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Monday, 11 December 2017

Prize-giving 2017: The Year 5 Item



After all that practice, it was time for the real deal at prize-giving last Thursday. The Year 5 Item for 2017! What a fantastic performance from everyone. Ka mau te wehi!

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.