Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Week 4 Reflection

Here is our class reflection for this week.

Blue Group Reading

In the Blue Group we read a story from a Junior Journal (30) called 'Motocross' by Jan Tafford. Ebony emailed us some questions about the information and we used puppet pals to share our answers.

Here is the puppet pals movie that Bridget and Annaliese made.

Digital Dudes challenge: Give Bridget and Annaliese some feedback on what they did well and what they can improve next time.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Room 13 Book bag Colours

This week Bridget had to buy a new bookbag. Today we wanted to find out if Bridget chose the most favourite colour bookbag in our class.

Digital Dudes: post a comment about what is the most popular colour. Did Bridget make the right choice?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WALT: say our mihi


Today we started to learn our mihi. A mihi is on introduction we can use that tells people where we are from and who we are. We recorded the first part and will keep adding to it as we learn it. Watch this space for the finished piece.

Here is the first part...

Ko Ruahine me Tararua nga maunga.

Ruahine and Tararua are the mountains.

Digital Dudes Challenge: Draw a picture on your computer or ipad that will illustrate this part of our mihi. You could draw the wind turbines too if you like. Remember to follow our successful drawing criteria!

You could use the computer a home and email the picture to Ebony or bring it along saved on your device. On Monday we will pick the best one to go with our recording.

Weekly Reflection- Week 3

Poem of the week

This week we learnt the Maori colours. We voted that Aria's illustration should go on the blog. Practise the song at home. Remember to check out the 'Korero Mai RSS Style' clip on Rm 12s blog for the tune if you need!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

NEW Korero Mai RSS Style!

WALT: make and read a graph

Now we know how to make a pictograph now we are learning to make a bar graph. We made one today with people to show "how we got to school today". We found out that the most popular way to come to school was by car and the least popular was to walk. The other ways included 'walking some of the way' and 'coming to school on wheels' like a bike or scooter.

WALT: make and read a graph

We worked in groups to make our own pictograph showing the item in our lunch boxes. Then we shared our findings with class.

Can you comment on what is the most popular thing that we have for lunch?

Monday, February 18, 2013

WALT: make and read a graph

In maths we are learning about Statistics. We first looked at pictographs. We made one as a class showing what some of us had for brainfood today.

Digi-Dudes Brainfood

Digital Dudes Challenge: Can you make a pictograph showing the types of brainfood you bring to lunch each day for a week. There will be some time during Techie-Time later in the week to show off what you create.

You can use kidpix (mac), Explain Everything (ipad) or any other drawing app on your device.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Meet the teacher is on this Tuesday. If you are still yet to make an appointment go to the booking website to make a time. School Interviews Online

This meeting is a chance for you to tell me about your child including any things that may impact their learning such as interests and turn offs. I would really love to meet with you all, so please make a time that best suits you.

Poem of the Week

Each week we illustrate our weekly Poem and we choose the best illustration to showcase it on the class blog. This weeks poem was called 'Fitting In' and we decided that Sophie's illustration achieved all the success criteria for 'Successful drawing'. Well done Sophie!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Custom Glitter Text
Remember to bring your bikes to school for wheels day! Dress your bike to go into the "Pimp my ride" parade or join in one of the races. Spot prizes will be given out on the day. Helmets compulsory and bikes must be parked in the bike cage when not in use. See you there!

Happy Valentines Day!

To celebrate Valentines Day we made a LOVE poster to give to someone special. We used our hand and footprints to make some of the letters.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

WALT: write a letter

This week in the Digi-Dudes we have bee learning how to use email. It is important to practise logging in and using our gmail and it has been fun to send emails and receive them too. So far we have emailed Ebony, a buddy from our class and our buddies from Rm 14.

How do you think we have gone on our WALT?

Digital Dudes Challenge: Find out your parents email address and either save in your contacts on gmail (if you know how) or write it some where safe (like your yellow book) so we could email your family sometimes too! You might also find out Grandma's email or a family member living in another city.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Who does this feather belong to?

Last week Annaliese and Hannah found this feather at school on the field. Do you know what kind of bird it belongs to? Its long and fluffy. If you know post a comment!

Team work in the pool

Today we played rob the nest in the pool. You had to work as a team to get as many balls in the bucket a possible but you could only touch one ball at a time.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

WALT: Write a holiday recount

This week we wrote about one thing we did in the holidays. Once we were finished we created a piece of art to show off our writing.

Here is our art. Come in to read our stories and see if we have achieved the Success Criteria.

Buddy Class Time

Every Friday we will be visiting our buddies from Room 14. They are a year 5 and 6 digital class and Jacqui is their teacher. We each have a senior buddy that we will be working with for the term.

Our first project is to create a poster on Comic Life sharing some interesting facts about ourselves. Here is our success criteria...

Watch this space for our final piece! Click on the side of this slide to check out some photos of us with our buddies.

Digital Dudes Challenge: Post a comment sharing a bit about your time with your buddy so far?

Our First Day of Swimming

Today was our first time in the pool. We had a great time showing Ebony all the things we can do in the water. We also practiced the school pool rules and expectations.
Digital Dudes Challenge: Post a comment sharing what you can do in the pool. Can you float on your back or swim freestyle?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Our Class Treaty

Click here to see our class treaty.

Digital Dudes Challenge: Sign the class treaty by adding your photo to the google doc.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Our Swimming Days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Remember to bring your togs and towel in a suitable swimming bag so you are ready to hit the water. Googles are optional. It is a good idea to ensure all your clothing is named as well.