Thursday, November 17, 2016

New understandings

This week students chose to learn about earthquakes. To begin they had to use their prior knowledge then research and then synthesis their new understandings. From here some chose to share what they had learned on a google slide. This is Thomas's mahi

Writing goals

This week students worked had to set new goals in their writing. They used a writing rubric shared with us by Robyn Anderson from Panmure Bridge School. This was very powerful and resulted in students setting meaningful goals and their own success criteria. This is Saphron's work. Title: I am a Taniwha. I was wrapped up in a ball falling through the air it felt wonderful and free. I took a deep breath of the aroma that surrounded me, It smelt like fresh trees, saltwater and hints of the Jasmine flower bushes, to me the smell was intoxicating and relaxing. I opened my eye’s and saw the sight that completed it, the ball of fire in the sky reflected on the water that went on and on for as far as the eye could see, the sand was a beautiful smooth creamy brown, all the trees that I saw where different shades of green, slowly dancing side to side with the breeze guiding it as it’s teacher. I then felt something more strong slowly wrap around me, I realized what it was. I’ve finally reached the water and have just broke through the surface of the blue clear water. I looked around me slowly ‘Beautiful,’ was all I could think about, as the sight around me left me gobsmacked. Fish swam around me, scales reflecting the sun, with the sea creatures dancing around me calmly, I felt like I was being showered by glitter. My face probably showed pure wonder at what could be found even more further into the depths of the water. I went back up to the surface and signed in happiness. I looked up only to see my cousin Lilly gazing straight back at me, laying still in the heating sand under the shade of the sunbrella, “Lilly!” I called out just catching my breath, “Is everything all right Saph?” “Yup, everything’s all goods Lilly!” “But you have to jump in!” “You have got to look at this,” “K!” She got up from the creamy brown sand and dived in the water, until she popped up right next to me. “Come under with me Lilly it’s gorgeous,” I dove back under the clear water with Lilly our hands were entwined, so we knew where the other was, we had air tanks so we took advantage of them and dove deeper into the water further away from the surface and reality. I looked up towards the surface and saw the sun reflecting off the water it was hypnotizing to me the way the orange and yellow mixed with the blue of the water. We could see the seabed, the pattern was wavy as if Tangaroa drew it himself. The sandbed had no signs of human hands. But we knew better than that. Lilly and I stopped in front of an enormous rock, surrounded by school’s of fish all unique and different in their extraordinary way. In the corner of my eye I saw something sway in the rocks. I let go of Lilly’s hand hesitantly and unsure, I saw Lilly slowly turn my way but I never saw her eye’s. I saw it again. I grew colder and colder in fright and anticipation, on what might be lurking around so I swam closer. I saw something at the corner of my eye’s again, but the outline to the creature was more defined and clear to me, the creature

Friday, November 4, 2016

Waka Ama

On Tuesday we were started our Waka Ama programme.  We are very fortunate to have Rob Cameron (one of our awesome local police officers) tutoring the students.
We started the morning with Rob telling the students the names of the parts of the waka and what they meant.  For example the name Waka is the male part of the vessel and Ama is the female part. We were also taught how to get in and out of the Waka and parts we could not step over.  

Rob then demonstrated the correct technique for paddling. 

After carrying the Waka down to the water the girls were keen to be first.  Some of them had paddled in the Waka previously, for others it was a completely new experience.  I was really impressed by the way the more experienced girls supported the new girls and the amount of time they took out of the water to encourage those new to this activity to have another go and demonstrate the correct technique.

All of the students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to our weekly Waka Ama training.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Room Six Amazing Assembly

This assembly presentation was put together by the students of Room Six, as it was their turn to host assembly.

Monday, October 31, 2016

World Of Maths

We were very fortunate that Mrs Cameron organised the World Of Maths to come to our kura.  The resources were set up in Te Whare Awhina.  Mrs Por, Miss Hadwin and myself grouped the students in mixed groups which had year 5, 6, 7, and 8 students.

There were 17 different hands on activities which students could choose from.  Students had to work in co-operative groups and use their maths strategies and problem solving skills to find the solutions to the puzzles and problems.




