Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Mr Webb and the Students of Room 8 - 2009. (Our new  class will also be using this address!)
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thank you once again for your visits and contact, have a great Christmas, a Happy New Year and Goodbye.
I would especially like to acknowledge all the students of not just Room Eight but also Melville Intermediate School who contributed work and material to this blog during the course of the 2009 School year and made it the success that its become.
Mr Webb on behalf of Room 8, Melville Intermediate School, 2009, Waikato, New Zealand.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
We made Hot Air Balloons using tissue paper and PVA glue. Step One - cut four large sheets of tissue paper out. Step Two - Cut the corners off. Step Three - Glue the sides together, but careful not to glue the sides together where you cut the corners. Step Four - make sure their are no holes. Step Five - Cut some cardboard into the shape of a square, the size of the hole at the bottom of the hot air balloon. Step Six - Cut out the inside of the cardboard square so there's only 3cm of a border. Step Seven - Glue the border/cardboard square to the bottom of the hot air balloon. Step Eight - Stick another piece of No 8 wire through the side of the cardboard to make a cross/plus sign. Step nine take it out on a cold early morning with no wind or breeze that is a location suitable for launching a balloon. You must have a adult or teacher present. Step Ten: get some Methylated Spirits and Cotton Balls and some more wire. Put some methylated spirits on the wire. Step Eleven - hold the Hot Air Balloon at the top and light the cotton balls. Hold it until you can feel the heat from the inside of the Balloon lift it up then the wind should catch it and it should launch! Here's a video of our classes attempt to lauch them!
(Note, no students were harmed in the launching of these Balloons and it was done under close teacher supervision).
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This is the third and final video from our students Creative Dance Group. Twice a week students have 'Options' which are 90 minutes specialised lessons. For our fourth and final term for 2009 the students had four weeks of Options lessons. In that time each of the dance groups was able to plan, rehearse, choose the music for and then perform a creation of their own. We were lucky enough on Thursday 3rd December to have the performances from the three Y8 Dance Options, and have Keegan there with a camera to record the entire event.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The best part of the day was the relay running. Even though we didn't come first or second for the relays, but who cares at least we did our best. Everyone had fun and some people had to wait around. I was enjoying myself because I didn't want to stay at school and do work. Every single school were cheering for the people that represented them in the events they were in. Like sprints, shot put, running, long jump, high jump and all the other events. Yesterday was really cool.
Out of all the schools that were there, we came fourth. This is the best result for Melville Intermediate School in the past six years! Our school was the hosts for athletics.
Recount by Vitolina Room 8.
The following students were placed in the top three for their events for Melville Intermediate School Athletics for 2009:
Kendall 3rd in Senior Girls Shot Put, Donovan 2nd in the Junior Boys Shot Put, Kalib who was 2nd in the Junior Boys 1000m, and 3rd in the 1500m. Terrina was 2nd in the Senior Girls 1500m and 3rd in the 100m, Travis finished second in the Senior Boys Cricket Ball Throw. we also had two students win their events Hamish in the Senior Boys Criket Ball Throw and Corbyn in the Senior Girls Cricket Ball Throw.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This is the video of our Senior Boys in action for the 100m - Thamer and Elijah in their heats and then the Boys 100m Final.