Monday, 18 November 2013

Rock and Roll

This term Room 18 children have been doing rock and roll. The classes go in pairs and our class goes with Room 19.We are leaning a heap of dances like the red hot salsa.The teachers are the Principal Mr G and his daughter Rafael. It is lots of fun and all the seniors get to participate. We love learning all the flash old school moves.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Welcome to tearm 4

Welcome to tearm 4 everyone! It will be busy this tearm with lots of exiting subjects. Soon (on Friday) we will be doing our Assembly item! Let's hope this tearm will be the best one yet!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Math Olympics

In room 18 we have been doing Math Olympics! We had three games Shot put, Javelin, and long jump.
In Shot put we had to throw a soft hexagon as far as we could, then we had to measure how far we throw it and record it down. In Javelin we had to throw an ice-block stick and record that down too. In long jump we had to push down on the end of a counter and make it jump as far as it can and we had to record that down as well. When we were done three turns of each game we had to find the average score. Here are some pictures of us doing Math Olympics!

Extreme Origami

Today we saw an man from India and he showed us some amazing origami! He made paper dolls, a lotus flower, a rose, and lots more cool decorations. And all he used to make them was paper and scissors! No tape and no staples! At the end each teacher got a piece of his extreme origami! If you want to learn some of it he is selling it for $4.00 but only for tomorrow!

Monday, 23 September 2013

New Chrome Book

Hi this is me (kendra) typing on my new Chromebook! I am one of the new bloggers for the class. Stay tuned to see some of room 18's wonderful work.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Aboriginal art

Check out our aboriginal art that we have been doing. Dot paintings and rock paintings are important parts of aboriginal culture. They use art to tell stories, to pass down to their children and their children's children. Here are some of our children telling stories on our windows...
Kids, don't try this at home!

Monday, 26 August 2013

Supporting Cure Kids

Room 18 have been learning about charities and how people can contribute towards helping children have a better life. Here is a song that Flight of The Conchords and Friends created to fundraise money for Cure Kids. Cure Kids help find cures for different diseases and illnesses. Make sure you get your red nose in support of them!

We have also began to create our own song, by adapting the lyrics to make it our own. We interviewed Room 4 children to see what lyrics they could come up with. Here are some pictures of our interviews.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Music in her blood

Today we were lucky enough to be greeted with lots of medals and trophies. Here is Kendra showing pride of her musical talents. she was most improved, best beginner award in trumpet and the strings. I hope her neck is ok after having all of that gold hanging off her!

Monday, 29 July 2013


Here is a Symbaloo that I have created. You can use it to access websites that we have been using in class. Enjoy!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Cycle cross HB

Congratulations Ben, for competing in the 2013 cycle cross Hawke's Bay event. I see another Brook MacDonald in the making. I was very proud to see a room 18 student getting active and doing what he does best. Ka pai Ben. We can't wait to hear more!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Literacy Rotation

We have been doing a literacy rotation this week. We have been making pop up books, creating songs and raps, science investigations, making picture books, making movies, making comics and making stop motion images. Here are some examples of some of the songs...
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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Megan's Music

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Reading strategy: questioning

In room 18 we have been learning how to ask better questions. It is important that when we read we ask questions about the text so that we have a better understanding. We have been creating better questions using how how might, would, could... Here are some examples on our question matrix:

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Fun with directions

In class we have been learning about maps, coordinates, directions and angles. Today we learnt about a compass and the angles that a compass represents. We know that 45 degrees is the same as turning from north, to north east or north west. We know that when you do a half turn you will end up at south, which is 180 degrees. We had to create directions for our class to get through a maze. We did this in our camp groups. Here we are...

Monday, 3 June 2013

Camp Kaitawa

Camp was on Monday the 10th of June for room 18 and were very excited to go to camp . There were a lot of things to pack for camp.We had to make maps so we knew the co-ordinates of a map, like north , east , south and west. Paige had already made a map as her homework, but they are hard to make. Maps are helpful. This camp is full of caves and rivers to explore and you see more creatures like the cave weta .  Glow worms aren't really worms they are lava of other insects. 

Room 18's pop up books

In room 18 we have been making pop up books.
                                        This is Marshalls, he did it for homework. 
                                      Its awesome isn't it.

