Friday, 17 November 2017

Week 5 and 6 in Room 10 :)

Congratulations to Casey, Talia and Charlie who won prizes for our Recycled craft projects at the Te Aroha A & P Show recently. Well done girls :)

Week 5 we have been busy finishing projects and starting new Christmas based ones :) Here we are making 3d pop-up Christmas Trees :)

Beginning our Christmas Craft and Art Work 2017 :) on PhotoPeach

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Week 3 and 4 Term 4 in Room 10 - Athletics Day!! :)

Monday is our school Athletics Day!!!! We will be kicking off at 8:30 in our classrooms and then walking to the park at 8:45. First activities start at 9:15 - remember your House colours top, drink, lunch, hat, sunblock and smiles - its going to be an awesomely fun day!!! :) Everyone (parents, family, friends) are invited to come join us - or even help if you would like - we'd love your help to make this an awesome day :)
          Ms Trow will post some photos here when she has them ready :)
See you there!! :) Go Mokena :) !!!

Joke of the week from Charlie:
What did the knickers say to the bike?
I do better skiddies than you....

(Disclaimer from Ms Trow:  the class votes for the joke of the week, not Ms Trow - the amount (of lack of!) humour in the joke is down to the sense of humour of the students of Room 10 only.... 
and Charlie, this is a bad one lol hahaha)..... 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Camp week in Room 10 :)

WOW Camp Week snuck up on us fast!!  What an awesome, exciting time we had at Lakes Ranch - and then back at Camp Classroom (for the year 4s)...

We had the chance to experience so much:  orienteering, mud run, kayaking, rock wall climbing, glow worm walk (which was totally amazing!), buma trail, horse riding, slug gun, archery... and the camp was great with trampolines, loads of space to play, and swimming pools.  We had such an awesome time team building with our groups and others, and trying new things!

Thanks to Ms T and Mr Spicer for all the hours, wrinkles and hair raising planning and arranging, and to Mrs Haddock, Miss Malone, Mrs Knevytt, Mr Muir and all our awesomely fantastic parents who helped with parent help on camp and transport.  A huge heartfelt thanks from us all!  Without you we wouldn't have had the wonderful camp experiences we've had :)

At Camp Classroom we made tents in our groups (inside and from tarpolines), we filled in our Camp Journals, we played camp games and drama games, and challenged each other with Just Dance.  On Friday Keyarn's mum brought in their baby bunnies for a visit - sooooo cute!!  If anyone is interested they have some free to a good home :) . Then Mr Muir came to see us and we had lots of cool team building games and activities in the Rec Centre.

As year 4s, we can't wait for our next full camp in Year 6!!!  :) Here are some photos from our Middle School Camp Week 2017:  (NOTE:  YOU NEED TO RUN ADOBE FLASH PLAYER TO PLAY THE VIDEO RUN OF OUR PHOTOS)...

Year 4, 5 and 6:  From Lakes Ranch (Tuesday and Wednesday):


Year 4s:  Camp Classroom (Thursday and Friday):

Cool Times at Year 4s "Camp Classroom" on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 19 October 2017


WOW!!!  Term 4 has started fast and exciting!!!  This term is filled with all sorts of exciting and inspiring events - as well as testing and report writing!!  This week we have had an exciting Tuakana Teina buddy session with Room 1 and Mr Spicer - starting our display work (see here for more details as the very cool display (prepared by our clever Mrs Rendell :) ) - takes shape!!) Here are some photos of us working with our buddies:

We have started athletics training ready for our Stanley Avenue Athletics Day in Week 4.  Because we have limited time to train with Camp in Week 2, we are training in two different sections:  Relay, Running, and Fitness activities = Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and field events:  High jump, shot put, discus and long jump = Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  Here are some photos of us training this week in our house groups:

Next week, week 2, we are going on our first ever Stanley Avenue School Middle Syndicate Camp!! :) Year 4, 5 and 6s will be going to the awesome Lakes Ranch Camp in Rotorua on Tuesday.  Year 4s will stay one night and return to school Wednesday evening, while everyone else will stay on and return to school Friday afternoon.  Loads of cool activities and challenges are planned, including:  buma trail, night glow worm walk, mud run, kayaking and much more!  We have been working in our camp groups this week organising our camp journals and our camp skits.  We are really excited (and nervous, but more excited!) to go on this amazing experience.  Thanks to Miss T and Mr Spicer for all their organising of the camp - they have put in a lot of hard work and time finalising every detail to make this camp truly fantastic for us all.  Year 4s will carry on with camp based activities and challenges at school Thursday and Friday too :)

Here are some photos of the whole Middle School Syndicate in 'camp planning mode':

And on Thursday we had our school photos.  This year we had the class photos taken outside, it was a lovely 'fresh' day, and we had a beautiful gust of spring blossoms swoop over us as we were having our photos taken - added an awesome, cool touch to the moment :) . Here we are getting ready for our class photo:

Have an awesome, fun and safe Labour Weekend everyone - the joke of the week is from Alize:

What did the sushi say to the bee?
- Wasabi (whats up bee) :) 

Friday, 13 October 2017

Term 3, Week 9 and 10 in Room 10....

