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Happy Cake

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We have been reading the book, How to make a Happy Cake. 
We have looked closely at the way instructions are written and have sequenced the instructions matching the pictures to the text.

Today we combined with Room Whetu and got to make Happy Cake.  

We assembled the ingredients...  making sure we checked them off our list.


We split into two groups, girls and boys and with Maria and Tracy's help measured out the ingredients and followed the instructions.


We melted butter.

We sifted the dry ingredients.

We mixed in eggs.

We cooked the cakes.

We decorated the tops with icing sugar sprinkled on top.
A star cake for Room Whetu.

A rocket cake for Room Rocket.

We enjoyed sampling our Happy Cakes.

Monarch Butterflies

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Using the swan plants that Te Ara Wha grew last year,  this summer we have watched the life cycle of  13 monarch butterflies  and have successfully  set them free.   From the tiny egg emerged tiny caterpillars, which devoured our swan plants  as they grew bigger and bigger and bigger.  A gorgeous green and gold chrysalis which then turned black and then clear, so we could see the wings of the monarch inside. Sometimes we were very lucky and got to watch the butterfly hatch out of the chryalis,  pump up its wings and dry them slowly, before taking off to discover the world outside.  Fly free! 


Welcome to Room Rocket

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2017 Years 1 and 2. This year we have decided to reach for the stars.   Together we are going to launch into learning. Believe to Achieve. We are ... Room Rocket.




Last Day- Te Ara Wha

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Thank you Zoe  for bringing  sister Laila's bunnies to school. We loved being able to hold and cuddle them. What a fantastic way to end our school year.




Thank you Te Ara Wha. We have had an amazing year together.  I hope you have all enjoyed your learning journey and have made some long lasting memories along the way.  Have a happy and relaxing holiday.
Maria

Farewell Shena

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Today we farewelled our beautiful Shena. We wish her well in her retirement.

We have all enjoyed Shena's amazing talents, especially singing, music, art and the beloved Greedy Cats.
We will all miss you. We wish you well in your retirement and look forward to hearing about all your adventures.


Shena's Starlets perform one last time.
A tea set, designed and made by all pupils at Brooklyn School.

Entertainment by Paul Bond and crew and Brooklyn School pupils.


Shena's korowai.   See all the individual feathers inside with personal messages from staff and students.  

Past pupil Lauren Walker.

Together at Brooklyn. A time for reflection and celebration.

Junior Syndicate - End of Year Visit to Kaiteriteri

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To celebrate our amazing year of learning Te Ara Toru (Room Three), Te Ara Wha (Room Four),
Te Ara Rima (Room Five) combined to enjoy a day at Kaiteriteri.
We started our day at Little Kaiteriteri and walked over the track to Big Kaiteriteri enjoying a play on the playground.
We enjoyed swimming in the lagoon and then enjoyed making sand sculptures in the sand.
A big thank you to all the parents who were able to help with supervision on this day.

Swim For Life

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Swim for Life Swimming Lessons
This year we were lucky to have the lovely swimming instructors from Swim for Life take us for swimming lessons.
Watch the wonderful Rocket swimmers in the pool during a training session.
See the streamlined bodies, arms, breathing and kicking.








We also had opportunity to learn some life saving techniques and  to experience swimming with a life jacket on.



Thank you Swim for Life.
As you can see we all enjoyed the swimming lessons.