Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Our Special Guest

On Wednesday Ms O’Connor’s sister Lyn came to school to tell us some things about her former job. She could help us with our inquiry on rules, laws and consequences because she was a prison officer. Some of the things that she told us were that you got cold porridge for breakfast and marmite sandwiches for lunch. the criminal’s family could buy them a T.V to watch but only if they are good. She also told us that the closest to luxury in a prison is getting put in a different cell that looks like a normal room. You can cook your own meals and go to work. For an average job you earn 6 dollars and forty cents a week!
By Kahu

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our Avatars

Today we finally had a chance to make our avatars. We used What do you think? Do they look like us?

Explore Parliament

Today I learnt about a new website called explore Parliament. We had to click on the top game, your the Prime Minister of Zilagoye and to many people are crashing the magic carpets. It is your job to make a law about magic carpet riding. In the game my name was Pinwick Lollibye. I thought that the game was exciting.

By Isaiah

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spelling - Week 9

Student Blogging Challenge

This week for the student blogging challenge you get a chance to catch up on any work not completed yet.

1. Is your ‘About me’ page completed and is there a link to it on sidebar or in header?

2. Have you added links to student and class blogs on your sidebar?

3. Have you made sure your blog looks good? Do you pictures, widgets fit? Have used used a font that is easy to read?

4. Have you finished your glog on commenting. Embed your glog into your blog.

5. Do you have any draft posts? Complete them, get them edited and publish them.

6. Create your avatar and upload your avatar as your profile picture.

If you have finished these activities have a go at this, research a famous woman in the world. Write a short biography including reasons you consider her famous.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Give Hockey A Go Programme

Today we were really lucky to have a hockey expert come in and work with our class. We had a blast!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Duffy Assembly

Today we had a Role Model Duffy Assembly. We had Henara O'Keefe come to our school and share with us how he loves reading. He entertained us with a great song and told us some fantastic stories. We really enjoyed having Henare at our school.

We loved getting our new books, we didn't want to put them down.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Marae Visit

On Thursday we went to Putiki Marae. We were there for the whole day. We were split into 4 groups and shown lots of new exciting things. Some people made and ate fired bread, we learnt lots of new games like Ki O Rahi and some lucky people even went out onto the river in a waka. It was an awesome day!

The boys doing the Haka

Friday, March 16, 2012

Merit Certificate Winner

Congratulations Brandin. You really impressed Ms Whitwell on the Marae trip. You did our class proud!

Duffy Book Winners

Way to go Tyson and TePaerangi. Keep up all the good work.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cooking Dinner!

Check out the slideshow of all the people who helped someone cook dinner last week. Doesn't it all look yummy. You are all great cooks.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spelling - Week 7

Student Blogging Challenge - Week 2

This week you are going to focus on the following...

Does your blog look good? Have you chosen fonts, colours that are easy to read? Do you have pictures, widgets that don't fit within the section? Spend time making your blog look good.

Have a look at other student and class blogs taking part in the student blogging challenge and leave meaningful comments.

Create a post about where you live. Make sure it is interesting for the reader and they can learn something from it.

Create an avatar, write a post about your avatar

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Our Plan

Today we planned our inquiry and made a list of people who can help us make our own class treaty.

Mr Petersen
We want to interview Mr Petersen and ask him things like, who made our school rules, why do we have the rules we have, how did you decide the consequences and does he have any suggestions for what he feels will be important in our class treaty.

Mayor of Wanganui - Council Chambers
We want to talk to the Mayor and visit the council chambers and ask them things like, what is there job and do you help make the laws in New Zealand.

Police Station
We want to visit the police station to learn about the role of the police, what their job involves and how do they enforce the laws.

We want to visit Parliament to learn things like how laws are made, how do they decide on new laws and can you change laws.

The boys will be spending the next few days emailing and talking to the people/places above and start arranging our visits. It looks like we are going to be a busy class.

Monday, March 5, 2012


Today we read a story called 'The Tree Hut Treaty'.

After reading this story and discussing the Treaty of Waitangi some more, we decided it would be a great idea to make a treaty for our class after discovering our class rules weren't so great.

Everyone agreed that was a good idea. We also discussed who could sign our treaty with us or oversee us signing the treaty. Below is the list of people we came up with.
Mr Petersen
Our teachers
Mayor of Wanganui
Someone in Parliament, maybe our local MP
and of course ... US!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Our Super Heros

Today for Hero Day we had a go making our own super hero's on
It was very interesting to see all the different characters they came up with. here are some.




School Spirit Day

Today we had a School Spirit Day, it was Hero Day. We all came dressed up as someone we thought was our hero. They boys did a fantastic job! They were so good that Mr Petersen announced in assembly that we were the best class. He gave everyone a Hi 5 card. Isn't that cool. We had a change to parade our outfits. It was great seeing everyone else and the effort that was put in, especially the teachers! It was so much fun dressing up for the day. I can't wait for the next one. I wonder what it will be, any suggestions?

School Spirit Day on PhotoPeach

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Purple Cake Day!

Today was Purple Cake Day. Purple Cake day is a day to celebrate the children in our lives! This day encourages us to learn about children globally and fundraise for those in need. This year to focus was on Nepal. The money raised on Purple Cake Day is used to delivery quality education opportunities. This brings hope, education and real change to children living in poverty and hardship.

To celebrate Purple Cake Day we wore purple. As you can imagine the boys had trouble doing this and only a few were successful in finding purple outfits in their wardrobes. We also had a chance to buy purple cupcakes which were delicious. We also had a cardboard purple cupcake which we put the donated coins on.

In class we had a Purple Cake Day Celebration with Room 9. We did some finger painting with purple paint and ate some cupcakes. It was a great day!

Purple Cake Day! on PhotoPeach