Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Another Keynote

WALT: explore and share information about our interests
Liam got a new puppy. He wanted to find out more about him so he made akeynote with Bella about Labradors. Here it is.

Monday, December 12, 2011

SPGS Preps!!!

Today we got a comment from the 'SPGS prep' about our smiles. We didn't know where they came from so Ebony went looking and found their class blog. They are a class from a school in Austrailia. Here it is...
Click on the picture and maybe we could leave them comments about their learning too.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


WALT: Explore a topic of interest and share what we found out
Each of the children worked independently to create a keynote about their interests.

Bird Riddle- by Ruby

WALT: identify the difference between birds

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Reading Rocks!

Today Adrian came to school to talk about Reading. He was really funny. This is what we thought about the show:
The funniest part for me was when he dropped all the juggling balls and went cross eyed.
It was funny when he picked Sam because he said funny things to him and was pretending to have a fight with Darth vayda.
My favorite part was when he dropped the balls and he said that he had five balls but he actually had four.
I think the funniest part was when he was pretending to be in a cinema eating popcorn.
He came to tell us that reading was one of the best life skills you could have
It also helps you with your spelling
I like the funny bit when he said peeweee.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tuatara's Cloak

We read a story called Fifty-Five Feathers by Ben Brown and Heather Taylor. It is about a gecko who is cold and Pukeko helps to collect feathers from all the NZ native birds in the forest to make a cloak to keep him warm.
At Mt Bruce we learned about NZ birds and Tuatara so we made cloaks for the tuatara in our art.
Here they are.

WALT: use onomatopeia in our writing

Here is some onomatopeia words that we can use in our writing to make it interesting.
Onomatopeia on PhotoPeach

Destruction Building at DT

Monday, November 14, 2011

Athletics Training

Here is some of us practicing how to throw a javelin.
Which event do you like doing at athletics and why do you like that one?
There is Shotput, Javelin, Discus, Long Jump, High Jump, Hurdles and Relays.
Comment on what your favorite is.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

WALT: identify different NZ Native birds

We had cards to sort and match with clues about different birds. Some of the birds were hard to match. We decided we would like to find out more about Hawks, Starlings and Blackbirds.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

WALT: be careful writers

Well done Jacob. This is a huge improvement on making your writing tidy. I also like how you used the words "outside into the darkness". Great Job!
This is a great story Zac. I like how you have used tidy writing and made sure you have capital letters. Ka pai to mahi!
Grace, I like how you have made sure you were a careful writer with full stops, capital letters and basic words. Well done on a lovely tidy story!

Our World Cup Assembly

Red Hat: What did you enjoy?
Black Hat: What would you improve?
Green Hat: What could we have changed?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Maia S goes to the Zoo

Click on the photo to find out about Maia's trip to the zoo in the holidays. Looks like you saw some really amazing things Maia!

How to draw the cloak tower.

Maia B and Georgia O made an animation all by themselvves at independant learning time. Have a look and give them some feedback that will help them with their next animation.

Monday, October 24, 2011

First Day Back @ school

I enjoyed writing because I wrote a really good story about the Rugby World Cup...and we WON! Zac
I enjoyed on the first day back at school playing with my friends. Katelyn
I enjoyed seeing the classroom and catching up with my learning. Jacob
I enjoyed doing art. Georgia T
I enjoyed going back to school because I got to talk to my friends. Kate
I liked going to the harakeke to draw a picture. Milania
On the first day back at school I enjoyed doing art in the afternoon. Ben
I enjoyed doing maths because we learned about dividing, which means sharing. Hannah
I enjoyed reading today because we got to search about the oil spill and the All blacks. Bella

Monday, October 3, 2011

Production last night

I felt scared because I thought I was going to mess up- Maia B
I was scared on stage because it was dark at first- Meihana
I was happy when people laughed and cheered for me on my trike- Katelyn
I wasn't scared because I couldn't see the people- Ruby
I was kinda creepy because there was millions of people but we couldn't really see them and I had to stand up all by myself- Josh
I was terrified because I thought I would muck up what I was saying in the microphone- Ben
I was I was kind of used to going on stage because I do drama- Bella
I was ok standing up and smiling at the crowd because I knew that the crowd would like it even if I did something wrong- Maia S
I thought that the crowd clapped and cheered because they liked it and they laughed at Billy T James because it was funny- Georgia O
I wasn't embarrassed because no one laughed at me- Zac

