Monday, February 28, 2011

Loads more prayers needed for Christchurch

Tonight I spoke with the Principal of the school we sent the cards to. Very sadly today, their school received a yellow sticker which means they need a lot more checking by Engineers before they are allowed back in. Even sadder, two parents of children from the school and missing presumed dead in the CBD. I hope you get a chance to finish your cards. We will work on some more messages of support on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mask Mania

Check back on Matthew's photopeach to see us working on our masks. Now check out our masterpieces today!!! I love the individuality and personality of all the masks. What do you think of our creations?

Another magic day in Room 7

Words can't explain how proud Mrs K is of everyone in Room 7. Today we held a time of silence for everyone in Christchurch. We made cards to send to Mrs K's friend's school in Christchurch. Mrs K was so impressed with the effort that went into the cards and the sensitive messages.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Here are some more of our cool Tagxedos!

Hi from Zarah

I’m Zarah. I have a dog called Archie who has a beard. I have 2 sisters and one brother. My hobbies are netball and touch. I love ice-cream.

Tom's post

In room 7 Mrs. K surprised the class with two caterpillars but one sneaky little one got out of the bag on the way into the class room so Mrs. K and the rest of the class rushed outside and searched everywhere until they found it hiding in the bushes. We got the caterpillar and brought it back to his other friend who had already settled in and was busy munching away on the plants in the classroom and the sneaky little caterpillar was back home.

...and Tayla says Hi too...

Hello world. My name is Tayla. I’m 12 years old and my interests are dancing and performing. I do Jazz and Hip-hop. I love drama and singing (even though I can’t sing). I love, love, LOVE the band McFly and Harry Potter. I go on and on about them. My friends get so annoyed. According to everyone I am crazy and weird (I agree with them). I really want to travel the world and defiantly go to England. I love animals. My favourite animals are ducks, donkeys, squirrels and meerkats. I love marmite and ice–cream (not together though). I love to go to my cousin’s farm and I always go and ride her motorbike. Bye everybody.

Tayla's blog...

Hello there my name is Tayla and I’m going to tell you about me. First of all I’m going to tell about my hobbies.
One of my hobbies is ballet. I love ballet. I’m in grade five and I also do jazz and hip-hop. And I am crazy about chocolate and I am a little bit weird according to my friends but I don’t know what they are talking about. Sometimes I can be really annoying and sometimes I just talk too much. I love guitar and singing. Sometimes I sing in the shower and my sisters think that I sound really bad but I just tell them that they can’t sing either so yeah. I have a pet dog called diesel and she is a y head fox terrier and she is really weird. Once she peed on my bed and I am also thinking about getting a pet mouse and I want to call it Rufus. Yes I know it’s a funny name but I like that name. I also like to go down to my motorbike track and just play around on my motorbike. Once my sister went for a ride and we could not see her and she fell in the ditch.

Hi from Sinead

Hello Everyone.

My name is Sinead. I’m 11. Some of my hobbies include Netball where I play GK, Softball where I usually play catcher, Guitar which I have been learning for about 2 years, Scouts which I started late 2009 and Touch. I have a brother called Josh whose 8. I’m in room 7 at St Mary’s. My teacher is Mrs. B and Mrs. K who teaches us e-learning.

Rhys's post

Hello my name Rhys. I like having e-learning with Mrs. K. It has been a lot of fun over the last three weeks. We have made self portraits to block the sun off the data projector. We made a nine coloured poster. Today after play we are making masks. It is going to be off the hook

Hi from Quintin

Hello everybody my name is Quintin and my favorite thing to do is play video games. My favorite game is a computer game called Minecraft. It is a fun game where you can make a mine where you find ore like coal, iron, or the best of all diamond. You make tools like axes, pickaxes, shovels and swords. The best part is when it becomes night. That’s when Monsters come out and try to destroy you. There are Zombies, skeletons, spiders and creepers which explode if you get too close!!! If you play the full version you can do all this and more. But if you don’t want to buy it you can play the free version. Well that’s all, goodbye.


Hi world, my name is Matthew.
I like video games and dogs. I don’t talk.
I like to learn about countries of the world.
I like countries like Wales and Italy.

Hi from Matt

My name is Matt. I’m just your average Room 7 student… with a few exceptions. For example, I’m rather good with computers and know my way around them very well.

Shannon's blog post

Hi world, Im Shannon and I'm a go karter. I have a 250cc go kart and im crazy about computers. My hobbies are karting, running and jumping on the trampoline.

Matt's Photo Peach of Mask Making

This is my first ever photopeach. I hope that you like it.

