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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Morris Dancing

We have been learning Morris Dancing from 4 fabulous teachers from http://aucklandmorris.org.nz/

Our teachers Ann, Ann and Eric and an awesome squeeze box player called Andy




Sunday, May 21, 2017

Riddle Me This!

Hi there I hope you are having fun here are some of are riddles please don't you google have fun

 1. When I was 4 my brother was half my age. Now I'm 18 how old is my brother?

2. I'm made for one but meant for two. I can be worn for many years but usually just a few. You won't need me unless you say I do. What am I?

3. When you immediately feel like sharing me but if you share me you won't have me anymore.

4. You can see me in the water but I never get wet what am I?

5. The more you take the more you leave behind what am I?

6. Feed me and I will live, but give me a drink and I will be die.

7. I'm long when in young but when in old I'm short what am I?

8. Stacys mum had 4 kids, the 1st kid was called April, the 2nd kid was called May and the 3rd was called June what was the 4th one called?

9. I'm colourful and I'm a flat surface what am I?

Friday, May 19, 2017

NZ fish

Here is some of the fish I catch over the bar with is the border between the open sea and the harbour.

The numbers representie the what each fish is.
1. This is a snapper they can grow up to 40 kg's.
2. This is a gurnard they are like vacuum cleaner they crawling along the sea foor.
3. This is a Kingfish they are like the king of the littler fish. They can put up a fight for a long time up to 30 mins.
4. this big fish is called a hapuku they can grow up to the size of the cub of a digger. They fight like dead weight.
5. this fish a swordfish they only live in the dark and come up to feed at night like bats. They can put up a fight for longer then 2 days.
6. this fish called a marlin they look like a swordfish but they do not live in the dark and they do not have a flat nose like the swordfish. there is a multiple types of marlins.    

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cyber Safety Game

Play this game in pairs [you will need headphones and headphone splitters]


What have you learned about cyber safety? Complete a brainstorm of everything you have learned in your inquiry book.

Play this game in pairs afterwards.


Add to your brainstorm any new learning

Now you can play this game with a buddy or on your own


Add more notes to your brainstorm of ideas

Taken from http://walkthetalkardmore.wikispaces.com/Inquiry 

How does Google Work?

How does Google work?
Read and find out......


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Term 1 activites:

Laingholm rocks:

After a beach clean up trip where we found some painted rocks we decided to make our own.
We designed our own Laingholm rocks. We struggled to find an easy way to label the back of the rocks but eventually found a successful way.
The rocks will be hidden in Laingholm School, in Warner Park walk or at Laingholm beach. Happy hunting!
We also joined the Laingholm Rocks page https://tinyurl.com/mmmxf8m
Check US out making them! http://tinyurl.com/khzdz4l


Coding using paint and blocks to spell our names and create a display for the fence of the secret garden


My Life In A Box

We created some presentations of our lives as part of the Amazing Me inquiry.
We made some amazing designs called 'Life in a Box' inspired by a video we saw on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/mos72uu

Check out our Lives in a Box:  http://tinyurl.com/khkz73q
Check out the images of our Lives in a Box and 1 life in a PowerPoint

The Revenge Of The Three Erics

The Revenge Of The Three Erics
By Isla

The Erics were like brothers, they did everything together.
Everybody hated them. They teased them and called them names.
But tonight was the night that the Erics got their REVENGE!!! Mwahahahaha! Mwahaha- cough , cough , splutter , splutter , cough. 

It was nearing midnight and there was no sign of the third Eric, Eric Bacon. The moonlight was shining down on the small school playground as the two brothers waited for the last brother to arrive. Their warm breath turning into fog. As the cold mist cleared a dark figure stepped out and slowly walked towards them and said....

