100 word challenge

I have found a site called the 100 word challenge which is all about encouraging students to write. Some of you may have noticed I have added it to the ‘Great sites’ list on the sidebar of my blog.

The following activity comes from this site but we were too late to do it. However, to get you prepared for upcoming 100 word challenges, we are going to practise using this prompt. Look at the picture and the questions below, and on your blog create a new post that responds to these. Remember – only 100 words. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Things to ask yourself:

  • Who are they?
  • Where are they going?
  • What is the setting?
  • What would it feel like to walk through a wall?

Information reports

You have been working very hard at writing quality information reports this term. So far we have written reports about an animal, a famous person, and the 2004 boxing day tsunami. I would like you to choose one of these, the one you are most proud of, and publish it on your blog. Check out the following links to a couple of information reports from our class.

Tim’s information report

Jorgia’s information report

Jake’s information report

Mid term review

Well guys, we are just over half way through the term. We have done a lot already! I want you to write a post that includes the following:

  • What have you enjoyed the most so far? (You can have more than one thing)
  • When have you been in the learning pit and found things challenging?

I would like you to write paragraph answers – not just one or two words. For example:

So far this term I have really enjoyed getting to know my class and getting the Room 5 routine established. I love how we end each day in a circle as it is a really positive and calming way to end the day. I’m also really enjoying seeing most of Room 5 really challenge themselves in their learning and realising that mistakes are great because we learn so much from them.



As part of our career unit we have talked briefly about what it is you want to do when you enter the workforce. This week I want you to expand on that in a blog.  Your post needs to have the following:

  • A detailed description of the career that interests you.
  • An explanation of why it interests you.
  • The training that you will need to do.
  • What subjects you will need to do well in at school to help you achieve this goal.

You might like to include information about someone who already does this job, and pictures.

I would expect that you will need to do some research about this – remember to use a variety of sources.

Lists can be interesting.

I want to know more about you – I am really nosy. Lists can be great fun to write if you put the time into making them interesting.

Look at this list from Andy Griffiths about his dad.

It is not your ordinary list of things about someone.

I want YOU to create your own list about yourself titled “Ten things you should know about me”. I also want you to practise your new skills of inserting media – you may insert pictures that relate to your list. ONLY PICTURES.

I can’t wait to read your interesting lists.

House captains 2017

Wow -Room 5 is very proud of the 8 house captains from our room who were named at this afternoons assembly. These people have been chosen because they have shown leadership skills. With such an honour comes responsibility -they are expected to continue to be iDEAL students and be role models within our school. I look forward to seeing them fill these roles admirably.



Since we have come back to school we have been looking at the strengths that we have, and the ones we want to develop. We even created our class agreement based on the strengths we think are important.


One of the strengths we chose as being important was ‘BRAVERY’. I want you to blog about a time when you showed bravery. It doesn’t mean that you had to have saved someone from a burning building – just a time when you did something that you weren’t comfortable with and yet you still did it.