Groan, groan, groan. Manuka weren't too happy about doing the test. But they are ecstatic about the results! Congratulatiions, Room 9 students, you're writing has improved heaps since July and you should all be proud!
This term we have been watching movies and reading subtitles to help with our reading fluency and to improve our spelling and grammar.
Today we used iMovie on the iPads to make movie trailers. It was the first time many of us had used the app and the first time any of us have made a trailer. We think we did really well. Take a look.
Nothing ever happens on 90th Street and nothing ever happens at Tinwald School. Oh, really? Watch this space!
Need some extra help with your speech? Take a look at these three. Each is different to the others. Can you pick out the strengths of each one? Think about the message (including vocabulary, use of repetition and the linking of ideas), voice (including expression) and body language.
Our literacy topic this term is myths and legends. This week we made characters and settings and used them to retell the story of Maui and the Sun. You can see some of them below. The first one is retold by Cole and the second one is by Natalie.
We have finished reading The Breadwinner and it has left us with a lot of questions.
You can read more than just chapter books for your homework. Why not try one of these?
A group sits round our communal table for their guided reading session. Low class numbers mean spare desks which means no books on laps which means more comfort which means more concentration and more learning. Phew! That's a lot of mores. And if you are wondering what the two girls are doing in the corner, they are working out how much water their family uses at home in a typical day. I wonder how much you use?
So... what do you think after watching the book trailer? Quite different to our last story, isn't it?
In this story, we travel to a land far away where we hear Parvana's story in Deborah Ellis' novel, The Breadwinner.
Bring your tissues for this one.