Monday, August 29, 2011

How nervous it was to be in the speech finals.

We got in the school speech finals in the Totara speeches. We were very nervous, especially Elijah. Ten people had to say their speech but the worst part for Elijah was there were a lot of people and James' worst part was when he had to say his speech because he thought he was going to go first. But Elijah was first and he was so nervous he got some words wrong. All the people did good speeches. The audience was very respectful. But me and James didn't win, but this girl named Queenie won and her topic was the theater. By Elijah & James    

James and Elijah with their certificates. Way to go boys !

Thursday, August 25, 2011

GLS LIVE Week 4 - Rugby World Cup 2011 Edition

Hi all !

Sorry to all our fans for being late this this week's episode.  We had a busy week and our teacher was away on Friday so we couldn't film. 

Anyway, we think this is one of our best episodes so sit back and enjoy listening to more facts about the countries visiting us for the Rugby World Cup 2011.

GLS Week 4 - Rugby World Cup Edition from Room13 GLS on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Keeping Ourselves Safe

Room 13 are currently doing the programme, Keeping Ourselves Safe, and we have looked at how to be safe around the school. Check out the colourful maps and our safety messages.

Keeping Ourselves Safe from Room13 GLS on Vimeo.

Monday, August 15, 2011

GLS LIVE Week Three Term 3

We are welcoming a lot of countries to New Zealand for the rugby world cup. We thought it would be a good idea to learn some facts about each country that is sending a team.

WALT(we are learning to) research and put the facts into our own words. 
WALT speak clearly and with a good volume.

Enjoy this week's edition. 

Leave us some comments !

GLS LIVE Week 3 Term 3 RWC from Room13 GLS on Vimeo.

Hailly day

 Today it hailed really, really hardcore.  It was really cool and lots of people got hail in their hair . When we first saw it Andrea said we could go out and try and get some. When we got there the whole Totara team was already there. Everyone got hail in their hair and it melted and some people got their hair wet.
It looked like it was snowing. Everyone started to see that it would melt as soon as we went inside, well at least I thought of it that way. HaHa. Anyway, it was pretty cool how the sleet was going onto their heads. When we got inside it was starting to get settled onto the ground. Lots of people thought it was snow but I didn't think that. So do you want that to happen were you are right now because its really F.U.N. 
Oh and don't worry about danger when it strikes. And so that was our story about the hail day at Grey Lynn school.

Kate and Jack
Sleet or hail coming down fast and furious.

Desperate to catch some in their hands.

YAY! Snow...kind of !

Wondering what it tastes like.

Awesome smiles !

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Totara Team Welcomes Book Week

Hi there,

Have you ever been lost in a book? Isn't it a great feeling?

Monday 15th August 2011
We are currently celebrating Book Week at Grey Lynn School and because of this our homework will be a bit different.
You need to:
  1. Think about the best fiction book your have EVER read.
  2. Complete the book report sheet in your homework book or online(make sure it is as neat and tidy as the example in class, it’s a good idea to do a draft copy first).
  3. Come to school on Friday dressed as a character from your book.
It’s that easy!

Click here for your book report template.
From Andrea

Friday, August 12, 2011

Our First Totara Fun Day

First of all, you may be wondering what a Totara fun day is?   During Totara Fun Day the senior school all rotate around to different teacher. We participate in different activities around dance and drama, photography,science,technology and maths.

Firstly we get together as a whole team and we do Kapa Haka practise. Then we went to Andrea and learned about taking photographs instead of just pictures. We think photographs have a story behind them. We used water as our focus because we are learning about our relationship with water.

Then at 10:00 we switched classes. We went to Room 12 and Sandie and Kerry taught us about measurement. We used cereal and rice to learn about measuring capacity and volume. We were split into groups of four or five and some groups got to make their own cereal. The other groups will make their own cereal next time.  We learned how much rice could fit into a cereal box and we discovered it could hold 28 cups.

We are looking forward to next week where we get to try out two new activities.

Guess who this is drinking the cereal?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

World Travellers from Room 13

Would you like to see where our vacationing class members are visiting !

