Pokeno School

WELCOME TO ROOM EIGHT!

Room 8 Parents:
If you have never received an email from me, please email my email address below to ensure I have the correct contact email. 

v.mccarthy@pokeno.school.nz

Home Learning E-Letter Week 6 

Good Morning Room 8, Welcome to Week 6 of online learning with Kea Whaanau.  Below is a copy of this weeks E-Letter and contains a range of recommended learning activities and can do learning activites.  This was sent out this morning, so you should all have a copy of this in your email inbox.  If you have any problems opening the attachments you can also find them located here - Pin Wheel, Fairy Tale Word Search, Narrative Structure, Roll-a-Story and Popcorn Boxes. I look forward to seeing the amazing learning you all share with me.   Take care and stay safe everybody. Kind Regards, Mrs McCarthy.

Home Learning E-Letter Week 5  

Good Morning Room 8, Welcome back to online learning with Kea Whaanau. Hopefully this will be for a short time, but we have got this covered and like last time we will be providing you with a variety of learning opportunities. Below is a copy of this weeks E-Letter and contains a range of recommended learning activities and can do learning activites.  This was sent out this morning, so you should all have a copy of this in your email inbox.  If you have any problems opening the attachments you can also find them located here - explode the moment, design a New Zealand bank note  & Term 3's Week 5 E-Letter.  I look forward to seeing the amazing learning you all share with me.   Take care and stay safe everybody. Kind Regards, Mrs McCarthy.


Explode the Moment

Finished the "Explode the Moment" task in your home learning this week?  Once you have filled in the explode the moment sheet, turn it into a Moment in time writing piece, so write about your picture and include all of your senses in it - explore your words and use some WOW words to "show" me what is happening in the picture instead of "telling me" what is happening.  For example if you have a picture of an old man standing in the grass if you were telling me about the picture you might write - The old man stood in the grass and relaxed as the sun went down.  But if you were 

showing me you might write: The grass caressed his feet and a smile softened his eyes. A hot puff of air brushed against his wrinkled cheek as the sky paled yellow, then crimson, and within a breath, electric indigo. It's about developing the sentence so that I feel like I am there in the moment (Moment in time) your words are showing me what's happening and making me feel like I am right there with you, not just telling what is happening.  Then tell me about what he hears, feels and thinks as he stands there alone... create a Moment in time story for me.


COMPETITION TIME!!!

Last updated: Sunday 30th August 2020
RE: Top Hours This Week, WL: Top Hours Overall & M: Top Hours This Week

READING EGGSPRESS   
1. Caitlin McGrath: 2.6hrs
2. Ashton Currie: 2.4hrs
 3. Tommy Webb: 1.3hrs
4. Tyler Hazell: 1.2rs
5. Tayla McNab: 1.1hrs

WRITING LEGENDS 
1. Ava Smith: 509 mins
2. Caitlin McGrath: 333 mins
3. Hamza Ali: 301 mins
4.  Gugu Ngwenya: 242 mins
5.  Jarred Booker: 217 mins

MATHLETICS
1. Maddison Beeby: 5h 53m 
2. Caitlin McGrath: 2h 44m
3. Ashton Currie: 2h 33m
4. Ava Smith: 2h 21m
5. Harley Ronaki 2h 10m

CONGRATULATIONS! 
Reading Eggspress Medal Winners:
BRONZE:  (Year 6):
One Medal: Hayley White, Rean Styles, Paige Leywood, Welkin Ashby

Three Medals:
Kayla Ndemera
Five Medals: Peter Kumar

Year 5: 
One Medal: Caydn Bertling, Chace Sherwin, Flynn Harrod, Tayla McNab, Peter Kumar
Two Medals: Caitlin McGrath
Three Medals: Hamza Ali, Harley Ronaki, Ashton Currie
Seven Medals: A
va Smith

 SILVER: 
One Medal: Cadyn Bertling, Peter Kumar, Hamza Ali, Chace Sherwin and Ava Smith 

Mathletics Certificate Winners:

BRONZE MEDALS:

One: Welkin, Tyler, Hosea, Paige, Lincoln, Peter and Tommy.
Two: MJ, Jonathan, Cadyn, Ashton, Tayla, Chace, Kora and Regan.
Four: Jarred, Ella and Hayley.
Five: Kayla and Gugu.
Six: Brooke
Seven: Flynn and Hamza.
Eight: Ava and Harley.
Nine: Caitlin
Seventeen: Maddison



SILVER WINNERS:

One: Jarred, Caitlin, Ella, Harley, Kayla, Gugu, Brooke, Hamza and Ava
Two: Harley and Flynn.
Three: Maddison


GOLD WINNERS:

One: Maddison and Harley.


