Friday, 11 December 2015

My Amazing Cress

We are learning about plants grow and seeds sprout. We grew cress and sprouted broad beans in class. We watched how water moves through plants by putting celery in coloured water.

This is how my cress changed over time.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Room 10's Movie

When we were doing our film for the film festival I had to do my part with Alex and Henry. We were reading the newspaper in the library to practise. We saw the All Blacks with their names on the paper to show who were the new players for RWC 2015. Alex, Henry and I were doing the sign A for the Ruapotaka sign.

When it was time to do our film, we got on our rockets and started using Cybersmart learning. It was for our film festival movie because it was so special for Room 10. We were so excited about going to Sylvia Park mall to the movies. I couldn't wait until it was time to go. It was going to be cool.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Our Super Cybersmart Learning

Before we launched our own blogs, we checked out some student blogs in Manaiakalani to see what kinds of information people share. We noticed that they used photographs and videos as well as writing to share their learning. We created an infographic to share what we discovered.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Being a responsible student

In Term 2 Mrs Grant taught us about Kawa of Care.  This means that it is my job to look after my Chromebook carefully when I am working and when I carry it around the classroom.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Making cool fraction pizzas

We are learning about fractions this term.  To remember and think about what we already know, we made sausage roll and pizza with clay. We divided our shapes into fractions.  Each piece was the same size. Then, we made some pizza toppings for a whole pizza.  We shared them out on our pizza.  Each quarter of my pizza had 6 toppings.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

My Snail trail

This is one of the first Digital Learning Objects that we created and it was quite tricky.  I chose somewhere in the world I would like to visit one day.  Then I found an image of it on Google images.  Next, I cut around a photograph of my head using Pixlr so I could put  myself in that place.  Maybe I will travel there in the future in real life.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Check your devices?

We are learning to create strong, unique passwords and make sure our Google account is secure .

Friday, 25 September 2015


On 25th April 2015, it was the 100th anniversary of ANZAC soldiers landing at Gallipoli.  We learnt lots of things about life and war for the ANZAC soldiers when we visited Auckland Museum in April.  We created poppies, we have written poems and letters about ANZAC and World War 1.

I have chosen to share my biscuit poster because it is what the soldiers eat on ANZAC Day. I have learnt that many soldiers have died for our country because they were protecting our country.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

My Top Tip has the X factor!

Ctrl x is a positive keyboard shortcut. It is one of the best shortcuts
that you should do because you can remove text quickly.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

My culture is Cook Island

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Kia ora! My name is Mary. I am nine years old and my culture is Cook Island.  I go to Ruapotaka School and I am in Room 10.  I am a Year 5 student and my class teacher is Mrs Buchanan.

I am learning some Cybersmart stuff in Room 10, like creating some Google drawings. My favourite subjects are reading and maths. I like maths because we do other things like problem solving.  My goal is to learn my 8 and 9 times tables. I like reading because we get to read different stories. My favourite thing to do is sports.

I admire my family because they take care of me. When I grow up, I want to be a superstar like Maria Tutaia.