Saturday, October 29, 2016

Kia ora Last term we embarked on a completely new learning journey. We became directors, editors and movie stars. Yes we made movies. We had to learn about camera shots, angles, types of films, script writing and we also had to problem solve. One of the problems we had to solve was how to make a movie as a class. We decided to write a script collaboratively. We made sure that part of our literacy time was dedicated to script writing. We agreed on ideas and we even let Whaea Chrissy have a say (she has a very strange sense of humour) Our class movie was shown at the Kaikohekohe Film Festival.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Room 6 Watering Systems

We made our very own water system to help our plants grow.
Hi my name is Alexis and I made my watering system, my one is the one with the long pipe, I had to stand on a chair because it was to long.
Last term we made watering systems for our plants, we didn’t make complicated watering systems we only made simple ones. My one was just a little water bottle with holes in the lid.

Last term room 6 made watering systems to help water our plants. I brought in a tube from my mum and dad’s work and a milk top. I drilled holes in the lid with Mr Halladay and I think my watering system works really well.
Last term we made some simple Watering Systems for our plants we are growing. We made them with milk bottles and some bottles that the teacher gave to us. We are growing lots of vegetables for our Healthy Eating Program.

Last term we had made some fantastic water Systems.  They were for our healthy eating program. First Mrs Pou called us up. We tried our water Systems. We were all happy for giving it a go.

Last term we made a watering system for our plants. Most of the people in the class brought a  water bottle and put holes in it.

Last term we created watering systems for our plants, my one was made out of a water bottle.

Last term we made some watering systems, and we made them to help our class plants grow, and we planted Parsley, Tomato and Pumpkin. We grew vegetables for our Healthy Eating Program.

Last term we made our own watering systems to water our seedlings. Each group planted a different vegetable. There were tomato seeds, pumpkin seeds, parsley seeds and lettuce seeds.

Hi my name is Kiana. My class planted some plants. Then we made a watering system. It was fun when you got to water them.

Hi my name is Tessa.  Me and my class  planted seeds, I did pumpkin then we needed watering systems so this is my plan hope you like it.

Hi my name is Lucy my class planted some plants. We made a watering system so our plants can grow. My watering object was a bottle with holes at the top.   
We made watering systems for our plants.

Hi my name is Vanya and I go to Paihia School.  Last term we made some watering systems for our plants and I used a bottle and put holes at the top and watered them so they don’t die.
Last Term we made our watering system. Some of us made them out of water bottles or milk bottles, I used a milk bottles and poked holes through the milk bottle. We made our watering systems for our plants.

Last week we made a water system we used milk bottles and little bottles and it has to be a good watering system.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pikelets for Procedural Writing

On Wednesday room 6 made pikelets. I got to pour the milk while Sam was mixing, we made pikelets to make a story about it.
Hi my name is Sam and the class made pikelets. I got to stir the mixture with a whisk. We had to write a procedure writing about how to make pikelets.

Hi my name is Alexis and  we made pikelets, I got to pour the sugar into the eggs it was really fun.

Hi my name is Arihia and on Wednesday we made pikelets, I only got to pour the milk in with the rest of the ingredients, the mixture looked really gooey!

Hi my name is Lily, on Wednesday we made some pikelets to go with our procedural writing. I got to put in some flour. It was the best experiment ever. But I liked eating them the best.
On Wednesday we made some Pikelets. The purpose of making the Pikelets was that it was meant to help us with our Procedural writing.
Hi my name is Cheyenne. On Wednesday the class and I made pikelets. When they were finished we put jam and butter on top. They were yummy in my tummy.

Hi my name is Ngahuia and in my class we made pikelets,they were really yummy
We added some butter and jam to make them even yummier.       

Hi, my name is Yuktha we made pikelets on Wednesday and we all made one and we ate them with jam or no jam. Also the were yummy!

Hi, my name is Freya. We made pikelets on Wednesday. We had to follow the recipe but we doubled the amount of all the ingredients. When they were finished, we put jam and butter on top of them. They were delicious!

Hi my name is Kiana. My class got to make some pikelets, I got to crack the eggs and my friend Lucy did that too, it was fun.

Hi my name is Tessa, me and  my class made picklets then we wrote a procedure about making them. I got to whisk the eggs,  in the end they were yum.

Hi my name is Lucy and my class made some pikelets, if you don’t know what pikelets are the are just little pancakes. I got to crack the eggs with my friend Kiana. We followed the recipe but we doubled some things. My favorite thing about it was eating them at the end.

