Homework Challenge List
Ciara completed the challenge of designing and building her dream home. We loved the way she put showed so much detail with the planning and building of her furniture - well done Ciara!
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Angus has been working hard on the farm this term and has completed the challenge of helping out for a minimum of 3 days. He has been out shifting breaks with his dad and said he really enjoys helping on the farm. We are sure his dad really appreciated his help too!
Emily has been very busy in term 2 playing netball for "Southern". She told us that she has been playing netball every Friday night in Ashburton and practising on Wednesday's. She has really enjoyed netball and has met some new people too. Emily received a certificate showing that she was one of the most improved players in her team this season - Great work Emily!
Angus has been working hard for a whole term completing chores at home. He said that he didn't enjoy it much but that mum really appreciated his efforts - Well done Angus!
Ciara completed the challenge of creating something from recycled materials - she created a fishing rod from a stick, some newspaper, string, a ball from a Guiness bottle, some feathers, some tin can tops, and wire. She told us the feathers go on the end to hide the hook and attract the fish - good luck with your fishing Ciara!
Angus completed the challenge of keeping his bedroom tidy for a whole term! He said it wasn't his favourite challenge, and was hard work making his bed because it is a bunk. He did say that he thinks that even though the challenge is finished, he is keeping his bedroom tidy still!
Ciara participated in the Mother's Day fun run in Ashburton for her homework challenge. She told us there were 250 people in the race, and it was hard work. She said the best part was getting to the finish line - she was exhausted - Great work Ciara!
James completed the challenge of creating a book for a junior student. He completed this challenge while the power was out after our windy days last week - what a great use of this time! James's book is called "The Cop Cat" and we are very excited to read it. The book will be displayed in our classroom to provide our class a chance to read it before we lend it to the juniors.
James completed the challenge of making a three course dinner for his family as part of his homework. He cooked Mini Pizzas, Tacos and Pavlova, all of which was very much enjoyed by his family!
Megan completed the dream house challenge for her homework. She created it out of lego which was an innovative idea we hadn't seen before. We especially liked her outdoor bbq area!
Georgia completed the "expert" challenge by telling us all about the game of netball. We enjoyed hearing about how to play netball, the rules, and Georgia's time playing netball.
Georgia completed the challenge of working for 3 days on the farm at home. She told us how she needed to be responsible helping out, and that her parents really appreciated that she gave up her time to help them out when they were busy.
Georgia completed the dream house challenge for homework. Her house was round which was an interesting concept! She used a range of materials to make the objects inside her house, such as plasticine, lego and ready-made toys.
Sophie completed the challenge of using recycled materials to create an original artwork, by designing and building a robot out of milk bottles and bottle tops. We enjoyed seeing Sophie's designs and plans for building robot and really liked the finished product!
Emily completed the dream house challenge for homework. She created a dream Tree House which was a very original idea! We loved all the details she had inside and the secret trapdoor to get into the tree house!
Murphy completed the challenge of reviewing an exhibition for homework. He created a short movie showing the artwork from Sarah Harper's latest exhibition and his review of the exhibition. We enjoyed seeing this new form of presentation!
Megan completed the challenge of cooking dinner for her family. She had an American themed dinner, and her family dressed up in American themed costumes. Megan created an American themed menu for her American style dinner, which her family really enjoyed!
Angus joined the Mt Somers Rifle Club and completed the "Join a Community Group" challenge. He brought in some of his targets to show us how well he is going with his shooting. He told us the most difficult part about shooting is working with different scopes. Angus also told us he rates his shooting ability as 7/10!
Sophie completed the challenge of designing her own dream house. She told us all about the features of her house and answered all out questions. We especially liked her pool and diving board!
Angus completed the challenge to create a comic book for a junior student. He based his comic book on a series of songs called "The Duck Songs". He told us what went well and what were the difficult parts - Angus said he would choose a different topic if did this challenge again as he found it hard to draw the ducks.
Georgia completed the challenge to learn a musical instrument. Georgia has been learning the piano. She told us that this year she is going to be undertaking her Grade 1 piano exam - Good luck Georgia!
