Saturday, February 27, 2010
Enter in the ten words from your spelling notebook. Check that you wrote them in correctly.
Then click on TEACH ME. It will spell out the letters for you. Click the little arrows to the right of the box to move on to the next word.
After you have spent some time learning the words you can click on PLAY A GAME to take you to a heap of games you can play to help you use the words and remember them.
After you think you know your words really well click on TEST ME and see how well you go.
When you are done click on CHECK ME and it will tell you how many you got right. If you got any wrong go back and learn them again. Well done.
Let us know how you got on in the comments.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Today in writing we are learning how to write brilliant compound sentences. Here are some goodies.....
This week is swim week so I am pretty nervous because it is my first time. Keeley
I want to improve on my backstroke because it's a bit crooked. Zoe S
I am a pretty good freestyler but I am not good at backstroke. Luc
I hope to do my very best but then everyone usually does. Caitlin
I have to have a shower but I don't want to. Summer
Dad went to the North Island while the rest of the family stayed home. Sean
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tommy is sprinting as fast as he can.
We had to tag each other after the swim onto the running.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Today when we were writing we were looking at making our sentences really interesting by expanding our sentences by adding interesting words and phrases.
I shared this web site above where Joe makes a simple thing like making tea really interesting. Give it a try yourself and see how you go.
Here are a couple of examples that children thought of...
I kept yawning and getting the chords wrong so I decided I need to go back to bed.
I stumbled to the kitchen, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, I could make out the toaster.
Soon he was crunching away like someone popping bubbles.
I go outside into the freezing black night to get the smelly dog biscuits.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
tēnā koe - hello to one person
tēnā kōrua - hello to two people
tēnā koutou - hello to a group of people
We Skyped a class of children in Room 8 at Melville Intermediate and we played peek-a-boo. To play we hid from the camera and then groups of us popped up in front of the camera and if, for example, two Appleby students wanted to say hello they would say, Tēnā kōrua, and if a group of Melville students popped up we would say, Tēnā koutou. It was good fun, we all laughed and practised Te Reo in a meaningful way. Thank you Melville Intermediate.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We are concentrating on making our voices the best that we can. To do that we record ourselves, play it back and discuss how we might improve and then re-record. Here is our first attempt for 2010. It is based on a poem, My Other Jandal' by Don Franks.
My Other Jandal by Don Franks
Have you seen my other jandal?
I had it just before.
It shouldn’t be too hard to find-
It’s somewhere on the shore.
It disappeared all by itself
When I was in the waves,
And that’s the way my other jandal
The jandal photo was taken by Michael Fawcett.If you search for Allanah in the iTunes Store you can see our past podcasts or you can click here to see each podcast individually.
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