Hi my name is Ava on Wednesday we made pikelets because we had a lot of people in our class we doubled it. When they were done, some of us had just butter and some of us had butter and jam.

On Wednesday we made pikelets and it was for our writing.
Hi my name is Sharnee and my class made pikelets. Pikelets are like little pancakes but with a different name.
Hi my name Darrius and room 6 made pikelets. Pikelets are like a little pancakes.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Maths week 1

This week students in room 8 identified fractions as a learning need. Throughout the week there were workshops that students could opt into. Here are some examples of what we learnt. imageimageimage

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Garden Plot Plays

Room six students all did the 'Garden Plot' play.  Check out their videos.

Healthy Eating Planting

Yuktha - Yesterday we planted little garden, and we planted lots of vegetables, we also had grown veggies, for our healthy eating.

Vanya- Yesterday we planted vegetables in little pots and last week we planted them in Ice-cream containers and now we are waiting for them.

Brodi - We did some planting, I did kale. We are Learning to grow vegetables for our healthy eating.  

Alexis - We planted some vegetables and I did lettuce. We planted them to eat healthy food and to learn about growing plants.  

Emma-Yesterday we planted some healthy vegetables for our little garden.I did Basil.We grew them because we wanted to learn about growing plants.

Major- Last week we planted some vegetables for our healthy eat and it was fun.
Darrius- Yesterday we planted little garden it was cool I thought it was awesome.

Sharnee- Yesterday we did some planting I did Chilli. We are learning to grow healthy food for our slideshow Healthy Eating. We measured the water we needed to use.
Lily - We are learning about healthy eating and how plants grow. Yesterday we planted some garden plants. They came in packets then Mrs Pou called up groups I was in the first group. When we put water on the soil it absorbed the water. I planted cauliflower and it takes 90 to 120 days to grow.

Ezia - Last week I planted some seeds. I had Pumpkin it was very cool.  

Lucy - Last week we planted some food for healthy eating, and my plant was carrots. We got to water them as well.
Izaiah - Last week we planted vegetables for our healthy eating program and we were learning how to grow plants.

Ngahuia - Yesterday we planted some vegetables, in little pot’s for our healthy eating program, we also planted some vegetables, last week that was also for our healthy eating.
Freya - We have been planting vegetables, we planted small ones and big ones. My big one was a pumpkin and my small one was a cherry tomato. We had to measure how much water to put in the little plants.

Arihia - Yesterday we planted our little garden, we measured how much water we needed to use and we planted them for healthy eating. The plant that I had was Radish.

Cheyenne-Yesterday we planted little gardens. First you find the soil tablet in the pack then you will find a seed mat. Then after you have opened the pack you put the tablet in water then when it is dissolved you put it in the little cup and put the seed mat on then cover it up with dirt. I planted Mint.

Kingi - Last week we planted veggies I planted lettuce, lettuce will be nice in a sandwich.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

E Learning Symposium

What was it like at the symposium?

We got to talk to people and look at other peoples e learning.  We got to eat lots of food.  One of the funny things were, on our second slide people thought that our screen shots were real so they were hovering over them.  We even got people taking photos of our thing link board.

Lucy and Brodi

Monday, September 19, 2016

Kumara Treats

Arihia - On Friday room six read about kumara, we found out that kumara were originally from Central America, after we read the story we made some kumara chips.

On Friday everyone got to read a book about kumara. Then we got to make kumara chips.  

Brodi - On Friday Room 6 read a book about kumara chips. I learnt that they came from Central America.

Lily - On Friday we read a story called Kumara Treats and the instruction to make kumara chips so we made kumara chips and I learnt that how to make and cook kumara chips and I learnt I don’t like Kumara or kumara chips.

Major - On Friday we made kumara treats Mrs Pou went up to the staff room and cooked them in the oven. We ate them after lunch time. I didn't like them.
Emma - On Friday Rm6 read a story about kumara treats.After we read the story we had to peel some kumaras.Then Mrs Pou chopped the kumaras into long fries.Then she took them up into the staff room.Then we waited until lunch time and we ate them but then Mrs Pou wouldn't let us eat them all.

Kiana -  On Friday we read a story called Kumara Treats. After that we all helped made some Kumara chips to eat. I learnt that it is hard to peel Kumara, also they come from Central America and there is gold, purple and orange.
Sharnee - On Friday  we read a story about Kumara. We then made Kumara Chips to eat. I learnt that it is really hard to peel Kumara and doing a flow diagram of what to do and they come from Central America and there is gold, purple and orange.

