Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Caption This

For this week the Student Blogging Challenge is using images in posts. So, we would like you to make a comment telling us what you think a good caption would be for the picture below.

Photo Credit:

The link for this picture is here because if you get a picture from the internet it is rightfully owned by the owners of the website, if you left the link out you could be fined because of the copyright of the picture. Remember that next time you put a picture from the internet on a blog post.

By Kahu

Springvale Park

A couple of weeks ago we had a fun day out with our buddies from Room 14. We started off having a free swim together in the school pool then we went down to the Springvale Park. We  played games. We had Vortex, frisbees, hacky sacks and sacks for sack races. We also took our lunch down. We had a great time!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Great Find!

I was looking around on the internet last night at some class blogs and came across this one blog I hadn't seen before Room 6's Class Blog. I thought it was great. They had a very cool video on their blog that I just had to share with you. What do you think?

Maybe take some time out to visit their blog and make a comment. Click on the name above and it will take you straight there.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Blogging Challenge - Week 3

This week for the Student Blogging Challenge the boys tackled the Challenge with Number 10.

I have just finished washing my clothes and found one sock that is now full of holes. I can't use it as a sock, but list 10 other ways I could use the sock.

I decided to give it a go. Here is what I came up with. 

I could:
  • Create a sock pillow for Kingi (class mascot). 
  • Turn it into a sock monkey or sock creature by adding buttons for eyes and sewing on ears etc.
  • Make a hacky sack. Fill up the sock with rice and sew up the holes.
  • Use it as a dust rag. Slip the sock on your hand and dust furniture etc
  • Create a leg warmer. Cut the front off it and slip it onto your leg.
  • Use it as a golf club cover.
  • Make a drink cozy. Cut the top off the sock, slide it over a bottle to keep the bottle cool.
  • Use it as a cleaning rag. Wash the car, wash the outside of the windows etc
  • Make a dog toy. Tie a knot in it and play fetch with the dog.
  • Use it as a shoe polisher. Cut the sock into strip and use it to polish/buff your shoes.

Have you got any clever ideas that are different to mine? Add them onto the Padlet (wallwisher) below. Lets see how many we can come up with.

Spelling Week 8


Monday, March 18, 2013

Wall of Fame

This week there are 3 Wall of Fame winners!

Striving For Accuracy
Congratulations Tyson. Its clear you have been striving for accuracy with your reading. Keep up the positive attitude and the hard work you are putting in.

King of the Den

Blogging King
Kahu has done a great job at keeping his blog up to date. It looks great.

Perseverance Cup

A big congratulations goes to TePaerangi. He won the perseverance cup at assembly this week. He always works extremely hard, never gives up and is a great role model to Room 15. TePaerangi is a fantastic person to have in Room 15. We are really lucky!

Assembly Winners

Last week we had 2 lucky people in our class. They received something in assembly to show how great they are.

VJ received a player of the day certificate for his great effort in t.ball.

Way to go Tyson. He received 2 certificates. A merit certificate from Ms O'Connor and a Duffy book from Mrs Larsen. Both for his great STAR results.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Commenting Guidelines

As you know we are taking part in the student blogging challenge, During the challenge we will be visiting lots of class and students blogs and hopefully lots of people will visit us so I thought I would take the time to remind you about making good comments. Here is a poster we made as a class showing what we think the guidelines should be. Have fun exploring blogs and making lots of comments.

Swimming with Room 14

We were lucky enough to go swimming with Rm 14 again. Here are some of our action shots.

Senior School Swimming Sports

On a hot Tuesday afternoon the Senior School went to W.I.S to have our swimming sports. We needed to find our fastest swimmers to go to interschool swimming.

Before we took our long and hot walk to WIS we got organised. We ate our lunch. We munched and crunched our food down. When we were finished eating our snacks, we got changed in the class, we shut the curtains so we could get dressed. We got changed as fast as the speed of a shooting star because Room 7 was coming to use our computers. After we got dressed we were allowed to have a 10-15 minutes of play time before we left.

When the Senior School finished getting organised we lined up, we had to go on the long and tiring walk to WIS. Some parents even came with us. They had to hurry us up because we were walking so slow.. I think everyone in our class was sensible and behaved. All you could hear on the way was kids talking, if you wanted some piece of quiet you were in the wrong place.

