Pokeno School

Welcome to Term 4

It's been a different kind of holiday break as we were "stuck" in Level 3 lockdown.  I do hope you got out and met up for some picnics. It's nice to socialise with family and friends on some level as online meetings aren't the same. Hopefully, we will see each other at school soon, until then we'll be continuing with online learning. Please continue to email me your work or whatever you've been up to so I can share here to show everyone in Room 8. Meanwhile, take care and stay safe. 

 Miss Delany


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Virtual Library

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Kea Whanau Writing Lounge

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Term 4, Week 7 E-Letter

Welcome to Week 7! 

 It was so good to see so many of our class back last week.  With this being our second week of being back at school part time our learning will continue to be based on the learning activities in our e-letter.  So, if you are still learning from home you aren’t missing out but we are missing you.  Thank you again for the support with the activities in the e-letters.  We, as teachers, have been really excited to see the continued interest in the activities.   

 Here is our E-Letter for this week (Week 7 of Term 4). This week the ‘optional’ activities provide opportunities to make a Christmas Caravan and decorate it, complete some geometric art, grow some rock candy and create a nature collage. You also could go on a Safari walk and play some card games with your family.  Remember you can choose to do some or all of these activities.  Don’t forget you can go back to previous e-letters and complete tasks. There are some great activities to work on.   

 Please keep sharing photos with me so I can add your learning to the page.  Have a fun week!

Term 4, Week 6 E-Letter

This week, 22-26 November, will be an exciting week for some of you as you come back to school for 3 days. Others will continue learning from home. For all learners at school or at home we will continue to focus our attention on the e-letter and tasks from there.  We will still expect the “Must Do’s” of Mathletics, Reading Eggspress and Writing to continue.  

Please if you are at home send us some writing so we can put it on our webpages. This week the ‘optional’ activities provide opportunities to make some gloop, create secret messages and go on an imaginary holiday. We also encourage you to listen to some music while drawing and create some 3D boxes to decorate. There are lots of fun activities to keep your mind and body busy here. Remember you can choose to do some or all of these activities.  Also, if you missed out on an activity from a previous week it is ok to go back and do that one too. We are keen for you to explore and look at activities that interest you. 

Don't forget to share photos and work with your teacher.

Week 6 Student Learning

In class, students had to follow this prompt from the Writing Classroom. This is Ava's "To Do List" for Darth Vader.

In Bubble School, on Friday, Mrs Kanon and the students made gloop or oobleck, observing the "magical" properties of the liquid or is it a solid?

Ricklynn's Moment in Time

DreamWorld 

“Thumbs up!” Said the photographer.

“Look!” I said pointing to a huge sign saying “TIGER ISLAND”. A sunny place with stones shaped like tigers and the kind of bushes that would hit your face while walking. “Cheese!” I said while mum was taking photos of me posing on top of a stone tiger. I immediately spotted a lollie shop near us. Walking inside the enormous shop I gasped because everything looked so tempting.

”Choose one.” Mum said. Eventually I chose a pink sucker to suck on while we walk. Poor dad was standing there for a while 30 minutes waiting patiently for me to make up my mind. Penguins I saw, waddling with each other, we took a photo to remember our good time at the aquarium. 

Finally, the last task to finish the day. The gentle waves and the soft sand made me feel calm and also a bit cold. I was really gonna miss dream world but I was also missing home, so we flew back. Home, at last. I was gonna miss Australia but it was so fun while it lasted.

Ronaldo's The Dragon & the Girl

Once upon a time there was a girl and her dragon. The girl had begged her parents for months to get her her own dragon. Then on her birthday her parents decided to get her her own dragon, the girl was so excited that she jumped up and gave them a big hug. That morning she took her dragon and flew up in to the sky on to a mountain. She sat on her dragon as she looked at the and beyond sighed as she said it’s so beautiful up here. The girl knew it would be a great idea to come up here on her birthday and was glad she did. Then the girl and her pet dragon flew down back home the girl told her where has be and she saw they could not believe what they were hearing. The girl and the fire breathing dragon were so close and best friends.

