About Us

Hello my name is Stephen and I teach Room 5 at Russell Street School in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Room 5 are a Year 4 (8 year olds) digital class in the Senior Team.

Russell Street School is a decile 9 School near the centre of Palmerston North. It ranges from Year 1 to Year 6 and has about 300 kids.

We use our blog to share all the great things we are learning and let you know what is happening in our class. So come on in and have a look around and feel free to leave us a comment.

If you want to contact me or Room 5 you can do so in 2 ways:

1) Send us a comment on a post

2) E-mail me at stephen@russellst.school.nz

10 comments to About Us

  • Amazing blog Stephen. Well done. Fancy having Rei over to do some art too, that’s great. Wish I knew half the stuff you do on your blog, we are trying to add to ours every day, new school, new kids who’ve hardly been on computers. It’s fun but we would like to learn a lot more skills a lot quicker. You are obviously back at work. How did you do the profiles with words on them?

  • [...] Melville Intermediate in Hamilton, the SuperScoopers at St. Clair School in Dunedin with Ms. Bee, Stephen and Cloud Nine at Russell Street School in Palmerston North, and Miss T. on the Kapiti [...]

  • Hi Stephen!

    I’ve recently started a blog for my class and have been doing heaps of research and visiting other blogs for inspiration and really enjoyed stumbling across yours! :)

    You are obviously doing great things in your classroom and I would love to do similar! Can I ask – what program did you use to make the header on your page? And what do you guys use to create Street Talk? I think it is brilliant how the kids have taken ownership of it – I bet they are so engaged!

    Anyway, just thought I’d see if you can help me out a bit :)

    Feel free to come visit us – I will be showing my kids your page tomnorrow – Im sure they will be really wowwed by it!!

    Miss T

  • Alice

    Stephen you rock at your job!

  • Katy

    Hi Stephen,

    Your blog is great! I have blogged with classes twice but never got anything like yours! I love the avatars you have of your students as your header image. Do you have a list anywhere of the avatar sites you used to create them? I will explore it more and use what I learn with my own students. I’ll find you on twitter and follow you as well. Thanks.

  • Hi Katy, there is a post in the Hands-on homework category that shows the sites we used to make the avatars.

    Thanks for the compliment!

  • Hi 3D!

    First of all, cool class name! We’re a year 3 class from South London, England and also love blogging.

    It looks like you’ve had lots of fun this year! Your snail and whale videos are great – they have had so many adventures.

    We’d love to find out more about life in New Zealand and your school.

    Here’s our blog: http://hfpinkclass.wordpress.com/

    From Miss Faulding and Ruby class

  • Melanie and Aurelia

    Hi Stephen,
    That’s an amazing blog you have there. It’s our fourth day back at school and we look forward to reading more of your work.
    From Melanie and Aurelia

  • Kimberly Brown

    Hi there! I came across your site after finding a great idea on Pinterest that was linked back here. Now I’ve been poking around looking at all your cool stuff for about an hour! I’m a school psychologist in Bethany, Oklahoma in the U.S. I love all of your positive behavior support. I’d love to recreate a version of your “Check our Our Class Rules” bulletin board with the speech bubbles. Can you share how you created the students’ pictures? For example, how did you print them and how big are they?

    Thanks so much! Can’t wait to share some of your ideas with the faculty here.

    Kimberly Brown, NCSP

  • Congratulations on your blog, Grade 4! What amazing things you do in class! How lucky are you to have friends world wide? I’m librarian at Chilwell Primary School in Geelong, Victoria and have just set up a library blog. To date, we have only recorded 60 visitors (and no comments!) so I’m in awe of the numbers you have to your site. I’ll look forward to visiting you again to find out what other incredible activities you’ve all been up to!

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