We are a class of Year 3 & 4 children at Vardon School in Hamilton, NZ. The purpose of this blog is to share what we are learning with others. Click into our individual blogs to see samples of our learning and our reflections. WE LOVE LEARNING!!! We also love commenting, so please leave us a comment!!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Our NZ Flag

Should we change the NZ flag?

There has been talk for a while now about changing NZ's flag.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree or disagree?

Here are our new designs for a NZ flag.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Daffodil Day 2013

What amazing and creative ideas do you have for Room 7 to raise awareness for Daffodil day 2013?

We are having a "Daffodil Day" at school on Thursday 29th August (since it's cross country on Friday the 30th). I wonder what we can do to raise awareness on Daffodil day? Add your ideas to our voicethread.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Today at 2pm we have our first #kidsedchatNZ for this term. The topic this week is all about Technology.

Q1. What is your favourite piece of technology you have in the classroom? How do you use it?
Q2. What other technology would you like to have in your classroom?
Q3. What ways have you used technology in the classroom?
Q4. What are your favourite apps/programmes? Why?

Start thinking about how you will answer these questions.
I look forward to reading your tweets! 

Mrs Natusch 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

100 Word Challenge

Look at all the clever writers in room 7!

17 children managed to publish their writing on their blogs and then upload it to the 100WC blog. 

Here is the link to the 100WC blog if you want to visit, read their writing and then make a comment! CLICK HERE

Genius Hour

On Friday we had our first Genius Hour. We got to choose want we wanted to learn or do for the afternoon.
We had a class full of bakers, designers, builders, artists and more! 
Here is a picture of just a few of the creative children busy at work. 

What did everyone in Room 7 think of our first Genius Hour? What went well for you? What would you do differently next time? 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Today on Wrap Free Wednesday we had 13/22 people wrap free. That is 59% and we had 31 wrappers. That's bad.
Next week we will try to get 100%.

Ashton "I am going to make sure I do not put any wraps in my lunch"
Debbie "I am going to try and not put any chips in my lunch box"
Aaron ''I am going to try to get less wraps everyday''
Titus "I am going to try not to put too many wraps in my lunchbox."
Tegan "I am going to make sure my mum does not put in wrappers in my lunch box."

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Today in writing we focused on proof-reading our writing.

First we had to read our writing to check it made sense. Then we read our writing to a buddy. Next we checked for full stops and capital letters and then underlined words to check.

Our goal is to proof-read our writing independently.