Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Innocence by Room 7


Ms Muliaumasealii worked so hard with Room 7 to create this movie dedicated to the innocence of children.
"A child sees magic because they look for it"
"A child is an uncut diamond"



Friday, November 2, 2012

Jonathans Gracies Story!

Jonathan wrote a story about his trip to Howick Village, he wrote about the game Gracies! If you like Gracies too leave him a comment!

LJs swimming story

LJ was very excited to go swimming! He wrote a story about it! If you like swimming too, leave him a comment! 

Kosini Gracies Story

Kosini really enjoyed Howick Historical Village, especially the Gracies! If you do too, leave him a comment!

Howick Historical Village

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Room 7 visited Howick Historical Village to learn all about olden days to match with our inquiry learning 'Toy Story'

Howick Historical Village

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Room 7 have been visiting Howick Historical Village to learn all about olden day toys.  They played with outdoor and indoor toys and learned how to play indoor games.  If you can think of any other games that you love to play outdoors leave them a comment.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Memory's diver story


The deep sea diver jumped in the deep cold blue water looking for treasure. Then he found an octopus sitting on an old treasure box. The octopus stretched his long tentacles all over the treasure box.

Tom hid in the wiggly seaweed and surprised the octopus. Then the diver tried to pull the octopus’ sticky tentacles off the treasure box. Tom and the the octopus were fighting. The diver tied the octopus’ sticky tentacles into knots.

Tom the diver was running to the treasure box. He opened the box and saw gold sparkling.

By Memory

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Victoria and Zions goals

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Victoria and Zion share their writing goals.

Samoa, Jonathan, Junior and Lishana

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Samoa, Jonathan, Junior and Lishana share their goals.  If you know how they can achieve them please leave them a comment.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ajani, Leatham, Lxjnr, Tuao

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Ajani, Leathan, Lxjnr and Tuao share their goals.

Nyree, Noah, Kaden and Tareeks goals

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Nyree, Noah, Kaden and Tareek leave their goals.

End of term 3

As we are coming to the end of Term 3 Room 7 have been reflecting on what they have learned during writing and setting new goals for next term.  If you think they have done a really good job or can think of a way they can achieve their goal please leave them a comment on the blog.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Manuwai's diver story


The deep sea diver was diving under the deep ocean to look for gold and treasure. The diver saw the octopus sitting on an old wooden box. The octopus was stretching his long tentacles out.
Tom swam through the wriggly coral and snuck behind the big crushed rocks. He tried to get some gold. The mean octopus saw Tom behind the rocks, trying to get the shiny treasure. The mean octopus started to fight Tom and strangled him. His sticky tentacles were on the broken, sandy old box.
Ben tied the octopus’ sticky tentacles into big knots and his eyes were surprised, because he didn’t know what had happened. Then the octopus floated away like a bubble.

By Manuwai

Justus diver story


Justus really enjoyed writing his diver story and has added some really interesting details.  If you like his story please leave him a comment.

Ben the deep sea diver jumped into the deep sea looking for treasure. Ben saw a colourful octopus lying and singing on top of a golden treasure box.

The octopus saw Ben and looked at him with mean eyes. He then grabbed Ben by the neck, strangling him. Ben fought back! He was holding the sticky tentacles tightly and the octopus was freaking out. It began to float away from Ben.

Ben could now open the treasure chest. Inside he saw sparkling gold. The money reflected in his eyes.

By Justus


Thank you to our commentors

I would like to thank all of the students in Dr Strange's class who are making really positive comments on the class blog.  The children are getting a huge 'buzz' out of it and feel really inspired to write.  Ms Glaze

Ajani's shot put animation

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Ajani has drawn an athlete with lots of interesting detail.  If you like it or can think of ways he can make it even better please leave him a comment.

End of term Olympics unit.

Room 7 have been learning all about the Olympics this term.  They have been throwing a real shot put and have even been to a real gymnasium to learn and then practise their skills.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Team 2 Spelling Bee

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All the children in Team 2 have been practising their spelling all year in preparation for the Spelling Bee.  We started with the top 4 spellers in each class. Mr Jacobsen MC'd for us.  All the children were excited but very nervous.  Have a look to see who our Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were.

