Thursday, July 31, 2014

NED Show

The NED show is coming to our school on Monday next week at 11:15 a.m.
Never Give Up
Encourage others
Do your Best

See the short video below to find out more.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Salvation Army

Today Teana's Dad came to talk to our classroom  about the Salvation Army. He told us Where it all started and when it all started.

It all started in the west part of England where there was a lot of poverty. There were poor people living on the streets and they could only drink alchohol including very young children because alchohol was healthier than water was. The water was so bad that it could make people sick. Then he told us about this guy who lived in England and went to church and his name was William Booth.

He got all of the poor people off the streets and took them to the church and the leader of the church said "you can't bring these people here.They are crazy". So then he went off to start his own group under a tent. People started walking around with S's on their jerseys which meant saved. And it made a better environment. 

All the bars started closing down and this all started in 1894. These two young men came to New Zealand - Pollard and Wright. That's how the Salvation Army started NZ.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Book Take

LWhat an exciting day! We went to Room 7 to choose two books for free! It was so hard to decide. Thank you everyone who donated such lovely books to share. We talked about the books we chose and why.

Lachlan: I chose 'The Cat in the Hat' with the Maori version because I am good at Te Reo.

Rudolph: Sea Quest and an animated book- I like animation

Roy: Cinderella- for my sister and it has a disc

Ezra: I got a book for Roy's sister- Dora the Explorer

Manaia: I got 2 Hairy McClairy books so I can read to my little brother.

Daniel: I got Jack and the Beanstalk because it is a pop up book.

Jessica: I chose a bear book about the best little sister to read to my little sister.

Logan: I got a Star Wars book for my little brother.