Friday, November 30, 2012

Kids for Kids Concert Tonight!

Today, Team 5 rehearsed with Chris from the Funky Monkeys and Suzanne Prentice for the Kids for Kids show. They were awesome! Tonight, they are performing to raise money for World Vision.

I feel lucky to be taking my daughters to watch. I know they're going to love it (just like I will!).

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Year 6's Road Adventure!

Year 6's Road Adventure from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Today's guest blogger is Felicity!

Today the year 6's went out on a biking road adventure. Above you can see a trailer that I made on the Ipad while the other year 6's were biking on the road. Since I hurt my back at school the other day I sadly had to sit out on biking. I was in a bit of a rush with choosing the theme because there were people coming and I had to film them. It shows them signalling and stopping at a give way sign. I hope that you will ENJOY:)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Have you seen Zeb's bike?

Zeb's bike is missing. We are looking for it. If you have any information, please contact Parkvale School and ask for Mr Moriarty in Room 20.

Zeb created this poster with help from his friends. We hope it works.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Safe Cycling Adventures

Safe Cycling Adventures from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

We have been learning how to cycle safely in the last few weeks. The year sixes started to practice it on the road on Friday. Tyler, a year five student, created this trailer to promote our learning!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rock n' Roll by Stefan

Rock N' Roll from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Today we have a guest blogger Stefan:

Today I created an Imovie on the Ipad for Rock n' Roll. The Super Hero like theme really summed up Rock n' Roll. Saving us from boredom! At Rock n' Roll we learnt the Gay Gordon, Rock n' Roll tap, The Red Hot Salsa, The Bus-stop and the Bunny Hop. My favourite is the Rock n' Roll tap!


Letters! from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Today, we sent our second letters to Room 121 in the USA!

Meanwhile, Felicity created this awesome video capturing the moments when our first letters arrived from Room 121. She even created the music (apart from the Charlie & Lola bit) on Ujam.
The Brody in slow motion part is classic!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Safe Cycling Song

Bike Remix!! from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Casey, Felicity and Natasha created and sang this entertaining song about cycle safety. Then they created a remix music video with Stefan providing quality camera work on the iPad. Check it out!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Learning to Bowl

Today we were lucky to have bowling lessons with Hawke's Bay cricket. We learned tips on how to bowl, practised and then had a little game. I created a trailer with the iPad as we were learning.

Learning To Bowl from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Our Pen Pal Letters Arrived!

The anticipation...

Casey is bursting at the seams!

Today we got our pen pal letters from Room 121 in Missouri, U.S.A. It was so exciting! Check out our Wallwisher! You can even add to it. Photos / videos to come!

It's like Christmas for Brody!

Monday, November 12, 2012

We Love Comments!

Earlier in the year, Room 20 created a post on quality comments. We sure have progressed to be experts at making quality comments since then. These are comments from Natasha's The Bracelet, Chapter One (which she published in the weekend). Quality comments really encourage us to learn more and create more!

Monday, November 5, 2012

WALT use our senses effectively to create a story

Success Criteria:

  • Really use the senses so the reader can visualise
  • Correct sentences 
  • Short, sharp sentences to build tension (in parts) 
  • Paragraphing groups of sentences
  • Beginning, middle and end
  • Problem and resolution
Here is our writing prompt, including words that we visualised from the prompt using our senses. I wonder how well we will achieve the criteria of the story.

We are off to a good start! These voice recordings are from various students' first steps to create a story generated from the visual prompt. 

Casey reading from "Branches"

Alexandra reading from "Once Upon A Time"

Parris reading from "Mysterious Tunnel"

Jacob reading from "The Forest Of Gold"

Kharn reading from "Little Blue Riding Hood"

Bianca reading from "The Four Friends"

Jake reading from "The Peaceful Path"

Hannah reading from "The Thing That Is Following Me"

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lost Property Heroes

Lost property Heros from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

With the changing season, there is a lot of lost property at Parkvale School. Don't worry, Amy, Hannah and Tyler, the Lost Property Heroes are on the job! Natasha created a trailer with the heroes to showcase their super work!

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