Friday, October 25, 2019

Peanut Butter Cookies

Today we made Peanut Butter Cookies using our Pic's peanut butter we won from Squawk squad. Six students went with Sharlene to help make these delicious cookies.

The recipe is incredibly easy, with only three ingredients - 1 cup sugar, 1 cup peanut butter and 1 egg.

There were so many cookies, that we were able to share them with the three junior classrooms.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Surfing at Ahipara Beach

On Tuesday, our two senior classes, Te Puawai and Te Kauru, went to Ahipara beach to participate in the 'Have a go' surf day.  When we got there, we piled ourselves into 'Sup Bros' headquarters for a safety chat. The students were great and knew all the answers for keeping themselves safe in the water and in a rip.  They were also able to identify the parts of a surfboard.  Our instructors were great. They each had a 'superpower' which they shared with the students. These ranged from being able to share their 'stoke', punching sharks, lightning-fast swimming and more.

Top and bottom left: Te Kauru and Te Puawai crammed in the Surf Bro's headquarters.
Both right: Our surf instructors sharing their superpowers.
After our safety briefing, our classes were split into three groups. We rotated around three stations for the day; snacks and games at headquarters, games on the beach and surfing.

On the beach we played frisbee, bat down and the hose game. Some students were building sandcastles and others were being buried. 

Top left - Oscar, right - Gemini
Bottom left - June, right - Oscar
Top left - Frano, right - Manaia
Bottom left - Group 2, right - Tristan

A huge thank you to our lovely whanau who are always there to support our outdoor excursions. Without our parents, we would not be able to provide our students were experiences outside of the classroom. 
A shout out to our very patient, amazing surfing superheroes. They were able to help all our students get up on their boards and achieve that feeling of 'stoke'. Thank you!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Earthquake Drill

Today we participated in the national shakeout drill. This took place around New Zealand at 1:30pm.  Our class is learning about natural disasters in New Zealand. Students are choosing their disaster, learning all about it and making an escape plan to keep themselves safe. This was great realtime learning for the students.

Students hiding under their desks. 
After the drill, Mrs Davan took us outside to show us where to go in case of a tsunami. Our school is very close to the beach, but luckily we have a big hill next to our school that we could climb up in the event of an emergency.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ka Pai Kai - Group 5

This week we had our last Ka Pai Kai session with Anna.
Group 5 made yummy apple crumble for the rest of the class. Not everyone enjoyed the cooked apples. But for some, it was delicious and they wanted more!

Thank you Anna for coming to our school each week to take a new group for cooking. We loved this experience and looking forward to go to cooking classes next year at Intermediate.