Kyle's view

In Room 7 our e-learning teacher gave our class some caterpillars. But unfortunately one of them slipped off the plant on the way to the class. So we sent out a search crew to find it. It was found after a while and returned safely. Ever since then they have been munching away. Then one day one of them went for a trip up the wall onto the roof to hang. Meanwhile the other one went missing until we found it on the edge of the table in a chrysalis.

Karen's note

My name is Karen and I like playing netball, touch, miniball, and I am great a swimmer.
I have a great family which is my mum, my dad, my 2 brothers, my crazy but lovable cat Missy and ME!
I have 2 best friends out of school (basically my sisters), and 2 other awesome best friends Tayla and Bri.
I love Art, Music and I would like to be a photographer when I grow up. My favorite colour is blue and green and. I have an awesome teacher Mrs. B and a fabulous e-learning teacher Mrs. K.
Thanks for reading my comment.

Our first blog posts...

HELLO EARTHLINGS, I am Alysha and I come in peace. I live in a little town of Mosgiel in New Zealand. Most of you people would probably not have heard of Mosgiel but I would not live anywhere else. Dancing is my passion because my granddad founded a dance school and I do Jazz, Ballet and Hip-hop. Pasta is my favourite food. I love the creaminess of the cabonara sauce and the softness of the pasta itself. Mac and cheese is good too. BA BA BA BING A TANGO FANDANG!!!!!! Those are some of the lyrics form my favourite artist that hardly anyone knows about. Her name is Louise Harman a.k.a Lady Sovereign. She has many songs but my favourite song by her is tango. So that’s about all you need to know about me so…… GOODBYE EARTHLINGS 

Hello everyone my name is Emma I’m am 12 years old and my hobbies are horse riding, singing, art and drama. I love animals. I have two ponies at home and I love going trekking and going to the beach on them. I live on a farm with lots of animals. We have sheep, horses, chicken, dogs and cows.

Hi my name is James. I Like comics and MAD magazines I have lot of comics and even more MAD magazines. I play rugby and I also can play the ukulele.


Pure MAGIC!!!!! Today we are working on our first blog post each! Look how focussed and motivated we all are. We hope you enjoy reading these posts.

Meet the Fabulous Room 7

Check out the 2011 Class of Year 7 & 8

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Room 7 tagxedo of names!

Class Tagxedo

Clever work Mrs B. I've got to 'hand' it to you!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fabulous day in Room 7

We had an awesome time today. We learnt a lot more about the wiki and how we can add our own information to our pages. We had a play with Tagxedo and used Bighugelabs to create our popart posters to go with our amazing self portraits. Matt amazed me by arranging his then number coding it to get the exact result he wanted - Well done Matt.
Check back soon for some photos of our work!

Brooke, James and Quintin are becoming Photo Peach experts!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Our caterpillar miracle!

I still wonder how it was possible for me to spot the little runaway outside the school fence...

With a little help from my friends I was able to encourage the runaway onto a leaf from our plants.

Our little family safe inside.

The bigger caterpillar munching away....

Our little runaway safely back where s/he belongs!

I made a Photo Peach of our caterpillars tonight but it won't upload so we'll have to make do with the photos for now...

Photo fun today!

Today we went outside in groups of 3 and took 10 photos of each person.  We are using them for self portraits and to make POPART posters.  It was such a gorgeous day to be outside in the sun!  We are learning to download and compress our photos, then upload them. 

My very exciting day in room 7...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for such a wonderful day today!  I felt soooo welcome and I just loved working with you all.  The highlight of my day was definitely finding the caterpillar - thank you for a wonderful story Alysha. (I love the way you write - phrases like 'room seven was ecstatic' and 'lured the caterpillar to crawl on the leaf' make my soul dance and sometimes even makes me dance on my chair).    I am so happy that you are now all members of the class wiki.  Please check it later tonight for some new additions like your own pages.   A huge thank you to you all for the welcome, the help and the fun today.  YAY YAY YAY

Caterpillar rescue...

On 3rd of February while Mrs. Kenneally was taking us for e-learning she brought in 2 caterpillars that someday will turn into monarch butterflies. The whole of room seven was ecstatic! But when Mrs. Kenneally looked at the plant she only saw 1 caterpillar? She said it must have crawled off the plant when she put it outside the classroom. Soon it was lunchtime and we still hadn’t found the little critter but when Mrs. Kenneally went to get her lunch out of the car guess who she found crawling across the ground! It was the other caterpillar! She quickly got the plant and lured the caterpillar to crawl on the leaf because if you touch a caterpillar before it turns into a butterfly it will turn into a deformed butterfly.   
By Alysha

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Photo fun...

room7stm's Fotobabble

2 February 2011

Hi everyone, I am really looking forward to coming into your class tomorrow!  We are going to have a look at the wiki and the blog and try to work out how we can use these to help with our learning journey.  We are going to take a lot of photos and create some cool posters.  Yay!