Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stop, Think and Do

Stop, Think and Do - Room 14 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
At Pt England School we have special koreros that we use everyday to help us keep on the right track. Stop, think and do helps us to have a good think about what is the best choice to make when we are faced with a problem.

Some children in Room 14 wanted to make a movie for Mr Burt using the PES Stop, Think and Do song. The original track is by the New Zealand artist Mareko.

Fingers crossed we win the competition, we hope you enjoy! :)

Haiku Poetry

This week Room 14 have been learning all about haiku poetry. We all learned the '575' rule. Five syllables in the first line, seven in the next line, and five int he last line. It sounds easy, but it does involve a lot of thinking!

Here are some awesome examples below:


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What is a Rousie? By the Kea's Group

Junior,Lorenzo And Tevita Rousie from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Hi this is me and my friends Tevita and Junior and we were talking about what a rousie is. Hope you enjoy and leave a comment on me and my friends blogs: Tevita's blog  Junior's blog
What Is a rousie?by Quinlan And Arietta from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Decorating Farm Animal Cookies with Antonia and Quinlan

From Farm To Table Room 14 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Room 14 have been learning all about farming! They decorated farm animal cookies for their immersion activity, yummy! Today, some kids from Room 14 will be showing you how to make different farm animal cookies.

Quinlan and Mahana Read 'Spring Chickens'

Quinlan and Mahana have used audioboo to record their beautiful reading! Click here to read the journal article on our reading blog.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Our Key Pals In Spain!

Room 14 are very excited because we have new key pals from Spain! They are a class of 5th graders from Madrid which is the capital of Spain. We call them 'key pals' because we use our keys on the keyboard to type emails to them, instead of calling them pen pals!

Here are some examples of google drawings and emails we sent to our new friends:


Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Dear Key Pal,

Kia ora my name is Alla. I am 9 years old and I am a girl. The country I live in is New Zealand. I go to Pt England School. I like Pt England school because you can make a lot of good friends and there are lots of very nice teachers at Pt England school. Pt England school also has a wonderful principal.

My hobby is playing with my friends. My favourite food is sushi because I love the tuna one. My favourite place is school because I can play with my friends. My favourite sport is Netball.

My favourite book to read is Goosebumps because I love scary books. The best subject that I like at school is Maths maths is my favourite because we do fun stuff.

I hope you write back From your new friend Alla.

Wednesday 20th Nov 2013

Dear Key Pal,

Bula vinaka and my name is James. And I I’m a year 5 student. I am a boy and I go to Pt England School in Auckland. PES is a lovely place where you can have fun and learn a lot.

I live in New Zealand. My favorite food is KFC. My favorite places I like to go is the movies and the JB Hi Fi. Every day I like to go with my two brothers and play video games.

The best book I like to read is Jack and the beanstalk. My subject I like is maths because it helps you and think fast. In my family I have two brothers and one sister.

At home I have a Xbox 360 a Playstation Two and a Xbox. My brother has a flat screen and a ipad. I hope you really like my letter. Thank you for reading.

Ka kite ano and have a great day.

From James    

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Maths Strategies Using Educreations

Miss Ouano's maths class have been working with multiple strategies this term! We have been using educreations to share our learning.

Aaron - Multiplying Hundreds, Tens and Ones by Aaron

Adding Hundreds, Tens and Ones by May, Elizabeth and Arietta

Jumping the number line by Kishan

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Room 14 Beach Movie - Manaiakalani Film Festival

This year students in Room 14 worked together to come up with ideas for our movie. Their were many of great ideas, but the one that stood out the most was creating a musical based on 'Teen Beach Movie'.

The ideas were great, however there was a lot of planning, practicing, filming, recording and editing to do!

