Friday, August 30, 2013

Greetings to all my fabulous teachers and learners

Hi everyone

I'm sorry I haven't been on for a wee while.  Missing you guys enormously - as big as the universe and beyond!!!

Please don't get grumpy with each other.  I know it's really hard at the moment but life's like that and we can either become part of the problem or part of the solution.  (You knew that was coming aye!)  We are an amazing team of teachers and learners and we are way stronger than this.

Remember, you have lots of authors on the blog now, but I will also go on here and post questions about the current inquiry if that will help :-)

I have one condition though - all of you need to contribute to the discussions I post - deal??  ;-)  The blog will be our way to keep in touch with and support each other.

I love the idea of the poetry competition - get that going too.  You are all very independent learners.  Come on guys, we can do this!  It's a cool way of me being able to keep in touch with you and your learning but, more importantly with you as my wonderful class of superkids!!

Missing you a lot and I will be back the minute I am able to - you know that.

Miss H :-)

Literature Circles

This is the question:

What inspires you/authors to write?


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ms Hughes for you

Yes I know I have all ready done a get well post but I just made this for Ms Hughes.
( hope you like it)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Get Well Soon Miss Hughes!!

I know there's already been 2 posts for you Miss Hughes (Rhiannon and Deighkotah), but I'd like to say get well soon also!

It's been very up and down, muddly and confusing (for me, anyway) lately in Room 14.
But hey...

We all miss you lots!!



picture from:

(dont click the link at school because it's blocked and so is the picture)

Greetings and a big hug to all the fantastic teachers and learners in Room 14!

Hi everyone

Just wanted to pop in and say a big hello and send virtual hugs to all of you.
Thank you so much for the cards and I'm loving all the messages on here.
I am missing you soooooo much - home is very boring compared to teaching and learning with all of you.
Please don't worry because I will be absolutely fine.  I will try and come in to see you on Friday.

I hope you're continuing to put a huge effort into your learning - like you always do.  I will go on your individual blogs and add lots of comments so make sure you're keeping up with recording your learning on here.

Hugs and best wishes and I will see you soon.

Miss H :-)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dynamo Magician Impossible

I think this class needs some more magic so I thought I would put on same links.
(It will not work at school because it is for on demand)

3.Impossible !!!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Get well soon

We hope you GET WELL SOON Ms Hughes so we can have fun together   :)
From Room 14

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monica and her wonderful friends

These are Monica's friends.
This is what she has to say:  We should keep in contact so we don't lose our friendship.
And come to Korea and visit me.
Don't forget me please.
And that's it from me, hopefully I see you in Korea.

A big welcome to Monica.

Monica is an international student - she's from a country called Cheonan in Korea.  It's not a well known country in Korea but here's a little bit about her.

I have a mom, dad and younger brother.  My school in Korea is called: Branksome Hall Asia and it's an international school and it is placed at Je Ju island.  I have enjoyed New Zealand so far.  I have been here for two weeks and leave in the next two weeks on Saturday.  In New Zealand I stay with Logan my home stay Dad and home stay mum Michelle and younger home stay brother Lucas.  They welcomed me into their home.  Lucas is like a brother to me he always comes to my room and says "Let's play together".  I am going to miss him when I leave and can't wait to find out if I'm coming back.  And that's about me.
I  hope to see our class again. Let's keep in touch.

Monday, August 12, 2013

What's Your Number

Here's an interesting link that Mr Cowan sent all of the teachers today.  It tells you what the global population was at the time you were born.

You just need to add in the month you were born, the date and the year and it will calculate and tell you how many people were on this amazing planet at the time you were born.  Pretty cool!

Check it out at...

What's Your Number?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

More on the Sun Halo

You will love this!  Created by Rhiannon, Jade and Sahville.  Enjoy the learning and don't forget to leave a comment / feedback for the girls.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Reminder

Tomorrow you need to bring:
  • Something from another country
  • Something that is special in your family
  • Something that is made in another country
You don't have to bring one of each - these are just ideas.

Please remember and, if something is too special to bring  you can take a photo of it and bring that along.


Click on the link below and check a new aspect of the ePals Global Community.
It's called STUDENT CULTUREPEDIA and it's shaping up to be another awesome resource for us to share more about who we are, where we live and what makes us unique.

Jump on and learn about other people in our Global Community.  Add to the discussion and leave a comment on here to let us know what you think about this page on ePals.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

How Busy Is The Online World?

Take a look at this infographic!  This shows what is happening online in 60 SECONDS!!  I would love to read your reaction!!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Hi everyone

This term's inquiry is around Digital and Global Citizenship.

I have some questions for you to get you thinking:

1)  Who or what is a 'citizen'?
2)  Who is a Digital Citizen?
3)  Who is a Global Citizen?

Think about what these terms mean to you.  We will talk about this some more tomorrow and start to brainstorm all the vocabulary that might go along with these terms and ideas / concepts.