Welcome Back & Mathseeds Competition

Hi guys!!! Here we are in Term 3 already !! How exciting!! To kick start our amazing term off I have entered us in Mathseeds Competition!!

The competition runs for two weeks and will have us competing against not only Room 8 , but classes from ALL OVER NEW ZEALAND!!!

Now don’t panic, it’s easy – as you already do what we need to for this competition – we just have to increase our Mathseeds time!

All you need to do is do as many ” Mental Minute” challenges as you can over the next two weeks. We will have other competitions in class, but you guys competing Mental Minute assignments will move us up the leader board, the more you complete, the higher up the leader board our class will move.

At the end of 2 weeks – 3 classes from around New Zealand will be crowned the Champion Mathletes and receive a prize pack of goodies too!

So, what are you waiting for ? Time to get competing!

How much rubbish does room 9 make ??

Today we have made our own newspaper rubbish bags . This was quite tricky but we got there in the end .

Any rubbish we create today will go into these bags – that’s in class , when we eat etc. stay tuned to see how much rubbish we create in one day !

Week 7 done and dusted!!

What a crazy but fun week we had ! We got to mix and mingle with rooms 7&8 and create some amazing Matariki artwork and topped off 2 lucky and hard working students receiving certificates at assembly.

Please check book bags for the Matariki Breakfast Notice that went home. If you would like to attend we just need the slip returned so we have an idea of numbers .

Book character dress up is on Wednesday – book character or uniform – this is not a mufti day.

We also celebrated Benjis birthday in class on Friday with a yummy cake too !

What else is happening in and around Room 9?

We have been so busy this term that I ( Miss Williams) have missed uploading more of our photos! We had gumboot day which we recognised by wearing gym boots and entering the colouring competition, we are continuing our science unit which saw us making an Archimedes Screw and I forgot to post our other certificate recipients!

So here are a few photos of what we have been up to!

Week 5

Congrats to our certificate recipients this week – Eli and James !

Our museum trip was a HUGE hit! Everyone ( teachers and parents included) had fun and learnt so much through the hands on experiences. Elaine and Jennifer were our guides for the day and were just fabulous! Thank you to our parent helpers – without you this trip would not have been possible .

Here are just a few photos from our day!

Speak Up & Stand Up to bullying!

Today we showed our support by wearing pink! Room 9 learnt was the difference is between someone bullying us and being mean. We also focused on how we can be friends and support each other .

Big congrats to our certificate recipients this week – Annabel, Jakob & Sophie !

Pink Shirt Day this Friday!

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day. So dig out your pink shirt, headband, socks, costume or anything pink to show your support. This year we are raising our awareness around bullying and how to prevent it rather than a donation.

Pictographs and doughnut circles !

Today we learnt about how to complete a basic pictograph . Brodie correctly guessed that a pictograph is made up of pictures instead of tally marks like we have been doing .

We used a doughnut circle to conduct this investigation. The smaller inside circle stayed seated and the outside circle was the one to move around. Students would then ask their partner what their favourite flavour of icecream was and stick an icecream on their chart to represent this vote.