Kia ora whānau, and welcome to our Pōtiki blog! This year, the Junior team will be working collaboratively on our newly created team blog site to keep on sharing our learning journey. We are delighted to get started, and hope that you are too.
This week, New Windsor School is celebrating Friendship Week. As a result, Room 2 has been learning about whakahoahoa/ friendship, and how to be kind to each other. Today, we listened and reacted to the story of the Rainbow Fish.
We had a really interesting discussion about how what we say and do can impact how other people are feeling, and about how we need to be careful not to hurt someone else. We wondered how the Rainbow Fish was feeling throughout the story, and we used Jamboard to record our ideas as a class. We thought it would be worth sharing our finished product with our classmates, friends, and whānau.
When asked what today’s story was teaching us, the students in Room 2 replied:
“The Rainbow Fish was telling us to be kind and to listen to each other.” – Durva
“Don’t be mean to others, ever.” – Raneem
“You should try share something, instead of always keeping everything for yourself or you will not have any friends.” – Charlotte
“Always be kind to others.” – Kacy
“If you want something, don’t snatch it from the other person. Gently ask them.” Williami
“Treat people the way you want to be treated.” – Aaliyah
“We can’t make other people sad, it is not nice and we can do better than that.” – Gemma
“Don’t be mean to anyone. If you see someone being mean to someone else, tell that person that it is friendship week, and ask the other person if they are OK.” – Ammara
“Be kind to someone else, be helpful, and help each other.” Angela
What about you, how can you be kind to someone this week?
There are still 3 days left before the end of friendship week, and something tells me that there are a lot of other hanga/ create activities still to be done… Stay tuned!