Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Room 5 Sleepover

On Friday the 2nd of December we are having a SLEEPOVER at school!

We are going to be sleeping in Rooms 5 & 4 and doinf lots of fun activities.

We have planned our equipment list, our schedule, our movie and our menu.

Take a look below at all of our planning!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thanks to our Mihi Tutors!

Last term, some wonderful students from Mellville Intermediate in Hamilton helped Room 5, via Skype, to develop our Mihi, or way of introducing ourselves.

It was all very new to Room 5 so we had to learn everything from scratch, right from when you introduce your Mum and Dad and say which school we attend. We have been learning our Mihi this whole term.

Last week we had a brilliant afternoon where we had lots of our parents come and hear us recite our mihi. It was great! Today we got to perform once again, this time for our Room 8 tutors from Mellville Intermediate.

Check out this video they made of us performing to them!

Thanks to our wonderful tutors, you were great and we could not have been so fabulous at our Mihi Recital without you!

You can also read what they wrote about us on their blog here:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our Holidays

Welcome back to Term 3!

I hope you had a very fun and safe holidays. Leave a sticky note below and tell us what you got up to!
Remember, you'll need our class password to add a note.


Friday, July 15, 2011

School is COOL!

Room 5 very carefully and patiently made this entry for the 2011 School is Cool Competition.

We hope you like it!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ashanti's Poem Presentation

Ashanti performed her poem "I use my brain" at the Senior Speech Competitions last night.

We are VERY proud of her.

Take a look at the video to see how great she was!

We are proud of our Poetry Presenters

Well done Ashanti & Nathanael for presenting their poems at the Senior Speech Competitions last night.

We are really proud of you both!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Look what grew!

Wow! Check out what grew over the weekend!

Room 5 had noticed that for the past 2 weeks one of our tadpoles had grown all his legs... Now look at him!

We have our first FROG!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Poem Recital Finalists

Today Room 5 had their final Poem Recital performances.

We had lots of parents (and even some Grandparents) come and watch us. They all seemed very pleased with us as we all tried really hard! Thank you to all the parents that came to support us :)

Congratulations to our 6 Poem Recital finalists. They will be competing with the 6 finalists from Room 6 for spaces in the full speech competition!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Erupting Volcano Experiment

We made a volcano erupt by using the following ingredients and equipment:
  • a volcano shaped mould
  • vingegar
  • baking soda
  • dishwashing liquid
We repeated the experiment several times (after changing one thing each time) to see what would give us the biggest eruption!

We found that if we put more baking soda the "lava" became very thick and bubbly and it came out of the volcano quicker. Do you know that if you put no baking soda in that the volcano doesn't erupt?!

Janison said that the baking soda made the "lava" rise and pop out of the volcano!

Videoed on Rachel's iPhone by: Awhina

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Discovery Time: Using Language K4S

Wow, another action packed morning of Discovery Time in Room 5 this week.

This week our focus was the Using Language, Symbols and Text part of the K4S.

Since that is such a big area we looked at Literacy specifically and discussed how we work to improve the Language and Text part of the K4S - using our reading and writing skills!

Check out us in action in the video below!