Sunday, 23 November 2014

Bailey Explains How to Add With Place Value, Using the Explain Everything App and Hapara

Bailey (age 6) explains how to solve addition problems using what he knows about place value. Love the way Bailey realises he has made a mistake and fixes it up himself!

 I pushed out this maths lesson to my group using Hapara Teacher Dashboard Google Apps for Education) and the Explain Everything App. Check out this screen cast to learn how to do this.  


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Our MOA Awards Photos- Finalists and Winner- Taken by Isabella and Maddy

These photos were both finalists in the Best Image Category of the MOA Awards. Congratulations to Maddy who was the winner of this category! 
Daisy Friends- by Isabella (Finalist)


Reflections- by Maddy (Winner)

Friday, 14 November 2014

My Brother- By Bianca

This morning Ryan said he would kill me. I said ''that's not what brothers do''. But mum came and yelled'' go to your room! then Ryan screamed "no.' '' Then, Mum chased him. She got him and mum put him in his room.



Written and typed by Bianca- Check out all the punctuation she typed by herself!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Best Te Ao Maori MOA Award Finalist- Te Reo in the Playground


This is the wonderful stop motion- animation Bailey and Brydie made to teach others about Te reo they can use. Te Reo is the native language of New Zealand. They used the Stop Motion App to create this animation. They want to make another video to teach others how to make an animation like theirs. Bailey and Brydie are 6 years old.



Room 8 Replies to Blog Comments

Yesterday we published our Earthquake Song online and it has already had hundreds of views and heaps of comments from around the world. Room 8 were so super excited to read the comments from some wonderful bloggers in Tasmania, California, Singapore, Missouri, Auckland, England and Ireland . This was also a great opportunity to look on the map and find out where all these places are, and research more about them.
We replied to some of the comments in writing time this morning, after we discussed what to include in a good comment. We thought it was important to say thank you, and answer the questions asked and give some more information. Some children even asked their own questions. Below are some of the comments we received and the replies in their books in a slideshow, or you can see the comments they typed up here.










Wednesday, 12 November 2014

MOA Awards- Best Junior Music Video


Wow what an amazing night last night at the MOA Digi Awards and Room 8 children did so, so well! We won a total of 5 awards last night! Congratulations to all finalists from Room 8. Last night was our first annual MOA Awards. These awards recognised excellence in ICT. Finalists were even chauffeured to the awards in classic cars!

These were the winners from our class:
Siobhan and Isabella- Best Junior Animation
Sophie, Harlem, Joshua and Siobhan- Best Junior Graphic Image
Maddy- Best Photo
Lauren, Maddy, Bianca- Best Music Video
Lauren also won one of the major prizes for Best Actress! How cool is that?!

Other finalists from our class were:
Mia, Quinn, and Amelia for their Animation
Bianca, Lauren, Cahill and Quinn for their Short Movie
Isabella, Alyssa and Te Rama for their Graphic Image
Isabella for her Photo
Bailey and Brydie for best Te Ao Maori
Room 8/ Miss Nicholas for Best Class Blog 
Miss Nicholas for best Teacher with ICT
Mrs Berry for Teacher with ICT

I plan to upload all the finalist / winning works here over the next few weeks, so, watch this space!
Below is our winning music video teaching people about earthquake safety. The children even wrote the lyrics them selves!

Also, check out Bailey and Brydie's Te reo animation here which was a finalist in the MOA awards. 

Friday, 7 November 2014

My Friend Isabella- By Tessa- Explain Everything



Our children have been getting really good at using the fantastic Explain Everything App this year. Check out what Lauren and Bailey made!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Congratulations Brydie!


Friday 31st 2014

Dear Miss Nicholas,

On Friday was prize giving and Brydie and Te Putu’s kapahapa roopu won at puanga 2014. They won a total of 5 awards including overall winner for the under 13yr olds. There were 45 groups performing in that age group from primary and intermediate schools all around Taranaki, and out of them 22 were in the competing group, so out of the 22 competing ours placed first. This win is an awesome achievement that is well deserved and well earned, many hours of practice. These photos attatched are the Taonga / treasures that were awarded to them.
This weeks Taranaki Star has a page about their roopu, and mentions Auroa School as one of the Schools represented within this roopu.


My Friend Cody M- Made by Bianca using Explain Everything

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Who Has Their MOA Awards '14 Tickets Booked?

Hope to see lots of Room 8 kids and parents here- we have heaps of finalists from our class!! You are such a clever bunch.