Sunday, February 3, 2013

Welcome to Room 16!

Monday is our first day in Room 16! We have four returning students from Room 20, 2012 and twenty-four new students. I am very excited and looking forward to the best year yet!

I created this video from a folder of captured learning images in 2012 and included one nephew, two nieces and my eldest daughter Estelle meeting the pet lamb Melissa when she was little (Melissa is now a fat pet sheep). These images all capture the theme of learning through exploring and having fun.

It was inspired by this video from the teacher Stephanie Thompson. I follow her teaching blog and on Twitter. We share many similar teaching philosophies. Teachers are always learning. A lot of the words in my video are similar because I believe in them strongly too. I hope you enjoy it...


2013 Begins from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.
Music: Splat by Bailter Space

18 comments:

  1. Awesome video Mr M.
    Hopefully I have an awesome year.

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    1. I know you will have an awesome year, Joshua!

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  2. that is a verry cool video

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  3. Fantastic, what an inspirational way to start the year. It highlights the need for us all to grab opportunities and challenges and extend ourselves to places we never thought we could go. The answer is always within ourselves and the attitude we have for everything we do.

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    1. You are exactly right Mr G!

      Thanks for watching the video and making such a thoughtful and inspiring comment.

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  4. What a great video! It looks like you will have an absolute blast in Room 16 this school year! :) We are looking forward to being pen pals with your class, some of you for the first time and some of you again!

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    1. Thank you Mrs Allen!

      We are so looking forward to being pen pals with Room 121 in 2013. Your class rocks!

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  5. Awesome video Mr.M.
    I think this year is going to be so fun.
    I like how you put things of your family and of the class last year in it.
    Awesome:-)

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    1. Thanks Hannah :)

      You are thinking right - it will definitely be fun!

      I enjoyed adding shots of my family to the video and I think it suits it well.

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  6. I love the music what is it called?

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    1. It is called Splat by Bailter Space. They were one of my favourite bands and they are from New Zealand!

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  7. Wish my primary school teachers made my learning as exciting as you are for our children. Thanks Mr Moriarty and I hope you have a fantastic year too.

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    1. Thank you very much for the support, Mrs Cacace!

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  8. Hi Mr Moriarty.
    I am having a great year a Hastings Intermediate. Your class looks cool. As my teacher I have Miss Kay. She is nice and reminded me of Miss Garland. Have a great year!
    Katrina

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    1. That's fantastic, Katrina! Keep on having an awesome year :)

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  9. Our time's not gonna get wasted this year

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