Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What a year it has been!

Thank you whanau for all the support you have given to us during this year. Every year our sense of whanau grows stronger and we appreciate your continued piripono (loyalty) to our school.

Unless our children are moving onto intermediate next year, we hope to see all of our children back at Yendarra in 2016. We have already started planning two big school trips, the first to the Auckland Zoo and the second is to the Rocky Shore as well as many exciting visitors, shows and trips throughout the year.

To show our appreciation of your piripono (loyalty) all children who are back at Yendarra School by 19 February as well as any new children, will receive their stationary and a sun hat FREE. That is a saving of $35 per child!

We hope you have a peaceful, love-filled and happy Christmas with your loved ones.

Looking forward to seeing you all back in 2016.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Blessings

Room 4 wanted to make our families a special Christmas card to say 'thanks for all the wonderful things' they have done for us throughout the year.

We rolled our block with printing ink and it was really cool as the ink made a squishy sound.

Mahine loved the ooey, gooey, sticky feel of the printing ink.

Danneli pressed down a clean piece of paper over her inked block and heavily rolled it. When she could see the outline of her Christmas tree she gently peeled the paper back.

Wow! Evan loved the look of his print. The tree was a shiny green colour and it had a clear white outline.

We made glitter stars to place on the top of our trees.
Lastly we wrote our own special message to our families on the inside of our card.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas, many blessings to you and your family.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Room 5's Creepy Crawly Visitor!

We have had a creepy crawly visitor in Room 5 this week....

A daddy long legs spider!

We loved watching him move and did some writing about his time in our class room. 

"I saw the spider creeping on to the big smart board. The spider went down the table with his 8 legs."
- Sylvia

"The spider was awesome. He walked on the smart board."

"I saw the little spider climbing. He is Room 5's friend."
- Teaharnie
"I saw the spider climb over the table. I would like to be his friend and play hide and seek. It will be fun."

"We saw the spider under the table. He made a web and was climbing it."

"The grey spider is cool, I liked when he climbed on the sticker charts."

We loved our spider visitor!