Welcome to Room 16's musings, learning and sharing environment - we hope you enjoy looking at our work and will share your thoughts and comments with us too!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson.... PASSED AWAY!!



Today on the 26th of June, some of the worlds worst news.... Michael Jackson has passed away after a shocking heart attack in L.A......... Michael's brother, Randy Jackson, said that Michael had collapsed in his room Thursday morning, Michael was then transferred to UCLA Medical Centre. Fire Captain. Steve Ruda told CNN a 911 call came in from a west Los Angeles residence. At the Medical Centre security guards blocked off all entrances from the emergency room no one was aloud in it not even the staff, some people in the waiting room even started crying after seeing Michael in the stretcher, he got his own room for himself. Michael is one of the seven children of his brothers and sisters his family is one of the first families to make music.

We wanted to write this blog post because we are a huge fans of Michael Jackson because he wrote big hit songs and one of his most favourite sounds 'OW' and we are feeling very upset :( We are some of his youngest fans we've always loved him but now he is in another place a better place no paparazzi and no crowds. He wrote big hit songs and one of his most favourite sounds 'OW'
Watch this news event that we are sticking on here..
Michael was 'The King of Kings', Pop of Pop and Icons of all Icons
!!!WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL!!!

R.I.P
Michael Jackson
1958-2009
Died at 50 Years old....


W.B Ezrah and Gene

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Spend 35,000,000 in one day!

Hi our names are JD and Jordan yesterday our room and room 22 tried to spend 35 million dollars in one day. We had to go on to the internet and find things but all so we used keynote so we could put the thing that we found on the internet and put down how much the item cost and how much it took away from the 35 million.
things we learnt while we where doing this:
You can't spend 35 million dollars in one day, don't spend money on things if you won't use them, we learned how to spend money on the things you will need, buy the things you really would like. Some people learnt how to text and call people; like Alyssa learnt how to do a costumer service survey and Ezrah rang one of the Hummer company to see how much a hummer was.
We learnt how to take away a large amount of money away from a lot of money, those are the main things we learnt.

Did you like them?
We voted for the one that we thought had everything and was great there was 3 way tie they all had 8 points but nobody got 10 because we all had to vote for a number in between 1 and 10 when we looked at everybody's one. But what we did to vote is we would look at everybody's movie and then we would yell out what we thought of the movie. But the 3 that won the competition got a reward, there reward (that they chose) was to sit on a chair when the rest of the class sat on the mat. We also when to room 22 to and our teacher said you shouldn't get stuff off of trade me because they're all second hand because you have 35 million why buy 2nd hand.

JD and Jordan
look at our photopeach and we used Thriller for our song in remembermence of Micheal Jackson.

Spend 35 Million on PhotoPeach


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Henderson Fire!!OH!NO!!


On Sunday the 21th of June there was a fire in Henderson it was a Boat shed that was on Fire, what I heard was that someone lit a match by a diesel oil tank it exploded the shed went on fire heaps and heaps of things collapsed all you could hear was KABOOM! VOOM! BOOM! BOOM! at the start of the fire it rose almost 30 metres in the air when I (Ezrah) was in church when we first saw black smoke in the air we raced out and was looking at it from the field or hill of Western Heights and then quickly phoned the firemen then we heard WEE OH! WEE OH! the Fireman came racing down the road then we saw a big crane with a big hose and sprayed water all over the shed after about 7 o'clock the road got shut down cause of the fire heaps of people were trying to go and see the fire but the Firemen were blocking off the road the workers were all asking what had happened but the firemen said "Sorry classified information police will come sorry bye" then I think it might come on the news sometime soon. That is it the story of the fire in Henderson.

Made by Ezrah and the helper JD

BP Challange


On Wednesday the 17th of June Summerland went to BP challange to compete with other primary schools. The BP challange is was at the Trust Stadum. There were 3 groups the fisrt one was summerland 1 the second one was summerland2 and the third one was summerland 3 and we all had 4 people in a group. What we did was we got 2 people from every year 5 and 6 class and on the Wednesday the 17th of July we competed we new what 1 activity was because that is what we practiced it.That activity was a construction to hold a marble 5 center meters or under 5 center meters above the ground the eqipment we used was 1 meter of tape 2 meters of string and 30 straws that is all we had to make a constraction to hold a marble it's harder than it sounds realy. After that challange we done we done the mysterious challange in that challange we got 10 meters of tape 1 meter of string and a hole news paper.We had to make stilts longer than 12cm what summerland 1 made balls of news paper and taped it to one of our team mates shoe and we had to had to run throuregh a course.  The Best Team Overall went to Green Bay. But Summerland did not win anything but it is not about winning it's about having fun and that is what we did.  

