Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jalen's Hobby Animation

This is Jalen's animation that he has made to show what he likes to do in his spare time. Well done Jalen! Can you guess what it is?

Sohel's Hobby Animation

Here is Sohel's animation that he has made showing what he likes to do in his spare time. Can you tell what it is?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Taimana's school animation

Taimana has made an animation of himself at school using kidpix. Well done Taimana!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Aroha's School Animation

Here is Aroha's animation that she has made in kidpix. She has worked hard and with help was able to turn her animation into a slideshow then into a quicktime. Well done Aroha!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Brooklyn's All About Me

This term for our topic "The Point England Way", we are going to present to our class a speech all about Me. Here is Brooklyn's mihi in English.

Greetings, my name is Brooklyn Khammy-McCarthy. I'm 7 years old. My birthday is on February 15th. I'm from Thailand. I live in Glen Innes, Auckland. My grandparents are Colleen and Terry. My dad's name is Bohrli and my mum's name is Hayley. The siblings I have is my big cousin Frank. I have a dog, his name is Dre. My favourite food is pancakes and my favourite colour is pink. My favourite song is Justin Bieber One Time. My best friends are Falefehi and Ariana. My favourite game is Hide and Seek

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mahana's trip to MOTAT

Mahana is part of the Rainbows writing group. Here is writing about our trip to MOTAT. Well done Mahana!

On Wednesday morning we went to MOTAT. My favourite part was the tactile dome and the mirror maze. I liked the tactile dome because it was scary and dark. The best about the mirror maze was that I kept on getting lost all the time. MOTAT stands for the Museum of Transport and Technology.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Michael's trip to MOTAT

Michael is apart of the Stars writing group. They have been learning to add detail to the front of word groups to write interesting sentences. Here is what Michael has written.

We learned how to speak appropriately at MOTAT. In our groups we had to listen carefully. Room 9 and 10 had to take responsibility when working together.

On Wednesday we went to MOTAT. I went to the mirror maze. I walked and people were smiling at the mirrors. I was laughing.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Taimana's trip to MOTAT

Taimana has written about our trip to MOTAT. Listen and watch carefully as he shares with you the best part of the day for him.

The tactile dome was like a dark maze. It was cool. Cyrus picked me, Maroroa and Stevenson. We were first to go inside. We all got stuck in the middle and then we all cried "Help!" I found the net, we climbed up and hopped off. Stevenson found the slide and we got out. I felt happy to be out of there.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thank you parents!!

We'd like to acknowledge all the parent/adults that offered to and came to help on our trip to MOTAT. Without parent and adults helping us we would not be able to go.

Maroroa's Trip to MOTAT

Maroroa wrote this story about his trip to MOTAT. Listen as he shares with you what he did and enjoyed.

Tylah's thoughts on MOTAT

Here is Tylah sharing what she did and enjoyed on our trip to MOTAT.

Tihi's thoughts on MOTAT

Here is Tihi sharing quickly what he did and enjoyed at MOTAT. Well done Tihi!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Maurice's thoughts on MOTAT

Here is Maurice sharing his thoughts about our trip to MOTAT that was on Wednesday 16th March, 2011.

Junior's thoughts on MOTAT

Here is Junior sharing his thoughts at MOTAT.

Kyan's thoughts of MOTAT

Room 9 and 10 travelled to MOTAT yesterday and learned to speak appropriately and listen carefully to each other. We also learned about taking on responsibility.
Here is Kyan sharing his thoughts about the trip. Please note that this is not his writing.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zane's Christchurch Earthquake Writing

Here is a paragraph that Zane has written about the earthquake that happened recently in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has been learning to use interesting words to write sentences.

In Christchurch there has been a massive earthquake. All the power has been cut off. In the busy city center of Christchurch, buildings have collapsed.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fun with Bubbles!

Alexis is in the Rainbows writing group. This group has been learning to include speech marks and a question mark in their paragraphs. Here is her writing. Well done Alexis!

