Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Teaching Games For Understanding (TGFU)

Kia Ora
Room 10 have been participating in Teaching Games for Understanding (TGFU). Here is a definition and the Learning Outcomes.

The Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) model fosters tactical awareness and skill instruction.
TGfU is most effective when student-centred and game-centred. It asserts that understanding tactics and strategies of a sport should precede the development and execution of the required skills.
Teaching games for understanding provides students opportunities to:
· take responsibility for their learning,
· transfer understanding about games to other games, and
· apply cognitive development to movement experiences.

Click HERE for more detail about TGFU

BubbleShare: Share photos - Play some Online Games.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Human Rights - putting the pieces together.

These are just some of the few pictures that Room 10 looked at today. We have already looked at the Bill of Rights and watched a movie of the 30 rights (articles)all in animation. Today Room 10 had to decide from looking at the picture which right they thought had been violated. We talked about and discussed that a violation of human rights is when one or more of our rights is taken away or unavaliable to us.
These are just a few articles that some students matched to the pictures as what they saw as a violation of human (child) rights.

Article #26 - Everyone has the right to a free education.
Article #18
- Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.
Article # 3 - Everyone has the right to life and to live in freedom and safety.

Article #26 - Everyone has the right to a free education.
Article # 24 - Everyone has the right to have time to relax and have fun.

Article #3 - Everyone has the right to life and to live in freedom and safety.
Article # 5 - No one can be treated cruely.
Article # 29 - Everyone has the responsibility to ensure that the rights of others are respected.

Article #25 - Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for health and well-being.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Keep NZ clean - Calvin recommends.......

The Big Green Help NZ Review.
The big green help website is designed for children to learn about the environment and help their planet. This website includes helpful tips that tell you how to make a difference in the world, the tips are simple but useful like; walk to school instead of coming in the car, pick up 20 pieces of rubbish etc. Also, there are challenges as well that challenge you to answer questions on how to save and help the environment and what can you do to help save our world from global warming. There are also games to play that include your favourite cartoons, these games are all about saving the earth, you select a character which you play as and you go through levels to save the planet. The cool part of these games is that you can select weapons for saving the environment like soap blasters, rubbish bag launchers etc. This website includes many more fun activities that are helpful. The point for this website is that KIDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. To visit this site click HERE.
Review and write up by Calvin (Rm10)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Room Ten Boys on the Bus

A ROOM TEN BOYS ON THE BUS CREATION .... A moment of fun!We were on the bus then one of the boys started singing a song. One of the others added an echo and another started clicking their fingers for the beat. We call ourselves the "Three Beavers". We called ourselves this because thee are 3 of us and we think beavers are cool animals!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

People can make a difference: Human Rights - what does this mean?

Watch the video and comment on what this means for you. Why are human rights important and what does it mean to be tolerant?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Doug Macleod

Doug Macleod is the author of our shared book Tumble Turn. Here is a short clip to tell you some more about him and see him working with a class on language features and the process of writing a book.
To see the interview please click here:
Here is some great information i have found about him from Penguin Books Australia
Doug MacLeod is a writer and TV producer. Doug has worked on many of Australia's most popular TV shows, including Fast Forward, Big Girls' Blouse, The Micallef Program and SeaChange. He is currently the script editor on the hit ABC series Kath and Kim.
Doug has also written a number of popular children's books. He is famous in schools and prisons for creating Sister Madge's Book of Nuns. It won many lovely awards and a special bumper edition was printed recently by mistake. On The Cards is a book of ridiculous greeting card rhymes with an introduction by Ben Elton that Doug wrote for the international charity Comic Relief. His latest collection of hilariously sinister verse, Spiky, Spunky, My Pet Monkey was released in July 2004. Both books are illustrated by Craig Smith and published by Puffin.
Doug also wrote the acclaimed teenage novel Tumble Turn, which was published in 2003, and I'm Being Stalked by a Moonshadow, published in 2006.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Koru Art Designs

Room Ten have begun looking at the Koru (a design based on the fern frond (pitau)). We begun by talking about the Koru, its meaning and how it is part of a fern. Drawing the koru and having free exploration was the next task so we got our our art books and started exploring. We have just been looking at making Koru designs in a small ruled frame as this defines the area and is easier to fill in. Room Ten also looked at and discussed som Koru designs found on the web and used these as motivation and inspiration for their own designs. We will be refining this stage and the looking at using pastel and black dye as the final medium for presentation. If there is anyone else in NZ or around the world who is doing something similar and would like to share designs we would love to hear from you.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Jessicas' Power Point on How People Can make a Difference

Jessica worked really hard on this Power Point at home as an extra activity that she decided to complete. As we have been learning about Making Differences she has gone from the standpoint of how can we do this. Well done Jessica, you have shown a lot of commitment to your learning. We would really like your comments.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Dear Mr C - This is our new shared book.

Thank you for commenting on our blog Mr C. Our new shared book is Tumble Turn by Doug Macleod.

Room Ten just loved Boyznbikes by Vince Ford and we are now looking forward to the interesting tales of Dominic Dear.
We read up to page 9 today and found it very interesting that the story is told through email between a young boy and his Uncle.

The Meaning Behind Our Logo

Here is Christina's breakdown of, and messages behind the wonderful logo that she designed for Room Ten.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Farewell Boyznbikes

Well its been a wild ride and Room Ten has thoroughly enjoyed reading Boyznbikes. Today was our last day (we only had 2 chapters left) and we were all sad to reach the end of the book although it was definately worth it. So, I wonder what shared book we will read next?
Please add your comment about this book and let us know your thoughts.
Challenge: Imagine you are Maddy and write a diary entry (does not have to be long) and explain how you felt after meeting your half-brother for the first time.