Friday, December 8, 2017

Summer Learning Journey

Bored over the holidays with nothing to do?

Wanting to make sure that your Reading and Writing skills are not forgotten over the Summer Holidays?

Register for the Summer Learning Journey now!
It begins on December 18th!!!

The journey will take approximately four weeks. Each day you can choose from three different activities - two main tasks and a special bonus activity. You can choose to complete one, two or all three activities, and then write a blog post about them. Each activity is worth points, and at the end of the summer the three most active bloggers from each school will be rewarded with great prizes!

Monday, December 4, 2017

A close encounter

Week 7, Friday morning, we had an encounter with a 'Silkie' hen and a 'Australorp' chick.

Mrs Johns group have been learning about chicks and their life cycle and Tamalie and Abdullah wanted to share their learning with us. Their life cycle starts off as an egg and then becomes a chick. It takes 21 days for a chick to hatch. Once a chick has hatched, it grows into a hen or a rooster. The hens lay eggs and this begins the cycle over again.

It was great to have them visit us and share their learning.


For the rest of the term, Room 22 are reviewing our learning of our cybersmart skills. 
We discovered this new website (THANKS GERHARD). 

There are four interactive games, and they teach you about being a digital citizen and being safe online. 
We did Kind Kingdom. It teaches you about sharing kind thoughts and stop cyber bullies by blocking them or reporting them to an adult. 

You should give it a go! It is great fun :-)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Family Fun Night

Wow what an amazing night had by all.
All our cultural groups performed, and it was amazing to see our children shine on the stage.

Well done to the Cook Island Maori Cultural Group.
It has been brought back to Owairaka and is here to stay!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fitness-a-thon Week

Wow! What a week we had. We experienced many different kinds of exercises and had a lot of fun doing it. We especially enjoyed trying yoga with Megan, Solomon's mum.

Day 1: Running


Day 2: Jump Jam


Day 3: Agility

Day 4: Boot Camp

Day 5: Yoga/ Stretching

(photos to come)

Friday, November 3, 2017

Art inspired by Warren Pohatu

Room 22 art inspired by Warren Pohatu

Stretching our sentences

For the last couple of weeks, room 22 have been learning to add details to our writing my adding in information about who, what, when, where, and why. We have also been focusing on adding adjectives, verbs and adverbs to hook our readers.

Here is what we have come up with so far:

New focus - Be Organised

We are focusing on being organised.

Room 22 are focusing on:
  • being prepared for learning with our Chromebooks ready in the morning
  • moving on the bell
  • being at the right place, right time and doing the right thing

The Telescopic Text

This term Room 22 have been learning to add details to our writing by stretching sentences. We do this by adding adjectives, verbs, adverbs, similes and metaphors. We discovered this new website called telescopic text.

Here is an example.

We were able to turn a BORING sentence into a DESCRIPTIVE sentence. You click on each word and it stretches out like a telescope. 

You should give it a go! 
Click the link: Telescopic Text  

Blog ya later!
Room 22

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Kauri Team Speeches 2017

Today Kauri team had a speech competition. But we had a class competition first. The winners from the class competition made it to the whole Kauri competition. These are the winners from our class that made it to the WHOLE Kauri team competition.

Well done Solomon, Isaac and Owais. 

Solomon did a speech about 'Why we should have longer break times.'
Isaac did a speech about 'Dr Who'.
Owais did a speech about 'Esports'.

After the class competition, we had the WHOLE Kauri competition after morning tea. There were 20 people that made it to the finals. It was tough for the winners but they got there in the end. These are the winners from the whole Kauri competition:

Congratulations Ketula, Owais, Aaron, Licha and Rawiri 😀

Friday, September 1, 2017

Be Caring

Our new focus for weeks 7, 8, 9 and 10 is to:

Book Week Assembly

Wow what a way to end our celebration of book week Owairaka. It was my first book week at Owairaka and it was absolutely amazing. Thanks to everyone that dressed up also!

Room 22 students got involved and their costumes were fabulous!!!

Can you guess their characters and which book they are from?



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Production - costumes and props are taking shape!

Planning for Production is taking shape. A selection of students are responsible for costumes and props. They have taken on the challenge and are getting on with the task well. 

Awesome work Kauri Team!!!


Book Week at Owairaka

Kauri team got loud and crazy during our book week quiz afternoon. We had a lot of fun!
Here is some photos of our kahoot.

Go Room 22 - we have a couple of groups make the top 5! 
Way to go! You know your book facts :-)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Minecraft Creature Invasion in Room 22

Room 22 walked into a mystery scene this morning. They were transported into a Minecraft blacksmith village where an incident occurred.

Here is what they had to investigate:

There were four mystery mutant creatures in the blacksmith village last night. The villagers didn't recognize the creatures, so they broke them apart. They later counted 100 total pieces from the four dismembered creatures.

The creatures left "footprints" on the ground. Because it was dark, the villagers are unsure of the exact dimensions of the creatures, but they are able to recall their heights. Two were 3 feet tall, one was 4 feet tall, and one was 6 feet tall. However, it was difficult to tell which creature was each height.

No one knows for sure who they were or why they were here, so our task is to recreate the creatures and classify them as either "hostile" or "friendly". If their volume is greater than Steve’s volume, they are considered to be “hostile”. If they are less they are “friendly".

It was a very crazy lesson but they did really well!

Monday, August 14, 2017

How to write a good quality blog comment

It is as easy as PTH - Positive, Thoughtful and Helpful.

Today we learned about writing a positive, thought and helpful blog comment. When we visit other blogs we are going to make sure we use the PTH tool that we learned today.

Here is some of Room 22 learning:

We hope you find this helpful.
Blog you later.