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
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.
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
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.