Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What Am I? By Alone

Last week we were learning to use adjectives to describe an animal.  Alone has written a what am I story.  Can you guess what animal she is describing?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Maui and the Sun, by Helen

Helen has written a wonderful piece of writing retelling the story of Maui and the Sun.  Watch the video and let her know what you think. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Maui and the Sun

Last week we were learning to follow the literacy cycle to complete a piece of writing.  We decided to retell the Maui and the Sun story.  First we planned our story and then we used this as a guide to write our story.  Our next step was work with a buddy to reflect on what we had written. Once we had finished our reflection, and made any changes necessary, we conferenced  with Miss Kirsty and then we were ready to share our work.  

Sifa and Falakiko reflecting on their work
Perenara and Taiala have recorded themselves reading their stories.  Have a look and let us know what you think. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Into the Deep

We are lucky to have a temporary pool at our school and this week we started our swimming lessons.  We have had lots of fun learning to blow bubbles underwater, float on our tummies and backs and kick with long legs.  After our swimming lesson on Tuesday we made our first video using the ipad.   Kira helped people record themselves and Sifa has edited the movie using imovie on the ipad.  Well done everyone!

Take a look at this video to see what we got up to in the swimming pool. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Meet Room 10

We have been at school for a week now and we have been very busy getting to know each other.  We are all looking forward to sharing our learning with everyone this year.  Take a look at the slide show to see the wonderful children of room ten.