Monday, 28 May 2012

Room 8's Positive Speech Idea's

We are going to start writing speeches. Here is our brainstorm of positive topics. We used Lucidcharts 
to create this brainstorm. Can you think of any more ideas

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Comparing Movies

We used to compare movies that entertained and movies that influenced. We used Manaiakalani Film Festival movies.

The Banana'a Group Play!

We were learning to use expression when we read.  We had to look at the punctuation to know how to change our voice to suit.  We hope you enjoy!

Mavis and Jayden

These are my class mates Jayden and Mavis.  They won artist awards!  I thought I would share their good news with you.  Room 8 kids rock!

Monday, 7 May 2012

Room 8's Movie Idea's

We are studying Movie Magic. We want to create movies that influence and inspires our audience. Here is a brainstorm we created using to record our big messages

Thursday, 3 May 2012

7 Elements of Film

Persuasive Writing

Are you a fan of the king of pop - Michael Jackson?  Then if you are, here’s the right movie for you. Watch Tamaki College students doing thriller. It’s really cool.

I believe you should watch this movie because you can watch and sing along at the same time.

The second reason you should watch this movie is because once you turn it on. It makes you want to groove to the beat.

The third reason is that it has parts that you’ll love like the part when they dance like Michael Jackson on the real thriller (oops spoiler alert!)

So if you would like to watch this movie of Tamaki College doing thriller just go to

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Term2 Learning Goals

These are my learning goals for Term 2.  


To get to the next level I need to:
  • Make an opinion about the setting, characters and purpose of the story
  • To feel for the characters and situations by using my ‘Making Connections’ strategy


To get to the next level I need to:
  • Use speech marks when my characters are talking
  • Use there/their/they’re in the right ways
  • End my stories as well as I started my stories!  (Follow my plan).


To get to the next level I need to:
  • Use the math symbols =, < and > correctly
  • Continue the order of the number pattern and write the rule