Thursday, 6 April 2017

Wacky Hair and Wheels Day

Today we had wacky hair and wheels day at school. We could come to school with wacky hair, wheels and mufti. We are raising money so the seniors can go on camp. Check out our wacky hair!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Duffy Role Model Assembly

We were incredibly lucky to have a visit from 2 Duffy role models today, Madison and Philippe. Madison's family was from Niue, and Philippe's from Tonga. They talked to the students of PES about the importance of books. Reading books can take you to another place, you are never alone with a book. The more we read the more we know, reading gives us knowledge. Reading also helps us become better writers. A lot of students could relate to Philippe - his first language was Tongan and he found reading very difficult when he was younger. He worked hard and kept reading and he is now at University and is even travelling to London to do his Masters!

Not only were they amazing readers they also had the most beautiful singing voices. 

Thanks Duffy Books. We love reading and we can't wait to read all our new books!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Writing Letters to Our Friends

In Room 24 we have been learning about how to write letters. We picked a name out of a box and that was the friend we were going to write our letter to. In a letter you normally ask them how they are .... We asked our friend how their weekend had been and told them about we did on the weekend. The purpose of writing our letters was to find out some things we may not have known about that person... we asked our friends things we wanted to know about them like what their favourite sport was. We learnt how to use a question mark in our writing. A question mark comes after you ask a question. We posted our letters in the mailbox today. We are so excited to get our letters in the mail. Could you write a letter to a friend? Maybe a friend who lives in another part of New Zealand or another country?
Here is a picture of Jordan putting his mail in the mailbox. I wonder who he wrote his letter to?