I am really proud of all of you All Stars. You all worked extremely hard to remember your part and get your costumes and props ready. I also loved how you all had lots of fun on stage. Tino pai rawa!!!!- Ebony

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Katelyns Wordle

WALT: Type as many words as we can in 5 minutes

WALT: write how a character feels

The pirates crept up to the fence and then crept to the back of the house. But a Robot Security Mouse saw them coming and squeaked "Intruder Alert" Granny was worried. Milo rushed over to see robber but it was a pirate. Milo was extremely freaked out. He ran to his granny and said all about the pirates. Granny rushed inside and came out with her old army clothes and her gun and guarded the treasure and Milo guarded it too. Milo got a mouse trap and put it by the treasure. The pirates went to get the treasure and stepped in the mouse trap "Yowww!" The pirate ran away and Milo and granny lived happily ever after.
By Jacob

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Production Post

Can you name these famous NZers. You may see them appear in our performance

WALT: write a good beginning, middle and end

Once upon a time there was a dragon, a very scary dragon. But the dragon was scared of mice. One day there was a mouse walking past and the dragon was scared of mice. The dragon said hello to the mouse and the mouse said hello back to him. The dragon was friends with the mouse and the mouse and the dragon went to the playground and they lived happily ever after. The End
By Meihana.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Discovery TIme

WALT: be creative

WALT: type as many words as we can in five minutes

Here are two word clouds by Emma and Jennifer. They timed themselves typing as many words as they can in five minutes. Here they are...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

WALT: use and follow instructions

Today we made treasure maps for Maths. We had to use instructions like past, under, around and turn. Keep an eye out for some more maps coming soon.
Here is one made by Mitchell.

Spy Dog...Series 3- By Liam

Its another dangerous mission for Agent B and B again. The neighbour as usual asking for burgers but now he was asking for a banana. Maybe he just likes you said Agent Biscuit or he might have a girl friend with a last name called...bananas. Probably not "HES FAR TOO UGLY!" Ok Then he is obviously being hypnotised. "Hipnotised" they shouted together. Hey did you notice the really good looking head band said Agent Biscuit. "Boys don't wear headbands noodle, and plus it is not the time to be thinking of head bands". Lets go and check out the neighbours sheep said bananas. It is about time we sorted this sheep problem. "Ok" said Agent Biscuit. You can see them from here. He only lives beside us! Ooh yeah right said Bananas. I told you so. The sheep must have heaps of wool that slides off and goes onto peoples heads and mind controls them. Lets shave that sheep. It really needs a haircut. So they shaved and shaved and shaved the sheep until it was bare and chucked the wool in the bin so it couldn't get out.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Discovery Time!

WALT: use our imagination.
How did you use your imagination today?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Production Post...

What is your character in the production and what do you need to get organised????

More about Agent Biscuit and Agent Bananas

Agent Biscuit and Bananas...Series 2!

The agents were on a dangerous mission. They had to defeat the cow with exploding cow pats on their day off. They brought a motorbike and rifle for Agent Biscuit, an upgrade for their base and a guitar for Agent Biscuit cos he thinks he can play guitar. They went out to feed there cows a when they realised they were at the second to last one. The Last cow had red eyes and pooped. Agent Banana's went to pick up the poo when it exploded he flew across the sky and landed in a pit of normal cow pat. Then their neighbour came over and helped get agent bananas out of the cow pat and asked for a burger and Agent Bananas said NO! They were just gas bagging when Agent Biscuit found a Body-tricks in the place where the poo exploded. He clipped it onto his collar. The first thing he turned into was a cat. Then he went to see Agent Bananas. Agent Bananas said "Where is Agent B" Then his neighbor said "Can I have a burger?" Then both of them said NO! Bananas asked Biscuit "where did you learn to do that?". Biscuit explained that he found a Body Tricks and then they found the Cow with the exploding cow pats and put the poo in the bin. It was a bit tricky to catch and they got covered in poo. So they went home for a bath. Then the neighbour came in and asked " Can I have a bath?" and the Agents said NO!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Production Post

Here is our lastest work on Production Prep!
All Stars I am incredibly proud of how you all manage yourself, work with your buddy and show initiative with the many jobs we had to do...Well Done you are all awesome!
How have you managed yourself during production prep time?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sammy Spats Hats

One of our wiki activities this week was to create a hat for 'Sammy Spat' from a poem we read. These children used independent learning time to create a hat. Here they are...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Discovery Time...and reading time!

