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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

'That was Summer' Poetry using Explain Everything

Room 6 have been working on their poetry over the last few weeks. We have combined creativity and technology together with literacy to create this fabulous audio book. We started out by reminiscing about Summer and drawing illustrations about our fond memories. We took photos of our work in explain everything and recorded our poems onto it. We then used iMovie to place in some background sounds. Here is our final class book titled, 'That was Summer'. We hope you enjoy it!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Using Pic Collage to Publish Writing

Room 6 have been using the school buses for inspiration for our writing. Tyler and Fraser are fascinated about the School buses so I thought we would hop on one and experience what it feels like to be on a bus. We discussed the expectations and the procedures if we were to go on a bus. We had a great experience and in turn created some fabulous writing.






Have a great term three holiday break!

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Room 6 Student of the week - Tyler!

Tyler has had an amazing term 3! His effort and improvement in reading, writing and in PE has gone from strength to strength. I am so proud of you. Keep up the fantastic work!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Room 6 Welcome Mr Greening!

We welcome Lyndon Greening to our room who is training to be a teacher. Here he is reading 'The Witches' story, reading with his great "Grand High Witch" voice!


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Monday, September 22, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Room 6 have a blast on 'Odd Shoe Day"!

Today is Odd Shoe Day at Auroa School. 
We are raising money for Camp Quality. What a terrific cause and Room 6 went all out! 
Look at our wonderfully, crazy, super stunning, Odd shoes!



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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How to get on Our Learning Portal

Well I thought I would do a Screen Recording to remind students and show parents how to get on our new Class Learning Portal.
It is a way to have a transparent classroom where learning can take place anytime, anywhere, where there is an authentic audience for children's learning to improve student outcomes.


I hope you enjoy it and please use it as much as needed. 
New links to learning is updated daily so keep on the look out!

How to get on our Learning Portal from Alidia Ericsson on Vimeo.

HOW WE USE IT IN CLASS
showcase digital content for learners to access easily through...
-calendars
-blogs
-graphic organisers templates
-planning our day
-during lessons with L.I and attached work
-to preload lesson before working with me
-group rotations  
-for follow up lessons
-links to browse resources
-slides
-lesson material
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Room 6 Cross Country Runners

On Friday our Cross Country runners that were placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd received their certificates at assembly. They will now head to Manaia for the Mt Spa Cross Country Competition this Thursday.
This is the Marvellous Room 6 squad! Jonte, Jordan, Koby and Ashley.

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Room 6 Student of the Week!

Connor has had a fabulous week at school. Connor always tries his hardest and is willing to work with anyone which is a fantastic attribute to have. Well done Connor!
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Money Maths on Explain Everything

Students have been working on showing different ways to make specific amounts of money in Explain Everything. This is TeRau's work.



TeRaukura Maths on Explain Everything from Alidia Ericsson on Vimeo.



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Friday, September 5, 2014

Room 6 Repurposing Market Day

What a fantastic Market Day at Auroa School today! 
All of our Coat Hooks were sold within minutes! We have sold seven pallet boxes and still have two more for sale if you are interested. An amazing number of people viewed students work in our room and Room 6 were very proud in showing people their work. Thank you to all the parents and families that support our School!


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Our Repurposed Coat Hooks

Check out our Repurposed Coat Hooks! 
Way to go Room 6. 
You have worked so hard this term and look at all your amazing efforts!!


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Graphic Design using Comic Life

Check out what Room 6 have been producing 
this term for our Market Day on 'Repurposing', this Thursday. 

These are five examples of our advertising posters using 
graphic design with the iPad app 'Comic Life'.

Hope you can make it!












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Room 6 Student of the Week

Fraser has had a super week! He has been working really hard at sounding out unknown beginning letter sounds and end sounds. Way to go Fraser!
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