On Friday we read a cool story called Kumara Treats. Then after we read the story we made some Kumara chips and I learnt that Kumara was brought from Central America.

On Friday room 6 read a book about Kumra Treats. After we read the book we made Kumara Treats. After we cut them up we put oil on them and cooked them. After they were ready we ate them all up.Yum Yum.

On Friday we made kumara chips then we had to go to the beach clean up. When we got back it was lunch time Mrs Pou said we will eat them after lunch. When lunch was over we hurried back to class to eat some kumara chips. Kingi  

Freya - On Friday we made Kumara Chips, the Kumara originally came from Central America.
I hope you enjoy.

Tessa- on Friday we made kumara chips that originally come from  Central America.

On Friday we made Kumara treats, they  were delicious.

On Friday we made Kumara treats they were so yum and delicious.


On Friday my class made kumara treats,they were great.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

E learning Symposium

On Wednesday a group of students from Paihia School traveled to Kawakawa School to participate in an E learning Symposium. These students became teachers for a day and worked with adults and other students to share their learning.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sharnee's Te Marae Presentation

Hi my name is Sharnee I go to Paihia School and this is my Te Marae Presentation. We were learning about Carvings, Te Marae, School Whare and Powhiri. The really hard thing was finding all the information for the slides.

Check Out Katipa's Te Marae Presentation

Hi I`m Katipa From Paihia School and this is my Te Marae . The stuff that I did was pretty challenging and hard . I needed to do 4 slides . But first I  did 2 slides . When I finished the 2 slides Mrs Pou told me to decorate it.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Alazhay's Narrative Story


Once there was a village named Helgen full with village people. The village stood in a remote location with tall trees towering over it.  The only thing that was near Helgen was a dark giant cave engraved in a mountain with a scowling dragon watching over the people.

The people of the village were always happy. They danced around in joy and celebrated every moment of their life. At the top stood Laslo, the mighty king. He was a king who did anything to keep his citizens safe. Laslo's medieval knights, Quzi, Smosh and Jack were patrolling around the village looking for intruders, or the bad guys. His men were Loyal, trustworthy people who secured the village with their life.
There was a boy named Jeb and his mother named Alexstra who were always worried about everything. They were people who liked Living and Nature, But one day…

“Mommy why are there trees breaking?” said Jeb“I don't know but let's go tell the Guard!” Alexstra said “Uhm excuse me, my son said he heard trees falling” said Alexstra.“Hey Quzi let's go check out this forest” said JackThe two knights wandered off to check, but as soon as the walked through the gates,

RAAAAARR!! The dragon yelled, jumping out of the bush.

The two knights ran back into the village securing everyone into the castle.

The people where terrified and jumped backwards as far as they can.

The knights were suprised that a dragon lived near them.

“Get the bows Smosh” said Laslo

Smosh ran to get the bow and arrows down the hall while Quzi & Jack fought off the dragon.

Smosh sprinted as fast as he could to get the Bows, they lay just five rooms ahead of him

“I got them” Smosh shouted

Smosh ran back gasping for air, but he would do anything for the citizens. Smosh kept running until he got to his destination.

“Here King Laslo” Smosh said while restoring his lungs with air.Both of them ran down and started aiming at the dragon.

The dragon let out a roar, spewing acid from the back of his throat, out towards the village

The dragon traveled around the village eroding whatever came in its path“This dragon is mighty” Laslo whispered to himself

“Phh” Quzi let go of the arrow making a whistling sound on its way to the dragon. The arrow slit the flesh piercing through the heart of the dragon. The dragon ROARED leaving echoing sounds traveling through the forest.

When the area was clear, the citizens of Helgen were relieved that the dragon was gone and there will be no more chaos. The village thanked the knights and king for their bravery.

“Horrah!, Horrah!, Horrah.!” they yelled

It will take many months to rebuild this chaotic mess but nothing can stop us” Laslo said to himself. Laslo and his three men were proud of themselves so they congratulated everyone with a nice cold drink...

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Check Out Room Six Maths Evening

On the maths evening we did maths with my Mum , caregiver and I . Mrs Pou told us problem`s and we had to solve them then we went into a maths site and then we needed to do games. I did cards.

