Dec 17, 2012

End of year picnic

The wind disappeared and all the parents came out to celebrate the year and farewell the Year 6 students.

- Posted by a Student in Room 6

Location:A shady spot

A guest visitor

Tana's dad had just gotten back from Papua New Guinea where he had been shooting a documentary. He came and spoke to us about what he saw and shared his photos (WanakaTV).

- Posted by Mr Dyer

Shared lunch to celebrate the end of the year

- Posted by an impressed Mr Dyer

Location:In the classroom

Dec 13, 2012

Christmas thoughts we have added to the Christmas around the world blog

- Posted by a Student in Room 6

Swim squad at work

Dec 11, 2012

Cycle skills - around the block with Constable Vink and Kirsty

Beautiful day to ride ;)

Christmas Around the World

We have been lucky to be chosen to be a part of the Christmas around the world blog.  I believe that as we are quite different to the majority of the other classes, because it is summer here, we might have some important things to add.  I have linked the photo above and what we need to do is add things like...

What are our Christmas traditions.
What makes Christmas Special for us.
What type of things do we get up to at Christmas.

So if you record your thoughts and ideas in a Word document I will help you add them to the Christmas Around the World Blog.
Mr D

Dec 10, 2012

Cycle skills

Great start to week 9... Cycle skills with Lucy, Kirsty and the gang.
Tomorrow - road cycling ;)

- Posted by a Student in Room 6

Location:On the field

Dec 5, 2012

Christmas Craft in preparation for our End of Year Picnic Stall

The fine staff of CCANZ (Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand) are asking for pledges to raise money towards creating resources to educate New Zealand schools and businesses about what CC is and who has ownership of images, music and online resources and how we are able to use them.
So we have decided to do two things...
1. Make a pledge towards the people of CCANZ

2. Start our own Flickr account where we will save all of our photos that do not have recognisable people in them. We will then tag the photos, so they can be searched for, and choose a CC license for the photos, so that people can use them, as long it is not to make money and they give us credit for the photo.

Please look at the CCANZ website and then post your thoughts and comments about what you have read and thought on this post. It is a really important part of being a Digital Citizen.

Posted by Mr Dyer


Dec 1, 2012

The last practice before the Talent Show

I will try to record again next week with better Audio, but until then, enjoy.

Nov 29, 2012

Heather Hunt at the Wanaka Library

Today we traveled to the Wanaka library to meet and listen to Graphic Designer and Illustrator Heather Hunt. She discussed with us the picture book that she has illustrated about the Kiwi. Then we learned about the ways that her community of Whangarei Heads have changed the way that they live and trapped pests to raise the level of kiwi living around their houses.

Here are some of our jottings...

Kiwi like to live in Pampus bushes. Casey
The male kiwi protects itself from predators by turning its back to him and kicking. Luca

The male kiwi sits on the egg for 80 days without food. Georgie
The mother kiwi eats a lot when the male is sitting on the egg. Ethan
In Whangarei heads there used to be only 80 kiwi, but through trapping of stoats there are now more than 500. Abby

After the female has laid both eggs the father sits on the egg and she goes away and eats lots. Emma
They have signs up to warn about kiwis crossing. Reuben

The Brown Kiwi population in New Zealand is 25,000. Red and Louis
The female's voice is louder than the males Ben

The kiwi dad puts its back to he predator and kicks with its big claws. Tana
Kiwi's cross the road when they need to. Casey

- Posted by a Student in Room 6

Location:Wanaka Library

Nov 23, 2012

Congratulations to Room 4G of Eastern Hutt School

Sad to announce that the results for the Interface Awards came out at lunchtime today and we did not win. The winner was...

Best Class Blog

WINNER, Nickie Slater, Eastern Hutt School, Our Learning Journey

So check out their blog, as it is amazing!
Posted by a proud of what we have achieved Me Dyer

Nov 16, 2012

In assembly blogging

Sharing of some Passion Project work.
Art Group...

Louis, Emily, Isla and Tana with their art.

Animal group
Georgie talking about the visit by her dad, where they discussed life on a farm.

Research group
Red sharing his research about the ISS or International Space Station

Cooking Group
Kirsten, Willow and Annika sharing something they have learned.

Oh, and all the Parents and Whanau

- Posted by an impressed Mr Dyer

Location:Grand View