Thursday, 7 September 2017

Howick Village - Our Room 4 Inquiry into ... CHANGE!

The School Room - straight lines, no talking, clean hands, repeat after me …


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Good morning and Welcome to Room 4 - I am Courtney Ryder and I have had the pleasure of being Room 4's Teacher for the remainder of the year!
I have been amazed at the quality of the writing the children have produced over the past 3 weeks.  Check out their individual pages to read what they have been writing about! :)

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

A Talented Lad

One of the perks of my job is watching students talk about their passions and to see them strive to learn more. Bobby is really passionate about the Titanic. In the weekend he built this ship out of lego. Great thought and detail has been put into the building of this ship, down to having bedrooms, two boiler rooms, a bathroom, in the bottom of the ship and  a mail room an extra bedroom and the  on top of the ship. I am amzed at Bobby's ability to use his passion and to create the ship and the ice berg to near specifications. Including having the chimney's evenly spaced on the top. 

When kids are passionate about their interests and their learning, their creativity comes out. I am so proud of you Bobby, thanks for sharing your creation with me and the class. Keep it up!

Thursday, 29 June 2017

We have had more fun with Rockets

Today we got to create our own paper rockets to fire into the sky. our macine was hired for one of the syndicate's science discovery units and we each got to have a turn as well. On this cold foggy morning, Room 4 with the help of our FABULOUS GARY stealthily created rockets. We had unicorn squad rockets, narwhal rockets, atomic rockets and highlighted scented rockets. These were all blasted to oblivion this morning across the courts. Some went all the way to the fence while others stayed where they had been placed - the air escaping at the ends or along the sides.

What an amazing morning we have had. Room 4 you are awesome!!!

The Queen


Thursday, 8 June 2017


The Rimu syndicate are learning basketball for the last part of this term. Here are some snaps of the session...

Monday, 29 May 2017


On Friday, Gary showed us his new rocket launcher and we got to shoot off rockets into the air. We investigated what would happen if we put more water in them and what would happen if we put less water in them.

Let's just say we all had a blast!!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Yesterday, Room 4 ad our first session  for What's on the Menu. We were in the garden piccking off caterpillar and caterpillar eggs, collecting fejoa's for our muffins and learning about different herbs and when we would use them for cooking.

In the kitchen we were mixing, slicing, spooning and cooking some srcummy muffins filled with oozing fejoa. YUM YUM.

Here are some snaps of our afternoon.....