and websites that you could try. Our classroom favourite is the GoNoodle - Flow series - check it out!







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Another Great Day in the Kimihia Construction Area!
Today at Kimihia the children had to make a concept design before they could start creating. They had to think about what they wanted to make, how they were going to make it, and what materials they were going to use to put it together. We had great success, check out the picture below....

Kia Ora to the whānau that bought in all the boxes today, it really helps when everyone brings in a little bit, so thank you :) 



Another great concept design!
Look at the amazing resemblance of her concept picture to her creation. Well done Josefa!

Nafim made Sonic the Hedge Hog. It even had two blue eyes 
Jemima made a lady bird!
Having some fun with a big box. Viyan made a jet boat and he had to push all the buttons to make it go. Then he was off..... vrooooooooom!!
Stefanie made a wonderful tiger, it even had a tail and ears!