Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Our Pets

Fish n' Chips from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Fish and Chips have been around for a while now. They are very quiet members of Room 20 but relate very well to others. Fish is huge and truly the king of the tank. Chips is smaller and swerves around the tank like Conrad Smith. When you're quiet, you can hear them banging the pebbles against the glass.

If you come into Room 20, remember to say hello to Fish and Chips. Oh, and that other little fish. He or she hasn't got a name yet. I wonder what we should call it?

Monday, March 26, 2012

WALT: Summarise

Pluto Summarising from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

The Ewoks reading group read an interesting report, The Problem with Pluto by David Hill today. We are learning to summarise and I thought they did great job summarising the important facts in the report.

Ewoks Reading Group

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Beach Fives

I was lucky enough to take eight awesome Parkvale rugby players to the Beach Fives today. The weather came good and every team had a fabulous time.

There were four pools of four teams. We made it through our tough pool (containing Frimley, Irongate and Twyford) winning every game. That put us in the championship pool. After three closely fought games, Parkvale came out on top!

We were all very lucky to participate and contribute in such a fun tournament! Thank you Mr G and the boys!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mountain Views Part 1

I have edited together some interviews from camp for a short video. These are all "in the moment" and obviously spontaneous. Part two to follow! I am sure Room 20 will be getting into some video editing in the next few weeks!

Mountain InterViews 1 from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Back from Camp

Brody, Where Are You? from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.
This video is a small taste of our awesome camp experience! A special thank you to our wonderful camp parents, Carla, Jordan, Julia, Sarah and Tom. Without them, we would've not been able to go to camp.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Buddy Day

Last Friday we visited our buddy class, Room 1. Room 20 helped Room 1 with their maths and found out more information about their buddies. The children are so kind in the ways they help each other!

This video is inspired by the Kindness Boomerang, a video from Room 13 Kings which we love.

Buddy Day from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Reversing Subtraction (So You Can Add)

Fantastic independent work by Casey and Katherine! They used Google drawing to show their subtraction strategy on a number line.
67 - __ = 34 becomes
34 + __ = 67 (reversing)
34 + 30 = 64 , 64 + 3 = 67

34 + 33 = 67 or 67 - 33 = 34

Sunday, March 4, 2012

WALT: create a timeline

I came across this idea by checking out the blog of Katrina, a university student who commented on Teva's blog.
Timetoast, it's a great website to create and share all sorts of timelines. We are going to have a go this week. All you need is an email address to set up an account. Here is the video tutorial which Katrina shared with me.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Jake jumps in pool with lifejacket on

Camp Gear List

Leave a comment to share which thing you are most excited about at camp (like we did at circle time). Then I will copy and paste the comments into a wordle.