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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Note Taking

Today to be successful learners we refined how we note take.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

WALT: Make poi and create movements

Today we made poi and created a set of movements. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Help us please!

We are taking up the challenge Mr Cribb set Te Roopu Arohanui which class can skip the longest. Have you got any tips that can help us out?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


We have been busy having arguments to help us identify a strong argument.
Today we have debated about saving the Plaza. After reading about the a City Council wanting to close the plaza to replace it with a flower garden.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

WALT: Use Persuasive Language in our Writing

Here is a sample of a students piece of writing. Should lollies be classroom rewards?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

WALT: Use the visualising strategy to help us comprehend text

WALT: Drop the y and i

We are trying to sharpen up our spelling skills. Today we have been looking at adding endings onto words that start with y but like most spelling rules there are exceptions. Check this out!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


We are back after a great break. We have hit the floor running with geometry over the past week we have learnt a lot about angles, creating and working out the number of degrees in an angle. Today we looked at symmetry and creating symmetrical monsters using paint. Here is the one, we have been but to the test to try and create one with 3 and 4 lines of symmetry.

Friday, July 2, 2010

What a successful Week

This week our voices have been heard. We have found out that our Duffy Books in Home Video was a winner and Miss Gorrie gets to go to Auckland for a day, hopefully bringing us back some goodies and a video of her experience. She shouted us a morning tea.

We have also been recognised for our learning. Check out this blog post by the Inventor of CSI Neale Pitches.


We have recently finished the novel The Silver Sword. It was a powerful tale of four children who traveled from Poland to Switerland facing many troubles along the way. The share determination of these children to be reunited with their parents was evident throughout the novel and we were amazed at how war can split a family in a second.

Over the past few weeks we have been discusing values that help us to succeed in life, determination is key. It must come from the mind, being able to think in a positive manner, having a goal and being determined to reach it.

Today we discussed Valerie Vili road to success at the Bejing Olympics. Using our infering skills we were able to make predictions about her and how she managed to succeed in the Olympics. Her mind played a powerful role. Over the past week we have been learning to visualise while we are reading to help us understand the text and we have linked this with Valerie and see this as a possible tool that she could of used to make sure that she succeeded.

For us as students it is reinforcing the need to be determined to succeed. Even though we are using visualising to help us understand what we read we can also use it to help us succeed in life.

Friday, June 25, 2010

All Whites Dream Over!

This morning we have been discussing values and the importance of these on our lives. We have been discussing the values that the All Whites had in order to get where they did in the World Cup.

We have decided that these are essential for us to succeed in life:
* Think about the potential we have
* Belief in ourselves and others around us
* Respect for yourself and others
* Graditude for others and things that come your way
* Dedication

We have posted a comment to the stuff article

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Barn Dance 2

Today we have worked on our barn dance. We wanted to make sure that we were in time and that we were sticking to our lines. On reflection we can see that we have made huge improvements. Our next step now is to add STYLE!

Maths Place Value Strategy

We are learning to solve multiplication problems using the place value strategy.

GoAnimate.com: Place Value Strategy by Room22

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Forming a Hypothesis

Today we have been learning how to form a Hypothesis
Take a look!

Friday, June 18, 2010

How we are going?

We have been preparing for our barn dance. After watching our video we think our next step is to get ourselves staying in our lines so that we are all in time.

We had trouble uploading this in class so Miss Gorrie did it for us at home.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sorting and Sifting Science

Today we had to sort through the 84 questions to come up with what we wanted to investigate. So where to from here? We now need to think of the skills that we may need to be taught to make us effective inqiries. We would love to know what you think it means to be effective

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Duffy Books in Homes

A big thank you to the Perry Fountation for providing books in homes. We show our appreciation to you through our Duffy Ad.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Informercials Take 2



We have had an awesome week. Miss Gorrie hit us with a challenge on Monday to make an ad for Duffy Books. So we needed to look at all the concepts that would make a good tv ad and how we could get our information across to an auidence. We looked at creating approriate music, adjusting sound. It was a mission selecting the lagauage that would make you want to buy it but we are really proud of ourselves. Can't wait for next week! Watch this space for our Duffy Books in Homes ad.

Wood Pack


Toilet Roll

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On Frog Pond

In reading we are working on our cloze reading. Here is how we are going so far.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Today was so exciting! Social Networking in school who would think. Today we learnt about using sites like twitter, facebook and bebo properley using a really cool website could Twiducate. We recommend everyone using it. Our teacher can see all of our profiles and we are not live to the public, but we can post to each other without the world seeing. We have discussed why we need to use standard english and the types of posts that we may create. HI is not a good post.

Here are some of our thoughts on why it should be used in the classroom.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

i-Connect Rugby World Cup 2011

We have thought about how we connect with the Rugby World Cup in our excite stage of our Inquiry. How do you connect with the Rugby World Cup 2011?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Holiday Challenge

Hi Team,

Have an enjoyable well earned break. I have a few challenges for you.
We need to think about our school magazine.

  • We need a n article on Swimming Sports
  • An article on Anne Frank Trip
  • A background, drawn in pencil that we can layer our work on top of. It could range from a sketch of something that representsent our class , to some form of a desgin.

If you complete one of these that will go towards your PRIDE challenges for the year.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dayon Loader

We were so lucky to have Dayon Loader come to our swimming sports. Listen to his words of wisdom.

