Making a SPLASH!!!!

The pool is finally open!!! Finally Summer is here and the warm weather is shining through.We thought we would make the most of it and had a blast in the pool with Room 10 today.
Most of us had our togs and were ready to feel the cool water. 

We had the pool noodles out and threw around the rugby ball. We even tried to make a whirlpool, there were so many kids that it was impossible to turn the other way instead the kids all rode the whirlpool around the pool. 

The sun is shining, please put sunblock on in the morning and after you swim or we will all turn into red lobsters!!!

Remember to keep bringing our togs every day, leading up to our Te Rapa pools trip on Monday. 

Check out our awesome photos below....

Room 9 has turned into a Garden - a Little Garden.

What a sight!

Room 9 and Room 10 have been busy in the last week, planting and caring for our plants that we received from School Teacher Kit.

"We each got given a plant and had to unwrap it. Then we had to mix the soil with water that Miss T gave us. We then had to put half of our soil into the pot and put our seeds onto the soil. The rest of the soil had to be put on top of the seeds. we pressed down on the soil and put it in the hole with our name on it. Now we have to wait and see what happens.

By Noah Karika.

The children take turns watering the plants each day and measuring how tall their plant is growing.  its great to see the children show responsibility by taking care of their plants and making sure it has the necessities a plant needs to survive.

Check out the photos of us planting our plants.

Week 7 Term 3

What a busy week we have had in Room 9.

We have been practicing and preparing ourselves for presenting our speeches.

I am so proud of the effort that all Room 9 has put in to create and present their speeches. Especially those who went the extra mile and wrote their speech all by themselves.

We enjoyed playing fun games to get ourselves prepared and gain confidence in speaking out loud. One of these games were impromptu speaking with topics like "If I were invisible what would I do" and the class favourite "If I were the principal of Stanley Avenue School, what would I change and why?". The things the children said were outstanding. Watch out Mr Byers, these kids have some extreme ideas.

Congratulations to all Room 9 students on their amazing speeches. You have put so much effort into preparing yourselves for our speeches. It has been very exciting to see the confidence that you have gained in speaking out loud in front of your peers.

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Room 9 is FIZZING!

Wow! What a day Room 9 had. We had fun experimenting the fizzy taste that citric acid, icing sugar, jelly crystals and popping candy made in our mouths. We discussed what was happening in our mouths, and the chemical reaction that was occurring. As the solid of the sherbet and popping candy turned into a liquid with the help of our saliva, the reaction caused the gas carbon dioxide to form in our mouths making the fizzy and popping feeling on our tongues. Check out the process and end result of our sherbet.

2 Stars and 1 Wish Reflections

Today Room 9 reflected on our Genius Hour Work that we have done most of Term 1. We were using a new strategy called 2 Stars and 1 Wish. The students had to select 2 things they thought their partner did really well on their presentation and 1 wish that they needed to work on for next time. Here are some of of their reflections and some posters the students created. 

Rippa Rugby at its Finest

Wow! What an awesome rugby session.

We had a special visitor come to school this week to teach us valuable Rippa Rugby skills leading up to Rugby season. It was great to see all Room 9 students having a go, even the girls. We had lots of laughs especially when all the class picked on Miss T and tried to take her tags. A big thanks to Bill from Sport Waikato for a awesome session.

Term Four

Wow what a busy term we are having here in Room 9.

We have been learning about different science experiments, and how to observe and take notes about what we see. Here is a sneak peak of our Coke VS Mentos experiment... What do you think happened?
Well, not much actually. We tried two different types of coke, even though it did react and fizz up, it wasn't giant explosion we hoped for. Have you tried this experiment? Could you share any tips you may have with us?

We have been making some pretty cool art this term! We have been learning to create pieces of art that use lots of different materials. Here is a sneak peak of our mosaic animals, to see the finished the product, pop in and see us. We would love to show you.