What a fantastic start to the term we have already had. For this term Room 2 has grown with Asha, Duncan, Shreya, Sianna, Shavarn and Ruby joining us making room for new students in Room 1.
Having a new crew, as we call it, we decided that we needed a new name. We were developing a habit of calling each other Room1 kids, or Room 2 guys and we wanted to feel more like one class. We talked about ways that we could do this, thinking about our values and our expectation of what it means to be a class.
We came up with some suggestions, Science Class, Room 21 (2 and 1 together), Super Room, Ninja Class, Super Duper Room, Creative Room, In-between Room and the Clever Room.
We talked about each name and decided whether it 'fit' with us, was it the right name for EVERYONE in the class and then it was down to a vote.
As a result, we are now called The Super Room. We all feel pretty super here in Room 2, we are super-star athletes, super mathematicians, super kind and respectful and super creative. (The are also some super Ninjas here but they like to remain in stealth mode for the most part.)
We have started rouse our new name so if you here of things happening in the Super Room it's just us here in Room 2, doing what we do, being super in everything that we do.
Round the Bridges Training
The smiles say it all, running around Waikino is fun for everyone. We've taken our daily fitness out on the road as we prepare for the annual Round the Bridges race in Hamilton.
At 10am every morning you can catch sight of our school digging in deep and putting in a great effort as we run, 1, 2 or 3 laps of our road circuit.
Getting out on the road has been a real challenge for some, the little hills and the different feel that road running brings but everyone has embraced it and are improving as a result.
We have learnt how important it is to warm up before running and to warm down afterwards. "We need to do it to stop the lactic acid build up in our muscles" Lucas.
This past week we have been working on turning our zentangles from last term into a 3D version using found materials. Our artwork has focused on the impact of lines and how different lines can give different effects. By creating 3D works we were able to add another level of understanding to how lines can impact images. We learnt a new technique and experimented with colour, choosing colour from opposite sides of the colour wheel and using black as an accent.
There have been some amazing things created and all from things that would otherwise have been thrown away. Upcycling at it's best.
Here are some pictures of the process but we encourage you to come down to the hall this weekend to view the finished product. You'll be blown away.