Monday, September 21, 2020

Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori - Whakatauki

This year for Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori, we had a rotation around the different classes in our Team. and tried a variety of different activities - dramatising a Maori myth, kowhaiwhai colouring, harakeke weaving and string games.

Brooke our Teacher Aide - an 'old Room 10, she features in some of the first ever Room 10 blog posts. 

In Room 10, the school whakatauki were looked at, and posters were created to show these, and their relevance to Tokoroa Intermediate:


Microscopic Beasts - why keeping hands clean is important.

Once we got back to school after Lockdown (and again when we recently returned to Level 2), hand washing and sanitising became very important and a regular part of our classroom routines. 
A very cool activity was found online that showed why it is important to do this. two groups were tasked with reading instructions and setting up the experiments. 
The plastic bags with the bread in for each experiment were stapled up on the class wall where the arrival of microorganisms could be easily seen: 

Get New Zealand Writing - a great School Kit project

Room 10 does the Get New Zealand Writing project at the start of the year, it is supplied by a company in Hamilton that links classes all over the country. Stationery to complete the charts are provided by Warehouse Stationery,and the courier bags are supplied and collected.
Not only all that but each year the project introduces new forms of poetry and writing experiences - a truly worthwhile project to take part in. 
Although this was done during and after Lockdown, way back in April - May, it shows more of the work done by the class.
Thanks School Kit we look forward to seeing what the 2021 version 
will involve and who we will get paired with ...