Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rewind inspires!

Our year 5 and 6 students were very interested in the method St Pius used to produce their film festival movie 'Rewind'. They were so keen to find out more that they grabbed cameras and tried to film their very own 'Rewind' movie. Their task was much easier than that of St Pius as it had to last only 3o seconds. Some of the group figured it out very quickly, others had to stop and think it over a couple times before getting it right. We now understand why people looked a little awkward in the rewind movie. Click on the following names to see how we got on.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wake up G.I.

Wake up G.I. is an MTV using the song 'Wake up everybody' which is sung by the artist John Legend, Melanie Fiona and 'The Roots'. This version is a remake, the original artists were Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes - recorded back in 1975.

The song has a very strong message of waking up - becoming more conscious of how we can keep improving together. We love living in Glen Innes and thought this would be a good reminder of how everyone has a part to play.

'The world won't get no better, we gotta change it yeah...just you and me'.

Wake Up G.I. from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Year 5 & 6 Extension Group Manaiakalani Film Festival 2010. The extension group would love to read what you thought of their MTV. Talanoa mai!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Term 4 - Little Critters (schoolwide enquiry)

It's term 4 already of 2010. At our school, we typically start the term off with an immersion assembly. Wondering what that is? Well it's where the teachers dress up and act in ways that 'immerse' the students into the new schoolwide enquiry. This term's enquiry is all about 'Little Critters'.
The movie attached gives you a glimpse of what our staff and students enjoyed on this very first day of term 4. If you visit our class blogs you will get to read and see the specific parts of the assembly our students hold as 'favourites'.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mrs Tele'a to Maps

Learning about scale and perspective when mapping...

Our year 5 and 6 extension group had the task of drawing me from different angles. It was a very quick exercise where they had only 20 minutes to draw me. The rules were - no moving off their chairs and they could use any draw programme they chose.

All students selected hyperstudio to draw in. They were very focused, while I sat as still as could I kept reminding the students about the skill of 'look, look, looking' at the subject and then 'draw'.
After 20 minutes we travelled around the classroom, observing one another's attempts. Here's some of the things we found out...
- proportions are important - using a scale is a must (some drew my head too large in comparison to other body parts and positions)
- draw just what you see not the extra bits you imagine might be there
- cannot change the scale you are using - same scale for the entire picture. All the students have their own personal post on this learning experience.
Check out Room 15 and Room 17 blogs.