Monday, 30 March 2015

A day in Room 3



A day in room 3 usually starts with us slowly making our way into the class clutching our chromebook in our arms ready to start the day and then the music goes so we all need to get to class, expecting a busy and productive day

Our morning block line up is logging into mathletics and doing live mathletics to increase our basic facts knowledge and speed until we get called to the mat to do the roll and share about how we feel and why we feel that way. Then we carry on with our maths program that currently is statistics and while we do this we are allowed to eat some brain food.


At 10.30am we get into our sports gear and go out for our fitness program.


At 11.00am we have morning tea until 11.30 so it is a great way to burn some energy and eat some of our packed lunch.


In the middle block we normally do either writing or reading tasks but sometimes do Enquiry. This is when we generally do our independent tasks that our class is currently working on.


From 1.00pm to 1.40pm we have our lunch break.  Lunch is the time when we get to catch up with friends and have a nice break from class.


The last block always changes, but on Friday’s we have Celebration, and Tuesdays we have Kereru team sports. At 3.00pm we get to rush to the school gates and go home.

Life in Room 3 is an amazing experience and I’m glad I get to experience it everyday.  I really enjoy the opportunities that we get in our class because we have the best teacher. In room 3 we are expected to push ourselves and give 100% which shows in our mostly high and always improving results.

A day in Room 3

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A day in Room 3

Our day usually starts when we come inside the classroom at 9.00 or once we hear the music (bell) and we start to prepare for our day by putting down our chairs, taking out any forms that need to be handed in and getting our stationary ready for a new day of endless torture (just kidding I meant fun).

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We then take out our chrome books or for students that do own a chrome book they turn on a class computer or school chrome book and log onto Mathletics which is a maths program that helps improve our numeracy skills. During this time we are called to the mat for the roll and sharing where Mr Fourie, our teacher calls out the roll and we sit in a circle and share how we are feeling and why we are feeling that way.

Lately we have been working on our statistical inquiry which is a Google slide document that we use to display data that we have gathered from our survey question. So because of that we have been doing tasks in booklets to help us prepare for presenting our information. At 10.30 we change into our sports uniforms and grab our drink bottles before heading outside onto the field to do 1-2 laps, stretching and for our daily fitness routine.

In our fitness we have 3 groups, group A (best), group B (medium) and group C (bad) and on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays we have health which is when Mrs Bailey informs us on how our body works and what type of things we need to be doing for them to keep functioning.
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At 11.00 we head off to have morning tea and to play before we go back inside the classroom at 11.25 for our middle block where we either study on our estuary enquiry, work on an SRA card, do reading work- book reports and reading logs or have our language session where we are learning German or for the Year 7’s Spanish. But on Mondays we go to the library at 12.30 to issue books and to read.

After we have lunch at 1.00 we come back inside at 1.40 and read for 10-15 minutes before we finish off any activities we still need to complete or finish any work Mr Fourie has set for us. Although on Tuesdays we have Team sports which is when the Kereru team (Rooms 2, 3 and 4) play particular activities, recently we have been playing a Maori game called Ki o Rahi.

Life in Room 3 is generally enjoyable and I enjoy the learning environment we are in even though sometimes I become very agitated when my peers are misbehaving and the class has to write down the class matrix during morning tea or lunch.

Mr Fourie (This was the only photo I could find on the internet)

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But it also comes down to the fact that in Room 3 we have a very high level of expectation from Mr Fourie to give our best efforts and push ourselves to the maximum. Overall I guess in some ways we are like a family in Room 3 as we might not always get along but we put up with each other anyway because we have to and all the students have distinctive qualities and the fact that we act so comfortable around each other is what makes Room 3 different and unique from any other class in the school.

Life in room 3 - Brooke :)

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A day in room 3 would show you how hard we work, how awesome we are, and how busy we are. with all the woke Mr Fourie sets us, we really have no time spare. We get taught to use or time well, and always do good because good is good to do! Mr Fourie always expects any year 7 & 8 class to have their work up to date and to always be on task.


Image result for mathleticsSo obviously we start with the morning block. to calm down and to get ready for maths, We do 15 minutes of live mathletics. Once Mr Fourie is ready he calls us down to the mat for our roll to be called and then we have to share something after, and when I say you Have to, you really do! After we have all share we go to our maths desks and start maths. We do maths for about one hour and a half and then comes fitness! 30 minutes of fitness and then we go out for our delicious morning tea.


Once we have come back from morning tea we start of with 15 minutes of reading to calm ourselves down and to get ready for learning. In the middle block we always mix things up a bit. we either do Writing which is on our Google drive, Reading which consist of SRA’s and our prior knowledge tasks, and inquiry. We are learning about our estuary.On Tuesdays and Thursdays we do inquiry for the middle block, On Mondays 12:30 we go to the library until lunch, and other days we do want ever. Then we go out for lunch.
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At lunch time we sometimes have training on or trials. I’m always busy with them. Otherwise I am hanging out with my friends at the ghurka, or either just talking. We always have a big laugh! Once we have came back from our lunch time we start of with 15 minutes of reading to calm ourselves down and to get in to  learning again. On Tuesdays we have Kereru team sports. On other days we just finish off work and then sometimes have P.E or game.


Image result for google driveI reckon being in room 3 is great! Room 3 is the best class in the whole school! Using the Chromebooks or I should say, having my own Chromebook is a great advantage! I really like our day plans. Having a high expectation from Mr Fourie is pushing me to be at a high level. He does that from everyone which I think is great! I am really proud of myself for what I am achieving now, and I hope to do the same the whole way through for the year!