Saturday, October 30, 2010


Team 17 teams worked hard in term 3 using the TEACH inquiry process to explore cultures. In teams they created wikis to show their learning. We entered the top three into the TVNZ6 NetGuide Schools Multimedia Challenge. They had a huge number of entries and the judges found the process of choosing winners very challenging.

So a HUGE congratulations is due to Priyasha, Akansha and Sheetel for becoming finalists in the TVNZ6 NetGuide Schools Multimedia Challenge. They created a wiki about Indian culture. Well done girls, you have made Mr. Wood, Team 17 and Bailey Road School very proud. You girls rock!

Primary team (URL)
School: Bailey Road Primary and Intermediate
Student Name(s): Priyasha, Sheetel, Akansha
Teacher: Shaun Wood

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Podcast for week 3

Akansha and A.J present this weeks podcast about our learning.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Class Project

Mr. Wood showed us his own brainstorm of questions and information we needed to research and create. Each student was given responsibility for a part of the whole project. We all spent the day researching our areas and making our part of the project.
Earthquake Project on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Earthquake Games

We have this book Earthquake Games in our class library this term and after Mr. Wood read some the activities we tried them out for ourselves. We think they help us understand how earthquakes happen.
What do you think?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thinking Earthquakes

We have been learning about the earth's structure and how earthquakes happen. Christchurch had an earthquake a month ago and we Skyped Springston E-Team to ask them some questions about what is was like. These are some of our brainstorms, mind maps and posters.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Podcast for week 2

Loretta and Vivek podcast about week 2 learning. Below is a slide-show of our avatars.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Garden Club

Today was our first Garden Club meeting.. Everyone is giving up one of their lunch times to help work in our vegetable garden. Thank you Talo (our caretaker) for making this wonderful garden space for us.
We planted: tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, silverbeet, beetroot, beans, zucchini, butternut, celery, chives, and parsley. We also planted three edible flower types: calendula, marigold, and nasturtium. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is when your write something or text something mean. The equipment they use is a phone or computer.

Anyone could be a cyber bully, even your friends could be one too. The reason why they bully you is maybe because they are jealous or they just want to be mean.

For the victim he/she might feel sad, weird or they might even cry, plus they might want to be alone.

Things that I would do is go and tell my parents or the principal because they will help you.

Mind map and writing by Henrica

Team 17 Podcast Term 4 Week1

This weeks podcast is hosted by Henrica and Bernadette, assisted by Viola and Anitesh.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

More Blogging Buddies

Welcome back to term 4 and I hope you are rested. People in Christchurch have had little rest since the first big earthquake with tremors happening almost daily since then. 

Springston E-Team: Endeavour are a class from Christchurch who have experienced the earthquakes and blogged about them. We are going to read their stories and Skype them in a few weeks time to ask some questions. Thank you Springston E-Team: Endeavour.