Deep into the Snow

On an early morning in September, the children and parents of Pukeokahu travelled to Whakapapa ski field, on Mt Ruapehu. We went straight to ski hire and grabbed the gear we needed. Our first stop was the learner’s slope for a quick practise while we were waiting for our instructors. Then we were split into two groups and went with our instructors for our lesson. We learnt lots. When we got cold we went to the cafe for a hot drink and food to warm up.

After we had finished skiing we climbed up to the Rotorua Ski hut, carrying our bags, and met the class from Birkdale school that was staying there too. Dinner was hot and SPICY, but really delicious. Dessert was waffles, maple syrup and ice cream.

Once we had eaten dessert we all relaxed in the lounge, Birkdale school invited us to join them in a game of charades.

 

After a good nights sleep,  we packed up our bags and headed back to Ohakune for lunch and then off to do some rock climbing. That was a really fun experience.

This ski trip was epic. Thanks Mrs Casey and parents.

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Friday Music

Every Friday Chrissie and Paula come out to our school and teach music. We are learning to play ukuleles, a melodica, kazoos, recorders and drums.

We know how to sing (and play our instruments to) In The Jungle.

We are also composing our own song about growing fruit and vegetables to the tune of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean.

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Science Fair

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For the Science Fair, the judges said, “Great idea and good photos. Your idea needs a little more work to get results that we can test. What happened with the drink test? A little more detail would have been good.”     Keeva

 

 

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When we went to the Science Fair we saw heaps of cool science projects. The judges commented on our science.

They said, “Great problem solving going on here. You figured out the problem you had and came to a logical conclusion. Your photos show a great process and teamwork. Well done.”  Kawana

 

 

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On the day the science fair was on, we looked at all the projects. The project that Kawana, Hunter and I did was called “Rocket Boat.”

The judges’ comments were, “Great problem solving going on here! You figured out the problem you had and came to a logical conclusion. Your photos show a great process and teamwork well done!”

Pippa

 

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The Science Fair was on Monday the 25 of June 2018. I read the judges’ comments. It said, “Great idea and good photos!

Your idea needs a little more work to get results that we can trust. What happened with the drinks test?  A little more detail would have been good.”

Keeva and I forgot to do the drink test – one of the most important tests.

We had lots of fun.    Tor

 

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For the Science Fair, the judges commented on my work and they said…..

“Gosh, you had to work hard to fix these problems. Good on you for not giving up and continuing to research instead. Your results are a little confusing so more detail would have been good.”

I wasn’t actually there, but the Science Fair sounded fun!      Isla.

 

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For the Science Fair, the judges said, “A good idea for an investigation. A simple method gave you a clear set of results. For next time think about a graph of your results and evaluating your experiment.”

At the Science Fair, there were lots of cool experiments. The one I liked the most was the growing gummy bears. All you need is:

16x gummy bears. 

4 containers.

Ruler.

Plate.

Spoon.

White vinegar.

Lemon juice.

Water.

Red wine vinegar ½ cups.

Even though I didn’t win. I loved that we got the chance to participate in the Science Fair.    Tiana

 

Zero Waste

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On Monday Mrs Goodall came and showed us how to make little pets out of cans. I made a chicken with eyes and a beak.

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On Monday the 18th Mrs Goodall came to teach us about reusing, recycling and compost. Once she had finished talking to us about it we made our own recycled pencil holders! I tried to make a ladybird it didn’t work out how I wanted it to. Once we all had finished we learnt about water. It was really fun

Isla.

On the 18th of June Mrs Goodall (from Zero Waste) come to our school. She told us how to make pencil holder. I made a bunny. Two people made a bunny.

Keeva

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