Tuesday, 31 July 2012


This week is Room 19's turn to host PassTheBlog2 

Each week, for a year, the blog is being passed to a new school / class throughout the world to showcase their work, thoughts, games etc.

Please take time to have a look at our posts and also the posts from other schools around the world.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Margaret Mahy

It was very sad to hear this morning that Margaret Mahy died. She wrote lots of great books that we all enjoyed reading.
Margaret Mahy was an amazing author.
Here are
 some of our favourite books.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Ancient Greece.

On Friday morning the children from Rooms 18, 19 and 20 experienced what life was like for children in Ancient Greece.
The children were split into 3 groups - 
Boys- who went to school.
Girls - who had to learn how to cook, sew and look after a house.
Slaves- boys and girls doing jobs for everyone.
Slaves cleaning

Boys at school...not a fun way to learn!

Girls happily learning how to sew

Slaves washing feet!!!!

Interesting comments came for the experience....not all positive about how the Greek children lived. Always good to find out about others.  Video comments from the children coming soon.


Week one for reading we read 
The Tunnel by Anthony Browne.
It is a story about a brother and sister who argue all the time. Their mother sends them out to play together and they discover a tunnel. The brother crawls through the tunnel ignoring his sister’s protests, and ends up in a magical forest. When her brother does not return, Rose follows him into the tunnel and finds him turned to stone.
This shows all the connections in the book.
Everytime we read the book and looked at the pictures we found more interesting things-
  • stereotyping
  • how the pictures showed feelings
  • not knowing the children's names till the very end
  • brother and sister relationships
  • making decisions......
What can you see in the picture? 

Friday, 20 July 2012


Room 19 were very busy this week. They had a challenge to sand down 8 old chairs and then paint them in bright colours. The results are fabulous...check out our chairs     for  around the jellybean table.

Good Bye Blog Buddies.

We have enjoyed blogging with you , it has been really fun.  We really like getting your comments and we liked being able to send you comments.
This was our first time quad blogging and we really want to do it again.
All your blogs were great, we liked looking at all the cool things you did, we thought some of them were so good that we did them as well.
We hope you all have a great holiday, while we are still working at school!!
If you are going to the Olympics have a great time, we might see you on TV.

We will miss chatting , but we will still be following your blogs.

Thank you
Room 19
Halswell School

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Friday, 13 July 2012

Term 3

Hope you have all had a great holiday. I am looking forward to hearing about all the interesting things you have done.
Last term we had discussions about how we could change our classroom around....well, I have spent the last few hours changing things around. It looks really good, I hope you like it.

A sneak peek....

But wait...there is more to see...................on Monday!!!!!!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Cheese reply

Today we got a letter from the cheese company. They are very sorry about the cheese and think there was possibly a hole in the bag. The company has been very nice and have sent us a voucher to spend....mmmm what will I buy ? ( it doesn't have to be cheese)

Hope you are all having a great holiday.

Sunday, 1 July 2012


Thursday was bread making day, the difference this time was we were able to add flavours to our bread, all was good until we opened the packet of grated cheese...... it stunk and there were big lumps of mold ( we are hoping its just mold).
We have written to the company about the cheese, but no reply yet.