We went outside to make bubbles. Me and my friend said to Sarai "you look like Santa Claus!" Then we made it into a milkshake like a big foam mountain. I thought what is everybody doing with the bubbles?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wonderful Bubbles!!

The Stars writing group are learning to add detail to the front of word groups to write interesting sentences. Here are the sentences that Zaphanata and Sateki came up with. Well done boys!

Sarai looked like Santa Claus because she had bubbles on her face.

Inside the plastic bucket, was bubble mix.

There was a fountain of bubbles coming out of the bucket.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bubbles Everywhere! By Stevenson

The Rainbows have been learning to write a paragraph that included "speech marks" and a question mark ?. Here is Stevenson's writing. Great writing Stevenson!

I wondered what everyone was doing? Miss Lavakula said "We're making bubbles". We put water in a bucket with dishwashing liquid and oil. Miss Lavakula gave us some coloured straws. When we got our straws lots of bubbles came out. Falefehi's team was puffing and puffing away. Soon their plastic bucket looked like a volcano was erupting.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sateki's School Animation

Sateki has been working hard animating his pictures and turning it into a slideshow. With reminding, he was then able to export his slideshow to iMovie and turn it into a quicktime. Well done Sateki!

Sarai's School Animation

Sarai has managed to complete her animations and turn it into a slideshow. With help, she has exported it to iMovie and made it a quicktime. Here is her work.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Uli's School Animation

Uli has been trying hard to animate his pictures in kidpix. With help, he was able to create his slideshow and turn it into a quicktime. Well done Uli!

Maroroa's School Animation

Maroroa has been working really hard to get his animation finished and with the help of others he was able to turn his slideshow into a quicktime. Well done Maroroa!

Lorenzo's School Animation

Here is Lorenzo's animation showing him at school. He created this using kidpix, then importing it to iMovie and sharing it as a quicktime. Well done Lorenzo!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Cyrus' School Animation

Here is Cyrus' animation that he has made of himself at school. Well done Cyrus!

Stevenson's School Animation

Part of our e-learning task this term, the children have been learning to make an animation of themselves in different environments. Stevenson was able to animate himself at school using kidpix. Here is his animation that he created.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bin It Champions Week 3 and 4

Every week of the term Pt England School has "Bin It" awards given out at assembly. They are awarded to each class at the end of the week only if your bay area is always clean. Room 9 works hard to keep our area tidy and this week we were awarded not one but two certificates. Thanks to Mr J who's in charge of "Bin It" every week.

Mufti Day for Christchurch Movie

Here is a short clip of our mufti day fundraiser. Our whole school ate lunch together on the field and then there was some music and dancing to follow. During our assembly Mr Burt shared with us that we raised $747 but by the end of singing our "Responsibility" song we managed to put together $781. All the money raised will go to the schools for the children in Christchurch.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mufti Day for Christchurch

Today is mufti day at Pt England School. We are raising money for the schools in Christchurch. Now, we know that it's a nationwide day for everyone to wear red and black and lots of people are. Our uniforms are red and black so we wear these colours almost everyday.
Here is a photo of us in our mufti. Each child bought in a gold coin and we've raised over $30 in our class alone. We're also having a picnic at lunchtime so watch this space for more photos.

Sohel's Goal Writing

Sohel has thought about and written down what he would like to improve on this term. Do you have any ideas to share with him about how he can succeed?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Falefehi's Goals

Here are some of Falefehi's goals that she has thought about. Are you able to help her think about how she can achieve them?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PJ's goals for the term

Here are some of PJ's goals for the year that he has thought about. Can you help PJ think of some ways he can achieve them?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Taimana's Earthquake Gem

Listen as Taimana shares with a gem that he wrote during writing time.

2011 Pt England School Picnic

Every year our whole school walks down to the Pt England Reserve for a picnic. We're there for the whole day. During the day there are a range of activities that the children can take part in. Watch our movie and see the highlights of the day.