Sunday, 15 October 2017

Term 4

This term is all about WONDER! #Choose Kindness Help by completing a wondering to our Wondering Wall for our upcoming camp.
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I'm at a workshop using Book Creator - Exciting, think how we could use this in our class.

Book Creator

Our Election results

Well, what can I say! We are still awaiting a verdict on who will be our next government in NZ. So how did our voting go... Congratulations to the Terminators who gained 35% of the Party Votes. Followed by the Redwood Party with 30%, then the Wonder party on 25% and the Acid Breakers on 10%. However... To make a government we will require a coalition to be formed. 51% is needed to be the government. Discussions will take place in the first week back to decide who can work with who. Questions will be asked, Policies will be adapted and working together to do the best for the island. By the way what is the name of our Island - we need a government to make a decision. In the Electorate voting we had quite an interesting result: Electorate 1 Jaedyn, Michael D-G, Lindsey, Olivia Electorate 2 Lashawn, Ky-Mani, Harrison, Chasity Electorate 3 Joel, Hayley, Amy, Greta Electorate 4 Madison and Amberley (draw), Madeline, Tabitha I wonder what do they do when there is a draw in an electorate? What shall we do?

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Homework Holiday

Week 10 - I'm giving you all a homework holiday. We were so involved in our election work this morning that I'm keen for you all to keep an eye on the news for election information - as we found out today, we still don't know who will be the government. Also remember your library books so you can either renew them or issue new ones for the holidays.

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Friday, 8 September 2017

Spelling Bee

This week we started an AVAILLL - Akeelah and the Bee.  Which is based on the Spelling Bee.  This weekend three from Room 13 are competing.  Here is a pic of them feeling slightly nervous before it all starts.

Phoenix had the word - decision 
Tabitha had the word - literacy
Hayley had the word - rehearse 

Phoenix won some stationery from Whitcoulls as a spot prize.  Hayley won some movie tickets as well.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

A well overdue blog post...

We've been rather busy writing and getting prepared for our speeches - the focus for Room 13 has been to develop a persuasive speech and we used a tasty method to remember how to writ this text type.

O - R - E - O

Opinion, Reason, Evidence, Opinion

The Year 6's will be eligible for our school competition.

We are absolutely thrilled with how our Romero Britto calendar art turned out - Bright and colourful and really meeting the design features that we discovered in his work.

Check out some of the great work from the fast finishers.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

We were part of this #MOONHACK

Congratulations to all of us who attempted to learn more about coding over the last day or two - all those who submitted there project were part of creating a global world record - woohoo!

Check out this site:

Leave a comment on which World record you would like to set.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Everything is Tip Top!

It is easy to write lots, however how do we know when to construct a new paragraph.  Most of us can identify that a paragraph is a group of sentences about a related topic.  So does it matter how many sentences are in a paragraph?

We found information on Tip Top (MNEMONIC) to remind us when to create a new paragraph.



We've been re-working our 'Beacon of Light' stories we started with Miss Malone.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Our special visitor

On Wednesday Tatiana visited
the class and she show us her
her silver medal . Lindsey

Because of Cross Country later this term, we have been doing training on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Year 4’s and up have to practice on those days. We run around Boyd Park, or the Wetlands. We start from the destination on the right then exit out the left entrance. Also, Mr Muir, a man who works for Team Energize, told us about what we should eat to get fast. A technique he showed us was to move your head around and other stuff like that which makes you faster than normal running.Matthew

As you know Ky-Mani’s sister Tatiana was a competitor in the Youth Commonwealth Games. We have been lucky enough to have Tatiana come in and have a talk to us.  She had a very encouraging idea”Don’t give up on something you are really good at”. We all got see and hold her medal it was  silver.  She won the medal in discus she threw a whopping 45m.  The girl who got first threw 47m and third place was 44m  

Tatianas visit.
We were lucky enough to have Ky-Mani´s sister come in for the morning with her mum and her silver medal that she won in the Bahamas for discus.


Tatiana’s visit.
At our school Ky-Mani’s sister Tatiana came over to visit our class with her silver medal that she won in discus in the Bahamas.  On Tuesday we had to think about what questions we were going to ask her.

