Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
I have managed to load up a showcase of some of the photos into a photo story for you.
Room 3 students are also creating their own photo stories or movie on camp. This will also include a recording of their camp recount. This you will be able to view on their kidblogs over the next week. There is a link on the side to find those.
The goal of their movie and recount is to be evidence of them 'Managing Themselves'.
This was the big learning focus on camp as well as having FUN!
Grab some popcorn, pull up a cushion and enjoy!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Very soon we will post a photo story of our activities, recounts and maybe some videos. Our Internet access is sooooooooo slow at school that it is hard to achieve some of the things we would like to do but we manage with it. Ms Matthews has taken her laptop home so she can load our video and photo stories on from home where the Internet access is 'super sonic' fast compared to school. We know that our board chairman is working on making this better for us and Mr Taylor is keen to see this happen too.
In the mean time have a read of our kidblog reflections. Our reflections are 2 stars and a wish for camp and some of us managed to load a photo.
Monday, October 18, 2010
One of the things we are going to do on camp is visit a Marae. We have been preparing hard for that because it is the first time most of us have experienced a Marae visit. Melville Intermediate have helped us with our mihi mihi on skype so we can say these on our visit, that was awesome!
Here is a sample of what it was like from our end!
We have also used Pecha Kucha to make presentations about the Marae we are visiting. This is a new skill we are learning for presentations. We made a mini Pecha Kucha where we used one slide for each student in our group and we had to talk for 20second to each slide. We were learning about the Marae so we understand how we need to behave and what to expect when we get there. Wow that was interesting!
We look forward to telling you about our great experience when we get back.
Room 3 had a number of winning entries in the lamb and calf section but unfortunately they can't represent the school at Group Day because they will be on camp!
Maddie's rabbits won in the domestic pet competition which was really nice considering her upsetting experience with her per lamb passing away :-(
You can read about that on Maddie's blog, warning it is very sad!
Enjoy our photostory!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
It has been a great experience! Room 3 students have been learning about blogging from BRS Room 17 . The learning conversations amongest Room 3 students and with BRS Room 17 have been interesting and heart warming to read. The encouragement from Room 17 has been inspiring! Thank you Mr Wood for allowing us to be part of your classroom. We love having you in ours.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Room 3 made a survey for their Indian lunch. We wanted to know if having an Indian Lunch with Indian Affair in Taupo would be worth it. We needed to find out how many students and families would be interested. We worked hard to decide how we would make our survey.
1.What Indian dish would you choose to have for lunch?
2.How many dishes would you order?
3.Would you order Naan bread with your order?
These are our results.
1.Butter Chicken 37
Chicken Korma 14
Navrattan Korma 2
2.Number of dishes 114
We received 44 responses.
If only half of the families ordered we would still get 22 orders of approximately 57 dishes.
Ms Matthews thought it was interesting that only 10 of our 44 replies responded online.
We are pleased and surprised with these results. Now it’s time to negotiate with the restaurant.
Good luck Ms Matthews!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thank you for your support.
Room 3 students and Ms Matthews
Click here to take survey
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Our focus is traditional dance, art and music in India. Please if anyone can help us with some expertise on Dance in India we would be very grateful.
You see Ms Matthews has two left feet and we are supposed to be creating our own interpretation of dance from India for our school production!
We have lots of videos to help us but we are searching for an expert person from our Global community who can answer some questions.
Please leave a comment if you can help us.
Thanks from Room 3
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Wow! What a start to term three! It has been wonderful! We have been looking around our class to see where we can hang our display for the new topic. Then we remembered the photos we took at the start of the year of our blank canvas. The class looks magnificient. This however doesn't change our dilemma of where to put this terms learning. We have decided that we will have to take down some of our learning to make room. Here are some photos of what it looks like now!
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
We wanted to find out how long it would take us to ride our bikes from the sun to the planet we are studying.
- Renee, Abby and Emily measured out a 1000m course on our playing field.
- Then we each shared a bike with the great kids who bought them in - Caleb, Emily, Sam and Renee.
- Next we went out to the our course and worked out our average time to ride 1000m/1km on the bikes. We needed stopwatches and record sheets to write times for everyone.
- Last of all we all worked out a formula to calculate our kilometres per hour. Then we used calculators to work out how long it would take us to ride from the sun to our planet. It seems our calculators wouldn't hold the massive figures. We found an online calculator and quickly realised no one would survive the trip.
