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Monday 5 November 2012 Guy Fawkes:
Today is Guy Fawkes Day and we learned about what happened to Guy Fawkes on the 5th November 407 years ago.
Guy Fawkes Was Born on the 13th of April 1570 and died  on the 31 January 1606.
Guy Fawkes became involved in a gunpowder plot in 1604 and travelled to spain to seek for a catholic Rebellion in England but was unsuccessful. He was a member of the group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed gunpowder plot of 1605.

The planner secured the lease to an undercroft beneath  the house of lords. Guy Fawkes was put in charge  of the Gunpowder they stock piled there. Because of an anonymous letter, the authorities searched Westminister Palace.


Friday 21st September
Today we learned about the signs and how you can get HYPOTHERMIA. When treating someone with hypothermia first of all never give the person something hot! A warm (not hot!) drink is recommended. Then get the person with hypothermia out of bad weather and if their clothes are wet you MUST replace them with dry ones.
This is how you can tell if someone has HYPOTHERMIA:
-Shivering
-Blue lips
-Numbness
-Mumbling
-Slurred speech
-Confusion
-Stumbling
-Falling
-Unexpected Tiredness

Hopefully no one at camp gets hypothermia but if they do we all know how to deal with the situation.


Tuesday 18th September                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                -Paige & Mele
Today during block 1 we went into Room 7 with Mr Hart to talk about camp. Suddenly Mr Diver arrived and told us if we break the rules we climb the high ropes and get paint-balled by the adults. Next week on Monday the 24th September we, Rooms 6 & 7 will be heading down to Ngamuwahine. We talked about the proper clothing and equipment needed. We have worked hard on our camp books and they are looking amazing. Room 6 are looking forward to this experience and are willing to try our hardest in everything. We all want to see Max and we hope he's happy to see us.
We have also learnt that ngamu= sand fly and wahine= lady.



Friday 14th September                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
This week we have been learning Te Reo Maori. Our class has been playing some maori games including a game called whitu. This is a game where we use hand actions while saying the maori numbers to 7. We have also played a game called Mahunga Pakihiwi. It is a song to help us learn about our body parts in maori. 

These are the parts we learnt:

Mahunga = Head          Pakihiwi = Shoulder             Puku = Stomach 

Hope = hips                   Waewae =legs                      Taringa = ears

Karu = eyes                   Ihu = nose                               Waha = mouth  

Makawe = hair              Rae = forehead                      Paparinga =  cheeks

Kaki = neck                   Korokoro = throat                    Nono = Butt :) 

Posted by Paige and Cindel!!!

Tuesday 11th September                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             -Paige(:                
This week is the NZCT AIMS Games INTERNATIONAL SPORTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012. This is an international sporting championship where intermediate schools all around New Zealand come together and compete in a series of sports. There are around 163 schools competing and 3 are from Australia. 

Today Chloe, Cindel and Jess are competing in the Gymnastics Women's Artistic, Rhythmic and Tramp. Chloe came 3rd in women's artistic, Jess came 2nd in rhythmic, they both received a medal (: Cindel came 4th in artistic. CONGRATULATIONS to all of the amazing gymnasts that competed and especially to the girls in Room 6.  
Chloe with her bronze medal:
 

Cindel and Chloe back from AIMS games:
        



Wednesday 5th September                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Paige(:                         
Today room 6 are under way with presenting our breath taking speeches. We have put a lot of effort  into completing them. We are presenting them to the class while using eye contact, good voice volume, quality grammar,persuasive information and audience contact. Miss Garner has the pleasure of listening to every last speech then choosing the two best speakers to represent our class in MANUKA'S house hui. Here are some photos of room 6 doing speeches:

                 JACK                                    CINDEL                                   COTTON

TOPICS:Animal Cruelty                   To be able to see                  The end of the world

             MELETONGA                             ASTRID                                   KENNEDY
TOPICS:Being famous                         Taylor swift                            New Zealand

Here's a photo of the two best student speakers from room 6, Manuka:

       Paige and Maddy:)
   
                  
Miss garner was also giving out chocolates to people
who were being the best audience!!!