APPRECIATION BUBBLES!

Today we blew bubbles to show our appreciation for everybody who has given us something to be thankful for over the past 7 weeks. It was amazing hearing the stories from the Room 8 children, they are thankful to so many people. As we blew our bubbles, we thought of the person and gave thanks to what we appreciated.


Welcome to Term Two in Level Three!

Please see the e-letters below for our online learning for Level 3.


Kea Whaanau E-Letter 8

Good Morning Room 8 and Welcome to Week 5, Term 2.  You will have received the new format E-Letter this morning.  This weeks E-Letter contains New Zealand Sign Language Week activites.  You will find a list of suggested activities and can do activities.  You can find the E-Letter here if you need access.  Enjoy, and I cant wait to see your learning for this week.

Kea Whaanau E-Letter 7

Kia Ora Room 8, today our E-Letter looks a little different from previous E-Letters.  This E-Letter is to introduce to new format that we will be sending out as of next week.  Keep working on the activities set at the start of the week, and be sure to check out the Mother's Day activities attached.  You can find the heart pocket here and a Mother's Day card template here.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Kea Whaanau E-Letter 6

Good Morning Room 8 and Welcome to Week 4 of Term 2.  This week we are looking at Science: Kitchen Chemistry!  You can find the E-Letter in the tab below.  You can also access the Kitchen Sink Science Activities here if you need to.  Have a wonderful week, and I look forward to seeing all of your amazing learning this week around Kitchen Chemistry! 

Kea Whaanau E-Letter 5

BING! You have mail! E-Letter 5 should have found its way to your inbox. 
This newsletter has an environmental awareness focus and a number of great little tasks you can do from home. You can access the plant journal here if you plan to do some growing activities.  Please find the link to E-Letter 5 in the quick reference links above.  Have a wonderful day!

Kea Whaanau E-Letter 4: Artemis Fowl Activities   
Morning Room 8, hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.  Hopefully you will all have received the E-Letter 4 that was sent out this morning.  The Artemis Fowl Activities can also be accessed in the below slide show.  Please feel free to share your learning with me again from this week, I would love to see it.  If for some reason you have not received today's E-Letter update you will be able to find it located in the above button 'E-Letter 4'.  The link for the full Artemis Fowl PDF text can be found here. Enjoy!


WRITING FUN
Wanting to do some writing, but struggling to come up with some writing ideas? Have a go at this roll-a-story activity! Simply roll your dice to choose your character, setting and plot, then let your creativity and imagination take over.


Our Friends at Eeny Meeny have a great Competition Running...
 YOUR MISSION IS To...

Create an Eeny Meeny monster of your choice out of anything you like. You might paint it, draw it, sculpt it or even build it from Lego. The more creative the better! Be sure to choose from one of the Eeny Meeny monsters above. Enter as many times as you like. This competition opens 16 April 2020 and expires at midnight 27 April. 
Click Here For More Details


RAIL LINK ARTWORK
Primary school artwork for Aotea Station CRL is calling on all primary school-aged kids (5 - 11) from across New Zealand to paint and draw images that will then be fired onto ceramic tiles and used to decorate our new CRL Aotea underground station. What an awesome thing to be a part of! Check it out!
RAIL LINK WEBSITE

ART FOR KIDS HUB
Does your child love to draw or design? Check out this awesome YouTube family to see some amazing drawing tutorials!
ENJOY!!

UPSTART MAGAZINE

Hey Room 8, check this out! 
Thank you to Miss Lee and Mrs Flint for making this opportunity possible for our Kea Whaanau Learners. Click the link here to explore the April/May edition of the magazine, read what other children around NZ have written, enter the competitions to win prizes!

HAVE FUN!!!!

WANTING TO DO A BIT OF SCIENCE AT HOME?
Try checking out Nano Girl. She does some pretty awesome experiments your child/children could follow along with. 

HAVE FUN GUYS!!


What have you been doing?

I love doing puzzles and Reading, so I have been working away completing puzzles with my family and reading books! My favourite puzzles are the WASGIJ, do you like them too? Have you tried doing any online puzzles? Here are some links you could visit:
Jigsaw Planet / Online Jigsaw Puzzles / Hello Kids Animal Puzzles
Below are some images of my household during the lock down, my nephew Zac has kept us all extremely busy with how much energy he has. How have you kept your family busy?


ROOM 8: At Home Learning 

Remember to email me photos of the awesome activities and learning experiences you are doing at home, so that I can put them on our class webpage.

I look forward to seeing what other things Room 8 students have been up to during the lock down period!

