Friday, April 18, 2014

Where The Wild Things Are

Watch Zach, Kayla, Liam, Jacob and Brooklyn perform a version of the very cool story "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. The video was filmed and edited by Maia.

Where The Wild Things Are from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Where's My Teddy?

A page from the picture book by Jez Alborough

Here is Jared, George and Traylan's version of Where's My Teddy by Jez Alborough. I think they did very well. They recorded it one hour after getting the script.

Where's My Teddy from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Flax Rock Rocks!

Ezra, the supersonic climber!
We went rock climbing at Flax Rock and we loved it. Highly recommended! Room 6 were enthusiastic rock climbers and showed real Parkvale PRIDE, especially determination and enjoyment. I loved how the students supported each other. Check out their blogs for creative posts about their experiences!

Thank you to all the parents who made this possible!

Matilda showed super determination!

Master Chef Champions!

Our Master Chef day was so much fun! The Minions ended up overall champions, after winning the Brunch and the Spaghetti Tower Challenge. The lunch challenge was a six way tie, because we ran out of time to judge that. I was so proud of how all the tribes worked together, showing teamwork and putting Parkvale PRIDE into action. A huge thank you to the parents who helped on the day. Without them, none of this awesomely engaging learning opportunity would've happened.  

Note: scroll over the photos in the big minion to enlarge them. If you want any of these photos, send me a message and I can share them with you through Google Drive or email.

Judges' plates for our Brunch Challenge.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Designing a new swimming pool

The rich task - key tricky word - compound shape!
Today, we did self assessment of where we thought we were on our rich task progression. It was a tough rich task and us teachers had many debates on ways to work it out.

Room 6 assessed what we could do well and what our next steps in learning are. Click on the cluttered notes on our Padlet and you can scroll through which each student wrote.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Battle of the Banners

Battle Of The Banners from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

We have our cooking day for Survivor Camp tomorrow. Today the tribes painted their banners. Watch the trailer to enjoy some of their creative process. Which tribe has the best banner? We have yet to vote on this. Your comment will help decide the outcome.
The Warriors


Green Thunder

Bubble Survivors

Golden Ferns


Monday, April 7, 2014

Tribe Logos

Blueberries: Champion logo!
Our Survivor Camp tribes had lots of fun, designing and creating their logos. It was great to see the creativity and teamwork. I think they have all designed logos which represent their tribes effectively. Congratulations to the Blueberries, who won our logo design challenge, after receiving the most votes, beating the Warriors by one vote.

Golden Ferns
Bubble Survivors
Turquoise Minions
Green Thunder

Watch the making of these great logos, in the exciting trailer, "Which Logo Will Survive?".

Which tribal logo do you like best and why?

Which Logo Will Survive? from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Survivor Tribes

The countdown to our Survivor Camp on Thursday has begun. Here are the tribes. Who do you think has the best name? Why?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tōtara Hub Sports Pals Rule!

George gets whacked by Ezra!
On Friday, our Tōtara Hub Sports Pals (Mary, Cameron and Kory) took our whole hub in a three game rotation. They taught us the games and then we played them on Paki's Paddock. We were split into six mixed teams across our hub and we had so much fun together. Everyone was fully participating and contributing. It is great to see the Tōtara Hub culture growing strong!

Tōtara Hub Games from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Exploding Coke Bottle

Writing Purpose: To Entertain

WALT use our senses to describe

  • (see, hear, smell, feel, taste)
  • different sentence starters
  • some short sentences

Swoosh! I can feel the Coke going up my nose. Jaidyn Russell,

Brayden: Boom! I opened the coke lid, Squirt!, The coke shot right up my nostrils like someone shot a shotgun up my nostrils.

“Pop! Boom! Ouch!” as the coke shot up my nostrils. Tracey L

OH Coke. I ran to it, he undid the lid and the fizzy coke rocketed out of the bottle up into my nostril.

Ka pow! A gush of coke sprayed into my face! I peeped a look. Splash! Coke went into my eye. “Yeow!” I shouted leaping up, dancing around the room holding my eye!

George    Boom the bottle explodes! It looks like whiskers.

Rosie:  Boom! It felt like I had fizzy whiskers. Then it felt like I had fizzy boogers.
TRAYLAN  Pop! pop! oh no is going to pop!

Jacob BOOM!! The fizzing coke went right up John’s nose.

Crystal = BOOM!  Suddenly I can feel the fizzy spraying up my nose.

Shake! Shake! Shake! Pop! The coke lid flew away and the coke went straight up my nose and everywhere else it looked like cat whiskers. (TAYLOR)

It burst on my face like cat whiskers.
Mary Arkell
Class word bank

JAMES ¬ BOOM!! AGH! The coke fires up at me like a volcano.
Kellyanne: I could taste the fizzed coke in my mouth and I could smell the coke fizzing bubbles.
Boom! The coke give me a big mustache. Liam

Boom!!!! I could see a coke bottle on the table in front of me  then suddenly coke burst out like a firework. By Brooklyn

Kyra  I opened the lid and out it sprayed up my nostrils, and then came out like fireworks.
Maia: Not only would it be a coke rocket, it would be a rocket to space!

I smell coke burning through my nostrils at 102 kilometres an hour. Ben!

NASA: Come on I can do the IMPOSSIBLE.                              

Jared: It shot up like a rocket.

KAPOW! Suddenly coke exploded all over my face and the place.  BY JULIUS MONKEY

Cameron: I unscrewed the lid of the coke bottle. The coke shot out of the bottle.

Imagine if a coke bottle blew up in front of you. Boom! Fizz! (Zach)

As he opened the coke bottle suddenly POP! He went back as he got fright from the lid flying across the room. (Kayla)

I could pull it off still unknowing that it was going to go everywhere. Then it exploded in my face. Yum, but it still hurt.(Madison)