Thursday, December 16, 2010

Savvy Sorted!

It has been an amazingly busy term with lots going on. Have a fantastic holiday everyone, leave a comment about what's up! Seeya!

Watch out for the last Savvy 7 photo tomorrow!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Camp Crosswords

Use this link to make your own crossword puzzle to challenge others.

Monday, November 22, 2010

1 Day to go...

We are off to camp on Wednesday. Yipee! Make sure you have got everything.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lots has been happening

Check out just some of the things we have been up to. Can you tell an interesting story about each one?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Add to the list....

Writing without punctuation is like.....

  • a world without shade.
  • music without sharps and flats
  • a week without Saturday and Sunday

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What do you think?

Click on the image to read the full article.

Wonder what the statistics would be if we did this at our school. Anyone got any ideas about something like this for book week next week?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Shoe Analogy is back

We are really thinking about our use of reading strategies. We realised that some are easier to use than others in different situations.

What strategies would you put with each of these shoes? Why?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A comment from your Holidays

A few Holiday Pics to share

OK! Who is this? On holiday ? Where? What are the clues?

What makes a great blog?

Below are links to the 5 finalist in the blog of the year competition from the Interface Magazine.

Let's use our criteria for what makes a great blog and see who we should vote for.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

So who is Savvysaurus getting friendly with?

If you can be the first to comment explaining who is with Mrs C and Savvysaurus then you will get a very special signed item. Who will be first?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

We made it!

Savvysaurus was a very good flyer. The plane was full of teachers ready to experience something new.

Savvy helped select some costume pieces. He is also very excited now as he is sitting in a huge auditorium full of hundreds of teachers.

Savvy 7's, ask Saurus a question about his experience and I'm sure he will reply very soon.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

We learnt a lot about the coming election

Today we had the real voting experience. Kirsty and Sade presented our activity well at assembly and here is their comic life presentation that went with their speech. Well done girls.

It is Voting day in Savvy 7

look out for more info.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What is this all about?

Jump Rope Anyone?

Our Class Mascot is.......

Mr Dinosaur! After great decision making and voting, Mr Dinosaur won by just a feather. What feathers?? I think he needs a name. Make a comment to suggest a name then we can vote on that.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A huge increase in comments to our blog

Some Amazing comments have appeared on our blog. I registered on the "comments 4 kids" site and we are now being visited by students from around the world. They are all part of the "Comments 4 Kids" idea and have left some very useful suggestions. Thanks a heap.

A big THANK YOU to Mr C ( not my husband) in Texas America for directing his students to our blog.

Rules for Comments4Kids
1. Relevant
2. Positive
3. Comment only when you have something to say
4. Always use good conventions i.e. punctuation etc.

Click on this and have a conversation.

Type with me!

What a day

It is always exciting at Normandale. Today was dress-up day for Jasmin! We also had yet another successful 50c fundraiser. Some classes enjoyed the sunshine while learning about cricket. Phew!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mrs Campbell was working hard this morning

This was the story told by Mrs Campbell when she got back to school today after lunch.

Once upon a time there was a teacher who caught the train into town. She got there early so managed to have a coffee with her husband before she was ushered up to the 17th floor of a very flash building.

The teacher was greeted by some very friendly people who welcomed her into the large board room which had an amazing view of the beautiful Wellington Harbour.

( Mrs Campbell went on .... and on... and on...)
Finally the story ended with a game of Jeopardy. The answer was $300. We had to come up with the question. After lots of great attempts she told us.

"How much money did Mrs Campbell get this morning to bring back to school for offering some ideas and advice on a developing site ! YIPEE!

Savvy 7 made a great list of books that they would like to see in the library from the $300.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dotty dots

I found this cool site on Motoroa's blog. Great idea for www. Click on the image and take a look!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Typing Challenge

Here is a game that will challenge your typing.

Have a go and post a comment to say where you got to. Good luck

Daniel's great Passion Project

Check out Daniel's great combining of his love of lego and his love of language. Gotta love it Daniel.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Art lesson on You Tube

Check out this wonderful art work that was inspired by watching a tutorial on You Tube.

The 10 ways series

I have been thinking of ways to increasing our love of blogging. I am challenging you to get to the blog and add one idea before we hit 10.

Add a comment and number your response.

What are the best things to put on blogs that show what we have been doing?

so go for it.... add your comment and number it.

I will start you off.

1. Add a video clip of something we have been doing.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

How is your spelling?( www)

I love this quote..... My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places –
Chocolate fish for correct or closest guess.
Hint: a character

Christchurch Earthquake

Click on the image to see the earthquakes that have continued in Christchurch. This was the site that we looked at at Assembly on Friday. WOW!

Ukulele man would be proud

Today at Assembly the Savvy 7 Ukulele Orchestra performed. Loved it guys! Great effort and loved your extra touches. Keep up the hard work. When is the next performance?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Garageband in Action

Today some of the skilled Savvy 7 "Garageband" composers shared their skills with the next group from Room 9. They are quite talented when making music that has many layers. Watch out for some examples to come.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Comic LIfe Creations

Hey I have seen some fantastic examples of making information coming alive through Comic Life. Check out the ins & outs creations. Give them some positive feedback. I have posted a few of ours to show some different ways.

Looking at our Actions!

We have been learning alot about the R's. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Repurpose etc.

Today we looked at our actions so see what proportion we do of each R. Interesting findings!

What is this telling you about our actions now and how we could improve our actions.

So what was the science behind that?

We had a fantastic time at the Fonterra Science Roadshow. Look at these pics and see if you can explain the science behind them.

Monday, September 6, 2010

I know fractions is about a lot more than pizza......

But is this not the best pizza fractions game you have ever played?

One condition to playing this game! Don't be hungry and you must answer the question below once you have played it.

What is the skill that the game is teaching us?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ukulele Man is back

Make sure your Ukulele is at school on Monday as Mr Ukulele is back and we have sorted some technical issues! Yipee. Can't wait for Monday.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Winning Creation

Well done Grace. This is Grace's winning piece of art work completed at GKP. She won the art award.
What do you think the title of the work could be. Send in your suggestions and let's hear Grace's opinions on them.
Fantastic work Grace.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

What's going on in Savvy 7?

Leave a comment and explain what you think is happening.

A Brief Visitor

Today as we were writing about every 1o year old having a mobile phone, we had a visitor. Here is a picture of Clinton who is helping with some of our computer issues. He happily showed us his cool iphone and also his ipad which is in the picture. Looking forward to seeing some of the cool things it can do.

Why is it important to learn to swim?

After 2 busy weeks of swimming, we are considering this.
What do you think?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Poor Ruth

A broken arm!! Not good.

How about you tell us about it Ruth or send me a photo to put on the blog.

Look forward to hearing form you.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Good News Savvy 7

Well after 2 full days of scenarios that you never want to happen, I have the qualification required to take 60 children on camp. But...... I plan on no one putting me to the test. Ask me a question about my learning!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

First Aid Course

Hi Guys
I am at a First Aid Course for Monday and Tuesday. I will be checking in and updating you with what I am learning. Have fun at school.
Mrs C