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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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Story Patching 151/365

Created by an 8 Year old in PINs [Passions, Interests, Needs]
created in less than an hour

Sophie and the Haunted Island

Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's that time again 149/365

Dream of cars scoffing people....the sub-conscious at work. It's Warrant of Fitness [WOF] time again!
Super duper - passed with flying colours and a comment of 'well maintained car' from the inspector - well done Toby!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Yummy 148/365

Pleasures direct from the UK via a wonderful friend......ummmmm

Friday, May 27, 2011

More life in a comic 147/365

Creating still action shots for comic writing.

Photos by the 'Art' group

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Trash to Fashion HAT creating 146/365

A demonstration of collaboration, team and support with the Muriwai pod creating hats out of trash and recycled material.

Photos by Gabe

Stephanie yr 4 R22 helps Ethan yr 3 R21 and Alex yr 6 R23

Olga yr 6, R23 helps Abby yr 4, R22

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's a Comic Life 145/365

The task: create a comic independently after working as a group to take still images using props and toys to create a story. Using photography skills learned in Term 1. Time limit - 2 days.

Taken by 'The Bully' comic group

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Big Buddy.....144/365

A guest in our class - a past student from Summerland decides to spend his free day hanging out with us, reading to the class, scoping out the iPads and organizing a game of King Dodgeball - a teacher in the making me thinks!!! Class adored it!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Educational! 140/365

Using our new FREE game from the Community Constable Dean who came to talk to us about trains and tracks and safety around them!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Reading engagement with iPads 137/365

Action  reading with the iPads in the library

Photograph by Stephanie

Monday, May 16, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rainbow Trees 134/365

Rainbow Trees - spotted on the Albany off-ramp! Cool effect of the sign behind them glinting in the sunlight!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Class Action 133/365

Weird sounds emitting from 16 laptops all investigating the Fact or Fiction of the Pacific North West Tree Octopus using TextEdit speech tool! Hilarious!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sunny run! 132/365

Lucky 9 year olds ran the cross-country today and it was SUNNY!

Kiana and Keziah look very pleased about that demonstrating the Muriwai sign!

Photograph by Stephanie

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

An exceptionally WET run! 131/365

Oh joy....it's cross-country! Yipee it's raining! And it rained and rained and rained!!!

Fabulous captures here taken by Abigail - on the spot with the camera while we all got wet...and wetter!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Our Year four star photographers exhibition 130/365

We trogged off to Corbans Art Centre to see our budding photographers work in the exhibition. We were very proud of their work.
You can see some of the photos here: Koru, lunch and L & P
The photos and artwork we saw was on the theme 'Proudly Kiwi'.
You can see more of the amazing art we say on our sister site iThink

Monday, May 9, 2011

You know it's Monday when......129/365

You know it's Monday when...............you have been wearing odd boots ALL day and no-one has said anything until 2.45pm [gotta love 8 year olds!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Phantom Cone People! 128/365

Cone police out again - got to guard EVERY hole big or small...just in case!!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

30 is the magic number 127/365

30 years in New Zealand
30 years married [definitely an achievement in this day and age]
60 year olds...almost consecutive birthdays too!

a present of a painting of the church in UK where they were married together with an NZ koru pattern.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Muffin Top! 126/365

WOW! An expanding muffin top.....some Summerlando's created this stunning plastic muffin explosion in a beaker by mixing two ingredients...the mixed together and expanded gradually to create this spongey muffin - choice! Can't wait to try this one in the classroom. The group of Summerlandos teachers experimented after school on Friday at the Science Lab in Auckland Univeristy - what fun!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Discovery Time - Team experience 125/365

Muriwai Pod action their first Discovery Time session....with numerous activities including two create your own to support Mother's Day and Teacher Appreciation Week!
We also had building blocks [one group made Buckingham Palace complete with lifts], sports equipment [one group designed a skittles tournament] and musical instruments!
Today we were focusing on 'participating and contributing' focusing on equipment and tidying up [R21], sharing with others [R22] and making own choices [R23]

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mr Know it all! 124/365

I wonder if he really is???

This may start a series of number plate images.....

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Some wild weather 123/365

Ch'n were fascinated by the bathing birds in the flooded are in the library - although we had great trouble photographing said birdies bathing as they vanished everytime someone breathed!!!!! We had to settle for the image of the flood instead.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Discovery Time - initial experience 122/365

We had our FIRST EVER Discovery Time this morning with activities ranging from choosing wedding gifts for the Royal couple, designing a crown, creating music, creating a Wedding menu, free drawing and writing captions for what they thought Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate might have been saying to each other.

Check out their website at http://www.discoverytime.co.nz/

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Prepared Food 121/365

Dinners sorted for the first week back with 3 late meetings this week it will be a big one!