Thursday, June 30, 2011

Reading With Expression: Roquia

Here is Roquia to show you the expression in her voice while reading "Bowled Over."  How do you think Callum was feeling in this part of the story?  Leave Roquia a comment and tell her if she was successful!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Reading With Expression: Anthia

This week, the Obsidian group have been working on reading with expression.  Here is Anthia to share with you her reading of a page from "Bowled Over."  See if you can guess how Callum, the main character in the book, is feeling by listening to her voice!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Learner Led Conferences

Next Wednesday, Stonefields School will be conducting it's first ever student led conferences!  Each learner will have 50 minutes to show their parents their learning and will connect with their teacher for 10 minutes of that time.  In LH2, we have come up with lots of fun learning experiences to do with our parents and can't wait to show them all the things that we have been doing!  Meanwhile, we are practicing hard so that we will have lots to tell them when we share where we are at with our learning.  Watch the video to see a sneak peak into our practice sessions.  How do you think we're going?  Leave us a comment and let us know.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pukeko Art

Check out our amazing pukeko art!  We have been working hard on drawing what we see, and the pukeko visitors on our fields and court make for great observational drawings!  We used vivids and dye to create our masterpieces.  What do you think?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

3D Shapes

This week we have been learning all about geometry.  Miss Rennie showed us a cool presentation about faces, edges and corners of 3D shapes and then we created our own shapes from nets.  Take a look!  We think they're pretty cool...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Using Your Manners

This week during oral language we have been looking at good manners.  Here are Savannah, Dasha and Daniella to show you their awesome skit about tidying up after yourself.  Great acting, girls!  Leave them a comment and tell them about situations where you use your manners.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wetlands Inquiry Update

Our wetlands inquiry is heating up... The Year 3's and 4's are busy with passion led projects to do with how they can be guardians to our wetlands, while the Year 2's are learning all about the birds in our wetlands and how they can help them to survive.  Soon we will have a wetlands website, a virtual guided tour around the wetlands, information on all the different flora and fauna at the wetlands and so much more for you to see and get involved with!  Check us out, hard at work, in the slideshow.

Wetlands Inquiry from Georgie Hamilton on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Daniella's Report about Tearno

Tearno Ricardo is nine years old.  He is a boy.  He lives with his sister, Daniella, his dog, Electra, his mum, Evelyn and his dad, Aston.  He has brown eyes and he has black spiky hair.  His mum is 27 and his dad is 34.  His sister is 7.  He likes to eat cucumber, lollies, cake, McDonalds and Wendy’s.  He likes to play playstation and lego.  Tearno goes to Stonefields School and he is in Hub 3.  He is a Year 5.
By Daniella.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ethan's report about his brother

Ethan has been practicing his report writing skills and particularly keeping one idea to one sentence.  Here is his report on his brother, Lochlan.

Lochlan Grant B is a boy.  He is four years old.  He lives with his mum, Brenda and his dad, Brad and his brother, Ethan.  Ethan is six years old.  Lochlan has blonde hair.  He likes to watch girly movies and fight.  He goes to kindy all day.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Charcoal Art

In Learning Hub Two, we have been learning how to draw what we see.  First, we practiced drawing animals that might live in our wetlands using sketching pencils.  Then we experimented with charcoal to find techniques that would help us bring our animal to life.  Finally, we used charcoal to create our animal.  Take a look at the slideshow to see our process!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Zeb's Tahiti Adventure

Zeb's Tahiti Adventure from Georgie Hamilton on Vimeo.

Zeb has put together this presentation to show the amazing time he had in Tahiti.  He got to stay there for a whole week and he sure learned a lot!  Take a look at the presentation.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Report Writing: Michelle

Caleb would like to share with you his report about Michelle.  He is working on using paragraphs effectively.  How do you think he went?  Tell him in the comments!

Michelle was born on the 17th of February 2003, in Auckland, New Zealand. She goes to Stonefields School in Mt Wellington and is a member of Learning Hub 2,

She has an older brother called Craig, who is in Hub 3. She lives with her mum, dad and brother. Her parents have their own company called Paws-a-while. They look after cats whose owners have gone on holiday. Michelle often helps her parents out by looking after the cats as well. She has her own cat called Porcha. It is black, white and ginger.

Michelle’s favourite sport is netball. She enjoys exploring places that she has never been to before. The most exciting thing she explored was when she was in her garden and found a red plant that has spikes on it.

When Michelle grows up she wants to be an animal rescuer.

By Caleb.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Here is Muatau to share his report on Roquia. He has filmed himself in photo booth. His writing goal is to reread his writing to check if it makes sense. Does his report make sense? If so, please tell him!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Report Writing: Noeramiah

Here is Lawson's Report on Noeramiah.  He is working on using the correct structure for a report.  Do you think he has succeeded?  If so, tell him in the comments!

Noreamiah is an eight year old girl. She was born on the 28th of September 2002. Noreamiah is 136 centimeters tall. She does not like to play outside mostly but loves playing tag. When Noreamiah is outside she'll be playing tag. Noreamiah's favorite colour is light green. Her favorite food is grapes. When she grows up she would like to be a dancer.
Noreamiah has black hair, and she often wears a blue head-band. Her earrings are the same colour as her head band. Her eyes are dark brown and her skin is a little bit less dark as her eyes. She a fringe that sometimes goes over her eyes.
Noreamiah's family is large. She is the oldest child in her family and has a younger sister named Pativai and a younger brother named Clayton. Her sister is five years old, and her brother is three years old. Noreamiah has nine aunts, eleven cousins, four grandparents, a mum and a dad.  Her mum is twenty eight years old and her dad is twenty nine years old.