Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We Miss You!

Even though we are on holiday you can still leave us comments. This year is going so fast! Have a look at some of our older posts, as WE still love to look at them and read your comments.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Term 3 Holidays

We are now on a break for 2 weeks!
It has been a fun filled term of stories and craft but we have more to come in term 4.
So watch this space! We have put together a photo album of this term so we could share some of our favourite memories with you.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jack & the Beanstalk

Check out Jasmine's Jack & the Beanstalk animation!

Here is Mary's Jack & the Beanstalk animation!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Serena, Makalita and Richard have completed their animations!

The Fantails group have had some big debates about whether or not Goldilocks is a good person or not. Richard and Makalita think she was naughty because she went inside the bears house without permission. However the rest of the group believe that she wasn't thinking and forgot her manners for a little bit, but she was sorry.
What do you think?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Heremaia's Animation

The Fantails group have been looking at adding detail to their drawings. Heremaia has been working hard at making use of the whole screen when drawing his layers. Here is Heremaia's animation where he shares with you his favourite part about the fairytale Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fairytale Animations

As promised we now have some fairytale animations completed. They are now starting to be posted, so keep coming back to our blog. We would hate for you to miss out on our animations!

Monday, September 14, 2009

How To Make A Crown

We all know that Kings and Queens wear crowns.

The Tuis group got to make their own crowns and then for writing they wrote instructions so you can make your own.

How to make a crown
By the Tuis

You will need:
A pair of sisscors

A piece of cardboard

A little bit of PVA Glue

A pencil
A stapler

Some decorations like glitter, jewels and feathers

What to do:

1. Draw a crown shape on the piece of cardboard.

2. Cut out the crown shape carefully.

3. Add your decorations using the glue to help it stick.

4. Let the glue dry.

5. Pull the sides of your crown together and staple so it becomes a crown.
6. Wear your beautiful crown!

After we wrote our instructions we also got to write a recount. Here are some of our favourite sentences.

The Tuis got to make crowns with Mrs Mitchell. By Sain

We made our crowns because our topic is about Fairytales. Queens and kings like to wear crowns. By Michael

We had to get cardboard, scissors, PVA glue and decorations like glitter, sequins and feathers. Miss Walters got the decorations from the $2 Shop. By Alex

“My favourite part was the glitter because it was very messy.” Sain

“I liked having my photo taken” Alex

“Choosing the decorations was fun, there was a lot to choose.” Michael

Potaua's Cinquain Poem

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fairytale Characters: Who Am I? Part 2

As promised, here is the 2nd installement of the Kiwis iMovie.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you & don't forget to leave us a comment! (That is how we will know you enjoyed it)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Girl Named Isabella

Once upon a time their lived a girl named Isabella. It was such a nice day she decided that she would go for a walk in the enchanted forest. When she was walking she was wondering what was in the tower she could see afar. She went over there to take a closer look at the tower.

Suddenly, scary, old women told her that there was a wicked old queen in the tower. She had a mole on her nose and she had long hair but it was white, like an old ladies hair.  The wicked queen saw Isabella and said, “Hey girl, what are you doing here?” Isabella replied “nothing” and so the old wicked queen dragged her into the tower.

 Isabella started to cry. The wicked queen told her “you can be my prisoner!” then she laughed like a troll. She walked out and slammed the door behind her, which made Isabella fall onto the hard ground. The wicked old queen walked down the windy wooden stairs still laughing like a troll.

One day a prince came past the tower and heard a lullaby coming from the tower but he kept on going past. When Isabella was singing she saw 7 little dwarfs out her window. Isabella yelled, “Help me, help me!” The 7 little dwarfs looked at each other and said, “Who is that yelling at us?” “Its me, I’m up here”. Then the dwarfs looked up and said, “how did you get up there?” Isabella replied “the wicked queen came and dragged me up here and there’s no way out”.

The next morning the 7 dwarfs went to the prince’s castel and told him what had happened. He came with his knights and he had a white cute horse called Farty. When he was at the tower, he yelled out “Isabella, where are you?” she looked outside and saw his handsome face, “Oh help me please help me get down from here” Isabella cried. He got a rope and threw it up and she came down.

When the got back to the castle they got married and had 2 babies. And they lived happily ever after and no one heard from the wicked queen ever again.

By Nova and Mary 

Monday, September 7, 2009

Animation Update!

Last time it was nursery rhyme animations, this time it is fairytales. They are on the way just for you! So watch this space as we will start to post them in a few weeks. In the meantime we have lots of other work to share with you, as we have been very busy during Literacy time. So keep coming back to us! We always like to see who is visiting us (and who is leaving us comments).

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Jack and Jill

Do you know the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill? Check out our animations to the nursery rhyme.
We drew our pictures on Pixelmator, made our own iMovie and did our voiceovers by ourselves.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fairytale Characters: Who Am I? Part 1

The Kiwis group have had a lot of fun during writing time lately.
Together they wrote the clues and made this iMovie. So sit back, relax and see if you can guess which character they are talking about.

This was only the beginning, so stay tuned for part 2!

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Evil Queen

Once upon a time, there lived an evil queen called Osana and her kind husband. They lived in a haunted castle. The evil queen and her kind husband had a baby princess named Emma.

The years went pass and the baby grew. Emma had a beautiful voice. The evil queen had a plan to get rid of Emma.

So one day she told Emma to go for a walk into the forest. Suddenly Emma heard and saw enchanted trees talking to each other, the princess was so frightened she screamed at the top of her lungs. The evil queen heard Emma screaming and got really angry because she realised Emma hadn’t disappeared like she had hoped. The evil queen shouted for her dragon to come immediately. When the dragon came she said, “I heard a voice from the dark forest, I want you to go and make sure Emma never comes back!” The evil queen laughed at her wicked plan. So the evil queen ran upstairs and made a smelly potion in a big, hot pot. After she made her potion she took a little spoon and took a sip “just right to put Emma to sleep forever” she screeched. Emma’s friend Alice, a bluebird saw the evil queen turning into a witch! She flapped her wings and freaked out. She was going to tell Emma but it was to late because the dragon had already found out where Emma was staying. Emma was trapped in a cottage with a smelly troll who kept her in a dungeon, which was always locked. Emma could only come out when it was time for her to prepare the trolls meals. The dragon flew back to inform the evil queen. “What great news” said the evil queen as she laughed to herself, now knowing that she didn’t have to bother with Emma again! One day a handsome prince was riding through the forest when he quite hungry because it was nearly lunchtime. He saw the cottage and decided to stop to see if he could grab something to eat. When the prince knocked on the door he was greeted by Emma, “can I help you sir?” said Emma. The prince was amazed at her natural beauty and said, “I am quite hungry, could I please have something to eat?” Suddenly the troll was not so angry that Emma was talking to the prince he ordered her to shut the door, so she did. The next day the prince could not stop thinking about the girl he saw. That night the prince ordered his knights to go and rescue the girl who was in a cottage in the middle of the forest.

Emma was rescued and married the prince a week later. They soon had their own baby who they loved dearly.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Incy Wincy Spider

We have done an animation to the Nursery Rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider'.
Our group experimented when doing our voice recording, so have a listen and let us know what you think!