POLYNESIAN LEARNING STARS
In Week 6 and Week 7, the children and I have been sharing and discussing our feelings during the lockdown. We talked about the challenges, the new learning and some of the amazing things we got to enjoy during the lockdown. These are some of the SUPER WRITERS who have put a lot of thought and effort into their writing. It was so AMAZING, that I had to send them over to the Principal. They all came back with a Principal sticker, which they stuck on their award chart.
Here are just some samples of the children's writing about the lockdown - KEEP IT UP ROOM 22
By Theresa (p1)
By Theresa (p2)
By Mason (my only year 1)
Samoan Language Week
Don't mind us, we're just enjoying a different view from our new classroom. That sun is gorgeous!
TERM TWO, 2020
As we head into Week 6 next week and YEAH the children will be returning back to school..I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU to all our families. I know it has not been easy balancing work, family and your child's distance learning programme, but you have persevered and for that I am very grateful. I hope that once the children are back at school, that you'll be able to take some time out for yourself.
Just a reminder that next week Monday 18th May 2020, there will be a room change, the children who were in room 7, will now be in room 22 with me. A note will go home on Monday to let the parents know about the room change. Also the Junior classes will be finishing early at 2.50 everyday until further notice.
CLASSROOM UPDATE CHECK 15.05.20
WELCOME TO ROOM 22
See you all on Monday 18th May 2020
TERM TWO, WEEK 5 - Distance Learning
Welcome back to Week 5 of Term 2! Hope the children of room 7 were able to get up extra early and make breakfast for their mum. I got up on Sunday drove to McDonald and brought mum breakfast. I forgot to buy the bacon, so McDonald was the next best thing! Yes, she loved it If you made toast and eggs, that is amazing, hopefully you were able to have an adult to supervise you while making it. I think whatever you have made for her on Mother's Day, I'm sure she would have loved it, because it came from the heart.
Currently, the school is being opened for Essential Workers only, however we will find out today, what will happen next if we move down to level 2. If so, I'll make sure to either call you or send a text if I cannot get a hold of you, this will take place on Wednesday 13th May 2020. However, you can refer to the Flat Bush School website, for any updated information.
If you would like any more learning activities to do, if you scroll down to LEARNING ACTIVITIES - WEEK 4 there are activities there that the child can do. I will keep adding to the activities.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email or call me, I will try my very best to answer them. If not, I will send your request to the Principal and I know he'll be happy to answer any questions.
Mrs M Mokalei
BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUT
Happy Birthday to Ardelle Langi who turns 7 tomorrow (Tuesday 12th May 2020) have an awesome birthday tomorrow sweet - much love from your classmates and me x
LEARNING ACTIVITIES - WEEK 4/5
These activities are not COMPULSORY but are here, if you need extra learning activities. The coloured buttons are links that will take you to another website, where you will enjoy our staff members reading the ABC or reading their favourite stories. Please remember I am here if you ever need support with any of the learning activities below.
Learning the Alphabets
Have you been practising the alphabet? Do you know all the letters and the letters sounds?
If you have forgotten here is a link learning the ABC you'll be learning the ABC with the lovely Mrs Boyd Crofskey - check her out, she is awesome.
Sight Word Sentences
For this activity, select 4 words from your sight word list and put each word into a simple sentence. Remember it has to be words that have been ticked off, as these are the words you already know. I have selected the words away, asleep, big and school.1. Please go away from me.
2. My baby brother is asleep in his cot.
3. I have a big fluffy cat.
4. I miss my friends from school.
Now you have a go!
How are you going with your reading? Here are a few reading links that some of the amazing staff at Flat Bush have put together.
LISTEN to them READ and SEE if you can answer these questions on your own?
Questions to ask yourself, while listening to the stories.
Who is your favourite character in the story and why?
Can you describe what the character looks like?
What part of the story did you enjoy and why?
What part of the story did you not enjoy and why?
What do you think the author is trying to tell you?
Have a go!
Always remember when writing your stories down, you need to remember what? The capital letters and to put a full stop at the end of your sentence. I can't wait to read what you have written during the lock down.
If you're needing more inspiration on what to write about, here are a few ideas you could try?
