Tuesday, 25 September 2012

My Creative Writing Story-The old Suitcase

The Old Suitcase-Creative writing story.

I feel worn out like no-one wants me anymore.
I have traveled to many different places, The last time i traveled was in 1996 to Paris with a lady named Garcia she's Spanish but she knows a lot of French. She didn't talk much she just wrote all her thoughts into a book. By the time we left Paris to come home i was full of nice clothes that sparkled in the sunlight nothing i had ever seen before.

Im moving! with a young man named Carl he was usually called sir i dont know why but oh well.
Woah! what a bumpy ride we just got off a plane i dont know were we are but it seems suspicious.
He's wearing a funny looking suit it looks a bit like an army suit im scared im not sure if i want to be here right now, Whats that? i hear gun shots in the distance then i hear Carls voice.

Carl came back to the shelter grabed me and left where are we going? we took the first flight home.
Why did we leave? What happend? So many questions i need the answer to.
Im glad were back home but that was the best adventure yet and im never going to forget it.

By Eden

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

St John Competitions

Last weekend I went to Gisborne to go to Competitions for St John.
We left Tauranga at 5pm and got to Gisborne at  11:30pm, I was exhausted.  Before we got to Gisborne we stopped in Opotiki for dinner. When we got to Gisborne we had to unload the bus and put our beds in the hall we were going to stay in. We went to bed around 12am and woke up at 6am on Saturday morning. We had to wear our St John uniforms for the competitions. At competitions the seniors went first then intermediates then lastly the juniors.
We did: 
Caregivers - which is when you have to look after a old person that is about to die     (the person is not actually about to die)   
First aid - which is when you have to dress a sore and bandage it up.
Basic life support - which is when you have to do CPR on a Dummy and make sure people are ok.
Drill - which is when you have to march and do turns, right wheels, left wheels and lots of other things.

There were 5 Divisions at Competition:

  • Welcome Bay Division ( my Division )
  • Otumoetai Division 
  • Tauranga Division 
  • Gisborne Division
  • Whakatane Division.

The funny part of going to competitions was me and Sarah mucked up on drill it was funny because when we were doing a right wheel Sarah went left and I went right and when we did our right dress, Sarah put her left arm up instead of just standing still.
At competitions my partner Sarah and I came third in Intermediate pairs tests and we won a bronze medal.

My partner: Sarah MacKenzie - Kahikatea House 

By Eden 


Me and Jackson at the Mount Golf Club with our bronze medals.
On the 10th of September the AIMS games golf tournament kicked off at Omokoroa golf club. We played four rounds of 18 holes in four days. The courses that we played were Omokoroa, Omanu, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. Tauranga Intermediate came third in the team stableford behind Mount Maunganui and Matamata Intermediate. Also Jackson from Totara came third in the Individual stabelford. For those people that don't know how stableford works, it goes like this. If the course par is 70 and your handicap is 30 then you should be hitting 100 and under. Your handicap starts at 36 and as you get better it will get lower.

By Matthew

Monday, 17 September 2012

Aims Rugby 7's GREEN TEAM

The Green Team traveled to Greerton Marist on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last week to recycle as much waste as possible. Each morning we set up our recycling stations and walked around the club grounds collecting litter. Waste Watchers are a business focused on environmental, social, economic and cultural responsibility and they co-operated with Tauranga City Council to organise the Green Team. There were other Green Teams around various AIMS venues but our job was to educate the public at the rugby sevens. 

We were all given bright green recycling t-shirts to wear while working and we got to keep them. Our aim was to divert 40% of waste from the landfill. The Green Team collected lots of food scraps (60kg) which were taken to feed chickens and pigs.  We also reached our goal of diverting 40% of waste from landfill.  We definitely had more recycling bags than waste.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Inquiry Olympic Opening

Last week Tanekaha had a Olympic open day for parents to come see Tanekahas Olympic work. Here are some pictures of Room 39 presenting their work.

3D Shapes

Ollie's Book Review

Click Here to read my book review

Matthew's Book Review

Click Here to read my book review, Billionaire Boy

Freedom's Book Review

Click Here to read my book review, Pyramid Puzzle

Skye's Book Review

Click Here to read my book review, The Witches

Shari's Book Review

Click Here to read my book review, Wild Horse Country.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Peter Burling's Visit

On Wednesday Peter Burling came to visit Tauranga Intermediate School. Peter Burling is an Olympic medal winner for New Zealand. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won a silver medal in the 49er class sailing at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  The London Olympics was Peter's second Olympic Games.  He was New Zealand's youngest Olympic sailor when he competed in his first Olympics in Beijing in 2008.  We hope he will win a gold medal at the next Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, 2016.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Sustained Silent Writing - Video Story Starter

Jhai and Zavier created this story starter last week.  

