Saturday, October 27, 2012

A&P Farm Show

We had a wonderful day on Friday at the Royal A&P Farm Show.
We had to follow a farm trail and collect stamps at each animal enclosure.
Look at all the animals we saw.
A&P Farm Show on PhotoPeach

We saw sheep racing!
Sheep Racing from Ham East on Vimeo.
And shearing too!
Shearing from Ham East on Vimeo.

Nude Food Day
Fantastic Room 16
Look at all our wonderful healthy lunches,
we used containers and NO wrapping!
Don't forget...
Every Wednesday is Litterless Lunch Day 
at Hamilton East School!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rosie's Calf Club

Rosie's Calf Club is a farmtastic, free online game that lets you adopt your very own pet calf and teaches you how to look after it.  Our class signed up today.  Don't forget to feed your calf everyday for the next 12 days!

Monday, October 15, 2012

How can we be an agent of change?

Weetbix Slice Recipe
100g butter
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup flour
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup sultanas or raisins
5 weetbix, crushed
1 teaspoon baking powder

1. Preheat oven to 180°C.  Grease a shallow 28cm x 18 cm shallow backing tin.
2. Place butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan.  Stir over a low heat until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved.
3. Add egg and remaining ingredients; mix until well combined. 
4. Press into prepared tin.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Cool before cutting into squares.

Happy baking and eating everyone!


Saturday, September 15, 2012


We wanted to share what we have been learning about the 3r's
We planned our Wearable Arts costumes.
We reused materials to make 
our costumes and our instruments.
Room 14 and 16 joined together to perform.
A Change is gonna come... from Ham East on Vimeo.

Enjoy reading our Operetta writing...
A Change is gonna come...

We also wrote some imaginative stories... 
if something crazy happened in the Operetta...

I skipped onto the stage and one of the children turned into a monster.  All of the people were scared.  I was scared too.  I ran away and all of the other people ran too. The monster chased after us.  Then the monster turned back into a human.  Phew!
by Ruby

When I was going to walk off the stage Shahil fell over and down the steps.  He laughed at himself, then everybody fell down.  Oops!
by Racheal

I danced on the stage with my costume.  I came down the steps and Tui started to drum and everyone started to make some NOISE!  BANG... I heard everyone clapping.  Then Tui banged the drum very hard and the drum bounced up and flew outside the hall!  He ran after the drum!
by Isikeli

When the Operetta was on  I walked into the hall.  I saw Mohamed dancing and he fell off the stage.  Something happened down there.  There was a light and then he flew up and up and then...  everyone started to fly!    It was so awesome!
by Scania
Mrs McKenzie was very pleased that 
none of these crazy things happened!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Daffodil Day

Today is Daffodil Day
We are raising money for the Cancer Society
We wore yellow to school and brought a coin to donate
You can watch and listen to William Wordsworth's famous daffodil poem

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cross Country Race Day

What an amazing day!  
It stopped raining just for our Cross Country Race.

We lined up
Ms O'Neil said "On your marks, get set...."
she blew on her whistle...  beeeeep!
The Winners! Year 2 Girls
 What a close finish!
 The Winners! Year 2 Boys
The Winners! Year 3 Girls

The Winners! Year 3 Boys

Room 16 children were wonderful,
they all ran as fast as a shooting star!
Congratulations everybody!

Saving Our Money

We had a visit from Brodie who works for ASB bank.
He talked to us about money and banks.
We learnt about Eftpos cards and how you can only spend the money you have in the bank.
 Brodie talked to us about needs and wants.
Needs are
water, food and shelter.  Things you have to have.
Wants are -  
things we want but have to wait for.
We have to save our money for our wants!
                   Saving Money from Ham East on Vimeo.

Character Writing

Character Writing

Maori Language Week

String Games from Ham East on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Changes-What is Change?
We investigated what makes things change.  
We experimented with water and food. 
We used solids, liquids and gases.

Read what we discovered
What is Melting ? 
- "a solid turns into a liquid when you heat it up" said Guru

What is Evaporation? 
- "a liquid turns into a gas when you heat it up" said Scania and Mohamed

What is Freezing? 
- "a liquid turns into a solid when you make it very cold" said Nivriti and Lathaniel

What is Condensation? 
- "a gas turns into a liquid when you make it very cold" said Emma
We also had a Maths problem.  
We made 3 bowls of popcorn and we had 21 children.
How many children would have to share each bowl?
We used equal sharing to find a solution.