Here are some of the skills that the Room 14 film crew had to develop during the process of LEARN, CREATE, SHARE:

  • Use google docs to communicate and plan ideas for the movie
  • Collaborate with other students to plan songs and dance choreography
  • Study and learn the songs and dance movements
  • Teach and guide students the chosen songs and dances

  • Use Garage Band to record and edit voiceovers and songs
  • Use the flip cameras to film scenes
  • Use Hyperstudio to draw background images for greenscreen
  • Use iMovie to edit the final scenes

  • Upload to vimeo
  • Share to Manaiakalani cluster school at the Film Festival
  • Share to the world through our blogs

Well done to Room 14 for such a great job on this year's movie, and an extra special thumbs up to Junior and May who came up with the concept and were the brains behind our movie!

Friday, October 18, 2013

How Gelatin Is Made by Quinlan

My Boring Holiday by Junior

Have you ever stayed home watching TV and playing PS3 by yourself? Well I have. It’s so fun because you're allowed to play the game by yourself and and you don’t have to share! By the way, the game I was playing was Assassins Creed Brotherhood. It is so cool.

But I was so sad that my that my mum didn't take me to The Warehouse. So I just grabbed my blanket and the sky remote and started to watch Regular Show. Then I was punching my pillow like a lunatic.

I started to yawn, I was exhausted, so I went to bed and had little sleep. I woke up and my mum still wasn't home! So I got my controller and I started to kill the bad guy in the game, then I fell asleep again.

I woke up, and she still wasn't home! So I went outside and started to play touch with my friends. They were Joseph, Rocky, and Zavian. Then my mum was finally home. I was angry at her, but I still love her.

My Weekly Reflection by Antonia

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Making Cheese

This is my Cheese making activity. I really like it because it is all about CHEESE!!!! Hope you enjoy it:) By May

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pt England School has Gone Google

Last term we had the honor of having Google film makers come to our school. We are all so proud to be a part of an amazing school and community. Room 14 and Miss Ouano also feature in this short doco, keep an eye out!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What in The World is Going On?

This term Pt England's school wide theme is based on social sciences, Team 4 is focussing on farming and agriculture.

In Room 14 we are looking at where our food products come from and also the process they go through. Our slogan is "From Farm to Table", we will be using this model to help us understand the processes of food.

As part of our immersion activity, Room 14 made farm animal cookies! Here are some of our awesome creations below:

Here is the movie that the Team 4 teachers made for immersion assembly, please close your else when Miss Ouano comes on hehe!
I'm A Farmer and I Grow It! from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Magic Castle by Quinlan

This is my audio boo and story in flip snack. Please press the play button with the story. Enjoy!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Performing Plays in Room 14

This week in Room 14 we have been learning to read with expression. Reading with expression means to read with different tones, sounding like the character, and not sounding like a half asleep robot!

First we read our plays with our group and Miss Ouano. Then we practiced reading the play with our group in a quiet place. We had to make sure when we were reading with our group we worked together and worked as a team.

Once we had practiced, we then presented our plays to our class! Performing in front of the class was really embarrassing and really nerve racking, but in the end it was loads of fun!

After our performance, we recorded ourselves reading our play’s using Audio Boo. We then posted our boo’s to our blogs, so that others can hear our expressive reading.

Reading with expression has helped us to learn many skills, here are some:
  • Understanding the story
  • Working well with a team
  • Expressing ourselves through drama
  • Performing confidently to an audience
  • Improving our oral language
And lastly having fun!

We hope you enjoyed hearing all about our learning! Be sure to leave a comment on our awesome blogs!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Reading with Expression

This week Room Fourteen have been focusing on reading with expression. We have been using plays from our journals to practice reading with different tones and changing our voices to suit different characters.

Listen to our boo's below to hear some of our awesome reading!  Here I am reading the whole play by myself!!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Nursery Rhyme Animations!

This term we are learning all about different types of stories. Room 14 and room 13 have been working really hard to produce this fabulous animations showing their favourite nursery rhymes.

