Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Online Scavenger Hunt

Online Scavenger Hunt
  1. What does it mean to be a digital citizen?
  2. Where can you watch videos?
  3. Comment on three other classmates blog posts from other classes.
  4. Comment on two class blogs.
  5. Comment on Room 5’s class blog.
  6. What is the purpose of class blogs?
  7. What are some says you are present online?
  8. What are some ways you can stay safe online?
  9. What are some ways you can protect your privacy online?
  10. What is social media?
  11. What are some ways you can find information online?
  12. Find the following information online:

  1. How do you say “thank you” in Japanese?
  2. Which insect carries a disease called malaria?
  3. What is the currency (money) called in China?
  4. Where is the Gobi desert?
  5. How many species are listed as endangered in the world?
  6. Which area covers more space-France or Spain?

Monday, February 27, 2017

Create your own comic strip

Last week, the Brazil reading group read a graphic novel called "Shipwrecked," which told the story of a man when he was shipwrecked at sea. Their assignment was to create their very own comic strip!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Come and explore beautiful Aotearoa!

This week for inquiry Room 5 had to design and create a poster to attract European missionaries, whalers and sealer to make the journey to New Zealand. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Class Treaty

Last week Room 5 learned about the Treaty of Waitangi and created their own class treaty. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Recounting the Summer Holidays

Wonder what the students of Room 5 got up to over the summer holidays? Read about an exciting moment on their summer holidays!

Exciting moment
b y: Jonathan Mar
It was a warm starry night. The stars lit up the sky like little night lights. The crescent moon lay amongst the endless dark sky. Our windows glowed yellow in the street. Inside we were having meatballs when my mum opened the sliding door. It opened with a deafening “creek” I squinted through my eyes trying to adjust to the thick vivid blackness.
I heard a "beep" coming up our neighbours driveway. A massive truck stopped next to our old fence. Mum walked out and had a long conversation with the guy leaving us clueless on what was happening. After a while my mom came back after stacking some heavy looking boxes onto our brown open spaced deck and says we're getting a trampoline. I smile surprisingly. I jump up and down like an energetic kangaroo. It was the best day ever.

trampoline sports equipment ...

The most exciting moment on holiday
by: Haley Dave
It was the morning I got ready and jumped into the car the car was nice and cozy, then my dad started driving when we got to the desert. I got more excited then I really was there. Then we got a glorious guide. He knew everything about animals and mostly about camels. Then we got onto the camels I sat with my brother and my mum sat with my dad. The guide took us so far away, that we were nearly at the end of the desert. The glorious guide said that there are so many movies filmed there it was so cool. There were even camel carts but we wanted to sit on the real camel. The camel was running and when it was running it was going back and forth.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Welcome to Room 5

Welcome to Room 5! I hope you all had a safe and happy summer holiday. Room 5 decorated jigsaw puzzle pieces to represent who they are and what makes them unique.