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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Waaaaacky Hair Day

Norway Day

At Te Puna school we are lucky enough to have many cultures the contribute to our roll. Last week the Baardsen family brought some of their Norwegian culture to school to share with us.

On Tuesday it was Norway day. We have cake to celebrate, we walk for 2km to see the King.
Det var så kult.
- Benjamin

Friday, 19 May 2017

Mmmmmmm Mandarin

The mandarin was as ....
The mandarin is like a......

Room one has been trying their hand at similes! It's early days but we are already showing a lot of promise!!

Today we looked at.. felt.. smelt.. tasted.. mandarins and then came up with at least 2 mandarin similes each. 

My mandarin felt like ice dripping off my hand. The mandarin smelt like a tree. My mandarin tasted like sour lolly worms.

The mandarin tastes like sweets, and it felt like a rock on top and a pillow on bottom.         

The mandarin is as juicy as juice. The mandarin tastes like lemon, my mandarin is as smooth as a rock, my mandarin is as small as an orange.

The mandarin was as juicy as a treat and the mandarin was as soft as a cloud. The mandarin was as sour as a lemon. The concrete was as hard as a car.

My mandarin was sour as orange juice. The mandarin felt like a soft flower and the mandarin was cold as ice.

The mandarin is as squishy as foam. The mandarin smells like a tree.

The mandarin tastes like lemon juice and it is hard as a rock. The sweetness makes it taste lemony and soft like feijoas.

The mandarin is as hard as a rock. The mandarin ‍smells like lemon. The mandarin is as fast as a cat. The mandarin is like a brain. The mandarin is like a board. The mandarin is like a apple. The mandarin is as soft as a sheep.
The cat jumped like a cow over the moon. The rock is like lava.

The mandarin was as soft as a pillow. The mandarin was as sour as a lemon.
The egg was as hard as a rock. The cat jumped as high as a kangaroo.

The mandarin was like a flat ball. The mandarin was cold like ice.

The mandarin is soft as slime My mandarin is as sweet as a lemon. The mandarin feels like slime.

The mandarin was as hard as a volcano rock. The mandarin was as sour as a lemon. The mandarin was like a soft cloud.

The mandarin smells like a leaf. My mandarin is as soft as carpet.

My mandarin is as squishy as a pillow. My mandarin smells like a tree.
The egg was as hard as a rock.

My mandarin smells like a banana. My mandarin tastes like a lemon.

My mandarin tastes as sour as sour lollies. It was as bouncy as a ball.

The mandarin is as soft as a flower petal. My mandarin was watery like the sea.

My mandarin felt like worms. The mandarin was like a hard egg, it was as smooth as slime.

My mandarin is as cold as ice. My mandarin is like a scruffy tree. My mandarin smells like sour worms.

Saturday, 13 May 2017


Awesome to see lots of Room 1 tamariki at the Moana Disco on Friday night!

Pirate Anahera
The famous Sharky!

Camryn and Tyler (Tyler's look complete with
shells that jangled as she boogied!)  
Logan was a turtle! Another fantastic homemade outfit. 


The top dancers of the night, ft. our very own Toby. I did see lots of other smooth movers from 
Room 1! Must be from our morning singing and dancing :):)
Looking lovely Tyler and Olivia

The best dressed of the night. Well done Josh!!
(or should I say Maui?)

Josh and Logan
Aaria and Toby

Friday, 12 May 2017

Tooth Defenders!

 Tooth Defenders 
We have had the dental van visiting so that has sparked some chat about our visits, and some advice for anyone needing a few tips on dental hygiene!

I watched Chelsea get her teeth done. I am going to have a filling and
But I went first she had a look at my teeth. I do not know if it will hurt.
- Tyler - Josh

When I went to the dentist they pulled my
teeth out.
- Luke

Yay i am happy because this month the dental nurses are here. When I was in Room 2 and 3 I went to the dentist but i’ve never went to the dentist this month but hopefully I will go to the dentist.                                        
- Aroha

After reading A Meanies Party, by Joy Cowley some of us thought that the Meanies could learn a thing or two about teeth cleaning.

1. Get toothbrush > I get my tooth brush
2. Get toothpaste > I put my tooth paste
3. Brush teeth > Spit out my tooth paste
4. Bottom and top > I call my meanie she eats fruit and
5. Spit veges she eats only a little bit of lollies.
6. Floss. - Aaria
7. Morning and night.
- William

Meanies have to brush their teeth night and morning everyday. If they don’t brush their teeth everyday they might get rotten teeth.
- Luke


At Hamilton zoo I saw african hunting dog and bison and a giraffe drinking another giraffe pee!
- Camryn

In the holidays I went to the movies and I have new shoes and I went to my nans and I had to do gardening and had ice cream cone mmmmmmmmmmmm! And on the last day I played with my lego.
- Robert

We have started thinking about how and why people came to New Zealand more than 1000 years ago!
Image result for waka

I think in the old in days they went in canoes. But how did they make it? They might make it out of trees and they brought food and water to go to Japan.
- Aaria

The people got to New Zealand on a boat and they made their boat and sail. The giant wheke came to the cook strait.
- Kortez

How did people come to New Zealand? I think they got to NZ on a boat or a waka and how will they eat without a fishing rod? They could just jump in the water and if they didn't have towels then they could just sit in the sun until they dry out. What if they had no water then they could just wait until they get to a island and drink from the river and if the boat had a hole in it they could just could just jump on another boat.
- Robert

I think in the old days people made wooden boats with paddles with sail made out of flax. They get the wood from chopping down trees and skim them. How do you make machines? You need stone and wood to make a machete to cut trees down and make a boat.
- Benjamin
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Creative writing..

I’m going to New Zealand. Land ahoy, there’s Minecraft world. At midday it’s a nice day. We sail between the lands. We stayed for afternoon tea and made a shelter in case there’s a storm. We had to go to bed. The next day there is a storm we survived.
- Logan

I am sailing across the glossy water. I am feeling happy because I see land. The closer I get to land the rougher it gets. I felt seasick.
- Tyler

I am in a waka I saw the big white cloud and  Mount Maunganui. No! a storm cloud and lightning. what?? The cloud turned around. Phew I am safe!
- Anahera

I am sailing off to sea with my family. The water and the sky is calm. Until the giant wheke came, then the water and the sky got into a storm and the water got all wavey then the giant wheke stole our food. So we killed the giant wheke and then we saw land so we gone there and we found the Cook Strait and we had lots of food and we saw some other people coming with lots and lots of food we made a little cabin out of ferns and sticks we saw a helicopter with lots and lots and lots of people on there .
- Makaea

The sky is angry.
The sea is angry.
Aaaaaaah tie everything down, get the chickens under cover, get the pig in the house, get the horses in the house. It's a storm. Get everyone in the house, we’re close to land get to shore.  Yay we survived the storm.. now let's check this place out!
- Josh

It was a stormy night there was red lava, ‘l see land boys!’ Oh I remember there is no one on it but me!!!!. There was a shark coming HELP ME! there was a crack in my waka! I’m going to fix it. Now I can see a mountain, oh it is a volcano help! Wow a big boat ride!
- Lachlan

My family has been in this waka for seven months. Today there is gonna be a rough curved tornado the waka was not broken at all, but my family survived in the rough.
Then we found Motuhoa Island then we stayed there forever.
- Kiarn