Students blogs

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Tuakana Teina day!

Today was Tuakana Teina day, where we spent the day with out buddy class. 
We spent all day building positive relationships with our buddies and getting lots of learning done. They even helped us write our first draft of our 'all about me' text, which we will put on our blogs when we get them. At the end of the day, our buddy class, some year 7 and 8 students from room 10, took us out to play soccer. 
We wanted to practice listening to the rules, playing as a team and being fair. We also wanted to have a bit of fun!

Thank you to Ameila, who is one of our school leaders, for running and refereeing our soccer game!

Milan - Fun Picnic Day

I can do this. I need someone to go first! Shouted Miss Manuyag. Everyone put their hands up. Miss Manuyag picked the one who was at the front of the line. He ran as fast as he could, it was cool. Then it was Miss Manuyag's turn and she ran up with a tremendous slip. It was a blast! I loved the fun day!
By Milan

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Hiria - Fun Picnic Day

"It's cool!" Shouted Hope T from the water slide. She was happy. On the cool day first we had cold ice creams, also hot sausages and big and small bouncy castles. Then we wet the teachers, they were happy also water fights with the teachers. After we were so happy finding the little bees. When we had to sit down then we had to pick up bits of the water balloons and also cans. After we sat by our bags also we had to go to our family to go home. They were happy about the fun day also happy at us. Then were talking about it. 
It was very great!
By Hiria

Auckland - Fun Picnic Day

"Its soooo cool!" yelled Timote. Its the coolest school day ever. The fun day was cool because we played volley, had three bouncy castles like a house, games and a slide. On the fun day I went on the slide, it was very slippery. I felt soapy because they add soap. We ate ice blocks and a sausage. It was nice. My favourite thing about the fun day was wetting all the teachers and the other students. And the last thing was making beautiful patterns like a flower.
by Auckland

Alyssa - Fun Picnic Day

"whooooo" this is the best day of my life!" shouted Hope L. Me and Hope L was having fun with each other. My favourite part was when all the kids was wetting the teachers. When I wet Miss Ashley she was so cold, happy and so excited that I wet her. But Hope L's favourite part was when she went down the slippery slide. When we went on the bouncy castle, had ice blocks and sausages We were playing water fights with the kids and teachers. But the best part was when we were respecting the kids and teachers on our fun day. Miss Kelly said we are going to have fun because we missed our on the pool day.  It was amazing. On Thursday, I loved the slip and slide, bouncy castle and playing water fight, having ice blocks, tree walk and bumble bee hunt, sponge run and sausages. It is a beautiful day on Thursday. On Thursday there was a big, cool and handsome kids and teachers on the fun day. But on Thursday, kids was soo sooo sooo amazing. On Thursday, all the kids outside, they were so cool, so smart, so happy, so excited and so brave. When we were playing on the bouncy castle. We were taking risks of each other and taking turns with each other. We dreamt big to look after each other and it was as fun as a Funday, as cool as a cool day, as brave as they were are brave.
By Alyssa

Monday, 29 February 2016

Falakika - Fun Picnic Day

"Its so exciting!" shouted Hope L from the other side of the bumble bee hunt. There was such a huge line to the slide down the watery slippery wet slide. I was looking after Mrs Manyanne's baby dog. It was fun looking after Kalalila the whole time, I only went on the bouncey castle once then thats when I started looking after Kalila. When myself and Kalila went to where our bags were, there was Stanley's aunty with a big black dog that was trying to come to me and Kalila. Kalila was trying to run to it and bark at the same time. I heard from Caleb that Mrs Manyann' went down the slide, but the first time she stopped then the second time she didn't stop. Mrs Maryanne got wet and Kalila is cute, small, fast and likes to jump. At the end of the lovely fun day we were all happy and some of us were exhausted.
By Falakika

Hope L - Fun Picnic Day

"This is so exciting!" shouted Alyssa from the other side of me and I screamed out loud and said, "this is so amazing!". Then Angel told me to go with her on the slide and then Angel was at the front of the line then she went to the slide then it was my turn to slide then I waited for the teacher to tell me to go. I got wet from the hose then I went at the back of the line then Angel said I could go at the back of her then we went to the sand and we were looking for some bees then w went to the big cool bouncy castle and then she went back to the awesome slippery slide but I went to play the game called the amazing spongebob squeeze game. Then the cool fun day was finished and then the kids that got wet went to change in the toilets then the bell rang and we were still changing then when we were finished changing, we got out of the toilets and one of the boys told us that the bell went and then they all went outside and I went to get my lunch and my drink bottle and I went outisde and said goodbye to Alyssa and she said by to me. I went into the car and it was messy and dirty then we went home happy. We changed then played outside until my dad came home. Then it was getting darker then we need to go inside and eat then we went sleep and it was nice and warm. 
by Hope L

Saia - Fun Picnic Day

I shouted out to my friends,  "It was a fun day!". We wen ton the water slide. It was cool because there was a bouncy castle and there was a water slide. Then we went on the bouncy castle.
By Saia

Monday, 22 February 2016

This morning we read a new book and then had to do three different follow up activities.
Although we were focusing on our literacy skills, we also had an overall focus on teamwork for the day. These are the three things we had to do -

In our teams, we took turns contributing ideas for each activity, collaborating in one document to share responsibility for our learning.

We then presented one activity from each group to the rest of our class. 

This way an awesome way to integrate our school values and class treaty into our daily learning. We always strive to work together well, respect each other and each others ideas, and try our very best.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

WALT find describing words about a character in our story

This week we have been learning about adjectives (aka describing words). We have learnt what they are, how to find them in a text and how to use them to describe a particular character.
On Monday and Tuesday, we did an activity where we used keyword adjectives (e.g. red scales, tall hat, long pointy nose, long sharp claws) to create sentences to describe a character. We chose two characters from our story, Room on the Broom written by Julia Donaldson - the witch and the dragon. 

Here are our key words
We then created sentences linking similar keywords and created informative sentences about the character.

Group: The witch

Group: The dragon

We created very interesting sentences such as...

The dragon was angry and frustrated because he couldn't eat the witch, so he was hungry.

The dragon stomps like a giant, roars like a lion and laughs like a hyena. (check out those similies!)

At the end we discussed with a buddy whether we thought we did achieve our WALT and our success criteria or not, because it is very important in room 6 that we are reflecting on our learning and are able to articulate it. 

Awesome lessons room 6! 

Friday, 12 February 2016

Tuesday Bike Riding!

This week in Room 6 was a first for a lot of things - first Fruit in Schools, first Milk in schools, first bike riding session of the year, first syndicate assembly, etc. 
We had a lot of fun learning to put our helmets on properly when we went bike riding on Tuesday, and two students even started learning how to ride a bike for the first time!

We have started discussing the idea of drinking water instead of fizzy drinks and sugary drinks, and how they impact your body and mind. We also do meditation everyday after lunchtime to focus our minds and get ready for learning again. 
Will keep you updated on how we go on this project!