Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's a ...

We've been enjoying Lane Smiths "It's a Book" and have written our own versions of the story.

Here's the book trailer to give you an idea of the story flow:

Here's Hannah's version:

It's a piece of paper
“Whats that?”asked Weirdo.

“It’s a piece of paper”, said Wizard Smarty-pants.

“Can it change channels?” asked Weirdo.

“No, it’s a piece of paper,” answered Wizard Smarty-pants.

“Does it need a remote control”, Weirdo.

“No, it’s a piece of paper”.

“Can it make this sound effect”, BOOM BOOM POW! “I don’t mean this one I mean that one”, BANG!”


“Can I look at it?”


“I will just plug it in and put the antenna on the roof”


Friday, October 22, 2010

The Big Day in Te Papa

I was waiting in the wings for the big moment to occur.

“…and please welcome the Keynote Singers from Raumati Beach School!” said one of the people.

We all ran on stage and performed. I was as happy as a person winning lotto. When we were done we stepped to the front of the stage and bowed.

Then we all waved and ran of stage. When we got back to the “dressing room”, Mr Farrely came and awarded us with…….

200 DOLLARS! WOW! We were all amazed. Then we got an hour and 15 minutes to explore Te Papa.

It was a great day that I will always remember.

Beaten by their best game.

“Shakaia dashed past the attackers, so close, can’t be beaten , can’t stop now, and.. and… and she makes it past the line!!! Oh, the glory, we got a score.” I made to the base!! Passing the flag behind our backs, I put my hand up my shirt because I’m the distraction!! I run out, they look at me, Taurean shoots past, this could be it, he ducks, he dashes, just a couple more steps, he’s over the line, he gets a point!!!!! We win the plate!! ♥☻!!! My whole class is running round screaming, Including me. Its amazing!!!! I throw my hat in the air. They were beaten by their best game!!!

The Plate of Resilience!

On Thursday Room 9 challenged Room 10 to the plate. The plate is something that year 5 & 6’s try to win by playing a game aginst another class. We played flag-tag, (best out of three) which is a game that Room 9 is quite bad at.

I was the person that made sure Room 10 didn’t get off of their side, but I was mostly guarding Caley and the tall Emily because they were too easy to get. Some people like Keren and Sam were trying to trick me by pretending to be tagged but I didn’t fall for it.

The first round went by and we won (well at least I think we did, it’s quite confusing really). Then the second round and they won =( I was disappointed and puffed but I wasn’t going to let my class down. The last round seemed like the longest and the hardest but after what seemed like hours people on my team started screaming when I looked in the direction of the screaming I saw that Taurean had the flag which had meant…



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Student comments on Super Scoopers stories

Group one: Little Red Riding Hood by Louise N
We thought the pictures worked well with the story. We like the detail of the story and how it made the story different. It was easy for everyone to read.

Group Two: Little Red Riding Hood by Lusia M
Your description was really good. We thought you did good paragraphing. We liked the twist at the end and thought the pictures related well to the story.

Group Three: The Present I couldn't open
We thought the pictures were really cool. We also thought that it was a 'mint' story and it was cool that it was real. Also the present was 'mintage'. (mint = good/cool)

Group Four: The Worst Diary Entry
We thought the story was great. We like the way you set it out. Thanks for sharing it with us. Also thanks for dedicating it to us.

Group Five: Little Red Riding Hood by Ella M
We found the blurb interesting and the pictures fascinating. We also thought the layout was good too. We all liked the story.

Thanks for sharing your stories with us.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Writing Collaboration

Earlier this year Room 9 students collaborated with students from the Super 7 scoopers @ St Clair's school in Dunedin. Super 7 Students wrote some stories and Room 9 RBS students edited the stories. We did this using Google Docs.

During the last holidays Ms F met up with Mrs Bee at Ulearn10 Conference in Christchurch. Mrs Bee had a surprise for Ms F - copies of the finished stories! They had been turned into real books!

