Jul 14, 2013

Last day thank you.

We had our class photo (Email me if you want a copy)
We had an awesome shared Kai. 
Then we presented at final assembly.
Many thanks to all the students and parents of Hawea Flat both past and present and a big thank you to all of the teachers that I have had the opportunity to learn and work with over the past 5 years.
Mr Dyer

Postcard from Germany & Switzerland

Jul 12, 2013

Can we make it from 39,581 to 40,000+ on the last day?

Hello there friends and Whanau of Room 6,
Do you think that in the final day of this blog and term 2 we can get to 40,000 visits? Help us finish this blog in style as today is its last day before its retirement. We need less than 500 visits and we know that you will find something awesome within our blogs many posts.
So please share with your classes and feel free to leave a comment :)
Many thanks
Mr Dyer and Room 6

Jul 11, 2013

Deia and Fiona's WITS poster

Another Lego creation to explain our WITS

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Jul 5, 2013

Maths Apps that we talked about at Interviews

Hello there all,
The other night at interviews there were a couple of iPad apps that we shared that I said  would add to the blog for reference so here we are.  Most of them also have the ability to be added to iPods and remember that the competition component of some of the apps can be removed by single player option and this will remove any stress around the new learning.
The there are 6 Math Slide Apps, four are free and all are fantastic. They are on the iPad and iPod/iPhone and are great visual ways to really understand what each number looks like ( in money, fingers, blocks or bundles of sticks) and they range from early stages to more difficult. 

Maths Machine is free for Maori Language Week and is great for consolidating your counting in English and Te Reo.
Then we have School A-Z where I really like the Spelling Bee Component as you can add your own words and record your own voice reading the word for the test.

Mathletics is the last App and our passwords that have been sent home apply here - sadly this is an iPad only App.

GIF the image that moves

Today on the iPad we worked in pairs to create GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) images using the GIF Shop App.
Here are our creations in under 10 minutes each!

Jul 4, 2013

Wow! What Soccer Super Stars

Congratulations to Manaia, Finn T, Deia and Reuben for being recognised for the soccer awesomeness! 
Tino Pai and Tu Meke. 

Jul 2, 2013

Pride of place

Thanks to Mark and Jude we have an amazing image of our mural up at Treble Cone next to the magic carpet. Doesn't it look stunning!

Jun 24, 2013


Just a quick challenge, which does not count as homework, just fun. 
This afternoon I was Minecrafted (Unsure if this is a word, but I am using it anyway) by Monty and that made me wonder who else is Minecrafting out there and who has something to share?
So take your screen shots and email them to me and we will post them here.  I wonder how creative we can be? Will it be an object? Will it be a person? Will it be a whole building or even the school?
Get crafting.
Mr. Dyer
MineCraft Mr Dyer by Monty

Elliot's Amazing Snow Creation