Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Te Taki

Today we read the story about Te Taki by Ben Brown. We decided to create a movie trailer for the story. We used iMovies, it's a really easy app to use to create movies and trailers. What do you think of our trailers?

Te Taki


Te Taki


Te Taki

Today we read the story about Te Taki by Ben Brown. We decided to create a movie trailer for the story. We used iMovies, it's a really easy app to use to create movies and trailers. What do you think of our trailers?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Terrible Pirates

Today we read a play called " Terrible Pirates". It was a really funny and we tried recreating it on Puppet Pals on our I-Pads.

Our Koru Designs

Today we created Koru designs for art. What do you think of them?












Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ngutunui rocks with Garageband

We tried out Garageband on our I-pads. Each group had to write a verse and after a few takes this was the final product. We think it's pretty cool! What do you think?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Thoughts

My thoughts are like snakes.
Some lie still, basking in the sun
While others strike with quick precision,
Some move fast while others move slow.
Other thoughts burrow
into the ground
and I'm lucky if I'll ever see them again.

By Jordan

My Thoughts

My thoughts are like dragons
soaring through the clear sky.
Higher than the fluffy clouds
some thoughts are so wild
they are not seen.
I wish I could ride on
and go to the place where
they lay and rest.

My Thoughts

My thoughts are like goats,
Jumping from rock to rock,
I could never catch one
even if I tried.
I chase them and chase them,
but most get away
never to be seen again.

By Kalem.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


We reviewed the apps using the Thinking hats. We had to list good things, bad things(if any) and explain how these apps helps our learning. 



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The sounds of night


We are exploring poetic writing and the effective use of Onomatopoeia.
Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates a sound or action.

Here are some of our poems. Can you spot the onomatopoeia?


The sounds of night

In the dark,I was scared, walking outside.
The trees went whoosh as the wind was blowing.

The moon was hiding in the sky, our dog howled longingly.
It was raining, drip drip drip.

It was warm in my bed and I saw the stars twinkling.
The rabbit was eating a crunchy carrot in the back yard.

My shadow spooked me out.Yikes!
Thought it was a ghost,but no, just possums screeching in the woods.
I was scared in the dark.

The sounds of night


We are exploring poetic writing and the effective use of Onomatopoeia.
Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates a sound or action.
Here are some of our poems. Can you spot the onomatopoeia?


The sounds of night


Moonlit sky illuminates the frosted over outdoors,
Misty air sends shivers down my spine as I walk through the wet grass,
Cold windy air squeaks like possums squealing.

Curious about the sound,
A tui  perched up high sends ear piercing sounds through the dark sky,
Cicadas click click like my fingers,
Water running to add to the tune,

I walk back to bed and hear a morepork caw,
More possums out back, sounding like the swing set creaking,
I drift off to sleep and think: what else lies in this world.

By Kalem.

The sounds of night


We are exploring poetic writing and the effective use of Onomatopoeia.
Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates a sound or action.

Here are some of our poems. Can you spot the onomatopoeia?


The sounds of night

Icy, cold shivers running down my spine,
The wind blowing through my wet hair,
Winds howling around me.

The nights dark, misty and moonlit,
Silhouettes of trees everywhere,
Clicking cicadas all around.

Possums screeching like an old swing set,
Moreporks and other animals form a band,
Water quietly trickling below. 

The sounds of night

We are exploring poetic writing and the effective use of Onomatopoeia.
Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates a sound or action.

Here are some of our poems. Can you spot the onomatopoeia?


The sounds of night


When I’m asleep I can hear dog’s barking ruff ruff,
I’m snuggled in tightly.
In the inside I can’t see a thing on the outside it’s pitch black.

When I go outside, it’s cold. I can hear birds chirping .
 Mist coming from my mouth.

Outside it’s pouring down,
The wind is blowing rain in through the window,
The rain goes clut clut clut
While the gleaming moon shines through the clouds.

At last I can  see the bright stars
And hear the rooster crowing cock a doodle doo.


By Lachlan

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Our Future Black Sticks!

Make a video of your own at Animoto.

We're celebrating New Zealand Sign Language week. We can use NZSL to communicate with the deaf and learning NZSL is really fun!