Friday, November 28, 2014

Athletics with Kowhai kids

Room 11 have been helping classes from Kowhai with athletics skills. There are two buddies from Room 11 in charge of a station eg relays, javelin throw, egg and spoon race etc.  These buddies show the younger students how to play different activities.  We also have two leaders that are in charge of 4 kowhai students.  They help them to move to the next rotation and how to use the equipment properly.  Here are some photos of what learning and teaching looks like during these athletics sessions.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Memorial and Parana Park

Today Room 11 went to Memorial Park and Parana Park.  We had a lot of fun and identified all of the resources families could use.

Memorial and Parana Park Trip

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sunset Art and Poems

We used the app 'Write about' to help us publish our poems.  We also took a photo of our sunset that we drew using pastels. Thanks Mrs Blair for showing us the awesome app.

Room 11's Sunset Art and Poems


Room 11 have been working on 'describing' during writing time.  This week our focus has been on sunsets.  We drew pictures of sunsets to help us describe a sunset.  Below are some of our pictures.  We hope you like them.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Making huts

Room 11 created some huts.  Below is a video of the students making their huts.

The students then wrote stories about their moment in time. We hope you like them.

Hut Building
We decided to bring our favourite stuffed animal to school.  There were lots of sheets and some pillows.  Our group made our hut in the middle of the classroom.  Our large blue and flower patterned sheets were big enough to make the sides and the roof.  I was fine until I saw one side of our hut slip down.  I was so mad my face looked like a tomato.  Students kept saying “ you look funny”.  We finally fixed our hut “WAHOO!” I was so happy that we finished our masterpiece.  I lay on my comfortable snuggly bed made out of sheets.  I hugged my teddy tight and imagined my hut was really my nans house.

By Aotea Davis

Hut Building
“You’re doing it wrong Chloe!” I could hear myself say.  We were using long square sticks to make a triple pyramid.  It was difficult joining the sticks together to create the pyramid effect.  Then Chloe had a fabulous idea to cover the roof using blue tarp and blankets.  It was hard to figure out where to put the hut so that it different collapse and was tightly secure.  BOOM! Suddenly the pyramid collapsed on all of us.  We couldn’t stop laughing.

By Lance Kelly

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Stop Animation Movies

Here are some more videos that students made during lunchtime.

Marble Track from Ham East on Vimeo.

Greedy Pig from Ham East on Vimeo.

Stop Motion Animation

Some students in Room 11 created some movies using the app 'Stop Motion'.  At first it was quite hard to learn how to use this.  Aaron from the Hamilton City library were great helpers.  They made learning how to use this app so much easier.  Here are some of the movies that Ailish, Kelsey and Joshua created.

Stop Motion - Cars from Ham East on Vimeo.

Stop Motion - pencil from Ham East on Vimeo.