Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Descriptive writing

Read Steadfast's piece of descriptive writing.  The task was to choose an image and describe it using the best descriptive vocabulary they could.  I think this writing is amazing!  What do you think?

Congratulations Tui!

A big congratulations and well done to Tui for passing the subtraction level in xtramath this week.  It's a difficult challenge to get 100 questions right so quickly!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Kidsedchatnz - Passions, talents, life long learners

The twitter chat this week was about our passions, interests, and learning.  Before we looked at the questions we watched these two clips:

They were really interesting clips!

Here are the questions that we had, and the answers that we gave.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Kidsedchatnz twitter chat

Wednesday afternoons are Room 8's "tech" time. We work in groups on different technology challenges. Two of the groups participate in the weekly @Kidsedchatnz twitter chat. This week the topic was "10 Random Questions". The questions were very thought-provoking. First we watched a clip (at the bottom of the post), then we answered as many questions as we could. Have a read of our responses. What would you have written?

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Room 8 has been busy this year!

As part of our classroom displays for Art, Craft & Market Day, Miss Bolton has made a slideshow of what we have been doing this year (so far). Enjoy the show!

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Tapa Art

Room 8 has begun to look at the art of Tapa cloth.  We have learned that tapa has different names depending on which Pacific nation you are from:
   Cook Islands/Tahiti - Tapa
   Samoa - Siapo
   Niue - Hiapo
   Tonga - Ngatu
   Fiji - Masi
   Hawai'i - Kapa

First we talked about what we already knew about tapa.  Then we looked at images of tapa cloths and wrote down what we noticed and what we wondered.  Click here to see what we noticed and wondered.

We also watched this clip about tapa from the programme "Tangata Pasifika"

We will be designing and creating our own digital tapa cloths.

Keep checking back to see photos of our work!