Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Iron Man

The Iron Man by Zara

First we read the first chapter of a book called the Iron Man by Ted Hughes!   Then we drew a robot.  Next we coloured in some parts of the robot!  Then we dyed them.  When we put them on the wall they will look fantastic!  You have to be careful when you dye art because you might get dye on yourself.  The Iron Man is really big!  We love the book so far because it is very exciting with lots of cliffhangers.  The author chooses lots of wow words when describing the plot and characters.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Snakes & Ladders

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We activated our prior knowledge and used multistructural thinking to brainstorm all the rules we knew about snakes and ladders.  Then we put on our green thinking hat and came up with new ideas for games that are based on snakes and ladders.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Our Filming Project

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Room 9 is making a stop animation movie called Neptune's Kingdom.  Stop animation is where you move a character a tiny little bit, take a photo, then move it again.  You have to this heaps of times! We are learning a lot about green screening, when you drop a different background into a movie.  We have only done it once before as part of the Flick it On film project.   One group has been filming one scene this morning.  Its takes a long time but its worth it.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Tomorrow Room 9 are going to start experimenting with a really cool Web 2.0 tool called Storybird.  Students will use the tool to write a story about an unlikely hero.  Watch this space! The Unlikely Hero by EmmaWatts on Storybird

Thursday, September 15, 2011

E - Learning walkthrough

Today we are having teachers and principles from schools in Nelson.  Our class are teaching different
visitors the stuff that Miss Watts taught us. We showed other people our learning.  We had to teach others by using heaps of detail and explaining really well, listening to their ideas, being confident, sharing a smile and making their day. We were proud of what we achieved today!      
  • how to green screen
  • shared our learning in 'Flick It On'
  • greeted the visitors
  • making choices discussion
  • Activating prior knowledge through drawing

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Yesterday, Room 9 read a book called 'Big White and Little Red Hen'. Miss Watts asked us to make our own chicken inferences. Inference means looking between the lines and explaining why you think that. You have to get clues from what your read in the book. This is Braedan's inference:

I think Harriet will send Little Red to Tiegal if she continues to make a mess. I think Big White feels happy because Little Red shared her nest.

This is Trent's inference:

I think harriet will send Little Red to Tiegal if she continues to make a mess. I think this because Big White cracked the eggs that Little Red laid but Harriet does not realise this. I think Big White feels happy when Little Red lets Big White share her nest and saves from the fox.  Big White stops being mean to Little Red.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tapa Cloth

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First we folded the paper into 16 parts. Then we looked at different designs and use the ideas to do our own designs. We did this in pencil.

After that we went over the designs with black vivid. Next we had to shade in some parts negative (black) and leave other parts positive (white). Finally we will dye our Tapa Cloth.

We have enjoyed making our Tapa Cloth because it challenging and fun, plus we can now teach others to make it too!