Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Room of Champions...continued!!!

Last week Matthew and Maya represented the Lower Hutt Zone at the Regional Cross Country at Kaitoke. Both Matthew and Maya came 1st in their events – an outstanding achievement!

They are now focusing on the National event which takes place in Blenheim later in Term 3. Way to go you two!!

3D Shape Construction

This week in maths Room 13 has been learning about 3d shapes. We have been experimenting with constructing a variety of complicated 3d shapes including; rhombic pyramids, dodecahedrons and truncated octahedrons (what a mouthful!!)

After we constructed each shape we discussed the number of vertices, edges and faces each shape had.

You might like to have a go a making a 3d shape yourself! Check out this website for downloadable net templates. A great rainy day task!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Our Term 2 reviews

Hi everyone and welcome to the room 13 blog . We've just uploaded our term 2 reviews on our literacy blog using a cool gadget called blabberize. Check them out by clicking on our writing blog on the side bar. You could maybe even make a video yourself . See you guys next time and maybe you could even consider following us or even leaving a comment. BYE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Billy

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Room of Champions!!

Wow! What a week! Even more successes were achieved this week in Room 13.

Firstly, Matthew and Maya continued their Cross Country success on Tuesday by both coming first in their events in the Interzone Cross Country. They are now focused on the Regionals this coming Tuesday at Kaitoke - Go M & M!!!

Secondly, Billy, Margarita and Matthew did an amazing job of representing our class at the Year 5/6 Speech Semi-finals on Wednesday. After much deliberation by the judges, Billy and Matthew have been selected to continue on to the Finals this coming Tuesday. (Matthew sure does have a busy day planned!!) Best of luck Billy and Matthew and well done to everyone who participated in the semis - the quality of speeches this year is outstanding!!

Using imovie to share information

The movies below are the results of a 2 week project completed by the students in Room 13. Their task was to create a movie using images, voice overs, sound effects and music to share their knowledge they learned about a specific planet in our solar system.

Here is the brief and criteria they needed to follow to complete the task:

Please check out our movies. We worked really hard on them and would love your feedback - leave a comment!!

Friday, July 1, 2011


Come to our great planet,Mercury

Dorrie, Ella & Ruby Saturn Movie

Look at our amazing video. It is very entertaining!!!

Mia's Venus Movie

Want A Holiday On The Most Romantic Place... EVER?
Visit Venus.

Jupiter william & kees

You're in for a big ride to Jupiter.

Billy AND Lyndon airlines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

watch our movie or die?????

Uranus by Olivia, Greta and Frankie

Check this out!! It's all about the fantastic things on URANUS!! ( The perfect holiday getaway) couples retreat. sorry Mr D we stole that from you!! :)

Amy & Elliott's asteroid belt movie

Come and see the Best holiday full of fun!

MARS Margarita Oscar

If you're looking for a scenic vacation mars is the place.

Neptune by Maya


Amy O's Pluto Movie

Check Out this faraway location for a amazing holiday!

Do you want to visit now?