Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rat Tales

Team 17 have written character description of Ginger, Bender, Nibbler and Chaos. Mr Wood brought his pet rats into class last week to meet the best team in the school. We recorded them using Vocaroo and we will embed them onto our eportfolios. Please listen to our stories and leave a comment.
















Pearl’s Cat

Monday, March 29, 2010

Newspaper Tower Challenge

Team 17 had a surprise team challenge today. Using newspapers they built towers, each team trying to build the highest. Silver Stars tower won at 220cm. How high is that in metres?
Everyone was having lots of fun and teams worked well together.

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Kowhai Syndicate Swim Sport Day

Team Kowhai had great fun at their swimming sport day. Here are some photos taken by the students of Team 17, who are learning photography.
1. Please leave a comment, share a good memory you have of the day or someone showing the Bailey Road HEART.
2. Which is your favourite photo and why?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Garden Club Story

 The Year 6 Garden Club has explored gardening in term one. We have sprouted beans. We have dug compost in to soil, watered and feed the plants. Some we planted as seedlings and some, like radish and carrot, from seeds. All have grown so quickly. Luckily we have not had too many problems from caterpillars, snails and birds.

Garden Club members, please tell us about your experience this term with the garden.
  1. What did you do?
  2. How have things changed?
  3. What has been the best thing?
  4. What would you do differently?
  5. Have you enjoyed the learning experience?
  6. What do you recommend for our next garden in term 4?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Super Polynesian Girls draw environmental issues

Super Polynesian Girls draw environmental issues.

Edublogs Challenge 4

The Cobras Team

The Cobras Team drew some effects on our environment.

Edublogs Challenge 4

The Simpsons Team Brainstorm how we are polluting

The Simpsons Team brainstorm how we are polluting our environment.

Edublogs Challenge 4

Team Solar Moon on Global Warming

If it gets too hot in Antarctica all the ice will melt, and all the polar bears and penguins will die by drowning in the water, and the water will cause the water levels to rise, so some of the islands will be covered by water.

Edublogs Challenge 4

Team Dynamites Environmental Worries

Trees get wasted and die.
Whales are killed by the Japanese.
Rubbish are thrown away on our streets and goes into rivers.
See levels are rising which mean small islands get drowned.
People polluting, animals get strangled and hurt.
Rivers getting polluted.
Tornados, cyclones and tsunamis are happening.
The more smoke that goes in the sky and that the shield out side of the earth will start to make a hole and Antarctica will start to melt and countries will start to be flooded, there’s all already a hole in the shield.
We all need to take good care of the environment in order to save the Earth!

Edublogs Challenge 4

Silver Stars think about our environment

We the Silver Stars are worried that pollution will destroy the environment.
People are dumping their rubbish anywhere, even the recyclables which should be in the recycling bin.
When cars and planes take off they release smoke and birds and animals start to die. Oil leaks also leave animals lifeless especially if they are put in rivers where animals drink so they will die.
Plastic could get stuck on them and the beautiful environment will not be beautiful anymore.

EduBlogs Challenge 4

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Visit Auckland: Challenge 3

Team 17 have brainstormed some MUST SEE things you should see in our city Auckland.
  1. Sky Tower: it is a landmark of our city; you can bungee jump from the top; you can see the whole city from the top.
  2. Harbour Bridge: you can see the city lights; you can walk over the top.
  3. Cornwall Park: feed the animals; a big beautiful view.
  4. Rainbows End: a amusement park with lots of rides.
  5. Onehunga Bay: parks and swimming.
  6. Bailey Road School: visit us and see how we learn.
Questions we have for :
Thailand: How big are the temples there? What do you use to build your houses?
Canada: What temperature is Canada normally?
South Africa: Have you ever been gold digging?
Mexico: What do you take to school for lunch? hat are your houses made of? Do you have bikes?
Australia: How hot is it there? What subjects do you study at school?

This is our third Edublog Challenge.
Photo by EssjayNZ

Monday, March 15, 2010

How does our garden grow?

Our Garden Club is very excited by the success of our small patch. We take turns watering them daily and we look out for caterpillar eggs and snails. Last week we found the radishes and carrots we plated were growing too close to each other. This would stop them growing nice and big, so we pulled out some of the seedlings to give more space.

How does your garden grow?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Our Avatar Indentities

We have been learning about protecting our identities online. We will use avatars instead of photos.   After watching the trailer of the movie Avatar, we talked about the meaning of the word.  This is also the week 2 challenge of the Edublogs Blog Challenge.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Our Butterfly Life Cycle Literacy Experience

This term we have watched monarch caterpillars and butterflies being born, growing and changing. It has been an amazing experience. We have also reading and writing about them during literacy. Plus, we have learnt some ICT skills along the way. Some are finding and giving credit for images we use, plus of course creating slide-shows. Can you think of other ICT skills we learnt?

In reading we have been learning to find key words and information when reading.
We will know we can do this when we are able to retell the information in our own words. In writing we were learning to write simple and compound sentences.

Please look through our slide-shows and comment on as many as you like. We love to hear what you think we did well, and where we can get better.
Each slide-show is posted separately so you can comment directly to the students who created that slide-show.

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle by Akansha, Sharnika and A.J

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle by Henrica and Bernadette

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle by Kiu and Malachi

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle by Pearl and Catherine

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle by Steven and Nick

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle by Loretta and Shawn

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle by Shradha and Priyasha

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle by Saylor and Tyler

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle by Sheetel and Viola

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle by Mapili and Vivek

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle by Eugene and Anitesh

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bully Comics

Two weeks ago we saw a fun show about bullying. Two ladies acted out different types of bullying, then they showed us how to deal with them. YAY, because Team 17 does not like bullies!

Today we watched a fun music video about a bully and talked about what we thought the characters were saying (the video is below our work). Then we used a cool site called Speak Up! to create our own comics about different bully situations, and what we could do to solve them. Sorry they are small, if you click on the comic you can see them better.