Thursday, 21 March 2019

Our messages - Kia Kaha Christchurch

This morning Ben told the class how he had seen all the flowers and notes left at the Botanic Gardens after last Friday. 
He suggested that our class also leave messages of support for the effected families and Muslim community. So we spent the morning creating a chain that Miss Perry will add to the wall of flowers in dedication to people lost last Friday. 

Technology Challenge - Week 7

This week our challenge was to design a cable car powered by only the materials we were supplied. 

To get our cable car to travel along a taut wire

Materials - 
1 card roll
1 sheet A4 card 
1 rubber band 
1 balloon 
1m of string 
1 paper clip 
Masking tape 

This team worked well together coming up with interesting ideas.

 The focus...

 The Year 6 boys having a good time working together.

Rm 16 Certificates- Week 7

Congratulations to Sam, Rosa and Smilla! 

We are so lucky to have such responsible girls in Room 16! 
Ka pai!! 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Morning Meditation

Some of our students are requesting that we sit and practise meditation in the mornings. Today we listened to this video.

It is amazing how quiet and calm the class is when we begin our day like this. Thank you Hugo for initiating this this morning.

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Paper Cranes For Peace

After a really nice day together, we decided to try to create origami paper planes this afternoon. 1000 Paper Cranes is a famous story we found out about representing peace and good health.

Creating the planes was a huge challenge - we are not sure we will make 1000!

Friday, 15 March 2019

Poem of Joys

This morning R17 examined Walt Whitman's Poem of Joys and wrote our own versions.

O hands off for the lurking webs
O the serene sun emerging from dusk's end
O the crashing waves embracing my spirit
O for the destiny I have found from my past.

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O jubilant friends colouring my world
Filling the darkness and liberty of the universe
The forlorn leaves drifting down
Decreasing nature
The joy of my spirit uncaged,
The happy soul stays in my heart.

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O jubilant colours eddy in my head
And greenery swirls out
Colouring the black and white
Nature that engulfs.

O light reverberating off glistening water
Splitting into plain colours
Piercing the forlorn clouds
Changing into a vibrant array of colours.

White slicing my heart in half
The two properties spill out
Blue tranquility and black anger
The soul, the glue and the weight that holds
The two together and keeps it in balance.

And every person that takes a chip out of my soul
Puts both out of balance.

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O hear his name, O jubilant joy,
Waves crash over rocks creating mother nature's lullaby
And the warm air, calming.

O for the birds' song that awakens the dawn,
Let sunshine merge with the joy of my spirit,
I am free,
Free to be me!

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As I listen carefully to the raindrops
Dancing down to the shore.

O the sunshine rising up to catch
The calm white clouds.

O the voice of nature
Gently entering my mind.

O the animals prancing over to me
As I give them serenity.

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O the sounds of nature
Bringing calm to the world.

O the freedom of existence
Feeding to people joy.

O the destiny that envelopes people.

O the tears of the clouds
Eddy down the window.

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O for the wind whistling past,
The soft currents of air
Bringing freshness and life.

O for the sea caressing the sand.
O for the clouds drifting free.

O for music, both jagged and soft.
O for nature, vibrant and calm.
O for life, joyous though not infinite.

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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Visit from Mac

We were lucky to have another visitor this week. Micah's puppy (11months old) Mac came to say hi. He was very energetic and excited to see us all.