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!