Selling Chocolate

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In Term 3 we were selling Chocolates to raise money for our school. Our family sold the most – 25 boxes of chocolate worth $1370.00. Our prize for selling the most was a $100 voucher for The Warehouse. We went shopping in the holidays and I brought a Barbie “I can be a Seaworld trainer” and Lucky Beebees which you attach to your jeans. Brock brought Lego space police and a soccer ball. When they had the draws for other prizes at assembly I also got a soccer ball.

by MatSav [via email]

Special Comment

Look who commented on SteMat’s post about the All Blacks’ Training.


Aled de Malmanche plays for the Chiefs and the All Blacks.  What an awesome guy!

Lunchtime Waste – Weeks 7 & 8


These are the final photos from Term 3.  You can see that there’s been a real improvement since week one, but there are still lots of troublesome plastic bags and packets.

Next term we begin to recycle paper as part of our Enviroschool focus.  I wonder if we could concentrate on getting rid of all the plastic we bring to school as wrappers and packets for our morning tea and lunch.

Mr F

Doing Da Vinci on Discovery Channel

Check out this link about making the machines that Da Vinci designed but didn’t build.


Doing da Vinci

You can watch the programme on the Discovery Channel on Monday evenings if you have Sky TV.

Mr F.

40 000 Cake!

On the last day of term we had a cake to celebrate our forty thousandth visitor.  The cake was in the shape of a google map pin.


Room Niners – can someone write up a story to go with this please.  Email it to me or write it on the wiki and I’ll cut and paste it here.  Thanks.

Hope you’re all enjoying your holidays!

Mr F

Forty Thousand Visitors

Well, you did it!  Room 9 have now had 40 000 visitors.

40 000

It happened last Tuesday evening at 8:02:53pm and our 40 000th visitor came from….

40k jakartaJakarta in Indonesia.  Here it is in Google Maps

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and here’s a view in Google Earth.

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The city of Jakarta has about twice as many people living in it than the whole of New Zealand.

A big thank you to all our visitors, readers and commenters.  Well done everybody and keep those stories coming.

Cake all round later this week!

Mr F

Lunchtime Waste – Weeks 5 & 6

200908Looking at these two photos it seems we have managed to reduce the amount of food waste and gladwrap that we bring to school, but we still have a problem with chippy packets.  Well done to Jacob for putting his chips into a reusable container and leaving the packet at home.

Do you remember how to reduce the number of chippy packets used?  At Xtreme Waste we were told that we could buy a big packet of chips and put them into reusable bags or containers.  This means that only one large bag goes into landfill instead of a big bag and twelve little ones.  I have noticed that the little Glad boxes with blue lids have a number 5 on them.  Which means they can’t be recycled in Hamilton…

Mr F

All Blacks Training

All Blacks AutographsToday 7/9/09 the Glenview Rugby team went to Waikato Stadium to watch the All Blacks train!

I took my Melville Rugby hoodie to get signed.  It got signed by DC (Dan Carter), Mils Muliaina, Joe Rokocoko, Richie Mccaw (c) and Tony Woodcock.

We saw the backs catching and kicking, and we saw the forwards doing line-outs and scrums.

It was really exciting. The most exciting part for me was getting the signatures from the All Blacks.

by SteMat




My family has been working hard to sell chocolates for the school fundraiser. We hope the school buys some more mini laptops as I love using them. I like eating the chocolate as well, especially Dairy Milk.

by MatSav [via email]


Peter whajam

Ooh noo.  There is my brother up to no good again.  Anyway, hi I’m Peter andI have a brother that is a pain in the butt.  I have to put up with his silly jokes.  I’m 9 years old and I live in an apartment on the 12 floor.  I’ve got a turtle called Dribble.  One time Fudge took Mr and Mrs Juiceyo they were horrified.  I forgot to tell you who I live with.  I live with my Mum and Dad and you know Fudge.

By WhaJam



Hi!  I am Fudge.  I have an annoying brother Peter.  I have a grandma and sometimes she is a annoying, but I get all the attention.  My brother thinks I am so silly, crazy and dirty.

written and illustrated by CluGem




Hi guys my name is Fudge, but my real name is actually Farley Drexel Hatcher.  I have a deafening toy train, it’s really fun to play with.  My older brother Peter thinks I’m irritating.  I live in a old apartment building in New York City.  I live on the twelfth floor with my mum, dad and Peter,also Dribble, Peter’s pet. Dribble is a quiet little green turtle that basically sleeps on his favourite rock, he also lives in a glass bowl.

written and illustrated by HemReb




Howdy! I’m Dribble.  I’m a turtle.  My owner is Peter.  Fudge is his brother, he tries to get me.  I saw his friend go tinkle.  I live on the 12th floor in a hotel in New York.

written and illustrated by JobJac

Lunchtime Waste – Week 4

It didn’t take long to sort our waste this week.

There was an uneaten LCM and fruit roll up, but they were taken home to eat later.  I think we should try for a plastic free Friday next.

Mr F

Daffodil Day

Last Friday was Daffodil day. We brought coins from home and taped them to our chart. Here’s our class total for the day.

Daffodil Day Coins

Daffodil Day Coins

How much did Room 9 collect altogether?  If all the other classes collected the same amount – how much did the school have to send to The Cancer Society this year?

Add your answers to the comments.

Mr F