The Totara Team were extremely lucky to have the privilege of a special guest Dr Michelle Dickinson on Wednesday.
Sarah, Gabrielle Ram’s mother has been working with Michelle on her new Kitchen Science Cookbook.
We loved her science experiments and they got us all excited about chemical reactions.
If you have a chance to see her show or buy her book we would highly recommend it.
Te Reo and Kapahaka with Renee
We have a new Te Reo teacher Renee. This week the Year 4 students who were interested in Kapahaka had an introduction to it. This is the pre cursor to learning and performing in Year 5 and 6. The Year 4s loved it and the Year 3s are going to join in as well.
In Te Reo we are learning a karakia, a waiata and how to greet people informally and formally. Renee is helping us with our pronunciation.
Reading and Writing
We have finished the Chapter Chat story, The Wild Robot Escapes and are now incorporating it into our writing through writing a character description.
We are focusing on fractions, metacognitive brain challenging activities, workshops and hands on practical activities.
We have had a fabulous term of art and have produced lots of pieces. Some are hidden away for a surprise at the Art Exhibition. We still need help framing, so please contact one of the Totara teachers if you can help with this.
We look forward to seeing you all at the fun event next week.
Mid year reports will go home at the end of the term.
Steph, Trish and Joanie