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Awakeri School

Room 11

Who are we?

We are room 11 the best class in the world with 29 students and with the most breathtaking teacher.... MR J!!!!!

Class News

29 September 2017 Today is the day that Mr Johnstone is leaving. That is so sad. He will be working at the Whakatane Intermediate. As I said before in an article, Ms Sisam is coming and we hope she will be as just as good as Mr Johnstone. Room 11 has been cleaning up and been some people have been helping Mr J. Yesterday he got a lot of chocolates and good stuff from kids and parents and we have been watching movies as well. But I hope Mr J has a good time and Room 11 just wants to say bye, have a great time and Good Luck!

25th August 2017 Mr J has found a website called Banqer. On Banqer we can donate fake money on to the SPCA, The cancer society and The Red Cross. We can also buy house pay people and get jobs. It is so fun and amazing. Room 11 have also started their reflection writing about how and what we did with our money. Some people have finished and some people haven't. So if you want to read 2 scroll down to the new and fantastic students work.

18th August 2017. Room 11 have been doing Greek mythologies. We made our own story and now we are making characters and back grounds for the play, because soon Mr Johnstone is going to take pictures and put them together so it will look like a play. We are also studying about Greek history and Roman history. Mr Johnstone is now leaving this school in term 4 and he is going to work at the Whakatane Intermediate. That is so sad!!!! But we are hoping he can come and visit us again someday. Also our new teacher is going to be Ms Sisam. But remember to scroll down and read the new Students Work by Ella Murphy and Jade Moloney and check out the teacher's message.

9th August 2017 Yeah. People were so excited to go to tech. Well it was basically just the year 6s but it was amazing. We learnt things and looked at technology and cooking and at last we also got..... FREE SAUSAGES! How cool is that. Just remember to scroll down and read the new and fantastic students work.

25th July 2017 Room 11 have been really creative about gathering ideas with a buddy and making our own picture books. Also we are now going to start our own Monopoly games. Room 11 is really looking forward to be creating our own Monopoly game. Just remember that there are new Students' Works down below (scroll down) and there is also a new Teacher's message to read.

3rd July 2017 Room 11 have been doing amazing reading. They have been doing novel studies and author studies Some people now come in, in the mornings and they catch up on their reading. We have also finished our pie charts that we had been working on. Remember to scroll down to check Students Work.

30th June 2017 Room 11 have been creative this week and we have been working on our pie charts. Mr J told us to go on excel and create three charts and then paste them on word and write a short description about the chart. After that we printed them off. Some people did 1 pie chart, 1 bar graph and 1 line chart. But remember to scroll down to read the latest teacher's message and the latest students works by Joseph Bateson and Tayah Prince. There are also the old ones there as well as the new ones.

26th June Room 11 have been doing and working on our 3d art which is going to come out fabulous just like room 11. We have also still been doing our rockets. We have finished our line art which is cool and now it is on the wall of fame. Mr J has came up with another great art idea you call it the paper mache art. We might be starting it after our other art is finished because some people may have been left behind doing the 3d art. Dont forget to scroll down to students work and check Max Thompsons, Zoe Barlass and Henali Patels work.

22nd June Room 11 have been doing stuff about money. We have credit cards that we made and printed and then we have to buy desks, pay loans, rent chairs and desks and the best thing is that if you buy a house you get picked out from the draw and you get to choose if you want to sit at the teachers desk for a week, you don't have to pay bills and you can do anything when it comes to super silent reading time. We don't call our money dollars in fact we call them J bucks. Our class or should I say town/class is called J Ville. Scroll down to Students Work to read a two cool stories by Cole and Baille. There are other ones down there as well.

19thMay 2017 we started to build our rocket. Once we have finished we will pick 3 finalists and they will be in to win money. We used a plastic bottles the second main thing is the nose cone and finally the fins. We are also working on our rain art. We used dye, paint and our amazing tracing skills.


Students' Work


My Reflection. This year we have been doing financial literacy. I did have a lot of but I did not think of saving it. But instead I bought a small simggle light from Jessie and wasted my money. But in a way, I got some of my money back because I it to Celeste for another less amount. I bought a notebook and a few other things that I use but se I don’t use. Then Mr Johnstone told us to make a business to gain some money. I paired up with page and we made a business called H and Ps art gallery. It went very well we sold a poke ball and paints. But then I started my own business because Paige quitted the other one. My business went well as well as the other one and I sold one poke ball for 200 J bucks. I am still think of other ideas. But then Mr Johnstone came up with another idea about using Banquer. Which is a money website. It’s like managing a bank account and buying house in real life. But it’s fake. I just now hope everything goes fine.

Henali Patel

This year we have been studing about financial literacy. I am coming 8th or 9th in the class. I think I could of done better by keeping track of my money by not spending it on heaps of stuff in the auction that aren't use usefull to me. For example the trashie truck it costed 600 J bucks. My brother plays with it but not that much. The little koalo teddy. It was 550 J bucks that just sits on my bed and does nothing at all day long. I bought so many paintings 6 altogether 300 J bucks altogether. I also bought a bath bomb which were cool but did not last that long. But i did earn heaps of money with my business that I wish I kept going but I did not. I have bought 2 houses this year and very stupidly sold one to Sophie for 4,000 dollars. I am proud of myself but I could have done better.

Celeste Grimes

As I strolled down the street, I passed this guy I think his name is Jeff. Jeff had a heart milk which I thought was kind of strange. He wore skinny turquoise jeans. The dude wore large and cool black shoes. He had a very colourful afro like clowns. Jeff had a fat round body and tan skin. He had eyes as blue as the sea which dazzled in the sun.+

Jade moloney

Clack! Went the clapper. I dived into the pool my lips quivered slightly as i broke through the surface to take a breath. I started ate the black line at the bottom of the pool and, with cupped hands, I pulled myself to the end of the pool. Since it was my first time I was overjoyed by third place.

