Friday, December 14, 2012

Goodbye Room9

The time has finally come for this blog to stop. But that isn't a totally bad thing because next year there will be a new class blog.
Please look back through the blog posts to remind you of all the fun and fantastic learning that has happened in room 9 over the past four years.
Check back in February to get the link to the new class blog.
Happy holidays!

R9 MasterChef

Throughout Term 4 we have had parents into school helping us make some tasty creations. We used ComicLife on the Ipad to develop our recipes. We hope you enjoy making and EATING them.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Activ learning is fun!

Amazing award people

Today St. Mary's School had an amazing prize giving and Charlie , Charlotte , Matthew, Alexandra and Emma-Sue got awards. Tino pai!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Kiwiana fairytales

Emma-Sue's candy reindeer

Today Emma-sue brought in some candy reindeer that she made in the weekend.
Santa's candy reindeer.

By Grace and Oliver

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The new Christmas tree

A few days ago somebody stole our christmas tree. So today the library lady was an angel and bought a new tree. It's a christmas miracle.

Kapua doing Ironmaori

Last Thursday I went to Napier to do Ironmaori kids, I had to do 200m swim and a 1km run. My mum also did a swim, bike and a run. I got a bag with really cool stuff in it and so did my mum. At the end I got a medal which my aunty put on me.

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Rabbits new cage

Today Emmasue, Kate and Ryan moved the Rabbits to a big huge new cage. They love It.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A review of our production

A new book(1) By Eliotte and Mikko

Caramel slice

This is the recipe to make caramel slice. It is so delicious!!! I can't wait to make it again.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Our fantastic caretaker

Mr Beckham Charlotte Kayse

BIG bug

Look at the very big bug that Kayse found, everybody was terrified by it. Ewww!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Kiwi's reading group making connections

We have been making connections to what we have read. These connections could be to other books, our lives or something we have seen. Making connections helps us understand what we have read because we can make sense of it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On Saturday I played tennis at the Rotorua tennis club. I got my picture taken and it got in to the daily post. I felt like a star when I saw my self in the paper.
These photos have been copied from the daily post.

A radio advertisement by Room9

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Kayse in disguise

Kayse has had his face painted by Mrs Waititi in preparation for the production next week.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Valerie Adams

On Sunday I met Valerie Adams and held her medal. I also got in the newspaper. She was really tall. It was really fun!!! I got her autograph.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Coconut mice

Today Hannah, Charlotte R and Charlotte H made coconut mice. The whole class is having a competition. The competition is to bake something in a group and then Mr James is to judge our baking. Our group is called the crazy cookies. Another thing was that we have to make a comic life. I wonder who is going to win.

By Charlotte H

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Our fantastic caretaker.

We have used book creator on the ipad to tell everyone about our fantastic caretaker. Mr Beckham Charlotte Kayse

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bike Mania

On Sunday Ruben and I went to Bike Mania. It is a bike race when you have to bring along a bike to the soccer field by MIGS gym, and sign up to race in the 2K, 4K or 10K bike-ride. Ruben and I did the 10K one but after the race, my back and legs really really hurt lots!!!

By Alex

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rapunzel's long hair

As part of our Fairy tale studies we have been writing acrostic poetry about Rapunzel.

Key words for the Fatirytale Rapunzel... at

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Room9 reading winners

Room9 reading winners

Ella and Ryan got prizes for reading books during assembly today. Ryan won an iPod shuffle and Ella got a chocolate bar.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The full sun

Today we went outside to work and to take photos. We saw the sun shining through a tree and thought it would be a good photo. But after we took the photo it sort of looked as if it was night with the full moon out. So we decided to call it the full sun. Also we imagined it was Halloween.

By Hannah and Charlotte H

Monday, October 15, 2012

The schools new rabbits .

In the holidays Emma-sue was moving houses.So her Mum said you have to find a place for her rabbits to go so she chose St Mary's school where they will be safe. Emma-sue looks after them and goes and feeds them twice a day, they need water, hay, newspaper, fruit and veggies. Emma-sue was very sad to see them go but now they are safe and at a new home.

By Emma-sue

Photographers Kapua and Charlotte H

Using the prefix 'sub'

Words with the prefix "sub."... at

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Shakeout day.

Today we had a practice if their was an earthquake in Rotorua because it was national shakeout day we practice at 9.26. We think it was at this particular time because it links to today's date 26.9.12.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Big eyes to see you with.

This is me with my two huge mandarins. They look like gigantic eyes.

Joining words and phrases

We have been working hard in R9 to use joining words to either link ideas or to add more detail.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


A few weeks a go on Sunday Will and Matthew went to prize giving for Marist St Michaels rugby club. Will and Matthew both got PLAYER OF THE YEAR!! We were both really pleased with our selves even though Will has got player of the year a lot of times. Wills team also won the champion ship for his grad and Matthews team got into the semi-final but lost the game.