1. My mother is special because...
2. My grandmother is the best because...
3. My aunt is amazing because...
4. The first thing I'll do when I get back to school is...
5. During the lock down I have been learning how to...
6. During the lock down I have felt (angry, frustrated, scared, annoyed, unhappy) or (excited, happy, overwhelmed) because(Message from Teacher - If you decide to write about number 6, tell me how you feel about the lock down, if you feel angry or hurt, it's okay to feel that way or if you enjoyed having time off school, it's all good. We will take more about this in class, hope to see you soon!)
How many words can you read?
TERM TWO, WEEK 4 - Distance Learning
Happy Mother's Day to all our beautiful mothers
You are God's greatest gift and we are forever grateful
Irae working hard on her Mother's Day card & her learning!
Mrs Mokalei's MumFive things I LOVE about MY MUM
1.She's my Prayer Warrior
2.She loves to crack jokes - that is where I get it from
3.I can go to my mum whenever I need a hug
4. She is always loving and caring towards all her children and grandchildren
5.I love my mum because I know she did an amazing job raising me
5 things Mason loves about Mum
1. He loves hugs with his mum
2. I like it when you make breakfast and our lunch
3. I like you swimming with us in the pool
4.I like you going to the shop and buy us pies and a milkshake lol
5. I like it when you take us to the beach to swim and play
Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas out there!
This is a photo of Saraphina as a baby with her gorgeous mum.
This is a photo of Saraphina now with her mum. I know she is grateful for her mum's love and support.
This is a gorgeous photo of Patrick's and Paul's mum. I know that they are both grateful for their mum, as she works very hard to provide for the them.
These are her handsome boys, who will hopefully be making her breakfast on Sunday.
This is Haloe with his beautiful mum. Haloe is very grateful for his mum, as she is always supporting him with his school work and putting his hair up before he comes to school.
This is Haloe's family, who will be getting up extra early on Sunday to make breakfast for me.
Aiza's MumA message from Aiza's mum
Here's a major throwback to when Aiza was few months old..one little girl came in our life and turned me into a mother and a woman...each day I try to give my best so that you grow up into a awesome human
There is a family photo of us because Shaheem (Aiza's father) fills my shoes of a mother more often then expected
The 3rd pic is of Aiza holding a ring that she made for me using beads and bits and bob's that she found around the house lol
HALOE'S LEARNING BUBBLE
This is Haloe's learning bubble. Since the lockdown, Haloe and his siblings have been very busy with their learning. They have been decorating their Easter eggs so that they can put in the window, to show others and they even had a Easter egg hunt around their house, with Haloe reading one of the clues. During ANZAC day, they drew pictures of Niuean soldiers who fought in the war.
Looking at these pictures, Haloe and his brother have been doing a lot of fantastic learning, but also have been out and about and just enjoying their time as a family. Keep up the amazing job family!
A message from Saraphina's Mum
During the lockdown period Saraphina has also been through some battles of her own as well. She had broken her elbow in two places, Saraphina is now in a cast and she has been in since school finished, we have written a story of her time having a broken elbow and how it’s nicely healing and she will also take a photo of her as well, she will email to you..
Saraphina if you're reading this, OMG darling you poor thing. Are you ok? We are all thinking of you sweet! You hang in there sweetheart, as we know that you are strong and you can overcome this! I look forward to reading your story especially in how you broke your elbow. Make sure you take it easy and I look forward to seeing you back in class very soon. We're sending you lots of warm hugs and kisses from your classmates & me x
CLASSROOM UPDATE CHECK 05.05.20
While you have been busy at home learning, I've been busy trying to put our classroom together, so when you all come back, you'll feel at home in your new classroom. I hope you'll LOVE it! I'm hoping that by this Thursday or Friday the classroom will be set and ready for your return!
Families I will be sending out a text tomorrow (Wednesday 6th May) just to check in and see if you need any support with regards to your child's learning or food support.
Mrs M Mokalei
Hello my fabulous learners & families
How are you all doing? Hope you and your family are staying well during the level 3 lock down. I want to thank all the families who have sent in photos and videos of their children's learning. Please keep sending them through! It's great to see that the children are not only learning academically but also the importance of life skills. I kinda wished I learnt how to bake when I was young. Thank you to the families who came out on Wednesday to pick up the learning packs for their child. If you couldn't make it, don't worry as there many learning activities you can do. Will put up a link for you to refer too. Distance Learning Link
Tomorrow I will be putting up learning activities that you could do with your child at home. So watch this space.
