Friday, 10 April 2015

The Last Week of Term

The last week of Term 1 was a fun week for us in Room 10.  Tuesday was the first of April (alias April Fools Day).  After school on Monday, Jayda came and saw me, on behalf of several students, with a list of things she wanted to do before school the next morning.  I read through the list and gave them the okay.

Tuesday before school caused a lot of interest from across the school, as our chairs migrated outside, and our tables were turned upside down.  It was lots of fun.  You can see the pictures here on Jackson's blog.

You may have read earlier in the term about our inter-team softball competition across the school. Our team, Aranui, ended up coming out on top over the school.  The prize for winning one of the sports competitions is to have a free mufti day for your team.  Our team colour is black, so students were encouraged to wear black if possible.

Here's a picture of the whole of Aranui:

Miss Walker and I were in the same team together last year as well and set a precedent then, which was for the teachers to dress up when we won a mufti, so we continued this year in our new team:

As a team, we enjoy getting together to have some waiata time every couple of weeks (waiata is a Maaori word.  As a noun it means a song, as a verb it means to sing.)  We start with singing some of Maaori songs we've learnt, we learn some new ones, and then we spend some time singing some old and new songs.  We met for waiata on the last day of term (our mufti day) so, of course, one of our songs was, 'We are the Champions'.  Our last song was fun, that the students just needed to stand up and have a dance:

Thank you, for a wonderful first term Room 10.  It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know you all.  I am really excited about all the neat learning ahead of us in Term 2.  Enjoy the rest of your holidays.

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