Friday, 28 September 2012

Well Done Room 11...

Custom Glitter Text

A Postcard from Mitchell...

Mitchell went on a trip to the mountain.  He sent us a postcard.

Young Hercules - Pinehill Production

We are sharing our thoughts and feelings about going to see the Pinehill School Production 

listen to ‘Sammy’ on Audioboo

Thursday, 27 September 2012

ESOL Birds

Today we made some birds with Mrs Howard.


This term in music we have made musical instruments out of old containers, gladwrap rolls and bottles.  First we put rice or macaroni pasta inside the container.  Then we put paper mache on the outside of containers and painted it when they were dry.  Here is a little video of us playing along to a song using our instruments.

Music from Pinehill11 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Some more Apps...

Below are a couple more Apps that we use all the time in our classroom...

The Fotobabble iPhone App is the most fun you can have with your photos and voice on your iPhone. Create Talking Photos of events and moments in real-time and share them with friends immediately.

ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.

Keep an eye on our Blog for more App sharing :-)

More Healthy Food Acrostic Poems

WALT: Create a pattern

Lollies for Aroha

Magic Dominos

Here is Simons next Magic Domino

Monday, 17 September 2012

Andy Wright - Story Teller

What a fantastic way to start our week at Pinehill.  Andy Wright came and shared 3 fabulous stories with us all.  Below is a short clip of one of the stories.

Storyteller from Pinehill11 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Retell Sharing


Today we made a Wordle for a brainstorm about our Year 2 Trip to the Millenneum.

Have a go at making one yourself and add it to your WIKI!!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Tomorrow is our Year 2 trip day to the Millennium. Here are a few things to remember... 

 - Wear mufti clothes to school - Sports shoes(sneakers), T.Shirt, Jumper and shorts or leggings. 
- Bring your morning tea and lunch and your drink bottle 
- Bring your named togs and towel in a named plastic bag. (Put this inside your school bag) 
- Each child will take their school bag with them on the trip.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Some of our Apps

I have had some parents asking me what Apps we have been using in the classroom.  I thought that I could list Apps here on our blog as a reference point.  So lets start with... 

Literacy Apps

We use this MeeGenius App everyday as part of our Daily 5 Reading programme.  The children can pick a story and listen to it while reading along or choose to read it themselves.  You can get a few books Free or pay to get extra books. 
Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.
Word Bingo is a great for spelling and sight word practice.

Lights, Camera, Play! Toontastic is a Creative Learning tool that empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons through imaginative play. Have a go, make up a story with your child.

Keep an eye on the blog and I will share some more Apps soon...