Monday, March 31, 2014

Pate and Stanley's Smart Relationship Memes!

Today, we got to choose what to create to show what we had learned about building Smart Relationships online.  Pate and Stanley chose to create funny memes about cyber bullying to engage their audience in a funny way.  Here are their creations!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Inquiry Investigations

Today we chose which Inquiry topic we would like to investigate further and as a class, created the marking rubric that we would use to make sure our presentations were a high standard.  We are presenting our information in Week 12.  Is there anything you think we might have missed off our rubric?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tamaki Primary at the Festival of Education 2014

The Festival of Education was an event that took place at the Viaduct Events Centre and ran over 3 days.  The aim of the festival was to showcase all the amazing things happening right now in education.  We were part of the MANAIAKALANI stall.  We were there from 1pm to 4pm.  Student representatives included:  Willy, Cypress, Mavis, Jayden, Alison and Darwin.  All students spoke well when asked questions and represented our school and Manaiakalani proudly.  It was an amazing experience and we came back to school buzzing with inspiration and ideas to make our school an even better place!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Student Council Receive Badges!

It was a proud moment for Room 8 today, to see so many of our class members receive their badges for being part of the School Council.  Simon even followed up with a short speech thanking the students, teachers and other student council members.  We are so excited to see what amazing things they achieve this year.  They have already done so much in Term One!

Here are some photos from the whole school assembly.  Including Simon and Malia presenting our Junior Leaders - the Fruit Monitors with their badges.

Keep up the amazing leadership, Room 8!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Room 8's Trip to North Head!

Today, Room 8 bused into the city, caught a ferry AND walked to North Head to see the Historic Reserve as part of our studies on ANZAC.  It was an amazing day and we saw so many interesting things.  For some students, it was their first time on a ferry!  We look forward to applying our learning from our trip into our classroom learning for the rest of this term.  Thank you to the parents who helped us get there and back safely!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Welcome Mr Wong!

Today, Room 8 officially welcomed Mr Wong to our classroom.  Mr Wong comes to us from the Manaiakalani Digital Teachers Academy and will be team teaching in Room 8 alongside Miss Kyla.  He has many talents including being able to speak Japanese and knows Bujinkan - a type of Japanese Martial Art.  Mr Wong went to Auckland Grammar School and has travelled all around the world.  We are so excited to have him in Room 8!

(Miss Kyla and Mr Wong)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Malia's Experience as a Year 9 at Tamaki College

From Y8TCDay
I have had an amazing day today at Tamaki College and I have learnt heaps of new things there today. I was scared at first but then I felt confident and I was so eager to learn more things.

A lot of schools went to Tamaki College to experience what is the life to be a year 9 and so we can be prepared for college. I met heaps of new people and I got to see some of my friends and family from other schools. It was so fun and I just had an amazing time there.

My favorite class was science because we got to make bouncy balls and we had to make a helicopter that can go the highest. The one that went the highest got a prize and the prize was some yummy lollies.  I had so much fun and I got to learn more things and some new sites I can go on to help me with my learning.

Thank you so much Tamaki College for all the hard work you have done for us. Thanks for the free lunches you have gave us! GOD BLESS!!