As you know that MOTHERS DAY is happening this Sunday. So families if you are reading this, can you PLEASE send in a photo of you and your beautiful mum, so we can acknowledge them on our class web page throughout the week! Oh you need to write 5 things you are grateful for or love about your mum. Here is mine, a photo of my mum and I
Five things I LOVE about MY MUM
She's my Prayer Warrior
She loves to crack jokes - that is where I get it from
I can go to my mum whenever I need a hug
She is always loving and caring towards all her children and grandchildren
I love my mum because I know she did an amazing job raising me
Mason learnt all his yellow words - Yay!
WOW Mason, how fantastic is that! There is a saying that goes like this...
Irae continuing with her distance learning in her bubble.
Irae is still working on most of her activities that was given. She’s also busy doing a mother’s card for me too with her dads help when I go to work . Fantastic Work Irae, you have been working very during during the lock down. You are so deserving of a gold card when you come back to school! Keep up the great work Irae - From Mrs Mokalei
MOVING DAY! MOVING DAY! MOVING DAY! MOVING DAY!
Room 7 to Room 22
Day Two - Goodbye Room 7
Day One - Move
Just wanted to give you an update on what has been happening here at school, while you are all safe at home in your bubble and having fun with your learning packs. Today I was really blessed to have an amazing group of angels who came out to help with the big move. I can tell you it wasn't easy, but when you have a group of fantastic colleagues and a wonderful caretaker it makes the move a lot easier. As you can see Ms Young, Ms Heather & Mrs Zhau helped out with rearranging the furniture in the new room. Will try and update you all and will post up photos. I'm really excited to have our class up and ready when you all arrive back soon. Are you excited about heading into our new class when school starts back?
If you have any pictures or videos you would like to share on our class website please send them through on firstname.lastname@example.org
Take Care & God Bless x
Update 27.04.20 - 01.05.20
As we head into Week 3 for this term, please head over to the first page of the school website to get all the updated information. Please remember that the school is open for families who have parents that are essential workers, who start back this week and have no other family support to look after their children. However, we would like to thank our families who will be keeping their children at home.
Learning Packs - Learning packs can be picked up on Wednesday 29th April 2020. Juniors from 9.30 to 10.30, Middles from 10.30 to 11.30, Seniors from 11.30 to 12.30.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the school or send me an email or a text.
To all my Room 7 children, please take care, make sure to do what you can with the learning packs and the packs from the Ministry of Education. I will see you all real soon.
A massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MASON, who turns 6 years of age on Tuesday 28th April 2020.
Much love from your class x
Take Care and God Bless
P.s See if you can spot a tik tok video on this page, happy searching
Mason doing his school work
Mason turns 6 today he’s hard at work this morning and will be getting McDonald’s for his birthday. He knows all his pink and red words. We are working on his yellow words everyday!
That's fantastic news Mason, look out yellow words here he comes! Keep up the awesome work buddy, looks like someone will be getting a gold card when he comes back to school - From Mrs Mokalei.
TERM TWO, WEEK 2 - Distance Learning
Hi there, as we head into week 2 of term 2, just letting you know that there has been a slight change. On the Distance Learning Page which is the first page of the school website will have a timetable and underneath it will have all the fun learning activities your child can do at home, while we're still on lock down. The timetable is there as a guide, if you want to give your child some sort of structure, however it is not compulsory. I also hope that your child is enjoying the learning pack sent from the Ministry of Education.
Please don't forgot to check out Ms Young - Physical Activity link as there are some great exercise routines you could do and don't forget jump jam. Check out Mindfulness by Mrs Boyd-Crofskey there are a lot of great activities that you can do through engage games or if you miss seeing Mr Avatea, Mr Williams or Mrs Mayerhofler check out the story time link as they read one of their favourite books.
If you need to get a hold of me, you know where to find me.
Have a great week my lovelies - Stay Safe & Be Kind!
NATHANAEL AND HIS DAD!
