Room 16 is comprised of eighteen year one students who are 5 years old. They wish to share their learning with you.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Talanoa's Art Work

Talanoa drew a great picture of himself in his Pt England uniform on his iPad.  Well done Talanoa - I like the details on the shirt that you added.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Our Gingerbread Man Stories

"I like the Gingerbread Man.  He went fast.  Sly Fox ate the Gingerbread Man."  By Talanoa

"I like the Gingerbread Man.  He can run very fast."  By Jadakiss

"I made a Gingerbread Man.  He didn't run away.  I ate him."  By Xavier

"The Gingerbread Man ran fast and the fox ate the Gingerbread Man in a 1,2,3,4,5."  By Bentley

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Neo comes for a Visit

We were all busy working when Neo decided to come into our class and visit us.  Neo is Ms Eady's dog who sometimes comes to school with Ms Eadie.  He is very friendly and we were able to pat Neo.  He seemed to enjoy the attention and stayed with us for quite a while. Thanks for visiting us Neo - you provided us with a great topic for writing today.

"I like Neo.  Neo is happy.  He likes sitting in our class."  By Talanoa

"Ms Eadie's dog was white.  He was soft and he is called Neo.  Neo is a dog and he is old.  He liked to be patted.  By Alarmanda

"Neo sat and visited Room 16.  He is nice."  By Abbey

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Our Very Own Film Festival

On Friday we had our very own film festival at Pt England.  The presenters from each class introduced their movie and we were able to watch all the Pt England movies.  The children enjoyed watching the Room 16 movie again.  Odyn and Marzuli did a good job of introducing our movie.
Room 16 presenters - Odyn and Marzuli

Waiting for the show to begin.

Monday, 20 November 2017

"An Owl?"

On looking over our bay wall Room 16 saw a beautiful owl being decorated. Room 15 have finished the first part of painting it so we look forward to seeing the owl when they have finished decorating it.   It looks a very majestic bird.



Sunday, 19 November 2017

Making Music and Exploring Sounds

 Room 16 have enjoyed using their imagination and a recycled container to create a musical instrument.  They discovered you could shake, stroke, hit, tap or blow on their instrument to keep the beat and often there was more than one way to play an instrument.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Seini can "Finish It Off Properly."

Seini has been completing all her work so she got the Duffy Award this week and a book called "Grumpy Grandpa" .  We enjoyed sharing her new book and were pleased that Grumpy Grandpa was not so grumpy after all.
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Friday, 17 November 2017

Listening to Music

We listened to "The Snow is Dancing" by Debussy for our writing motivation.  The children were not told the title but had to use their imagination to say what they thought the music was about.  Here are some of their imaginative stories.

"The sun was dancing on the water.  The music was fast."  By Jeremiah

"I liked the music.  It sounded like the stars dancing."  By Talanoa

"The music was like the moon was dancing in the dark."  By Bentley

"I like the rain dancing on the roof and the music sounded like this.  By Flynn

"Today we are writing about some music.  The music has a piano.  It is like rain coming down."  By Ahasi
Flynn and his friends listening to the music.

The star is dancing with the music.  By Talanoa

Monday, 13 November 2017

Practising for Athletics Day

Team One have been practising for the school Athletics Day on November 10.  The children learnt how to line up in a lane and wait for the command "On your marks, get set, go!"  They had fun seeing who could run the fastest.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Halloween Pumpkin

Ahasi drew a picture of a Halloween pumpkin using hyperstudio and wrote about going to a halloween party.




Saturday, 11 November 2017

Biking At Lunchtime

Jaycob and Jadakiss have been having fun riding around the bike track.
Jaycob and Jadakiss with bike helmets on and ready to ride.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Showing Kindness

Marzuli was awarded a Duffy Certificate because he showed kindness to his cousin.  He was given a bike riding ticket and went around the bike track a few times, before he saw his cousin who wanted to learn how to ride a bike.  He then helped his cousin by holding the bike and telling her what to do.  That was a very kind thing to do Marzuli, as we know how much you like to ride a bike at lunch time.

Marzuli also wrote a story, "In the weekend my Mum went shopping and she bought chocolates for my sister and me and Bella because I got a certificate at school on Friday and my sister got one too."

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

"Kiwi Kids".

Room 16 children enjoy the song "Kiwi Kids" so we decided to use this song for our 2017 Manaiakalani Film Festival Movie.  The children thought about all the things that they could do and some of the things that they dreamed of doing.  They had great fun doing some of these things in front of a camera and decided that kiwi kids really can do anything!





Credit for using pictures from Creative Commons or Wikimedia Commons include - Spotlight (Guo Guiyan),  Pohutukawa Tree Metrosideros excelsa Wikipedia,  Rugby Stadium Australia ( File:AUS-URU Nov 05 ET Wikimedia Commons), Fire engine (File Hamilton 411 Wikimedia Commons), Auckland Hospital (File:Auckland City Hospital 02 Wikimedia Commons) Maori Meeting House exterior (File 2001-01 Rotorua Wikimedia Commons), Maori Meeting House interior (Waitangi Meeting House Wikimedia). Thanks for the technological help for Ms King and Ms Davis.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Talaloa's Picture

Talanoa proudly shows his picture he drew of himself in his school uniform in hyperstudio.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

"Harry the Dirty Dog" Story and Picture


"Harry the Dirty Dog" is a favourite story in Room 16.  The children think that Harry would make a great pet as he likes to do the sort of things they would like to do  - to have so much fun getting dirty.  Alfonzo did a drawing of Harry with his friends while Odyn wrote a story about him.
Harry the Dirty Dog playing tag with his dog friends By Alfonzo

"In the beginning Harry took the scrubbing brush and buried it.  Then Harry went to get dirty.  In the end Harry went home and had a bath."  By Odyn

"Harry ran away.  He got dirty.  Then he had a bath."  By Flynn



Saturday, 4 November 2017

Flounder Stories

"We went to sing a waiata to the boys to catch the fish with a net. We went down to the river to see the boys."  By Marzuli



"I saw a flounder."  By Seini

Friday, 3 November 2017

A Duffy Award for Jadakiss

Jadakiss has been working hard at his writing and was rewarded with  this weeks Duffy Certificate.  He chose the book "My Aunt Mary went Shopping" and he has enjoyed sharing it with his family.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Earning Golden Time

When Room 16 earn 10 golden points they are allowed 10 minutes doing some of the activities they like.  This week it was 10 minutes catching up on what was new on our blog.  They were excited to catch up on some of blogs about themselves.

Ahasi, Abbey, Jerome and Heilala catching up on blogs.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Playing Duck, Duck, Goose

It was such a lovely fine day when the Mt Hobson Middle School students came to visit so we all went outside to play Duck, Duck, Goose.The younger children thought it was great that the older students were prepared to join in the game too and had as much fun as them running and chasing each other.  Thank you Mt Hobson students for being such great sports joining in the games.