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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Mathletes Week 11 and Term 1 Mathletes

Congratulations to the Week 11 Mathletes.

1st: Dylan N with 5686 points
2nd: Josh with 4990 points
3rd: Samantha with 4860 points
4th: William with 4460 points
5th: Aaliyah with 3480 points


And a bigger congratulations to the Term 1 Mathletes who earned the most points in Room 17 for Term 1

1st: Jaime with 35,255 points
2nd: Joshua with 35,135 points
3rd: Leon with 26,869 points
4th: Aaliyah with 23,461 points
5th: Jackson with 19,996 points

Continue doing Mathletics in the holidays to help your learning.


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Shape Creatures

For the last 2 weeks we have been learning about  2D and 3D shapes. We had to explore and figure out how to make nets. Once we knew how to make a net we created a shape creature. Our next step is to write about our creature by describing it. Here are a few finished creatures.








Samoan Game

This term as part of Inquiry we have been learning about different cultures. Today we played a traditional Samoan game. We had lots of fun playing it.




Monday, 11 April 2016

Leon's Narrative about Macy the Mouse

go for a swim. Macy was a bit nervous about the going into th water as she had previously had a bad experience. It was getting so hot so Macy decided to take a risk and jump.


When Macy jumped in the water she started splashing in the water like if it was the most exciting thing she’s done in her life. She was exploring the refreshing blue water and she found a pearl in a clam. Then the corner of her eye caught the colourful bright corals surrounding her.

Suddenly she saw a lifeguard running in top speed then he jumped off into the water. A mouse was in trouble! Macy was so keen to find out what would happen. She was worried that the shark might eat the mouse. As he was about to get eaten by a shark the lifeguard saved him in the nick of time!

As she was gazing at the lifeguard a roaring wave crashed into her and she hit her head on a extensive smooth rock. She got knocked out but the lifeguard did not see her. She woke up in a tin can with a little umbrella in it. She thought someone must of drank from this tin can and threw it away. Poor Macy was starving and hurt. She was waiting for help...

She then was trying to sleep in the tin can struggling with the small space inside it but she managed to sleep. Then a cruise came over and grabbed her, she was then taken back to shore still sleeping peacefully. As she woke up she thought everything was just a nightmare. She went back home with her things and sat around on the sofa watching a movie while eating popcorn. The movie was Zootopia she was then scratching her head from the huge rock she bashed her head on. She didn’t know the dream was real.

Brodi's Macy the Mouse Narrative

One glorious day when the sun was shining and not a cloud could be seen in the sky, Macy the mouse was sunbathing. The refreshing water lapped at her feet and she was tempted to go for a swim. Macy was a bit nervous about the going into the water as she had previously had a bad experience. It was getting so hot so Macy decided to take a risk and jumped in.

Macy was making a sand castle. It was so big,then she decided to make herself into a fabulous mermaid and at the same time she was digging a humongous  hole in the sand.  After everything was going to collect cool sea shells big,small,and medium ones. First she found a small one that looked like it had scales on it and the colour was bright orange and blue.

Suddenly when Macy was digging a hole she fell in it. A group of people came to where Macy was digging. These people sat down where Macy was. The people found the can and throw it in the water. Macy was sailing out to the glorious sea where she was no where to be found. Macy was very worried because she didn’t know how to get home safely.

Macy is so terrified she was thinking how to get back home. She had to think hard and quickly because is was getting close to dark time. Then there were lifeguards at the beach but the lifeguards did not see Macy. Macy was screaming for her life to get someone to notice her. She said “HELP ME I AM STUCK HERE” but no one was there anymore because it was night time.

Macy thought of an amazing idea her idea was to swim underwater and find dolphins to swim her back home.It took a little while to find dolphins but finally she found one. The colour of the dolphins were light blue Macy tapped the dolphin and pointed to the shore. Macy got home safely and quickly. Macy was not scared anymore so she was all save and sound.

Jacksons Narrative about Macy the Mouse

One glorious day when the sun was shining and not a cloud could be seen in the sky, Macy the mouse was sunbathing. The refreshing water lapped at her feet and she was tempted to go for a swim. Macy was a bit nervous about the going into the water as she had previously had a bad experience. It was getting so hot so Macy decided to take a risk and jumped in.

Macy was swimming over waves, well she was floating. Macy approached some people playing in the water. Macy decided to join in with all of the people playing water games. They were doing a diving competition.


Macy found a giant rock and tried climbed to the top. The rock was sharp and really tall. Suddenly Macy slipped off the rock and got her swimming tshirt stuck on one of the sharp rocks. Macy was scared. She was hanging from the top of the rock. One of the people Macy was playing with climbed up to where she was and helped her down. Macy was really happy that she won the diving competition.


Macy decided to go somewhere different. Macy was getting tired of swimming so she jumped into a can of spaghetti. The waves were getting taller and taller and Macy was getting more scared. Macy saw a boat beside her then she jumped in.

Macy nicely asked if they could take here back to the shore. So the driver turned around and drove her back to the shore so she could go back home after her beach day. Macy was going to make a hot chocolate.

When they got there Macy run all the way back to her little house. Macy was really happy that she was back home and sitting on the couch. Macy made hot chocolate for her whole mice family too. Then Macy’s mice family left her house then Macy decided to go to sleep.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Buddy Reading with Room 10

We visited Room 10  - our buddy class.  Room 10 thought it would be nice to read their books to us. We quickly got into groups and found a quiet place for them to demonstrate their fluency skills.
We also read to them which Mrs Pulman said  Room 10 children simply loved!

Thanks Room 10 for reading with us!





Thursday, 7 April 2016

Mathletes - Week 10

Congratulations to this weeks Mathletes

1st: Leon with 10,626
2nd: Josh with 5,301
3rd: River with 5,110
4th: Aaliyah with 4,271
5th: Katie with 4,061

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Symmetry - Please watch tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBW1dyOwUbA


http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/symmetry-grade1.html


Game for symmetry

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Diversity Inquiry Presentations

This term our Inquiry has been about Diversity. We researched a country we identify with and made a presentation to share with the class. Next we will compare and contrast different cultures and think about how these cultures make New Zealand so diverse. Here are the links to our presentations. You need a Reremoana google account to view them.










Dare to be Different

Today we had Dare to be Different Day at school. This was to celebrate Autism Awareness Week. Students and teachers dressed up as 'different'.  We also completed Venn Diagrams to outline and celebrate similarities and differences between students in Room 17.