How cool!!! Nathananel's Dad assisting Nathanael with his school work. Great Work family!!!
MASON AND HIS TOOTH!
Masons wiggly tooth finally came out he misses school and his friends. He can’t wait to tell his friends that he can play fortnite (he’s really not allowed to play but thanks to this lockdown he’s been able to play with his siblings and dad. We hope everyone is staying safe and we will see you all soon.
ARDELLE'S LEARNING BUBBLE
Ardelle doesn't have learning time during the day. Every afternoon when mum finishes work is the best time I do my learning because I have a big family and my nana doesn't have time to do our learning.
This is my bubble, my little brothers and sisters.
Jump Jam and Kids Bop is my favourite time.
Me and my brothers and sisters love cupcakes as much as we love eating them.
Me and my brothers and sisters love cupcakes as much as we love eating them.
Everyday we have different chores we must do before we start our day. This is me cleaning our shower.
My brother Sitiveni from room 6 and I. Thank you for our learning package.
My beautiful hardworking mum, who I love so much.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUTS!
AIZA'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
IRAE'S AMAZING LEARNING BUBBLE PART 2
CHECK OUT IRAE'S WORKOUT WITH HER DAD!
A Very Warm Welcome to My Amazing Learners and to the Parents/Caregivers of Room 7.
Term 2 will officially start back on Wednesday 15th of April 2020, however we will not be onsite until further notice from the Ministry of Education. This mean that teaching will be very different for this term as our learners will be learning from home. However, my colleagues and I have put some really fun and simple learning activities together that your child can do independently or with your loving support. So for this week, try these activities over the next 3 days.
Week one - Term 2 - Distance Learning Activities
1. Draw a picture of those who are inside your bubble. Either write their names under each picture or write a short sentence about each of them.
2. Plan and then cook a meal with Mum or Dad. Write down your menu. Draw a picture of what you made.
3. Play some games with those in your bubbles. Choose games like card or board games, hide and seek, eye spy, memory games for example.
4. Do Junior lesson one listed under Physical Activities on the main menu of the website.
5. Watch or do an activity (30 min) on the Home Learning programme on TVNZ channel 2+1 and on TVNZ on Demand, as well as on Sky Channel 502. It will start from 9am to 3pm on school days with programming for children and young people aged 0 to 15, as well as for parents.
I sincerely want to thank the parents of whom I was able to chat to over these last couple of days. It has been really nice to touch base with you and ensuring that both you and your family are doing well during the lock down. Now that you have my contact mobile number and my email address email@example.com please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.
Take Care & Stay Strong - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!
FRIDAY'S STAFF MEETING
COME AND CHECKOUT what Aiza and her brother have been learning during the lockdown
AIZA'S LEARNING BUBBLE
IRAE'S LEARNING BUBBLE
IRAE'S HOME BAKING
WOW!!!!! Irae has been very busy throughout the lock down period and after chatting to her mother, she has already completed the learning pack during the first week. She's been doing a lot of reading, writing and math. You are truly amazing Irae, keep up the great learning! I would like to thank Mrs Ioane for sending me these beautiful pictures.
To all my Room 7 learners, if you have anything you would like to share, then please feel free to send it through my school email address firstname.lastname@example.org however, it is not compulsory!
GREETINGS FROM YOUR TEACHER
Talofa Lava Room 7, how are you all doing? Hope you are well and are save in your bubble. Who is in your bubble? What have been some of the highlights during the lock down? Well in my bubble is just my husband and I, however, he has to work so I'm home alone doing all the cooking (which I'm not great at) lol and cleaning. This lock down has been hard as I have not been able to see my family especially my parents. Although once this lock down is lifted I'm going to drive straight to my parents place and give them a great big hug. I have been video calling my siblings, just checking in and seeing how everyone is. Have you been able to video call any of your family members?
Well I hope the learning pack are keeping you busy and hopefully soon, once all has been given the all clear, I'll get to see you soon. We might have to come up with a new sort of air high five or air hug when when we see each other again.
Till then take care my lovelies x
Here's a little tik tok dance - see if you can spot me in the clip!
These are my gorgeous nieces Anakava & Ephesians, hope you like it!
My Parents with the grandchildren
Video Chat with my siblings during the lock down