And so we zoomed through to the end of a terrific, tasty and timely Term 3... happy holidays everyone and see you back for a fast, frantic and fantastic Term 4 :)

Here are some photos of us learning and experiencing new things through the term (once I get the hang of how to download there here - just a few technical glitches lol)...

Some more of our talented Room 10 gymnasts with their awards - well done girls :) :

Term 3 fun - random pictures :) on PhotoPeach

Squash skills with Kay :) on PhotoPeach  

Spring art and craft with Room 9 :) on PhotoPeach

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Term 3, Week 7 and 8 in Room 10 :)

WOW!!!! Week 7 already!!

A huge CONGRATS to our school Winter Olympics team who competed last week.  In particular the team cheer which was awesome!!!  And we won best cheer :)  Well done team - we're super proud of you all!!! :)

Last week we had a group of us and Ms Trow go to Morrinsville for the annual Gymsport Festival. Ms Trow will be posting photos later in the week - and certificates will be handed out at this week's assembly.  Well done team!! :)  and big thanks to Lori and her awesome team for all their dedicated, talented and patient coaching!!

This term we have been working on our speeches.  We will be holding our speech session with Room 9 in the middle block on Friday.  Our speeches are to be 2 minutes long each.  These will help prepare us for our future senior speeches - which are for years 6 and up :)

Ms Trow will post more photos here this week - we're having a few technical issues :)

Please feel free to call in and see our speeches :)

Joke of the week from Casey:

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Barbie who?

Our Joke of the week for week 8 is from Ella:

What do you call a brownie that's sad?
- A frownie :)

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Term 3, week 4 in Room 10

This Thursday afternoon is our school cross country event!!  We will be starting the races around 1pm across the road at Boyd Park.  If you can be there we'd love to see you :)  we have been training hard and we aim to do well in our running :)

We will decide at morning tea if the event is cancelled due to weather - and the save day for the event is the following day (Friday)...  we have to run it this week as the District event is next Wednesday.

PLEASE let your child know to let Ms Trow know if you will be collecting them from the event afterwards - as all class and cloakroom doors will be locked in the school while the event is on.  If you are collecting your child from the event they will need to take their school bag over - otherwise their bags will be locked in the cloakbay until we return.

Fingers and toes crossed for a beautiful day :)

This week we are finishing our class persuasive writing projects on whether we are for or against zoos.  At the end of this project students will start their own speech writing for our class speeches.  These can be either persuasive (to debate an opinion on a topic) or informative (to discuss a topic).  The Senior school speech finals will be held in Tuesday of Week 8 with the winners competing at the Rotary speech finals in Week 9.  As the Senior Speech Finals are for years 6 and up, Rooms 9 and 10 will be having class speeches and finals between them - with the finals being in front of some of the other Middle/Senior classes :)  (This is to help prepare the students to be confident in speech writing and speaking).

Last week Room 10 held 1 minute 'on the spot' speeches on topics Ms Trow picked.  All the students spoke very well with some very confident, funny speeches being shared.  To speak in front of an audience with no preparation is a very important skill to have and builds confidence in the students abilities to communicate :)

In maths we are moving onto geometry (shape, position, orientation and transformation), and finalising our learning using adding/subtracting using a part partitioning strategy.  We will be moving onto solving equations with a missing middle number (addend) once we are all confident in subtracting.

Here are some photos from our sugar in food research - our graphs and findings will be on display in our classroom next week :)

Sugar in our foods maths research photos on PhotoPeach

In reading we have been reading persuasive/debate articles to help with our writing, as well as working on our book reviews.  We hope to have our book reviews completed and on display next week.  This week we also started some more chapter book readings.  Next week we hope to have some cool new chapter book sets to read through as Ms Trow (with Ms T, Mrs Haddock and Miss Malone) will be meeting Jenny at the RTLB rooms to source some sets to use in class.  Jenny has some awesome cool book sets - so Ms Trow is looking forward to bringing these into the class. We will also continue to use School Journal articles in our reading as well.  Our focus is on identifying and summarising the main points in our reading and looking at character, plot, setting etc.

Thursday afternoons we have started our Culture time when the Kapa Haka group has been practising.  This will move back to Wednesday middle block after cross country has been held.  We have 4 options running that students have selected:  Kapa Haka (preparing for the upcoming festival), Dance (hip hop), Singing, and Rad Rhythm.  We will be performing from these groups at the end of term Performance Assembly :)