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Awakeri School

Room 13

Who are we?

We are Room 13, we have 30 people in our class and we have a mixture of Year 6 and 7 students. Our teacher is Miss CT. We are active and we support others and encourage others and help people if they need it. We have 10 and 11 year olds. We have lots of fast people in our class.

Class News

13 December Two more days of school and we are so excited! And we cant wait for the water fight! We also are doing the fancy dress and all the year 7's will be having their social with the year 8's. And we hope everyone has had a good year! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

15 November Room 13, 14 and 15 have been staying at the marae for the night but unfortunately Room 13 couldn't stay the night because of a tangi. We still had a great day at the marae doing poi and rakau. We walked down to the cave near the marae too.

We have been doing some illusion art with Mrs Petersen and they look great. The year sevens are having a go at making bowls using paper mache and a balloon, the year sevens are also using paper mache but are making Pablo Picasso inspired faces. This week and next we have quite a lot of testing, like our basic facts and spelling tests. Next week we will have out PAT tests.

3 November We have been doing a science experiments about the elasticity of a rubber band. Here is Fearghus's explanation: The rubber band got stretchier because cold water made the rubber molecules relax and expand. If it was hot the rubber molecules would jump around and get all coiled up like chains.By Fearghus
This is the opposite to most materials. Most materials get smaller when cooled and expand when hot.

26 October This is Term 4!! We have done some conversation writing about a coversation with our parents or others about something that we just hate. Also we had Ag day and Group day and congratulations to all the contesters and everyone who brought a pet.

29 September It is the end of term 3 and we have been currently been doing illusion art with Mrs Peterson and they are looking great. We also are making little booklets about similes we made and we loved term 3!

28 August We did landscape writing about deserts and a clip off the trailer Brave. We also have a sentence that is the best in our class from Ella Forbes: The mountains are very delicate with rocks begging to fall off them. Also great job of Sophie Peat's science fair project, as she won over 100 dollars.

10 August We have introduced the year 6's to tech so next year they can have an understanding to what tech is when they go there next year.

4 August: Today was our science fair! The years sevens have made Technolgy and Science. Ella got commended and Sophie got highly commended.

6 July: We have made some great poems lately. Scroll down to see some of our great storm poems from class students. When we wrote these poems we were trying to make sure we used powerful verbs.

29 June Today we are kicking off our twelve minute run with the seniors. Tomorrow is Maths Celebration Day Marshall, Fearghus, Sophie and Myles have been making maths games for the school to play.

27 June We have made monster and shape poems telling about our monsters we made and painted and they are looking cool. Also our Year 7's have made custom plate meal boxes that are looking great.

23 June Today is pizza day! Room 13 and the other classes have been enjoying pizza together and we are saying our goodbyes to Miss Dennis as she leaves today, we will miss you Miss Dennis!

16 June We have made drawings of Maori gods and we have made a dance that is about one of the Maori gods.

9 June: Today our class hosted the Year 7 and 8 speech contest. We look forward to finding out who got into the finals that are on next Wednesday! Well done to Marshall and Sophie who were in the competition and to Kennedy who was our top Year 6 speaker and kicked off the speeches today.

8 June: On Thursdays, the Year 7 students in Room 13 go to Tech. We have been working on boxes which we finished and swimming bags with some very amazing designs.

7 June: Today Joel, Jake and Phoebe are representing the school at the Interschool Cross Country. Good luck!!

6 June: Miss Dennis is teaching our class this week. She is here for the first 8 weeks of this term and we love having her in the class. She has introduced a Virtues Jar and if we show the virtue that the school is working on, we get to put our name in this jar.

18 May

We are proud of our first creations at tech. These personalised boxes only took us three sessions.

24 March: In room 13 we have been learning how to say Spanish greetings to each other and to the class and the teacher and to our family. We are so excited about top school and the gala.

3 March: We have been doing swimming poems about swimming sport and it's a poem of our senses. We have been making tttle pages about earthquakes and caving .

2 March: On Monday we had our swimming sports and next week on Tuesday it is at Edgecumbe College. Congratulations to the following Room 13 students who are going - Ollie Fort, Jake Laurent, Sophie Peat, Addison Dodson. Don't forget - teacher only day on Monday! Our camp letters went home this week and people are bringing them back as fast as possible to get house points.

24 Feb: We have been making Kete Taonga boxes that we had to design, it's about ourselves and our families. We made these boxes about our uniqueness and what we value.
We had to make or bring in a family tree, describe how we got our name and what it means, share the other places we belong such as clubs and teams, share our family traditions, create a time line about our life so far and we could bring in some photos to talk about too. It was really cool hearing about everyone's life outside of school!!
Don't forget your togs for Swimming Sports on Monday!!

15 Feb: We have been working on a class crossword that is 2 metres tall and 3 metres wide. It is all about the things we do and want in our classroom.
We have written Thank you poems about our senses. One is written below.



Students' Work

If I were a storm
I would be dashing across
the farm lands of the globe.
I'd be howling through tunnels
on train tracks.
I'd be ripping up homes, cities
and towns.
I'd be a terrifying tornado speeding
across the ocean.
I'd be going 100 kph until
the sun peeps through my stormclouds
and spreads light into the world.

Oliver Fort

If I were Tawhirimatea
I would creep upon mountains, towns, rivers,
cities and seas.
I would howl away houses leaving not even
a piece of wood behind.
I would dash
before your eyes.
I would pound against your window pane as before too
long Ra will order
me to flee across
Ranganui and wreak havoc on
other innocent towns.

Londie-Lee Rika

If I were a storm
I would send out winds so
powerful they could rip up cities,
valleys, cars and towns.
I will send rain so hard
that it screeches.
I will pound cities.
I will haul houses up to the sky,
as before to long
the burning sun would tell me
to go,
so I will travel to another land to wreck.

Kohen Laurent

Thank you

for all my hands can hold
ice and snow
so very cold
books for reading
with words in black
it's due back at the library
so don't be slack.
Thank you
for you for all my eyes can see
children climbing
up a tree
boiling hot sand
between your toes
you better watch out
theres a bee on your nose.
Thank you
for all my ears can hear
flipping in the air
lots of people
loudly talking
baby birds
in their nest squawking.
Thank you
for all my nose can smell
daisies and lilies
smelling so well
at the beach
salty ocean spray
crunching shells
swimming in the bay.
By Sophie


Teacher's Message

Hi everyone, I am Naomi Courtney-Tennent, I usually get called Miss C-T around the school. I am very lucky to be the teacher in Room 13 this year. I am sure we will all have a great year. I am especially excited to go on Camp later on this term. I look forward to seeing the children continue to develp in their learning throughout the year.