Ms F got us into 5 groups and we each got a book to read. It was great to see the finished work.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Podcast - Week 3, Term 3

Apple Magic Trackpad

On Thursday James' dad gave Ms Fothergill an Apple Magic Trackpad to use in the classroom. We were all excited to see what it was and how we could use it. Ms F is very proud of how quickly we picked it up and how we shared it around the classroom. She made this movie of our first try at using it.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Connor's grandparents live in South Africa and sent him a small size Vuvuzela. We think it would be a good way to call kids back into class after play.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


We were excited this morning after the 1-1 draw in last night's game between NZL & SVK. Some of the students hadn't seen any of the game so I played this for them. I seriously didn't coach them in what to do.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Paper plane
Aero dynamic
Easy to make
Ruling to find out how far

Plain piece of paper
Lots of paper
Around went my plane
Nice to do a competition with other classes in NZ
Extra excitement
Super fun

Flight of the Planes!

On the 10th of june we brought paper planes from home and made them at school for a plane competition!

Plane competition!
Arty and fun!
Planes to fly!
Everyone enjoys!
Rulers to measure!

Planes to use!
Love flying planes!
Air to fly with!
New designs from everyone!
Excitement of flying the planes!
Speed of the plane!

Paper Airplane Challenge

Room Nine has been doing a paper plane plane flying contest.
First Ms Fothergill  told us what we had to do and she showed some ways to make paper planes, then we got to go and make some paper planes .
Next we ran around the class room screaming and testing our paper planes. Mine weren’t as good as I thought they would be, so I made some more.
After that we went outside to see how far they could go. Unfortunately my planes only went half a metre so I went back inside to try making some different ones but I accidently made a sailers hat instead!
A week later we had the final test. Room Nine, Mrs McEntegart and Ms Fothergill went to the hall fo the competition.
I didn’t win but I but I got six metres exacly and I bet a lot of  boys. Then we got our picture taken.
It was a lot of fun!

Paper Plane Challenge

Playing with them was fun.
Also making them too.
Paper planes take a long time.
Everyone flew a plane.
Riding on air.

Please step up to the line.
Lets go.
And fire.
Next person.
Everyones planes got measured.
So that is the paper plane challenge.

Paper Planes




One day, or was it two days, I’ll just say it was one day we, Room 9, competed in the UNOFFICIAL WRIGHT BROTHERS PLANE THING CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!!! 

First  we made hundreds of planes and flew them crazily around the class. One of them came up behind me and hit me in the head.  Mine was alright because it could fly to one side of the classroom to the other. 

We chose 3 or 2 to play with outside. Mine wasn't very good for the conditions out side.

We then chose our best plane for the competition then we went into the hall to fly them. Mine didn't do to well because I threw it to hard.

Connor, Oliver and Zac tied in first place!!!!!!!!! 

I had alot of fun playing with PLANES!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Long Distance Editing

This week two students had a new experience with their story writing. Their stories were edited by some students from St Clairs school in Dunedin.

First they wrote their stories in Google Docs. Then we shared the docs with the teacher in Dunedin who shared them with her students. The students worked in small groups to edit the stories.

Once they had finished editing the stories we then looked at them and talked about what the SuperScoopers had written.

This is what Taylor and Adelka had to say about the experience:

  • We learnt so much from other students editing our work.
  • It was really good to learn about the technical details
  • It was a bit embarrassing to think that other kids were reading our work
  • It was scary exciting
  • I felt shy about it
  • But it was cool too that someone else was reading my story

As a class we then looked at another student's story and were able to make some great comments on his writing based on what we'd seen in the other two stories. 

It was a fantastic and empowering experience!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fun Day

When the day came to go to the Waikanae pools it was pouring. Instead we had a fun day.

We could choose out of Miss Ward's class or Miss Nuttridge's class and Miss Fothergill's.

Here are some things we could do in the classes: painting; landscape cards; stop animation; computers or choosing.

Then we watched Hotel for Dogs. Some people watched Scooby Doo and Monsters Inc.

It was a fun day.

Fun Day In

Yesterday we were going to the pools then it got cancelled. I was quite annoyed. Then we had a fun day in. 

We got split up. I chose Room 10 and Luke came too. We did craft. I didn’t finsh mine neither did Luke and we both went back later in the day. We played on the computers in Room 9, then went back to Room 10 to watch Miss Nuttridge feed the axolotls. 

Then we watched Hotel for dogs at the end of the day.

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Fun Day!

On 23 of March, Tuesday, I could not go to sleep because the next day we were going to the
Waikanae Pools. Finally I fell asleep.

6.30 am Wednesday morning. It was raining. There was not a chance we were going to the pools. After a long morning we arrived at school. Dad dropped me off in the corridoor and then I raced down the hall way (do not try this at your school). I avoided teachers, kids and parents.

