Apr 27, 2012

A few clippings of our adventures in the local paper

 Performing Pa Mai at the Lake Hawea ANZAC Day dawn service
Tana in the cockpit of a RNZAF Hercules at the War Birds Over Wanaka in the holidays 

Apr 26, 2012

Creating our own Power Point slide shows about how to make ANZAC cookies

Sorry I can't add them all as there are 11 and that takes a long time to upload to Youtube.
They have been a great learning experience as not many of the kids had used Power Point before.
The skills that they have been developing are...
-Co-operation skills
-Presentation skills
-ICT skills (Photo manipulation)
...and a whole lot more
Well maybe I will add them all :)

Apr 24, 2012

ANZAC Biscuits
100g              Butter
2 Tbsp          Golden Syrup
1 tsp              Baking Soda
2 Tbsp          Milk (Warmed)

1 C                 Flour
1 C                 Coconut
1 C                 Rolled Oats
2/3 C             Sugar
1.  Pre Heat your oven to 180C
2.  Melt the butter and golden syrup in a pot.
3.  Mix all of the dry ingredients together.
4.  Dissolve the baking soda in the hot milk.
5.  Mix together the wet and the dry ingredients.
6.  Roll the mix into balls and gently flatten with the back of a fork.
7. Place onto a tray and bake for 10 – 15 minutes (the longer that they stay in the oven the crunchier they will be).

Apr 4, 2012

In reply to our writing and letter to Maria

Dear Luke Dyer and Room 6 students

Wow, your book looks fantastic! You have all done a wonderful job of describing your animals. I like the way you have presented your information with pictures and text boxes. I learnt a lot from reading all about the different animals. The way you put it into your own words made it even more interesting.

I hope you all get a chance to vote for your favourite book in the Children’s Choice award. I am crossing my fingers for ‘New Zealand Hall of Fame’ and will find out on May 16th.

You’ve got some great photographs on your blog. What a great way to record your year in Room 6.

Good luck with your next project!

Best wishes

Maria Gill, Author

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Apr 3, 2012


Please hand your homework book in this week or on the first day back if you would like me to mark it and get a certificate at the first assembly of term 2.

Maria Gill Inspired Writing

Click the image to see the book we have written.

Apr 2, 2012

Sunkist Stickers... Have we saved enough?

Big thank you to Friends and Whanau!! 22 Students in Room 6 and 560 stickers or an average of 25 per person. School total of over 2800 stickers!
Kapai everyone.

Gold Mining Dioramas