Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Halloween - Student Challenge week 4

This week we all did our own posts on Halloween, we could express our thoughts and feeling about Halloween in any way. Here are some of this weeks best Room 12 blog posts.

By Jamie

Halloween Poem

Monster, stalking through the night,
Halloween is the night of fright.
Fear is what this night brings,
Along with many other things.

Are you sure you are prepared?
Tonight is not for the easily scared.
Creatures from hell roam on this night,
For tonight is the Night of Fright.

By Jasmine

By Max

By Ashleigh

By Carys
Imagine dressing up as a witch or vampire or a ghost. Collecting candy and being scared. This is how 4/5 people celebrate, but not me. I prefer to just hang out with my friends (maybe eat candy?) watch a scary episode of the longest running science fiction series Doctor Who and just stay up late if it’s a Friday night or Saturday night. Or I might dress up for fun. But I don’t like trick or treating.

By Lulu
I don’t trick or treat often. But I love going to Halloween parties! I just love the excitement of dressing up for parties. This year I’m going to another party and I am dressing up like a black cat this year!

Monday, 26 October 2015

Student Challenge Week 3: Native Language

Ella-Joe, wrote a post in Māori for the Student Challenge Week 3.

Pinky ko te rorirori ruru. Te ia kanapa mawhero ki puru kanohi. Te ia e kore e kai kiore he utu te ia kai kanapa tae hua.te ia moe i po a te tere haere i roto i te ra. te ia he kahore whanau no te mea te ia ko rereke.
By Ella-Joe

Thursday, 15 October 2015

What makes a quality blog comment? - Student Blogging Challenge 2

In Room 12 we practise giving quality comments every week. Sometimes we comment on other classes blogs, or on other students blogs. This term we are commenting on blogs outside our school too.

A good blog comment is:

Helpful: You say something helpful that adds more information about their post, or end with a question?

Positive: Say something positive and specific about what they have written.

Thoughtful: Make your own connection with what they wrote. Is there something they wrote that reminds you of something similar?

By Carys and Olivia

We Are - Student Blogging Challenge 1

We are a class who loves blogging and sharing, as we were taking part in a collaborative blog for #Connected Educators Month we thought the post was worth repeating as our first Student Blogging Challenge. This is a bit about who we are.

1. What school do you go to?
Otonga Road School.

2. What is something special about your school?
Lulu: ll the teachers are really kind, respectful and inspirational.
Isobel: Everyone at Otonga School are really kind.
Nicolas: The best part was that the teacher inspired me.
Connor: We have awesome teachers that are respectful, helpful, and inspiring.
Ashleigh:we have really helpfull teachers , kind.
Devin: We have lots of play time and get taught well in school  
Kyra: everyone is kind, we don’t have uniforms and all the teachers are very helpful to the rest of your school life (they teach you a lot of stuff you need to know at intermediate and high school.  
Cameron: Our school is important because it is fun we do lots of fun things.
Olivia: All the teacher’s care about the school.
Harry:we do not have uniforms
Jasmine: We all learn something awesome with our fantastic teachers, and we all get better at something after a while.
Angela: We have amazing Teachers, and Students at our school. We all so have fun thing throughout the year.
Tearynce: the teachers are inspiring to us kids and very determined at there jobs we don't have to wear uniforms gladly.  

3. What is something you have enjoyed learning about this year?
Max: I have enjoyed learning about how to use Scratch to help us learn coding.
Lulu: I enjoyed everything because I know I improved in most things at least up 1 stage.
Isobel: I enjoyed Coding because you can do heaps of stuff on it and it's really because you can also make games.
Nicolas: I enjoyed computer tools.
Boston: I enjoyed learning about computers and lots of other tools like scratch
Tearynce: Everything  because ive improve 100% in everything.  
Harry:we get to use different Programs
Dylan: coding on scratch. Art and reciprocal reading.
Jasmine: I just love learning about art it is so awesome doing art with Mr Wood.
Ashleigh: the  different types of art we can do.
Devin: writing fairytales  
Connor: I enjoyed learning about computer tricks and stuff like scratch  
Kyra: I have loved  to learn about how to use the wiki and all of that stuff because i am new to this school.

4. What do you most like about living in Rotorua?
Jamie: I like living in Rotorua because of all the Maori culture influence.
Max:I love living in Rotorua because of the amazing hot pools
Corey: I like how our city is small because it is easy to get round.
Tearynce: I like the history in rotorua and the scenes and amusements.
Kyra: I like living in rotorua because we have lots of sports places that we can get access to  in the weekends and at any time and all the culture/ speaking maori doing kapahaka eating hangi and that's it.
Jasmine: I love meeting lots of new people and  though it smells weird but my mum always says it is just the way it is supposed to.
Nicolas: I like about  all the extreme sports and how the children how they get to learn the home language and chinese.
Devin: Super good schools and good learning
Isobel: I like that we have heaps of geothermal.
Harry: I like the mountain biking trails.
Connor : The thing i like about living in rotorua because we have thermal pools. The pool name is called polynesian spa’s.
Ashleigh: I like the culture and the geothermal places
Dylan: I like all the rugby clubs and all the rugby league clubs.

5. What do you most like doing on your computers/iPads/devices at school to help your learning?
Tearynce: I love learning maths on Ixl and making new games on scratch.
Dylan:I like doing all of the learning games on the ipads.And maths whizz
Cullen: I like doing Maths Whizz.
Ashleigh: homework
Lilly I like that  maths whizz
Connor: I like how we have now got online math homework. The website name is Mathwhizz
Isobel: I like going on the ipads and computers because it's better to do some work on the computer and by hand.

6. Is there anything else you'd like to share about your learning, your class or your school?
Corey: We learnt how to do show not tell sentences in writing which was fun.
Harry:Best teacher in the school.
Cameron: my teacher helps me with my learning.
Ashleigh: the teacher in the world is Mr Wood and he is so  inspiring to me
Connor: The thing  i dislike is that we can’t play tackle rugby at school
Kyra: I like that my teacher is so inspiring to me when I am trying to think of something to write about for our narrative