Our First Snow Fall

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Here are some guest writers’ stories about the snow:

It is freezing outside and it is icy, very icy outside.  This snow is coming down. By Stuart.

I like the snow it is freezing.  I like making snow balls and snowmen and drinking hot chocolate. The snow went in my mouth it feels cold.  By Ariki.

I walk through the snow while I walk to the dentist. It is cold. My feet are wet.  Bits of snow fall from the sky.  It’s cold! By Andre.

I like snow because I like to make a snow house and  go snow boarding.  I like snow flakes because I like to eat it.  By Poutama.

Fluffy snow flakes falling from the sky covering the house, covering the houses, covering the grass, covering everything it sees.  Kids going cold home, mums and dads putting the fire on.  When you go ice skating watch out, don’t fall over and hurt yourself. But if you fall don’t blame it on me.  When you make a snow man don’t forget the nose.  I think you know how to make a snow man if you don’t just do what I do first make a big and a little snow ball.  Then you get some back and make a mouth and some eyes, get a carrot for the noses and sticks for the arms.  Don’t forget the hat and buttons.  By Polly.

Winter’s here. It’s as cold as an iceblock in Antarctica. Fluffy snow floats down on you.  Everything’s white.  SO it’s like a white world all around.  Children slipping and falling and making snow angels and having snow ball fights.  You step on the snow “crunch” you sink down.  You step back up and there is a footprint standing still.  Last time I made a snow man down in Otatara with a carrot nose and two pebble eyes.  Suddenly my dog Bella rushes up to the snowman over eating the carrot, the pebbles and the snow.  Then I look at her, she looks like a snow dog.  The snow stops and gets slower and slower then it’s completely stopped but it comes back rushes down and the fun begins again.  By Mackenzie.

The snow is very cold and the trees are covered in snow. I throw snowballs at people it goes down my back.  By Martin


Super Heroes Inquiry

The Super Heroes have been working hard on their Enviro-Inquiry into how to attract native birds to our school. Below is an excerpt cross-post from their classroom blog all about their current progress.  Why not take a look at their blog here and leave a comment?

Week 1 & 2:

We explored our school grounds. We used maps and recorded “What can we hear? see? smell? taste?”  You can see Malhi’s map below.
We then asked “What do we want to hear and see?” 
We noticed that we heard no birds, and we really want birds at school.
Week 3: Now we are learning about NZ native birds and how we can attract them to our school. We watch them on TVNZ’s “Meet the locals” and we listen to them to try to recognise the sound they make. We did a survey of our backyard where we looked for places where minibeasts and birds could safely live at school. Our very low green score showed us that we need to have a make over to bring more mini beasts in.  
How green is our backyard?
We are looking in the leaves for insects and worms.IMG_0539We found some spiders in webs near the office.IMG_0544

We have a few tall trees where birds can rest and nest away from the threat of cats.


We found some flaxes and kowhai trees. They will give birds some food.