Thursday, February 20, 2014

Another letter From Tigger!

21 February 2014

Dear Room 11 friends

Thank you for your replies – I think that I will buy some more of the same clothes so I can have fresh and clean clothes that are the same EVERY DAY!  Thanks for the good ideas about washing my body and brushing my teeth and hair.

But I have to tell you this… I have been getting butterflies in my tummy lately before coming to school especially on Wednesday and Friday.

I like bouncing around but the teachers asks me to run the big three!  I really don’t like running and so many other kids are faster than me. I am not a fast runner. I get puffed really easily and get all red in the face!

I just don’t understand why I even have to do it? What is the point!

Help because today is FRIDAY!

From  your new class friend - Tigger


Dear Tigger

Do some exercising everyday. Again and again and again!  Practise running because it can help you go fast.  If you keep on trying your wouldn't be so slow.


Dear Tigger.  

I get butterflies in my tummy too.  But try to run the Wanaka Callenge, swim, bike, run because it is work it and it makes you more confident.  Ask your dad or mum to do it because you can cross the finish line and it is a great feeling.  It takes alot of training too but is is a lot of fun.  Your should try it.

Your friend Molly

Dear Tigger

Thank you for our letter.  I heard that you have had problems with the fitness run.  You need to keep trying and keep running but it doesn't matter if everyone is faster than you because it is just practice for the cross country.  If you keep fit you might win and get a medal.  Sometimes I get a sore tummy when I run too.

From Ella W

Dear Tigger

Thank you for your letter.  So you have got some more problems.  Well here are some solutions.  You should keep a steady run because you won't get puffed or you could practise running at home.  You should always wear short and running shoes because they help you go faster.  Also eating healty food will give you energy to run.

From Luca

Dear Tigger

Practise every holidays or exercise every day to get fitter and fitter and it is good for you because you will feel better.  Practise everyday.

From Jonathan

Dear Tigger

I am sorry that you get butterflies in your stomach.  Just start and keep running because you'll get better at running.  Any by the way thanks for the reply saying how you will solve being smelly.
Soo you'll be the best in the class.

From Josh C

Dear Tigger

Running is good exercise because if you run really fast your'll get so fit.  But if yur tired jog a bit more slowly.  I think it give you energy too.

From Henry

Dear Tigger

At cross country I came second last and I didn't like that either.  I have decided to practice and you should too.  Then you can run fast!  At cross country, I decided to pace myself to save energy because I would waste energy and get puffed. That didn't work so now I train hard.

From Taylor

Dear Tigger
Another problem well here's some advice.  Keep on trying to run because running helps you get better at it.  Also you could say in your head 'I can do it!  I can do it!' because it will make you run faster.  If you don't want to get puffed you could jog at the start and sprint at the finish line.

From your Pen Pal Parker

Dear Tigger

I heard you are having trouble and you're pen pal's are here to help.  When you are running you should jog slowly because then you will not get puffed.  Wear short and running shoes to make you more comfortable.  Did you know Tigger everyone runs at a different speed.  If you exercise every day you will get better and you will be able to run faster.  You might even WIN!

From Jessica

Dear Tigger

Thank you for your letter.  I heard there was another problem.  Here are some ideas that may help that I made up.  If you keep trying you can get better at running.  You should ask your friends if they want to do a race at playtime.  You could do a face by yourself and you can get better because you've practised.  I don't like running either.

From Charlotte 

Dear Tigger

Thanks for the reply.  You can concentrate because you can get 1st, 2nd or 3rd.  Keep trying to get better you can do this by running races by yourself or with firends.  Exercise twice a day to get fitter and your foot speed will increase. 
It is important to wear short and running shoes so you are comfortable.  When you start to run jog slowly rather that really fast.  I hope you know that everyone sometimes run at different speeds and not everyone can win.  But you can persevere.
These are my ideas to help you.

From Chay Hong

Dear Tigger

You should run more often because you will get fit and it will make you better at running. You will feel good a bout yourself.

From Max.

Dear Tigger

You should run because it makes you fit and you might get better every time.  Run at a different speed so you can check what ones better for you.  You can come last but its just for fun and fitness.

From Felix

Dear Tigger

Practise running at hoome, run every day, jog, sprint and don't talk to your friends.  Put on shorts and fast shoes.  A tee shirt will also help you feel more comfortable.  Persevere to get better.

From Finn

Dear Tigger

Another problem!  Well I'm here to help you.  Keep trying to run and you will get better at it.  Think in your hear and don't be scared to run races by yourself because it is fun.  You will get faster and win if you keep practising.  Did you know that everyone runs at different speeds and that ok.  Running keeps you fit so jog slowly and good luck.  Thanks for your reply.

