I need to practice what I am going to say for my items that I am shareing (Sketchup,Picasso,Charcoal)
Thursday, 31 May 2007
Wednesday, 30 May 2007
Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Today I learned that I got 3 out of 5 for Otago University Problem Solving for mathes olmpiad.
I can now understand that I need to work hard to get 5 out of 5 for the next test.
One thing I don't understand is how to and what statagies I need to use for what.
Next step in my learning is learning more stratagies and learning what stratagy I need to use for what.
Posted by Sheldon at 9:58:00 AM
Monday, 28 May 2007
fish eating & eated
mamals making birth
men and woman been saved
waves crashing swooping out peoples belonging
10 cups a day lets the children play
the doctor says drink those 10 cups a day and the nutrience stays.
image from http://www.arroyoseco.org/images/water_drop.jpg
Here is an image of my baby girl Isabella. I used this image as an example for the team of how to use Photoshop to put text over an image, in preparation for them to learn how to pressent their poetry images.
Incidentally, Isabella and Angela are leaving for the United States tomorrow at the end of the day so I'll be 'home alone' for five weeks!!! Yikes!!
Friday, 25 May 2007
Wednesday, 23 May 2007
Today I learned that I was going to go on television, all with about five minutes warning!!!!!! This was a little scary at first because you just have to worry about things like 'did I wash the yoghurt off my shirt from lunch?' and 'what if I say something really silly and I don't make any sense whatsoever???'
Anyway, it worked out and here I am at about 3.04pm this afternoon being interviewed! You have to watch an advertisement before being able to view the actual article.
Because of this learning I've realised that sometimes it is actually quite good to be 'put on the spot' and to have to think on your feet. I wonder how often we do this as teachers to students in the classroom?
The next step in my learning is to give Team 14 opportunities to develop the sorts of skills that enable them to cope in situations like this. I wonder how many of the team saw the news?
Today I went into the word bulding power and found some great spelling words and now I have 40 spelling words!(now all I have to do is learn them).
I looked up VARIATY and I got the last 6 words like.....
Diversification and assortment!!!
I recommend you guys to have a look as well!!!
I saw Rob on tv tonight you were great!!!
(And of course I saw Naomi/Danial and Samual on the back ground!)
Tuesday, 22 May 2007
Here is a list of great tools for kids, all of which can help your learning in some way:
Dictionary & Thesaurus tools - finding words, correcting words, synonyms and antonyms, meanings, etc.
del.icio.us - for organising web site URLs you find.
wikispaces.com - for building a shared web site with others. Wiki is an interesting word which you can find out more about by reading this article.
Today in the afternoon we did some event planning. We are all in groups so we started organising the groups. The leaders in my group are Penny and Bertie. We also orgernised who was doing what jobs I am a person who gives wine to the adults it is going to be really fun.
Today I wrote some poetry at extension writing and practised for my audition into the Town hall Concert Band at my Clarinet lesson today. We had an Otago Problem solving test today and I got my results back from the last weeks test ,I got 80%.
Today I learnt how to work out the area of a triangle.
This will help me when it comes up in one of my maths Olmpiad tests.
The next steps in my learning are to use my maths strategies in my test and record them to remember them for future tests.
Today I learned how to use google sketchup and we got put in our our groups for our inquiry.
Because of learning I can now use it for homework if needed.
Things I don't understand is how to download google sketchup.
Things I need to learn is to be able download google sketch at home.
Monday, 21 May 2007
Today I found a web site that helps you to remember and organise the good web sites you find. It's called del.icio.us which is a play on words.
I'd recommend everyone in Team 14 creates their own del.icio.us account and learns how to use this handy tool for organising their web site URLs.
You can even subscribe to other peoples' del.icio.us accounts if they have similar interests to you - this could be handy for research.
Sunday, 20 May 2007
Thursday, 17 May 2007
Ooooophs - I should have checked my spelling before I posted my last blog.
This time the photo has been included!!
Phil - Dad of Bertie
PS - I have lots of other photos - let me know if you'd like to see some more.
Posted by Phil Taylor - Dad of Bertie at 9:57:00 AM
Hi Team 14!
This my first first attempt at blogging! I'm not an expert like you guys but it seems like a great way to say hello.
I don't know if it has worked but I have included a photo from teh recent West Zone Cross Country Race. How many of Team 14 can you spot? If it did not work can somebody help me to make sure it work next time?
I'd love to hear back from anyone in Team 14
Phil - Bertie's Dad
Posted by Phil Taylor - Dad of Bertie at 9:49:00 AM
Monday, 14 May 2007
The New Zealand Poetry Society's annual International Verse and Haiku Competition, with Open and Junior sections, will close shortly. We are grateful to those schools that have sent entries in already. One of the goals of the competition is to encourage a love of poetry in young people, and we appreciate your help in reaching this goal.
