Friday 25 November 2016

Taranaki Survivor: Episode 14

The greatest internet classroom blogging competition of all time is drawing to a conclusion... it started in April... twenty competitors this week the final five contestants are revealed...
whose game was about to end... who would make it through a step closer towards the grand final...

In a shocking twist this challenge was filmed straight after the vote from the previous episode- this meant the teams had not chance to converse or plan who to vote for, who could be trusted? Would the group of students from Room One stick together again?

What of the immunity idols? Where are they? Has the super immunity idol, the fabled horse of power, been located? Someone is playing their cards close to their chest - will it be revealed this episode? Who is the person who is secretly hiding power waiting until the moment they strike? Someone is biding their time until a move is made - will it be too late? Has the moment passed or is the biggest blindside in the game just about to happen...  Someone is smiling - will it turn to a frown this episode?

Is another blind-side on the cards? Who would YOU trust? All these answers and some more are about to be answered in Episode 14 of the Greatest Classroom Blog Challenge of All time!

All competitors had to do this week was stack ten blocks end on end - in twenty five seconds, of course it sounds easy but everyone was desperate for immunity to advance to the next round.  No-one wanted to go home and someone was about to have to.
TaranakiSurvivor14 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Mangahume Project - Rock Pools Group

Foxy Jack at Aroha's House

We've got a special guest in Room Three this week - all the way from Mrs Monaghan's Class in the UK in England - Foxy Jack, whose a visitor here at Auroa. As part of his adventures Aroha, one of our students took him home for the afternoon and took a series of pictures with Foxy Jack at her house and farm. She then created an imovie

Foxy Jack from myles webb on Vimeo.

Taranaki Survivor: Episode Thirteen

Its nearly the end of the school year and the Classroom Blog Competition of 2016 is drawing towards a close - after nearly a year of competition the final seven competitors this episode competing in their first individual immunity challenge - with three competitors left from Room One, three left from Room Three and a solitary competitor from Room Two (who is the best performer remaining from the 2015 season!) this vote and episode was going to give someone a crucial advantage... would the students from Room One stick together again? Would the students from Room Three take the advantage?

TaranakiSurvivorEp13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Whose game would end sending them to the jury? Would another immunity idol come into play? Who has located the super-immunity idol?

With both sides making promises to those in between there was about to be an important double cross - who would be its victim?

All these answers can be located by watching the 13th, unlucky for some episode of the greatest online classroom blogging competition of all time - Taranaki Survivor!

Please Note: This episode centers around a 'Kahoot' with the questions relating to all the previous episodes of competition.  You can click on the link to the Kahoot here - search for the NZWaikato (username) Taranaki Survivor 2016 Kahoot (as shown above)

Friday 18 November 2016

Foxy Jack has arrived!

FoxyJack2016 - Kizoa Movie Maker - Video Editor
We were very excited today when we received a parcel from Mrs Monghan in the UK as we thought that it would be 'Foxy Jack' a toy that was part of a series of exchanges going on with classrooms around the world and it was! Aroha, Tiani, Ashley and Kadian took Foxy Jack for a tour of Auroa Primary School and took these photographs!

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Paige's Amazing UK Adventure!

Not all of Room Three are currently in the classroom - and at the moment not all of Room Three are even in New Zealand.

Paige from Room Three is currently having an amazing experience where she is staying with her Grandparents in London in England.
She has just posted on her blog a series of photographs and posts about her adventures! You can click to see her on the London Eye, London Aquarium and the London Underground here!

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Jamesen's Bald Eagle Research

As part of our #Global Pals project we've been looking at studying several different countries and animals for our friends from Mrs Monaghan Class in the UK, Miss Crowther and her class in Australia and Mrs Yollis and her class in the United States.  Jamesen (who is 'half' American) has been looking at the Bald Eagle.  Our favourite fact and one we didn't know was that its proper name is the 'Pie Bald Eagle' which means 'white' (in old English) and its name has been shortened to 'Bald Eagle' which is why a Bald Eagle isnt bald!  We are really excited to be part of this project and looking forward to can't wait for the arrival of our first visitor!

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Taranaki the Kiwi's last Day in New Zealand

We're very lucky to be involved in some great projects this year - one of which is involved some amazing friends, some we've met before and some we're just in the process of meeting.    If you go to Mrs Yollis's amazing classroom and see this post you can see about one of the subjects heading our way!

However our first guest is leaving shortly all the way from England! Foxy Jack will be with Room Three shortly.  You can read details of the project here.

It was also our projects animals last day here in New Zealand.  Taranaki the Kiwi had his last day at Auroa Primary School before he travels the world.  Ashley and Aroha from Room Three created this slideshow of his farewell day!

Taranaki (1) from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday 7 November 2016

French Tour of Auroa Primary School

Auroa Primary School are very fortunate to have made friends around the world, including a very special friendship with Brindas School in France. Our students who are learning French have a audience to test and learn with. These videos are a tour of Auroa Primary School, with our students introducing the areas of our School, in French.

Jacksons French Tour from myles webb on Vimeo.

My Movie 1 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Auroa School French Tour from myles webb on Vimeo.

My Movie 4 (2) from myles webb on Vimeo.

South Taranaki Kaponga Calf Show

On Saturday 5th November Kaponga, near to Auroa School hosted the South Taranaki Calf Show at Victoria Park.  There were well over a hundred cows on show.   Auroa School student did incredibly well with students from Room Three picking up some amazing results.

With Aroha winning - part of team leading (reserve champion), fourth in rearing for Jerseys, fourth in dairy type for Jerseys.   Cory was Friesian Champion for rearing, 3rd in leading, Champion for dairy type and reserve champion for Friesian (against his sister).   Paige was reserve Champion for dairy type.

Aroha took some photographs of the students with some of their awards and we shared it as news this morning.

Kaponga Calf Day from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday 6 November 2016

R3 French Collaboration - A students Day in France

Our friends in Brindas School, France, have produced another fantastic and informative post.   They've spent time explaining in detail what a typical day is like for students in France.  You can read their interesting blog post by clicking on the link here.

Friday 4 November 2016

Taranaki Survivor: Episode 12

The greatest classroom internet blogging challenge of all time is about to have the final seven contestants revealed who will make up the final team! That means for one player the dream is about to end and another member will be added to the jury.   Whero had finally won a challenge in episode 11 after a run of six consecutive eliminations... could they go back to back and regain some of the lost momentum? Who would survive the challenge? Would another immunity idol come into play? What would the final seven look like? All these questions are about to be answered in the broadcasting of Taranaki Survivor: Episode 12: 'Catch me if you can!'

TaranakiSurvivorEpisode12 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Teams had to select a team member who was chosen to throw a block, the rest of the team were given cups with which to catch the bricks on the full. Both teams had competitors in the field at the same time interrupting and clashing with each other in a challenge that was about to go down to the wire... even more was at stake in the vote... no-one wanted the tag of being 'nearly' in the final team and someone was about to go home.... all shortly to be revealed...

R3 Friendship Day - Designs

Room Three has signed up for International Friendship Day 2017.  As part of the process we've been looking at designing a symbol that represents 'Friendship'.    These designs that we completed this week show our ideas of 'Friendship'.  You can click on the link here to look at Worser Primary School in Wellington with their designs and ideas.  If you are a teacher or classroom and want to sign up for the project for 2017 you can click on the link here.