Here is a world map so you can check out where they have been. 

World Map

We will check back often to see where they have been and what they have been up to!

Safe travels !

Room 13

Monday, August 8, 2011

Maths Homework

Here are some extra homework sheets to supplement your maths.  You can finish them and save and email me or just let me know in class how you have been going.

2 digit multiplication

Multiply Factors of 10

2 Digit Addition

Good luck and have fun!

Help us Win!

Help your local primary school win iPads!
We’re giving away double nominations in the Schools iPad Competition and we’d like you to help rally support for participating primary schools in winning this fantastic new technology.

From Monday 8 August for every registration on we’ll give the selected primary school two nominations. That’ll mean it should take half as long for your school to earn an iPad!

Here’s your chance to get behind your local school so forward this email to your mum, best friend, neighbour or even your local hairdresser and get them to register on selected school will receive two nominations instead of one.

The more people who register and nominate your local primary school the closer they get to winning those iPads! Double nominations are only available until 21 August 2011, that’s if the iPads aren’t all snapped up.

The Yellow Local® Team

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Recipe for Raw fish or Oka

  • 1 fresh mullet or a piece of tuna(filleted)
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • onion (or spring onions)
  • 1-2 tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/4 lettuce (optional)
  • salt to taste
1. Place the boneless meat in a clean bowl
2. Cut the lemons and squeeze the juice all over the fish, making
sure the meat is well soaked in lemon juice.
3. Cover the bowl for an hour or an hour and a half
(depends on how much meat marinated)
4.Remove the boneless fish from the lemon juice, place it
on the cutting board and cut into small cubes.
5. Place all cubes in a clean bowl, chop the onion, tomato
green pepper and the lettuce and add to the fish.
6. Add coconut milk and stir everything in the bowl with a wooden spoon.
7. Chill in the fridge while preparing the rest of the meal.
8. Salt to taste

Tip: Serve with cooked green bananas or taro.
Chill before serving.

GLS Live Week 1 - Shout for Samoa

Talofa and welcome back to Term 3.

This term marks the start of the Rugby World Cup 2011 hosted here in New Zealand. Each community had the opportunity to adopt a team to welcome them to our nation and make them feel at home.

Our school and community have adopted Manu Samoa which is great as Samoan's have historical roots in Grey Lynn.

This weeks' edition is all about Samoa. We have also worked hard on our camera work and use of the green screen.

Enjoy the episode and please comment !

Untitled from Room13 GLS on Vimeo.

Toby's Big Overseas Adventure !

On Wednesday August the 10th, 2011 I am going on trip that will last for almost 5 weeks!
I am going with my Mum Dad Sister and of course me.
In one country we are going to see my cousins I have not seen them in a very long time! We are going to Japan, England, France, Spain, America and Canada.
The only other country I have been to is Australia! My Dad was born and grow up in England so that is why we are going to England twice! We are not packing that much because we thing that we are going to get lots on our overseas trip. I am going to get a coin from every country. One of the countries I am going to is  Canada and  Andrea is from Canada too! Andrea wants to give me a list of thing's to get. She is also going to give me a map. I never been on a plane for more than 5 hours! I am so excited it is going to be so much fun! I wonder what I am going to see.

By Toby!                                                                

Monday, August 1, 2011

PMI for GLS Live Term 2

Term 3 GLS Live 
Review and Solutions.

Camera is moving around a lot and making the picture wobbly.
Have a tripod or a camera stand to steady the camera.
Use a music stand to hold the ipad in place.
Can hear the class in the background moving chairs around and some talking.
Class could be doing silent reading outside while the classroom is used as a studio. 
News readers not always focussed and looking at the camera.
Hold cue cards directly behind the camera person so the news readers eyes are looking straight ahead.
News readers should practise a lot and speaking clearly and with good volume.
Sometimes wearing green when using the green screen.
Don’t wear green or you can borrow a jumper from a friend.
Don’t wear green on Fridays if you’re a news reader.
Sometimes certain groups didn’t finish their news item so they weren’t part of the programme for that week.
Use your time wisely. Monday to Thursday is enough time to get a story written and illustrated.

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