Friday, November 19, 2010

This is Exciting!!!!

Hey everyone!! Look what I've just found - another very cool tool to help us share our learning
with a wider community. Who wants to have a play on Monday?
What learning could we show using this tool?
At the moment, it comes with ads but I will sign up and pay for the version that doesn't have them - I just
couldn't wait to explore!
Click on the link yourselves to have a play and let me know what you think.
Another exciting event this week - all your assessment data!!! What an amazing class. You've worked so hard and
really deserve your great results. I can't wait to share these with you on Monday.
Have a great weekend.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Football / Soccer Star Coaches

Hey everyone! Today we had the privilege of having some amazingly talented and professional soccer / football coaches in our room. Kiera, Niamh, Jarrod, Fraser and Scott planned and took the class for a session where they learned a wide range of skills. They will continue to comment on this in the next few days.
We were all so incredibly impressed with the way they organised the session and also with their coaching / teaching skills. We can't wait for the next session!!
Well done Team. Check out a few of the photos to be published during the week.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Progressive Story - Digital Storytelling Project

Hi everyone
I have put the link to our storytelling project below. Have a look and see what you think so far. Our one is the one in pink! (A popular class choice). I am so impressed with the quality of what the children have written as a class - brilliant cooperation and a huge team effort to complete it in one day!!!
The next step is for us to submit 3 pieces of artwork which the children are now working on.
The organiser of the project then puts it all together on VoiceThread - another fantastic tool. You can check this out on the net too. (Address added below also).
The classes we are working with are all in different parts of the USA and some have contacted us to say they would like to Skype us and email. This is a brilliant way to find out about our own and other people's cultures. Our next step is to work with a wider range of cultures from all round the world. A great way to know about who we are and how we are connected globally.
Thanks everyone for your outstanding efforts! So proud of all of you.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Blog Visits and Week 6

Hi everyone
I hope all of you enjoyed your morning at your High Schools on Friday.
We still have 5 weeks of full-on learning left at Myross Bush so make sure that
you are focussed on achieving your goals before the end of the year.
How are those basic facts coming? We are testing them this week and
also testing your spelling if you are on a list.
Did you notice that we are up to nearly 5000 blog visits???!!!
I think we will well and truly achieve this before the end of the year, particularly
as we become more involved in learning about our world through other
Don't forget to complete the tasks for your homework - including the ones on the
There are still quite a few of you who haven't responded to your emails about your goals - make
sure you do this as it will help keep you on track.
We will complete our part in the Progressive Storytelling project tomorrow - very exciting. Your epals emails should be there also. replying can be part of your homework.
I also need some bloggers to update the blog each day in relation to what we are learning in class - any volunteers?
Have a fabulous week.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Hi everyone. I just wanted to say good luck for tomorrow. Remember, first impressions count and are really important. You are all very special people with so many talents so go out there tomorrow and shine. Show your High Schools just how lucky they are to have you!
Good Luck You Fabulous People!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EPALS and Global Connections

Hi everyone
Your emails from your epals should be there now. I think there may be a couple more to come and one of the boys has left - will check which one tomorrow.
They are also very keen to skype us to learn more about you and New Zealand in general.
Very exciting!
Something for you to comment on:
What does it mean to you to be a 'Kiwi'? What is being a 'Kiwi' all about? Add your comments as part of out inquiry.
There will be more questions added in the next few days for you to comment on.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Hi everyone. Just a quick reminder that you need to bring back your form to let me know whether you are doing Mathletics or not, otherwise I won't know who to sign up, etc. There is a section on the form for you to tick if you aren't doing it at this time.
If you are, then that's great. Just bring the form and money back to school by Friday please.
Thanks everyone.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Today we had Miss Miller come to share with us some wonderful stories from around the world.
Our questions are: How do stories help connect us globally? Why is it so important to keep the tradition of storytelling alive?
Add your thoughts as comments. We can't wait to read and respond to them!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


The Rm 8 poets have written some beautiful pieces about Stewart Island. We are looking forward to sharing these with you this week. We will probably publish them as links but will work on that on Monday!