Tuesday 4th September                                                                                                                                                                   -Paige(:                              
Today all the teachers are wearing yellow t-shirt's. If you look closely at the back it say's STAND UP FOR KIDS Protect our Schools! They show support for kids all around New Zealand and less is better in class rooms so that we have a greater learning experience and more time with the teacher. We have taken some photos of all of the MANUKA TEACHERS!!! 

          Miss Abbot(Our house leader)   Miss Crone(Miss creative)
           
    
 
             Mr Hapi(The pink ninja)          Mrs Hart(The brain)           
                                  Miss Garner(Miss perfect)
                               



Friday 24th August
Another exciting day!! The Bay of Plenty Steamers came to Tauranga Intermediate for the captains run. Phil Burleigh, Chris Noakes and Flash from the team came into Room 6 during block 2 and we asked them lots of questions. Manuka house went all out and dressed up in Steamers colours - blue and gold.
 
 



Yesterday morning Room 6 headed up to the gym to see the one and only Peter Burling. This was quite exciting because Peter won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics for sailing. When Peter entered the gym the whole school stood and students from Matai house did the haka. When Mr Diver asked Peter questions about his career, his training and what it is like to be a famous olympian we found out that Peter was a student at Tauranga Intermediate School in 2002! Josh from room 6 was lucky because he got to touch Peter's silver medal! Miss Garner also held it and she said that it was very heavy. 

Take a look at Miss Garner and the other Manuka teachers with Peter Burling:





Thursday 16th August 2012
Today in reading we read an article on Valerie Adams winning gold. There were some words that we were not sure of so we clarified these using our brains, the ipads and the dictionary app. 
Once we tried figuring out what the word was ourselves (for example, by looking inside words for parts we know) we then found the right definition and we went on notes and then put the new vocabulary into our own sentences.
These are some photos of us working hard on the ipads:




Introducing... Kenyu

In Room 6 we are lucky enough to have an exchange student all the way from Japan. We wanted to get to know Kenyu and make him feel welcome in our classroom so we interviewed him. This is what we found out about him:

Favourite colour: Orange    

Favourite book: Harry potter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Favourite thing to do: Run

Favourite animal: Elephant

 Favourite food: Sushi                                                                                                     

Favourite drink: Mountain dew                                                                                                       

Favourite subject at school: P.E

Favourite movie: Bat man ( the dark knight rises )

Favourite singer: Justin Bieber

Favourite olympic sport: All

Favourite number: 1

Favourite cars: Ferraris

Favourite country: New Zealand and Japan because its wide and the Oceans are cool

Favourite song: Teach me how to dougie

 Favourite thing to do with  Friends: Play

Favourite desert: Caramel ,Hokey pokey

Favourite chocolate: Kit Kat

Favourite biscuits: Tim tams

How many brothers and sisters: 1 brother called Gakuyu he is 18,  loves curry, enjoys playing on his psp and has no sisters.

When were you born: January the 13th 1999

How many pets: 0

If you had a pet what would it be: A dog

Favourite schools: T.I.S, Matsuzawa

Favourite game to play : Baseball

Favourite game to watch: Basketball

Favourite fruit: Oranges and kiwi fruits

Favourite Sea food: Fish, Tuna

Favourite Reptile: Snakes

What i’m Scared of: Spiders a little

What i’m  scared of: ghost some times

Favourite trees: Christmas trees

Favourite Guns: AK47,RPG

What i don't like: Dentist

What i want to be when i’m older: Vet Keeper

Favourite Teacher: P.E Teacher  

Interviewed by Pani and Jess W



Wednesday 8th August

Our learning focus in maths this term is Measurement. This includes how to find the perimeter and area. Here are some snippets of our learning today.