The Dragon and the Girl

by Jaspal

It was September, 1994. Lori was walking home. Her mom said that she would be at work, and there is dinner in the fridge. Recently, his dad had died from an unknown disease. Since then, mom has been very quiet. While arriving half way, Lori spotted something in the corner of her eye. She pushed the bushes out of her way. There was something black, sitting on the grass. She threw a rock to make a noise. The unknown figure turned its head. It was a cat. Lori decided to take it with it home. Home, where humans are living. Lori didn't know what gender the cat was. By the look of it, she assumed it was a girl. She named it “Candy”. 

Candy looked a bit dirty, so Lori took her to the bathroom where the water was. She knew that cats would hate water but she thought that she might be different. When she placed Candy in the water, she got her answer. But her answer was different than she expected. The cat floated in the air. After seconds in shock, it shed its skin into something that Lori never saw or imagined before. It turned into this creature, this big creature. It had big teeth, and vicious eyes. It was a dragon. She was frozen for a moment. The dragon was staring at her. It looked like it was staring into her soul. The dragon suddenly made its movement. It opened its mouth. 

 It let out a gust of fire that burned Lori's face. Lori ran and screamed. Mom was not coming home for another hour. She flew towards the door, but it wouldn't budge. She thought of her mother. Memories flashed through her mind. She saw things that she never saw before. Her heart was pounding. She saw a sharp pocket knife on the coffee table next to her. She quickly grabbed it. The dragon was about to strike. Lori had cut the dragon's throat off. Green goo poured out. She was saved! But, she didn't know, she was doomed. The dragon shed it's skin. This time, something beyond what Lori saw before. It was glowing, glowing in a dark figure. Its eyes were purple. Its teeth were sharper. It turned even more aggressive than before. Just when Lori was about to think, It grew dark. There was nothing. She, herself, was gone. She was devoured by the beast.

 That's where her story ends. Her mother soon came later. She herself was also a victim of the beast.  Lori never had dinner, but the dragon did. The dragon got angry because it was not a girl, it was a boy.

In Room 8, at bubble school, we were busy dreaming up our DREAM holidays, where money wasn't a problem. Check out our slideshow plans.


Online Platform Shout Outs

Mathletics Awards go to...

These students logged in and completed some Mathletics too:
Jack, Austin, Ava, Fletcher, Jaspal, Amrin, MJ, Jarred, Ricklynn, Charlotte, Chelsea, Mase

Ngatoki

Ngatoki
Deni
Angad
Mila
Ronaldo
Yehen

Reading Eggspress and Epic!

Well done to:

Aimee
Angad
Amrin
Mila
Ava
Charlee
Jaspal
Ngatoki
Ricklynn
Yehen

For completing online Reading Eggspress assignments.



Super reading on Epic! to these students.

Aimee
Fletcher
Mila
Yehen
Ngatoki


If you don't have books to read at home, reading online is a good option.

Term 4, Week 5 E-Letter

Malo e lelei Room 8, 

 This week, Week 5 starting Monday 15, we have more fun activities to go along with your online platforms, Mathletics and Reading Eggspress. Have some fun making the squishy circuit play dough and thinking about conductivity, learn about animal homes and/or create your own paper tiles.  

 Don’t forget, if you missed out on an activity from a previous week it is ok to go back and do that one too. This week is the second week of the 2 week project - Building Blocks of Geometry - this week it is time to create your own building. I can’t wait to see these shared with me as well as any of the work you have done. Please email me so I can comment on your achievements. 

 If you’re able to make it, I would love to see you at our scheduled Google Meet. Please see the E-Letter that was sent on Monday for the link. Just click and join! Have a good week! 

Week 5 Student Learning

Charlotte and Nila made good use of the sunshine to wash their dog, Mac. He looks like he doesn't mind all the attention either.

Online Platform Shout Outs

Mathletics Awards go to...

These students logged in and completed some Mathletics too:
Aimee, Amrin, Fletcher, Nicole, Mila, Charlotte, Ashton, Jaspal, MJ

Ronaldo

Ronaldo
Ngatoki
Angad
Deni
Yehen
Charlee
Mason
Jack
Ava

Reading Eggspress and Epic!

Well done to:

Aimee
Angad
Charlee
Yehen
Mason
Ricklynn

For completing online Reading Eggspress assignments.



Super reading on Epic! to these students.

Aimee
Fletcher
Yehen
Ava
Jack
Ngatoki



If you don't have books to read at home, reading online is a good option.

