Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Ole Soccer

We had a first Ole soccer session today.  It was great fun.

Listening in to James our coach

Practicing keeping the ball close to our foot and under control

Playing 2 aside

Israeli Culture

Today Dana's dad, Alax, came to visit Rimu 5. He shared with us about the Israeli and the Russian culture.  We learned lots of new information and some Hebrew and Russian words. 
Dana shared with us her first language of Russian.  She is going to teach us how to count from one to ten over the next few weeks.

Some of the Russian alphabet

Some of the Hebrew alphabet.  We learned that in Hebrew you write and read from right to left.

Dana sharing with us how to say 1 - 10 in Russian.  Thanks Dana.

Monday, 28 August 2017

American Culture

Kem, Ian's dad came to visit Rimu 5 this afternoon.  He shared with us the American culture, as he is from Utah in America.   We loved the 'rock and roll' movie Kem shared.  Next wet day, we all want to give this a go for our fitness!! Here are a few photos from the visit.
Thank you very much for coming into share with us.

Explaining the landscape of Utah.

America is about 80 times bigger than New Zealand

Explaining the American flag.  Each star represents a state.  America has 50 states.

America has many cultures and influences.  In the south their is a Mexican influence.

Thanks Giving meal

Traditional American food

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Dreams can come true.

Today Rimu 5 started on their Calendar Art.  We talked about dandelions and the story behind making a wish when we blow the seeds away.  We talked about how our growth mindset can make the difference as to whether our dreams can come true or not, by being resilient and persevering.

Here is a sneaky peek at our artwork!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Cultural Visit from Phoebe

This afternoon Rimu 5 learned more about the Chinese culture.  Phoebe, Cody's mum, shared about the location of China, the meaning behind the flag, food, clothing, celebrations, language, the zodiac signs and brought in some moon cake for the students to try. 
Thank you Phoebe.  We all enjoyed listening to and learning about the Chinese culture.

Chinese food

  Did you know in the Chinese culture when you are old, you prefer to have noodles rather than a birthday cake?  This is it is believed that because noodles bring a longer life.

Cody and Phoebe showing us how to use chop sticks

Evie having a go at using chop sticks

Chinese abacus

2017 is the year of the Rooster

The moon cake

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Key compentency Certificates

Congratulations to Cameron and Amelie on being awarded the Key Competency certificates for Thinking.