Monday, February 29, 2016

Bucket Filling!

We have been focusing on filling people's buckets with kindness in Pod 2. Ask your children to explain to you what bucket fillers and bucket dippers do! 

Thursday, February 25, 2016


We went to Harold today and talked about our Mind Masters and Head Hasslers. Our mind masters fill our bucket while our head Hasslers empty our buckets. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Jake's sorting activity

Jake sorted his groups by: 
• Have wings
• Have beaks
• Farm animals
• Have tails
• Have wheels


Lily finally and out of her chrysalis after 14 days! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Word Zone

Here are some children learning from each other in the word zone at Pataitai Stations. What a fun way to practise reading and writing skills!


Lily's chrysalis is beginning to change colour! Do you think we might see her flying around room 6 tomorrow morning? 

Maths Goal

Logan spent a busy time practising writing numbers!


Will Claire get wet?  We pushed pencils into a plastic bag with water yet no water came out?  WHY?


Will Claire get wet?  We pushed pencils into a plastic bag with water yet no water came out?  WHY?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Life Education Trust Visit

We have been visiting Harold the giraffe in the Life Education trust mobile classroom. He has been helping us learn all about friendships. We can be 'bucket fillers' or 'bucket dippers'. You can easily fill someone's bucket with happiness - ask your child how they can do so.  

Nature table

Thank you George for bringing in a skink from home! We loved looking through the magnifying glass, watching it move around! 

Kaitlyn bought a real birds nest in to show the children today. Her grandad found it in an old tree he was cutting down! How cool!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Challenge - DONE!

We are all so proud of our tamariki in Pod 2! What a day! Thank you to all our parents for supporting us and coming along to cheer everyone on!! 

Room 7 

Room 5

Room 8

Room 6

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Science is cool!

Vacuum fun!

Wet day lunch means we had to bring out the vacuum to clean up our crumbs! The boys were so excited to see the crumbs being sucked up into the machine! Thank you boys for helping to keep our pod sparkly clean!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Science - Experiment

What happens when you add Mentos to a bottle of Diet Coke?

Something really cool!

The gas released by the mentos pushes all of the liquid up and out of the bottle for a huge explosion

Monday, February 15, 2016


Sarah came out of her chrysalis after 11 days! Needless to say excitement was at an all time high in Pod 2!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


We have been learning about statistics in Pod 2! Today the children in rm6 practiced sorting different objects...please come in and talk to the children about the different graphs we have made!!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sarah the caterpillar

Beginning to change! How long do you think it will take for her to become a beautiful butterfly?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Challenge Wanaka!

We are getting excited about the up and coming triathlon. We believe the triathalon is a fantastic way for our school to connect with a local community event, and this fits perfectly with our strategic focus which is “Linking in with the Community”. You must register your child online at the Challenge Wanaka website  Remember to enter the promo code wanakaprimary16 to receive the free entry. Registrations close on Friday 12th of February. Please note that if you would like to help your child in the transition area, you MUST register to be a volunteer on the website. Only registered volunteers are allowed in the transition area. However, you are more than welcome to assist your child around the track on their bikes if they need your support.  Children to wear appropriate sportswear, if possible in their tribe colours.  No uniform required. We look forward to seeing you all there! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Our first day!

We had a wonderful first day in Pod 2 exploring our classrooms...

Making word puzzles in the Word Zone

Exploring different textures with our Kinetic Sand

Choosing a Pataitai activity

Writing the alphabet!

Observing our caterpillars Lily and Sarah

Does it Float or Sink?

Observing and describing our 3 fish!

Creating art in our Creative Zone