Monday, July 31, 2006

Dino's Birthday Photo

Dino was racing at Marlborough Kart Raceway for the schools. Today is Dino's birthday on Monday 31 of July. He got a new kart for his birthday and some Lord of the Ring figures.

By Maddison and Dino

Thursday, July 27, 2006

New Viewing Map

I tried this map on my personal blog and enjoy seeing the little dots grow as the readership grows. The idea is that as people all over the world view our blog their location is marked on the map. The more someone views the blog the bigger the little dot grows. The wonders of technology.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Trevor's Art Work

Miss King did an aeroplane picture but Trevor finished it. He has done some extra bits every day since. All the kids in the class love to come to school each day to see what Trevor has added. By Sam P and Susa

I am came to school this morning and Trevor's whiteboard marker had been laid to rest! RIP Expo! By Miss K

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Flight Links from England

Hi there!
I'm writing to you from the south of England! I also have an interest in planes, mainly old World War II ones. I have e-mailed Miss K to her home address some photos I took in 2004 when I was living on a small island off the English coast. They held an air show and I was thrilled to see so many old, but still working planes. Perhaps she will put them on your blog or let you see them via e-mail. Some sites which may interest you are

Spitfire planes

About the Concorde

Good luck with your studies!

Lynda in England

Ten things to do a frisbee

This is a poem that we have been learning. This is one of the poems that we did.

Six Things To Do With a Tamgochi
You can play on it.
You can stay on it.
You can make it sit.
You can make it wear a crown.
You can connect it.
You can watch it.

By Brittany

Two Things To Do With a Toy Motor Bike

You can push it through the water.
You can use trainer wheels if you're shorter.
By Dillon

Monday, July 17, 2006

First Day Back

We had a great first day back at school. Children arrived with rested faces and a keeness to have a go at some of the new things we have planned for the term. It was great to see some new comments on the blog from Julie, Steve and Emily J. The hit counter will be ticking over like a car speedo!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Welcome to Term Three

Welcome back to the third term at Appleby School. I trust that you have had a good break from homework and school lunches. One of the highlights of this term is going to be the help we will receive from Mrs V- a third year Christchurch College of Education student on her final school placement before graduation. She introduces herself…….

My name is Mrs V. I live in Lower Moutere with my husband Peter. I am a student from Christchurch College of Education, but I am studying through POLO, so I do my studies at home. My husband and I are potters and we have our own pottery and been potters for over 24 years now. This is my last teaching practice and I am looking forward to learning and teaching in Appleby School. I will be in Miss K’s class for five weeks. I love kids and enjoy working with them. I love singing, dancing and socialising. But most of all, I love cooking whenever I have time, reading, gardening and helping others.

Our focus for our thematic studies for the first part of the term will be on the topic ‘Flight’. We will be asking a lot of interesting questions about the principles of flight and be using a wide variety of resources including the internet to find answers to those questions. Hopefully we will be able to share our learning with the children of Wakefield School who are also studying the topic. If you know of a resource that would be appropriate we would enjoy sharing it.

Our web page on Flight

We also want to add more regular podcasts to our ICT skills. You can link to them through the school website or directly through the link below. You can also catch up on our recent podcasts about our shared reading and the production.

Moturoa Podcasts

Please call at any time and join in some of the exciting activities we have planned for the term ahead.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Moturoa Hit Counter

Having time to play in the school holidays has allowed me to make a couple of enhancements to our blog. We now have a site meter at the bottom of the blog that will register how many visitors the blog has had. It will register how many times someone has come to look at the blog even if they haven't left a comment. I might get sick of it but it might be quite fun to see how many hits it gets.

I trust that you are enjoying Nelson's calm weather when the rest of NZ cuts up rough.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Tim's Farewell

It was Tim's last day on Friday and we all brought along heaps of food for a farewell shared lunch. As you can see we all enjoyed the feast.

All the best Tim and bon voyage. Happy holidays everyone.