Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kakariki's Readers Theater

Kakariki (Shradha; Henrica; Bernadette; Mapili; Saylor; Nicholas) presents "The Crystal Rooster". This recording starts a the 03:00 point, this was my small error (Mr Wood).

Whero's Readers Theater

Whero (Jan; Tyler; Eugene; Kiu) presents "What do you want for Dinner?"

Kahurangi's Readers Theater

Kahurangi (Akansha; Viola; Pearl; Priyasha; Steven; Shawn) present "Movie Stars".

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Karaka's Readers Theater Story

Team 17 has been learning to read fluently and with expression. We learnt about Readers Theater and this is our first attempt.

Karaka present (Sheetel; Catherine; Loretta; A.J, Sharinka) "What Do you Want For Dinner?"

Friday, May 21, 2010

We are Learners and Teachers

Today some Team 17 students had a video conference on Skype with the Super 7 Scoopers in Dunedin. Mapili and Sheetel taught them how to create a quizz using PhotoPeach.

This is the PhotoPeach show we used to help our teaching.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fonterra Science Roadshow

On Friday the Fonterra Science Roadshow came to Bailey Road School. We were dazzled with spectacular science shows and got to explore a hall filled with hands-on science experiments. 

Team 17, please comment about your experiences at the the Fonterra Science Roadshow.

Team 17 Logo

Team 17 had been studying advertising and we decided we needed a logo for our class. The competition was on and we received many fantastic entries which are on our classroom wall. However after voting and class discussion Steven's design won the honor. 

Our new logo for term 2 is on our wiki, blog, and as the desktop picture on our classroom computers too. Well done and thank you Steven.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Our Rocky Shore Slideshows using PhotoPeach

Team 17 learnt about PhotoPeach from the Super7Scoopers blog.

We love PhotoPeach because it is easy to use. You can add text to photos, add blank pages or even create a quiz. An easy way to comment is in the comment box at the end of each slideshow.

Please click here to see all the individual student blogs. We crave your comments!

This is Sheetel's PhotoPeach story. Sheetel has also been an excellent peer tutor, teaching students how to embed their PhotoPeach code into their blogs.

Our Award and Top Ten Blogs!

We are very lucky to have been awarded as a Top Ten class blog by our friends Mrs Bee and the Super 7 Scoopers@St Clair and Mr Webb and Room 8 @ Melville Intermediate School from the 2010 blogging challenge.

Blog NominationWe have learnt so much from following the blogs of other school and students. Each one inspires us and we love exchanging comments and communicating with one another.
We cannot exclude St Clair or Melville Intermediate from our Top Ten, as they share so much learning with us. So our Top Ten nominations for awards are:
1. Mrs Bee and the Super 7 Scoopers@St Clair and our shared wiki friends.
3. Moturoa's Blog at Appleby School and our shared wiki friends.
4. Mr. Miller's Classroom and his Edublog Student Challengers
5. 4th Grade Culture Studies have been writing great blogs about different cultures.
6. Mr. C's Class Blog and his Digital Media Students' are the #comment4kids champions. They deserve an award for the fantastic commenting they do.
7. Mrs. Quam's Student Writing blog always provide us with great reading.
8. student writing blogs
9. Mr. Bennett's Beach Brains students' also use KidBlogs to write.
10. Year 5 RC is Mrs Miller's class who are blogging about science.

If you are receiving an award please consider a few rules to follow:
1- Copy and display the picture of the award given to you;
2- Link back to the blog that nominated you;
3- Nominate 10 different blogs yourself;
4- Inform the people you nominated, so they can in turn, continue the chain and spread the word about other great blogs out there.