" Hey guys sorry I'm late my mum was washing the dishes and my dad was watching the footy match on the couch tonight" said Eric Bacon.
"Okay but next time try to be quicker please!" said Eric Ovens
"Did you bring the super-glue?" asked Eric Fry
"Yep!" said Eric Bacon
"Okay lets go!" said Eric Ovens
They ran up to the school doors and Eric Fry took out a paper clip from the pocket of his grey anorak, he unfolded it and picked the heavy steel pad-lock off the front door and stepped in. 
Eric Bacon tripped over the door step and hit his shin. He started to cry. 
"Come on Fatso!" whined Butterfingers
"Shhhhhhh!" said Crabapple
"You're gonna get us caught!" whispered Butterfingers
Fatsos cry hushed to a whimper, as he stood up he finally stopped crying. 
"Come on! We need to keep moving!" said Crabapple

By the way, Fatso is Eric Bacon, Crabapple is Eric Ovens and Butterfingers is Eric Fry.  Lets carry on.....

They were half way up the towering stair case when they heard the familiar whistling of the school janitor. DUN DUN DUN!
"Shhhhh" whispered Fatso
Their bodies froze with fear as their little stubby fingers trembled and shivered. There was no where to hide and it would be the end if they got caught sneaking around school at this hour up to no good. The only thing they could do was run all the way down the stairs and hide in the lockers on the first floor. Now that I think of it I kind of feel bad for the janitor since there is no elevator and he has to heave that old trolley up and down the stairs rattling along.

They run down the stair case and hide in the lockers quietly. After a series of whistling and mopping the floor the janitor finally leaves. They peek out of the lockers and there was no sight of the janitor, the coast was clear. They ran back up the 29 flights of stairs and they finally reach the top!
"FINALLY!" shouted Crabapple 
"Shhhh! Keep your voice down!" whispered Butterfingers 
"Okay, get the glue out now" whispered Fatso
"But I thought you had it?!" said Crabapple
"I gave it to Butterfingers!" said Fatso
They both turned to glare at Butterfingers.
"Oh no guys! I must have left it in the lockers on the first floor!" said Butterfingers in a sorry voice
"I'll go get it!" said Crabapple
"No I will, you're too fat." said Fatso
So Fatso was huffing and puffing all the way down and back up. His lungs were getting very heavy now and his chest was inflating and deflating dramatically. 
"Okay guys I'm here now!" said Fatso
"I'll have some!" said Crabapple
Fatso poured the glue evenly into three small bowls. Each of them took one and they pulled all of the desk chairs out including Mrs. Jewls and poured a good serving of glue onto each chair seat except for theirs. Once they were finished they tucked each chair in under the desks and left. 

The next day............................
All of the pupils sat down in their seats and a loud squishing noise was made.
"What was that?" asked Alison
"I dunno?" said Paul 
 All of the Erics grinned. When the recess bell rang Mrs. Jewls told everyone that they were dismissed and that they could all go to lunch now. But when everyone went to stand up..... they couldn't! They were STUCK!
"Well what are you waiting for?" asked Mrs. Jewls
"We can't get up!" cried Rondi
"Help us!" cried Dana
But when Mrs. Jewls went to stand up, SHE couldn't either!
"Oh no!" said Mrs. Jewls
"I can't get up either!" cried Mrs Jewls
"But we can!" shouted all three Erics together.
All three Erics stood up and walked to the front of the class.
"No more Fatso!" shouted Eric Bacon
"No more Crabapples!" shouted Eric Ovens
"No more Butterfingers!" shouted Eric Fry
" Now, good luck trying to stand up!" shouted all Erics together as the disappeared for recess.
                                        The End


the three Erics (REVENGE)

                   The three Erics (REVENGE)

Eric Fry, Eric Bacon and Eric Ovens these people are bullied so much everyone called them names for example, Eric Fry is Butterfingers, Eric Bacon is Fatso and Eris Ovens is Crabapple. I have NO idea how these names occurred but anyway lets get to the story...