Now we are wandering how long it would take us to drive dad's car????????
We will use our formula to figure it out with the speed of 100km hour.
Will we survive that trip?
As junior scientists we have discovered that the distances between us, the sun and our planets is enormous.
Keep watching for our Space reports we are recording and publishing with Voicethread.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Keep watching to find out how long it takes us to ride our bikes, from the planet we are investigating to the sun.
Being scientists is fun! We discovered that scientists need to have lots of skills. When we have been doing our investigations we have to have the skills of reading, writing, mathematics and problem solving!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
We got lost on the Moon!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Molly whining, Murphy barking it made me want to throw up! I decided to join in meow, woof, it was so loud! Jordyn started to whinge, Mikayla singing and mum was going crazy! LUCKILY I brought my magazines, I thought. So I decided to hand them out! Little Angel for Jordyn, Girl power for Mikayla and Total girl for me! BUT WAIT! Theres still a noise, oh no what about Molly and Murphy, and then I said this is the worst day ever! Murphy jumped up on the back of the seat and was quiet for once and Molly cuddled up to her blanket and went to sleep!
We stopped and got a pie lunch. I gave some of mine to Murphy but he just wanted more and more. So I gave him the steak in my pie. We were only in Rotorua and we still had a long way to go. I asked mum if we could hurry up and get there but she just said no!
I got out my mp3 and listened to Tik tok by Kesha for probably 2 hours and finally we were in Waihi coming into Whangamata. I closed my eyes and when we were there I opened them and saw all my favourite shops! We got to the beach house and I thought to myself that it was worth the horrid car journey and that I was lucky to have Whangamata!
By Maddy P
The next day it was a new day we did everything we went on the playground we went to the beach and watched the contiki go out and we went to the shop. we played on the tramp with Brooke. It was a tiring day. We did the same thing everyday. After four days it was time to go home. It was the four best days of the holidays. On the way home was a bit sad that we were leaving I wish that we could stay another week.
In the car I thought to my self what a awesome weekend. It was the best day EVER!!!
By Jessie W
Monday, April 26, 2010
Watch this space to see how 'spaced out' we get!
In reading we have been learning about summarising and 'word clouds'. See if you can find out about Pluto.
Good readers notice key words.
Here is a ‘Word Cloud’ of a text called ‘What happened to Pluto’.
Can you identify the key words?
‘Word Clouds’ have some words bigger than others because these are words that have been repeated in the text. The bigger the word the more it was repeated.
So what do you think happened to Pluto?
How did you get the name Nabby3?
The area of our school is called Nab and we are in year 3
How many classrooms do you have?
How long have you had your blog?
Our school has been opened for 75 years. How long has your school been opened?
We have student leaders for sport at lunchtime, they are called Dynamo Leaders. Do you have Dynamo Leaders?
No, we have what we call Play Leaders
Do you have a garden?
We have a meadow. We also have a bird bath and a bird feeder! (we can't wait to see the photos)
We have an award winning enviro group; they look after our school environment. Do you have an enviro group?
We have 89 students in our school. How many children are in your school?
We have a head boy and girl at our school. Do you have head prefects at your school?
We have head teachers but not head prefects.
We have school houses named after our local mountains, one is a volcano. Do you have school houses with leaders like in Harry Potter?
No! (Nabby3 laughed when we asked this)
We have 36 computer notebooks to share in our school; they live on what we call COW’s (computers on wheels). Do you have computer notebooks?
We don't have COW's we have a computer suite with 16 computers and every class has a computer, we have 6 computers in our class.
Do you make graphs?
Do you have a Learning Centre or Library where you can read books and do research?
Do you play sports at your school?
Football, tennis, basketball, rugby and multi skills (we would love to know more about multi skills!)
We have a strategy to use called a SLIDE, for when we have a disagreement with other students, teachers or adults. What is your SLIDE?
The connection to Nabby3 was a bit delayed when we asked this questions but they did so they just SORT IT OUT!
Thanks From Room 3 Broadlands School
Hi Nabby3 if we have any answers wrong can you let us know. Talking to you on Skype was very fun and we would like to do it again sometime. Sometimes when we were talking it was a little bit delayed so we weren't sure of your answers.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
How lucky are we!
