Kia Ora Room 6 quad bloggers.  I am so impressed with what you have all have achieved over the past two terms.  As we are coming to the end of the year I would now like you to post me a comment that answers the following questions:

1. What do you think about quad blogging? Be specific
2. Should quad blogging as an online activity happen next year?  Explain your reasons.
3. How has quad blogging helped you become a better writer?

 
 
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We must have our week's mixed up because I did not think it was 'OUR TIME TO SHINE'. Perhaps it is because we have our class camp coming up next Wednesday, I have been writing reports and over the past two week's our school has been very busy with Athletics.  

Thank you to our quad buddies who have recently sent us posts.  I've attached them all here.  Any newbies, please read on.....

This is the place where we ask that all classes post comments for us.  Just hit the 'blue comments' tab at the end of this post then go right to the bottom of the page and you are in.

By the way if you could include a title for the post you are commenting on, your first name only and your school, that would be fantastic. 

NB: All comments are moderated by Whaea Jeanette before they appear online.

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou - Whaea Jeanette and Room 6


 
 
Nau mai, Haere mai... Nga mihi nui ki a koutou.  Welcome to our web space once again quad bloggers.  Our very best wishes to you all.
Thank you for coming to visit. 

Know that we just LOVE reading your postings and feed back.
This is the place where we ask that all classes post comments for us.  Just hit the 'blue comments' tab at the end of this post then go right to the bottom of the page and you are in.

Include a title for the post you are commenting on, your first name only and your school please - that would be fantastic. 

By the way, if you are completing your post and have a few moments to spare, we've got three reflective questions to ask:
1. What are you looking forward to this term?
2. What challenges have you faced this year?
3.  How can we improve quad blogging in 2014? 

NB: All comments are moderated by Whaea Jeanette before they appear online.  Thanks for your time.


 
 
This term has started off really well.  Last week students were introduced to the integrated inquiry topic, discovering our local bush - Te Urewera.  They are familiarising themselves with forms of poetry and have just completed STAR testing. 

This week permission slips to attend our two night stay over at the Lions Hut will go out to families.  I will include information about the cost and two day's activities.  An afternoon meeting for those who want to attend and/or know more about our camp is yet to be finalised. 

The middle and senior classes will be complete AsTTle testing for Reading and Maths over the next two week's.  It's busy, busy. busy!  As you may know reports are also due out at the end of this term.  - Whaea Jeanette
 
 
Congratulations to our Quadblogging buddies for taking on the Spring Photo Challenge.

As you now know the challenge is a win-win situation for everyone who takes part.  All quadblogging classes get the chance to try their photography skills and share what Spring looks like and we at EPS will receive feedback from those who join in.  The challenge also gives us the chance to participate and post words of praise for others.  

The Quadbloggers Spring Photo Challenge rules as expectations are:
1.  Photographs must be original, current and taken by the person who writes the post
2.  The post or comment title should indicate that the photo is part of the Quadbloggers Spring Photo Challenge
3.  Remember to leave a message for us bout your photo/experiences by clicking on the blue COMMENTS tab.  Include a link to your page in your post too if you can.
4.  Be prepared for lots of positive feedback should you say YES and join this challenge
 
 
"Welcome to Week 5.  It's going to be a very mixed and busy time for thinking and learning.  We will enjoy the School Assembly in Tuesday hosted by Room 7 and Whaea Lesa and a few students will be asked to help share the actions to Hot Potato.  On Wednesday and Thursday Toxic Reading happens and it will be nice to see our Buddy Readers from Room 11 on Tuesday and Thursday.  Teacher Book Share also features this week and we will begin sample writing on Wednesday.  Yes, it's busy...and we still have to fit in setting up our blogs and group work using the iPads" - Whaea Jeanette
 
 
We hosted the Assembly  today and would like to thank Ms Beattie for giving us the opportunity to share our love for learning with other students and teachers in  school.  Many classes do wonderful things too that they may one day want to celebrate.  

Thank you Whaea Jo for drawing the 'Golden Box' and Whaea Daniele for using technology to share your important message about the Sports Award (while you were away sick).  We hope you get well soon.  

We would also like to thank Mr Haimona for helping with the sound issues.

A final big SHOUT OUT goes to all the teachers and students of EPS who enjoyed our efforts to 'wing it often' and help make our Assembly time together very special.
 
 
Kia Ora quadbloggers.  We have certainly enjoyed posting constructive comments for Room 12 at Vardon School and now look forward to hearing from you all.

This is the place where we ask that all classes post comments for us.  Just hit the 'blue comments' tab at the end of this post then go right to the bottom of the page and you are in.

By the way if you could include a title for the post you are commenting on, your first name only and your school, that would be fantastic. 

NB: All comments are moderated by Whaea Jeanette before they appear online.

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou - Whaea Jeanette and Room 6
 
 
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Week 3 is here already!  On Monday students will participate in session 2 of the Green Gauge Programme and Whaea Kristy will work with her guided reading group.  

I am out of the class on Tuesday judging at the EBOP Science and Technology Fair and Whaea Kirsty will be in.  

Wednesday is a 'normal school day' and Thursday we will all be involved in hockey/soccer.  On Friday students will work on more their science, technology or research projects and complete phase 2 of the morepork mania printmaking.  It's a great week for thinking and learning...- Whaea Jeanette

 
 
How might learning about wind and flight change the way I think about Science, Technology or Research?

Next week students will be involved in the Energy Options Programme (for one hour over 6 sessions) and so I have planned a teacher-direct integrated inquiry unit based on wind energy, wings and things that fly.  Students will learn the science, technology and/or research processes then take the necessary time to create mini projects (paper or otherwise).
 

    Room 6, 2013

    We are a bunch of 9-11 year olds who just love ICT and e-Learning

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    Quad Bloggers Posting Comments
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    Yummy MILK in Schools
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    Learning with Ipads in Room 6
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    Green Gauge Programme