Well everything was going to change. It was a rainy day and the three Erics decided to lock everyone out, but when they locked them out they locked them out of the very enormous school and plummeted down 30 storeys because for some reason a big hole appeared from Deedee jumping 10 stairs at a time. So you know they were gone yay the Erics were free!

But what they didn't know was that Louis the yard teacher was still alive and he saw what happened so he decided to walk up the 30 storeys to find the three Erics. Eventually he found them and got really angry, but since it's a sideways school in 5 minutes they would of forgotten what happened so they FORGOT-wow.

After everyone got out of hospital they wanted revenge. But as you know this is a revenge story about the three Erics; Eric Fry, Eric Bacon and Eric Ovens, so I will maybe do another revenge story about the other kids in Mrs Jewls class....
The End
by Hanah

Revenge of the Three Erics!


This is a story about three students all named Eric.
Eric Fry, Eric Bacon and Eric Ovens.
Eric Bacon is a kind skinny boy but because his name is Eric, everybody thinks he is fat and mean so his nickname is Fatso.
Eric Fry is very athletic with lots of muscle which makes him look fat. 

One day, Eric Fry was playing cricket when he accidentally dropped a ball so of course everyone calls him Butterfingers.
Eric Ovens is the nicest student in Mrs Jewls class but his name is Eric so everyone thinks he is mean so his nickname is Crabapple.

The three Eric's were sick of being called names and teased so the next day......
Dameon's nickname was meaneon.
Deedee's nickname was Weedy.
Bebe's nickname was seedy and Allison's nickname was Miss Wonderland (from Alice in wonderland).
But when the next day rolled around, every human in Wayside School had a nickname except the three Eric's (who were finally being called by their names).
Next week, Mrs Museum Exhibition (Mrs Jewls) was so mad at the three Eric's, in one go she wrote, ticked and circled the three Erics name so that day, the three Eric's went home with Mr Odd (Todd) on the Kindergarten bus.

By Harry

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Erics revenge by Mischa

      THE ERICS REVENGE                            

  It was a cold day and the Erics thought they must get revenge on everyone in room 30 because every one was calling them names. 
First they put a bucket filled of sticky slime on the top of the door. So when the students opened the door slime will fall all over them. 
Then they put ants in all the students desks. They put Sammy [the rat] on Mrs Jewls desk. The bell rang all the students and Mrs Jewls came in to the classroom.The bucket of slime fell on everyone, all the students and Mrs Jewls were completely covered. Mrs Jewls said to wash off.... everyone came back and cleaned up but the Erics didn't clean up. 
Mrs Jewls sat down at her desk and screamed "aaaaaa" 
"Whats wrong Mrs Jewls?" said Bebe 
"There's a rat on my desk!" said Mrs Jewls 
"Maybe its Sammy?" said Dameon 
"Or maybe it's Sammys mum!" said Todd 
"No no no" said Mrs Jewls "its just a dead rat. Kathy come and put it in the bin" said Mrs Jewls "But I hate rats!" said Kathy
"I don't care" said Mrs Jewls "just put the dumb rat in the bin"
"Fine" said Kathy "but don't expect me to pick up a dead rat again"
"You can have a tootsie roll after" said Mrs Jewls
"I hate tootsie roll's" said Kathy.
"Kathy put the dead rat in the bin and sit down". Mrs Jewls asked the children to take out their writing books all of the ants started to crawl out of the children's desks the ants started to crawl all over the children "aaaaaaaaaa" all the children screamed. 
Eric Fatso laughed. 
Finally the Erics got their revenge                                                     by Mischa 



