Natania’s Values

Natania recently completed this Google drawing to show the thoughts that we should keep with us. These thoughts are our positive ones. We did this task when our values focus was Keep a Positive Attitude.

It would be such a great world if people all held on to their positive thoughts and not the negative ones. Do you have any good ideas for other positive thoughts we can add?

Kairo – King of the Kahoot!

Mihimihi Quiz

In Week One of Term Two, Te Ara Angitu used a Kahoot! to check in on our knowledge of keywords used in our mihi.  The questions were:

The podium for this week is:

Our next step for this area of learning is to have all of our hub improve on their first attempt by having another go of this Kahoot!

Right On

Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time

Today we looked at our value for this week by identifying situations and times throughout the school day when we need to show our Value of doing the right thing at the right time and place.

This is a collection of our ideas:


Words From Kid President

Things We Should Say More Often

To finish our week of focusing on the value of Use Kind Words and Actions, we watched a YouTube clip from an old favourite, Kid President.  In this clip, he lists 20 things we should say more often.  (The patero part got a few laughs).

We then created a list of some of the things we think we should say more often and students chose their top five to record in their Topics books.

Our next step is to create opportunities to say these things to each other.

These are our ideas:



Do Unto Others

Don’t Treat Me This Way

In our discussions about using kind words and actions, we viewed the story, The Golden Rule.

From viewing this book, we had a discussion about what it means to treat others the way you want to be treated.  Our discussion went into the ways we don’t like being treated and how this can help us to remember not to treat others in these ways.

The main part of our discussion was about name-calling.  We shared some really upsetting things about the names that we have been called throughout our lives.  It was really sad hearing what people have been called and we could all empathise with how name-calling makes us feel.

We are going to make an effort to make sure we are not the ones to be hurting each other.

This is a list of ways we don’t like to be treated:


Use Kind Words and Actions

Our Values focus for this week has been Using Kind Words and Actions.  One part that we focused on has been giving people compliments.  We came up with some examples and then wrote compliments to people in our hub.  We also tried to make someone’s day by making compliment cards for other people in our school and someone at home.

Zones of Regulation Review

The Zones of Regulation are used to help us regulate our emotions in order to be in the best space for learning.  To start 2023, we did a hub brainstorm to see what we already know about the zones.

This is what we came up with:

Our next step is to be able to explain what strategies we can use and use them in our daily lives.

Fresh Fish Stinky Fish

 Things That Help or Hinder Our Learning

For one of our beginning-of-the-year class activities, we used Fresh Fish Stinky Fish to identify and discuss the things that help and the thongs that hinder our learning.  We included things that make us feel low, impacting how we learn.  
Our focus with this task is to ensure we are aware of what we do to have the best possible opportunities at school and beyond.
These are the thoughts we recorded after a Think, Pair, Share activity.

Time To Time

One of our values is Be There and we have been looking at the importance of being on time with the places we need to be and with the things we need to do.  This is a T Chart of the implications for being punctual vs being late.

I think I need to work on being on time and not leaving things to the last minute.