Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Koko and the Cow!

Koko the Koala has been helping Year 1 learn all about the Dairy industry. Today we learnt all that calcium, vitamin D and exercise can help us develop strong bones. We discovered that boys need to eat 2 serves of dairy each day and that girls only need to eat 1 1/2 serves. An example of a serve is a glass of milk or two pieces of cheese or a tub of yoghurt. Thanks Koko for your willingness to be the jockey and tame our dairy cow.

Hazelnut and Lunar Meet Ngeru and Learn Some Maori Words

Hazelnut and Luna were in for a wonderful treat when they came to Rowandale during Maori Language Week. The Meerkat's mascot, Ngeru (Nay-roo) taught them how to say some Maori words. They got so good at them, they decided to make a video of their conversation. Have a look at what they learned!

Kev the Kiwi up to Mischief

Kev the Kiwi has been getting up to mischief in 2L classroom today. It looks like he has been helping students with their work - especially the colouring in.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Descriptive Writing about Hazelnut and Lunar

Today the Marvellous Meerkats (Room 8) of Rowandale wrote descriptions of Hazelnut and Luna. Have a read of what some of us wrote:

By Natalia

 By Dizaliyah

By Mu

 By  Paris

Monday, 27 July 2015

Hazelnut and Lunar Arrive in New Zealand

A few days ago, Hazelnut and Luna arrived in New Zealand and decided to visit us here at Rowandale School. They looked exhausted when they came to my door. It must have taken them ages to get all the way from Faraday School in England. They brought a book with them to tell us all about London.

All of the children were very excited to meet our new friends. We made sure that we sat and listened very carefully when they read their story to us.

Later, it was our day to take care of some of the animals that live at our school so we decided to bring the two of them to help us with our work. Our pigs are named Hettie and Percy (but our chickens don't have any names).

We're looking forward to having our two new friends visit us this week. It's Maori Language Week, so hopefully they will go to their next school knowing some new words!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Koko Tells the Story of His Travels

Today Koko shared some time with us helping to discover all about his travels to London. We enjoyed him helped us with completing our maths tasks. We loved being able to read Charlie and Lola with him. While Kev has spent the day helping Year 1.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Koko the Koala and Kev the Kiwi hit Inaburra School Sydney

Our Stage 1 students at Inaburra School Sydney were very excited today with the introduction of our transport unit. In this they were introduced to two new friends Koko the Koala and Kev the Kiwi. They are part of the PLC school's travelling buddies project. They have been globe trotting and arrived today from the Faraday School in London.

Over the next week students in Stage 1 will be conducting a lot of activities that look at the journey these two have been on and explore where they will be heading next. We were also blessed with a copy of Charlie and Lola's: We Completely Must go to London.

 Thank You Mrs Ramage and her class in London.


Sunday, 5 July 2015

Wumbat plays Pop!

Maths time with the Jungle Creatures.

Wumbat played Pop! with some of the Jungle Creatures. Pop! is a number game.

It is Wumbat's turn to spin the spinner.

Wumbat has arrived at Clarkville!

Wumbat is at Clarkville!

Wumbat arrived at Clarkville School! When we got the parcel, we were very excited to see just who was in there.

Wumbat has been with us for a week so far, and the Jungle Creatures (New Entrants) have taken her on a tour of the school. Some of the Year 2 children have done some research about Wombats, and used their knowledge to build a home for Wumbat while she is with us.

Check out the photos and stories!

We made a burrow for Wumbat, with somewhere for her to sleep, and some food.
This is a picture of me holding Wumbat. When I held Wumbat it was fluffy as anything. It was warm. I like Wumbat. Wumbat is nice.  By Jessica.

I held Wumbat at the playground and I love Wumbat and when I held Wumbat I kissed her. I love Wumbat. I snuggled Wumbat and Wumbat is furry.  By Clara-Jane.
Wumbat is my best friend. We went on the fort.  By Ella
I love Wumbat because I held her. Wumbat is watching me in the sandpit making a volcano.  By Mekaela
Wumbat and the Jungle Creatures had a photo in the tunnels.  By Noah.
I had a photo with my friends and I like Wumbat... and I had my photo in the bird's nest.  By Ben P.
I went to the playground with Wumbat. We walked around the playground.  By Emma
Visiting Disco's cage.  By Mrs Harrison
Wumbat is talking to Disco. Disco is a rabbit.  By Pippa.
Wumbat met Chris. He is the principal.  By James
Bye bye Wumbat. I love you. This is Mrs Mac. Why are you not staying the night for 10 nights?  By Katelyn
I wish the Wumbat could stay.  By Charlee
I like Wumbat. I took Wumbat to the library.  By Josh
I held Wumbat at the climbing tree. We have two climbing trees.  By Taylah
I love Wumbat. I was holding Wumbat by the pool.  By Kaysey
Meg sneaked into the photo. We are in Launch.  By Isabella

Wumbat went on the plane.  By Ben S.