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Room 13

Room13 enjoyed having Room 17 join us to make owl cupcakes for the

Great Kiwi Morning Tea.

Mrs Kennerley and Mrs Smith baked the chocolate cupcakes and we decorated them.  We used chocolate icing, then broke oreos in half to make the big eyes.

 We used icing to stick an M&M to each eye and another M&M as a beak.  

We think they looked really cool!

Room 13 Cup Cakes

Room 13’s Little Garden

Room 13 applied to be part of the School Kit “Little Garden” programme.  We received our kit and spent Thursday afternoon planting all of our seeds.  

Room 13 - Little Garden

We got three types of seeds and everything we needed to plant them. Each pack had a soil tablet, seeds, a label and a biodegradable seedling pot.  

They also sent us a special tray to keep them all in. We planted Purple Tansy, Sunflowers and Sweet Peas.  We’re looking forward to seeing them start to sprout and grow.

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Pattern Art

This year in Art we are looking at patterns.

This term we have been thinking about a range of patterns and incorporating these into our art work.  We designed hot air balloons with at least three different patterns.  

We tried to make the patterns big and bold.  We used crayon to colour the patterns and then dye to finish it off.  When we finished our balloon we made a crayon and dye background for it. Here are a few of them.

Room 13 - Art

My Wacky Way to School

On Friday morning during our walk for fitness we all started coming up with crazy ways that we got to school.  It was such fun we decided to write about it.  

Here are our wacky stories.

My Wacky Way to School

In Room 13 we don’t like reading….



We have had a Readathon over the last fortnight as part of our Book Week celebrations.  Check out all the photos of us reading at home.  Everyone who read for fourteen days in a row gets to take home a brand new book!  

Room 13 - Readathon

We also did so many fun activities during Book Week.  We read Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book and then made our own version “Room 13’s Favourite Books”.  We had a book themed EUREKA session, and enjoyed dressing up and having a fun rotation day with the Taonga Syndicate.

We wrote about our favourite books.  We had to tell the reader what our favourite book was called, what it was about and why we liked it.  We hope you like them.


Our Favourite Books...

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Room 13 have been learning to write a range of poems.  We have been learning about cinquains.  Cinquains use the following structure:

Line 1: title

Line 2: two adjectives

Line 3: three verbs

Line 4: A sentence about a feeling

Line 5: a synonym for the title.


Here are some of our cinquains:

Room 13 Cinquains

Late last term we all celebrated Easter with a special EUREKA session, themed maths, and of course the Friends of Matipo Easter Bonnet Parade and Easter Hunt.  Check out the photos of us in our awesome hats and enjoying our Easter competition.

Room 13 Easter

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Rm 13 Writing Project

Room 13 was involved with a fun nationwide project called “Get New Zealand Writing”.  We were provided with a bunch of postcards, a big poster and some stationery to make up a package to sent to another school.  

We were paired up with Homebase 11 from Clearview School in Rolleston, Christchurch.

 We all decorated a postcard and wrote a simile about ourselves on the back.  We sent them a magnet and hope that they will send us one back because we are collecting magnets this year!  

We are going to write to the children again soon and hope that we will hear back from them!

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Every Wednesday afternoon Room 13 has EUREKA!  This is our favourite time of the week.  

EUREKA is based on the ‘Discovery Time’ concept - an afternoon where we have a number of different activities to do.  These activities range from cooking, to science, to technology challenges, ICT and much much more.  

Each week will have a different focus and a particular skill that we are practising based on the Habits of Mind.  So far this term we’ve been learning that successful people are Careful - they stop and think before they act.  

During EUREKA we lead our own learning, deciding which activities we would like to do and trying a range of different things that we may not have chosen before.  We reflect after each session and discuss what we have learnt.  

“I learnt that it’s fun to play with Harry, because we’ve never played together before.” Riley.

"I worked hard on the puzzle.  Usually I give up.  But today I stayed and kept going.  I felt good about it.”  Olivia.

Amelie taught me how to play Top Trumps and then I taught Daniel.” Wyatt.

“I learnt how to make a card using your hand.  You had to only cut half of it so it would open.”  Jude.

“I learnt how to make heart cards.  I remember it still and can make them at home.” Fabian.