Term 4, Week 4 E-Letter

Welcome to Week 4 Room 8 

 This week (Week 4, Term 4 E-Letter) we have a variety of fun activities to go with your online platform work (Mathletics and Reading Eggspress).  While I’m not able to read with you, I am following closely the amount of time and activities that you are involving yourself with on Reading Eggspress and Mathletics.  Remember to check out some of the books in the Reading Eggs library too! 

 This week, the Optional Activities provide opportunities: to cook with the sun, learn about whitebait and create your own 3D pencil. Remember you can choose to do some or all of these activities.  Also, if you missed out on an activity from a previous week it is okay to go back and do that one too. This week there is a 2 week project as it is a lot of learning - Building Blocks of Geometry - take your time, do a little everyday, and use your imagination to explore the buildings around the world. 

 Please continue to share photos with me, so I can add your learning stories and examples of work to this page. My challenge for you is to try and make it a goal this week to send at least 1 photo to me - j.delany@pokeno.school.nz. Help make our class Webpage look amazing! 

 I hope you enjoyed your Google Meet sessions so far and have had a chance to explore the areas that Ms Watson shared with you.  This week I will be hosting and can’t wait to meet with you. If you haven’t joined a session yet, join this week!

Google Session with Miss Delany

Hi Room 8,

It was so good to see your faces at our Google Meet session on Tuesday, 9 November. I gave you TWO challenges: one for our next session, and one for your learning at home. Here they are in case you've forgotten.

I also want to sadly say goodbye and good luck to Sehal, who is leaving Pokeno School to move to Christchurch this Friday. We wish you all the best!

Week 4 Student Learning

There is an activity this week called "To Whitebait or Not to Whitebait". Fletcher has done some learning and written down some facts he discovered and published it on a Google Doc using the Room 8 Google Drive. 

He's also been doing some Geometry for Maths and has been creating different tangrams using different 2D shapes.

MJ is interested in Vikings, so after some research has put together this slideshow to educate others about some facts.

Online Platform Shout Outs

Mathletics Awards go to...

These students logged in and completed some Mathletics too:
Nicole, Ricklynn, MJ, Deni, Mila, Aimee, Ashton, Jaspal, Chelsea


Yehen

Yehen
Angad

Yehen
Angad
Ngatoki
Fletcher
Jack
Ava

Reading Eggspress and Epic!

Well done to:

Aimee
Ricklynn
Yehen
Amrin
Ashton
Charlotte
Nicole

For completing online Reading Eggspress assignments.



Super reading on Epic! to these students.

Aimee
Mila
MJ
Ngatoki
Sehal
Yehen



If you don't have books to read at home, reading online is a good option.



Term 4, Week 3 E-Letter

Kia ora Room 8,

Welcome to Week 3 of Term 4. It’s a busy time of year as we get closer to the end of the year. This week it’s Guy Fawkes on November 5th but it’s unlikely they’ll be much of a celebration with fireworks this year. If you’re unsure why New Zealand has such a celebration, check out this weeks activity in the E-Letter for Week 3, 1 November. 

 There is also a fun activity if you’re an animal lover. If you don’t have a printer, you might know how to write on a PDF, or you can just write separately on a piece of paper. 

 Don’t forget to do the core curriculum subjects: Maths, Reading and Writing by using the online platforms, including the wonderful interactive Virtual Writing lounge which has 5 prompts to get you started on a task and a tonne of resources to help you! Please share your work and adventures with your teacher so they can share them with your class. 

 Have fun with all the activities and keep looking after yourselves!

Week 3 Student Work

Ricklynn has created her own Gratitude Tree after having a think about what she is grateful for.

What are you grateful for? Is yours different to Rickylynn's? More specific?

MJ Has had a busy week learning art, science, writing and some other interesting things, like making cupcakes, and playdough. Here is just a selection.

Charlotte did some research and interviewed some family members to write this slideshow about the Pros and Cons of Guy Fawkes. What do you think?

Online Platform Shout Outs

Mathletics Awards go to...

These students logged in and completed some Mathletics too:
Fletcher, Mila, Aimee, Jaspal, Deni, Austin, MJ, Amrin, Ashton

Jack

Jack
Sehal
Ngatoki
Nicole
Angad
Ronaldo
Yehen

Reading Eggspress and Epic!

Well done to:

Aimee
Ashton
Austin
Sehal
Yehen
Nicole
Ronaldo

For completing online Reading Eggspress assignments.