By Matthew and Will

Cyber bullying.

Today the middle and senior school went to see a show acting out cyber bullying. We learned lots of things that we're not meant to do on the Internet. Like going on websites for adults or seeing bad language. Another thing we learned about was that when your texting people might say things that you might think of in a different way. So if someone texted you and gave you a nickname you might take it seriously.

By Grace and Charlotte H

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Wordle: pre
We found out that "pre" means before. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dance, dance, dance

Today we had lots of fun with Miss White dancing. We had to get into groups of three and make up a dance move that says "hello." We had heaps of fun and are going to do it again in two weeks.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Caleb the pirate

Today for art we drew pictures with Miss White, First we had to draw a picture of someone holding something from memory, like carrying my birth certificate. Next we got to draw Caleb he was dressed as a pirate we thought that, that was easier because we could see what we were drawing in front of us.
Today we had a special visit from Eliotte's cousin Fiona bourke who told us lots about rowing, she was even in the Olympics rowing with her team and there the team that broke their oar. Fiona was disappointed that her team placed 7th but after a while they didn't think it was so bad because they are 7th best in the world. . Fiona started rowing in 2008. Fiona was very lucky to meet lots of other famous people and to get into the Olympic's.
We're very proud of Fiona and her teammates.

Go Fiona!!!!!!!
By Grace and Eliotte Rm9.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Spring time

On Saturday I went to Alex's house and we fed the very very hungry lambs, my favorite lamb was so small its name was Cutie. The lambs really really loved the powder milk and they were jumping around like tiny kangaroos! I felt happy, excited and I really enjoyed feeding the lambs.

By Alex and Lauren.

Add smoe describing words for Alex and Lauren's photo.... at

Friday, September 7, 2012

Goldentime today

Today for Goldentime we watched Annie in Mr Macmillan's new office on his flat screen tv.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Molly's giant trout battle

On Sunday Mr James witnessed a gigantic battle between Molly and an enormous trout. Molly pulled and pulled, the trout pulled and pulled. In the end Molly's superior strength and cunning battle tactics won out and she pulled ashore what is truly a giant form the deep. Well done Molly, oh and by the way she won the Sinclair cup ahead of her brother.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mr Hall

Today we had Mr Hall read to us and he read Bad Jelly the witch. Mr Hall is Charlotte Hall's dad. This story is about a witch, two children, a cow, mouse, and eagle. The class really enjoyed it.

By Charlotte H and Olivia

Monday, September 3, 2012

Geekforce trip

Today Mr J, Grace and Matthew went to Ngongotaha School to participate in an ICT day with students from other schools. Together with Grant and Alec they developed an e-book about our fantastic school. Now Grace and Matthew will have to teach other students how to make their own e-book.

Friday, August 24, 2012

My certificate

This is my certificate from the trout hatchery and this trout was 1000 grams.
By Shavonne

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The trout life cycle

This is done by Eliotte, Ruben, Mikko. This is the trout life cycle. The different stages are the adult , eyed ova, sac fry, fry, fingerlings, yearlings.The trout does have predators though. These are bigger fish. People could also fish them out.

By Eliotte

Monday, August 13, 2012

Room 9's new recycling bin

This is our recycling bin. We use it for bits of paper or cardboard that we don't need. Every class has one and now we have ours. After its full it goes and gets recycled into new paper and cardboard. Thanks Jason for bringing it in!

By Eliotte and Charlotte H

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Marshmallow Olympics

Today for Golden time we had a really fun time. We did the marshmallow Olympics. In this game you have a marshmallow tied to a piece of string. Then you had to try to eat the string to the marshmallow. You wouldn't swallow the string though.

By Alex and Charlotte H

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The poetry finalists

"Oh I'm so exited!" I think that the finalists are really nervous. Today is the poetry finals and there are four people from every class that get chosen. The judge was Miss Keen. From our class Mr James chose Layton, Alex, Kapua, and Molly.

I can't believe that Kapau came first. She really deserved it!

By Charlotte H

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cookies cookies cookies

Today we made yummy cookies. They had lots of chocolate drops in them and they melted in the oven. We made cookies for something fun to do for Mary Mackillop day. You had to make a shape with something to do with her. Some of the options were a cross, an M, Some people even tried to make her! I made a cross. I really enjoyed doing this and I think it was a great idea. I think Miss White liked it too.

By Charlotte H

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Today some special visitors came to teach us about Jamaica.
There flag is black, green and gold. There is a river in Jamaica that is called the black river and it is the longest in Jamaica. It's called the black river because of the black dirt on the bottom and it's so strong that people can see it from the top. They greet each other by saying Hullomun. There famous singer is Bob Marley.

By Poppy and Kate