Monday, July 17, 2017

Right Choice Day - Term 2!

Right Choice Day was fantastic, especially the sports that Seniors organised for us.  





Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Here is our special gift that we made for Mrs Johnston in our office.  She retires at the end of the term and we wanted to say thank you and to wish her well.

We quietly snuck up to Mrs Johnston's window and sang this song for her ...

Mrs Johnston was very happy to see us.

We love you Mrs Johnston and we will miss you!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

We didn't realise that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was a book before it was made into a movie. After we listened to the story today we made a list of some of the food we would and would not want to fall on us from the sky.
Parents please take note!


Kia Ora Whanau

On the Riverdale School Website, we are looking for submissions as to your view on Health Education.  There is a VERY quick survey that we would invite you to complete, regarding what Health topic you feel are important that we teach at Riverdale School.

Please, if you have a spare minute could you click the link and complete the survey.

Thank you!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tawhirimatea - Song of Matariki



At Maths time today, some of us played Scrabble.  We had to find out how many points each of the words was worth by using strategies such as making groups of 5 or 10 to help us count quicker.

Over the holidays, you might like to play Scrabble with us.  It helps us with our Spelling as well as our Maths!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Big Book Response

Today we read a new big book called "There was an old lady who swallowed a mozzie!"
Look at Rebekah's detailed drawings of the characters in the story

 Rahira worked hard in our special house...and look what she drew and wrote.

 Everyone worked hard on their own response to the story. Emily drew pictures in a cartoon strip to retell the story...

 There were other drawings...

 And Regan was very creative.  He decided he wanted to make a stand up Roo!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Concert Writing

On Friday we were having a concert.  I was playing my pan flute the same with Ben and Jack.  Alex was playing his guitar.  I made my pan flute out of straws and tape and I was terrified.  Every kid in the class had an instrument and my favourite part was doing the clapping pattern.
By Caleb

On Friday we had a concert and it was amazing.  I was a speaker in the concert and I think there was one million children there.  My nan and the teddies were watching.  Bang Bang went the drums.  Strum went the guitars.  Then it finished but I wanted to do the concert forever.
By Riley S

One time we had a concert on Friday.  I was terrified until mum came.  I was happy, happy, happy so waved at her.  She waved back at me.
By Kyle

Mum mum was very, very proud of my singing and my favourite things was singing.  I very liked making my drums and I also liked doing the brainstorming.  My mum was so proud of me.  She was smiling.  I loved our concert.
By Liam

I am so happy of myself.  I did my first ever slideshow.  This is the best concert ever.  I have done lots of work.  This is a good concert.  It's almost done.  The drums were good.
By Connor A

Yay!  Yay!  It's the big final concert.  I said "Hi mum and dad.  Look at the drums".  "Yeah" sad mum and dad.  "I'm going to play a poem" I said.  Jacob is going to play the drums after the poem.  Bang!  Bang!  Went the drums.  "That is loud" I said.
By Declin

On Friday we had a concert.  "We were very nervous" I said.  "I love concerts".  It was starting.  Devon went up and played the guitar.  But it was now the end.  I felt happy!  Then we went home.
By Adam

"Yay!  Yay! I am so excited for the concert" said Emma and she did her part.  "I did it.  I did it". Emma said.  Soon is was Mrs Kenyon's turn.  She did her "Dah nar nar".  The song was on.  Mrs Kenyon was frightened so much but she was crazy when she was done.  She boogied so much and she laughed so much she couldn't stop.  "I will give Mrs Kenyon a picture" said Emma.  Mrs Kenyon said "Thank you Emma".
By Emma L