 In Miss Jewls class the three Erics were about to take revenge on people or the school Eric Fry was playing a game. He said "hey you this spot over here is great''
'' Ummmmm ok butterfingers'' said Alison
 ''Get on with it butterfingers '' said Louis.                                                                                               ''Ok ok chill'' said Eric Fry.                                                                                                            
  Eric threw it over Alisons head. '' Maybe I'm not butterfingers'' said Eric Fry.                
''Butter head is Alison and Eric umm...''said Louis.                                      
 Eric said ''Awesome thrower''                                                                                                
Then Eric threw a paintball at Alisons head Eric laughed ''revenge''.
Back in class Eric Ovens told Miss Jewls that Alison got hit in the face by a paint ball Miss Jewls said ''How nice Eric Ovens''.
''Now everyone say to Eric Ovens the nicest kid ever '' said Miss Jewls.
'' Maybe '' said Alison.
''No way'' said Todd.
''Now and forever'' said Miss Jewls.
At lunch Alisons ball went through the blind and almost went in the bin, then Eric Bacon slid through the blind and got it he said ''mine now nuthead''.
''Please'' said Alison.
''But no more Fatso''said Eric Bacon.
that was the Erics REVENGE


Floor 19 by Emma

Floor 19 by Emma
"Ooh a note thank-you person from floor 30 " said Miss Zarves in an excited voice
"Hmm Miss Jewls doesn't  want to have lunch" said Tom
"Ok Tom take this note to Miss Jewls" said Miss Zarves in a surprised voice.
"Ok" said Tom so he walked up the 30 flights of stairs. Then when he finally made it to the 30 story
he gave the note to Miss Jewls when he left everyone in there started partying because Miss Jewls thought Miss Zarves was annoying.  Then Tom went back to class he told Miss Zarves what had happened then Miss Zarves screamed angrily "MISS JEWLS I HATE WHAT SHE DID"
The end. Nah I'm kidding in the end Miss Jewls and Miss Zarves became friends again.
The next day Miss Jewls asked if Miss Zarves wanted to come to lunch and Miss Zarves said "yes" and that was the real end.

Wayside School by Ben Carr

Wayside School

By Ben Carr
Chapter 1000

Mrs Gorf walks in to the room ''AHHH a horrible class'' says Mrs Gorf.
Jay broke into tears ''Oh god not her again''
Mrs Gorf wiggles her left ear then her right ear, sticks out  her long snaky tongue.
''APPLE WITCH!!'' Mrs Gorf Shouts.
''Oh no Jay! What did you do to him?'' said Calvin with his orange, pink, yellow coloured afro hair. Jay flies through the roof on his broom stick.
''MWAHAHAHA!'' screeches Jay
''Ummmmmm What just happened?'' whispers the class.
''Okay class let's get back to work''  Mrs Gorf says calmy.
''Ummm quiet'' screamed Mrs Gorf . [by the way ummmmmm is the word of the day]

''Louis Louis Louis!''  screamed Mrs Gorf

Louis ''eh?''
Todd ''ummm Mrs mean Gorf I think he might be deaf?''
''Don't let me do it'' said Mrs Gorf 
''Do what'' said Todd
''She wiggled her left ear then her right, TREE!''
Suddenly Louis had disappeared and a tree was in his place!
'' Ummmm? Mrs Gorf there's a tree in the class'' scaredy cat said Bebe gun 
Todd bursts out laughing ''hahahahahaha''
''Shhhhhhhhhh'' said Mrs Gorf                                                                                                                Todd blew out in laughter ''hahahahahah there's a tree in the class!"
''TODD you're going home on the kindergarten bus no excuses!! 
Todd ''bye''

By Ben Carr



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wayside school the revenge of the Eric's!

The revenge of the Eric's!

