Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Caravan Adventure

Two girls in our class decided to do some animation for their electives and as the final product this is what they ended up with.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Homework next week

Just to ensure that there is no confusion, there is no homework next week in Room 18.  Cheers!  :)
Miss A

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Choir Dress Rehearsal

On Tuesday 5th of July some of the children in Room 18 did not have a normal day. The students who are in the senior choir went on a bus to Sommerville Intermediate School to have the final dress rehearsal before the music festival on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. From our class, there are 13 students in the choir. They are all girls. So, our teacher only had half of the class on Tuesday. I wonder if it was hard for her...

When we arrived at Sommerville we were shown where to sit on the bleachers and chairs. We used the new Multi-Purpose Facility. It was a very big hall, even bigger than our hall.

We practised 18 songs which took us almost all day. It was extremely hard to remember the Japanese song called Moon at the Ruined Castle. It was hard because it was all in Japanese and we all had different parts to sing. Because the rehearsal took such a long time, we ended up coming back late to school.

The choir will be performing at Sommerville. A very talented teacher called Mrs Field is directing the show. There are 3 other schools doing the performance with our school. They are Sommerville Intermediate, Botany Downs Primary and Willowbank Primary.

Sad News

First off, I would like to apologise for the lull on the blog.  We were still learning and busy with many projects and events in the classroom.  The blog will continue to be updated by the students of Room 18 and there are some blog entries coming  up, so please stay tuned!

We have had many successes and fun things happening in our classroom but unfortunately, this post is going to be about sad news.  I (Miss A) am going to be leaving New Zealand to go overseas to be with my family.  It has been a tough decision as I love living in New Zealand and absolutely love our school and the class.  However, sometimes we need to make tough decisions and this was mine. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for their support and kind words and also the audience of this blog.  :)  Most of all, the students of Room 18.  You have been so awesome and I will miss you all dearly! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Five Elements Rap!

Flocabulary - Five Things (Elements of a Short Story) from Flocabulary on Vimeo.
We are learning to write narratives in class and we saw this video today to learn about the 5 elements.  It's fun to learn something in a song - especially a rap song!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

'The Wise Doll' Summary Comics

This is the cover page of the story we read.

Today was a funny day.  All the students who are in the choir spent most of the day rehearsing for the Music Festival that is coming up.  We only had a few students left in the class today so our teacher decided to read us a story called, 'The Wise Doll' and do a reading activity.  We summarised the story into a comic strip using an online tool called ToonDoo.  It was our first time using this online programme so it was a lot of fun learning new skills.  

The greatest challenge was to reduce the story into only four boxes.  Some of us left out some bits but we still had fun creating the comics.  

If you want to see our comics, please go to our wiki and look at the student pages.  Here are some examples below.  Click on the images to see a bigger version of it:

This one is done by Jacob and Felix:
The Wise Doll

This one is done by Kenta and Richard:
The Wise Doll

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World

This week, our teacher took a break from the book that she was reading to us and picked out another fun book for us to explore.  The book is called "The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World."  It is about a boy named Will.  In the book he gets into a competition with his Grandpa about who could tell the best worst experience story.  We enjoyed the story so much that we decided to write Will a letter to tell him about our terrible and embarrassing experiences.  Here is a photo of the display.  

Many of our stories made each other and especially our teacher laugh.  Make sure you check these letters out when you're in our classroom!