We had a great first day of school, the morning started with a few bumps (it was writing time and the kids just didn't want a bar of it this morning, something to work on this term, find something that will make writing fun for them!) but as the day progressed so did the responsiveness of my class! They are really excited by statistics our new strand of maths for this term. In the afternoon they did some Commonwealth Games activities and then for crafts made Diwali cards which were very impressive! All in all a great day for a first day.
Below are some of the things we did during the holidays and also a photo of the Bad Jelly the Witch cast that Ben took after the show on the last day of term three. The kids loved the performance and the work we did before going to the show really paid off as they were able to interpret the performance against their knowledge of the storyline. For the holidays we went first thing Saturday morning to Steve's parents place in Waipuk and spent 10 days with them, also making time for an overnight tramp in the Ruahine Ranges (our first overnight) ... it was more like an alpine trek than a family tramp but we survived! The last few days were spent at home but with a trip to Hamilton to see my sister play hockey for the NZ Under 19 team (they won 4-1, yeah)
For some reason I can't upload the photos so I will try again tomorrow!