Room 7 learning to count

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Room 7 have been having lots of fun learning how to use the te rakau sticks to count.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nyree's diver story



This is Nyree's draft copy.


On a hot sunny day Ben the diver jumped into the deep blue sea to find treasure.  Ben swam through the coral in the black water.  When he jumped into the cold water he saw an octopus with mean beady eyes lying on a bright blue box.

He tried to pull the octopus off the broken, sandy box but the octopus tentacles were wrapped around tightly.

Then Ben said “Hey whats that box? I wonder if there is any treasure in there?”

He peaked around the box and suddenly the octopus began choking Ben and they started to fight in the swirling, white cloudy water.

Then Ben tied the octopus long sticky tentacles into knots and pushed him off the broken sandy box.  When Ben pushe the octopus off the box he lifted it up and suddenly he saw golden glittering treasure.

Ben was excited, he was rich!

By Nyree

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Noah's diver story

Noah has added lots of interesting detail to his story too.  If you like it please leave him a comment.



Ben the deep sea diver jumped into the deep cold blue water looking for gold and treasure. He was wearing a snorkel an some flippers.  He saw an octopus sitting on an old sandy box.  As he swam to it the seaweed swirled like a swirling snake in the black cold sea.

Ben swam through the black swirling water and sneaked behind the cold grey rocks.  He went to the octopus and tried to pull the sticky tentacles off.  Then the octopus turned around and Ben saw his mean black eyes.

Ben tied the octopus long sticky tentacles into a big round knot, it was like a ball.  He pushed the octopus as hard as he could.  He pushed and pushed until the octopus slipped into the deep cold sea.

When Ben opened up the treasure box he saw sparkling gold.  It sparkled in his eyes and made him almost kiss it.

By Noah.


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Ajani's diver story


Ajani has worked really hard to add lots of interesting details into his story.  If you like it please leave him a comment.

Tom the deep sea diver dived into the cold deep blue sea that was swirling like a tornado.  Tom swam cautiously throught the seaweed in the cold water. He swam to the bottom.  When he stopped he saw a huge octopus with mean eyes and 8 stretchy long tentacles. 


The octopus wrapped his sticky tentacles around the dusty old box.  Tom was excited, his heart was pounding as he tried to get the octopus tentacles off. 

Suddenly the octopus let go of the treasure box so Tom tangled the sticky long tentacles into knots and pushed the octopus into the deep sea.

He opened the treasure box and found gold, golden money and jewels.

He was surprised and he realized that he could be rich.  “Yeah! Yeah! I can be rich” he screamed.  He couldn’t believe it, it was his first time.  

He swam back up for fresh air and carried the chest with him and shared it with his friends.

By Ajani

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mitchell's diver story

Mitchell has used lots of descriptive words to paint a really interesting picture in your minds eye.  If you like Mitchell's story please leave him a comment.



Ben swam through the long stretchy, wiggling, swirling seaweed and sneaked behind the colourful coral. He peaked through the coral and saw an octopus sitting on an old dusty treasure box stuck in the wavy sand.

Ben approached the octopus and he tried to pull the octopus sticky gooey tentacles off but the octopus wrapped his tentacles tightly over the old dusty treasure box. Ben pulled the sticky tentacles off and they started to have a fight.

The big octopus tried to strangle Ben but he fight the octopus back.

Ben tied and wrapped the octopus’s tentacles into a really tight knot. He pushed the mean octopus away and it floated away into the deep sea. 

When the octopus was gone Ben swam to the dusty-old treasure box and opened it.  He saw shiny bright gold and jewellry.

By Mitchell

Whole text

Room 7 have been learning how to write a whole story using a picture storyboard as the motivation. A paragraph has been constructed daily using the gifted words.  Can you work out which words have been gifted?

These are the pictures they used.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mrs Wishy-Washy book review

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Leatham, Kaden and Victoria have been learning about book reviews too.  They tell you their favourite part of Mrs Wishy-Washy.  If you like Mrs Wishy-Washy too, leave them a comment.