The Open Junior and Haiku Junior sections are open to students who are 17
years of age or under on 30th May 2007. Our website www.poetrysociety.org.nz has full competition details, including School Group Entry Instructions, and the entry forms for downloading.
There are cash prizes, and selected entries will appear in the New Zealand Poetry Society's annual anthology later in the year. This year's judges are:
James Norcliffe (Christchurch) - Open Verse
Ernest Berry (Picton) – Junior Verse
Bernard Gadd (Auckland) – Open Haiku
Patricia Prime (Auckland) Junior Haiku
Further competition enquiries can be directed to:
The Competition Secretary, PO Box 5283,
Lambton Quay, Wellington, NZ
[ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ]email@example.com
NZPS Competition Secretary
Friday, 11 May 2007
Today team 14 was running the senior assembly. Kate, Christie and Elsie were the speakers it went great. We all sung a song and everyone loved it. After morning tea it was choir time and everyone sung their hearts out with some deap breaths and high notes and now we just had reading time with Mr Clarke he's reading us Bridge to Terabithia - it's a great book. And now
here we are getting ready for sport and todays the last trial day and I'm really excited!
Thursday, 10 May 2007
Wednesday, 9 May 2007
Today I was in Google trying to find pictures for Home learning Visual Imagery.
I tryed to find sunset pictures but it came out with all these weird links
like `Michal Jackson's poem.'
It was so,so,so hard and I ended up with nothing!!!
I think I need help from Mr Clarke to do this!!!
Monday, 7 May 2007
Today Team 14 wrote some poems about anything we want and then we went into the Fendalton Schools native area and had a leaf fight with Mr Clarke and the team and after lunch we were by ourselves because Mr Clarke was in a meeting, don't worry we had another teacher come in and in the afternoon we did some learning preferences and that's Team 14's day today.
Saturday, 5 May 2007
Here is an article from NPR reporting on a recent UN report to help lower greenhouse gas emissions.
You can listen to the report by clicking the link that looks like this on the page.
Another interesting page which has articles about climate change can be accessed here...
Friday, 4 May 2007
Thursday, 3 May 2007
Wednesday, 2 May 2007
Hey team, it's great to see that the parents are starting to learn how to use Blogger. I wonder what ideas they will have for how they could use it themselves?
Perhaps you could create a family blog and share it with family members in other cities/countries?
Perhaps it could be a story place for you? Who knows?
Claire and I are looking forward to sharing the ideas you all have about how to use this tool to help our learning.
Here's a shot from the other day when we were learning about our thinking preferences.
Following are some tools which everyone can use to help them build word power. Each of these web sites will open in a new window. Click the hyperlink below to go straight to the tool you want to use:
The Visual Thesaurus - this tool helps find different parts of speech (e.g. nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) as well as synonyms and antonyms. Team 14 have a class account. Email Rob/Claire if you have forgotten how to log in to this handy and fun tool.
Dictionary.com - this tool is a free online service which is good for quickly finding spellings and meanings of words.
Thesaurus.com - this is the thesaurus edition of dictionary.com. This tool is good for quickly finding meanings as well as synonums and antonyms of words.
Tools 4 Kids inside the Team 14 intranet. Check out the Spelling Tools area. We've made this conference available via the web so anyone reading this can download and print spelling strategies and ideas.
Learn to use a thesaurus and a dictionary properly - they are essential tools to helping you develop better word choices in your writing. Nothing replaces a good old dictionary or thesaurus when they are right at your finger tips!
Don't make me leave school today,
please! Anything but that.
I'll tidy up my great big desk,
I'll smile everyday ......
I'll do my extra homework,
(I'll sweep the leaves up too!)
But please don't make me leave this school-
They really love me too.
The kids are really nice to me,
And they are really humorous.
And when they see me feeling blue,
They always make me smile again.
I feel like I'm a part of them
Like a loving family.
So please don't make me leave this school,
I'll scream and cry then sob...
It's me Dr Doig from Fendalton School
It's the best school in New Zealand.
Tuesday, 1 May 2007
Today I learned that many of our team are improving how they give feedback to one another. I learnt this when reading the comments people are posting to each other's blog posts. It's really interesting reading comments that are being made on our blog posts.
Because of this learning I now know that Claire and I need to highlight the use of feedback with Team 14, so that they can help each other in their learning.
The next step in my learning is to help the team see this as part of their job, on an ongoing basis. I wonder if parents would be interested in helping us with this?