Swimming Interviews

Look at this our interviews after our swimmers.


Last week one of class mates (Suliana) went to Russell Street School for her first e-students workshop. This is what she created. We are looking forward to Suli teaching us what she learnt.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Today was an exciting day with the do-athlon. In hot conditions we gave it our all. Listen to our after thougths.

Swimming 2010

We have been working hard with our swimming programme this term. Check out our moive. If you want to see our individual swimming reflections, please check out our e-portfolios.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What is this Elephant thinking?

WALHT: Use Voice Thread to comment on things.
WALHT: Think creatively

Success Criteria to make a voice thread:
1. Speak loud and clearly
2. Know what you are going to say
3. Make sure it makes sense
4. Add an identity picture.

Success Criteria to thinking creatively
1. Think outside the box
2. Things that might not always be possible.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Anne Frank

To help us understand the impact of Anne Frank's writing we went to Te Papa to have a look at the exhibition. For many of us it was the first time on a train, first time at Te Papa, first time on a cable car. We had a blast.

We have learnt so much about the impact of Anne's writing on the world, and what life was like for her. We have been busy creating documentaries of our discoveries. Watch this space and our e-portfolios.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Raffle Winners

Thanks for all your support. Our raffle winners were

and Mitch Tareha.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Thanks to all your support today. We hope you enjoyed our hotdogs. Look for our posts about our trip to Wellington.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Weekly Reflection 1.3.10

Guess What?
Our goal was to listen to each other when we are talking in our groups. Well we haven’t quite reached our goal yet. Some people are still talking over others. The things that stood in our way were that everyone had things that they wanted to share, this week we are going to take turns at talking by going around in our groups.

Relay, Tramp, Marshmallow Pit, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Porridge Race, Team Building, Touch, ate lollies, went for a run, balloon game, skits, Art, Movie maker, audacity to mix music, spot light, cricket, glow worms, sleeping.
So What?
We have learnt confidence when in group situations. It has helped us become a more effective learner because we can talk to others, ask for help, to take up future opportunities, build your leadership.

Now What?
We are still working on listening to each other. Next week we are going to take turns.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Camp Video

Check out what we achieved

Thursday, February 25, 2010

After Camp

We had an exciting camp. All Digi Donuts are in the process of creating movies that display our core cultre and how our leadership has developed. Watch this space, we look forward to hearing your feedback.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Getting Ready For Camp

In room 22 we are all very excited and happy about going to Highland Home camp to build all of our leadership and communication skills with each other in our class. We are all looking forward to all the tramps, going into a glow worm cave, rock climbing and fun games and we wil be very excited when we come back with our photos and videoes. We leave Monday 22nd February 2010 we will have a fun and amazing time.

By Kalani

Friday, February 12, 2010

Meet Some Of Our Students

Over the past two week we have been identifying behaviours that represent the Habits of Mind. We know that these behaviours create successful people. We also reliase that we need to always be working on these habits to make sure that they remain a habit and we can transfer them into different situations. So here are some of our goals for the year.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Parent Evening

What a night! Thanks to all the parents that attended the information evening. We are looking forward to sharing our learning journey with you.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Stars at Morning Tea

Hi all

At morning tea I spoted a star and thought I would share it with you. What are your thoughts?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

End of Week

Guess What
Digi Donuts had a range of different goals throughout the week. Some were achieved some still need working on.

This week was busy with Technology, Buddy Class, Assembly and learning our way around the digital world.

So What
We started to learn the habits of the mind. This will help us to be effective learners as they encourage us to step out of our comfort zones and seek help from others, talk with each other, use what we know to learn new things and know when is the right time to use humour. To name a few.

Now What
Our goals all vary but have a habit of mind that we need to know.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Digi Donuts Recipe to Success

  1. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  2. One person talking at a time.
  3. Only use my password and don't seek others.
  4. Laptops are available from 8.30am as long as Miss Gorrie is in the room.
  5. Always use standard English in the classroom and all my school work.
  6. Be responsible and encourage others to take on responsibility.
  7. Share with our peers and the world, being aware of what we post.
  8. Check with Miss Gorrie before I post.
  9. Have a laugh and enjoy my time at school.

If I forget an ingredient this is what will happen:

  1. No i-play
  2. Lunchtime detention 100 lines.
  3. Sent to Whaea Maryanne.
  4. Meeting with parents/ caregivers, Miss Gorrie, Mr Schmdit or Mrs Mason.

Day 1

An exciting first day. Make a wish for learning was a feature today, with students releasing over 450 balloons into the sky containing their wish for the year. Along with making a wish we were busy discovering what it is to be digitally safe and how we were going to work as a team together.
It is going to be an exciting year!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Welcome All!

Hi All!

Welcome to Room 22 blog page. This blog is about keeping everyone updated on what is happening in Room 22 this year. As you are all aware this is an exciting year for Roslyn School with ICT, and an amazing year ahead for Room 22. Embarking on our digital learning journey we hope you will follow our learning journey as the year progresses. Please keep an eye on our blog for notices as well as learning updates. Please feel free to pop in and watch us in action as well.

I am particularly excited to work with all the students this year and can't wait to share in each and everyone's learning journey. See you all soon.

Miss Gorrie