Room 12 has been doing some interesting things this term. Let's see what they've been up to!
Monday, October 19, 2009
On Friday the 16th of October, Room 12 and the whole school went to our school assembly hosted by two kids from Room 6. At the end of assembly all the girls in Room 12 were sitting really nicely, and so we all earned the best class award. We earned the award because we were the best class. Once we got the trophy everyone in our class shouted ''yay!". Too bad Mrs Buist wasn't there to see us get it.
This week the seniors have been training for the south zones. The best of the best will be chosen
to go to the caledonian . First we did the sprints there were six people in the race. We ran eighty meters. many people qualified we wonder who.Then we did high jump you had to jump over one meter to qualify.The hard thing was to jump ninety cm and one meter.
There was lots of good sportsmanship like cheering when somebody didn't make it. Next we have to do long jump we think that you have jump almost three meters. It will be interesting to see if the people who can jump high can jump long. Ms Marret will train us the skills.
Next term the south zones will happen everybody is training hard to get in and everybody is excited.
Over the past week, we have been progressing on our art with our issues. There are lots of different mediums, the most popular medium is sculpture with card and paint.
We have been working on these for the last term. We are really enjoying it and we are hoping to get it finished by the end of the week!
Most people had a really fun time playing with format and paint. What we are trying to do with our art is to change peoples minds to stop bad things like littering happening. We are looking forward to getting them finished.
This week our blog has reached a mellinium. That means we have had over 1000 hits since the blog started. The blog has only been running a few months so that is AWESOME. We have also found out that on the blog we have had more hits in the USA than in NZ. After figuring out the hits for the blog we are curious about how many hits our writing wiki has had. Some of the students from the Room 12 maths class are figuring out how many hits our wikis have had since they have been set up.
On Monday the 21st of September St Clair School had sprint trials to qualify for South Zones at the Caledonian the senior team and the eligible middles competed very farley but only if you got through.
For the sprints the under 12 boys went first then the under 12 girls, then the under 11 boys and girls went, then the under 10s and some 9s raced.
At the moment Room 12 has been practicing using writing to show the reader not tell. We had a total of 30 minutes to write a page long, detailed piece of writing about a best day ever, or a argument. Room 12 went all the stages of writing with out even the teacher instructing us! Above is Mitchell and Quinn Shaw having a conference about their recounts. We conferenced so we could share a readers of view of the other persons writing. Then we proof-read our writing so there were mistakes.
Welcome to our blog! We are a year 5 and 6 class. This year we are learning to use wikis and blogs for different things. We hope you enjoy our blog and the things we get up to. Don't forget to check out our wiki