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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Passion Week 2016

Term 2, Week 4

Kia Ora Whanau

This has been such an exciting week.  Everyone had so much fun being creative in our Art and Craft week.  I was focusing on creating different types of fishes using, paper, modelling clay, paint, crayon, dye, black sharpies and glitter.

 The children made paper woven fishes on Monday. On Tuesday with Mrs Neale they made modelling clay fishes that had a magnet on the back, they designed  their own. Once they were dry they painted and added glitter sprinkles on top.

On Wednesday with me, we painted and dyed a under the sea mural, from the motivation of the Rainbow fish story. Their creation looked fantastic. On Thursday we made stuffed Rainbow fishes that were painted, applied with black sharpie, tinfoil and glitter also.

On Friday we completed our Rainbow fishes and made a fish bag, that we are going to put lollies into.

At our Assembly on Friday, all the classes shared what they had done during the week. Next week I will upload their photos to show you!!!

Thank you to all the junior children that were in my Passion week group. I had so much fun re-establishing relationships with children I don't normally teach or from Tamariki I have taught in previous years.

See you next week

Mrs Birchall and her passion week tamariki.

Friday, 20 May 2016

PINK shirt day

Term 2, Week 3

Kia Ora Whanau

This has been an eventful week, I hurt my back so the children had Mrs Pearson relieving in Room 8. I heard from Mrs Smith all the Tamariki in room 8 were behaving with their best manners and showing Mrs Pearson lots of respect. Well done Room 8.


On Friday we had PINK shirt day. This was used to promote anti bullying, this is something we don't tolerate at KWS. We encourage using positive words and  I statements.  We incorporate our hurt free values into our daily teaching and learning by caring and supporting each other. Room 8 are fantastic how they support each other in and out of the classroom environment.

The girls with their Pink clothes supporting anti bullying

More pink clothes

Danna was lucky to get a free duffy book to take home

Harley got his name picked out of the yellow box. He will get a FREE duffy book next week

Min showing off her certificate for showing improvement in her reading

Wakaroa got a FREE book  also at Assembly for showing awesome mat manners

Passion week starts next week. I hope  your children are becoming as excited as the teachers are!!!!

See you next week
Mrs Birchall and Room 8

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Up and coming passion week

Term 2, Week 2

The term is going so quickly already.Room 8 are getting excited about the up and coming passion week in week 4.

The children are choosing from Flax
Arts and Craft
Cooking
Wacky Science
Fishing
Star light Crafts

The choices's this year are amazing. We would love your support in week 4, if you have any talents in these areas, come and see the Teachers  so you can share your knowledge with us also.

Have a great week, keep up the daily reading. Tyrone has read for nearly 30 nights in a row and  Jade is up to 23 nights!!!

Harley has just moved from Reading level 19-21,  Paytonn is reading very confidently at level 19, Ariana  and Alicia have moved from level 11 to 12. Keep up the awesome progress everyone.

Have a great week.
Mrs Birchall and Room 8

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Welcome back to Term Two, 2016

Term 2, Week 1

What a fantastic and busy week it has been. The children have all settled down to another busy week at school. A new family has moved up from Auckland and Losefo is settling into his new class.   I hope all the lovely Mum's in Room 8 had a fantastic Mother's day on Sunday.

Netball is starting this Saturday 14th May. All the girls are so excited to get their uniforms. Please come along to support and cheer on their games.

I gave out a newsletter to the class on Friday, here is another copy in case it got lost.


6th May 2016

Kia Ora Whanau

Welcome back to Term 2 2016

This is a really exciting term. Our Inquiry unit this term will be focused around cool schools. We will be learning about what conflict is and how to deal with it. We will be learning about I statements  and how to communicate our feelings in a positive way.

In week 4 we will be having Passion week , this is where your child will participate in a group that will cater to their passion and what exciting things they would like to be learning about.

Term 2 is important to everyone at Kaikohe West School and especially in room 8, because we have well established routines and expectations of each other and are ready to get down to the serious and fantastic business of learning and achieving together so continued learning happens!!!!!!!

Your valued support is really important to me and especially to your child as well. I have high expectations for your child to do well in their learning ,this will happen if we work together  and achieve success together.

Please continue to support your child as they bring home their reading book and listen to them read each night. Basic sight words  will be given to them next week also, these will be required to be practised as well ,to support their reading and writing.
Please visit our blog site and make comments on your children’s learning.http://kwsbirchall.blogspot.co.nz/

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.




Louise Birchall (Kaiako)


Have a fantastic weekend, see you all at school next week.

Mrs Birchall and Room 8.