Friday, June 17, 2011

Rohi visits Ngutunui Enviro School

Rohi's last visit was to Ngutunui Enviro School. Rohi listened to the children sing 'The Rose.' Rohi is now on her way home. Bye, Bye, Rohi.

Rohi visits Kawhia

Rohi visited Kawhia School this week. Rohi and Perky the pukeko, were helping the children to take photos.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Christie's Day With Rohi

This is Christie's story and slide show...

My day with Rohi

When I got home with Rohi we fed the fish in the pond and helped Mum bring in the washing. We played on the trampoline and swings and I showed him around my garden. He blended in with most of the plants. He met our dog Louie and our cat, Muffin!!! We came inside and he helped me with my guitar practice, he was a big help!! Rohi was getting hungry so we helped Mum cook tea. Me and Rohi set the table. Tea was delicious! After tea we looked down the stairway. Rohi said “it was awfully steep”. After we looked down the stairway we practiced my rhythmic gymnistics, Rohi is very good! Then we helped Mum do some baking for the school fair and the shared lunch tomorrow, yummy cheese muffins - mmmm. After baking we watched a little tv and then played on the computer. Now we are off to brush our teeth and hop into bed to read for a little while! It has been a busy afternoon!

By Christie

Rohi and the Super Scoopers

The Super Scoopers kindly sent us all these wonderful momentos of Rohi's visit to Dunedin.
Rohe and Magne Visit St Clair

Rohe and Magnie Help with the Fair on PhotoPeach

A visit to Maihiihi

Today, Rohi and Perky visited Maihiihi School. We were in Room 3 and the children were using Mathletics to help them learn maths. We were on a tricky fractions problem.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rohi Visits Otewa School

We are in Room 2. We are Year 1 , 2 and 3. We have been learning about New Zealand and what makes us New Zealanders. We went to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and we saw the keas. The keas were very clever doing tricks. They could open the cage door with their beaks. When the kea was given a full yogurt in a pot, he could open it with his beak . He wrapped his claws around the pot to stop the yogurt pot rolling away. The yogurt was a fruity yogurt and the kea ate half of it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

More adventures with Room 3 at Pirongia School

More adventures with Rohi in Room 3 at Pirongia School on PhotoPeach

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rohi visits Room 3 at Pirongia School

We were very excited to receive Rohi in the post and he is going to be in our classroom for one week.
Today Rohi played in our classroom, made words with the playdough during reading rotations, watched us do our work, read in our reading group, had lots of fun, took lots of fun photos and played with us. Here are some photos from our first day together. Tonight, Rohi is visiting the doctors with Connor. We look forward to hearing about his adventures there tomorrow!

Rohi's Adventures Monday 16 May on PhotoPeach

P.S. You can also check out our class blog for more of Rohi's adventures!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rohi's Visit

Rohi has arrived in the Waikato again. She went missing for a little while but after a bit of sleuthing, I managed to track her down. When Rohi arrived at Pirongia School, my name wasn't on the parcel so Rohi managed to find a home in one of the classrooms who were delighted to see her. She met some of the locals and is looking forward to going out and about with them.

I did manage to steal Rohi away for the day and take her out to Hauturu School on the Kawhia Harbour. I was so busy I forgot to take a photo of Rohi in the class but on the way back to Pirongia, I stopped and took this in the pouring rain. I hope Mrs McGhie likes it.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rohi's Easter Escape

Rohi had a great break for the school holidays. I hope you enjoy her video. She has been busy moving around the classrooms at our school and spending the day with all our students. She has four more days with us then she is going to Hamilton.

This is how she spent her day with our year one students.
This is how she spent her day with our year two students.

There is more to come as our year 3 to six students are creating their own blog posts about her. They have photos and stories in draft at the moment. John managed to post some of his story for you.

Enjoy the video!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Rohi and Room 12 @ RBS

Hi there friends of Rohi. Our teacher has been VERY busy but has finally put together a little slide show of the time Rohi spent with us. We hope you enjoy it.

