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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Hour of Code 2017


We were so lucky today. Nathan and Mikayla from OMGTech! came to share their expertise with us and host an Hour of Code in Rooms 9 and 10.  Everyone chose an activity to explore from Minecraft to Moana and many more. It was wonderful to see the concentration and thinking as code was created and problems were solved.

Thank you, OMGTech!, for supporting us to take part in this special event.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Making Kindness Go Viral!



















We try to be Cybersmart and kind every day but it was an extra special mission today! To help us, we watched Room 18's movie, Make Kindness Go Viral! We were learning to write kind and positive blog comments using POWER words to make them kinder and more descriptive. It was challenging thinking carefully about the words we could choose.

As well as writing kind words, we were positive and encouraging to each other while we sorted ourselves out with buddies and while we were coming up with ideas for words and creating comments.

We are kindly sharing a link to our padlet so it's easier to read the words.

Make Kindness Go Viral!

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Friday Afternoon Musical Madness





























We were so excited to create some musical madness in Room 9 yesterday afternoon. We took turns to explore and experiment with different musical instruments, learn the basics of the recorder and learn more about the instruments in an orchestra using our Chromebooks.

John did a fabulous job conducting his band after watching the conductor of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at Kiwi Kapers.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Term 4 PENN: Musical Madness

What fun we've had creating Musical Madness in Room 9! This term we've made instruments, been on a trip to watch an orchestra and recorded nursery rhymes together as the audio for our animations.  Here are a few examples of the animations created by students in Room 9.  Enjoy!

Friday, 24 November 2017

Kiwi Kapers


On Wednesday all the Year 5 students went to the Aotea Centre to watch a concert by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Acrobats from the Dust Palace performed mime and tricks while the music was played.

We have been imagining what it would be like to be a musician or acrobat at this event.

Here is Elizah's writing:

I am an acrobat I will be using a cyr wheel. And a hand balancing because it looks cool when we look from the audience. But on wednesday we went to the  theatre to perform for some schools. When I looked from the front I felt nervous because there was heaps of kids. I was balancing on the stands.  I tried to not look at the audience because I felt nervous in case I failed. The music helped me focus. I completed my tricks and I felt happy. I was tired after when I did my tricks.

Here is Jazzelle's writing:

At kiwi kapers i was the conductor that had to tell the band to play so i waved my stick so the band can play and then when i stopped waving my stick the band stopped playing then i waved it gently so the violin can play then i waved the stick at the double bass to play then the school and people started cheering at us then when i finished i said to all of the band to play then i finished it off with the violin then they all stand up even with me we said thanks for visiting the kiwi kapers and also said thanks for coming to watch us and then we bailed and went off stage.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Farewell, Mr Eze


















Mr Eze has done a wonderful job working in Rooms 9 and 10 over the past few months, helping and supporting us all. Sadly, it was time to bid him farewell yesterday, although our sadness is tinged with excitement and pride as he heads off to pursue his rugby dreams. What an outstanding role model!