Enjoy and please be sure to visit their blogs :)

Toma Hey diddle diddle from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Dartanian from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Mahana from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

May's Animation from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Antonia Incey wincey spider from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Junior humpty dumpty from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
Lorenzo Humpty Dumpty from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Tihi's Spoken Word Performance

Tihi Spoken Word from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Here is an awesome video of Tihi's fantastic spoken work performance. We was very brave to stand in front of the whole school to share his poetry. Room fourteen is extremely proud of you Tihi! Ka pai!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

School Holiday's by Liz

No! It’s school holidays and I will have a great time. So I’m going to be having my birthday on the 28th of July and it’s a day before school. We will go to the movies and shopping. I can’t wait for Saturday because Mr Burt said that there will be  some little lights on my street. I am going to miss my netbook but one thing I will miss too is my teacher and my friends.

On Wednesday I am going to my Mum’s work. It is going to be cool. I will take my book and that and I hope I can go on my email and my blog. I hope my mum has a webcam, I can’t wait for that too.  And I can’t wait for Tuesday me and my brothers will help clean the creek.

Visit Liz's blog :)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

My Friends and My Birthday in Maori

This is how you say me and my friends birthday date:

This my, Hi my name is and this is how you say my birthday in Maori and English.
Maori - Tekau Ma Tahi O Pipiri
English - The eleventh of June

Hi my name is Alizhay this is how you say my birthday in Maori and English.
Maori - Tekau Ma Ono O Mahuru
English - The sixteenth of September

Kia ora my name is Tylah this is how you say my birthday in Maori and English.
Maori - Rima O Paenga-whawha
English - The 5th of April

Friday, May 31, 2013

Cupcake Core Sampling

Drilling Cupcakes by Antonia
This morning we learnt about core samples and we did it in some cupcakes. It was so fun. Real geologists do it in the ground.

Cupcake Core Sampling by Junior
This morning I have been learning how to take core samples. We took samples from a cupcake and guessed what the core (inside) looked like. In real life geologist take samples of whats under the land.

First Day of Term Two by Sateki
Hello my name is Sateki this photo about me and the cupcake. We are learning about core samples. Everybody had are straw and a cupcake. We had to poke the straw in the cupcake and we pulled the straw out of it. We had to color what we though the inside would look like. Then Miss Ouano cut it in half and we had to see if we were right.

Cupcake Core Sampling by May
This morning Room 14 have learnt that geologists drill holes under the ground, then they pull back up big core sample that shows what it looks like underground. Instead we used a cupcake to do core sampling.

Cupcake Sampling by Toma
Room 14 have been learning about the cores inside a cupcake and also the earth.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Holding a Friendly Conversation

Holding Friendly Conversations - 1080p from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
This morning in Room 14 we were working on our oral language. Miss Ouano was telling us all about holding a friendly conversation with someone.

We say 'holding' a friendly conversation because we when we talk to people we are trying to talk to them for a good amount of time without it being awkward.

Conversations usually start with questions and replies. A good conversation should have at least 6 lines or more.

Here are examples of our conversation below:

This morning room 14 are leaning about holding a conversations. It means when someone is talking to you. Me and my partner where having a conversation. my partners name was Tylah and we were so happy when we finished. I hope you enjoy it and please leave a comment.

This morning Room 14 were learning about holding friendly conversations. My partner was Tihi and we used audio boo to record our friendly conversation. I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation and be sure to leave a positive comment.

This morning Room 14 were learning about holding friendly conversations. My partner was May and we used Audio Boo to record our oral language activity.
listen to ‘Tevita and May Oral Language’ on Audioboo

This morning room 14 are learning about holding a conversation. It's like when someone come's up to you, and you can't just drop the conversation so. Please leave a comment, thank you.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

All About Whales by Lorenzo

This morning Room 14 have been learning all about whales. Did you know that whales have blubber to keep them warm? I hope you enjoy my poster, and be sure to leave a comment!

