December 15, 2010

Best Wishes

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2011. Wow an end of another academic year. Thanks to everyone that was a part of our class blog and to all the visitors and those that left us comments. This amazing class of pupils will be in Year 2 next year. They have worked so hard and have achieved a very high standard. I wish you all the best my little guys. Kindly visit my new class blog. I will put the link in  Feb 2011 when I get the first of my new pupils.

November 28, 2010


Room 3 @ MOTAT on PhotoPeach

November 17, 2010

November 8, 2010

The TERRIBLE Tiger by Joy Cowley

The terrible Tiger on PhotoPeach

October 21, 2010

Hello HL

Dear H,
Hope you are having a good time in S.Africa with your grandma.We miss you. Come back soon. Have a great holiday! We made some more pine cone bird feeders for the birds. They simply love those.

October 19, 2010

Bird Feeder

Making bird feeders on PhotoPeach

The children worked in 2 groups with a leader and made a pine cone bird feeder. The birds just loved it!

October 5, 2010

Room 3 Fantails

Room 3 Fantails on PhotoPeach

September 28, 2010

September 18, 2010

Working together!

This retell is based on the book Fire! Fire! The children created their pics in Kid-Pix and each told me what happened in  a sequence. I typed it out for them. They recorded their voices for their slides and then TM was in-charge of his group putting in the transitions and changing the time. He worked well as a leader and gave everyone a turn for their slide. In the end he saved and exported it to i-Pod format. Great job Blue group for working collaboratively!

September 5, 2010

Some of Our Trip Recount

 The writing skills in our class has greatly improved. Children are writing longer recounts independently and using adjectives too make their stories interesting. Here are a few, some of them are ESOL kids and 6 out of 7 started school this year. Well done my amazing little writers!

Yesterday Room 3 and Mrs. A went to Botanic Garden. We saw little ducks and big ducks. After looking at the birds we ate lunch. Then we went to a classroom. In the classroom we did some activities with teacher. The teacher said, “We are doing a bird shape”. So Room 3 said, “Yay!” We did bird foot print on clay and looked at the feathers. The teacher told us to ask questions so I put my hand up and asked how birds can lay egg. She said something. We went back to school. EK

On Wednesday Room 3, 5 and 1 went on the bus. Room 3 had some lunch and we walked and saw some ducks and a goose. We looked at the feathers. You put the glass and it is big. We caught the bus and we went home. We felt excited. BTh

Half of the school went on a trip. It took a while. We went to the Botanic Garden. We saw a water fall. We went to the children’s garden. We got some photos on the Kereru. We fed the Kereru from the beak. We saw a water wheel there. We went to a classroom. I talked about the Moa. We came back on the buses. It was exciting. It reminded me of a time when I went to the gardens for a wedding. JC

Yesterday me and Room 3, room 5 and room 1 went on the bus because we were going to Botanic Garden. We had lunch. For lunch I had yummy bread, crackers with cheese and apples. The apple was chopped up. After that we went for a walk. There was lots of flowers and birds. Mrs. A took pictures of us. We went to the kids park and played in the egg. I walked around the steps. When we got to school we had a sleep in the classroom. Then we went home. EW

Yesterday at school Room 3, Room 1 and Room 5 went on a trip to the Botanic Garden. At the sunny Botanic Garden we saw colourful flowers. We went with some parents. The children and parents went by bus. When we got there we had morning tea. After we had morning tea we sat on the Kereru and the egg. We saw ducks and white geese in the water. After we did all those things we had lunch and then we went. We went to a big classroom with a teacher. The teacher’s name was Trish. We learned about wings. The biggest wing was seagull’s wing. After that we went to school by bus. It was cool. BM

On Wednesday Room 3 and Room 5 went on a trip to Botanic Gardens and we went to the kids’ garden. We played in the egg. Then we sat on the pigeon. We came back to school and we went to sleep. It was home time. Then everybody went home and some children went to Kids’ Korner. AS

On Wednesday I went on a trip. My mum already knew about my trip and my mum went with me on the bus. She was excited because she likes to go on the bus. We took a picture of a Pukeko. I saw a bird and I saw a big tunnel and my mum took a picture. Then we had lunch. Again my mum took a picture of me. HY

August 26, 2010

Bird Calendar Art

Can you guess what bird we have drawn?? Here are some clues: It is NZ's native bird and loves to eat berries. It swallows the fruit whole and drops down the seed. This helps new trees to grow.

August 19, 2010

August 17, 2010

The Safe Place

Our shared book for the week was A Safe Place. Here are some of our Kid-Pix pictures and retell of the story.

August 14, 2010

Thanks Little Darlings

Glogster Posters

Last week Ms.J came to our class and showed us how to make posters in Glogster. She worked with 3 children after demonstrating the use to the whole class.  The 3 children supported the others to create their own. Here are some glogs. Click on the playhead to listen to our recording.

August 12, 2010


Create your own video slideshow at

August 6, 2010

Helping in our Class

We read the book Helping and have shared with you how we help our teacher.

August 4, 2010

July 29, 2010

The King's Cake

Pictures in order: HY, EW, HL,VS, SH, EK

July 27, 2010

AS 's Retell







July 22, 2010

Our ICT experts

Last night our teachers and teachers from 5 other school had a big expo. Two children from our class showed a group of 15 teachers how to use GarageBand to create a Podcast. The teachers thought they were 'just awesome'. Thank you EW and BM for inspiring our teachers to use this to support their kids' learning.

July 12, 2010

FK's Retell

FK read the book Caterpillar, Caterpillar and has made a podcast to show the beginning, middle and end using Kid-pix and GarageBand.

July 11, 2010

Noises in Room 3

We read the Book 'Farm Animals which is a story about a farmer who is unable to sleep because his animals are too loud. He tells them to be quiet so he can get some sleep. In this podcast we share with you some noises our teacher has to listen to in Room 3. She doesn't think we are too noisy though. Kindly click on Noise Podcast to view this.

July 9, 2010




Sorry, have been experiencing some problems uploading podcasts. Meanwhile here are some pictures. Mrs. A saw this idea at Summerland School that she visited a few week ago. We adapted the idea to create pictures to celebrate the Maori New Year.

May 31, 2010

The newspaper clip about the SPCA

Room 3 is doing a collection.
You could directly drop the things at the SPCA office. Here is the address. 50 Westney Road, Mangere or phone for a pick up on 256-7300.
Thank you


Teddy Gram Note Generator
We read in the newspaper about the SPCA needing help. Here are some of our pictures and a request to support them.

May 28, 2010

EW's 1st Kid-pix Podcast

EW read the book and made a plan for her slideshow. It had a title slide, a beginning, middle and end slide. Her story was then recorded with teacher support. She put in the slides, transitions and time to make a slideshow independently. This was then exported to ipod format. Would you read this book after watching her podcast?

TM's 1st Podcast in Kid-pix

TM read a book and made a plan for his slideshow. It had a title slide, a beginning, middle and end slide. His story was then recorded with teacher support. He put in the slides, transitions and time to make a slideshow independently. This was then exported to ipod format. Would you read this book after watching his podcast?