Nelly has continued the story.  Click here to read it.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Jade's Book Review

Click Here to view my book review, Who's Cooking Tonight?


In Room 39 we have a Japaneese student named ShunSuke who is in our class for two weeks.
He has been teaching us how to make paper origami. Here are some pictures of us learning how to make origami.

Here Jahz, Lucy and Skye are making origami water bombs 

Literature Circles

We have started Literature Circles in Room 39.  Check out our very first discussion about the short story, 'Waiting in the Wings' by Hannah Cramp.

Writing Story Starters

We have made some story starters using Puppet Pals on the iPADs.  These are to be used as motivational hooks for sustained silent writing.   Students will finish writing the stories.  Maybe you would like to write a story using one of our story starters and share your story with our class.

Oprah's Christmas Special
by Mrs Mills and Mrs Hulbert

Cinderella and Pinky Pork
by Ayla and Shari

The Dungeon, The Pig and The Evil Wizard
by Nelly and Tiana

Zombie Attack
by Tye and Keesey

The Mystery Package
by Jahz and Shirece

The Pig and The Alien
by Skye and Freedom

Fat Albert and Bob Jones
By Jhai and Zavier

President Capture
by Matthew and Ollie

Friday, 3 August 2012

Teacher Reading

At the moment Mrs Hulbert is reading us a book about an Olympic swimmer and how her and her best friend, Sarah, are determined to compete in the national swimming team for the 1936 Olympics. Unfortunately when Sarah finds out that the host city is Hitler's Berlin, she knows she can't compete because she is Jewish. On the back of the book it says that Eleanor witnesses the Nazi's hostility to Jews and hears the distant murmurings that will erupt into WWII. I wonder what that means? I am enjoying this book because its written as a diary and the girls always find a way to fix their problems. 
The girls go to school at CCS Camden Collegiate School which is a private school. They catch a train to school every morning and they love swimming 

By Eden 

Shari's Book Review

Click Here to read my book review, A Loving Spirit.

Ayla's Book Review

Click here to read my book review of, The Boy Who Talked To Animals

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Freedom's Book Reveiw

Click here to read Freedon's book review on, Pyramid Puzzle by Susanah McFarlane

French Greetings

Mrs Mills and Mrs Hulbert have made this ShowMe video to help you greet each other using French. Can you figure out what we are saying?

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Cross Country

On Saturday 26th of May, my dad, my brother and I biked to Waipuna park so I could do the Cross Country run. I ran 2kms for the Cross Country run.The run was shorter then the school one.I thought it was longer then the school one but it was shorter.When I crossed the finish line I came 17th.I felt good about my place.
By Phoenix

Thursday, 24 May 2012


In room39 we have been writing our own Mihi's. Here is an example of a Mihi that Shirece wrote.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Multiplication in Mathematics

This week we have been learning how to compensate. Compensation is a strategy for solving multiplication problems when the number is one or two away from a ten. Checkout my explanation for compensation below.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


In term two for Mathematics we have been learning about how to multiply by using compensation. This post is about teaching others how to use compensation in Mathematics.
By Shari Room39

Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Amazing World Of Reading

This term room39 have being learning how to predict in reading. We are also learning how to summarise a story.

How do we predict?

Predicting is when we guess what is going to happen next in the story. Sometimes we predict during and after the story. Also we have predicted the characters future.

Predicting sentence starters:

>I think... because
>I'll bet... because
>I wonder if... because
> I imagine...because
>I suppose...because
>The style of this author is...so I think...
>From what I already know about...I predict

How do we summarise?

To summarise we take the main points or key words of a story and write a paragraph about the book using the key points.

By Shari and Jade

Friday, 9 March 2012

Room 39's Trip to Waimarino

On Friday 24 February Room 39 & Room 40 went to Waimarino Adventure park for a school trip. While we were kayaking we had to stand up on the kayaks. We also had to sit on the front and back of it to paddle and we had to swap kayaks with a buddy.   It was difficult and kind of scary... most of us fell off!  We learnt how to get back into the kayak if we fell out and we had to do that 3 times!!!!! It is also known as a T rescue. A T rescue is when a person in another kayak lifts the kayak onto their kayak and tips out the water. Here is a slide of Our time at Waimarino.

Written by Luke & Tye.