Visit my blog here

Whales by Maroroa

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Antarctica: The Frozen Continent

This term our school wide inquiry is about Science. Our terms slogan is 'PSI - Pt England Investigates'. Team 4 are investigating all about Antarctica. Here is some of our cool learning this week. We hope you learn something new!

Dictogloss: Antarctica The Frozen Continent by Quinlan

In Antarctica the South Pole is found at the bottom of New Zealand. The ocean around Antarctica is called the Southern Ocean. It is the most driest and coldest continent on earth.

No people call Antarctica home only researchers. Some animals can survive in Antarctica like penguins, seals and snow petrels.

Antarctica by Izac

Antarctica is in the south pole, which is at bottom of New Zealand. The ocean around Antarctica is called southern ocean. It is the driest and coldest continent on the earth.

Ture Seals and Eared Seals by Mista

All About Icebergs by Alizhay

This is my google drawing All About Icebergs.

Cupcake Core Sampling by Tevita
This morning Room 14 have been learning how to take core samples. We took samples from a cupcake and guessed what the core (inside) looked like. In real life geologists take samples of what is under the land.

Making Reading Movies

Last term, we used our ipads to make movies to retell our stories in different ways. Look and listen to some of our examples below:

Dog Saves Girl From Sea by Sarai and Antonia

Dog Saves Girl From Sea from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

We have made a news story about based on the story Marama’s Dog. I first thing we did was write a script for our group. We shared a doc with each other worked on the one doc together. Once we finished that, we practiced it, then we filmed it on the ipad. When we were finished we editied it on imovie then uploaded it to vimeo.

When it was on Vimeo we hopped on our netbooks and embedded the video on a new blog post to share it to the world!

We hope you enjoyed our movie.

The Dog Who Chased Lighting by Elizabeth, Paris, Tihi and Maysun.

Kiwis News flash - The Dog Who Chased Lightning from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Room 14's Learning Reflection

Today Room 14 have been using Padlet to reflect on our best moments in term 1! This is just a snippit of their full reflections. Visit their blogs for their full reflections on their learning in term 1.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Making Movies in Maths Class

Maths in Room 14 is different this year. This year Room 14 and Room 13 cross group for maths. So that means that during maths time Room 14 and Room 13 are mixed into different maths classes!

One of the activities we do in Miss Ouano's maths class is make movies showing our understanding of our learning. When we finish our practice activities we get to work with a buddy to plan and film a movie showing how we solve different maths problems.

Here are few examples of our movies:

JB Boom! R14 Maths from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Antonia Jumping The Number Line from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Lorenzo Jumping The Number Line from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

May Subtracting In Parts from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Creating E-Books in Room 14

Do you know what an e-book is? No its not an egg book, it is a 'electronic book'. This week Room Fourteen have been learning how to create an e-book using google presentation.

The week before Easter, Room Fourteen used Story Starters to find a prompt for their writing. Miss Ouano guided us through the structure, helped planned, and away we went writing. 

After we had edited out writing, we marked with a buddy then with Miss Ouano. Then we used our writing to create an e-book using a template that Miss Ouano had prepared. We had to draw pictures for each page to show what was happening in each part.

Some of the prompts from Story Starters were hilarious! Check out some of our cool e-books below!

Tim The Super Dog by Toma 

My story starters was:Write a quick story about a fast dog who can fly in the sky.

This is a story book that I made in class with my teacher. I hope you enjoy It.

Gerry's Day by Antonia

My story starter: Write A horror story about a spider monkey who finds a newly discovered planet.

My Letter To The Jumping Banana by May
This is my story starter that I made myself that I think I done lots of work on.

My Prompt: Write a birthday letter for a jumping banana who goes to the beach for the summer.

 The Milkshake Who Joins The Hungry Class by Dartanian
Prompt: Write a funny story about a milkshake who is in your classroom.

My Postcard to the crazy princess by Elizabeth

Prompt:  Write a postcard to a crazy princess who eats muffins all day.