The three Eric's known as Eric Fatso, Eric Butterfingers and Eric Crab-apples they where tired of people calling them by their nicknames, they thought of a little payback, so they tied some string to all the chairs in the whole school and then Eric Butterfingers leaned back on his chair and all the chairs school dragged to one side of the building and the school tipped over.
Then the three Eric's bought 30 million bowling balls and one dispenser, they put the dispenser on the ground and activated it and 30 million bowling balls flew out to the 30th story while the class was on a field trip but when they came back the 30th story was...
After that the three Eric's poured oil on the stairs and anyone who walked/ran will slide down to the bottom.

by Jack

The Revenge of the Erics

The Revenge of the Erics

Once there were three Erics that were always bullied by others. One was called Eric Bacon another was called Eric Fry and the last one was called Eric Oven. 
One day Eric Fry missed a ball that was two km away from where he was so they started calling him Butterfingers. Eric Bacon was the skinniest boy in the class but because his brothers weren't they called him fatso. Eric Ovens was the nicest boy in the class but because he was an Eric they called him Crabapple. 
The three Erics were sick of it so they made a plan to get revenge.
The next day the Erics came to school early they ran to the toilets and opened up their bag and took out 600 jars of  hot tar. They opened up one jar and spread the tar on the seat of the toilet. They opened another and put that on the seat of the another toilet soon all of the toilets in the school had tar on them. 
Five days later one of the bullies sat on the toilet he screamed it was so hot and when he tried to get off the toilet just wobbled  and pulled him back. Soon all the bullies in the school were stuck
 and screaming for help! The three Erics said "we will let you out if you stop bulleying us" 
"Yes, yes" said the bullies "just let us out"
So the three Erics let them out and they never heard from them again.

by Xander 

My fist day at Wayside School  By  Hudson Haswell

"Hi i'm Hudson the new guy"said Hudson
"Hi Hudson i'm Todd" said Todd
"Hi Todd" said Hudson
"Hi i'm Beebee" said Beebee
"Hi Beebee" said Hudson
"So we are on the 9 floor out of 30 floor's" said Hudson 
"Yes" said Beebee
"Hi Hudson i'm Mrs Jewl's" said Mrs Jewl's
"Hi mrs Jewl's" said Hudson
"You are good you can go on the PS4 if you wont to"said mrs Jewl's
"ok Mrs Jewl's" said Hudson
2 Hour's later on PS4 playing Lego Star Wars
"Yes! yes! yes! yes! yes! no! no! no! no! no! yes!BOOM!!!! yes ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha h ah ha ha ha" said Hudson on the PS4
"Nice Hudson" said the class and mrs Jewl's
"You can go home if you wont to Hudson" said mrs Jewl's
"ok Mrs Jewl's i'll go home " said Hudson
at Hudson's home
"NO!!!! I was robbed NO!!!!" said Hudson
"Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha we robbed Hudson yes" said the Robber's
"well at lest the robber's took the paper one's It's all safe yay" said Hudson
"NO!!!! that's paper NO!!!!" said the robber's
now at Hudson's home on Lego Star Wars
"Pow pow pow pow yes" said Hudson on the PS4.

Wayside school

The revenge of the Eric's   

It all starts in Eric Ovens garage.
"So whats the plan"said Eric Bacon
"We are going to draw on Jason's face while he sleeps" said Eric Ovens
"Yes tonight" 
"But first we wait until he falls asleep"
1 hour later.....
"I am still stuck" said Eric Ovens
"Eric Ovens was stuck in Jason's widow sill" 
"You're to fat let me go first" said Eric Bacon
"I have to go in I can't get out" said Eric with a non happy voice
"Fine carry on said Eric Bacon
as Eric Bacon, Eric Ovens and Eric Fry crawl across the floor Eric Fry let one loose. 
"Butterfingers" shouted Eric Bacon
"How could you call me that only Jason calls me Butterfingers" cried Eric Fry
"Can you guys just focus also I'm drawing on his face." Said Eric Ovens 
"NO I AM!." Yelled Eric Fry
Eric Fry let go of the marker pen the fat Eric Ovens went flying across the room all Jason and Eric Fry saw was a big pile of flab. The next day at school Jason was crying the three Eric's ask Jason whats wrong well last night when you  landed on my face that's why I have a black eye you imbecile but man you can fart I now dubbed your new name to be the fart man and the other Eric's shall be called the gas guys. Can you guess what happens next?-katie