LOOK WHAT CAITLIN HAS BEEN DOING!!!
Caitlin has been a very busy girl during Level 4 and Level 3. Take a look at all of the activities she has been getting up to at home with her sister (Haylee), her mum and her dad! It looks like Caitlin's house has been a lot of fun with a lot of different learning activities.

LOOK WHAT TOMMY HAS BEEN DOING!!!
 Check out what Tommy has been doing since he's been back at school during Level 3 - Reading Eggspress, Mathletics, Writing Legends, Art (Painting), Obstacle Courses and a bit of Chalk Writing.

LOOK WHAT AVA HAS BEEN DOING!!

Ava has been following recipes in the kitchen and cooking up a storm. YUM!! She has also been writing some very creative stories! I can't wait to read them! Check out Ava's Covid 19 Essentials poster below for advice on how to stay safe!

LOOK WHAT JARRED HAS BEEN DOING!! 

 It's a camp out kind of night for Jarred tonight! Nothing like enjoying a night of camping in the middle of the living room with your best mate (Bolt the dog) and getting to watch a movie too! How fun, look how comfortable they both look! Has anybody else had a camping session over the past few weeks? 

Here we also have Jarred on his super cool go kart and doing a bit of school work! Looks like Jarred has been a busy boy!

LOOK WHAT HARLEY HAS BEEN DOING!!

Harley has been getting very creative during this lock down period. He has created his very own comic book series!  I can't wait to see the finished series when we get back to school, maybe we could even put them in our class library for people to read? 

Look at that awesome time capsule Harley has been working on! I wonder what sort of thing she has written about?

LOOK WHAT NOAH HAS BEEN DOING! 

The Campbell house hold has been very busy over the past three weeks. Noah has been super busy cooking/baking and learning the importance of following the recipe but also getting creative with it. Both him and his sister have also been learning the importance of working together instead of against each other, by learning about their Family and doing up a family tree.  Noah has been exploring his sight words by writing them all down and creating sentences out of each one. He has been a very busy boy using Reading Eggspress, Mathletics and Writing Legends. Noah also got creative and built a massive fort which he camped out in for a couple of nights.
Check out some of Noah's Artemis Fowl work and spelling below!

WOW Noah, it looks like you have created some great memories during this lock down!

LOOK WHAT THE MAIN FAMILY HAVE BEEN DOING!

The Main family have been getting very creative over this lock down period. Here we have a photo of the girls getting creative with some arts and crafts! I can't wait to see what sorts of things they all made!

The Main family have also been on family walks to feed the ducks, completed scavenger hunts and been doing Go Noodles.

LOOK WHAT REGAN HAS BEEN DOING!!!

Here we have a photo of some Handwriting Regan has been practicing. I can see that he is working really hard to form his tall letters to the top and lower case letters to the centre line. 
WOW look at the work Regan has done for ANZAC day! I can see how much effort he has put in. 

Look how Regan and his family showed their respects on ANZAC Day. Regan and his siblings made homemade lanterns, how awesome is that!

LOOK WHAT ASHTON HAS BEEN DOING!!! 

Yummy! Ashton had a cooking lesson, look at the delicious burger he made for dinner last night. 
Here we also have Ashton being a busy boy completing tasks with his family. Look how awesome his ANZAC Day artwork is!

LOOK WHAT GUGULETHU HAS BEEN DOING!!!

Gugu has been working hard with her family to complete her weekly tasks. Look how much effort she has put into her work. Well done Gugu. Check out the awesome homemade robot Gugu has made! Keep up the great work! 

LOOK WHAT FLYNN HAS BEEN DOING!!

Flynn has been keeping very busy during learning hours at home. Look at the range of things he has been getting up to. Here we have Flynn doing a bit of morning exercise, showing his creative ANZAC work and laying in his very creative cave he made.

LOOK WHAT ELLA HAS BEEN DOING!!
Check out these awesome bunny creations Ella and her mum made for Easter.


HOMEWORK

Homework ABC Template

Homework Topics for Term 1 
Week 1 - No Homework( CAMP) 
* Week 3 - Climate Change 
* Week 5-  Australian Bush fires 
* Week 7 - NZ Disaster (Last 15 years) 
* Week 9 - NZ Disaster (Before 2005) 


DAVID WALLIAMS
Audio Books 

 Elevenses with The World of David Walliams.
Are you looking for something to do while you're at home and you enjoy a good David Walliams story?  Follow the link below and you can listen to a different David Walliams story each day! 

 World of David Walliams


2020 CHALLENGE CAMP  

 February 10th - February 12th  

Our Kea Whaanau students had such an amazing time while they were away on camp.  They were all faced with many challenges to put them out of their comfort zones and participated in many team building exercises with people they hadn't worked with before.

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