Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Well everyone it's time to say goodbye. The year is nearly over and 2012 will bring us new adventures. Some children from Room 8 will be in Anna's class, some will be with whaea Robyn and some will be with Mrs Frost. 

Wherever you are work hard, be happy and show your new teacher your beautiful spirit.

Happy New Year and Happy Holidays.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Smarty Pants!

We are reading a book called Smarty Pants! It is about a clown. Clown's wear silly hats. They have funny hair. They have red noses. This is us with our red noses.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pohutakawa Tree

We used a bubble effect to make our Pohutakawa Tree. We used red, gold and green to make the flowers. We used green to make the leaves. We used hand prints to make the leaves. It felt like it was going up our arms! The tree has got branches on it. We might put glitter on it.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Funky Town in Fabulous Room 8!

We have been working hard to make sure our Funky Town dance for Ground Celebration is super. We practice our dance every day and we are getting better and better. We love keeping fit and moving our body to music!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Today we drew Pohutakawa flowers.
They are special flowers because they grow on NZ's special Christmas tree.
You will see them at the beach in summer.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Drum Set - Dylan is super awesome!

The drums were loud but it was ok because we were having lots of fun. When we were dancing we had to copy Dylan. The teachers were dancing. Miss Dee was shaking her head. It looked silly. He had drum sticks in his hand. It was cool and funky.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Today we have been learning about zero. We counted from ten down to zero and blasted off like rockets! We watched a Sesame Street podcast about the number zero. It was funny when Cookie Monster ate the number zero. Miss Dee asked us funny questions and every time the answer was zero!

I am a rocket down on the ground, waiting quietly without a sound.
Light the fuse on my toe.
Ready for take off....
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0
Here I go!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Saying Haere Ra to Mohamed

Today is Mohamed's last day in Room 8. He is going to  live in Australia where his dad works.
We will  miss you Mohamed but we  hope that you  have fun in Australia. Don't forget your gorgeous orange sunglasses to keep the sun out of your eyes in Australia!
Mohamed by Ben

Dirty Bertie

In Room 8 we love sharing stories. 

Today we read Dirty Bertie. He picked a bogey. He ate a dirty lollypop. The bogey was squidgy. The bogey was scrunchy. The bogey was sticky.

We liked the story. It was funny.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Yummy yogurt!

Yesterday we ate yoghurt. It looked sticky. It looked nice and smooth. We put it into a bowl. It smelled like strawberries.It was cold. It was in the fridge. It was red and a little bit pink like a strawberry. These are pictures of us pretending to eat yoghurt!

Our beautiful cloak room

Wow! Look at our gorgeous cloak room. We talked about how keeping our bags tidy was important so that people didn't slip or trip on their way into Room 8. We are so proud about how beautiful it looks.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Super special strawberry yoghurt!

In Room 8 we have been learning HEAPS about farm animals and the amazing things they do. This week we have learned about cows. Did you know they have FOUR stomachs? Did you know that they give us milk? Did you know that the milk comes from their udders?

We watched a video about how the farmer squeezes the milk from the cows udders. We wrote stories about crazy cows who make banana milkshake.

Today we talked about what we use milk for. Did you know that milk is used to make yoghurt? Even though we usually save yoghurt for eating at home we decided to make a treat. We helped Miss Dee to make strawberry yoghurt! Maybe we'll get to taste it tomorrow?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Favourite Animals

We are off to Farmworld tomorrow to see lots of animals.
Today in the Orchard we drew some of our favourite animals and animals we might see at Farmworld.
Elias drew a great chicken!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


We have been learning about monsters from other cultures. We have been talking about Japan and the monster called Godzilla. He is big and scary and lives in the sea.

Japan have a red circle on their flag. It is the sun. Their rugby team are called The Blossoms.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


We watched the All Blacks do the haka. Then we drew pictures of either ourselves or an All Black doing the haka.

We also watched the HES Haka HIva boys doing the haka. They have been practicing each week. Do you think they are as good as the All Blacks?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Go All Blacks!

We are learning about the Rugby World Cup. We have been learning about the flags from other countries. We watched the opening ceremony and we have watched the All Blacks haka. It was loud and exciting!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cross Country Champions!

Yesterday Room 8 took part in the school cross country. It was awesome fun! We all tried our hardest...and some people came in the top 5! Wow! Well done to everyone. Room 8 rock!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mother Duck's Eggs

When Mother Duck goes away, she covers her eggs with feathers to keep them warm.
This is Isabel's picture of Mother Duck's nest and eggs.
We wonder how many eggs are hiding under the feathers?

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Room 8 have been reading the book Taniwha by Robyn Kahukiwa.
Today in the Orchard, we drew taniwhas in Kidpix.
We also found a cool picture of a taniwha on the internet,
Ryka worked really hard to draw a taniwha just like the one we found.
He did a great job - what do you think?
This is Ryka's picture.
And this is the one we found on the internet.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Counting to 10

We are learning to count and order numbers to 10 in Room 8.
Some of us can count to 20!

Welcome Miss Dee

We have a new class at Hamilton East School. Room 8 is a New Entrant class with a new teacher.
We welcomed Miss Dee at a school welcome.