Olivia B's
Knock, knock, knock, then the door opens it’s Tatiana and her silver medal. She came in to show the class her medal that she won in the Bahamas. It was big and heavy and we all got to hold it, it had a lot of writing on it. Tatiana said that it was one of her heaviest medals she owns. She said that she had won 51 medals and most of them were from discus. When someone asked her what her favourite sport was she said it was discus. She said that she had been doing discus since she was 9 and now she is 17.  She is winning medals and going to world competitions.  She said that Valerie Adams was the one that she looked up to.

Amber - Cross Country Training
Every Tuesday and Thursday's we go to Boyd park to do our Cross Country Training. The seniors and middle school have to bring spare change of clothes.  People that don’t bring spare change of clothes have to run around the soccer field as many times as they can.  People that bring their clothes get to run in the wetlands. The seniors run half the field and then the wetlands.

In Rm 13 Ky-Mani’s sister Tatiana came for a visit. Tatiana came because she got a silver medal for discus in the Bahamas. Her longest throw was 47.39m

On Wednesday 2nd of August, Mr Muir came to talk to us about the 5 food groups and show us some techniques for running. He also taught us a cool new game, too. Mr Muir taught us some things not to do when you're passed. It was a lot of fun.

By Michael D.G

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Welcome back to Term 3

What a wonderful day we have had catching up and launching into Term 3.

We were thrilled to hear that Ky-Mani's sister Tatiana won a Silver medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas - we had to have a look on our world map to find out where the Bahamas were - it is very close to Bermuda where New Zealand won a very famous piece of silverware - Do you know what it is called? And do you know what it's nickname is?


 "No Homework" tonight - unless you can access it digitally through Google Slides - it will be printed for tomorrow ;)

Spare clothes on the 'T' days - Tuesday's and Thursday's - we are heading to Boyd Park to start our Cross Country preparation.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Week 4 - The Term so far...

Rippa Rugby Heats - Neko
This term a few schools from around Te Aroha went over to Boyd park to play Rippa rugby. The first game we played was versing the Stanley Ave Giants, we lost but we tried our best. After we walked back up to the grandstand our team had a drink and a snack and then we versed TAPS and we won.

Rippa Rugby Finals - Lindsey
We went on Wednesday.
We went to the Rugby finals.
We lost.

Mrs H - They were held in Paeroa. Four members of Room 13 were in the team - Lindsey, Amber, Jaedyn and Michael W.

Shiver Me Timbers -Madeline
This week Room 13 has been working on Pirates. We all have a pirate name like Captain Short Beard or Captain Long Feet. We also have a crew, a pirate ship and a curse. We don’t have our curse yet. Mrs Haddock reads a page every day we have a new challenge.  

AVAILL- Lashawn

This week on Thursday we started an Availll, the movie that  Mrs H  picked  was 'Hook'. Mrs H picked this one because it links in with the book fair theme and this week’s challenge was surprise subtitles. I’ll let you in on part of the movie; this old man was sleeping and also barking, but then he wakes up and it seemed to me that he said someone's name in a worried way. The name he said was the window washer. That was the best part of the movie that we watched and that freaked me out the most and I’m sure it freaked out most of the class as well as me. If you haven't watch this movie YOU NEED TO WATCH IT. It is awesome, I assure you.     

Ms Bixby's last Day - Joel
We have been reading Ms Bixby’s Last Day. Every Friday we go on chapter chat to see what other classes have been up to. Like wanted posters, George Nelson drawings, Minecraft beer store sign.

Icas Technology - Michael D-G
I went to this thing called ICAS technology
Basically it is a series of questions there are about 20 to 30 questions to answer.
Most of them are quite easy.

Pirate Art Work - Olivia P
This week in Room 13 we are learning about Pirates. Because it was the book fair and we had to dress as pirates or we could dress as a book character. We drew pirate faces. We had to draw an oblong in the middle of the paper using a sketching pencil. We drew a circle with a sketching pencil and drew a circle that looks like a face shape and also drew in a rounded or pointed chin. Then we drew a line where your eyes are suppose to be.

Mrs H - They are looking great, r B was so impressed with their pencil sketches.