James completed the dream house challenge - with a twist! Instead of making a dream house for humans, he made a dream house for cats! James had a lot of great detail in his house and we could see what a great effort he had put into this challenge - lucky cats!!
In this challenge, Murphy wrote a comic book for junior students. Murphy's presentation of his comic was excellent and we all enjoyed his story about the Crazy Cat! Murphy talked to us about the difficulties in writing a comic - it was hard to come up with a good story topic! We are sure the junior students will enjoy reading this comic book!
Murphy researched and wrote a pamphlet about Healthy Eating to share with us for this challenge. His pamphlet was very informative and included facts about healthy eating as well as lots of recipe ideas for healthy foods and healthy meals.
Saige cooked dinner for her family to complete the "giving to your family" challenge. She made Garlic Bread, Wraps and Chocolate Mousse and said her family gave her a 10/10! She told us the easiest part was grating cheese and the hardest part was trying to not make a mess!
Angus completed the endurance event challenge, by competing in the Ride the Rakaia Duathlon. We enjoyed hearing about what Angus found easy and what he found challenging. He gave us some great tips for anyone competing next year: (1) make sure you have a good bike with gears and good brakes, and (2) make sure you do lots of training!
Sophie joined the community group "St Johns" to complete one of her challenges. We enjoyed hearing about the different activities she has been doing to show caring for others - Miss Bell especially enjoyed the lovely beaded necklace Sophie made for her! We hope Sophie enjoys learning first aid skills next term!
Angus completed the overnight tramp challenge, going on an overnight hunting trip down in Southland. We especially enjoyed hearing about the food he ate while he was away - roast mutton cooked over the fire and toasted marshmallows!
Angus chose the 'expert' challenge and showed himself to be an expert in sheep and beef farming. He told us about many different parts of sheep and beef farming and made a great presentation to our class.
Joel designed and created a model of his dreamhouse for this challenge. Joel described the many features of his house to us - we were very impressed by all the detail in his model.
Murphy completed the pest control system for this challenge. He used his welding skills to help him build a rat catcher to use around the farm and at home. He made a great presentation which included photos of him going through the process of making the rat catcher.
Oscar designed and built a model of his dreamhouse for his challenge. Oscar showed a lot of originality and creativity in his design, with his dreamhouse being part of an airport.
Joel completed the pest control challenge, designing and creating a rodent trap. Joel told us how he chose this challenge because the rats kept getting at the chickens - it was great to see he had really though about the need for this system at home.
Murphy competed in the "ride the Rakaia event. He made a poster that told us all about the event and the equipment he needed. He also talked to us about what went well and what he would do differently next time. He was very proud of his effort and that he came 4th, but said that next time he would make sure to do double knots in his shoelaces so they dont come undone!
Angus made two 3-course meals for his family. His first meal included a cheese board, spaghetti bolognaise and chocolate mousse, and his second meal included a cheese board and dips, nachos, a salad and apple crumble. His family enjoyed tasting all his delicious dishes!
Jake competed in the "Ride the Rakaia' race. He made a poster about this event to share with the class, which told us all about the race, including the equipment he needed and the course. He also told us about how we got to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet for the school for having the most people entered.
Angus designed and built a model of his dream house. We were all really impressed with the detail of all the furniture that he had made for the inside of his house. Angus also showed us some pictures of him building his model - he showed us these using his wiki page. We had not seen a wiki before, so he showed us how to create our own wiki space - we all thought it was a great place to store photos and other work we had done to be able to show our family, friends and class.
Sophie competed in the Rakaia duathlon. She told us that it was hard work, but she really enjoyed it. She made a poster with a photo and information about the Duathlon.
Katie-Morgan designed and built a model of her dream house. She talked to us about what she found easy in doing this challenge and what the difficulties were.
Megan completed the Rakaia Duathlon and presented a poster to us about this. She talked to us about the equipment she needed, the course, how she went, what had gone well in the event and what she would do differently if she competed in this event again.