Friday, December 31, 2010

What we have learnt in 2010

2010, has been a year of learning and success for the children in Room 3. This term we have been doing a lot of reflecting on what we have learnt this year. Check out our end of year reflections in this movie.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Howard's paper flowers

Check out Howard's beautiful daffodil and lily in a vase.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Huriata's letter to Mrs Salmon

Huriata will feel very happy and excited to meet Toddy the chocolate labrador dog. Check out her letter.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Zeba's letter to Mrs Salmon

Zeba would like Toddy to visit Room 3 before Christmas. It's been about six months since his last visit. Check out her letter to Mrs Salmon.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Vincent's letter to Mrs Salmon

Vincent thinks Toddy is cute and would love him to visit. Check out his letter.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

How we celebrate Christmas

In Room 3 we celebrate Christmas in different ways. Find out how we are going to celebrate Christmas this year, by listening to our Voice Thread.

MacKenzie's letter to Mrs Salmon

MacKenzie would love to have Toddy come in to visit Room 3. Check out her letter to Mrs Salmon.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Atlanta writes to Santa

This year, Atlanta would like a swimming dog toy for Christmas. Check out her letter to Santa.

Chase writes to Santa

Chase has been a good boy and he has been trying hard in class. Check out his letter to Santa.

Gozan's letter to Santa

Gozan would like a bike for Christmas. Check out his letter to Santa.

Loisi's letter to Mrs Salmon

Loisi would love to have Toddy come and visit Room 3 before the end of the term. Check out her letter.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tiare's letter to Santa

Tiare has been a good girl to her Mum and Dad. She would like a new bike this year for Christmas. Check out her letter to Santa.

Latham's letter to Mrs Salmon

Latham would like to see Toddy the Labrador dog. He would like to give a pat. Check out his letter to Mrs Salmon.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Huriata's letter to Santa

This year Huriata would like a Skate board for Christmas. Check out her letter to Santa.

Zeba's letter to Santa

Zeba has been a very good girl and she would like Santa to bring her a diary. Check out her letter.

Latham's letter to Santa

Latham has worked very hard this year and deserves an Xbox 360 from Santa. Check out his letter.

John's letter to Mrs Salmon

John would love to see Toddy again and to give him some dog biscuits. Check out his letter to Mrs Salmon.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mia's letter to Santa

Mia has been a good girl to her family members throughout the year and she thinks deserves presents. Check out her letter to Santa.

Tiare's graph and results summary

Tiare enjoyed counting up the votes for her winning team. Check out her graph and results summary.

Monday, December 20, 2010

James' letter to Santa

James will be very generous to Santa on Christmas Eve night. He will leave out milk and cookies for Santa. He will also be leaving out carrots for the reindeer. Check out his letter to Santa.

Halaiano's Letter to Mrs Salmon

Halaiano would like Toddy to come and visit Room 3. Check out his letter to Mrs Salmon.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Harrison writes to Santa

Find out what Harrison would like for Christmas, by checking out his movie.

Halaiano's letter to Santa

Halaiano has been working very hard in Room 3 this year. He would love an iPod from Santa. Check out his letter.

Darshana's Letter to Mrs Salmon

It's been a while since our friend Toddy the Chocolate Brown Labrador dog came to visit. Toddy's owner is Mrs Salmon. Before the end of the term, Room 3 would like to have Toddy come in for a visit. A nice end of year treat. Check out Darshana's letter to Mrs Salmon.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

MacKenzie's letter to Santa

Santa has had a successful year with her learning and she would like some presents from Santa. Check out her letter.

Darshana's letter to Santa

Darshana has shared the joy of laughter this year and would love Santa to give her a scooter and a helmet. Check out her letter.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Our last day

Today marks the last day of term for 2010. These lovely Year 2 children will be moving classes and up a level to Year 3. This does not mean that the work has stopped on this blog. There is work posted up each day throughout the school holidays, so that you our audience can enjoy it. Feel free to leave comments to any of the children, they love getting your feedback.

Next year, this blog will continue but with an older age group. Miss Paton our teacher is moving up levels to Years 5 & 6 (10 & 11 year olds). You can still check out past work by clicking on the tabs at the top of this blog. In the new year, when school starts we will let you know which classes these children have moved into and will link this years work onto their new class blog, so that it will not be forgotten.

On behalf of Room 3, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been a successful year, creating and sharing our learning to you our audience. Do visit the blogs over the holidays, there's lot of great work on them.

Harry writes to Santa

Harry has worked very hard this year. He would like a flute a hockey stick for Christmas. Check out his letter to Santa.

Jessie's letter to Santa

Jessie has had a busy year with school and always completes her work within the set time. She certainly deserves something from Santa.

Jazamain's visits the Fire Station

Jazamain enjoyed meeting the Firemen: James, Haydyn, Sam and Stuart. Check out her recount.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jazamain's letter to Santa

Jazamain has been trying her best this year. She has asked Santa for a cell phone and some make up. Check out her letter.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Loisi's Letter to Santa

Loisi would like a laptop computer for Christmas, so that she can continue to make comments on the her classes blog. Check out her letter.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vincent's letter to Santa

Vincent has been a good boy this year and has worked very hard. He would like an Xbox 360 and a cell phone. Check out his letter to Santa.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Our Santa Claus pictures

In Room 3 we have got into the Christmas spirit and have drawn pictures of Santa. We have presented them in an animoto presentation. We hope you enjoy it.

