Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Wonderland

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! We will be back next year, blogging from a new classroom with a different look. I look forward to it. A big thank you to everyone who has read, followed or commented on the Tree of PRIDE in 2013! Have a great holiday and hope to see you sometime in 2014.

Our last post is inspired by a task set by our Twitter friends, Palmy Kids. Some of the students used Minecraft, others found their own app to create with.

Here are our Christmas Wonderlands!

Christmas Wonderland from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Year Six Break Up

Last week, the year sixes of Parkvale had their annual rock n' roll social. It is one of our finest traditions.

Looking sharp, Josh and Sam!

It really was a fantastic night! All the students looked amazing and danced with enthusiasm. The parents even got on the dance floor at the end. Congratulations to Tyler from Room 20 and Charlotte from Room 19 for winning the cup!

Hannah and Olivia have created a great little movie to share some of the fun with you...

Social Movie from Room16 Parkvale on Vimeo.

The Recovery of Chips

Chips on the left, Fish taking the limelight as usual

This morning we got a scare. Marcus discovered that Chips, the smaller half of the dynamic duo, Fish n' Chips was stuck and injured. I got him out from behind the pump, but things didn't look good. However, with a little TLC it seems our fishy friend is on the road to recovery. Thanks Marcus!

The Recovery of Chips from Room16 Parkvale on Vimeo.

Remember the PRIDE award? Good times!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Can I get back to you on that?

Today, we read the last two chapters of Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos. Here are our thoughts on the book and our favourite parts. Can we get back to you on that?

Here is a Lego stop motion video created by an American student about the book. We have enjoyed watching this in class.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2013 Collage

The students have been creating collages of their 2013 year at Parkvale School. Elijah and Lily put this collage together from pictures chosen by each student from their own blogs. I think they did a great job. They even managed to include a Movember mustache! Each student chose two pictures: one of the pictures had to show their face. The collage will appear in the school magazine.

Our learning adventures continue tomorrow with the Year 6 cycling camp and the Year 5s cycling on the road for the first time! Check out the NZ Cycling Road Code and a neat safe cycling post by Room 17.