Welcome to Room 17!

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Welcome to room 17 for 2017. We are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead and we can see from our first few days that our excellent students are going to achieve great things this year! We look forward to… Continue Reading →

So that’s why I’m always last…

Complete this week’s 100 word challenge using the prompt in this post. Post your writing as a comment.

Videos for France

Over the term, we have connected with a class of students at the Brindas School in Lyon, France. We have shared feedback on work and have asked and answered questions to learn more about each other’s countries. Our new friends… Continue Reading →

Caught in a Storm

This week we are focussing on using language to describe the setting of the story. What words would you use to describe the scene in the picture? Remember that a 100 Word Challenge doesn’t need to be a full story,… Continue Reading →

Writing Speech

This week, your 100 word challenge topic is ‘a conversation’. By now, you should have watched the videos (below) about how to use speech in your writing. Your challenge can be based on any idea you like but MUST contain… Continue Reading →

Connecting with Canada

This week we’ve had some fantastic interaction with our new friends in Canada. Early in the week, we were surprised to find that the students from ‘Grade 6 is Awesome’ had taken on our 100 word challenge. They did a… Continue Reading →

Connecting with Twitter & Our Class Blog

An important aspect of our classroom is how we connect our learning with the world. We want to make sure that our learning has meaning outside of our classroom walls. One of the ways we do this is by connecting… Continue Reading →

Migration Stories

In HISTORY, we are learning about migration and immigration. We have been discussing at ‘push and pull factors’ and reading about different ways that people migrate to Australia. We are starting a project called ‘Migrant Stories’ where students have to… Continue Reading →

… the noise was SO loud…

Once again, we will post our 100 word challenges to the blog this week. We will give feed back to each other through the week and post re-crafted version of our stories before the end of the week. It’s great… Continue Reading →

Ka Tahi!

This year our buddy class is a group of brand new reception students. As we get to know them, we will be working toward preparing for an assembly at the beginning of next term. In preparation for this we have… Continue Reading →

Behind the News and Ask a Reporter

Exploring current events can be tricky in the classroom. We want our students to be thinking critically about the world around them but ‘adult’ news clips are not always appropriate. ‘Behind the News’ is a long running news show designed… Continue Reading →

100 Word Challenge – What is it?

Each week, in our class, we undertake a 100 writing word challenge. Creating short pieces of regular creative writing has several purposes. It gives us an opportunity to build a bank of story ideas that we can draw on when… Continue Reading →

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