Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The G.C. .... Myross Bush School style!

These are some photos taken of our school garden area. We are planning to have a garden club(G.C) and combining our efforts with Miro, to achieve an edible garden, worm farm, compost and reflective garden area. We are excited to be discussing what we need to do to plan, prepare and care for a garden in a sustainable way. The children have linked their living earth/inquiry learning to living in a more sustainable, eco-friendly way. They have shared that by learning these skills of planning and maintaining a garden now, they can carry them throughout their lives as a life skill as well.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Our Endemic Species

This is one of the endemic
species we hope you enjoy learning more about our special and unique creatures of NZ!
The rest of the classes writing will be on their own personal blogs. Please check them out.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bottle Bivy - continued

Here's the next installment of our Bottle Bivy creation. We've used over 400 bottles (we think) and have about 6 layers of the roof to go. Here's the video of our timelapse footage so far!

If you are able to join us for the final Bottle Bivy party next Friday we would love to see you - 1pm, Friday 6th July. Bring your stash of bottles collected over the next week and we'll 'hopefully' finish the project.

We hope we'll see you there!

Film Festival!

It was so great to see so many parents at school this afternoon for our mini film festival! We wanted to share with everyone the learning steps that go into making our mini docos - based on our inquiry into team work.

Here is a slideshow of what we shared - there were stations set up in our class on animation, green screening, storyboarding, our lapbooks and the finished product on our big screen. We hope that for those who were able to come along, and for you seeing these photos, you are able to see the technical skills, creativity, team work and perseverance that goes into making our films!

You can see our final docos online during the holidays - once they have been uploaded. Stay tuned for that!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Bottle Bivy Beginnings!

Today we started out bottle bivy project! Here's a sneak preview of the 'gawker' (timelapse video) we're planning to make once the making is over.

We're also asking for each student to bring a gold coin donation to help with the costs of the glue gun sticks - the build take over 60 to get the job done. Thanks to everyone who's brought bottles into school. We couldn't have started without your help and team work!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tangata whenua now?

So what does being Tangata Whenua mean for today?

Here's a snapshot of our discussion yesterday, plus a link to a video of an example - mutton birding in the Bay of Islands.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Maths Knowledge Board

Someone had the bright idea of having our knowledge board up on the blog so they could finish it as part of their homework!  So here's this weeks board.  Great to see some people keen to work on the can dos later in the week.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

'Film on the Move'- challenge!

This week I have another homework challenge for you. It was great to see so many of us getting our cameras out for the last two challenges that I thought we'd continue in that vein.

Most of us have cameras that can take video as well. Your challenge is to take 30 seconds of video with the theme of moving - that means the camera has to be moving and it has be going forward! It could be like the video below. You might be on a horse, or a bike, or maybe even a camera attached to a pet, walking around the house?

 Be creative, take your time and most important of all - be safe and kind. (masking tape and cats do not go well together!) Bring your short 30 second clip to school and we'll make one longer combined movie. Also, the most creative clip will win $200 snidges (as judged by Andy Mosse, our BBC Producer mentor!). 

 Happy filming!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Jibboo rolls along

Today's Jibboo was another showcase of creativity, teamwork and entrepreneurship.  Here are some photos of the ingenuity that has risen out of our 'you must free-to-you materials' in your businesses.

This business is selling rocks that the customer paints and designs their own 'Pet Rock.'

Nicole's brought along some home grown apples for apple bobbing. Katie is getting stuck in as a willing customer.

 Mac and Cameron's business, a long running and popular entertainment option during Jibboo, involves hitting targets with a Nerf gun (1 of them has an awesome magazine that shoots multiple Nerf bullets) and the winning total for the day wins $20 Snidges.

I am no longer surprised at the ideas that you all come up with, and the way you are all negotiating and working so well with others! Keep it up, everybody.