Thursday, 17 April 2014

Making Tivaevae

Cook island from Kolynn Tai on Vimeo. Finally we have finished our Tivaevae quilt. A big thank you to Mrs Turnbull who helped sew the patches together. This video shows the making of our Tivaevae. Come into Room 4 and see our Tivaevae quilt on our wall.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Post of the Week (Week 11)

Our family went up the mountain today. We went on a walk to Dawson Falls. It was very fun. We got some water out of the river and drank the water. It was the best water I have ever tasted!!! We then had lunch at the cafe and then went to the visitor centre. We also went and saw the Dawson falls power station that was awesome!!! It was a fantastic day!!!!

This is a fantastic picture Katelyn. It looks like fun and I reckon that water would've been great tasting. I might have to take my family up there one day.
Mr Tai

Monday, 7 April 2014

Writing assistance from Senior students.

Thank you to Emily, Lucas, Brylee, and Meg who came into Room 4 during our writing lesson to help some of our students complete their recounts. The group helped edit our writing and assisted with posting onto their blogs.

Post of the Week (Week 10)

On Sunday we went to Macy's 4th birthday party.  Macy had a ladybird theme.  She had a bouncy castle and heaps of cool friends to play with.  We had a fun day.

This is a photo of the delicious ladybird cake and my friend Macy.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Tivaevae (Our progress so far)

Tivaevae on PhotoPeach  

 Room 4 have been learning about the Cook Islands and specifically about tivaevae. Tivaevae is a special quilt that is used in many Cook Island ceremonies such as birthdays, funerals, and special hair cutting ceremonies. For art we are making our own class tivaevae. Students learnt about the designs on tivaevae and about the Cook Island Hibiscus flower. So far we have made a draft of our tivaevae on paper. Next week we start painting on individual calico squares which will then be sewn together to make our tivaevae. Thank you to Mrs Turnbull who cut out the calico squares.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Weetbix Triathlon

By all accounts it was a fantastic day at Ngamotu Beach for the annual Weetbix Triathlon. Well done to all the Auroa Students who took part in the triathlon.