Thursday, February 24, 2011

Letter to Christchurch

Dear Christchurch

I hope you are all right and I offer you my support and love and my heart. I hope you find all the people who are missing. I feel so sorry for what you are going through I hope you can carry on with your families. I am very sorry that your loved ones have died in this horrible event.

Love Jabez

Dear Christchurch, I hope you are all right and I know that you can find your loved ones. Don’t worry because a lot of people from around the world are going to help all of you.

All our love, Uili

Dear Christchurch, we are sorry that you have lost your hope and your family. We are all feeling so sad that your houses are all broken down. Carry on, don’t give up you can do it. We are worried about your family too. Keep it up Christchurch. Keep your heart warm and safe. Be safe and be happy that some one will come and save your heart. Don’t cry we are here with you.

Love Vaifoa

Dear Christchurch

I am sorry about the earthquake that hit your city and damaged all of your lovely buildings. I wish I could be there to help find the people or look after people who need a friend.

Carry on and don't lose hope in what you know. Try to feel happy about every move you make, don’t feel too down, feel happy.

We love you, from Lesieli

Christchurch Earthquake

Tuesday 22 February 2011 will forever be etched in the minds of many New Zealanders as the day our hearts broke. A 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled Christchurch during a busy lunchtime, trapping people in cars and buildings and choking the city with dust and smoke.
Despite the loss of many historical buildings, Christchurch remains hopeful that they can rebuild. What isn't so easy to come to terms with is the loss of life, this time it is significant. As we listen today to the list of the dead and missing, we realise the true human face to tragedy.
What is heartwarming, are the stories of humanity - strangers helping each other, sharing and supporting. Kia Kaha New Zealand.
Our thoughts and wishes are with all the people of Christchurch and their relatives and friends.

To read reports written by the students of room 13, be sure to click on their blogs ---->

Friday, February 11, 2011

Netbook Day

Netbook Day was AWESOME!
Mrs Burt has worked so hard to make this happen for us and we are so thankful for her extra help, that meant we were able to experience this amazing event. Thank you Mrs Burt.
Each of us opened our box and found a beautiful, shiny new netbook nestled inside! We did a space launch type countdown to usher in a simultaneous "power on". The ooohhhss and aaaahhhhss could be heard throughout the school - and we gathered quite an audience!
What a super experience for us all, and we can't wait to get cranking with our OWN netbooks, first thing on Monday morning! Sure fire cure for Mondayitis!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tomorrow is the day!

So it is nearly here, the day that we have been waiting for now, for over a year! That's right, tomorrow Room 13 will get their netbooks! We will have video and photos to share with you to show off exactly what went on.
First off, Mrs Burt is going to talk to us all about how to take care of our netbook, how to log in and all the special things that we need to know to make sure our netbook is an amazing tool for learning! After we have signed our agreement, that says we promise to look after netbooks and use them for some choice learning, we will get a chance to look around and play with our OWN netbook before it has to be put away for charging.
I'm not even getting a netbook tomorrow, but I sure am excited for what is about to happen to the learning in room 13!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 1 in Room 13!

We've started the year with a hiss and a roar in Room 13. (Yep, we need to change our blog name)
Here we are - looking all gorgeous.

We had two main activities for today.
1. Learn about quality blog commenting and
2. Learn our google name!
Here we are reciting our new Google names that are really tricky to remember.