Friday, 31 May 2013

9-9 Skyping today

Today we were part of a Skype marathon.
The things we found out-

  • ·         Great opportunity for us and its amazing we got to join in
  • ·         Their community was similar to ours
  • ·         Playground on the roof
  • ·         12 people in their class and there school is 10 yrs old
  • ·         Connection wasn’t very clear
  • ·         Creative thinking
  • ·         Liked the subject about community
  • ·         Their community ( country) is bigger than ours
  • ·         Not many schools  in NZ got to skype
  • ·         5A was very organised
  • ·         Both classes learned new information
  • ·         They worked together to ask questions and we worked together to answer their questions
  • ·         So much to learn about community
  • ·        They Showed us pictures.
  • ·         5A formed a new skype community
  • ·         They have some of the same sports as us
  • ·         They don’t know how to play netball
  • ·         We liked the same foods
  • ·         5A came up with very good questions and we had to think about the answers
  • ·         We have had similar experiences with disasters hurricane / earthquake

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Video of our juggling in progress

160 kids juggling!

Making Juggling Balls

We made Juggling balls. We used, 2 balloons and rice. It was a bit tricky but we managed to get most of the rice into the balloons.

9-9 Skype Marathon

The very clever children from 5A, The School at Columbia University put together our photos in a video - its very cool.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Collaborating with a school in America

9-9 Skype Marathon

We will be skyping at 10 oclock. 
Questions we will be focusing on are - 
What is great about your classroom community?
How do you build community in your classroom?
eg activities that you do at the beginning of the year to build community
Why is community important to your class?

Do you have classroom rules - who makes them?
What kind of classroom expectations do you have?

What do you think a successful classroom community looks like?
What do you to do maintain the sense of community in your class as you go through the year?

How do  you create community as a school?
What kind of community events does your school have 

Monday, 27 May 2013

Our first go at time lapse

We are collaborating with lots of other schools to make a time lapse movie to show what happens in a day

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Monday, 13 May 2013

Captain Quake retold by Georgie and Katie

Captain Quake - retold by Cailtin, Charlotte and Brooklyn


 This we will be doing a fundraising event for World Vision. We are asking the children to pledge to give up one of their ‘wants’ for the week (e.g. TV, lollies, electronic toys, fizzy drinks) and to raise sponsorship to do this.

 What are you giving up?
Claudia - ipod
Brooklyn - tablet and lollies
Max- TV and computer
Maia - TV and all my toys
Darren - ice cream
Taffy - TV, computer and tablet
Georgie - TV and sweets
Luke - Minecraft and my bed
Mila - iphone
Siena - TV
Callaghan - scooter
Sam - Scooter
George - my bed
Michael - my bed
Lachie - outside toys
Zoe - TV and tablet
Katie - TV and computer
Chayse - TV and bike
Sullivan- chocolate

Captain Quake retold by Callaghan, Maia and Zoe

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

For our Quad Blogging Buddies

Today we tried out a new app called Panorama. We have taken some photos from around our school to show you what it looks like.
At the moment our school is squished into 1/4 of our grounds because we are getting a brand new school built. How exciting for us.
This is the adventure playground and field area - our only playground at the moment.

This the area where the year 3 and 4 children have their classrooms

Part of the area for our new school

More of the building area.

The photo shows buildings for year 5,6,7 and 8 children as well as our office area.

This is another area where our new school will be built.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Magic Finger Lights

This term we have red, white, blue and green LED finger lights to help us focus on our proof reading during writing time.  
Soon we will be fantastic proof readers :)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

You may want to bring slippers to school this term ( named)

Saturday, 4 May 2013