Thursday, August 29, 2013

Book Reviews

The wolves have used Google Draw to write a book review.  Here are two completed reviews written by Losana and Kenneth.

Losana's book review: 
Kenneth's book review:  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Little Miss Hansell and the Orangutans

Kaitati has used puppet pals and imovie to share his story about Little Miss Hansell at the zoo.  Great work Kaitati.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Little Miss Hansell at the Zoo, by Kira

In the morning the middle school went onto the bus to go to the zoo. We were walking when suddenly Room 9 didn’t realise that they had dropped Little Ms Hansell so she wandered away to look at other animals. After that Little Miss Hansell went to the cafe to have a warm cup of tea by herself to keep nice and warm and relax all alone to get some peace and quiet. Finaly the TPS kids found her and took her into the Ritchies bus.
by Kira

Ice Cream Poem, by Siale

After our ice cream sundaes Siale decided to write a senses poem about his experience. He has used google presentations to share his work.  He would love to hear what you think.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Ice Cream Sundae Monday, by Kaitati

After making ice cream sundaes Kaitati decided to write a recount of the events.  He has used imovie on the ipad to share his work.  Leave him a comment to let him know what you think. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Zombie Attack, By Dupri

Dupri has worked really hard this week to write a story with a beginning, middle and end and he has done a great job.  He used puppet pals, with the help of Kaitati, to publish his story.  Take a look at his finished work. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ice-Cream Sundaes

On Monday we celebrated getting 100 marbles again.  We decided that ice-cream sundaes would be a great way to celebrate our achievement and it was!   Check out the video below to see photos our our ice cream sundae experience.  Thanks Falakiko for taking the photos. 

What's your opinion?

The Bears reading group has been learning to state their opinion .  Last they read an article called 'Should animals be kept in zoos?'  After they had finished reading they wrote down their opinion on whether or not animals should be kept in zoos.  Taiala has used go animate to share her opinion.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Wild Boys Rap

After our zoo trip Calais, Siale, Kenneth and Kaitati wanted to write a rap about the animals we saw. They worked hard all week to write, learn and perform the rap.  Take a look at the finished product.

Zoo Trip, by Alone

Alone worked hard last week to write a story about our trip to the zoo.  She has been learning to write stories with more then one idea and she has done a great job on this!  Keep up the good work Alone.

Animals, Animals, Animals!

After our Zoo trip in Week One we came back to school keen to write.  Losana has decided to write an informative piece about animals.  She used what she learnt at the zoo as well as books and google to find the information she needed.  She has published her work as a slideshow.  Take a look at the finished product.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Zoo Words

After our zoo trip we got into groups and wrote down all the words that came into our head when we thought about the zoo. We used tagxedo to put them into an animal shape. Here are the results.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Poetry Performers

We have been experimenting with performing poetry over the last two weeks.  This week the children could choose to practice and perform a poem called 'The Panther's Heart'  

The Panther's Heart

Although he still pads about behind
The bars of his solitary cage,
Although he looks up nightly
At the moonstruck mountains
And the falling snow,
The panther’s heart
Stopped long ago.

Losana and Leilani decided to perform it as a song.  Here is a video of their performance.

Last week we had our own version of Room 10's got talent.  The children worked in groups or individually to practice and perform our poem - The Invitation by Shel Silverstein.  Everyone then voted for their favourite and Timeus was the winner.  Take a look at the video below to see his performance.

Monday, August 5, 2013

We're Going to the Zoo

Last Thursday we were lucky enough to go to the zoo with Room 9.  We saw lots of different animals and some of us even fed the giraffe!  We are all busy writing about it at the moment so hopefully we'll have some more zoo postings soon.  For now you can check out our video to see what we got up to.

The Return of Wally

We got a big surprise when we came to school on Thursday last week - Wally was had come back to Room 10.  We found him in the library corner reading a book and eating chocolate!  We were very excited, especially because he came back right on time for our trip to the zoo. He said he had lots of fun at Green Bay Primary, but he is happy to be back in Room 10.  I wonder what his next adventure will be.