By Kaitlyn and Melissa :) Your Gonna Love it (witch means try it then you would love it)

The Crimson Room experience

Lots of people like this game, it's called The Crimson Room. We had to solve a mystery but it was a hard game. Now we tell you how to play The Crimson Room. First you have to find clues and you put some of the clues together. You got stunk in a room you had to get out a live. The game is like real live. We go on it because we are learning about crimes. We love that website so much. The hard one was the secoed one it was very hard. We are happy with our teacher for finding the website, it's fun. I think it is one of the best games I have played. hi people who are reading you sould try this wedsite. www.fusco-cso.com try it it's fantastic! The Crimson Room is a good learning game for 8+. I think all the schools in the world should try this game. We learn to solve crimes to get out of a room went it is lock. In it you have to find keys and rings and other suff to get out of the room live.We will tell you more when we play the next game. Do you like the game?

Mikayla and Crystal

Catch A Thief Digital Learning Tool

Hi our names are JD and Bailey and on the 23 of June my class and I went on a website, the website was a mystery website were we had to solve the mystery of who stole the painting from the museum!. We had to do is look at the security footage, listen to some witnesses and go to the lab and see all the evidence. This is what some people thought of it: I thought it was fun because it was a very different game that I haven't played before and it felt like a real crime scene. By Melissa
It was an exciting game to play it was a hard game. By Jaizel
It was exiting because after you finish you get to go on the computer and it was really fun. By Fazeel
I found it very interesting how they made this easy and fun and the same time so that we wouldn't get bored and it was really easy finding out who it was because it was obvious for me. By Lynette
I thought that it was really fun. because i like mystery's. by Daniel
I found it very fun, next time I think they should make it harder.It was fun going and seeing the security footage because it looked really cool. By JD
I thought it was cool because we got to see in the security camera and I hope I do it again.By Bailey

Catch The Thief! on PhotoPeach




Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Stu Duvals stupendous story!

Stu Duval is a famous cartoonist and an author! He came to our school and talked to us about drawing and how it's fun, Stu Duvals drawings are so amazing! He asked one of us “Choose a number out of 1-1 million.” Then he choose one person and they said “6 million!” He sm
iled and said “Oh 6 million wow.” He wrote on the huge whiteboard 6,000,00. After that he drew a face using the numbers as things on the face. He then showed how to make a face out of S, you draw a S and two dots and a prickle and a line. He showed us his books that we wrote and there was about 10! They were big chapter books and he showed his latest book named “The lake of the dead!” We were very interested. He asked us if we knew the story about Anzac day and that horse with the farm at Piha. After that he told us that story and it was very sad, it took place in italy where they had war. He drew a picture of the setting of the Piha. The story was called “Galloping to Gallipoli.” He did lots of funny actions that made us laugh so much! Then Stu finished the story & shook hands with everybody then we took photos!
By Alyssa and Lynette


Writing With Stu Duval


On the 12 of June JD,  Sapwe and Ezrah went to the library to do some writing with Stu Duval. Stu Duval is a book writer, story teller and drawer, he has amazing stories. But back at the library everybody that had got chosen to go to the library was settled down and then Stu came and then we started. First he told us about his stories then he asked use all these questions like what's your favourite colour? and close your eyes and open them again, what's the first thing you see?. So everybody write down their answers, then he said that if he gets stuck on names he just goes to a big list of words and makes a name. So he asked use what name do you get if you put answer 1 and 6 together, and JDs was Shoemud, Ezrahs was Thumbpoo and Sapwes was Carpetspew. Then Stu helped all of use make a funny story he said to make it easy we will play the game 'Luckily And Unluckily'. So he pointed at JD and said "a name" and JD couldn't think of a name so he just used his own, then the story started, Stu was telling it. So he started "it was a sunny morning and JD woke up and looked at his watch and said "holy smokes I'm going to be late!" so he went down stairs to get his favourite cereal when unluckily there was a crockcroach in his cereal but luckily his dad came in and squashed it and pulled out another and said"I always keep a spare box" but unluckily a dragon flu in and took the box out of his hand but luckily JDs cat scratched the dragon's tale the dragon let the cereal go it was swopping down when he was just about to catch it when unluckily a bird came and grabbed it but luckily a huge flying fire breathing mouse came and blew fire all over it and the bird was burning but unluckily the bird ate the little mouse but luckily the mouse burnt its stomach but unluckily the dragon ate them then luckily the dragon pooped it out but unluckily a flying dung beetle came and held it for his flying family of dung bettle's so JD just went on walking along to school he hopped on the bus and got to school and Mr Janta's the school principal came out and said why are you so dirty he said a crochcroach was in my breakfast a dragon came flu down and toke it the dragon dropped it i was inches away from getting it a stupid bird came down and toke it a flying fire mouse came and blew fire all over the bird grabbed the cereal the bird ate the mouse the mouse burnt its stomach the dragon ate the bird and the mouse the dragon came and pooped it out but then a flying Dung bettle came and toke it for his family "AND I AM NOT GOING TO HAVE BREAKFAST"when luckily the dung bettle dropped the cereal right on Mr Janta's head and had a hole heap of POO all over his head. And then after the story we left back to class.