Bookaneer Book fair - Greta
This week we had a Book Fair in the library. This year for our Book Fairs theme we had Pirates. Classes in the school made wonderful pictures of Pirate Flags and Mrs H put them up in the library. In the library there was lots of wonderful books from Scholastic and cool looking stationery. Also in the library there was competitions on how many Pirate books you can find and how many parrots you can find to be in to win a prize at Assembly! The Book Fair is a fundraiser to raise money and get cool books. At the Book Fair there was cool, cute and inspiring Posters. Sadly the Book Fair ended on Thursday.

Pirate Dress Up Day - Amber
On the 26th of May we had to dress up as a pirate for book character day. Four people in the class dressed up as a pirate and the rest of the people in our class dressed up as a book character. Mrs Haddock dressed up as a pirate all week, she looked fabulous every day. Every teacher dressed up as a pirate on the day the children had to dress up. Heaps of people dressed up in their onesies to come to school. Last year we had to dress up as monster but I dressed up as Cinderella.

Book Character Day - Jaedyn
On Friday 26th of May we had a book character day to finish off the book fair. There were lots of costumes Including Harry Potter characters, Geronimo Stilton characters and even Star Wars characters. Neko dressed up as Barry Crump. There were kids who went around the school today to collect the gold coin donations/Gold Doubloons. There was about 200 people who donated( including the teachers).The money will go towards new books for our library
Ngatea Chess Competition - Alex
Last week there was a chess competition. Few people went but for those who didn't let me fill you in. Well, for starters we had to go up against a range of schools. Now I'd like to tell you that there was only one rookie and junior team so we had to go up against bigger older and more skilled people. Personally it was a lot of fun.  Only few people from Stanley got badges and we had the best Intermediate team so they all got gold medals. The people that got badges were Kyle, Cordelia, Nerro and me. Even though rookies couldn't go to Nationals I am sure we still tried our best. Also the best Intermediate player was Kyle, the best junior was Nerro and finally the best rookie was Gene. I had so much fun playing all those other schools and even though I was not the best I don't care I am proud of what I learned and achieved and that's what matters. To all those out there who get angry when they lose don't sweat it as long as you have fun. But it's how you take it that matters.

ICAS Science - Amy
These past weeks some of the seniors and middle school have taken part in ICAS Science. Some of the kids found it really hard, but some found it really easy. There has been a lot of determination, you have to think really hard about the questions. Only a few students got into ICAS, those that did get the opportunity are very lucky because it such a big deal they should be proud.

Sailor the Puffer Fish - Amelia
This term we had Sailor the Puffer fish come to our school to talk about asthma, and what to do if you are in a situation when you are having an asthma attack or if someone else is in that situation. Sailor told as about some of the triggers that can cause asthma these are some of the triggers they are; pollen, smoke, animal fur/hair, dust, cold air and virus. Sailor showed us how to use an inhaler and how many puffs to take if you are having an asthma attack.
Mrs H - Chris Lam Sam has also written a Book that we have purchased for the school Library - keep an eye out for Inspector Brunswick!

Friday, 12 May 2017

It isn't long now! Next Friday the Bookaneer Scholastic Book Fair arrives and will be keeping Room 13 busy as bustling buccaneers! Through the doors will be an abundance of beautiful new books. Books can be purchased, ordered, and donated.

Start doing those extra pocket money jobs to save all those gold coins!   Bring your parents, grandparents and any other book loving pirate you know!

Book Fair Times and Dates
Monday 22nd May - Thursday 25th May 8.30am - 9am, 1pm - 2pm, 3pm - 4pm Late night Wednesday 5pm - 7pm Closes at 2pm Thursday Check out this cool video of a book loving pirate!

Also remember a gold coin for the Dress Up Day - come as a pirate or your favourite book character.
All money collected will go towards new books for the library :)


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Term 2 - Can't wait...

Just a preview of an exciting new book we are going to be reading in Room 13 . and taking part in a Chapter Chat with Year 5 & 6 students throughout NZ

Ms Bixby's Last Day - by John David Anderson

If you want to get your own copy - I ordered my one through Book Depository $11.46 NZ
(Just promise me you won't read it before we start it in class) . It can be read along at the same time though :)

Here is a Book Trailer that has been created, I hope you are inspired!  I've heard nothing but great things about this story in fact I've even been told I may need a box of tissues...