Thursday, 30 May 2013


We have been learning about area and volume. Mr Cottrell wanted us to make him a design for his new house. He won lotto, so he wanted the most expensive design, and the most creative design. Here are some of our awesome designs!

Camp posters

We are all getting really excited about camp. Now, that we are in camp groups we have been learning to work together as a team, by supporting each other inside and outside the classroom. Each group made their own poster to represent their group! These look absolutely fabulous!

In Room 18 we have been learning about pop up books. For homework we are writing a story that we can make a pop up book for in class. Some of our ideas are fantastic! We have such a creative class!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Sausage Sizzle at Parkvale School

On Friday the 24 of May,  Parkvale School had a sausage sizzle . That day we had a mufti day and most people dressed up as a kiwi icon. Some people dressed up as a farmer ,  Mr Whippy van, a pavlova with a kiwi fruit on top of her head  and and one was a kiwi saver, which was a kiwi enclosure . There were more but I can't remember them all . Mr G our principal gave out the prizes for the winners of the costume. The winners were Mr Whippy , Pavlova girl and kiwi enclosure helper . They got CHOCOLATE !!!!!! Yum there were 2x Crunchies , 1x Dairy chocolate and 5x Moro bars.

                                     THAT WAS A FUN DAY DO YOU THINK THAT TO  !!!!!!  

Simons Cat

Mr Cottrell showed us this video of Simons cat and we had to re write the story.
Here is mine.
Simon's Cat

Puff, I gently hit Simon in the with a soft pillow. It didn't work. I did it harder and harder and harder , all I got was a loud snore ,ZZZZZZ! I'm starving said Tommy the cat. So I climb up on his tall drawers , Weeeeee! Kaboom! I landed hard on his head. Grunt grunt. Arrrrrr he's still not waking up, "I'm sick of this" . I go get a bucket of ice , a rugby ball and  a feather. I put the ice on his face, tickle his face with the feather , then boom! I boot the rugby ball at his face. Yahoooo! he's awake now hurry up and make me bacon and eggs. 

Monday, 25 March 2013

Our Ordinary Day Stories

 On Wednesday the 20th of March we published our ordinary day stories on the computer.Next we printed them of and decorated them . Everyone did them different  like Kyrah she did the pukeko and she made it super duper  funny .  Mr Cottrell had to check them first before printing them...AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Here is Hunter's story it describes his regular dog!

Our Maui stories

We have writing Maui stories. We read a Maui story and re-told it.
It was about how Maui found the secret of fire, but we had to write the secret of something else.

This is Ethan's story.

We put all our stories into a book for everyone to share.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Our Maui stories

We have been writing Maui stories. We read a Maui story and changed it to make our own, they turned out awesome !!!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Beach fives rugby

Well done to Ethan Miller, Brodie Walker, Jacob Smith and Lucas Auckram on their awesome performance at Ocean Beach! They all played really well and did our class and school proud. I saw some awesome determination and Parkvale Pride. Well done boys!


In room 18 we have been learning about measurement. We have been measuring lots of different objects and learning about perimeter and area. We now know that we can use materials like string to help us measure different lengths. Here we are in action

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

New Bloggers for 2013

Mr Cottrell chose two new bloggers for 2013.  He chose me and Brodie to do rm 18's blog. To be  A Blogger the teacher has to chose you for it . but you have to do training and put sensible posts on it . We can   post photos and news of what is on at the school so we put it on the  blog ... this is so awesome yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. for training you have to  activate your account and then learn to be a blogger. by Megan

Monday, 4 March 2013


Today it was beach five trials. We did it at lunch time when it was very hot. There were some very good people but I still got five try's. I split my knee open and Boston knocked his tooth out.   

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Fun with measurement!

In room 18 we have been learning to calculate different measurements. We have been measuring different lengths of objects around the school. Here is a picture of us measuring the court in meters with a piece of string.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Yoga Nidra

Here we are all refreshed, calm and ready for the day!

PRIDE in our family taonga (treasures)

As a part of our homework we shared a treasure that is special to us. All of the children who shared did a great job and I know their whanau will be very proud of them. Here are some examples...

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Room 18's waka/canoe

In room 18 we have been learning about culture. We have learned a proverb "he waka eke noa" (we are all in this canoe together). This waka represents our class and how we work together to strive for our best and show pride as a class. We have each got a piece in the waka and we have a paddle as we all help each other out!