Super reading on Epic! to these students.

Aimee
Angad
Mila
Ngatoki
Sehal



If you don't have books to read at home, reading online is a good option.



Term 4, Week 2 E-Letter

Hello Kea Whanau,

We’re going to have a little fun this week and have added some Halloween themed activities. We know not everyone celebrates but we all have imaginations and we need to escape this Lockdown reality just a little. This week is a short week, but we still have the same amount of activities. Keep up with your routines you have set up for weekdays to do your school work and don’t forget to share your learning - the process and the end product to your teacher, so they can see all the hard work and fun you’ve been having. Click here for the E-Letter for Week 2, Tuesday 26 October - Friday 29 October.

Room 8 Student's Share Week 2's Work

Deni has been busy this week and created two information slideshows on topics of interest to him.

Left: Nicole and Amrin met up to have a "picnic" outside to catch up and do some work from their hard packs.

Good work girls. 

Right: Angad helping to lay paving stones using measurement and geometry in a real life maths situation.


Fletcher researched and wrote an Information Report about Labour Day. 
He has used a Google Doc and shared it with me, as learned in the Google Meet he attended on Tuesday. Ka pai, Fletch!

This week I picked up some hair scrunchies that Amrin and her sister Danielle had made with their little business - just 3 for $10. After I saw Amrin, I went to pick something up from Mrs Houghton. As I got out of my car, I heard my name "MIss Delany!" I looked up and saw a very startled Ronaldo, who had just come out his front door. I laughed and joked I was coming to check up on him. He ran away to the playground. It was nice to see Amrin and Ronaldo in person. Hope you're all well and hope to see you again real soon.

Ngatoki has been busy this week. Among all the work he's done he has also been working on building this Lego Adidas show replica.

Online Platform Shout Outs

Mathletics Awards go to...

These students logged in and completed some Mathletics too:
Jarred, Austin, Aimee, Charlotte, Angad, Ashton, Charlee, Fletcher, Nicole, Ava, Amrin, Jack, Chelsea, MJ, Ronaldo

Sehal
Deni

Sehal
Ngatoki
Deni
Mila
Yehen
Jaspal

Reading Eggspress and Epic!

Well done to:

Aimee
Angad
Ashton
Austin
Deni
Jaspal
Ronaldo
Yehen
Fletcher

For completing online Reading Eggspress assignments.



Super reading on Epic! to these students.

Aimee
Angad
Chelsea
Ngatoki
Sehal



If you don't have books to read at home, reading online is a good option.



Term 4, Week 1 E-Letter

Kia ora Whanau,

We hope you're ready to get back into learning after your two week break. There are some fun, hands-on activities to keep you busy offline to mix it up with the online platform tasks too. Here is the E-Letter for the week starting Monday 18th October

We can't wait to see some photos of you creating, problem solving, writing, thinking and giving things a go, so don't forget to share your home learning with your teacher.

Room 8 Student's Share Week 1's Work

Deni has written a thrilling time travel narrative. It is published in Google Docs for everyone to read. Please click on the button to TIME TRAVEL around the world on an adventure with Liam.

Ngatoki has been busy writing acrostic poems (below left), while he drew and illustrated a map of New Zealand to identify the different regions.

Diving Giraffes by Yehen

Yehen wrote a pourquois story using the "Diving Giraffes" video prompt from the virtual writing slide.

Online Platform Shout Outs

Mathletics Awards go to...

Ngatoki

Ngatoki

Sehal
Mila
Deni
Aimee
Yehen
Angad
Ngatoki

A SPECIAL MENTION to: MJ, Fletcher, Nicole, Ashton, Amrin, Charlotte, Ava, Jarred, Jack, Vincent

FOR: logging into Mathletics and earning some points. Every bit counts!

Reading Eggspress and Epic!

Well done to:
Angad
Ashton
Deni
MJ
Sehal
Yehen
Fletcher
Amrin

For completing online Reading Eggspress assignments.



Super reading on Epic! to these students.

Aimee
Sehal
Deni
Angad
Eva
Ngatoki

If you don't have books to read at home, reading online is a good option.



Well done to all Year 5 & 6 students and their families who participated in Week 1's Kiwiana Places Kahoot! There were some tricky questions. Click here to see the podium. 

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