Today we had a problem...we had to have reading time because we have been busy with production yesterday, but we still wanted to have DT. So we solved the problem by doing it at the same time. We had to manage our selves and our volume. Here some things we did.
How did you manage yourself at DT today?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Production Post

Today we started the final process of the shields. We are all up to a different stage.
What was a challenge for you today?
What did you enjoy today working on your props?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Spy Dog- By Liam

Once upon a time there was a dog and a person, but no ordinary person and dog. They were spys. They worked for the D.P.A. That stands for Dog and Person Agency. Their names are Agent Biscuit and Agent Bananas, or Agent B and Agent B again! Their biggest enemy was teachers. Also known as the stinkers, except one that is in Room 11 cause shes the boss of the D.P.A. They had a very unusual base and heaps of enemies. Their day of was Saturday and Sunday and they worked the weekdays...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Caidyn and Sam Retell a story

WALT: Retell a story.

Success Criteria
  • Say my name
  • Say the title
  • Talk about the story

Some fun with talking cats.

Production Post

Production Preparation update. Here is the next stage of Paper Mache shields. Check it out...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Production Post!

Here are some reflections for what we learned today from our production preparation!

Production Preparation Stage 1 on PhotoPeach

I learned how to make a mountain out of a big ball- Hannah
I learned that you have to do three layers before you can do texture- Katelyn
I learned that texture was a big ball of newspaper- Bella
I learnt tips for making paper mache- Jacob
I learnt to flatten the paper out when you stick it so its not curvy because otherwise it would be hard to put the next layer on- Georgia T
I learned that it is helpful if you have two or three buddies to do it because it takes less time as you work as a team- Maia S
I learned that if you work as a team it doesnt take as long- Maia B
I learned from my buddy that you have to do the paper mache like a puzzle- Grace

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Snow, Snow, Snow!!!

It was snowing in Palmerston North yesterday. We played in the snow at our houses and in the morning at school. We wrote poems about the snow. Here they are...

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Super Smile Shop

For one of our wiki activities in Loving Literacy we had to make a smile for the Smile Shop like the one in this weeks Big Book "The Super Smile Shop" by Joy Cowley. Maia S even made one for Ebony!

WALT: Identify 2D and 3D shapes

We found some shapes from around the room and put them into two groups, 2D and 3D. Do you know the shape names for some of the 3D objects? Is it a cylinder, sphere, cube, rectangular prism, pyrimid?

Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Art Project

How do you create a picture like this. Check out artwork by Jim Pescott, an artist from Calgary, Alberta. Could we make some art using this technique?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

T'gen writes about the Thunder and Lightning

The lightning was loud. I woke up. Jay'd and Hirani and me were awake and Tyrell was asleep and then the power turned off.

Thunder and Lightning By Bella

On Saturday, there was a storm. My dad woke just me up because my little sister Abby was asleep. Daddy took me into the lounge and I got to see lightning and hear the thunder. Lightning is as white as a ghost, but not see through. I think thunder is two clouds crashing together. We turned of the light and the lightning glowed.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Maia's Word Cloud

One of our wiki activities on Loving Literacy this week was to create a word cloud of fast words using Wordle. Here is one by Maia S.

Finally...our last finished animation.

How do you think we went? This is the last animation. Make a comment and let Ben, Maraki and Cam know what you liked about their animation.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Myspace Generators & Toys

Lego Man goes to the Park.

By Katelyn, Ruby, Kate and Caidyn

Best Photos

Check out these cool photos that Alisha and Kelly took of us at gymnastics. Which one do you think is the most interesting? Vote for the best and comment about why you think it is the best.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mighty Bean Movie

This is our first go at making an animation. How do you think we did against the success criteria?
  • Keep the camera and background still
  • Use lots of photos
  • make small movements at a time
  • work together

What do you think we could improve next time?

Making Animations

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Georgias Special Project

I read a book about dinosaurs. It was called I dig dinosaurs. I got an idea to make the dinosaur mobile. You need to get some paper and draw some dinosaurs. Then you cut them out. Then Ebony laminated them for me so they were strong. Then I hole punch them. Then I tied them on some old pencils with some string.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sick, sick, sick!!!

This week lots of people have been away from our class because they are sick. Remember if you want to catch up with some learning at home check out our "All Stars wiki" in the 'Cloud Classroom' using the link on the side or below on the picture. Check it out!