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?