Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Pac-man or Camp-man?

Here's our second game based on the novel HOLES.  It's still being developed because as we use it we come up with more ways it could be improved.  Let us know your ideas and thoughts.  Once again please make a copy before you start to play.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Snakes & Ladders or Holes and Shovels?

The Year 7 & 8's have been enjoying reading the novel Holes by Louis Sachar.  We worked together and talked about our ideas and understanding of the story.  One of our final tasks was creating a game that utilised some of the parts of the story like maybe characters and their traits or events from the story.  Here's our first game. Please make a copy before you start to play, thanks.  PS let us know what you think.

Check back soon for the second game!

Tuesday, 12 April 2016


We've been using ideas from Andy Griffiths for our writing this term.  The last two weeks we've worked on 'Nutty News' stories.  It was quite tricky to do something a bit nutty, but still carefully tie our ideas into the main theme like character names had to indicate what the character was without necessarily saying it outright, but they still had to be a bit kookoo!

We had seen a class use the Chomp app for poetry so, after we came up with some initial ideas, we looked at the app CHOMP and saw what characters we could incorporate into our stories.  Some people worked in groups, others worked on their own.

When we felt our script had all the good elements of Andy g's nuttiness, we used CHOMP to record ourselves.

Our first one is the Year 7 & 8's : )

Friday, 1 April 2016

Room 8 Introductions

Better late than never...meant to post our Introduction before starting Tuhi mai, tuhi atu!