Friday, October 30, 2009

CanTeen - Room Ten supports the cancer society!

Our vision:
CanTeen’s vision is to bring together all young people living with cancer.
Our mission:
CanTeen’s mission is to support, develop and empower young people living with cancer.

To find out more visit

We spent $4 to buy a bandanna to help support child cancer.

Our thoughts.....

Bonnie said - "It's good to support the people who need help"
Jade said - "I am helping people get better"
Thomas said - "The bandannas are cool and it's nice to help"
Megan said - "I bought a bandanna beause I want to help the cancer society and the bandannas are really colourful!"

Pikikids - an evaluation

Pikikids was our latest web2 tool to experment with. We did not have a whole lot of time and have found it frustrating that not all of the comic strip show in the space on the blog. There is a lot we could do with this as a presentation medium however it is difficult to display on the blog. We will now save this for presentation that will be printed.
a comic strip!
a comic strip!

New web2 tool - Pikikids

a comic strip!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Piako Cultrual Festival

Yesterday we had the Piako Cultural Festival. It involved kapahaka (Maori performance group) groups from these schools Tatuanui, Tahuna, Morrinsville Primary, David st, Motumaoho, Tauhei, Kiwitahi, Learning Curves, Morrinsville College, and our school Morrinsville Intermediate. It was a long day in the sun. We all enjoyed watching different schools perform. Our performance was at 1:40 . We performed a warm up wiata (Maori Song), 6 other wiata and 1 haka (Maori war dance - men only). We performed our best and were pretty good. It was nerve racking standing in front of lots of people, but after awhile I got use to it. The piako Cultrual Festival was really cool.

By Megan

Christina and Jessica's teaching resource about Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces

Christina and Jessica were given a task to create a teaching resource based on centripetal and centrifugal forces as the had previously learnt a bit on this topic. This resource is being used to educate and tech the rest of the class. This is a great resource and will be used in conjunction with other practical tasks. Ka Pai!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Livestock Day - Photo Gallery

Livestock Day @ Morrinsville Intermediate

Livestock day was held today at Morrinsville Intermediate School. This is an annual event where students are able to bring in their pets (dogs, cats, turtles bunnies etc), livestock (calves, goats, sheep), and craft items. All are judged by outside school judges and prizes are awarded. If students did not bring in an animal they competed in games while the others were showing their pets and livestock.
This was a great day held by all and many great accomplishments!
More to come soon ... keep posted for more pictures and reflections.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our new friends in Scotland

Some students from Room ten had a great discussion with Mrs Knott in Scotland yesterday about our paper roller coasters. Lets go on and check out her class blog and leave some comments.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Testing, testing.... 1st roller coaster finished

Keep posted for the voice thread to go with this....

Roller Coaster Construction - the fun stuff!

Yes we are under way with building the actual roller coasters. We have managed to build our frame works and now working out where to put funnels, loops, and turns.

It has taken a while but the fun begins now!.

Climate Change / lightbulbs - Blog Action Day

By Geordie and Quinn

What do you think of Climate Change? - Blog Action Day

By Shannon, Megan, and Christina

Climate Change website - Blog Action Day

We like the Eco Kids Earth Day Canadian website because it has lot's of exciting challenges and pictures.
It has competitions and an Eco calender. The printable colour in pictures are cool. From this site we have learnt that geothermal energy is the cheapest and renewable which makes it sustainable. The Eco kids earth Canada is for teachers and kids there is lot's of fun activities on the website.
Check it out...
By Leo and Hax

Climate Change - Blog Action Day


Air pollution


These are all examples of possible impacts that might affect us and our environment because of climate change...

But why would this happen?
Average global temperature has increased by almost 1ºF over the past century; scientists expect the average global temperature to increase an additional 2 to 6ºF over the next one hundred years.

What's the big deal???
One degree Fahrenheit over one hundred years, that’s not a lot!
Or is it???

This may not sound like much, but it could change the Earth's climate as never before...In fact at the peak of the last ice age the temperature was only 7ºF colder than it is today and glaciers covered much of North America!

What is the cause of all this temperature change though?

Pollution, such as gases from cars and fumes from big industries is one of the big problems.Another is when we burn coals, oil or gas for our electricity this creates Co2, a gas that creates global warming...

In fact 1000 tonnes of co2 gas every 23.5 seconds is the current rate for the country of India alone. That is an increase in the past 2 years.
One person dies every 4.3 seconds in this poverty filled land, and sadly the poor will be the ones most affected by global warming.

So remember...

By Jessica

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Room 10 Yr 7 students perform .....

Room 10 Yr 7 students perform their song (with rap) that they composed about Fairies and Goblins in Ms Fergusson's Music class. Listen carefully to the lyrics to see if you can follow the plot.
We are looking forward to the Yr 8's song at the end of the year..... ROCK ON!

Yr 7 MUSIC Class

Thanks to Mrs Fergusson

Blogging Challenge Week 6

We have now finished holidays and it is time to re visit our wonderful Blogging Challenge with Mrs W and complete our new task. Click the hyperlink above to take you to our new challenge.