Rohi and Room 12 @ RBS on PhotoPeach

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Our new friend Rohi

Yesterday afternoon Rohi the kea arrived. Rohi came in a parcel. In the parcel there were some magnets to remind us of the spectacular time with Rohi. There were some awesome cards made by a school in Hamilton. Rohi has met some of our friends like Little Pink Elephant, Yellow Duck, Mr Frog, Spider, Angler Fish, Squid and Miss Rabbit. I hope she will have fun in Room Twelve!

By Paige

Day 61 - Rohi & Friends

Friday, February 25, 2011

Rohi Meets the Mice

Keanu brought his mice in to show the class. There are four of them and they are all female. They have a cage with a wheel in that they can run around in. There's food and water in the bottom and a sleeping place filled with straw at the top. Rohi was very curious about the mice. Do kea eat mice?

Tonight Rohi is getting into another bubble wrap envelope and is being posted south to another school. Watch here to see her new adventures.

Room 11 at Glenview School

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rohi's New Friends

Rohi came to our school assembly on Friday. She sat quietly and listened to other students presenting their work. We're not sure if she joined in the singing though.

Rohi has made lots of new friends in Room 11. She knows all 24 students and the teacher. Here are some of the other friends she has made.
Can you see Buddy the one-eyed bear from Hamilton, Mickey Mouse from Paris, Blinky the St Bernard from Switzerland and Kooky the Kookaburra from Australia?

Room 11 at Glenview School

Friday, February 18, 2011

Rohi Goes for a Ride

This morning Mr Hazlitt brought his own ride on mower from home. Rohi went for a ride with him when he was mowing. She is well camouflaged. Can you spot her?Then something even more exciting happened. Glenview School had a visit from a Stock car. Rohi managed to sneak into the car and perch herself on the driver's seat. Here she is. Can you see her through the wire windscreen?
Do you think a kea could wreck the windscreen on this car?

Room 11 at Glenview School

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rohi in Hamilton

On Tuesday Rohi the Kea came to Glenview school in Hamilton. Rohi came from Mrs McGhie and Room 16 in Auckland. She came in a package. The package had bubble wrap to keep her safe. There were letters from Room 16 in the package too. We read them all.

We looked on Google and we found that Hamilton is 126km away from Auckland. That's how far Rohi has traveled so far.

This afternoon Rohi is going to help Mr Hazlitt mow the grass.*

Room 11 at Glenview School.

*Mr Hazlitt is the caretaker. His ride on mower broke down today so he couldn't take Rohi for a ride.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Facts About Rohi

Rohi's birthday is on the 27th of September; she is 2 years old.  Like most kea she likes to eat berries, rubbish, carrion (which means dead animals e.g. road kill), roots, nectar and sometimes sheep. Mrs McGhie won't let Rohi eat sheep though because she thinks it's very mean and quite a naughty thing to do.  You mostly find kea in the mountains of the South Island.  They like to play with people's cars during the ski season.  They jump on the roof of the car, they pull on the aerial, scratch at the windows and pull on the wipers. 
Rohi was adopted by Mrs McGhie so she doesn't know much about her real family because she was just a baby when Mrs McGhie first got her.  She loves listening to stories because she has a very clever brain.  She likes to travel because then she can see new places and meet lots of new people.
Rohi doesn't have any kea friends but her best friend is Pythagoras the Bear who lives in our classroom and visits a different house each night. He only travels to our houses while Rohi gets to have the big adventures.  She is also friends with all of us.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Introducing Rohi

Rohi is a Kea.  She likes to travel and visit other schools.  When you squeeze her tummy she makes the Kea sound.  Rohi is 2 years old.  Keas are one of the most intelligent birds in the world.  Rohi is very clever and likes to learn new things.  Keas are mountain parrots and they are native to New Zealand.  Rohi has a medium sized beak and green feathers.  Underneath her wings it is orange.  When Rohi comes to visit your class she will bring a book that explains how Keas got the orange under their wings.
What else would you like to know about Rohi? Feel free to ask us any questions.
From Mrs McGhie and Room 16.