Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Survival Island - Coconuts

Day 2's task on Survival Island was to find food. Last week Room 10 did some research on coconuts and breadfruit,  and now know a coconut is the seed inside the coconut drupe. Today they were set the task of opening a coconut - drinking the coconut water and eating the meat..

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Myths and Legends

As part of our study of Myths and Legends, Room 10 had to recreate the famous Chinese Willow pattern that appears on plates and retell either this Chinese legend  or create a design for a plate showing the myth of Persephone.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Jared's Cure Kids Challenge

One of our Assembly Guest Speakers today was Jared Kennedy, a former student of T.I.S. Jared now spends time at our school as a Youth Worker, Room 10 see a lot of Jared as he spends some of the lunchtime in our classroom ( he likes to watch time fly...)
Recently Jared and a friend took part in the Cure Kids Challenge, a race from Auckland to Queenstown to raise money for this charity. Today he showed a power point and told the school about this experience:

Jared's Cure Kids Challenge

Room 10 think Jared is a pretty cool  " Breatha" 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pomegranates and Persephone

Room 10 are learning about Greek Myths and Legends,and they now know that myths explain natural phenomena like seasons.
 Last week they read the story of Persephone. Poor  Persephone is kidnapped by Hades and ends up in the Underworld, where she eats 3 pomegranate seeds.In this myth, this explains why we get the 3 months of Winter on Earth. Tina was the only class member who knew what a pomegranate was, so today everyone got to try eating one...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Survival Island

This week Room 10 started playing the 'Survival Island' Game - a scenario has been set and everyone has found that they have survived a 'plane crash' in the Pacific and have ended up on remote islands in randomly selected groups. Now they have to work together co-operatively to solve problems and report back to the class on how they did this. Points are given throughout the game and the group with the most points is the winner...

Survival Island 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Distinction in the New South Wales Maths Test

Congratulations to Jack - he was away when the certificates were given out at the end of Term 3, getting a distinction in this test shows he is pretty talented when it comes to Maths!

A New Principal for Tokoroa Intermediate

This morning Tokoroa Intermediate welcomed our new Principal, Mrs Mariassouce  to our school with a powhiri. Reina and Ariana did the welcoming karanga  for our guests from Paerata school.


the welcoming korero from Mr O'Rourke

Mr Fisher tells our guests about the Tokoroa area
Paerata school perform waiata for us
our new Principal sings with her former pupils

We are sure you will enjoy working at Tokoroa Intermediate too Mrs Mariassouce.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Scary Narratives

In Term 3 Room 10 read and wrote scary narratives. Their writing had to include some horror elements, have an orientation, complication and resolution, and include some literary devices such as similes and onomatopoeia. Final proof reading was the responsibility of the authors. Here are some of the best ones:

The Witch The Hunt
 Everyone in Room 10 knows Zak doesn't really enjoy having to write,however with some help from our Teacher Aide Zak was able to get his ideas written down and published ...

. The Little's

Shontelle  put considerable effort into her illustrations:

Shontelles Scary Narrative