Maths Evening was a help to my Mum and Dad. My Dad and Mum showed me their way and I showed them my way. So they now know how I solve problems. We learnt how to play hangman too.

On the maths evening night my Mum learnt how to do maths my way so that we don’t break up into fights or arguments I learnt how to do Mum’s way and we played this game I had to say what was the closest number to the hundreds.

On math evening my dad and me learnt how each other solve maths problems. I learnt how to do it his way and he learnt my way. We played a game where you have four dice and multiply them together to get your score. We also looked at some maths problems and a site to help us with our learning and math strategies

Last night my Mum and I came to the maths evening. Mrs Pou gave us a lot of paper of what we have to learn. I had to learn some more fractions and numbers to a 1,000,000.  

At Maths Evening I had learnt a new Game it was Hangman . It was fun there was heap of  cool games there too . Thank you

Last night was an amazing night being with my mum. Mum and I were so happy we came to this maths evening because we learnt a lot of things. The game that my mum and I play was snap but the snap was a adding snap you had to use cards.

Last night was a blast, and  mum and I will want to do it again, every Wednesday and I learned, a different way to do time tables, and plus.

That was a very helpful, our parents learnt a lot. They learnt how to help us with maths in the way we have been taught instead of the way our parents have.

The maths evening last night was amazing. Our parents learnt the way we write and figure out, which saved a lot of arguments thanks Mrs Pou, the games you set up like number hangman and lots others were awesome.

The maths evening was amazing even with my Mum. My Mum and I were so happy because she learnt some thing that she didn’t know. My mum and I, we played hangman but with additions and Multiplication .


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Katipa's We Video for Blogging

This is how to make a blog comment

Lucy's We Video for Blogging

Hi my name is Lucy, my class was learning how to do a wevideo for how to do a quality blog comment.

Tessa's We Video for Blogging

Hi my name is Tessa and my ‘we video’ is about how to make a good blog comment, hope you enjoy.

Freya's We Video For Blogging

We have been learning to make a Wevideo to help people make a quality blog comment.

Yuktha's We Video for Blogging

Hi, my name is Yuktha, this is my wevideo,we were learning to tell people how to do a comment I hope you like it and leave a comment.

Cheyenne's We Video For Bogging

Hi my name is Cheyenne I’ve been learning how to make a quality blog comment. Hope you enjoy

Major's We Video For Blogging

We were learning to make a wevideo. On the wevideo we made a Quality Blog Comment for the other people know what a blog comment is.

Lily's We Video for Blogging

Hi, this is my wevideo about how to make a quality blog

Arihia's We Video for Blogging

This is my WeVideo about quality blog commenting.

Alexis' We Video for Blogging

This is my wevideo,  this wevideo is to show you how to do a blog comment, hope you enjoy it.

Brodi's We Video for blogging

This is my wevideo about how to do a blog comment.

Darrius' Oral Language Presentation

Sharnee's Thing Link Presentation

Emma's Oral Language Presentation

Kingi's Oral Language Presentation

Lucy's Oral Language Presentation

Tessa's Oral Language Presentation

Freya's Thing Link Presentation

Ngahuia's Oral Language Presentation

Cheyenne's Thing Link Presentation

Izaiah's Thing Link Presentation

Lily's Thing Link Presentation

Major's Oral Language Presentation

Arihia's Thing Link Presentation

Sam'a Oral Language Presentation

Alexis' Oral Language Presentation

Katipa's Oral Language Presentation

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Tessa's Term 3 Goals

Kiana's Term 3 Goals

Darrius' Term 3 Goals

Emma's Term 3 Goals

Sharnee's Term 3 Goals

Lucy's Term 3 Goals

Kingi's Term 3 Goals

Freya's Term 3 Goals

These are my Term 3 Goals.

Yuktha's Term 3 Goals

This is my Term 3 goals hope you like it and leave a comment

Ngahuia's Term 3 Goals

Cheyenne's Term 3 Goals

Hi this Is my term 3 goals.

Major's Term 3 Goals

This is my term 3 Goals

Lily's Term 3 Goals

Hi this is my google drawing of my term 3 goals.

Izaiah's Term 3 Goals

Hi this is my learning goals for this term

Alexis' Term 3 Goals

Hi this is my term 3 learning goals

Brodi's Term 3 Goals

This is my learning goals for term 3.