Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Running of the bulls

Last week Kenneth and Siale watched a video of the running of the bulls.  They decided to write a poem about it from the perspective of the bull.  Watch the video and let them know what you think.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Jadaleigh worked with Joan during Tuakana Teina day to create this book review.  Hopefully you'll want to read the book after reading it. 

Jayden and Timeus' Book Review

On Tuakana Teina day Timeus worked with Jayden to create this presentation about his favourite book.  Take a look and let him know what you think. 

Hineuwera and Aja's Book Review

Last Tuesday was Tuakana Teina day.  Room 10 worked with their buddies from Room 8 to create a presentation about their favourite book.  Aja worked with Hineuwera to complete her presentation.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuakana Teina Day with Room 8

Every term we get together with our buddy class for Tuakana Teina.  Our buddies from Room 8 are experts on the netbooks and they showed us how to do a lot of new things and we shared our favourite book with them.  Here are some photos from the day.  We'll post some of the work we did soon. 

Monday, September 9, 2013


We have been learning about homophones.  Kira has made a presentation using Google Apps to show some common homophones.  Can you think of anymore, leave us a comment with your ideas.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Jump Strategy

In Maths Taimana has been learning to use number lines to solve change unknown problems.  Katitati has used explain everything on the ipad to record himself solving a problem using the jump strategy.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Where's the Salad? By Taiala

Taiala has written a story about some Salad eating zombies.  She has used puppet pals to share her story on the blog.  Listen carefully to hear the powerful verbs she has used in her story. 

What we know about friendship

The Tigers have been learning to activate their prior knowledge to help them read and understand new texts.  This week they used popplet to think of all the things they knew about friendship before they read a journal story called 'Friends'.

Making Tapacloth, By Kaitati

On Monday Room 10 made tapa cloth for Tongan Language week.  Kaitati has written a recount of our tapa making experience.  He has used imovie to share his story.  

Learn Tongan - Part Two

Losana, Kensington and Sifa have put together a video to help us learn some Tongan words for common classroom items.  Take a look and see if you can remember all the words.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Tongan Language Week

Malo e lelei!  It's Tongan language week and in Room 10 we are very lucky to have a lot of Tongan language experts who are very keen to share what they know.  We are going to make a series of videos to help people learn some basic Tongan words.  Siale, Agnes and Falakiko have created this video to teach you some greetings and how to say goodbye. 

Tongan from Kirsty Macfarlane on Vimeo.

Poetry Readings

We have been practicing poetry readings this term.  We are trying to make our reading interesting by using expression and changing our tone and pace while we are reading. Here are four recordings by Faith, Elizabeth, Cornelius and Jadaleigh.  We hope you enjoy them.

Forest Adventure, by Helen

Helen has used story bird to publish an adventure story she wrote.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Kidnapped! By LJ

LJ has written a frightening story about a kidnapping.  He has used powerful words to create a picture in the reader's head.  Great work LJ.