Tuesday, April 13, 2021

End of term 1 Reflection

Wow – it is hard to believe we are at the end of term 1 already. I cannot believe how fast this term has gone. 

This week for blogging I want you to do a reflection about your first term as year 8 and in Room 14. What have you enjoyed? What have you found different? How do you feel your learning is going? Have you done something different in Room 14 that you have really enjoyed? Are there things that you have found difficult?  What are you enjoying about your learning?  What is going well for you?  Has there been an activity this term you have enjoyed and why?

Please write a couple of paragraphs about this. Think about all the things we have done this term both school wide such as swimming sports and the triathlon, but also the things we do in our classroom.  Remember about leadership opportunities you may have had done too.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

100 Word Challenge - week 7

 This photo was taken in the gardens in Hamilton New Zealand. There are several different themed areas including Tudor, Maori, Egyptian.

This chap is very familiar to us here in the UK. I wonder what he is thinking!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Being kiwi to me

Being kiwi means to me:

- summers at the lake boating or hanging at the beach
- fish and chip Friday night dinners
- our national anthem sung in two languages - Te Reo and English
- laid back approach to life
- green paddocks and grass everywhere!

Monday, March 8, 2021

Week 6 Blogging task

 Let’s let the world know more about ourselves, now we have got our blogs up and going.  Remember what we have talked about being cyber safe . Creating lists can be really interesting – look at this one from Andy Griffiths about his dad.

I want you to create a list about yourself that has interesting facts about yourself. Look at how Andy has made his list interesting – his choice of phrasing and words. Try and write 10 things about yourself in this way, but if you can’t get 10, don’t worry. I also want you to add media to your post to make it visually interesting. Here is my list:

Ten things you should know about Miss Taylor

  1. Is absolutely terrified of birds - I hate when they fly at me or are in my house

2. HATES pumpkin but LOVE pumpkin soup!

3. Can juggle 3 balls.

4. Sucked my thumb until I was 11.

5. Got so sunburnt on my shoulders once that it blistered - Mum had to cut my tshirt off me.

6. Have played touch for Otago when I was in Year 7 and 8.

7. Grandma and I are the only girls in our family for 4 generations.

8. Love dogs even though I used to hate dogs so much - I wouldn’t even leave the house some days if I could see a day.

9. Has to go back inside everytime I leave my house to check the oven and the elements are turned off.


10. Hate watching TV or movies - I have to be in the mood and it has to be my choice of show or movie.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Writing for Tuesday 3rd November

 1. 100 Word Challenge - prompt posted below - post and comment on 2 others, please.  Even visit the Duntroon classes blog.

2. 15 minutes of practice on Typing Cat

100 Word Challenge

 Latest prompt

What is the story here?

Please remember to submit your blog post.

Monday, September 14, 2020

100 Word Challenge

 Latest prompt

As promised, here is your prompt:

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