Thursday, September 26, 2013

In It, Not At It

We've had a school-wide focus on taking responsibility for our school environment in the past few weeks. 
At an assembly this week students are sharing visual presentations they have made, reinforcing the message 
'In it, not at it - Put your rubbish in the bin'.
These are the presentations made by some B4 students. 

Jamie, Bradley and Michelle used Puppet Pals on the ipad to share their message:
Jamie, Bradley and Michelle from Judy McKenzie on Vimeo.

Caleb and Billy used Skitch on the ipad:

Liv, Samuel and Aubrey used Pic Collage on the ipad:

Reagan and Chelsea made a video using the ipod and computer (with the help of camera person Liv):

Marcus, Korbyn and Bobby also used ipod and computer to make their video clip:

How do you care for your school environment?
What ipad apps do you like to use for creating?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

'World Traveler' -a global classroom scrapbook

We were excited to receive a scrapbook in the mail. 

This is one of the scrapbooks that began traveling the world in 2012 as part of a Global Classroom project.
So far this scrapbook has visited classes in Australia

Over the next few weeks we will add to the scrapbook before sending it on to a new class.

Have you taken part in a global project like this?
What should we include on our scrapbook pages?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Effective Writers Play with Words

The students in B4 are learning that effective 
writers play with words until their writing sounds 'just right'.
We've used a variety of mentor texts during the term and we've examined how the writers used words to add effect.

We read many of New Zealand author Lynley Dodd's books. 
She REALLY has fun with words!
One of our mentor texts

Another mentor text

We also read a piece of writing by a young New Zealand writer, in the Journal of Young People's Writing 2003.

Our third mentor text

What are some other things that writers do to make their writing effective?
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Can you describe for us how you eat your favourite food?