Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Giving it A Shot

(This is my story web)

My reading group, the kiwis, have been reading a story called "Giving it a Shot". It is about a girl named Lauren who is not a very talented girl, until a stupid sports day makes her realize that she is actually very good at shot put. If you would like to read the story, it is in a school journal part 3 number 1 2006.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Maths Strategy: Compensation

My maths group, the stars have been learning about two strategies. Equal addition and compensation. First Miss Garden did a poster about equal addition. This poster, which I made, is about compensation, and it tells you when to use it and how to do it.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Partly Cloudy:Movie Review

This film is set in the sky, where clouds make human and animal babies. After the clouds make the babies they wrap them up and give them to their stork that delivers the package. The storks deliver all sorts of things like cute puppies, kittens and human babies. But there is one grey cloud that doesn't make the most pleasant babies, and his poor stork hates delivering them. He has to deliver things like baby crocodiles that keep biting him, hedgehogs whos prickeles poke him all the time, and rams who keep hitting him while he's flying. Finally the stork can't take it anymore and leaves his cloud man for another one. The grey cloud is sad and very angry, but then he realizes that his stork wasn't leaving him he was just getting some protective gear to survive his horrible flights.
I rate this movie 10/10 because it is funny,and even though there is a problem it is a happy ending.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Extreme Makeover: Courtyard Edition

Rm 17 has been given the opportunity to redesign the courtyard in front of our classroom. We were all separated in to groups to plan what we wanted in our courtyard, and my group is made up of Ashleigh, Chante and I. These are some of the ideas that we came up with:

We chose to put round picnic tables in our design. My group liked this idea because we wouldn't be on the ground where people drop their food and stand all over it with their dirty feet, like we are on now with the deck. I think we need tables because we can sit with our friends in a nice little group and it won't be a really dirty place to eat. We found a table that is round, can fit 8 people and for four tables plus shipping is $2232. The website that I found the table on is called amazon.com.

Bigger Grass Area:
Having tables would be really cool, but it would be even better to have it on grass. I really want a bigger grass area to replace our deck because it would be nicer to run and play on, and because if we fell over it wouldn't hurt as much. My group are still researching prices and companies that will be able to give us what we want, so hopefully we can find the right people.

Basketball Hoop:
Having a basketball hoop would make our courtyard a very fun place to play and more people would want to play there. Ashleigh found a great hoop that is $297, and it also comes with a backboard. But Miss Garden suggested that we just paint the backboard on. The website that the hoop came from is called sports distributor.com.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Podcast Coming soon!!

Guess what? I have a new podcast for you, called No half measures, that has been recorded, taken photos for and is being edited right now. But there is something a little bit different about this podcast and lots of other peoples podcasts. We chose a part of our book that we wanted to animate. I picked a bit where the main character is stuck in a cage but then picks apart the wires and sets himself free and his new, and very special, friends. Does it sound interesting already? Well if it does make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the full podcast. I will have it on my blog soon, and if it's not there then go to the KPE blog.

Here is my animation.

We made it to the Courier!!

I thought everyone did a great job at the conference, and so did some other people so we made it into the East & Bays Courier. Click the link to find out what they said about us.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Brave Men and Women

If you were at Pt. England last year you would know that Rm 14 entered a movie into a competition that the museum holds, and won in a category. This year the extension group is doing the same thing. There were three categories that we had to choose from to be the topic of our movie. The options were "My Heritage,Your Heritage, Whos future?","Unique, Extinct, Isolated, Volcanic" and the one that I chose," Bravery, Heartbreak, Loss and Hope".

This movie is called Brave men and Women, and it shows how hard it was, not only for the men that went to war but also for their wives and kids. She isn't coping well and gets even harder at the end.

I hope you enjoy our movie!!

(If you would like to check out the two other groups movies click on these links)

Brave men AND women from SchoolTV on Vimeo.