This week was very special because it was the first week of school. We have played some getting to know you games and discovered Miss Teremoana's passion and enthusiasm for reading. We learned that reading is very special and we sat and listened quietly to our first book of the year about First Day Jitters, with a rather interesting twist to it.
Then we created a chart that expresses how we all felt on our first day in Kãkano 4. Our teachers were thrilled to see that most of us were excited on their first day in Kãkano 4. Phew!
For those students feeling slightly anxious we read a very special book called 'The Kissing Hand' to encourage them to be brave as they leapt into their new adventures away from home, especially after a very long break.
We hope that you enjoyed receiving a kiss on the hand poem to help soothe your nerves as well.
We learned what Good colouring is in Kãkano 4.
Then we practised...
We continued to practise as we completed our self-portraits by carefully following Miss Patersons detailed instructions. Take a look at our fantastic 'We fit together' mural.
We have been very busy learning and practising what we do first thing in the morning and at the end of the day in Kãkano 4. We are so thrilled to have the bell repaired and now working in our block to signal the completion of our day.
We used the story David Goes to School to help us think about what we want our classroom to look and feel like.
Then we shared our ideas of rules for Kãkano 4.
These are our rules that Miss T and Miss Patterson chose from our ideas.
It has been fun to see how excited some children are when they share their 'All About Me Bags'.
We are looking forward to getting to know more about all of our children in the weeks to come!