I will endeavor to take 1 amazing photo per day for the WHOLE year starting in January 2013 [already completed 2011 cept missed one day - who knows where? fell short of a few months in 2012]

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Headless things! 59/365

Sporty practice with a football taster session with a French coach - we had to balance the balls on our necks and it looked like we had no heads!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Feasting 58/365

Well someone is enjoying my lettuces - a hearty feasting time has been had....but it's not by me

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rubbish day leftovers 57/365

Just liked the angles of this piece of left over rubbish from yesterdays recycling collection - just dancing in the breeze!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Perspectives on a walk-about 56/365

Loving these two images taken by ch'n from room 1 or 22.
We went on a Friday arvo walk-about to take images of 'the world at our feet' - we had used inspiration from a Japanese workshop and a video.

These two images stood [excuse the pun] out from the rest with their viewpoints and perspectives.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

national testing 55/365

the state of things to come - instead of quality teaching......national testing....where children are pressured and stressed and do not perform to their potential because tests such as maths PAT also test your reading skill NOT just your maths prowess! Roll out more national tests and comparisons I say.....NOT!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Trusted and over capacity 54/365

In the wake of such devastation in CH/CH it is no wonder that the reputable sites for donating money are over capacity! Thank goodness for kind hearted kiwis - will try again tomorrow. Watch out for scammers - there a re few already, will keep trying with the trusted!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Side stepped that one 53/365

Rugby taster session - just in time for the World Cup this year

Monday, February 21, 2011

Another one bites the dust! 52/365

The heat has destroyed a kanagroo leather bracelet - guess the leather is better on a Kanga than off it eh?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thank heavens 51/365

Thank heavens for screen doors - the worlds BEST invention for keeping the unwanted beasties at bay during the long hot summer months on windows and doors!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Flashy and new 50/365

A new Macbook Pro - loving the slick look and definitely loving the  night lights!
Tricky to photograph - but quite like the double effects here

Friday, February 18, 2011

Splishing and a Splashing 49/365

Fun at Point Erin with our Whanau - what a great way to build some TEAM spirit and have some serious FUN! Had the place to ourselves....twas a fantastic day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Patterns galore 48/365

Amazingly fun [not exactly a photo] but beauty created with geometric lines and shapes - lots of fun and kinda therapeutic also! Discovering effects of geometric shapes and comparisons with lines and colours.
With classes probably have 'free time' followed by a piece of art using only 3-5 of the patterns.

Art patterns http://bomomo.com/ discovered thanks to Mrs Fennemore

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Not the blue people? 47/365

We created some avatars and we are deciding which avatars are the best ones. Some of them are tricky to save.
Some of them are funny too!
We will vote on them too.
Which one is your favourite? Vote here.....iThink avatar

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Drumming Extravaganza 46/365

Dylan Elise stunned us with his amazing drumming skills at school. He is 21 and does amazing tricks with the drums and the drum sticks. Stephanie and Keziah took these shots during the show.

You can see him here at the age of 16!!!
Impressive eh?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Who is Brad anyway 45/365

Love the look of these guys working together....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gnarly 44/365

Gnarly trees are a fascinating thing to look at and bring a bit of peace and tranquility to your day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Growing penicillin 43/365

A new medical breakthrough - growing penicillin in the fridge!
Gotta learn to clear it out at the back - gotta say those tupperware dishes work with retaining the wiff too!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cutting it fine 42/365

This photograph was taken by Stephanie of someone cutting out off a magazine for our art collage.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fabulous Fun with Photographing students 41/365

Two rooms trogged off for a local walk-about armed with multiple cameras and copious amounts of spare batteries.
Our students [aged 7 and 8 years old] took ALL the photographs after learning about Line, Light, Colour and People as well as the rule of thirds and using different angles to look at the things.
In a short space of time they had taken some quite impressive shots. Here are some of the afternoons BEST shots, some of the others can be seen here: Muriwai Summerland

This one is my favourite of the day by Hirad - awesome angle!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Super Art 40/365

I was happy when I got chosen to be in art class. I was dancing on the way to class. Enjoying  the day of art in class. I was painting a big picture, we drew a pattens of Matisse. We drew some flower patterns and circle patterns. We worked together with Wakeen. My best bit was the painting, it was fun because I loved the colours.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

practicing the rule of thirds 39/365

Yesterday we were learning about taking pictures. We were supposed to bring in something that makes us happy. I bring in my toy donkey. I was going to take a picture of it. I was learning about the rule of thirds. I had to use contrasting colours. I used angles too. I had to decide to what places were dark, because my donkey is grey and if I chose a grey background he would be camouflaged. I put the donkey on the left to fit the rule of thirds. Look at my photo

Monday, February 7, 2011

Rocking Readers 38/365

This is Junmin.
He is reading his favourite book.
I am practicing taking photographs using the close up feature.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

the capsule 37/365

To complete the set of the Swan plant series - caterpillars, bulbs, monarch butterflies and now.....finally....the chrysalis. Quite impressed to get it without my macro...might need to get the macro lens on and see what happens next Friday!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A whole pile of interesting wotsits 36/365

My first [and possibly last] foray into the world of Car boot sales - what a fascinating phenomenon! The people....totally fascinating to watch and wonder why they purchase that which to all intents and purposes is 'junk'. A most amazing place for people watching and catching up with some awesome mates who are 'old hats' at this and know how to 'play the game'!

This was the shot of the day with the old codger carrying a dolly by it's head around the sales...perusing everything!

Dig the piles of 'junk' and the tattooed chick surveying the wares!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Frozen in time 35/365

A seriously FUN session building our team and whanau spirit with a whole bucket full of water thrown in! Oh...actually and HEAP of buckets of water actually and it was so much FUN and seriously wet and we LOVED every minute of it!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's a 4 way street... 34/365

It's a 4 way street here - a new thinking and brainstorming tool - a thinker working with 3 writers - all fabulous ideas too - great tool for getting action from ALL ch'n in the group not just 1 or 2

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A day of New's 33/365

A day of new things...a new school year begins, a new class, a new year group....and a new theme....The World at My feet!!!
Well this is the world at my aching feet right now...yep my feet feel real tired after first day back...no more lounging about reading or enjoying lengthy luncheons with friends!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Shadows 32/365

Just loved the way the fence made this awesome shadow on the newly cut grass.
If I had more time I would put it in Aperture and deal to the wash out on right....no time for such shannigans when ch'n back in school tomorrow!