We sent Mr Key some questions about his 3 R's and he sent the answers to us by video! When we watched the video it was like he was in our classroom.
We felt very lucky that Mr Key could take some time out from his job and make a video for us. we also sent him a photostory which we will show you.
We aren't able to post his video because that is special to our class only.
Thank you Mr Key you rocked our world!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
My message from the Mayor
He said that when he left school he became a mechanic and he also said that he needs a better job
By Abby and Renee.
My message from the mayor.
It was interesting how the mayor told us how the snowstorm in Taupo happened. I still miss him. I hope he can come next time and tell us some more information. I wander how old he is.
Message from the mayor
The mayor’s responsibility is to protect
the environment and habitats.
By Harding and John.
OUR MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
To give it a go even if you don’t get it, it’s good just to try because if you get it you will be pleased with yourself.
There is such a thing as mayor school.
To always tell the truth or you dig a hole for yourself.
To be proud of where you live, you should respect it because you don’t really won’t to leave home.
To chase after you’re dreams
By Kassidy and Frances and Brodie!!!
My message from the mayor
Is when he said if you make a mistake you put your hand up and say I’m sorry!
Brian and Lennox’s Message from the Mayor
The mayor quoted
“It is better to aim at the top and miss then to aim at the bottom and hit.”
BIG QUESTIONS FOR THE MAYOR:
Q. Who decides on what rules there are going to be for adults in our community?
A. Well you shouldn’t really separate you and adults because the rules are for everyone. The Central Government decides on the rules. By Frances and Kassidy and Brodie!!!
Q. How do you find out if a cyclone is coming to our country?
A. The Met service provides accurate weather information. by Maddy and Jessie
Q. What are your rights as a mayor?
A. To be happy to meet people. We all have the right to do anything but we do not have the right to do something that would hurt people. By Courtney and Maddie U
Q: What are your responsibilities?
A: To protect the environment and there habitats. By John and Harding.
Q.Who decides what your rights will Be?
A. The local government 2002.
Q. What made you want to be the mayor?
A. When he left school he became a mechanic. He needed a better job. So he stood up and he went for the mayor and he got the job. Before he went for the job as mayor he tried for the District Council but he didn’t get in. He loves fishing out on Lake Taupo and the sea on their big boat with his grandkids they like going on the ski biscuits and water skis. By Abby and Renee!!!
Q. What is your slide if you ever have a disagreement with another person?
A. 1. I take my mind fishing or motor racing. 2. Just smile. 3. Don’t listen to them. Q2: Do you go biscuiting? A2: No I tow the biscuit. By Lennox and Brian
Q.If you make a mistake what will happen?
A. There is a scale of how bad the mistake is. 1 being a I am sorry and a 10 might be a resignation and or the risk of losing my job. He said it is better to tell when you have made a mistake then to keep it a secret. By Maddison and Catilin!!!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
It was a clear night. I could smell the fire burning and the hangi cooking it smelt soooooooo good.
Then... it all started
Flash, rumble, rumble, flash again “oh no”, I cried “a thunderstorm”.
I ran to unplug my radio BUT, to late lightning had stuck it. I was so horrified. But mum said it would still work so I did not worry and it turned out fine.
I just continued watching the storm and it was so fun.
What I saw was amazing it was this I saw the god of thunders fork piercing the heavens and I thought it would hit me. “Arrrrrrrrhhhhhhh” I yelled I heard A hungry lion roaring and I hid.
Then it all calmed down and it was sunny “wow” I thought that is finally over”
Then we had dinner and it was a hangi and it was delish. We went to bed and it was sooooo sticky and hot.
I thought the day was fun because it scared my sisters. Scary because it had sudden noises.
Room 3 Broadlands School, Reporoa, New Zealand
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
This terms theme is Rights, Rules and Responsibilites. We have been reading 'The Tree Hutt Treaty' because it has a lot to do with the 3 R's. It is also connected to a special day in New Zealand called Waitangi Day. Waitangi day is celebrated on 6 February.
We started by writing what helped us to be Happy and Safe in Room 3 http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/happysafe2 Please can you add some of your own ideas to our wall. We would enjoy reading them as your ideas might help us with our ponder over our own Rights, Rules and Responsibilites for our classroom.