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Friday, April 6, 2018

Cool being a Duffy School

Hauraki Likes to READ
After receiving the first of our Duffy Books for 2018 at a special assembly last week, we had time to hang out on our school field and read our books!
It was the beautifully sunny day before we all went off for Easter break,
so we lucked in with an Easter Egg as well.

We have many gorgeous Pohutakawa Trees lining one side of our playing
field and a fitness trail that circles the North side of the field. What better place to hang out and read.



After reading our books for 30 mins, we listened to the class novel we are reading - Sunken Forest by Des Hunt. We are lucky enough to have Des Hunt visit us next term to talking to us and have a writing workshop with us.
If you haven't read a Des Hunt book make sure you check out his website. He has some superior reads. Always based in New Zealand with environmental messages and LOTS of action. The main characters are always around 11-13 years old.

https://www.deshunt.com/

14 comments:

  1. Great to see you all enjoying your Duffy Books and what better place than under the beautiful Pohutakawa Trees. Exciting news about Des Hunt visiting next term. That will be a very interesting workshop.

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  2. Great reading I love that you can read any where in the school even a tree never seen that before hey I am Lyric from PCS next time can you add more info about you work and what you guys are doing ok bye

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    1. Hi Lyric We had a great afternoon up the trees reading our books. We didn't do any other work we were just reading our brand new Duffy books. Have a look at putting in capital letters and full stops when you comment. Thanks for looking at our blog.

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  3. I there it's Liam from yaldhurst school in rimu class. I love it that all of yous are reading and I love reading myself. Do you guys like reading to and I really like what you have done with the side hope you liked the book by.

    from yaldhurst school
    from Liam

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    1. We do like Reading in our class. Sunken Forest is a great book. Des Hunt will be here next week which is exciting. His new book is called Search for a Kiwi Killer.

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  4. Hi there it's isaac from yaldhurst school in rimu class. I like that all of yous are reading. i do a bit of reading because it is not my best I hope you all like reading i had jast got a new book bye from yaldshurst

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  5. Hello. My name is Maddison I go to Yaldhurst Model School ( YMS for short )
    I am 10 years old and saw your blog a decided to take a look, this blog post court my eye because I love to read.

    Reading I find is important and it is really cool to see that lots of kids love to read. I would like to know what is your favorite book to read? Who is your favorite author? mine is david williams.
    I hope you have a good day and keep reading, sincerely Maddison from yaldhurst.

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  6. Hello Hauraki,
    It looks like under the trees would be an awesome place to read, how many times a week do you sit under there and read? If it was me I would everyday. Mabe after you finish your class book you could do a novel study on it?

    Awesome post!
    From Hannah,
    Year 8,
    Yaldhurst Model School.

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  7. Hello Hauraki,
    It looks like sitting on trees would've been a great place to read
    From Kade
    Yms

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  8. Hello my name is Michael from christ the king school Owairaka and I like how you guys are a duffy school to we get to chose our books and it is in a box and then there are some people who give it out any way nice duffy books

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  10. Hi there it's isaac from yaldhurst school in rimu class. am 10 years old and saw your blog a decided to take a look, this blog post court my eye because I love to read.

    Reading I find is important and it is really cool to see that lots of kids love to read. I would like to know what is your favorite book to read? Who is your favorite author? mine is david williams.
    I hope you have a good day and keep reading

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  11. Hi I'm Gracie from Yaldhurst Model School.

    Under the trees looks like a great place to read. Next time if I were you I would add words to the pictures and why you took them.
    I saw your blog and I thought to take a look. What's your favourite book to read?
    Whos your favourite author?

    Thanks Gracie

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  12. Hi i'm Charlotte from Papakura Central school

    Under the tree that's a good place to read.
    blog you later
    from Charlotte

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