Thursday, December 16, 2010

Garden Club Harvest Sale

Our Garden Club harvested all our vegetables and herbs, then our member helped sort and bundle the vegetables and herbs. We were amazed by how much our garden produced. Our sale was very successful and we raised $150.00 for the 2011 school garden club.

Pearl- Being in the garden club was really fun because we get free vegetables and I love getting my hands dirty.

Shradha - I really enjoyed being in the garden club because we got free vegetables.

Catherine-I love to be in the Garden Club because we get a bit dirty and harvest the food.

Sheetel- I loved how we got our hands dirty and gardening is good for the summer

Sharnika - Being in the garden club was a lot of fun because we grew lots of vegetables and had our biggest harvest which we made over $100.

Team 17 wish you a merry Christmas and have a fun, safe holiday.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Top 100 classroom blogs

Team 17's blog is famous once again. Top 100 classroom blogs is a website for teachers and students to find good examples of classroom blogs. We are proud that we can share our learning with other classes and to be one of the Top 100.

Junior/Middle – International
Bailey Road Team 17 - Shaun Wood teaches a Year 6 class in Mt. Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand and has been blogging in his classroom for the past two years.  ”I started the year using modeling and shared writing on our class blog. Now most posts are written by the students.” This classroom blog was also recently nominated for the 2010 Edublog’s “Best Class Blog” award. Recommended posts: “Trash 2 Fashion Challenge” and “Sign Language.”

Thursday, December 9, 2010


On the 9 of December our class went to Swim-a-rama (swimming.) It had the Hydro Slide, Commando course,diving and normal swimming pools plus a playground.
What we had to bring:
-Water Bottle
-2 towels
-Morning Tea

We had a lot of fun and we wish we could stay there forever.
Akansha And Shradha
Water dropping on people.
Hydro slide (Note: It's dark inside).
Henrica & Bernie on the Commando (Note: Green thing is hard to get on and is slippery.).

That's it for Thursday and we enjoyed it!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


In kayaking we learnt how to paddle a kayak with paddles. It was easy but Kiu's left shoulder got sore. Some people fell out a lot: Steven-5; Kiu-5; Isaiah-4; A.J-1; Nick-9 times.
During kayaking we learnt how to change direction using the paddle and we played games.

My most fun moment was trying to climb over people to swap kayaks.

It was also cool and fun because we also got to jump off the kayak. I loved jumping in the water because it was hot day. By Kiu,Nick,AJ,Steve,Isaiah

Saturday, December 4, 2010

2010 Edublogs Award for Best Class Blog

Congratulations Team 17, we have been nominated for a 2010 Edublogs Award for Best Class Blog! You should be proud of yourselves as every one of you have contributed, commented and created, and you made our class blog what it is.

Thank you to all our readers and co-learners out there, you nominated us and we are honoured to be finalist in this award. We will continue to try make you proud.

Please vote for us here, and spread the word.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Garden Club Harvest Sale


On the first day of summer The Garden Club harvested their fresh meadow green silver beet.

Mr.Wood took them to the teacher's staff room so we could sell them to teachers and raise money, so the next time we grow our garden we could afford to buy seeds to keep on the fantastic progress.

They have been growing for 7 weeks and we have decided to harvest them. So that the next time they are fully grown (in week ten) we will harvest it again and hopefully it would be a lot bigger.

I would just like to thank all the Garden Club members for making sure the garden is always watered and 
healthy as it is their responsibility.

Post and Photos by Mapili