Then came the bad news. In front of the class was a sign. It said - well I forgot what it said but I remember the most tragic bits - "...has been postponed to term 4!" Term 4 was such a long way away. To my friends I kept saying "TERM 4!"

Then the bell rang. But it was fun day. The classes I went to were art, craft and technology. At craft they had a wierd fish things called axolotls. I watched them being fed.

What a cool day!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


You need:
  • A whistle
  • Court
  • 2 teams

Goal: To get the most points!!!!!!

  1. Walk to the court with your two teams.
  2. Line up at a line so make two lines and join on a line.
  3. You line up at a line each.
  4. When you are ready the people at the front of the two lines start running up the line and across the other line.
  5. Do paper scissors rock then who ever wins keeps running but who ever loses has to go back to the back of your line.
  6. If somebody gets over the white line at the end of the yellow line your team gets a point.
  7. At the end add up and see who won!

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Saturday, March 20, 2010


Goal: The team with the most points win.

You will need:
  • A place to do it in.
  • Some cones for markers.
  • People to play it with.(Up to 10 or more in each team.There are two teams.)
  1. Take the two teams to the place you are doing it in.
  2. Mark where they’re going, with the cones.
  3. Line the one group up on one starting line, and the other one where the other starting line is.
  4. Run where the cones are, and when the two players meet, they will play, paper, scissors, rock.
  5. Then the winner will head in the same direction.The person who did not win,goes to the back of their line.
  6. You do it over, and over again.If somebody crosses the last cone, they score a point for their team.

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How to play PSR tag

goal: get the most points

You will need:

  • two even teams
  • court (with lines)


  1. Get into two even teams.
  2. Run along the lines until you meet the other person
  3. Then do PSR with that person
  4. If you win PSR carry on.If you dont go to the end of your line.
  5. When you get past the winning line you get a point
  6. The team with the most points wins

Family Tree

Troy is very proud of his family tree.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Week 6 of Term One

On Monday me Josh and max took some photos of a cicada on the flying fox. On tuesday we saw a spider with white spots on its back. It was attacking a woodlice on the tree. On tuesday Ms Fothergill's daughter Emma started fire poi. We got watch a movie about it and write a story about it. It was cool. On thursday it was sports. I was with Ms Ward. On Friday we had to move into room 14 because of the digger. we got to watch a movie called Race to witch mountain to finish off the day

Fire Poi

On Tuesday, We wrote about fire poi and how to use them. We watched a video of Ms Fothergill's daughter, Emma useing fire poi. we also saw some pictures of John, Ms Fothergill's son using fire poi. Then we wrote instructions about how to use them.

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How to use Fire Poi

.Fire Poi
. Kerosene (Fuel).
. A safe container.                                     
. Safe place to light the poi.
. Something to light the poi.

1.) Pour the Kerosene into a safe container.
2.) Dip the poi into the Kerosene.
3.) The first time leave the poi to soak.
4.) Go to a safe place 5 meters away from anything flammable .
5.) Check that all your clothes are cotton.
6.) If  you have long hair tie it in a bun.
7.) Carefully light the poi.
8.) Do the poi moves you know.
9.) Keep on going 'till the fuel runs out. It will take 10-15 minutes.
10.) When it has run out of fuel there will be no fire and it will smoke.
11.) When it has run out, put it in glad wrap and into a plastic bag in a safe place to store.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

James' Impossible Bridge

The Impossible Bridge

Problem:  I wanted to make a bridge.

What I used:  String, tape, straws and cardboard.

What I did:
·    I got a strip of cardboard;
·    I taped straws under the cardboard;
·    I made 2 long straws to put  on each side;
·    I made the uprights;
·    I attached the string.

What I found out:  I discovered that a suspension bridge is a strong bridge.

Kaiana's Impossible Bridge

The Impossible Bridge

Problem:  I wanted to make a bridge.

What I used:  String, tape, straws, cardboard and scissors.

What I did:
·    I got a strip of cardboard;
·    I taped straws under the cardboard;
·    I made 2 long pieces to put  on each side;
·    I made the uprights;
·    I attached the string.

What I found out:    It was the strongest bridge.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Taurean's Impossible Bridge

The Impossible Bridge

Problem:  I wanted to make a bridge.

