That's right. iPad + Temple Run Brave + Apple TV really does equal fitness! Not sure how? Have no idea what we are talking about? Think we are crazy? Well check out the video below. It may just catch on!
Flight of the Conchords recently wrote a song to help raise money for Cure Kids. All the lyrics were taken from what a group of 5 - 8 year old children told them in a series of very funny interviews. If you have not seen it yet, watch it! If you have seen it already... watch it again!
Today we met our pen pals!
Room 7 have been matched up with another Room 7 at Paroa School on the West Coast of New Zealand. Their teacher, Mr Sinton-White used to be Mr Walker's student teacher 5 years ago. Recently we decided to get our classes writing to each other.
Today, at 10:45 we met each other for the first time via Skype. It was brilliant as we got to wave and see the buddy who we are going to write to. Room 7 at Paroa School are going to write first. We can't wait to get their letters so we can write back!
Below is a picture of Mr Sinton-White's class. If you click on it you will be taken to their blog. Check it out and maybe you could even leave a comment!
My Puppy Punched me in the Eye
By Ken Nesbitt
My puppy punched me in the eye.
My rabbit whacked my ear.
My ferret gave a frightful cry
and roundhouse kicked my rear.
My lizard flipped me upside down.
My kitten kicked my head.
My hamster slammed me to the ground
and left me nearly dead.
So my advice? Avoid regrets;
no matter what you do,
don't ever let your family pets
take lessons in kung fu.
Today was the Russley Olympics. It was a fantastic afternoon full of competitive fun for everyone.
During the closing ceremony we were all surprised by a secret visit by Marc Ryan, who won bronze at the London Olympics with the NZ Track Cycling Team. He answered some questions and then presented the medals to the winning teams.
As everyone left, Room 7 managed to sneak in for a whole class photo with him. This was very exciting for us all as not only could we shake his hand but we could actually hold his bronze medal...an actual real medal from the London Olympics (and it was really heavy!) Room 7 was ecstatic and most of the class went home claiming they will never wash the hand they touched Marc/the medal with again! Here's hoping they do!
Today was sadly our last time swimming at Kings Pool for the year! Our last session involved us learning about water safety in a real life context. We talked particularly about boat safety and the importance of life jackets. As part of it we got to exit backwards out of a boat. It was a lot of fun!
The photos below show the day's action. Quite a few are blurry due to the speed of which things happened (like falling/being tipped out of a boat!)
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Theresa: Hey everyone! I love this page! This is such a great idea, looks like you guys have a lot of fun! Will definitely be checking to see what you guys are up to, looks so exciting! Have a great day :)
Adele : Well Room 7 I am super impressed with your class blog and all the neat activities you have been doing! I am overwhelmed that you have THIRTY NINE guidelines! But not suprised because I used to know Mr Walker and he never did things by halves! Keep up the great work! From another teacher at another CHCH
school. (Paparoa St).
Leilani: Dear Room 7, I am very impressed with your class website. I was particularly interested in your class rules--you must all be amazing, shining examples of "Kiwi" students. I will be very proud to show my Bahraini students your website when they come back to school. All the very best with your studies Room 7!
Danielle: WOW!!!! What a fabulous room of people Room 7 is!!!!! You all look so smiley and happy...
Briar: Hi Room 7 I just wanted to let you know that I think your website is fantastic! You look like you are having so much fun with your learning, so keep up the great work and be good for your teacher!
Barbara: Great website, the kids look like they are having a great time. Well done.
Harrisen: This website is amazing! Keep up the great work :)
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