Thursday, 30 April 2015

Amelia and Carlos Subtract by Counting Back

Check out these awesome videos Carlos and Amelia made to teach other children to subtract by counting back. Carlos and Amelia are 5 and have only been at school 1 term.

By Carlos

By Amelia

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Kearah and Aidan Count on

Some children in Room 8 are learning to solve addition problems by counting on from the highest number. This is Kearah and Aidan's independent work today. 

Monday, 27 April 2015

How to Write a Story

In Room 8, some of our children who have just started school are learning about the story writing process. This is a video I made for them (using Explain Everything) to demonstrate this process. Children need to:
1. Think of what they are going to write about.
2. Draw a picture plan
3.  Reread their story as they write
4. Include the first sound of each word
5. Use the words they know from the word card

Room 8 Kids get Interviewed

Last week some Room 8 children were interviewed by some Room 3 children. Mr Kemp, our friend and a fantastic educator from Singapore has been asking for help with a global collaboration project that he has started. Abby and Kyah interviewed them and asked the following questions, the students then edited and put together the video showing the responses.

Monday, 20 April 2015


This week we were lucky to have the ITM Cup at School and in Room 8. 

Friday, 3 April 2015

Our Self Portraits

Check out our amazing self portraits in Room 8!

We made these by taking photos and then printing them in black and white. The children then used pastel to carefully colour over the top. We talked a lot about shadows, outlines and filling all the gaps.This took 2-3 sessions to complete. The children had a colour copy of the same photo to help them. Didn't they do a wonderful job?