What I used:  String, tape, straws, cardboard and scissors.

What I did:
·    I got a strip of cardboard;
·    I taped straws under the cardboard;
·    I made 2 long straws to put  on each side;
·    I made the uprights;
·    I attached the string.

What I found out:   I made the suspension bridge because it was the strongest.

Skyping with Hamilton

Hannah shares her story about skyping with Melville Intermediate in Hamilton.


Friday, March 5, 2010

Skype with Room 6!

Yesterday we skyped room 6 at melville intermediate about our mihi. First everyone had to practise their mihi with a buddy. 14 people volunteered to shared thier mihi. they got to practise to the class.(Well not everybody practised I didn't.)When it was time everybody was nervous.it's time.There class went first.I got to video everything.Luke, Lachie, Hannah, Nicole, Tennassee-Anne and Libby shared thier mihi to room 6. Once they were done we sang our waiata,Ka Mate.
It was fun skyping room 6!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Week 4 Happenings

We've been busy this week! We've did testing on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - YIKES! We had Bike to school day on Tuesday and Skate and Scooter day today. We've been drafting and publishing our "Walking to the Library" stories on our ePortfolios (watch out for some here) with some people even videoing their stories. We've also been planning for some interesting art work (sort of photo & art combination) that we're going to be doing on Friday.

Tomorrow is special because we have a special teacher - Jill McGregor teaching us - she has written lots and lots of school journal stories and she always has interesting and fun lessons based around some of her journal stories.

Today Lachie finished early and was allowed to use Ms F's camera to take photos - he even sneaked in a few of her!

Week 4 Term 1 on PhotoPeach

Skate and Scooter Day

Today the seniors (and some others) had a skate and scooter day. Someone even brought a pogo stick! Ms F went out into the senior area of the school and took some photos of the fun.

Skate and Scooter Day 2010 on PhotoPeach

Bike to school day

On Wednesday we had bike to school day. We were all allowed to bike to school and then at lunch time Mr Quilter coned off half the back field and put out ramps for us to jump off.

Ms Fothergill took some photos of the action.

Bike to School Day on PhotoPeach

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fruitful CRT Day

On Wednesday Ms F was on CRT and Ms Pengelly taught us instead. We had a really fruitful day. At the beginning of the day when she took the roll we had to say the name of a fruit that began with the same letter as our names. That was a lot of fun. Then we created some title pages called "Fruit Fun". Our pages are all different.

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Then Ms Pengelly got us to do a class tally on the fruit we had in our lunch boxes. We had to create our own graphs from the tally.

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We finished our "Fruitful" day by watching a movie that has a fruit in it's name. Can you guess what movie we watched?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gorgeous Graphs

We have started our year looking at Statistics in our Maths time. Ms F is busy finding out what we already know about Statistics and graphing.

On Monday we looked at strip graphs.

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On Tuesday we looked at bar graphs.

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Today we looked at how to collect information using a Tally Chart and then present it in a Bar Graph.

Nicole, Hannah and Taurean produced these great, gorgeous graphs.

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I wonder what we'll look at tomorrow?

The Boat Trip

One Saturday I went to my dad's house. We go there every Saturday. It was the same as always.

He worked. I got bored. It went on for 8 long hours. It seemed like forever. Finally it was time to lock up. I had been waiting for hours to do this.

We hopped in the car. We drove to the beach. We put the boat in the water and jumped in the boat. We went as fast as the boat could go!

It was the best day ever.

By Dana


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Slideshow recap of Week 1

We all posted our first entries to our ePortfolios on Friday. On Thursday we drafted our first post in our ePortfolio books.

ePortolio - drafting our 1st posts on PhotoPeach

We also did some basic facts testing on Thursday. Ms Fothergill has made up some books to use for the term so it will be easy for us to keep track of our progress.

Basic Facts Test on PhotoPeach

Then we got to go outside and learn the PSR game - can you guess what PSR stands for?

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Google wave in the classroom

Today Ms F introduced us to Google wave. Oliver and Connor logged into two different computers and clicked on the Google Wave link from the wiki.

Ms F was showing us the view from her computer using the data projector. Someone thought that Ms F must have a magic computer because we could see what Connor and Oliver were typing while they were typing.

It was great to see that more than one person could be logged in at the same time.  We just have to remember to write our name when we're signed in.