A Barrel of Gold Book review

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Manuwai, Zion and Myztique have been learning about how book reviews.  Listen as they tell you their favourite part of  'A Barrel of Gold'. If you have any other suggestions of how to make the review even better please leave them a comment.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tareek's weekend story

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Tareek had a lovely weekend at a garage sale.  Have a listen and find out what he bought.  Well done Tareek, lovely clear reading.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Samoa's cross country story

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Samoa had been practising really hard for the cross country competition.   She describes how she felt and how she is going to be a champion.  Well done Samoa, lovely clear reading.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Victoria's weekend story.

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Victoria had a lovely weekend splashing in the pools with her family.  If you like to do something fun a the pools leave her a comment.

Nyree's Hannah story

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Nyree has written a really interesting review of 'Try again Hannah'.  Great recall, and really interesting vocab Nyree.  Well done.

Noah's weekend story

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Noah has been learning how to use speech to 'hook' on the reader and make them want to hear more.  This was his first attempt.  If you have any other good ideas for a 'hook' leave him a comment.

Mystiques's weekend story

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Myztique had a fantastic weekend choosing yummy fruit with her family.  If you like the same fruit, leave her a comment.  She would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mitchell's Gymnastic story

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Mitchell has been learning about gymnastics and what gymnasts do.  He was really impressed by their strength.  If you were too leave him a comment he would love to hear from you.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Memory's weekend story

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Memory had a really fun weekend with her family.  I like how she has added lots of details.  If you like it to, or if you have some other really interesting ideas to share about the pools please leave a comment.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lxjnr's cross country story

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Lxjnr has been practising for the cross country.  He shares with you how felt.  If you have felt the same please leave him a comment

Leatham's gym story

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Leatham has been reading a book about Hannah at the gym.  Have a listen and see if you can remember what he saw. Well done Leatham really nice clear reading.

Kosini's cross country story

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Kosini has been practising really hard for Friday's cross country race.  He explains why he thinks he will be a champion.  If you an give him any other hints please leave him a comment.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Kadens weekend story

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Kaden loves movies! Have a listen to hear which movie he thinks is fantastic.

Jonathan's weekend story

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Jonathan was really excited this weekend because he did something really exciting with his family.  Leave a comment if you like his story.

Ioane's weekend story

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Ioane has been loving watching the Olympics over the weekend.  Here he shares with you what his favourite sport is and why.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Junior's weekend story

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Junior ate something really delicious this weekend.  If you think it is delicious too leave him a comment, he would love to hear from you.

Angels weekend story

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Angels went to her poppa's and did something really exciting.  Leave her a comment if you have been cooking too!

Ajani's practices cross country

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Ajani has been practising cross country and he tells you why he got a stitch. Leave him a comment if you can tell him how to race without getting the pain.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I PADS are fun!

   Today we learned to use the iPad my iPad was grey. It was fun. I took pictures and made movies.

Room 7 are learning how to use IPADS

 Today we used the IPad . We went to the park to take photos and movies.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Van Gogh's pictures movie

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Room 7 have been learning all about Van Gogh and how he used water colours to paint his pictures.  They followed the stages and look at their amazing results.  If you like them send them on comment on the blog.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Beautiful Maori singing

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The children have been learning lots of songs in Maori.  If you know this one sing along. If you don't copy after them as each line is repeated.  Let them know if you learnt it!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Miss Jobac and Room 7

Here is the lovely Room 7 with Miss Jobac.

Miss Jobacs class replies

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The children of Room 7 loved their pictures from the USA so much they held them up proudly.  Listen to their replies.

Mitchell reply

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To Marc
In Room 7 we have been very lucky to have a teacher visiting from Michigan in the USA for the last week.  Her name was Brittney Jobac and she brought a lovely letter from each of the children in her class.  Room 7 have replied to all of their letters.  Thank you Miss Jobac for all your help. :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Butterfly Creek Pictures

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In term one we went to Butterfly Creek to see the butterflies and crocodiles.  Have a look at our amazing pictures with so many details.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Justus Assembly story

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Justus really enjoyed the school assembly and thought one of the the teachers was crazy.  Have a listen and find out which one.  If you agree please leave him a comment.