Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Dinosaur Dream

Tame has been doing some really great writing lately. The following story is about an amazing dream he had the other night to do with one of his interests - dinosaurs.



I'm interested in dinosaurs because they are very cool. My best dinosaur is a T-Rex.
I had a dream that a T-Rex came to step on Room 9 and then it went to stomp on the Sky Tower.
After that an aeroplane was trying to shoot it! T-Rex smacked it in half. Then a helicopter came and chopped his head off. He fell on to his feet. The army came with a tank because T-Rex's family tried to smash the whole wide world and they did! The tank blew a fire ball at T-Rex's Mum and Dad. His mates were Trycerotops and a long necked dinosaur.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Captain Cook and the Pirate

On the first day of the term the teachers dressed up to represent Mighty Mariners. Read what Tame thought about it.

We had a Mighty Mariners Assembly. Mrs She dressed up like a pirate and Miss Burne dressed up like Captain Cook. I liked it because Mrs She was funny when she went on the stage. She was trying to stab Captain Cook with her sword.
By Tame

Under the Tables

Read about what happened to Hannah on Disaster Day when Pt England School pretended to have some earthquakes caused by a volcanic eruption in the sea.


Just now there was a shake and we all got under the tables. It was scarey. I was squashed. Mrs Maude was stuck. She could not find any tables because she was too big to get under the tables. It was a squash. I felt a bit sick and nervous . After the first shake we started reading. Suddenly we heard the second shake at 10.30. I had to duck down again.

Disaster Day

Today is a special day because it is Disaster Day. A real disaster is when there is a tsunami, an earthquake, a volcano erupts or a tornado spins around. We have a plan if this happens at Pt England.

I’m feeling excited and scared because it is disaster day. I feel happy because it is the most exciting day we have had. I am going to be very scared because it is going to shake. Just now there was a shake and we all got under the table. I got under the table. It was all quashed in there. It was scary! I felt a bit sick and nervous. I felt hunted. When the bleep went Mrs Maude could not get under the table because she was really big so we told her to get under a door frame. The bleep rang and we all had to get under a table. Then the bleep rang again and we got under the table again and then we watched the movie . The first shake was at 9.30 then the second shake was at 10.30. When the first bell rang we started reading in our reading groups. Suddenly we heard the second shake. It was a special announcement on PENN telling us what was happening out in the harbour. After the announcement we went back to reading. Lucky we weren’t dead.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Building Report

Room 8 visited the building site to see what progress had been made with the building project. Read Kashya's progress report.



This morning we went for a walk to see the super duper Dental Clinic. It was different because the builders put the floor on. I saw the floor half done.
Then we went to the hall and I saw a man with a broom. He was in the hall sweeping. I saw an electric pump. The man told us that the pump was getting the water out. I could hear the pump, pump, pumping.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Weekend News

Guess what I had a restful weekend!! On Monday it was the Queen' s birthday. She turned 81 years old and that is really old.

On her birthday we thought we can do something that we haven't done for ages. We went to see Kassie's baby. He was born on Thursday. We couldn't see him for ages because he had to go to hospital while me, my Mum and my brother Lee had to look after the house.

After that we got bored and hungry so my Mum made us some sausage rolls to eat.

Next we went back home.
I said,"it is good to be home".

Monday, June 7, 2010

Kashya's Earthquake Animation


This is Kashya's animation of an earthquake. She made this using kidpix and then turning her pictures into a slideshow. Well done Kashya!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Jennifer's Earthquake Animation


This is Jennifer's animation of an earthquake that she made using kidpix.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The New Fridge

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How exciting! Fa'afetai's family got
a shiny, new, silver fridge.

Is That an Earthquake?

I heard a story about earthquakes.

In the beginning my favourite part is when the twins were on their bed and they were shaking the house. It was not an earthquake.

Is that an earthquake?
No that's Dad snoring.

Is that an earthquake?
Yes that is an earthquake.
"Hurry get under the table", said Dad and the kids got under the table.

Then when the earthquake stopped the kid was still shaking. He was scared.

Pt England School Building and Alterations 2010

Report No 2

We went for a stroll to have a look at the Super Dental Clinic and the Hall alterations. By the time we got there it was spitting and we had to come back so fast.It was cold outside! Then we walked to the tunnel where there was no rain coming down.

We asked a builder some questions and he answered us back . The question we asked him was why was he sweeping the water in the trough away with the broom that he was holding? The water had been high before we went there. It became small because an electrc pump had pumped the water away. The water had risen with the high tide!

We quickly came back to class because it was still spitting so much.

Iron

Sarah retells Grandma McGarvey


Have you heard of Grandma McGarvey? Room 9 have been a read a story and this is Sarah's writing of what happened. Well done Sarah!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Busy Day

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Lesieli and her family had a
wonderful day of food and fun.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Construction Site

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On a rainy day Tame and the
class visited the construction
site to see the what was going
on.

Japati's letter

Dear Mrs Tuala,
I have lots of news to tell you.
I got a "Bin It" Certificate and we have two new girls in our class.
Me and Johnson picked up rubbish around the whole field.
We went to the hall to do Jump Jam.

I am sure you will have a beautiful baby like you!
Love from
Japati

Sarah's Letter

Dear Mrs Tuala,
                    
I have lots of News to tell you. 


