Saturday, March 28, 2009

Star of Week 9

Ben is our star!

Our star of the week is Ben, who has been focusing on his learning and contributing during class.

Well done Ben.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Weekly Reflections by Team 17

This week I learnt how to summarise when I read.
by Shweta. K

In the previous day I learnt maths, handwriting, written language and rat playground project.
By Damon.

This week I learnt about a new site about reading, and our first task is to summarise the main ideas when reading. by Kasanita

I learnt how to make a rat playground project and to do basic facts. My goal is to practice my swimming. by Macane

Today we learnt more about Adam and Eve and how to make a great rat playground. by Rizal

This week I learnt how to summarise the main ideas in a story. by Alex

This week we learnt to summarise the main idea and not to give our personal details to people or sites we don't know. by Fi Fi

Yesterday Mr Wood brought his rats into our class and we kept on sticling our fingers into their cage, Camilla was looking after them and so was I at morning tea. by Katrina

I learnt how to summarise my story and not give out personal information on a website. by mornkey girl.

I learnt how to summarise the main point in a Latana-M.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Star of the Week

Star of Week 8
Camilla for being a focused learner and
a team player who shows respect for her
class mates and property.

Wonderful Weta

Weta by Linda
Yesterday I was riding my bike and my brother Woody found a weta. He told me to squash the bug, but I went around it and jumped off my bike to see if the weta was ok. My brother got off his bike as well and he said that the weta was dead, so I picked it up and put it in a peaceful place. The next day I took it to school.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Team 17 in the News

East & Bays Courier wrote and article on Team 17 as 'Class of the Week'. Our class is becoming famous as internet savvy learners. Well done Team 17.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Team 17 leaders

This is our school Soapbox Derby Team who will be putting the go-cart together and racing it this Sunday. They have worked very hard learning to put together the cart which is a mechanical jigsaw. Already they have assembled it and taken it apart a few times. Shweta K representsTeam 17 in this amazing feat. Well done, we will be cheering for you.

"On the 22 of March, Bailey Road School is racing at Auckland netball courts. Today we are getting prepared for Sunday," said Shweta K.

The Soapbox Derby team is also supported and cheered on by an incredible cheerleader squad who stunned us all at the school assembly with their powerful Bailey Road cheers. Team 17 is proud to have four members in this squad;Rebecca, Latana-Maree, Shweta C and Alex. Awesome cheering girls.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Star of the Week

Our Star of the Week for showing
consistent respect for her Team
members and classroom property.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rat Playground Project

Our 'Creative Thinking Challenge' for the next few weeks is the Rat Playground Project.
Mr Wood brought his rats to school on Thursday and we all got to play with them and were given our technology challenge which we will be doing in groups.

The Challenge: Design and draw up plans for this rat playground, then build it using suitable materials.

You must submit a brainstorm of your ideas.
• A Keynote slide presentation of your research that justifies your plan.
• Your plans need to be drawn up on A3 paper and well labeled.
• The playground cannot be bigger than 1m x 1m x 0.30m
• The playground must be strong but easy to move and store.
• The playground must be attractive and easy to keep clean.

Each group member must choose a role:

Group Manager x 1
- makes sure everyone takes part and has a say
- plan timing of project
- makes sure all parts of the project are complete on time
- collects building materials and shares out building tasks
- leads group presentation

Keynote (slide-show) Designers x 2
- learn to use PowerPoint
- photograph or scan your brainstorm, plans and Rat Playground and insert into Keynote
- create a Keynote presentation of your project [what, why, how, your research]

Plan Draftsman / Draftswoman x 2
- Research rat, maze and plan sites. Share with group to choose design ideas
- copy or print ideas and research for your Rat Playground design and PowerPoint presentation
- draw detailed and labeled plans on A3 paper

Research Sites
The Clubhouse
Rats and Mazes
The Science Fair
Maze picture
Plan site 1
Plan site 2
Plan site 3
Plan site 4

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Week 6 Reflection

This week we learnt to identify and use personification in poetry. We made dioramas of our shared poem "City Dawn'.

Comments from Team 17:
I learnt how to put a soap derby cart together. Shweta K.
You guys have a cool teacher. Linda.
Those avatars are awesome. Macane.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Star of the Week

Star of the Week
March 9 -13

Our first Star of the Week as voted for by Team 17
and by Mr Wood for showing honesty, a valued aspect
of the Bailey Road Heart.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Keeping Safe Online

Today we learnt what personal information is, and how to ourselves safe by not to give out personal details. Personal details are: first and last name, information about ourselves, our address, phone number, passwords, school, personal photos, our age and email address.

We also watched a video on Hector's World about keeping our personal information safe. [] More information on internet safety is available at NetSafe. []

We then created nicknames and avatars on the website 'Build Your Wild Self'. This showed how we had achieved our learning. []

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weekly Reflection by Team 17

This week we learnt about rhyming and rhythm poetry, the students who didn't swim on Tuesday created some great poetry about water.
"Swimming is fun, swimming is cool, swimming is the best thing to do in a pool." YB & PN

Every day we had assessments, and we are really tired of them, even though they are really good for Mr Wood to help us learn.