Created by Balraj

 
Created by Jack




Thursday 2nd August.

This morning Mr Cunliffe issued us with a challenge. He told Rm6 about how he thinks that a country having a small population can affect how much medals they get. Jack and I (George) have each made a table of the populations of the top 5 countries with medals so far and then we divided this by the number of medals each country has got - including N.Z. 





Friday 27th July

Kia ora and welcome to Room 6's blog. I am one of two class leaders in Room 6, my name is Cindel and the other class leader's name is George. 
What makes us good leaders: We know how to treat people right, we both follow the STARS and know how to be great leaders. George and I (Cindel) have always wanted to be class leaders because it is a great opportunity for us to lead this class to be the best in Manuka house.    





Room six learning week 2
This week we are learning to make predictions.We all predicted what came next in a certain article from the title.                The title of the article was: Torch heads to London as countdown enters final week. 
We also made it into a challenge to find out who could predict the most words just by reading the title.
The winner was... Paige. She got 19 right. Even though we all worked really hard, sometimes our predictions are wrong because they are smart guesses.
Heres some of the words she predicted would be in the article...
Olympics
competition
games
audience
days
hours
opening
training
London
England
2012
torch



Assembly
This is Jessica R and Anthony. They are the ushers for assembly.
Maddy


Soccer
Today Monday 12th March we had one of our indoor football games against Rata. We won!!!!!!!!! The score was 2-1. Sione T scored the first goal and Zachary B scored the second goal.

Maddy


Soccer Training
We are training for the indoor soccer. We have to make a new team because the year 8s are on camp.We have chosen a team from room 6&7. Good luck to them!!!

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Maddy




Assembly Week 6

This week we are running the assembly.  The hosts for the assembly are Maddy and Jack.  The ushers are Jess R and Anthony.  We will take some photos of the assembly and add them to our class blog.
I hope you enjoy our assembly this week.   

Maddy



Coastal Discoveries - Mauao

We went on a trip to Mount Maunganui to learn about our coast.  We learnt about all sorts of creatures that live in the sea and rock pools.  We learnt about the history of Mauao, how Mauao was formed and the pests that live on the Mountain.

Our park rangers were Van and Ranger Mark.


Stars iMovie Videos

Today we made a star video explaining what the stars are.  To make these videos we had to use some software called iMovie.  In my group there was Me (Jack), Dekean, Balraj, Josh and Zac.
Every person in our group had a section and in their section they had a letter each explain.

Here is our video for you to see!

Jack M

Zach Stars Movie




First Week Reflection
What a busy first week we had! I hope you all had a relaxing waitangi weekend and spent some quality time with your family and friends.

I know the first week you must have come home feeling very overwhelmed but don't worry! These next few weeks will be very fun and very exciting.  Always remember to use your STARS and stick the the new class treaty and we will all have an enjoyable time at Tauranga Intermediate School.

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Upcoming Camp!!

posted Sep 19, 2012, 9:01 PM by Alyssha Garner

Tuesday 18th September                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                -Paige & Mele
Today during block 1 we went into Room 7 with Mr Hart to talk about camp. Suddenly Mr Diver arrived and told us if we break the rules we climb the high ropes and get paint-balled by the adults. Next week on Monday the 24th September we, Rooms 6 & 7 will be heading down to Ngamuwahine. We talked about the proper clothing and equipment needed. We have worked hard on our camp books and they are looking amazing. Room 6 are looking forward to this experience and are willing to try our hardest in everything. We all want to see Max and we hope he's happy to see us.
We have also learnt that ngamu= sand fly and wahine= lady.

All obout blogging

posted Mar 15, 2012, 4:44 PM by Unknown user

 We learnt what the purpose and features of the class. We arent allowed to put the persons full name if there is a photo of them or us. We learnt how to access our class blog and edit them. 

Blogs in Plain English - Manuka


posted Jan 26, 2012, 3:12 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 26, 2012, 4:01 PM ]


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