Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Chromebook Care

By Ahmet


By Bruno

by Alodia


This week we have been learning how to use Google Drawing to make posters about caring for our Chromebooks.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Open Evening - Tuesday 20 February!


Come and meet Miss Green on Tuesday 20 February. 

We will start in the hall at 5.00pm and then Room 8 will be open from 5.15pm to 5.45pm. During this time you can ask Miss Green any questions you have, including how we use digital devices as learning tools. This will be a good time for your child to show you around our classroom, including how the online class learning space (class site) works. 

Then join us on the field for a relaxing ’getting to know you’ time 5.45 - 7.00pm. Families are welcome to bring a picnic and staff will run some activities on the field. We hope to see you all there!

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Stars of Week 2!


Congratulations to Eli, Oliver and Uati, Room 8's STARS of the week. 

Eli and Oliver received their certificates for becoming great KAITIAKITANGA, guardians of the environment. They empty the staffroom food waste bins into our worm farm and compost area every day. Thank you!

Uati got his for showing MANAWANUITANGA, persistence with his reading.

Well done boys!

Chapter Chat Twitter Session


Friday was our first time joining in a 'chapter chat' on twitter. Year 5/6 classes from around NZ are reading the book "There's a Boy in the Girls Bathroom", by Louis Sachar. During the week we read the same chapters and complete the same learning activities, then share these and answers to questions on twitter. We then read tweets from other students and respond thoughtfully. It's a great book. You should read it if you haven't yet.

Garden To Table 2018

Room 8 had a fun Garden to Table session on Wednesday.  It is great to have Sarah back in the kitchen teaching how to read recipes, measure amounts accurately and use a knife correctly. We are looking forward to you sharing with us recipes from around the world. 
The other Sarah, who is our gardening teacher, showing us what is good to harvest.


Ahmet taking a closer look at a sunflower after it has bloomed.

Ben and Yousif making delicious muffins.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Even rain won't stop us swimming!

Swimming started this week. We are loving the newly refurbished pool! Remember in Room 8 we swim on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Bring your togs everyday!

Refreshing but fun!

Too much fun to get out!

Basic facts fun!

We learn our basic facts in many different ways. We work independently using learning games on our Chromebook but our favourite thing to do is to work together to learn them. 


Yousif and Eli using flash cards.

Bruno and Oliver multiplying playcards to
see who has the biggest number.

Tuki being tested by Uati.