You will see why she is  a crazy princess in the story. I Hope you enjoy.

Goosebumps:Clowns in the Amazon by Junior

My story starter: Write a story about a horrible circus performer who is lost in the Amazon.

The Sheep Who Only Wore Green Clothes by Izac

Kia Ora today you are looking at is a writing story that is about a Sheep Who Wears Green Clothes.

Prompt: Write a quick story about a red sheep who wears only green clothes.

The Very Short Cat by Sarai
This is a story about The Very Short Cat named Tylah I hope you enjoy my story.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Making Movies on our Ipads

We are so lucky because Mr Burt has given us two new ipads! Now we are able to create and share our learning in a different way.

This week we were learning how to make movies of ourselves talking about our Omaru Creek maps. First we wrote a script for our movie, filmed it on the ipad, edited it using the imovie app, shared it to Vimeo, then finally embedded the movie on to our blogs! 

Room 14 are so on to it that nearly the whole class filmed and edited their movies this week. Here are some examples below:

This is short film of my Omaru Creek Map. I hope you enjoy.
Omaru Creek Map by Sarai from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Omaru Creek Map By Junior from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo. Here is me talking about my Omaru Creek map. I hope you like it.

Antonia Omaru Creek from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
This is my Omaru Creek map that I made in Room 14. Please leave a comment!

Lorenzo's Omaru Creek Map from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
I hope you enjoyed watching this!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Embedding Photos from Flickr

This morning in Room 14, we were learning how to embed photos from Flickr. We learnt all about what a HTML code is, how to find it, and where to use it.

The photos we used, were taken at our local Omaru Creek during The River Talks show. The River Talks was held for our community to raise awareness of the bad state our river is in. People shared their experiences, opinions and thoughts about Omaru Creek.

Here are some examples of our amazing embedding skills:

This is a photo from the Omaru Creek, you are looking at a clay pot full of clean water - Izac.

This is a photo of a wet sheet that was dipped in the Omaru creek. Look how dirty the water is - Maysun.

This photo was taken at the River Talks show at Omaru Creek. In the photo is a lady covered in clay because it shows how she feels about the river - Sarai.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Swimming by Toma

Room fourteen were thrilled when we were In the changing room. We put on our togs, but sometimes we would use some spare togs and some people sometimes bring some goggles. My class and I swam for two weeks In Glen Innes aquatic center to learn how swim to survive.

When we got the pools we had to put our school unIform on a big stage. Then we had to go and have a rinse in the shower. I am in group one with James, Izac, UlI, TIhI, Mista, Henry and MaurIce. Our Instructor was Toby and he is awesome!!!!!.

After that we went on to learn some swimming skIlls. First we always do crocodIle arms It Is very easy sometimes and fun. After that we dId motorbIke arms it is cool lIke when we are swimmIng to Island and back to the begInnIng It Is sometimes hard for me.

I really felt super marvelous with my swimming and I felt really sad that we have no more swimming. I really miss Toby the most, and I also want hair like Toby too.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Better Together

Room 14 2013 have made a movie about helping one another and loving your neighbour. We are all truly better together :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

First Week with Netbooks!

It is our very first week with netbooks this year. This  has been our first time creating Google Presentations, and even embedding them to our very own blogs! We also managed to use ALL legal images for our presentations, using advanced search on Google Images.

Miss Ouano is so proud of Room 14 because we are such speedy learners! :)

Click our names on the right hand side of our blog to see more of our hard work!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Chromebook Roll Out 2013

Year 5 students all around the Maniakalani cluster are extremely excited to receive their brand new Chromebooks!

Here is a sneak peak at the beautiful PES children and their savvy new Chromebooks at the roll out today!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Welcome to 2013!

Welcome to 2013! I am extremely excited for a brand new year full of new learning, creating and sharing!

I am also so excited to meet my new class. I'm sure you can't wait to work together using our brand new Chrome Books.

Watch this space world...

Miss Ouano :)