Monday, 28 July 2008

Greetings from Wellington



Hi Room 8,

How are you all? I have had a great day down in Wellington. Have a look in the Atlas to see where Wellington is. I have just shown your fantastic work to about 50 teachers and principals. I showed your podcast / blogsite to these people. They were very impressed. You may have more visitors, clicking into our site.

I will take some photos of Wellington for you tomorrow. The hotel is opposite Te Papa-the Museum. I hope to go to the Museum after my meetings tomorrow.

Take Care and Be Good,

Love From,

Miss Paton




Saturday, 26 July 2008

Upcoming Episodes: The Next Installment

That's the end of our report writing. We hope you enjoyed listening to our reports. At the moment the Room 8 Writing team are busy at work learning about Super Heroes and Arch Villains in Fairy Tales. Within the next few weeks the children will be creating their Super Heroes and Arch Villain characters in their very own fairy tale stories. Tune in to hear some very exciting stories written by the children.


Kato's report on Sir Edmund Hillary

Did you know that Sir Edmund Hillary took Chocolate, raisins, oatmeal, tea, sugar and lemonade. Learn lots of information from Kato's report on Sir Edmund Hillary. Tune in.


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Thursday, 17 July 2008

Siupeli's report on Sir Edmund Hillary

Join Siupeli as he shares his report on Sir Edmund Hillary with you. Learn about when he climbed his first mountain, the foods he took when he climbed Mt Everest and what he did after climbing Mt Everest.


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Saturday, 12 July 2008

Faamafu's report on Margaret Mahy

Learn about the life of Margaret Mahy presented in a report written by Faamafu. Faamafu covers information on Margaret's personal background, her writing and her success. In this report Faamafu goes in depth over the significance of the awards Margaret Mahy has won. Tune in and Enjoy.


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Johnathan's report on Sir Edmund Hillary

Learn about Sir Edmund Hillary our famous New Zealander who was the first in the world to climb Mt Everest. Tune in to hear Johnathan's report on this amazing hero.


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Falesiu's report on Margaret Mahy

Want to learn more about the awards Margaret Mahy has won and what the awards mean. Tune in and find out from Falesiu.


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Ilaisaane's report on Margaret Mahy

Did you know Margaret Mahy was born in Whakatane but now lives in Governors Bay near Christchurch. These are some of the facts that you will be able to pick up from Ilaisanne's report on Margaret Mahy.


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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Mele's report on Margaret Mahy

Did you know Margaret Mahy was a librarian before she became a full time author. Tune in to hear more information about Margaret Mahy from Mele.


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All about Sir Edmund Hillary

Join Litani and Aaron as they interview each other on all they have learnt on Sir Edmund Hillary. Find out why Sir Edmund Hillary is on our $5.00 note and when he climbed his first mountain.
Tune in to hear some very interesting information.


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The Margaret Mahy Show

Want to learn more about Margaret Mahy and the books she's written!!! Check out this Vodcast. June interviews Tatiana and Melelangi on what they have learnt about Margaret Mahy.


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Friday, 4 July 2008

The Sir Edmund Hillary Show

Join Tame'e, Erik and Amanda as they interview each other on what they have learnt about Sir Edmund Hillary.


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Thursday, 3 July 2008

Isaiah's report on Margaret Mahy

Learn about Margaret Mahy the famous New Zealand author. This report is presented to you by Isaiah. In his report he has included information on: personal background, qualifications, writing and success. Tune in and listen to Isaiah's report informative report.


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Hola's Report on Margaret Mahy

Learn about Margaret Mahy the famous New Zealand author from Hola. In his report he has included information on her Margaret's personal background, writing and success. Tune in and listen to his interesting report.


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Famous New Zealanders

This term Room 8 have been learning about Famous New Zealanders. As a class we decided to focus on two well known New Zealanders that we have a connection to. We chose Margaret Mahy- a well known New Zealand author who writes books for children and adults. The second New Zealander we researched was Sir Edmund Hillary, a very famous New Zealander who was the first person in the world to reach the Summit of Mt Everest. As a class we wanted to research Sir Edmund Hillary and to find out more about why he is on our $5.00 note. 
The research has been presented in the form of a report and as an interview. The children focused on what these people are famous for, why they are famous, personal background, career and success.

Tune in and listen to some very informative podcasts.




 

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

The Pet Shop Play

This week the Turquoise group have been learning the School Journal Play the Pet Shop as part of their independent reading activity. It is a very funny play about a shop keeper and a customer. The customer would like to buy a pet. The pet they choose makes a different animal noise to what they were expecting. This play is about confusion, with a twist. Tune in and listen to this humorous play.


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