Thursday, November 30, 2017

Science Experiment 1 - What does yeast need to be active?

We wanted to see what yeast needed in order for it to be active.  We put different things in each jar and watched to see what happened.  In the first jar we put cold water and salt, in the second jar is cold water and sugar, in the third jar is warm water, in the fourth jar is warm water and salt, in the fifth jar there is warm water and sugar.  We put a teaspoon of yeast in every jar and this is the result.

We learnt that yeast needs sugar and warm water or cold water to be active.  But it worked best with warm water.

Our Afternoon with Ruben

Ruben on the slide backwards!

Last Friday Ruben came to school. We took him for a tour from our classroom to the Rainbow Playground.  He liked to slide down the slide on the Rainbow Playground.  We showed him the sandpit on middle and he liked throwing the sand up in the air.  Ruben is Mrs Maunsell's grandson.

Written and photographed by Evanijah

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Wild Robot - Chapter Chat - Week 5

There has been a lot of conversation and building of lodges this week, both at school on Putikitiki and at home.  A number of students from our class took up the homework challenge to make a Lodge this week.  They were all greeted with such admiration when they arrived at school, even though they were all different. Please check out the chosen highlights on Chapter Chats Facebook page.

Highlights from Week 5

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Wild Robot - Chapter Chat - Week 4

This week we made posters that explain "How to deal with someone who is being unkind."  Several of our posters were featured on Chapter Chat's Facebook page under the highlights for Week 4.  We also had some two pieces of art featured.  We drew what we thought the Robot's Graveyard would look like, based on what we read in the book. 

Please have a look at the highlights for Week 4's Chapter Chat  - click here

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Wild Robot - Chapter Chat for Term 4

Both the students of Room 15 and Mrs Maunsell enjoyed being part of Chapter Chat in Term 3 so much that we are taking part of Chapter Chat again in Term 4.  We have had a very busy 9 days back at school this term.  Here is the link to some of the tasks that have been shared among the Chapter Chat community for week 2:  Chapter Chat Highlights

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Today our art installation "Remembering those who fought for us" was installed. It looks absolutely amazing. We hope you are able to come and enjoy the Outdoor Art Exhibition with us tomorrow evening Thursday 28 September at 5 pm.

This is a sneak peek of what we have been working on:

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Day 5 - Mojo Puts it all Together

In Week 4 we watch the final episode of the Growth Mindset videos.  Please take a minute to watch this with your child and discuss the questions that follow.

Click here to watch Mojo Puts it All Together