Have a look at this clip from You Tube.
Next week we will be looking at, and analysing, graphs during maths time.
Next Tuesday we are hoping to share some special items that tell us about the Identity of another culture/country.
If children could please bring in something to talk about, that would be much appreciated. I can store precious items in my office and they can be taken home that evening.
Some examples: chopsticks for eating, clothing for festivals etc.
Tomorrow we will be in the city at Capital E.
We will be leaving school shortly after 9am, and returning by 3pm. Please ensure your child has a lunchbox and drink bottle, and their sunhat. If the weather is looking a little chilly it might be a good idea to pack a jacket.
Below is some more information:
Whales will be stranding in Odlins Plaza over the next two weeks – but don’t panic – there will be school kids on hand to save them.
Odlins will be transformed into the ‘Odd Lands’ as part of Capital E’s National Arts Festival, New Zealand’s biggest festival for children, which runs March 13-25.
Festival organiser Melanie Hamilton says it’s a new addition to the biennial festival with an aim to get children engaged more directly with art and artists.
“We’ve created it so children can experience the vibrant immediacy and personal engagement that outdoor, participatory art forms offer,” she says.
“It also demonstrates that amazing performance experiences can be found outside of traditional theatre spaces.”
Education groups taking part in a festival package will be be taken down to Odd Lands, where they can see and take part in participatory performance, sculpture making, cultural performances and physical comedy.
Binge Culture’s participatory performance involves ‘whales’ swimming, singing and playing through the city.
When they ‘strand’ they need the help of the children to get safely back to the ocean.
There will also be “daring aerial work” from circus artists and roving entertainment, Hamilton says.
Capital E works to make the festival as accessible as possible for schools by supporting bus travel and offering subsidised tickets.
Hamilton says the first festival was in 2003 and it has since grown into New Zealand’s largest arts festival for children.
“It’s about accessibility to arts experiences of the highest quality,” she says.
“Capital E aims is to ignite and fuel children’s creative spark, helping them to become confident, capable, creative citizens of the future.”
* Around 1800 students are expected to participate in the Odd Lands experience each weekday during the Festival.
* The 2017 festival public programme features 11 different productions with 14 total performances.
* The festival takes place at various Wellington venues from March 13 to March 25. To see the full festival line-up and to purchase tickets, see capitale.org.nz.
Tomorrow we will be visiting the Karori Library.
Children will need to bring along their library cards if they would like to issue a book.
Children will be bringing home an ICT User Agreement form that we have written together.
Could you please go through this with your child.
The back page needs to be signed and returned back to class asap.
We have 2 families running “walking bus” to school, from Cornford St. Kids gather outside a house at the end of the street, and an adult walks them 8:20am to the school.
If you know any families interested in joining, please let them know, I will provide all details.