Ella Murphy

Clack! The signal to start, My heart was beating hard. Go! Go! The crowd was cheering. I could see the sun shining down. Swimming across the pool hoping I wasn't coming last. Touching the side. First place! Looking back and seeing the others still swimming.

Amy Jamieson

Tui Ridge Activities Postponed.

Rooms 10 and 11 from Awakeri Primary School are disappointed as the last day of their camp was cancelled due to heavy falls and had to leave early. We interviewed Sophie Growden and asked her if she was disappointed on missing out on some of the activities.
She said " Yes I am disappointed but I am glad we can go back in summer when there is no rain and enjoy the activities we missed."

Sam Smith

Standing there in front of the class
nervous nervous nervous
people watching from through the glass
I think I'm gonna be sick.
Deep breaths in and out
I'll just look at the wall
People getting ready to judge
I think I'm gonna fall
When I start talking
I think I'm gonna faint I don't want to do it
no I do not no I ain't
When it is over
I am really glad its done
I sit outside the door
and look at the sun.

Sophie Growden

When I looked around
My heart sank into the ground
all I could see was the big hairy faces
no sound at all silent.
Half way through my speech
almost done
feeling the pressure big time
then it is done definitely not fun.
It is finished now yay
I will never see my speech anyway
This is a pretty good day
Hip hip hooray.

Joseph Bateson


Kids are aching with pain because they have child cancer and not much people are donating. How would you like to have cancer and nobody donated to you. Donate to child cancer! Please!

Kobi Wetting-Davidson

Have you ever struggled to wake up? make breakfast? get your clothes ready? brush your hair? have lunch or dinner or put you bag and other things away when come home from school? Well then that won't happen any more because M.E.H. has been oh hand on now i forget to tell you what it stands for. M.E.H. st6andds for My everday helper invented by the most awesomest genius Henali Patel. M.E.H. helps to [Cough cough] Sorry. M.E.H. helps to wake up, make breakfast, get your clothes ready, brush your hair, have lunch or dinner or put you bag and other things away when come home from school. My everyday helper is $450. It can roll on carpet and concrete because it has 4 wheels. It can also make its way up hills and stairs. Also at the back it as a control system so to control it you need to tell it when to give it your breakfast, when to wake you up and all that. Then click the save button so it can do its job everyday. It also includes 5 double A battries. That is My everyday Help. Remember the short word is M.E.H. [Cough cough] sorry again.

By Henali Patel

Have you ever wasted time picking out your clothes in the morning? Well not anymore introducing the S.C.P bot. The S.C.P bot picks your clothes in 3 seconds. If you don't like the clothes it gives you, the you put it back in and type what you want. It will adjust it to the temperature of the day. It won't just pick a random outfit it will pick at the next big thing! The S.C.P bot has a special offer for you..... Don't wait just go and buy it for $60!!!

By Jessie Jones

Have you ever been in trouble by your Mum or Dad? Do you wish you could find a way out of it? Well now you can. This invention took me a long time to think of [5 minutes] !It is mind blowing! It is amazing! It is the best! I can call it the M.A.D.A.R. It looks exactly like you and it stand for Mum and Dad avoider robot. When you don't use it, you just put it in your room and say "Invisiblo" and it will turn invisible until you say "REVERSE" and it will come back from thin air. To make it look like you, you must put your hand on its head and in about 10 seconds it will look exactly like you. It can talk exactly like you and it can handle a smacked bottom. It is a rather good price for $57.50.

Cole Broadmore

Now its my turn I have to be brave


Now I wish that I was at a different age

I want to just be little me

Come on come on

Just let me be

I hope my speech doesn't take to long

why can't I stop and hurt my knee

Imagine if I had to write a song

It would have a weird beat

Like ting tong ting tong

I just want to have a seat

I really hope I don't get this wrong

What if i caught someone being a cheat

What if in the middle of my speech Mr J calls out to long.

Baille Lawrence

I feel my heart pounding in my chest like a continuous bomb exploding.I smell freshly cut grass ready to run on. I see the the sky blotchy with grey clouds, just right for cross country. I hear the scratching of pencils while I write this down I sense my saliva building up with nervousness.

By Ella Murphey

I sat silently thinking about all the possable things that could happen, like black berry stuck in my socks or me triping over an over grown root, I sighed why do I have to worry about everything. I felt a nudge on my arm and quickly snaped back into reality. '' Radha Radha'' ''huh'' I said clueless. Ella sighed and said '' stop day dreaming its like you are frozen''. I got up put my lunch box away and layed on the grass thinking about cross country again. I felt a sharp pain in my tummy which triggerd my thoughts. what if I came last?

By Radha Carrington

Here is an example of the rhyming poems.

The misty blue ship

sails over the sea

the black cannons fire

aim straight at me.

By Celeste Grimes.

As I got ready to do my speech.

My heart raced and missed a beat.

My stomach filled with butterflys

but I could really feel the heat

All eyes were on me.

finally it was over.

Mr J has said the scores.

Then I found a four leaf clover

I didnt want to go into the finals.

I was nervous hearing who was in.

Lots of people had a trial.

though lots of people through theirs in a bin.

then we watched everyone else do theirs

Lots of peoples speech was good so far

Then we scored each other.

We found the results in a jar.

By Jade Moloney

I know a guy his name is Jeff and he likes to do carrot thief. He steals those carrots cause they're food but from Tess she is so rude. But a man Jeff is after all he just likes his carrot ball.

Shaun Miller

Teacher's Message

I love the student learning about the Greek mythologhy and creating their own story. I also like how I am enjoying it with my students too. Also yes I am leaving next term.