Made and Edited By Ezrah illustrated By JD and Published By Sapwe

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Character Book Parade

On the 11 of June 2009 at Summerland primary we had a character book day it was awesome there were heaps of children dressed up as spider-man, pirates, little red riding hod and lots more. At the end of the parade the best dressed up people got a certificate their where different kinds of certificates like best dress up overall, weirdest and wackiest and a few more. The best 4 teachers with the best costumes went up on stage and they were Miss Bucannon, Miss Stangwood, Miss Matia and Miss Brown But their is 4 of them and only two certificates and the most look alike went to Miss Matia and a best teacher overall went to Miss Bucannon. The whole school went to the parade in the first block before morning tea half of the school got changed back in uniform but the other half when to bear park the kindergarden next door to the school and we done another parade their some of the little kids got scared and I saw a little girl cry heaps.

By: Melissa & Bailey

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Talking to Mr. Cunliffe by video conference




On Monday the 8th of June 2009 We talked to Mr Cunliffe on skype in the afternoon.We did this so we could ask him questions about Melbourne. We asked him questions like What does he do in his spare time? Why did you move to Melbourne? and What creaters are their in the Melbourne Waters? For the first question He said he does reading and teaching for the second question Mr Cunliffe said he was ready for a change.For the third question He replied with a story.He told us that thay had big ants and one of them bit him. Mr Cunliffe he showed us his house, street and his robots.Mr Cunilffe said that the temperature was 4 degrees in Melbourne.I think that it was good for my education because I learnt alot about Melbourne and now I know what it might be like to be in Melbourne.

By Kaitlyn and Dariha

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wallwisher Forensic Brainstorm

Room 4 used a new app we discovered via Manaiakalani - thanks guys.
It is a new web 2.0 app using the idea of post it notes. It's called Wallwisher.
We all logged onto the same wall and collated our ideas from the Forensic day with Constable Stace. We also noted the questions we still have.
Check out our wall

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mystery Day with Constable Stace!

On Thursday the 4th of June Constable Stace came to our class to teach us how to fingerprint. We got to solve a mystery as well it was really fun for me and my classmates. all of us got a couple of our own fingerprints. After morning tea we started our own mystery most of us loved doing the mystery and other people didn't like doing it because it was tiring. I liked doing it because it was cool doing a mystery "Man in the ditch". For the man in the ditch mystery we got to look at someones wallet is name was Mark Pullen he was suspeacted to be the man in the ditch we had a look in the mans wallet it had loads of things in it there was a few messages and there was a ID and a picture of a girl. All of the class liked the mystery and I did to. The class was so sad because they thought they had cracked the code but they did not they did all that work for nothing thats what happends every day to the police staion and this is only easy work for them they do harder work then us. The finger printing was so fun we were looking at finger prints on a cup of coffee some one touched it we found out who touched it and who drank it it was Constable Stace ! my friends thought that they knew who was in the ditch but they had another thing coming it is someone you will not expect. It is very tricky to investigate the man in the ditch but at the end it pay off to Know who the man in the ditch was.
By Zee and JD
Fingerprinting Day on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The New Zealand basket ball team


At Summerland primary we had two basket ball champions Sam and Rob from the New Zealand basket ball team to show some tricks about Basketball. We had competitions who can do the best basket ball tricks and some people got prizes like addidas hats and they got sweat bands and drink bottle And they did some slam dunks. Rob is 2m tall and 11 cm tall and his feet is size 16. Sam is 2m tall and his feet size is 16 .


BY MICHAEL & DANIEL

WOW,Martha's Vineyard!


This morning we were talking to Martha's Vineyard all the way in America. They were 6 to 8 year olds, we had to be in class by 8:00 AM SHARP, They finished at 2:30 in the afternoon and only just got us at 4 O'clock, I know 2 hours aye, They asked us lots of questions like what is your favorite team you always go for in your favorite sport and we said Rugby the All Blacks, League the Warriors, for Netball the Silver Ferns, Magic and Mystics. Those are our New zealand teams we asked them that question they said for Baseball their favorite team tttthhhheeee Red Socks! Their favourite foods over there are MMMMMMMMMMM PPPPiiiizzzzzzzzaaaa.
We sent a little Kiwi named Kip the Kiwi he is going all around the world and will eventually reach them and then will keep going around the world untill it reaches us. They had funny American voices, we had great fun talking to them, they loved fishing and they only have 2 terms of school. They finish school 30 minutes before us because they finish at 2:30 when we finish at 3:00 O'clock. They sometimes get yummy,delicious Pizza for Lunch and Morning Tea from the Cafeteria, they stayed at school for almost 2 hours just for us and cant wait for kip the Kiwi to reach them. They really loved the look of our Playground its got heaps of different things on it like Monkey bars, Flying Fox and heaps of Slides. I think talking to them was really cool and meeting them even though we couldn't see them it was okay, Maybe if we could see them it would be even better, good job they could see us!

By Ezrah