What’s happening with the tadpoles?

Emily found some tadpoles in her pool and she caught some and brought them to school because she thought they’d make a great addition to our classroom. They could also have a calming effect when people watch them. But they died in the tank.

Judy found some more tadpoles in the frog pond at her home, then she washed the tank out very well. Then she put clean water in the tank and put the new tadpoles in at school. Every day the tadpoles get fed cooked lettuce.

We have watched some of the tadpoles grow legs.

We want to keep reading!

We’re about halfway through this great novel and are loving it!

At Chapter 28 these are some predictions we have:

  • Zero (Hector Zeroni) is somehow related to Madame Zeroni
  • KB on the lipstick stands for ‘Kate Barlow’
  • the boys are digging for Kissing Kate Barlow’s treasure
  • Stanley finds the treasure
  • The Warden is a daughter or granddaughter of Trout Walker
  • A daughter or granddaughter of Kate Barlow is involved
  • Mr Sir is somehow related to Trout Walker

New year, new class!

2017 has begun.

There’s a new class in Room 20…mostly a new class…but  ‘We are the Champions’ continues.

Here we’ll share our thoughts, ideas, explorations, opinions and news.

And, by the end of this year, we’ll be the champions …… of this blog! 

We’ll make mistakes, no doubt a few,

We’ll have our share of things to improve,

But we’ll come through!

We are the champions, my friends

Your comments will keep us posting ’til the end

We are the champions

We are the champions

No time for losers

‘Cause we are the champions of our blog!

American Indian model village


Many different tribes of indigenous North American Indians lived in different style homes, with different lifestyles, depending on what materials were around that they could use. These are some of them.



Tribe: Pueblos

The Pueblos lived in multi –storey houses made of clay and straw baked into hard bricks. They lived in Arizona and New Mexico in the desert and on cliffs.

They were farmers and grew corn, beans, sunflower seeds and squash.


By Mitchell



scanThe Plains Indians used every single part of the buffalo.

Tribe: Sioux

The Sioux lived on the plains in tepees made of buffalo skin and wooden poles. They could move from place to place while they were hunting buffalo and take their homes with them. Often the people drew stories about what they had done on the outside of their tepee. I have made up a story to go on my tepee and a song to go with it.


by Courtney




The northeast woodland tribes of Native Americans build the wigwam and take shelter in it.

It is a good design and the bark is mended to keep out the rain. Up to four people can live in the wigwam.

Life in the wigwam was warm and dry.

by Angus



img_11141Tribe: Iroquois

The Indians who lived in the northwest woodlands were the Iroquois, Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga and Seneca tribes. They lived in longhouses made from logs, sticks and young trees, covered with bark. Each longhouse could be home for many families. They had cooking fires inside their homes and the smoke went out through holes in the roof.

By Aaron






The world at our finger tips


It’s been a challenge to work on this jigsaw because the pieces of the puzzle don’t link in with each other like normal puzzle pieces because many of the pieces are the shape of a country. But we’re getting there and learning about the world as we go.

Thanks to everyone who helped, we got there in the end! Minus 4 missing pieces. Aaron, especially, made a really steady effort towards the end wrestling with the blue pieces of ocean and sea once all the land was in place.




A place I’d like to be

When things are hard, you’re starting to feel worried, sad or even angry, STOP and imagine you’re in a place you’d like to be. Just think about being in that place for a short time, thinking about what you see, hear, smell and feel, and it will help you to feel calmer.

Here are some places that Room 20 students and some new, next year Room 20 students would like to be.

Where would you like to be?


Bush tukka

It’s done! Just in time for Mr A coming back to school from his trip, we’ve raked the last piles of mulch on our Bush Tucker garden, AND finished our research into how some of the different plants were used by traditional Aboriginal people.