Basecamp

  • Storytelling Campfire

    Friday, May 19th, 2017, 2:51 PM

    We had a wonderful time during our Inquiry session today. We have been learning about all the different ways that stories can be shared and told. We thought about how people use to share stories in the past.  We decided to create our own Basecamp campfire – using logs, sticks and sparkly paper. We then…

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  • Art Day 2

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 9:30 PM

    Today was our second Art Day.  We started the day by reading the Maori legend Tangaroa’s Gift and then we acted out the story with some simple props.  Afterwards, we learned about the koru patterns that were on paua’s shell.   We practised drawing koru patterns, before painting our own koru.  They were difficult to start with…

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  • Art Day – Painting 1

    Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, 8:57 PM

    We painted all day today!  We spent the morning learning basic painting skills like how to hold the brush in different ways, brush techniques and how to change colours.  We learned about famous painters Wassily Kandinsky and Jackson Pollock and their artworks.  In the afternoon we experimented with painting with objects other than brushes (lids,…

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  • Sparky Comes to Visit!

    Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, 8:41 PM

    We had a special visitor on Monday!  Emmie brought along her new kitten, Sparky.  Emmie told us all about the mischievous things that Sparky has been doing, and how to be a responsible pet owner.  Sparky was so cute, we loved his visit!…

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  • Mindfulness with Our Big Buddies

    Friday, May 5th, 2017, 12:29 PM

    We had lots of fun working with our big buddies form Room 11 today. Room 11 had planned a range of mindfulness activities to do with us including making calm jars, drawing, resting activities, superhero self love, stress balls and energy activities. We had a wonderful time  -thank you Room 11!  You are such great…

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  • Our New Inquiry

    Friday, May 5th, 2017, 12:02 PM

    This term our Inquiry is all about ” How we express ourselves”. Our central idea is “We have stories for lots of reasons”. We began our Inquiry today by thinking about why we have stories and why stories are important to us.  The children worked with a partner to brainstorm their ideas and we discussed…

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  • Soccer Fun

    Friday, May 5th, 2017, 11:48 AM

    We had lots of fun at our Soccer session on Thursday. Dan taught us lots of skills and we practised dribbling and controlling the balls. We have a lot of soccer superstars in Basecamp! A letter has been sent home regarding an after school soccer programme starting at the end of May.…

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  • Easter Day

    Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 4:15 PM

    Today was Easter Day in Basecamp.  In the morning we used white hat thinking to present and write facts that we ‘know’ about the Easter Bunny.  Then we drew some beautiful Easter Bunny portraits.  In the afternoon we decorated Easter cupcakes and watched a special movie about the Easter Bunny.  It was a lot of fun!…

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  • Germ Experiment

    Friday, April 7th, 2017, 10:24 AM

    This week, as part of our Inquiry, we have been finding out about ways to keep our bodies healthy. We had a big focus on how we can keep our hands clean and wash away germs. We did an experiment using glitter as pretend germs. Basecamp covered their hands with glitter (germs) and we did…

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  • Quarrelsome Queen’s Quinoa

    Friday, March 24th, 2017, 3:28 PM

    We had great ‘risk-takers’ in Basecamp this afternoon! Zoe was chosen to be the Masterchef and with her two assistants Caua and Maddie  made  ‘Quarrelsome Queen’s Quinoa’ for Basecamp to try. Everyone had a taste and lots of Basecampers loved it. It was wonderful to see everyone giving it a go.    …

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