Monday, February 20, 2017

Attitudes to Reading

In Room 10 we use google forms to give information about attitudes and knowledge in Reading, Writing and Spelling.
Here are some of our Reading attitude results:

This Year's Mobiles

the school year starts with the Mobile Challenge -3 weeks to produce a mobile that reflects the students interests, tells about their aspirations for the future, their family and their likes and dislikes. Every year I am amazed by the wonderful mobiles that arrive in Room 10, and this year's are no exception, so many talented students...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Our Favourite Places

The first writing done this year was about 'our favourite places' - ideas were drafted and shared with peers and the teacher. Feedback was given - what was done well and suggestions for improvement, then work was edited and finally published.Some pretty interesting places among them too:

Monday, February 6, 2017

the First Formal Assembly

Friday Week 1 and the first formal assembly of the year. The school House Captains were announced so I got some of the class to host the assembly - a big thanks to Cade and Avania who never even hesitated when I asked them to do it and to Jordyn and Hamiora for so willingly volunteering to assist them.
 It's 'a big job' and the four of them handled it as if they'd been at Tokoroa Intermediate for ages! 

2017 in Room 10 begins...

School has started for 2017, this year Room 10 has 31  students - 15 girls and 16 boys. 
Here they are:

and in the words of Henry Ford:
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Prize giving 2016

School Prize giving was this afternoon, our guest speakers were two former pupils and current Black Fern rugby team members; Chelsea Alley and Toka Natua. 
Quite a few awards went to Room 10's ... no pic but Antony also received the Intermediate Swimming Cup as he was the Year 7 Swimming Champion.

The Law Cup for the Year 7  Speech Winner:  Mya 

Curriculum Awards of Excellence in Maths and English: Mya 

Class Merit Certificate and McGovern Cup for Year 7 Girls Cross Country winner: Lucy

Class Merit Certificate:   Christian

Class Merit Certificate: Mana

Class Merit Certificate: Keyana 

Curriculum Awards of Excellence in Maths and English,, Class Merit Certificate for Art: Ivy Jean

Curriculum Award of Excellence in Maths: Caleb

Te Matauranga O Te Reo Maori: Jordyn

Te Matauranga O Te Reo Maori: Marley

Class Merit Certificate for Music: Taylah

Class Merit Certificate for Food and Nutrition:  Isla

Information Reports

The last writing done this year was an information report on a spider or insect, this tied in with our Science study on Classification and our reading of non fiction texts on small creatures.

Information reports need to contain the following:
  • an opening statement that starts with a classification.
  • factual information about various aspects of the subject - description, food, life cycle, habitat etc, organised into paragraphs.
  • diagrams and illustrations to add interest to our wtiting.
  • appropriate 'scientific' language.
  • a concluding statement about the topic to finish.