Thursday, August 28, 2014

Money doesn't grow on trees; so what does?

We were wondering why money doesn't grow on trees. Catherine and Robyn came to teach us about plants, trees and things that grow on trees. 
They told us things that grow on trees. They showed us leaves, branches, flowers, bark, fruit, walnuts, lichen and fungi. 
When we were exploring the things that grow on trees it felt like nature was flowing through us.

We planted a kahikatia tree and sang the kahikatia song to bless our tree. We are excited to watch it grow and we talked about coming back to check on our tree in the future. We were told the kahikatia can grow to be very tall and strong. Even taller than our very own redwood tree.

Do you know what grows on trees? 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Welcome Te Mata School

Our principal Pippa spoke to her daughter who teaches at Te Mata School and they agreed to come to our school for a visit. We had an amazing powhiri when Te Mata school arrived. We started off with waiata and then the Kapa Haka performed. We shared our mihi and some students from Te Mata shared their mihi too. We enjoyed listening to Te Mata sing a song to us. We are showing them what we do at Hamilton East School.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ned and Kylie came to Hamilton East School

Kylie came to talk to us about Ned and she talked to us about being champions at our learning. To be a champion we need to set goals and persist. That means sometimes we take tiny steps towards our goal. Kylie told us some stories about Ned this morning. She asked us to put out our hands and put a goal in each hand. Now we have a couple of goals to achieve. Kylie does lots of yoyo tricks. 

At the end Kylie ripped up a tissue into bits, then she put the tissue inside her mouth. When she went to take the tissue out it was a long rainbow rope. 

Ned is an acronym. Ned stands for 
Never give up,
Encourage others,
Do your best!
Kylie quizzed us at the end of the show and she gave a yoyo to one of the people who answered her questions. 

 What are the goals that you are working on?