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John's letter to Santa

It's that time of year again, where we write letters to Santa. Check out John's letter to Santa.

Harry's Art work.

Harry enjoyed making his 3D flowers and mounting on the black paper. Check out her master piece.

John's time at the Fire Station

John had an enjoyable day at the Panmure Fire Station. He went through the head quarters and watched Haydn climb to the top of the fire truck.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gozan visits the Fire Station

Gozan enjoyed his time at the fire station. He loved going in the Fire Truck and squirting the tower with the hose.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

James' graph and results summary

Check out James' graph and results summary from the Something from Nothing movie. Find out who the winning team is.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jazamain's bright flowers

Check out Jazamain's beautiful flowers in a vase. Nice bright summery colours used.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

John's vase of colourful flowers

John has been very busy making beautiful 3D paper colours. Check out his master piece.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Huriata's flowers are definitely in full bloom. Check her lovely flowers.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Halaiano's graph and summary

Halaiano enjoyed counting up all the votes and using a computer to make a bar graph. Check out his findings.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Your Feedback

It has been a filled year together and as the teacher I would love to get some of your feedback on what pieces of writing you liked and what you didn't like about literacy this year. I am also keen to find out what your favourite E-Learning tasks were this year. Your feedback helps to improve my teaching.

Fill out the questionnaire below and remember to answer all of the questions. Don't forget to click submit at the end so that I can read over your feedback.

Thanking you,

Miss Paton.

All I want for Christmas

It's the festive season. A time for making those Christmas wish lists. Today Room 3, decided to share what they would like for Christmas. They were given the phrase: All I want for Christmas...
Check out their movie.

Atlanta's time at the Fire Station

Atlanta enjoyed going to the Fire Station. Her Mum came along on the trip and we had a good look round the fire station.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gozan's Graph and Results Summary

Check out Gozan's graph and results summary from our Something from Nothing movie.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Halaiano behind the hose

Halaiano enjoyed his visit to the fire station. A highlight to his trip was having a turn on the hose. Check out his recount.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Darshana's graph and result summary

Darshana enjoyed counting up the votes to see who the winning team was from our Something from Nothing movie. Check out her graph and summary.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jessie's 3D Flowers

Check out Jessie's 3D flowers. They look very bright and look lovely against the black paper.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Interpreting the Graph

Over these last few weeks, we have been collating data from our Something from Nothing movie votes and presenting them in the form of a graph to determine who the winning team was. Check out our interpretation in our Voice Thread.

More beautiful flowers made

There are more 3D flowers finished and they look absolutely beautiful on the wall. Check out each artist's master piece.

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Loisi's flowers in a vase

Loisi has been very creative making her 3D flowers. They look so real. Check out her art work.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

James' Artwork

James has been very busy making 3D flowers. Check out his masterpiece.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mia's 3D Flowers

Mia has created her 3D Flowers Masterpiece. Check it out.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vincent's Artwork

Check out Vincent mounted 3D flowers. These flowers are: Daffodil, Lily and a big petal flower. He has created his own algebraic mozaic border.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Huriata's Graph and Results summary

Huriata from the Red Team enjoyed counting up the votes for her team. Check out her graph and summary.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mia's Graph and Summary

Counting all the votes for the yellow team brought a smile to Mia's face. Check out her graph and results summary.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Jeremiah's 3D Flowers

Jeremiah has done a fabulous job on his art work. Check out his flowers in full bloom.

Our Floral Art works

These 3D Floral art works have been in the making for a number of weeks and most of them are finally finished. Here is a snapshot of photo's made into an animoto presentation. More photos are still to come.

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Vincent's graph and summary

Vincent enjoyed collating the results and making a graph using Key Note today. Check out his graph and summary.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Photos from the Statistics lesson

Check out our photos of the process we went through to determine who the winning team was from the Something from Nothing movie.

Loisi's Graph and Summary

In Maths, Loisi made a graph of the team's results on the programme called Key Note. Check out her graph and summary report of the results.

And the winning team is....

Over these last 13 days we have had a total of 52 votes come in for the four teams who were involved in our class movie that was screened at the Manaiakalani Film Festival. The four teams were: Red, Yellow, Blue and Green. These teams took an active role in counting up the votes. We hope you enjoy our movie showing the process of collating and graphing the results. Once again Thank you voting for your favourite team, Room 3 loved reading your comments and working out who the winning team was.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Update on the Winning Team

Thank you so much for casting your votes as to who you think the winning should be from the Something from Nothing movie. We are now making tally charts and using the computer to create our graphs. These will be uploaded onto this blog very soon. If you haven't voted yet, now is your chance.
Last week we had Constable Julie come in to talk about what to do if we got lost and road safety. We learnt about sneeky drive ways and to stop, look and listen when we cross the road.

Check out our Voice Thread on this. The first slide focuses on what to do if you got lost and the second slide focuses on what we learnt from Constable Julie.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meet the Green Team Cast

It's not easy being green, but didn't they do well? This is James who is the team captain and model for the Green team. He is modeling an environmentally green leaf costume and matching mitre hat. In James' team there is: Atlanta, Harrison and Chase. If you think James team should win, them cast your votes.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Meet the Blue Team Cast

This is Halaiano and he is the model for the blue team. Today Halaiano is wearing a dazzling blue lily T.shirt and a rather spacey looking tulip hat. In Halaiano's team there was: Latham (team captain), Darshana, Gozan and Harry. If you think Halaiano's should be the winning team, then cast your votes.