Monday, 4 March 2019

Movin' March!

March is here and at CDPS Movin' March is underway! As a pod we have been talking about what Movin' March means and how we can all participate. The class came up with many ideas of how we can get ourselves moving more (biking, scooting, walking, running, etc) but the idea is to also help reduce the amount of cars that we have outside the gate both in the mornings and in the afternoons. To help this cause, the class thought that they could get some exercise in by driving the car part way (especially if they live faraway) and walking/scooting the rest of the way or by carpooling with friends that live near by. There were lots of great ideas to be had and to promote their ideas they buddied up with people from other classes in Kapowai pod to make posters to share their ideas with the rest of the school.


Passports have been sent home so that you can mark down when your child walks, scoots, bikes, trains, etc to or from school. If you would like to record this at home please feel free and return the card once it is complete, otherwise you can keep it in your child's backpack and we can mark it each day in class.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Welcome to Rūma Whitu!

We have been busy in Rūma Whitu getting to know each other and exploring our new space. From Day 1 everyone was eager to discover what was set out in the classroom and see what the new year would bring. It was great to see the Year 3 and 4 children interacting via games, puppet shows and other creations that they worked on together. Here are some shots of what they have been up to:

This year the middle pod will be known as Kapowai Pod, so of course we had to do some kapowai (dragonfly) art too! Even though it was a challenge to get the tissue paper to stick to the paper and not their fingers, it was great to see everyone persevere and how great they looked in the windows after. It was also a great opportunity to talk about how each person's kapowai turned out different and unique just like us and that each one of us brings different strengths and interests to our room.

Monday, 4 February 2019