Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Hello Kilbirnie School Kids!

Happy New Year! Hope you are all well. I thought I would come on to the blog and write you a message.

Are you all having a great holiday? I am missing Summer right now. It's winter over here so it's kinda strange not having warm weather at this time of the year.

What class are you in this year? Are you excited to be Year 4's?

Hope you can post a message so I can read what you all have been up to.

Take care

Love Miss Lologa.xx

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kilbirnie School Zumba Experts!....Featuring John Travolta impersonator Mr Dobson!

On Friday the 15th of July (last day of our school term)  the whole school assembled on the bottom courts for Zumba/Jump Jam/Aerobics led by our experts(teachers and students).  We were very lucky to have a beautiful morning for it, even the builders who are building the new Junior block joined in our end of term Zumba party.

The highlight was when Mr Dobson came out in his old dancing clothes from his younger days.  He led the whole school in the famous Bee Gees track "Stayin Alive".  We also enjoyed Mr Austin take us through the 80s track 'Footloose' with his fancy footwork.  Nice moves  Mr Austin!  

Well done to my special instructors or groovers I should say Jessica and Lola from our class and Miss Rhodes, Mrs Inns and Miss Coker!

You're the coolest Mr Dobson!!!! from room6 on Vimeo.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Farewell Room 6 and Friends!

This was my last day with my class Room 6 as I am leaving New Zealand to teach in North Carolina, USA.  It is always difficult to leave a class when you build a wonderful relationship like I have with Room 6.  As you would have guessed there were many tears that day!

 I have really enjoyed teaching Room 6 this year.  They are an awesome bunch of 'Kiwi Kids' who enjoy learning and of course like to have fun while doing it just like their teacher.  I am especially going to miss the wonderful singing we do in class everyday!

Room 6 thank you for making this blog a success.   Make sure you continue to share to the world all the wonderful things you learn at Kilbirnie School.  Now I will be able to skype you!

I would also like to say a big thank you to Mackenzie, Hayze and Mr Webb Room 8 Melville Intermediate for teaching us about blogging this year.  We have learned so much from your blog and hope that you continue to stay in contact with Room 6.

I will definitely keep you all posted on my travels in the States!  

Thanks everyone again.  To all the kiwi schools enjoy your two week break!


Lots of love
Miss Lologa xoxoxoxoxox

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Learning Maori with MacKenzie and Hayze from Melville Intermediate

Today Hamish and Jordan had a skype session with our wonderful young teachers from Melville Intermediate School in Hamilton. This is our third skype session with them.   A couple of weeks ago their class received a special award from the Race Relations Commissioner for their work in Te Reo Maori.  Click on the link to read about their Special Award.

To thank the girls for their wonderful work in tutoring Room 6 we performed some of our class songs/waiata to them and we even got them up to dance with us.  Nice hula girls!

We love skyping Mackenzie and Hayze and we hope to continue skyping them again next term.

Watch the video below of our skype session today.

Skyping Hayze and Mackenzie from Melville Intermediate, Hamilton from room6 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Abstract Photography

For ICT Room 6 had to take abstract photo's for the Photography Competition. Since there weren't enough camera's to use we decided to use Photobooth application on the Apple laptops.
After we created our photos we sent them  to Mr Dobson and Miss Rhodes who are our School ICT Lead Teachers. They chose the best ones to display at their ICT expo later on in the year.

 Here are the photo's they picked from our class.

By Jordan and Jessica
Jordan and Jessica

Ruby and Lola


Friday, June 24, 2011

Rugby Skills with Mason

Rugby Skills with Mason from room6 on Vimeo.

On Tuesday 22nd June 2011 Mason a Rippa Rugby coach from the Wellington Rugby Union came in to teach us some basic rugby skills. The skills were ten finger contact (holding the ball in two hands). We got into a circle and got five balls and passed the balls round the circle and looked back each time we past a ball round. Next we did a track. It was to put the ball in two hands and run, side ways, diagonal and straight. Last of all we played a game. You need five passes of a rugby ball to your team one point.

In our session we learned that the best way to catch a rugby ball is to put your hands out and pretend to play the piano and to bend your knees and look up. The other thing is to be dynamic which means to be sharp, fast and pointy.

By Tom and Jordan

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Room 6 Vehicle Designs made for a Disaster in the City

On Monday afternoon Room 6 designed their own vehicle to help in an emergency.   The children were given a scenario.  They had to imagine that their city had a major earthquake.    There is An emergency in the city centre where a ten storey building with people still inside has been caught on fire.  The children had to design a vehicle that had to get through a landslide, a car blocking and rubble to get to the building and resuce the people.  
With the materials we had in class the children in their groups designed their vehicles.  Watch the videos to see what they came up with.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Special Message from Blackcaps star Ross Taylor

This week we have a special message from New Zealand Cricketer Ross Taylor. Click on the video to watch his message to our class.