Today we had junior assembly for Team 3. Some people got a certificate. Next we had a song. 


Then we had Jump Jam. Miss Lavakula worked very hard at Jump Jam. After that Miss Lavakula came to get some people to read their stories.


Love Sarah

Sebastian's Earthquake Animation


This term Room 9 have been working hard on their e-learning. They have been making animations of Natural Disasters. This is Sebastian's animation of an earthquake using kidpix. Well done Sebastian!

Layquita's letter

Dear Mrs Tuala,

I've got lots of things to tell you!
I can't wait for you to come back to Point England.  But I am very sad because you are coming back in November.

How is your baby and what is your baby like? Is it a girl or boy, because I like baby girls. I very miss you so much. My mum also wanted to know how your baby is. Is it going to be born on Sunday? My mum said she misses you very much and she said "What is it's name?"  She asked if it is a beautiful name. It will be cute to show the baby at school.

Love Layquita.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Taniela's Letter

Dear Mrs Tuala,

I have lots of news to tell you.
Today for assembly we had a band. Feki was the drummer. Then we sang a song.Then we we won a certificate for "Bin It".  After that we had Jump Jam. We were dancing.

Love From Taniela.

My Best Friend

Listen to Nikki explain why Sarah
is her best friend.

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Iron's Super Duper Dental Clinic


Room 9 went to see what was happening at the Dental Clinic construction site. Listen carefully as Iron shares with you what happens. Well done Iron!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Volcano Fun!

Imagine you are a Volcanologist. (A person who studies volcanos and their behaviour). Check out these cool activities and games, that will teach you more about Volcanos.




Singalong to the volcano song.
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Have lots of fun.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Active Earth

This week we have learnt some interesting facts about our topic Active Earth.
Listen as Kashya shares with you what she had learnt and enjoyed this week.
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Active Earth

This week we have learnt some interesting facts about our topic Active Earth.
Listen as Jonson shares with you what he had learnt and enjoyed this week.
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Immersion week

At the beginning of every term the year 3 and 4 classes have an immersion week, where we get to learn about our topic with different teachers.
Listen as Nikita shares with you what she had learnt and enjoyed this week.
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Active Earth

Welcome back to Room 9 in Term 2. This term our topic is called Active Earth. We will be learning about Volcanoes and Earthquakes.
Our focus question is "What causes the earth to move and erupt?"
We hope you keep visiting our blog to see what we'll be up to this term.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Leslie in Hollywood




















Last term we had to say farewell to one of our students in Room 9, Leslie, who was travelling to the USA. We miss her a lot however she has her very own blog so we can keep in touch. Please click on her link on the sidebar and check out what she's been up to so far.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Maori welcome Song - Waiata Aringa

Today in Maori, our teacher taught us a well known welcome song called, Nau mai, piki mai. Have a look at our beautiful song and dance.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mohammed's Mihi in Maori

This is Mohammed's Mihi in Maori.
Listen as this is Mohammed's first post for the year.
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Sione's Mihi in Maori

This is Sione's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Sione's first post for the year. video

Kashya's Mihi in Maori

This is Kashya's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Kashya's first post for the year. video

Cezar's Mihi in Maori

This is Cezar's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Cezar's first post for the year. video

Jonson's Mihi in Maori

This is Jonson's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Jonson's first post for the year. video

Tyrone's Mihi in Maori

This is Tyrone's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Tyrone's first post for the year. video

Leslie's Mihi in Maori

This is Leslie's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Leslie's first post for the year. video

Japati's Mihi in Maori

This is Japati's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Japati's first post for the year. video

Monday, March 22, 2010

Paul's Mihi in Maori

This is Paul's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Paul's first post for the year. video

Taka's Mihi in Maori

This is Taka's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Taka's first post for the year. video

Kane's Mihi in Maori

This is Kane's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Kane's first post for the year. video

Sarah's Mihi in Maori

This is Sarah's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Sarah's first post for the year.
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Alarzae's Mihi in Maori

This is Alarzae's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Alarzae's first post for the year. video

Hannah's Mihi in Maori

This is Hannah's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Hannah's first post for the year. video

Tame's Mihi in Maori

This is Tame's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Tame's first post for the year.
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Raven's Mihi in Maori.

This is Raven's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Raven's first post for the year.
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Bishop's Mihi in Maori

This is Bishop's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Bishop's first post for the year.
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Angellina's Mihi in Maori

This is Angellina's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Angellina's first post for the year.
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Vaifoa's Mihi in Maori

This is Vaifoa's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Vaifoa's first post for the year.
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Taniela's Mihi in Maori

This is Taniela's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Taniela's first post for the year.
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Lesieli's Mihi in Maori

This is Lesieli's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Lesieli's first post for the year.
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Faafetai's Mihi in Maor

This is Faafetai's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Faafetai's first post for the year.
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Nikki's Mihi in Maori

This is Nikki's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Nikki's first post for the year.
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Nikita's Mihi in Maori

This is Nikita's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Nikita's first post for the year.
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Sebastian's Mihi in Maori

This is Sebastian's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Sebastian's first post for the year.
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Iron's Mihi in Maori.

This is Iron's Mihi in Maori. Listen as this is Iron's first post for the year.
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