Sunday, 26 February 2017

Go Darius!

Darius is always a positive role model in Room 14! He consistently tries his best in all that he does and he always does it with a big smile on his face. You are a Darius, star! 

PB4L certificates from our Week 4 Focus

Congratulations to these Pukeko Team students for receiving certificates for "Being respectful - By keeping our hands and feet to ourselves"

Well done! 

Thursday, 23 February 2017


Chapter Chat is going so well in Room 14, we are having lots of fun! This week we focused on just 2 questions as all 10 can get a little overwhelming!

Why do you think the castle sends Celie up to the Spyglass tower everyday at least once? What could possibly be the attraction of the tower?

Celie knew that her Father wasn’t dead. What was the thing that made her realise this in Chapter 7?

They come through on our Twitter feed looking like this:

Here are some examples of our answers today:

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Homework Reminder

Just a reminder that paper copies of homework will only be sent home for Year 3's, homework is online in two places for the Year 4's (on the blog & on their googledrive). 

There are lots of people not bringing in their homefun books - please ensure your child is bringing their homefun books to school on a Monday (so work can be glued in) and on Friday (so it can be marked). 

Thanks, Miss G

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Our First Tweets!


We had the best day today! We learnt more about logging onto our chromebooks and accessing our googledrive. We also learnt how to TWEET! It was super duper fun and we now feel really prepared for our first live Twitter Chapter Chat on Friday. 
Our next steps are to look at our punctuation and ensure our Tweets are interesting to read. 

Can you spot your Tweet? Leave a comment below. 

Miss G

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Pukeko Certificates

Celebrating these two boys today! 

Ka Pai, Ryan & Elliot for being excellent role models in Room 14. We appreciate having you two in our classroom.

Miss Glen 



Chapter Chat

The term the Pukeko Team are doing something really exciting as part of our reading programme. Rooms 11, 12, 13 and 14 have all signed up to something called "Chapter Chat". Chapter Chat is where 100 Year 3/4 classes from across New Zealand chat and share responses to a particular chapter book on Twitter. This term everyone will be reading the book "Tuesdays at the Castle" by Jessica Day George.

How does it work?
Every day each class will read a little bit of "Tuesdays at the Castle" and complete activities during independent learning time. Every Friday at 10am we go live! Each child will be logged into Twitter ready to answer some questions about the chapters they have read so far. 

Why Chapter Chat?

- The main focus for Chapter Chat is to foster a love of books! Chapter Chat is about books!

- Chapter Chat as a way to get children connecting with others. 

- Chapter Chat is about an audience! Children love having an audience for their learning and one of our goals is to provide it.

- Chapter Chat is a place where children can learn about Cyber Safety in real time. It teaches children how to behave in an appropriate way online.

- Chapter Chat supports children with quality writing. Tweeting is not just for fun but a place where we can practise and develop our writing skills.

Keeping Safe on Social Media!

In order to make sure we can monitor all activity while we are on Twitter, all children will be using the one classroom account. Teachers will check tweets before they are sent and systems have been put in place to limit what children can view while they are on Twitter. We will be using Twitter solely for the purposes of Chapter Chat. We believe this is a really fun and authentic way to teach children about digital citizenship and online safety.

Can I Follow Along?

Sure! If you have a twitter account, you can follow our class (PeachyKeenRm14)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Hockey today!

A blog post by: Phoenix, James and Darius.

Today we played hockey, it was a tie. By Phoenix. 

When we played hockey it was very fun! By James. 

Today we played hockey, the person we played with was a lady, she was good at hockey. We played mini hockey games. When were playing we had fun then we had to play and vs another team at the end. By Darius.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Chromebooks at Reremoana School

Following a positive response in 2016, we are again holding a session where parents of students in Year 4 - 8 can learn more about how we use Chromebooks at Reremoana School. Parents of students in Y3 who are using school Chromebooks from time to time are also welcome to attend. This session will be set up so parents and students are working alongside each other on a Chromebook. 
When: Wednesday 22 February from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: Room 16
What we will be covering: 
  • How to log in 
  • How to monitor gmail 
  • How drive is organised 
  • How to view work
  • Introduction about safety at home and at school 
Things to bring:
  • Chromebook (if your child has one) 
  • Child’s username and password 
Please email or if you plan on attending, with the following information copied and pasted into your reply:
  • Your name/child’s name, room number, year level
  • We will use my child’s chromebook Yes/No
  • We would like to use a school chromebook Yes/No
  • We know my child’s username and password Yes/No
  • We need to be given my child’s username a password Yes/No
  • Any specific information you would like covered, if time allows.
Michelle Slee

e-Learning Lead Teacher

Saturday, 4 February 2017

5 Facts About Me

Check out Room 14's funky art work. We had to record 5 facts about ourselves, we have learnt lots about each other already!