Sunday, 17 December 2017

Signing off...

Well everyone, that is it for another Year in Room 13 at Stanley Avenue School. It has flown by and been such a great journey with the class. We had exciting news - that got shared in the last day or two - We won the Bunnings Christmas Tree competition in Te Aroha - using recycled materials. They all looked amazing and no one tree was judged the particular winner - we were asked to drop one down. I'm thinking the shredded paper one and all the old school reports :) Thanks to the class and the middle school team for the very emotional send off - I think every time I hear that Bryan Adams song I will tear up. It is all about the people - He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. That is what I will miss the most. Have a very Merry Christmas and Safe holiday, look out for each other next year and remember to #choosekind Love Sandie H Signing off for the last time as a teacher PS Forgot to remind you - Mrs H's Precept "Do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons - even when no one is looking" PPS - I'm hoping to share with you the response from Kobe.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

We have been busy constructing and creating in Room 13 this week. We have been making recycled Christmas trees. Mrs H's favourite saying this week 'you need to crack an egg to make an omelete' Some have been struggling in the 'learning pit' and having to work out possible solutions. These will be displayed in the upcoming week in the front foyer of the school. Photos will be appearing on here soon...

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Our own Auggie

Wow, what a start to the week. Here are a few of the precept posters that have been made(and shared with me).
I had the 'Wonderful' opportunity to share about Kobe our kiwi 'Auggie'. Kobe is 7 1/2 years old, lives in Taranaki and also has Treacher Collins Syndrome. See the medical chart below.
Kobe has just had a major operation and is recovering in Wellington. Our special task for Chapter Chat is to do something kind for Kobe - it didnt take long for two members of the class to come up with the idea of making another bear. We have four experts that were in Room 13 from making the 2017 'OK' Bear. We've had a read of Kobe's blog. His mum is a teacher and he is home schooled - just like Auggie was. Watch this space.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

We have a very special #Choose kind challenge for Chapter Chat this week to undertake, I'm looking forward to sharing it with you all tomorrow
Make your very own Wonder poster Click the link

Sunday, 12 November 2017

World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness day - 13th November Can you think of 3 different RAK's to do at home - Write them in the comments.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Digital Intelligence

Over the next 4-5 weeks Room 13 will be looking at an international programme called DQ World which helps to develop Digital Intelligence. Why is this important? - the world has evolved, technology has evolved and children of today need a range of tools in their toolkit to help them along the way. Linked with Netsafe NZ this online programme explores and develops a range of digital life skills.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Think about this video clip and make a link with Wonder!

It is often said that courage comes after you take the first step.
In this case, it only takes a Stormtrooper helmet and a supportive brother to #CreateCourage.
 How did it make you feel?  Leave a comment
Why did they all decide to wear a stormtrooper helmet?

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Livestock Day

Congratulations to all those committed Room 13 students who had an animal for the Combined Group Day, District and Waikato Show.

Here is Hayley

Camp Pics

It has taken awhile to upload and sort the photos - what great memories were formed during our time at Lakes Ranch.

Friday, 27 October 2017


What an amazing week, a week of firsts for many of the students in Room 13. We cant wait to share our experiences throughout the next few weeks - keep popping back. We all just need a big catch up on some well deserved zzzzz's. Look forward to catching up on all the stories on Monday.

Sunday, 22 October 2017


Just a reminder 8am to be ready for camp - I'm sooo excited!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Term 4

This term is all about WONDER! #Choose Kindness Help by completing a wondering to our Wondering Wall for our upcoming camp.
Made with Padlet
I'm at a workshop using Book Creator - Exciting, think how we could use this in our class.

Book Creator