Friday, June 28, 2013

Face Time with Wally and Room 5

Our Giraffe Wally has been on an adventure for the last ten weeks and we miss him.  He's at Green Bay Primary School at the moment so we thought it would be a good idea to call them and see how he is.  We'd also been working on some persuasive letters and we wanted to read some of them to Room 5 to see if we could convince them to let us have Wally back.   We had a lot of fun chatting with the children in Room 5 and we know Wally is happy there.  Our letters must have worked though because he's going to be coming back in a week.  We can't wait! 

Here are Siale and Losana reading their letters:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wally has been found!

Last week we got a comment from Green Bay Primary School saying that they had found Wally! 

We were very excited that he has been found safe and sound.  The children in Room 5 at Green Bay Primary School are looking after him well.  They are putting up posts on their blog to let us know what Wally has been getting up to.   We think it was our missing posters that helped us to find Wally.  Here is Scott reading his missing poster.  

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Making Porotaka

We have been reading and learning about Matariki this week.  As part of our reading programme we read and followed instructions (with the help of Nana) to make a porotaka.  It was a little tricky but also a lot of fun. Here is a Jadaleigh explaining how to make a porotaka.  She used educreate on the ipad to make her video.  

Here is a video showing us as we made our porotaka.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Where's Wally

This is our class giraffe, Wally.  In the school holidays he went to Samoa but we haven't seen him since.  We've had three postcards from him, one from Holland, one from England and one from Australia.  In his last postcard he said he was heading back to Auckland, but he still hasn't come to see us.  If you see him running around Auckland city, send us a comment to let us know.  


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Another Keen Learner

Kaitati is another student who has been using his own time to become familiar with google apps. All week he has been using any free time he has on the computer to create a google drawing with some tiger facts.  He has gone home today and finally completed his project which he then shared with Miss Kirsty.  Kaitati has shown great perseverance and initiative to complete this project- especially since we haven't even started using google draw yet.  Keep it up Kaitati!

How to Make Milo

We have been learning how to write instructions.  This week we made a milo and then wrote down instructions on how to do it.  We then used google presentations to publish our work.  Here is the finished work completed by the Kakariki writing group.

Keen Learners

We love using google apps in our classroom and some of the children also love using them at home.  Perenara did not get his pl presentation completed on Monday as he had trouble with his computer.  He came bounding in today keen to tell us that he had completed it from home, and it looks great.  Leilani has also been working hard at home.  She has worked out that she can use google docs to help her practice her spelling words.   Have a look at their great work.

My Spelling Words

All of my spelling  words are going to be the colour Green.

1.This is a Private talk.
2. I’m  Driving a car.
3.Is the Engine working now.
4. Something Appears to be wrong?
5.Where is my Parachute?
6.You should always Recycle stuff.
8.Put your Rubbish into the bin.

I have Finished  my spelling words activity that i could do after school on my dad’s Laptop.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pl Words

After our buddy session last week with room 6 some of the children have created a presentation all by themselves.  Siosifa, Helen and LJ have all made their own presentations on our blend of the week pl.  Can you think of some more pl words?

Hot Air

Yesterday Miss Kelly brought a lantern to school.  All the junior classes went outside to watch what would happen when Miss Kelly lit the lantern.  The lantern slowly filled up and rose into the sky, drifting away towards the old intermediate.  

But why did the lantern fly?  Here are some of the Room 10 children explaining what happened. 

Fr Presentations

Here are some more presentations from our buddy learning with room 6.  Can you think of anymore words that start with fr?

Monday, June 10, 2013

Caring for our Netbooks

We love our new netbooks and last week we made posters to remind us how to take care of them.  Here are a few of the finished posters.

Try our slideshow maker at Animoto.

Quad Blogging - Week 2

This week we are going to be focusing on Room 7 at Henderson North Primary School.  Click on the picture below to check out their blog and leave them a comment.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tuakana-Teina Time with Room 6

This week we joined up with our buddy class to learn how to use google presentations.  We decided to create a presentation showing the words we had thought of for our blend of the week.  Our buddy from Room 6 showed us how to make the first slide, then they supported us as we had a go at doing it on our own.  They were great teachers and we can't wait to have a go on our own next week.

Here are two of the completed presentations.  More will be up soon.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Quad Blogging Buddies

We have joined up with Quad Blogging Aotearoa.  We are in a group of four blogs and each week one blog will be the focus for our comments.  This week we are going to be focusing on Elm Park School.  We can't wait to see what they have been up to and leave them some comments. Click on the picture below to see their blog.