Friday, December 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Hi I’m Coco the new class pet for Room 3 at Broadlands School. I came on the Coco bus on Tuesday the 22th of November. When I got to Broadlands a huge welcoming party came to greet me. I learnt that I would get my bone to chew on when I chewed something I shouldn’t have. . They would give the instructions once saying it like this come Coco and I didn’t do them they would make me and tell me I am a good boy. This afternoon we did athletics with Matua Dan for an hour. Now I am tired out. There will be a lot of people to meet but I think I can handle it. Can’t wait to meet Colby my owner’s cat. Hopefully we will be BFFL
(Best Friends For Life).
Friday, November 4, 2011
This year we have been doing Bike It. We have been getting taught how to mountain bike for camp. It has been very fun for all of us and are looking forward to doing bike it again today. We are doing bike it because we are going on camp very soon and we are going mountain biking.
Friday, October 28, 2011
- Not caring
- Not Responsible
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Snowing at Broadlands School
It snowed at school today 15 August 2011.
We loved the snow because we don’t get much snow out here.
We saw snow falling down from the gray sky. We were excited and we played in the snow.
You can feel the snow dripping down our T-shirts. We tasted the frozen water dripping down into our mouths.
Boo hoo! The snow went away and the sun came out. Everybody wants the snow to come back so we can have a snow fight.
BY Taelyn, Sarah and Hannah
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Today two people from unison came to our school to teach us about electricity and how it works.They taught us what is safe to touch and what isn't safe to touch.They showed us some videos and all the safety gear worn by the people that work on the power lines and showed us what would happen if we touched electricity.It was cool.
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Thursday, August 4, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
These are some of our ideas:
Learning is thinking with other people or by yourself to get more knowledge.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
This word picture was created in Wordle. Can you identify the keywords of this story. Maybe you could predict what the story is about. Have fun!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
These programs are simple to use and as we create them it doesn't put any pressure on our schools wireless network which is a complete nightmare for most things. Ms Matthews uploads them at home.
Our reflections of our achievement has helped us to think creatively about timing of our pictures and fluency and expression with our voice. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed making them.
Here are two from John and Corien. The others will be posted onto our kidblogs (link at the side).
Please leave us a comment and let us know where you are from so we can visit you. Regularly we visit blogs and start a learning conversation.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
We have decided on 6 points for our success criteria:
1. Write your comment including a greeting, content and a closing.
2. Always use correct spelling, punctuation, grammar and spacing.
3. Compliment the writer in a specific way, ask a question or add new information.
4. Write a relevant comment that is related to the post.
5. Do not reveal any personal information about yourself in your comment.
6. Always proof read your comment and edit before submitting.
Remember that people from around the world will be reading what you have written.
Maddy P has been using our criteria to peer assess blog comments before we post. Please have listen to her podcasts. After reflecting on the podcasts we realise that Maddy should have given feedback using the language of our criteria.
Our reasons for doing this is that we value our connections with our global community and want to make many more.
Please don't leave without writing a comment and a link to your blog so we can visit you. Maybe you can add to our criteria.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Thank you for visiting our blog, please don't go without leaving a comment with a link to your blog, so we can visit you.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
We will post the finished pieces with the strategies and tools that they used to create their masterpieces.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Maddy, Abby and Jessie have created a video about our visit to Waiouru Army Musuem.
The hosts to our school were very funny, interesting and full of information. We highly recommend a visit to this musuem.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Our treaty has all our roles, rights, responsibilities and promises that we need to stick to or else you are not welcome into our classroom.
We need the treaty to help our classroom be a happy and safe environment to come to school, make friends and to learn. Our students are all friends!!!!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
On Monday the 27th of March room 3 was playing T-ball out on the field by some trees. our team was batting, we were waiting for our turn under trees when suddenly something started crawling up Matthew's leg! It was a little green leaf bug. We showed Mrs Matthews, she said to go find something to put him in. We went to our recores room we found a wooden box made out of wood with breathing holes and a glass lid. We did some research on what leaf bugs like to eat, drink and their habitat. We also found out that he drinks water from the leaves so we dipped the leaves in water for 10 seconds and put them in his house. We got leaves, grass, bark sticks, sticks, rocks and lots more. some people in our class wanted to call him franklin and some wanted to called him Bob so we called him Bob Franklin. he looked very happy but we were scared he was'nt going survive the night becase it was very very cold!!! He ate and drank lots. Everone loved him very much!!!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Kowhaiwhai is a traditional form of Maori art.
We have used a koru pattern to create our own Whanau (family) Kowhaiwhai.
A koru pattern represents new life,peace, growth, harmony and strength.
The shape of the koru is based on the curled up yourng fern frond.
The colours we used were based on what our whanu like to do, what we like and our interests.
In New Zealand you can find Kowhaiwhai patterns mainly in Maraes but you can also find them in MacDonald's, hospitals, schools, kindergartens and our bush.
Please listen to the stories of our own Whanau Kowhaiwhai and look at our artwork. We had lots of fun creating these.
Madison, Keagan, Waiwai, Taelyn.
Monday, March 7, 2011
We have just installed our very own FM Radio Station at Broadlands School.
Today, the FM Radio Managment Team did their first real live broadcast on the Broadlands 107.0 FM for one hour. Brendon Weatherley, from Classic Hits, came to listen and give some great advice! They had lots of sports events and music on there. It was great! We hope to hear them again soon.
The FM Radio Managment Team is Abby, Emily, Sophie, John, Ben, Reihana, David and Cody.
GO SUPER RADIO REPORTERS GO!!!
By Maddy.P and Jessie
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Renee and Abby decided that they would raise funds for the Christchurch Earthquake. They asked Mr Taylor if it would be okay and then decided on a day. On Tuesday 1st March we had a mufti and wacky hair day. We also gathered together to have 2 minutes of silence at 12.51pm. That was a powerful and moving moment.
We are a school of 83 students and we raised a whopping $315.20
I asked Abby and Renee how they felt about that. They replied, "it was fun and we are proud."
I think they are two very caring and responsible girls and I am proud to be their teacher.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Our recounts have been made into movies using Windows Live Movie Maker and our brand new Easi Speak Microphones.
This is Keagan's recount but everyone is working hard to complete theirs and post them to their Kidblogs. Please have a look and leave us a comment. We love comments!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
As the senior class in our school, all the students are required to apply for positions of responsibilities. At this time of the year they work hard to impress us. They will do anything for you to ensure they get the best positions and hopefully chosen to be Head boy, Head girl or House Leaders.
All the students have been working together to create a format for their own CV. They have explored some CV's, written one for Hiccup and now they are working together to decide what they should put in their own. The CV’s will also form a part of their digital portfolio
As for the staff, it is a tough time choosing the right person for the lead positions as they are all so talented and we know some hopefuls will have their hearts broken.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
To record reflections on our learning.
As it is our first week of school, a lot of our learning is about how we can work effectively in our new learning community. Have a look here at how we have used these tools to share interesting things about ourselves.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Since my students have been blogging and commenting they have found a meaningful audience for their own writing. This has inspired the most reluctant readers and writers to participate. As a teacher that has been very heart-warming. I will continue to develop this and add more challenges to inspire more blog posts.
I start back with 14 year 6s, who I taught last year as year 5s and 17 new year 5's. I am looking forward to being a part of their learning journey.
Happy New Year everyone!