Monday, May 31, 2010

Lee's Volcano Animation

This is Lee's volcano animation. Listen as he shares with you what is happening. Well done Lee creating this animation using kidpix.

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Volcano by Brandon

Here is another paragraph that our Rainbows group have written together. Listen as Brandon shares with you what we came up with together.

A volcano is a mountain that has magma inside. When the plates under the earth's crust crash together or moves away, it causes an eruption. As the magma rises and comes out of the opening. It is called lava.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ofa's Volcano Animation

Ofa created this animation using Kidpix. Listen as she shares with you what is happening.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thanks Dr Strange from Room 10 2009

NEWSFLASH!! Last year's Room 10 were very fortunate to have won an award nominated by Dr John Strange from the University of Alabama, America. To find out more about this award click here. We would like to thank Dr Strange and his students for working with us and for leaving us lovely comments on our blog posts. Arohanui, Miss Lavakula and Room 10 from 2009.

A Volcano by Eric

As part of writing we have been learning to write paragraphs. This is an example by our Rainbows group that Eric is going to share.

A volcano is a mountain that has a hole in it and has magma inside. When it starts to erupt it's called lava. When the lava stops flowing, it cool down and changes into rocks and makes new land.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gloria and Mary

As part of writing, the Rainbows group were given a task to write a paragraph about a volcano in pairs. This is what Gloria and Mary came up with.

We took one sentence and decided to deconstruct it as whole class.

A magma came out of the volcano and make the big ash come out of the volcano and the magma looks like a river.

Can you see what is wrong with this sentence?

After deconstructing this sentence with the class. Here is what we came up with.

Magma comes out and makes a big cloud of ash and it looks like a river.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sela's Reflection

As part of the literacy cycle we have, children have been asked to reflect on their earlier posts. They've looked at what they did well, what they could do better next time and other points to reflect.
Listen as Sela shares with you her reflection. Well done Sela!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Quasia's paragraph writing

This is Quasia's paragraph that she wrote all by herself. Well done Quasia!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Cloudy Day by Tafaoata

This is Tafaoata's paragraph about a cloudy day. Her job was to describe the weather outside. Listen as she shares with you her and her group's writing.

Sometimes when it's cloudy, it rains. The sky is grey and it is a wet day. The grass is cold and slippery.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Quasia Reflects on her post

Listen as Quasia reflects on one of her earlier posts.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rave's paragraph about the Monkey Bars

As part of writing, we have been learning to write paragraphs. Do you know what a paragraph is?
Here is Rave paragraph about Monkey Bars.

Outside in the playground, monkey bars are used by children. Sometimes when you swing across on the bars you can get blisters on your hands. Monkey bars look like a ladder, but they're the other way around.

Sela's Report

This is Sela's first attempt at writing a report.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Christian's Report

This is Christian's report about her dad. She is new to our school, so this is her first post. Listen as she shares with us some information about her dad.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lee's Report

As part of writing, we have been learning about writing reports. This is Lee's report about his mum. Listen as he shares with us some details and why she is special to him.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Maungarei, Maungawhau

During our sessions for Maori we have been learning about the Maori guardians and here is a chant as well as some of our graphics the we have drawn so far.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Asena's Holiday

This is what Asena got up to during the term break.