Once our foot touched the W.I.S grounds we all sat down into our age groups, then Mrs Larsen came around and gave sun block out to some people. Mr Waite welcomed us to the swimming sports and explained how the day was going to go. He told us who the lifeguard was, Mr Sager and if you get a coloured stick after that race that means you came 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
We were doing the length’s races first before the widths races. The people doing length races got prepared to get in the freezing, cold pool.

The first event I was in was a length freestyle. When Mr Watie called my name out I jumped up and down like I was Hong Kong and ran to Ms Bennett. We lined up at the end of the pool ready to take off. Ms Bennett banged the blocks together, it was like a bomb, then we were off. I dived in. The water felt as cold as frozen ice. I swam as fast as I could. I was nearly at the finish then I slowed down. I couldn't hold on anymore. I came second. I was proud I came second. At least I tried my hardest.

My second event was backstroke. That was hard. I almost came 3rd but one of the other racers got in my way so I didn't end up getting a placing. I almost hit my head on the concrete wall at the end too. Luckily there were people their to protect our heads. During my race my mum was cheering me on. That made me feel good and try even harder.

My final race was breaststroke length. I won before we even started because no one in my age group for boys was in breaststroke length, it was stink because I had no competition. That meant I had to face the 10 year old girls. I still won!

After we had finished all the events we got changed into our clothes. We had to wait a long time for some people to get ready. Finally when everyone was ready we were off again. We had to make that long walk again, all the way back to Carlton School. Everyone was really tired. We were all extremely happy when we arrived back at the school.

Even though it was a long, hot, exhausting day I had fun because I love swimming.

Written by the boys of Room 15

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Room 15's Swimming Sports

Last week we had our own class swimming sports. We raced in lots of different events, flutter board, freestyle, backstroke and breastroke. We had heats and finals. We even had a house relay. Puriri won.

Mrs Larsen gave house points to everyone who placed in their event. Overall the winning house was...


Monday, March 11, 2013


Today I told the boys they had an opportunity to play Minecraft. They all thought I was nuts allowing them to do this. However, there was a catch. As they were playing the game they had to think... is this game educational? What are they learning to do? If they can prove to me that it is, we will play it some more in class. I can't wait to see if they can come up with some great ideas. Watch this space and I will let you know what they think.

Here is the trailer for the game. Can you think of any ideas just by watching the trailer?

Click on the link to have a go yourself. Minecraft

Striving for Accuracy

Well done Joshua. You worked extremely hard on planning out your art work. You used lots of great landmarks to show you were born in Wanganui. Well done.

King of the Den

You are a real asset to the class! Keep it up.

Assembly Item

On Friday it was our assembly item. We presented a play "The Gingerbread Girl". We practiced our lines over and over and finally we got there. It was a great play. Well done boys!

Strike Performance

On Monday afternoon was really fun because Strike Percussion came and performed for the school. They had really huge drum sets and Polynesian log drums. They were EXTREMELY good just like Mrs Larsen said.
When we entered the hall they played quite loud but it wasn't too loud for me.
After introducing themselves Tom said Tuk was going to perform a rain song but Tuk said he could only perform it if it was raining. So we made it sound like it was raining inside.
Mr Waite and Mrs Larsen played as well, they had a competition, whoever got the most applause won. Mr Waite won and his prize was a weird Chinese drink.
Some lucky people got to go up and play the log drums, the audience clapped whenever Tim hit his drum.
At the end they played us a beat using fire.
What a great show!


Bailey's New Puppy

Bailey has a new puppy 'Thor'. We were really lucky last Friday. His dad brought him in to show the class. How cute!

Community Picnic

Last Thursday we had the Community Picnic. Everyone came together, had tea, played games and chatted with the classroom teachers. It was a great night.

School Leaders

I cant believe I haven't put this on before now. Well done Kahu, VJ and TePaerangi. I am so proud of you. You will all make great school leaders.

Spelling - Week 7


King of the Den

I just realised I never posted last weeks King of the Den and Striving for Accuarcy so here they are.

Striving for Accuracy

Way to Costello for all your hard work. You created an amazing main idea ship. Keep it up!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Our Avatars

The boys have been working hard taking part in the student blogging challenge. As part of the challenge we all created an avatar. I think they have done a great job! Check out their blogs to see what else we have been up to. You can find links to their blogs down the left hand side.