Love your Pen Pal
Isabella I


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Second Letter from Tigger!

Dear Room 11

Thank you for writing back to me.  You have some very good advice and I like how I could read it on the class blog!  Since you were so helpful can you help again.
Last night at the dinner table, I ate all the food on my plate!
Well, I ate everything apart from my vegetables.

My mum saw that I had left all the vegetables on my plate and then she said I wasn't allowed to leave the table until I had eaten them all!  I don't like vegetables though!  Why must I eat them?

Please help!

Yours sincerly


These are our replies.

Dear Tigger

There are some vegetables that I don't like either.  If you don't eat your vegetable you won't grow up to be big and strong.  You might also get bad skin and teeth.  
You should try new types of food because they are not as bad as you think  If you try them you might like them.   
You also need vitamins to stay alive longer and grow up to be a great dad.  Finally you might get a disease.  Never forget that you need fruit and vegetables to help you to grow.

From Brock

To Tigger

Last night at the dinner table you should of ate your vegetables because they're good for you.  Tonight at dinner you can give them a try and you'll find out that you will be healthier and bounce higher.
I know that you will like them and I would like you come to my place and have dinner with my family and just taste how nice they are.

From Levi

Dear Tigger

Thank you for your letter.  I'm sure that if you tried eating vegetables you will begin to like them.  They will make you strong and stop you getting a disease.  So try different vegetables and see what one you like and you'll not get sick.  You do know that if yo don't eat your vegetables you won't get vitamins that you need.  Please eat or try your vegetables.

From Issy


Monday, February 17, 2014

Mystery Letter from Tigger

Today in Room 11 we received a letter from Tigger.  We don't know who he is but, he wrote this.

17th February

Dear Room 11

I am going to be your pen pal and I have been having some problems lately and I need your help.

I know this really cool game and I want to play it with my friends every morning tea and lunchtime.  I enjoy playing the game and I usually always win. Sometimes my friends have said they didn’t want to play my game and they want to play something else or even want to play with someone else.  I think that they mustn’t like me any more and don’t want to be my friend.  I was so sad I sat and cried under the slide at morning tea because my friends won’t play with me.  What should I do?

From Tigger

So we decided to write back and be a friend. 

Dear Tigger,
Thank your for the letter.  I  am so sad to hear you were crying underneath the slide and I think that maybe you can play on the slide.  Maybe you could make some new friends or let other people have a chance to win the game will help you with your problem.
Hope you are feeling better.
From Alice

Dear Tigger,  
Thank you for your letter.  I would like to be your pen pal.  I am sorry to hear that you were crying under the slides.  Your friends still like you but they are probably sick of playing  the same game every day and you winning.  You could take turns to play each other's games.
I hope you make friends soon.

From Jessica.

Dear Tigger,
I heard about your playing problem and I am here to help with that, ok.  Firstly for once just try playing another game.  I think in trying that it could be more fun for you and your friends and you could get good at it.  OH, and I want to be your pen pal so keep writing letters.  Secondly, you could make up a game that you aren't good at.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Rainy Day

Drip, drop, drip, drop, drop; Soggy droppy rain falls down onto shiny stones.  The light grey clouds just like twilight drop rains like cats and dogs all over the city.  People wearing coats holding umbrellas over their heads.  Hoping the rain would stop.  All over town on the cars wipers are ready to wipe through the heavy rain.

By Alice

The light grey clouds are dropping big drops of rain and the rocks in the concrete are shining on the ground.  It is wet and cold and we want to go outside and play.

Ella W

The rain pours down in buckets as the wind blows it sideays.  The rain splaters onto window and speeds past door.  The rain pours onto the ground and makes it slippy.  Smoke from firs pours out of chimenys and it snakes up into the air.  the rain falls like crystals and plops into the pond.  It get fuller and fuller - will it flood?  After the rain the sun makes everything shine.


Writing about the rain.

The men ran away as huge amounts of shiny drops of rain pour down.  The rocks now shine lightly in the dim light.  With the crystal shine of rain reflecting from the glass windows of the buildings sinking with rain that also crawls down the cars.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014


For Numeracy today we thought about the number fifty. Mrs Faithful gave us different equipment to make the number fifty and this is how we made it.

Making the number 50 on PhotoPeach

Welcome to Room 11 2014

Welcome to all of the students and families of Room 11 for 2014.

I look forward to working with you all.

Last Art Project for 2013

Mixed media Little Red Riding Hood Art on PhotoPeach