Room 2, Makarewa School. Year 2.
At writing time we have been investigating how to write a really good character description. We all had to choose a character that we knew really well and using the criteria we wrote a description.
I chose to write about a pirate because I had been a pirate in my school production and I used this to inspire me to write about pirates. We have been investigating imovies, using green screening and simple acting as another way of sharing our writing with an audience.
Alex, Ethan and Angus, Room 2, St Thomas Aquinas. Year 3-5. Teacher: Summer Wilton.
In our inquiry in Term 3 we were learning who and how people lived in the Bible times. Our task was to retell the stories of the bible and present information to the audience. We decided to use puppetpals. We researched images which matched the parts in our story. We took photos of the images (characters and backgrounds) using the ipad and the programme puppetpals. We had to trace around and trim our characters. One of us was talking while the other two were moving the characters and changing the backgrounds. WE took turns. We took our images from the Childrens Bible and online.
Samantha, Ella and Libby, St Thomas Aquinas. Year 3. Teacher: Summer Wilton.
We were learning to retell stories into our own words from the Bible. Our inquiry was about who and how people lived in the time of the old testament. We were learning about Moses and his journey. We used puppetpals. WE had tow rite down in our own words what we were going to record on the voice over of the programme. WE had to have one of us move the images, one needed to change the background and the other person spoke. WE took turns.
Shann and Kier, St Thomas Aquinas WInton. Year 4&5. Teacher: Summer WIlton.
We were learning as part of our inquiry the Bible times. Who and how people lived in the bible Times. We used puppetpals. We had to rewrite the information into our own words on a plannign sheet. Then we had to decide on the backgrounds and images we were going to use to help tell the story to the audience. We had to trace around the characters because there were parts of the picture we didn't want.
We took turns moving the images with our hands and speaking into the microphone to record our voices in the story.
McKenzee and Briar, St Thomas Aquinas WInton. Year 4&5. Teacher: Summer Wilton.
We had to retell a story about Moses' Journey by using puppetpals. We also had to research online and take photos of backgrounds. We had to be careful that the images were clear onscreen. We also had to think about how the picture would link to our story and appear on the puppetpal screen. We had to communicate with our talking and movement, checking that it was in sync with what we were saying. We used our fingers to move the characters and backgrounds, dropping the curtains.
Joana, Dana, Eli, Krisha and Tawina, St Thomas Aquinas Winton. Year 5. Teacher: Summer Wilton.
We had to retell and research the story of Moses and make props for the play. We were learning who and how people lived in the bible times. We had to re-write the playscript ourselves and learn the play off by heart. We had to sort out characters one by one and had to figure out how to move items and record.
Ella and Jom, St Thomas Aquinas Winton. Year 5. Teacher: Summer Wilton.
First, Jom and i went online to take pictures on the ipad of the characters and backgrounds we were going to need. NExt, we trimmed some of the pictures, tehn we chose our best pictures to use on puppetpals. We brought our pictures to life by animating them and moving them around while we spoke into the microphone on the ipad.
We were learning in our Bible Inquiry who and how people lived in the bible times.
Micah, Aleck and Charmaine, St Thomas Aquinas. Year 4&5. Teacher: Summer Wilton.
We had to retell the story in our own words of a story which links into our inquiry and is a focus in our RE Lessons. We had to read the bible story and use a picture plan and write down in our own words. We used puppetpals to present our story. We took photos using the ipad of the characters out of the books and photos from researching online.
We took turns moving the characters and backgrounds to match to our voiceover.
Rhiannon, Room 6, Makarewa School. Year 5. Teacher: Kylie Murcott.
The aim of this task was to write about a place they visited in the holidays using rich, descriptive language. Their writing had to include examples of adjectives, similes and use their senses.
The planning included a senses chart, circle map and a paragraph graphic organiser.
They then wrote, re-crafted and edited their work.
After completing a piece of artwork based on their writing, they scanned it into iPhoto and put it in iMovie.
They recorded reading their writing and made it into a digital story.
Ella, Room 6, Makarewa School. Year 5. Teacher: Kylie Murcott.
The writing focus was to describe a place that they visited in the holidays using rich, descriptive language. They had to include a simile and use their senses to add detail and description.
The planning process included a senses chart, a circle map and a paragraph graphic organiser. Then a draft was written out, re-crafted and edited.
Then they completed a piece of artwork that represents their place.
The artwork was scanned into iPhoto, transferred into iMovie. They then recorded themselves reading their writing into iMovie, to create a digital story.