Thursday, 13 February 2014

2014 Blog

The school website seems to be slow in loading up our 2014 blog-so here is a direct link to it:

Click here

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Kid President-20 ways to...

Kid President: Room 5's final project of the year.
Everyone had an excellent time impersonating Kid president. The aim of this project was to inspire others with positive, uplifting tones and kind words to make this world a better place.
This is Ella, Alice, Maccrae, Brooklynn and Josh's.
More videos soon to come.

My Project 1 from Simon Ashby on Vimeo.
My Movie from Simon Ashby on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Blog of the Week

I am impressed by how hard Tom has worked recently to update his blog and to keep it current. It is great to see the class motivated to be 'blogger of the week' which I think has helped keep them interesting for the kids-with many of the blogging about their learning happening from home!
Well done Tom.

click here to check it out!

Graham Percy-Imaginative Histories Visit.

The Senior Syndicate has been visiting Nelson Museum for an insight into the life and times of NZ illustrator Graham Percy.
We were all impressed by the variety of his artworks and a number of children enjoyed the playful nature of the artworks. His sense of humour is well evident in his artworks.
We were also lucky enough to watch part of his movie 'hugo the hippo'  which you can watch below.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Fictional recreations

The students have been hard at work changing a famous story into something else. Here is a short part of Josh's film where the characters of 'Fantastic Mr Fox' are reversed-the Farmers steal food from Mr Fox!
Others have chosen to film Goldilocks, scenes from The Hobbit, some x-mas fables and a few fantastic stop-go animations using lego and chalk.
I will upload these as they come to hand. Watch this space!

The Hobbit from simon ashby on Vimeo.
New Project 6 from simon ashby on Vimeo.

New Project 4 from simon ashby on Vimeo.

Book review mac and jack from Simon Ashby on Vimeo.
My Project from Simon Ashby on Vimeo.

My Project 13 from Simon Ashby on Vimeo.

brayden cosmo vernon from simon ashby on Vimeo.

My Project 7 from Simon Ashby on Vimeo.

My Project 4 from simon ashby on Vimeo.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Student Blog of the Week-Mats

I really like Mat's blog-he has been posting from home and he has tried really hard to write using interesting vocabulary. It is cool how he shares his blog with people around the world. Well done Mats!

Click here to visit and see for yourself

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Garden Designs rolling in..

Room 5 have created some magic gardens using a variety of tools-some of them just look so cool-I really like this one Will created for his group using 'floorplaner' a google app he found. Check out more designs on the page link above.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Free music apps-button bass-have a play

This is one of the free cool apps that we are using during 'passions' time on a Friday. Our group of 12 is working towards creating our own songs and maybe even music videos. Watch this space!

How to improve a community #2

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Monday, 28 October 2013

Student Blog of the week-Ella

I really like how Ella keeps her blog regularly updated. Her reflections are thoughtful and well considered. Well done Ella on a super-exciting blog!

Click here to visit Ella's blog

What tool will you use to create a 3:D model?

We have been looking into a garden design project. We are looking to improve our middle school garden area that looks pretty ratty. How can we as students improve our school community?
The children have designed a new garden space to improve the school-to make it a cool place to hang out at play time and also to be used as an 'outdoor classroom' space for classes to visit on sunny days.

But how will the children construct a 3:D model? Watch the video to find out.

My Project 9 from Simon Ashby on Vimeo.