Monday, May 28, 2012

Room 8's Possible Speech Ideas

We are going to start writing speeches.  Here is our brainstorm of possible topics.  We used Lucidcharts to create this brainstorm.  Can you think of any more ideas?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Dream Of The Century - By Mavis

One toasting hot day in the golden bay of Fiji, where the wonders of dreams come true and take a person on a peaceful journey, people would  start to sleep. These dreams were created in the mind of the poor people.,because that was all they could afford.
Lying lifelessly on the beach was an old man.This old man believed in the myth of dreams coming true, all he had dreamed of all those years was the power to fly.  His mind travelled to the peak of the highest cliff in Fiji. His short wrinkly legs had drifted across across the bumpy rocky cliff.
John  launched himself off the cliff and soared through the sky like a cannonball.  His parachute soon became a blanket for a branch of a ruffled tree,beneath the lowest cloud.  He screamed for help scanning the chocolate brown floor for anyone.  He panicked with fear at the thought that he would never escape. He screeched for help one last time,his hope sinking like the orange sun before his old eyes. His eyes slowly slipped closed with exhaustion.
John woke to a start hearing a crunching sound from the pitch, black forest floor.”Hello?”John called out desperately. “Anybody out there?”He repeated.
“Yes,it’s me Ridvan,but who are you?”She asked shivering “It’s John Smith. “ He replied. A shining torch beamed at the tree he was suspended on. “Ohh, you’re stuck in a tree. I never saw you there!” Ridvan laughed.
John Smith called out “Yes,I am. Now can you get me down or at least tell my wife Azamat.”  He looked down and saw Ridvan sprinting across the muddy floor, she shouted “I’m going to get your wife!”John’s eyes shimmered with hope one more time.
“John, it’s me, Azamat.I came with the fire department. They're going to extend a ladder for you to climb down,you got that?” She explained curiously, “Yup”cackled John.The firemen yanked the ladder off the top of the truck and the lengthened it until it reached the tip of Johns toes.  John unhooked the  parachute from the branch and slowly climbed down.  He held his arm open for Azamat to run and hug him. That is exactly what she did.
Ridvan stood there with tears trickling down her face at the sight of her neighbors safety.
John started to stir as water from the waves slithered up and down his legs.  John stood up and casually walked off the beach.

Friday, May 18, 2012

New Teacher in Room 8

Hi!  My name is Mr King!  You will see me around TPS.  I am the new teacher in Room 8.  I can't wait to meet you all!  Come to the blue wall at lunchtime on Monday and I'll meet you there!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Room 8 Learn About Analogue Clocks

Comparing Movies

We used to compare movies that entertain and movies that influence.  We used Manaiakalani Film Festival movies.

The Bananas Group Play

We loved watching the Bananas use expression!  Check out their play that they performed for Room 8 today.

Congratulations Mavis and Jayden!

Last term we studied Nga Toi o te Papa - The Art of our Place.  Room 8 entered into the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Board's art competition for the Glen Innes Music and Arts Centre.  We had two winners.  Watch this presentation of their awards!  We are so proud!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Loni's Weekend Recount

In my weekend, I  went   to   spend my  weekend  at my  papa‘s   house.  I   played   with  my friends  and  I   met  new friends too.  We   played hide  and seek.  I   had  the  best   hiding   place!  I   hid in  the tree!   I   was  laughing  in    the    tree.   Maopa   gave  up!  I   jumped  down  from the tree  and  papa called us  for  dinner and  we had  KFC.  It was beautiful!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Room 8's Movie Ideas

We are studying Movie Magic.  We want to create movies that influence and inspire our audience.  Here is a brainstorm we created using to record our big messages.

Friday, May 4, 2012

C3 Church Party

The C3 Church put on a FREE party at TPS!  Check out the Youtube clip they made reporting on this wonderful day!  Thank you C3 Church!

Room 8 Charades

Loni's Recount Writing

At the weekend, I went to the beach with my mum and got an ice cream from the man for free! I went back home and I went for a shower because I got all the sand on my body! After my shower I went to my papa’s home. I felt happy because we went to the beach and I loved looking at all the crabs.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Chasity Persuades Us!

Are you a fan of the king of pop - Michael Jackson?  Then if you are, here’s the right movie for you. Watch Tamaki College students doing thriller. It’s really cool.

I believe you should watch this movie because you can watch and sing along at the same time.

The second reason you should watch this movie is because once you turn it on. It makes you want to groove to the beat.

The third reason is that it has parts that you’ll love like the part when they dance like Michael Jackson on the real thriller (oops spoiler alert!)

So if you would like to watch this movie of Tamaki College doing thriller just go to

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tamaki College - Thriller - By Caprice

Do you like having the chills down your spine? Is the king of pop your idol?  If he is then I believe that you should watch this movie immediately!!!

I believe you should watch this freaky movie because you can watch and listen to music at the same time. Isn’t that cool? As well as that thing, did you know that the song ‘Thriller’ is known around the world? Isn’t that information amazing?

Secondly, if you like zombies and Michael Jackson. You won’t need an ipod, mp3 player, phone or a radio to listen to the song ‘Thriller’.

Another reason is because if you like acting as zombies with your friends or listening to scary zombie music then watch this freaky movie. It’s entertaining, and makes you want to get up and groove along with the movie actors.

This is why you should watch Thriller. If I have persuaded you to watch this movie you can find it at and get in the groove to move.

Move Your Body - Persuasive Writing by Destiny

Are you a wanna-be Beyonce fan? Do you want a feeling that a feather is tickling your back? Well you’ll definitely get it if you watch this movie! You’ll feel like dancing until you pass out.

 You should really watch this movie because it gets you in the groove to move and It makes you wanna tell everyone “Everybody, move your body!!!” “YEAH!!!”.

 The second reason is because this movie is so awesome that it makes you want to dance like there’s no tomorrow.

 The third reason is because this movie has the most beautiful scenes - you’ll love it. It has the most talented kids on earth in it.

 This movie was just meant for you it has everything it has Beyonce’s music and everything there's even some of her dance moves in the Movie.

 If you liked my persuasive writing then if I were you, I would definitely go to this website to watch this movie

Room 8 Enjoy Tennis!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It’s a Thriller! With Tamaki College - By Jayden

Is the king of pop your idol? You should watch this chilling reenactment of the original Thriller!

 I believe you should watch this movie because you can watch and listen to the song at the same time because its acting and it’s a song.

 Second, because people who like zombies and Michael Jackson don’t need an ipod and zombie games just listen to this!

 Another reason is because it has entertainment and dancing for fun and inspiration because of its brilliant zombie actors.

 This is why you should watch thriller, is the place to be right now, so click the link get watching!