Who are we?
We are room 14, we have 30 students and we are a variety of year 7 and 8's. We have the best class in the world, full of wonderful kids. The website monitors for R14 this year are Kalib Schuler and Kieran Butler.
May 24 On Friday we had a huge fund-raiser. Room 14 did very well because we raised $1132 . 90. We had fun and made a lot of money. Heaps of people went to the food groups and also the other games as well. The groups were the Haunted house, Kai kings, Sweet As, Junk food pit stop, Mission Impossible and Animal Barnyard. Room 14 had lots of fun. I hope the other kids had fun too.
May 11 Scroll down for a new Teacher's Message.
May 9 We have been learning some more ways to respond to how are you in Spanish, like feliz gracias which means happy thanks and another one is aburrido/aburrida which means bored thanks. We are probably going to finish our book called the Fat Man which has been very interesting. We have just started learning geometry. We are learning about angles and how to draw a triangle with a compass and a ruler. We are also starting to train for cross country.
1 May Welcome back to school. We are straight into it: starting Spanish and our social studies topic about Parihaka. Today for current events there was lots of news about Cyclone Cook like chicken coops flying away, 55 trees falling down and mail boxes being blown away.
7 April Since we have finished learning our own pepeha (our family background and family tree in Maori), we have had some fun writing fantasy pepeha for ourselves. People have had all sorts of interesting grandparents, parents, wives, husbands, brothers and sisters!
3 April We had a talk about internet and social media safety this morning, to follow on from a duscussion last week. We learned how to screenshot phones if you need to, to get evidence. We also looked at statistics from the port of Tauranga for our maths. Did you know there were 26 thousand tonnes of onions exported from Tauranga last year and nearly a million tonnes of kiwifruit? A cruise ship visiting there is about 3.5 football fields long!
March 29 This morning before school we were looking at Kiwi Kids News, which has all sorts of cool, random and fun news. We saw this cool chair trick and decided to give it a go. After a few fails, we did it!
March 23 Room fourteen has been reading an interesting book called the Fat Man written by Maurice Gee. The book is about a little boy called Colin. Colin was in a forest and he got caught by a fat man who is a robber. The only way Colin can get free is by helping the fat man rob some rich people. Colin is so afraid of him, every time he talks he mumbles.
15 March We have just started reading fiction books by New Zealand authors. Margo has selected a great box of books that we can choose from. Most people have rated their books highly in the first few days. We are also planning our Fun Raiser, which is happening in the lunchtime on the last day of term. We have three food groups and a haunted house, a challenge games and an animal farm group. Room 13 are also doing fun(d) raising at the same time. In class we have just finished reading the House a Pooh Corner by AA Milne.
9 March Scroll down to Students' Work to see two amazing songs written by the Nolan sisters about camp.
8 March Yesterday we worked out how many seconds we have been alive for. Isaac is over 378 432 000 seconds old, Kieran is over 408 844 800 seconds old and Mr Hawkes is more than 1 955 232 000 seconds old! Impressive eh!
3 March Today we have been making some sports men and women with some uniforms relating to our school. People have been trying really hard with topschool trials. Everyone is waiting nervously to find out who's going to get in on Wednesday. We have also just finished writing our camp letters to the parents who came on camp. I can't wait to see the parents' faces when they get the letters.
2 March 30 years since the Edgecumbe Earthquake. Lots of talk about it this morning, looking at photos, discussing where parents and grandparents were. Mr Hawkes was teaching in Room 8 (it was called room 5 back them). Josh's Mum was at Awakeri School. We learned the Earthquake Rock song that they used to sing back then:
1. Going to a quake at Awakeri School
3. Sixty people slept here on the Monday night
17 Feb We have mainly finished our profile art and also our koru art. Yay we can finally have a weekend and then we go straight to camp. We are starting to practice our singing and also practicing the guitar. We know quite a lot of songs and heaps of chords. We are starting to create our camp booklets.
14 Feb Only a week to go till our camp at Aongatete Lodge. We are getting organised! We have also been learning how to swim side stroke, how to play three chords on the guitar, how to do fractions, all about trees, how to recite the poem Te Kaititiro O Te Po (by Katarina Mataira).
Camp Songs 2017
Based on Ten Guitars, by Olivia Nolan
I have a class of 30 and all they do is play with me,
Camps are made for fun
Based on Delta Dawn by Teigan Nolan
She is eleven years old and the judge still calls her guilty