Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Kōwhai Team 2 – Term 1 week 6 ending 16 March 2018

Kia Ora from the Kowhai team.

Week Six is racing by and the learning is taking off in the Kowhai team!

We are halfway through a three week writing rotation about retelling stories. Students are spending a week with each teacher using a different story as a base and working on adding juicy adjectives, strong verbs and similes to their stories. We are thrilled with the quality of work and looking forward to sharing it with you.

Thank you to those who have already signed up for the pathway learning conferences on Monday 19 and Wednesday 21 March.  A reminder that school will be closed from 12.40pm on Monday to accommodate these.
These conferences provide an opportunity for students to share their learning pathways with you and show off the fabulous work they have been doing. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

Thanks for the egg cartons, please keep them trickling in. We are about halfway to being able to plant our garden.

The children are loving Flexi Fridays which we are now combining with the Titoki Team. Students can choose activities in both Kowhai and Titoki spaces. During this time students have the opportunity to be teacher in a student led workshop, this is an opportunity for your child to teach their peers about something they are passionate about or good at.

Some ideas might be: how to make something, sports skills, arts and crafts (bookmarks, cards, head masks, shakers etc) dance routines, baking, origami etc.

The child plans the activity and brings along the materials needed for the workshop (up to 5 children).  Please encourage your child to think of something they would like to take a workshop on.  We can supply basic materials such as scissors, glue and paper but please bring your own resources if extra is required. Your child will bring home a workshop sheet which they will need help filling out – if it is not convenient for your child to run the workshop that week please let us know.

 Our expectation is that each child will complete one workshop throughout the year.

Once again, we are delighted with the great start to the year – thanks for all your help and support. Please feel free to email us with any issues or questions.

Best Wishes
Annette, Lucinda and Natalie

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