Thursday, 15 June 2017

Room 9 is FIZZING!

Wow! What a day Room 9 had. We had fun experimenting the fizzy taste that citric acid, icing sugar, jelly crystals and popping candy made in our mouths. We discussed what was happening in our mouths, and the chemical reaction that was occurring. As the solid of the sherbet and popping candy turned into a liquid with the help of our saliva, the reaction caused the gas carbon dioxide to form in our mouths making the fizzy and popping feeling on our tongues. Check out the process and end result of our sherbet.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

2 Stars and 1 Wish Reflections

Today Room 9 reflected on our Genius Hour Work that we have done most of Term 1. We were using a new strategy called 2 Stars and 1 Wish. The students had to select 2 things they thought their partner did really well on their presentation and 1 wish that they needed to work on for next time. Here are some of of their reflections and some posters the students created. 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Rippa Rugby at its Finest

Wow! What an awesome rugby session.

We had a special visitor come to school this week to teach us valuable Rippa Rugby skills leading up to Rugby season. It was great to see all Room 9 students having a go, even the girls. We had lots of laughs especially when all the class picked on Miss T and tried to take her tags. A big thanks to Bill from Sport Waikato for a awesome session. 

Monday, 14 November 2016

Term Four

Wow what a busy term we are having here in Room 9.

We have been learning about different science experiments, and how to observe and take notes about what we see. Here is a sneak peak of our Coke VS Mentos experiment... What do you think happened?

Well, not much actually. We tried two different types of coke, even though it did react and fizz up, it wasn't giant explosion we hoped for. Have you tried this experiment? Could you share any tips you may have with us?

We have been making some pretty cool art this term! We have been learning to create pieces of art that use lots of different materials. Here is a sneak peak of our mosaic animals, to see the finished the product, pop in and see us. We would love to show you.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Wacky Week Three!!

This week has been a very busy week!! We have been practicing for Cross Country, learning our Times Tables, keeping up to date with RIO2016, and we have had been lucky to have two very exciting and entertaining visitors.

First up, we had Mr Bruce Potter.
Mr Potter is an author and book illustrator. He has illustrated Kaha the Kea, Penny the Prolific Pooing Cow, There is a hole in my bucket and many more. 
He has his own doodle collection book, called Doodle bug. Doodle Bug is a product of Mr Potter's imagination.

We loved having Mr Potter in Room 9, showing us how talented he is by drawing an original based purely off our suggestions. 

On friday, we had a special NED assembly.
Ned travels the country teaching kids how to do super cool Yoyo tricks and how to be champions.
Ned  stands for
Never give up
Encourage others
Do your best.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Today we had Mr Muir from Team Energize helping us prepare for Cross Country. We had a great time testing our fitness levels. We Had to run 550m and Mr Muir timed us. We look forward to him coming again in a few weeks, to see how much we have improved.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Hello Room 9 followers :)

We are so sorry we haven't updated our page in awhile, Miss Meredith was experiencing technical difficulties accessing her photos.. Oopsie!!
But we are all sorted now and would like to share a few highlights of our wonderful Term 2 with you.

Zero Waste

We were lucky to have Zero Waste visit and teach us all about the importance of reusing and recycling. We learnt how to make our very own compost in a plastic bottle. Hopefully you have seen our finished products and have your own compost up and running at home. If not, feel free to ask us how - we are experts now!

Middle Syndicate trip to the Auckand Museum

  We had an amazing trip to the Auckland Museum, where we learnt all about different Myths and Legends. Boy oh Boy was there A LOT to look at. We all had a blast. Here are a some photos.


 We have been learning about the 

seven stars of Matariki. To celebrate Matariki, we had a school Hangi and performance night. We loved watching the Hangi pit being made and the Kai cooking. For many of us this was a new experience. We were super lucky to have Terina's whanau helping with the Hangi and of course making that delicious Fry Bread, yum yum yum!! It was wonderful having our very own Hangi expert Terina, to teach us all about it. Here are some photos the Hangi being prepared, Terina's whanau and our Kapa Haka group on the night.

We hope you have enjoyed this brief snapshot into Term Two.