Monday, September 14, 2015

Our Dot Day Dots

The dots were being sent to me really fast today and I didn't get a chance to name them all but you will recognise your own. They were awesome.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Dot Day 2015

Over the years Allanah has celebrated International Dot Day on 15 September to remember the birthday of the book's author Peter H Reynolds.

This year we will do the same. Here are some other dots to see what others are drawing.

2014 Dot Day on Moturoa Blog
2012 Dot Day on Moturoa Blog

We have the real paper copy of the book but we also have this video that is like the book.

On the Chromebook and laptops we can use InspirARTion Chrome App.

On the iPads we can use Drawing Pad.

As well as drawing a DOT on the iPads or laptops we can use the iPad app Quiver to bring our dots alive. 

'Make your mark and see where it takes you'.

Sunday, September 06, 2015


Ethan O decided to write another Storybird called Halloween. Just for fun.

Well done Ethan

Monday, August 31, 2015

Planning Ideas for Writing

Today we are going to use Popplet on the iPads and laptops to plan ideas for stories.

Here are some of our first try Popplets mind maps.


Camera Rules

We are going to decide on what the rules might be for taking the camera home.

Monday, August 17, 2015

The After Play Writers' Workshop

Look on the side bar for the voting form for these stories. Pick your favourites.

Oliver wrote about the leopard who didn't like meat.

Matariki wrote about a tree

Jasper wrote a funny popsicle story.

Jakob wrote some random stuff.

Javier wrote a robot story.

Jayden wrote The Jungle Book

Cooper was feeling pretty sick but finished a story about a rabbit.

Before Play Competition Group

Look to the side bar to vote for your favourite Storybird Book

Westley wrote The Knight

Zach wrote about Animals

Ethan O wrote the Star Dragon

Flynn wrote about a little pony

Ethan F wrote about his ski trip

Flynn even wrote his own story at home. Here it is...