NZ Blackcaps Cricketer Ross Taylor Speaks to Room 6 from room6 on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Skyping Melville Intermediate School in Hamilton

Yesterday we skyped Room 8 Melville Intermediate, Hamilton. Mackenzie and Hayze taught us Maori. They taught us this really fun game were you battle and if we make a mistake you are OUT they also taught us that"kotahi rau" means 100. We asked them questions like Kei te pehea koe?(How are you in Maori) and Ko te aha tenei ra? (What day is it today?) We also learnt how to skype other schools.  We had an AWESOME time.

by Cam and Emily

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Postcards in the Mail

Here we are with our postcards (showing off our beautiful city!).  They are ready to be sent off all over the world.  We hope to receive replies from our Postcard Pals!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Planet Earth - Voice Thread

This is a new online tool called Voicethread. Miss Lologa will teach you how to use voicethread this week.

Music with Vince

Every Tuesdays Vincenzo's Dad who is a musician comes into teach us about Music.  Vince has been playing music for many years and travelled around America.  Vince plays a variety of music from jazz to folk.  He has recorded his own albums and we hope to get to hear them soon.  

Today he brought in his harmonica and banjo to play to us.  We are learning a lot about music from Vince we look forward to listening to more music.  Vince says he will be bringing his electric guitar next week!  We can't wait!

What kind of music are you into?

Vince played some music from the famous Bob Dylan.  Do you know any Bob Dylan songs?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Harry is sharing about Physical Education (P.E) in Room 6

P.E in Room 6 from room6 on Vimeo.

P.E Part II from room6 on Vimeo.

We've got mail!

Today we received a nice surprise in the mail a postcard all the way from Michigan, U.S.A.  Here is Harry holding up the postcard from Kristen and the 5th Grade Techie Kids.  Here is the link to their blog :

Kristen told us that they live by the beautiful Great Lakes.  Their class likes to find shells, swim, fish, and go on boat rides.

This is our very first postcard from Melissa who is from P3 Burravoe Primary in Yell, Shetland, Scotland.  She lives on the island Yell and travels to school in a taxi everyday.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kia Kaha - Stand Tall/Be Strong.

Bram is lending Jordan a pencil.

Harry is helping Billy catch the ball.

Jessica is asking if Rebecca needs help.

Holly is helping with putting books away.

William is being a good sport to Theo

Theo is being nice to William.

Tom is listening to the teacher.

Sahan is helping put away the books.

In Room 6 we have been doing a whole school programme looking at ways in creating communities where everyone feels safe, respected and valued, and where bullying is not tolerated.

In this activity the students were asked to draw a picture of themselves behaving in a way that they, and other members of the class like.  

Tell us what your classroom is like?  Can you tell us how you would behave in your classroom?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

I would like to thank my wonderful class for their fabulous Portfolio presentations this week.  You all worked hard to have everything in your folder to share with your parents.  Awesome presentations!

It was nice meeting the parents and sharing with them your achievements in Term One.  Remember to remind your parents to fill in the Parent response form to send back to school with the Portfolio.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Postcard Project

We are very privileged to be apart of 'The Postcard Project' set up by Sarah Leakey a teacher from Invercargill.  This is another way to connect with other schools around the world.  Throughout the year we will be sending postcards to different schools and in return hope to receive postcards back.  All our postcards will be displayed on the back of our classroom wall on our big world map.  

Last week we received our very first postcard from Melissa who is from Burravoe Primary in Yell, Shetland, Scotland.  We've already sent our first postcard in the mail!  Click on the link to find out about Melissa's class. Burravoe Primary

What do we know about Yell?  Ask around or find out any interesting facts about this place.  Hopefully our friends from Burravoe Primary will come on to our blog and share about where they live.

If you do find any interesting information post us a message.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Welcome back to Term 2 2011

Talofa, Kia Ora, Hello Everyone!

Welcome back to Term 2.  Hope everyone enjoyed their two week break!

What did you get up to in holidays?  Did anyone watch the Royal Wedding last Friday?

Post us a message telling us what you did, if you travelled away or something you enjoyed most about your holiday.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Parliament Slideshow

What an awesome day it was at Parliament. Here are some photos we took of our day. We were not allowed to take pictures once we were inside Parliament. We learned so much about how things worked in the beehive. We even got to sit in the gallery and watch some of our politicians talking. We were not allowed to make any noise.

Well done Room 6 for being so well behaved today. What a big walk through the city! It was a long way to walk to the park afterwards. Post what you enjoyed the most about our trip.