Warming Up!

Warming Up!
Starting 2011 as a team.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Room 2 Blog

Hi Everyone

I hope that you have had a fabulously fun Christmas and New Year break. Marvin and I have had a wonderful time, filled with family, friends, full tummies and lots of laughs!

Room 2 have a new Blog for 2012. You will find it here:

Please add this to your favourites and follow us... We will be back at school on January 30th - look forward to seeing you then!

Enjoy your holidays!

Miss Revell

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Reflecting on being a Rocket

School's out for summer! It is with mixed emotions that I write this, possibly the last post for the year. Our school term ended a week ago today, on December 14th. 

The Rockets have now all dispersed, and are home with their families enjoying summer in Hawke's Bay. We performed "Rudolph" magnificently on our Prizegiving evening with the rest of the Junior Syndicate. The term went so quickly, the last couple of weeks were warm and we were able to start swimming which was very exciting.

A big thank you and Christmas cuddle to all those who have followed our blog this year. It has been such a huge success for the Rockets, and has enhanced their learning in so many ways. Thank you to every one of you that has taken the time to comment, the children love to know that their voices are heard. 

Ka kite ano

Miss Revell

Here are some reflections from the Rockets themselves on their class this year:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Merry Christmas from the Rockets...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ryan's Magical Birthday

 The Rockets were very lucky on Tuesday this week, when they were treated to a lunchtime feast! To celebrate Ryan's birthday, his parents brought in some food to share.

We all got a happy meal from McDonalds! Everyone was incredibly excited. We are very grateful to Ryan's parents for their generosity.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

National Jandal Day

We celebrated the great work of our local Surf Lifeguards on Thursday by supporting National Jandal Day. Since 1910, Surf Lifeguards have been patrolling our beaches in their jandals.

For more information, have a look at the Surf Lifesaving New Zealand website or the National Jandal Day page on Facebook.

We decorated our jandals creatively and showed them off in a parade. The Teachers made some tough decisions in awarding the Junior School jandal prize to Kayden, and the Senior School's to Max. Well done boys, some excellent creating, innovating and imagining there!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

MKK X Factor

The Rockets and the Junior Syndicate were thoroughly entertained by the participants in the first round of the MKK "X Factor" competition. 

In this competition individual or group entries sing or dance. Sometimes, if they are particularly clever, they are able to do both at the same time! There have even been performances by Rock Bands this year in the Senior competition. They are very inspirational to us.

We are so looking forward to the final tomorrow. Watch this space for results! :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Marvin's Motorbike Mayhem

Marvin enjoyed staying with Giulietta recently. Look what he got up to...

Have you ever been on a motorbike?

Cora's Writing

The Hawkes Bay Show

The crowd goes wild at the Hawke’s Bay show! I saw the spooky ghost train. It had vampires and monsters. It was scary. Then I went on the clown circus, it had rolling barrels and there was a big slide at the end. It was awesome.

After that, I went on the merry-go-round. I went on the pony that went up and down. Then I went on the big slides, they were bumpy and I went by myself. It was fantastic. 

Next I had lunch and I had a hot dog, coloured pop corn and candy floss. It was delicious. After that we went to the petting zoo. There was a 5 legged lamb, a calf and goats. 

By Cora

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Smartie Statistics

In the last two weeks we have been learning about Statistics. We have collected lots of different data. We have tallied what our favourite ice cream flavours are, and where we like to go on holiday. Most of the Rockets prefer to go on holiday to the city! It's exciting for country kids!

We were very excited on Thursday, when we all got our our mini packet of Smarties. It was hard work Managing our Impulsivity. We had to collect and share our data. We put the information that we collected on to a tally chart, and then a bar graph. The best part came at the end, however, when we got to eat our Smarties!

What is your favourite ice cream flavour?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pet Day 2011

Wow! So exciting. Pet day was held yesterday, Friday, November 4th. 

We all brought an exceptional array of pets. There were rabbits, chooks, cats, dogs, lambs, goats and ponies. Turtles and snails arrived too! It was an outstanding day in the spring sunshine. Thanks to all our parents for the transportation of animals and their support. A popular category was the best dressed pet. We had dogs that were Super Heroes, Zumba champions, Cowboys, Fairies and Rugby stars!

Thanks to the National bank for their support, and for lending us one of their busy Rural Managers, Marcus Bousfield for the afternoon. There were some tricky decisions for him to make in the judging!

Excellent organisation from Ms White, Mrs Potter, Mrs MacPhee and Mrs Byers made the day a huge success. Great effort team! We can't wait for next year.

The Rockets made Sand Saucers in class on Thursday with Mrs O'Dowda. 
These were judged on Pet Day. Take a look!

Do you have a pet at home?
How do you care for it?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Writing Wall Updated!

Come in and have a look... our writing wall has been updated to display our published Holiday exploits.

We are learning to entertain our audience. We know that we can do this when we do things like using adjectives to describe things and making our beginnings interesting. We are able to use sequencing words like then, next and after that.

We would love you to give us some feedback.

What do you like to write about?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Happiness

Hello Miss Revell

Here are some photos from my spooky Halloween Party.  We bobbed for apples and ate bleeding fingers.

From Ethan

Did you go Trick or Treating?