Arohanui talked about the caregivers in their lives. Their mums, dads, older siblings, cousins, auntys, uncles, nanas and granddads and all the ways in which they care for us. Here is our celebration of mums and nanas.
Arohanui syndicate had the opportunity to venture to Cambridge Terrace to learn more about Papatoetoe’s contribution to World War 1 at the Papatoetoe Museum and ANZAC Day. The museum is run by volunteers who know a lot about Papatoetoe’s rich history, Jenny Clarke showed us the route taken to Gallipoli from New Zealand and she talked about some of the key points of interest around Papatoetoe memorialising the people who served Aotearoa during the wars.
We made some poppies, we looked at relics from the war like uniforms, medals, post cards, biscuits and so on. The museum is full of interesting things from olden days. Before leaving we laid poppies on crosses, we thought about service to others and we said a prayer for all those who made great sacrifices for all New Zealanders.
In preparation for ANZAC Day on the 25th of May, Room 2 created some suncatcher poppies.
First, we used poppy templates which were covered over with clear contact paper. Then using red, black and green tissue paper, students ripped or cut the tissue paper into small pieces and laid it over top of the clear, sticky plastic. When the poppies were completed they were displayed on the window so that the sun could shine through them.
Today we were learning about the Scripture reading parable of The Lost Sheep.
Luke 15:3-7 The Lost Sheep Parable Then Jesus told them this story: “Suppose one of you has 100 sheep, but he loses one of them. Then he will leave the other 99 sheep alone and go out and look for the lost sheep. The man will keep on searching for the lost sheep until he finds it. And when he finds it, the man is very happy. He puts it on his shoulders and goes home. He calls to his friends and neighbours and says, ‘Be happy with me because I found my lost sheep!’ In the same way, I tell you there is much joy in heaven when one sinner changes his heart. There is more joy for that one sinner than there is for 99 good people who don’t need to change.
The children in Room 2 dramatized this parable. The lessons from these parables include: – every person is important to God – God loves every person no matter what they do – God is our loving father, Abba – Matua.
Here we are in Week 5. This term is really flying by! WOW. So the big news of the week is that we are back in lockdown.
First, please continue using the original pack you would have collected during this year’s first lockdown. There’s more than enough material in there to tide you over. If you did not collect your at home pack you can still do that through the office at school. Second, please find a link below to an online distance learning resource. These two resources plus IXL Maths and English and Sunshine Online are more than enough work for your children during this time.
The main thing to focus on at this time would be reading. Reading in Year 2 is all about mileage. Please help engage your learner in Reading during this time utilising all the reading materials you have at hand, be that on or offline,
Here is the link for our Google Slide : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17BSHweHgatqJLO2dMlkMNedFlD5HjTZCrZa0yWOFPYQ/edit#slide=id.g35f391192_00
I have embedded audio clips on most pages to clarify expectations. Please share with us what your learner gets up to. We are keen to hear how everyone gets on.
Take care of yourselves and hopefully we are back to school shortly,
Goretti Meredith, Ann OGrady and Kelly Skipper