Thursday, 31 October 2013

Monday, 28 October 2013

Can we make Facebook - Safebook?

Of course we can! Follow these simple rules and stay safe on Facebook.

Homework - Term 4 Week 3

This week's homework is now available on the Homework page of our class blog. It is due back on Monday the 4th November. As always you can download the homework sheet from our blog or you can collect a printed copy of the noticeboard in our classroom.

It's great to see so many people improving in spelling and basic facts ladder due to the practice they are putting in at home.  Are you improving?

Novice: 4 or less MUST DOs completed and signed off by your parents.  Apprentice: 5 MUST DOs completed and signed off by your parents.  Practitioner: 5 MUST DOs and 2 CAN DOs completed and signed off by your parents.  Expert: All MUST DOs and ALL CAN DOs completed and signed off by your parents.

Production DVD

Friday, 25 October 2013

#Pinktober for Breast Cancer Awareness at Ross Intermediate

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Angles shots

This week we have been experimenting with angles.  Which photo do you like the best?

Monday, 21 October 2013

Action Photos - second attempt

Our second attempt at taking Action photos showed that we had learnt a lot about taking this kind of photo. Which one do you think shows action in the best way?

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Duo-blogging just became Trio-blogging

Make sure when you are working on Duo-blogging this week you check out Room 6 at Halcombe School. This week we got a mention on their class blog.

A CHOICE AWARD will be awarded to EACH person who can explain why it is now called trio blogging - when they Turn-in this week's blog comment on Edmodo.

Homework Term 4 Week 2

I look forward to marking everyone's books tomorrow afternoon, in between writing a few more reports. This week's homework will be photocopied and available on the in class noticeboard. Otherwise you can download, print and glue it into your book at home, from here.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Printmaking with Miss A

Jude and Kane show us how the Printing Press works.

Ross Intermediate Newsletter Term 4 Week 1

In this week's newsletter:

Hats and Jackets reminder
Special request form - request a teacher for 2014
School athletics Information
Guitar lessons
Oliver auditions at The Regent
Achievements - Wearable Arts and Basketball
Community Notices
School calendar
Class request form - attached

Have you received your copy of newsletter? If not, contact the office and sign up to receive either a paper copy - personally delivered to your doorstep by your darling son or daughter or an e-copy, delivered to your email inbox.

Thursday, 17 October 2013


This term We Are Learning To....recognise and apply the key elements of photography.

Here are our first attempts at taking ACTION shots:

Trinity's comment got 'retweeted'

Trinity mentioned the book 'Quake Dogs' and it got retweeted by the photographer of that book - Craig Bullock.

Author response on Twitter - Joe Craig

During yesterday's kidsedchatnz twitter discussion on books, Nathanial mentioned Joe Craig's book 'Jimmy Coates'.

It was pretty exciting when Nathanial's tweet was favourited:

And then he got a response!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

KidsEdChatNZ on Twitter

This afternoon our Tweetperts had lots of fun on Twitter.  They joined the twitter group - @kidsedchatnz.  You can read more about it on the official kidsedchatnz blog.

Today's questions were on the topic of books. I wonder if any of our tweets will win the prize for "Tweet of the Week"!

You can follow The Power of Two on Twitter here.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Novel Study - The Giver and The Silent One

This term we are working on a novel study.

One group will be studying "The Silent One" by Joy Cowley

Synopsis: The Silent One is Jonasi, sent from the sea as a baby to grow up in an isolated Pacific village. Separated from the villagers by his silence and their prejudices, Jonasi finds solace in his underwater world where he develops a special relationship with a huge white turtle. However, the superstitious villagers see both Jonasi and the turtle as evil spirits. A series of natural disasters and a struggle for leadership within the village sweep Jonasi toward his strange destiny.

The other group will be studying "The Giver" by Lois Lowry

Synopsis: This novel follows a boy named Jonas through the twelfth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness," a plan that has also eradicate emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of "Receiver of Memory," the person who stores all the past memories of the time before Sameness, in case they are ever needed to aid in decisions that others lack the experience to make. When Jonas meets the previous receiver—The "Giver"—he is confused in many ways. Additionally, the Giver is able to break some rules, such as turning off the speaker that listens to peoples' conversations in their homes, and lying to people of the community. 

Have you ever studied a novel? Which novel did you study? What activities did you do?

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Homework Term 4 Week 1

Only a few days and we will all be back at school, ready for another exciting term! Are you bored during the holidays? Why not get started on next weeks homework? It's not due until Monday 21st October (week 2).  

As always, you can download homework sheets from the Homework page of this blog.  

When you click on the homework sheet you will be taken to the PDF copy of the homework in our class dropbox folder. Then you can download it, print it, glue it in and get started!

Capital letters....when to use them and when NOT to use them...

Common Rules for Capital Letter Usage
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