Tuesday, 7 February 2017

A Day in Room 8

This week, we have been establishing our class norms in room 8 and looking at how our days should run. We thought we would create a video to show our usual class timetable, on days that we do not have Kiwi Sport or Kiwi Can.

For the first half of term 1, our class will have a daily swimming lesson in our school pool. This is something our whole school takes part in, as we think it is really important to develop water safety skills. We also have 15 minutes of fitness (physical education) in between reading and writing. After lunch we cover other curricula areas, such as inquiry, health, the arts and te reo Maori.


We usually blog during our lessons, but we will be blog commenting as part of our reading lessons. This not only improves our reading, but also allows us to connect with students in other schools as we are part of a Tuhi Mai, Tuhi Atu group.

We hope you enjoy our short video - it's our first for the year and we look forward to making heaps more!


  1. Wow Room 8 you look like a real team of learners. You are so organised and have your day planned to really make the most of learning about everything. I look forward to coming and seeing what you can do to show your fantastic skills and talents. I am sure Miss Stone is very happy with being part of the Room 8 team.

    1. Hi Anne,

      We are having a great start to the year and it will be great to share some of our learning with you.

  2. Hi Room 8! It is great to see that you've settled into your year and are planning to post blogs and lots of blog comments. I can't wait to read them!

    Wishing you all the best for a great term,

    Rachel :)

    1. Hi Rachel,

      Thank you for your comment! We have lots of keen bloggers here and we look forward to getting into our blogging this term.

      Miss Stone

    2. Hi Miss Stone and everyone in Room 8,

      I can't wait to see what you post this term! I'll do my best to check your sites regularly.

      Happy blogging :)


  3. Thank you Room 8, as a chrome book class I was just wondering whether all tamariki in Room 8 have chromebooks or access to a chromebook to use for individual blogs thanks

    1. Hi Room 13,

      Our learners use chromebooks from year 4, so by year 6 and 7 we all have them and use them for our individual blogs. We are fully 1:1 in room 8 this year and many of our tamariki take their devices home to continue to learn and blog there.