Neinstein News

We have absolutely loved being a part of the Pass the Blog project and have especially enjoyed the feedback and suggestions from teachers from other places. THANKYOU!

Earlier this week, James and Ryan shared a draft of their news post. They got feedback and then went out and edited/ refined their first draft. If this was a written text it would be their second draft.

Ms B is really proud of the boys who worked through their lunch breaks to produce this text…

Shania is Back!

Shania is back with us after spending over 6 months in Dunedin and Auckland hospitals. More recently she has been in the Wilson Centre for rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Shania has returned to Dunedin and our School. She said that her favourite thing was coming home and seeing her cat, Felix.

Shania is usually back at school for 1 hour before morning tea.We love having her back learning with us.

By Abby And Keely

Learning with Skype

The Neinsteins continue to use Skype to break down their classroom walls and reach out to experts, other classrooms and to explore the world.

This month they are learning with their friends from Broadlands School which is near Taupo. They are teaching the Neinsteins a waiata called Puti Puti. During their first skype session during Maori language week, James greeted Room 5 and shared his mihi. They then sang a waiata.

Room 5 replied with Ethan’s mihi and a waiata called Utaina. They then offered to teach the Neinsteins a waiata called “Puti Puti”. To top it off, Room 5 created this fantastic teaching video that the Neinsteins have used throughout the week to master the words.

Today, the Neinsteins skyped back into Room 5 at Broadlands. It felt like they were just calling friends! Room 5 showed the Neinsteins the actions to Puti Puti today and are once again going to put together a teaching video for them.

The Neinsteins can’t wait to video them performing Puti Puti so that Room 5 can see the amazing influence they have had on them!

Olympic Viewing

Earlier this week we asked our readers to let us know what they are enjoying about the Olympics and how they think their teams will go. In maths today, we took the data and began graphing it.
Out first question was what Olympic sport are you most enjoying?

This graph shows us:

  • that swimming is the most popular event.
  • gymnastics and rowing are enjoyed equally as much.
  • the people who replied like many different sports. This shows how different people’s interests are.

By George and Jacob

First Draft

We are learning to produce video texts as a way of sharing our news. Ms B was so excited when she found this video that the boys made during lunchtime. Please view it as a first draft and give them some valuable feedback… They have one very proud teacher who is hoping her neinsteins can develop their own next steps…

Can you, our readers help us to develop our Vlogging Skills by giving us feedback?

Neinstein News #2 from Super7Scoopers on Vimeo.

Cheers to Water!

On Monday we began to tune into our new inquiry… We launched our cups of knowledge by sharing in a cup of water and thinking about water and how it fits in our daily lives. We have put a sample of our current knowledge into our cups and will add to them as we learn more. This term, we will watch our learning grow by asking ourselves “So What?” on a daily basis. Watch our cups of knowledge fill up and flow over…

I liked having time to think about what I think I know and think about what I don’t know. It was fun having time to present our cups of knowledge, drink water and take photos.

Third Rock from the Sun… It’s not just rocks!

This year our inquiry is all about our planet and how its Spheres interact with each other. During the first half of the year, we acted like geologists. We went on field trips, interviewed volcanologists and investigated buildings and Second Beach.

This term we have begun to think about the water on our planet, after all

It’s a Vlog!

The Neinsteins are learning to share their news in video format instead of print this month. This has meant that we have had to learn a lot of technical skills as well as think about our purpose and audience. Today, after many technical issues we finally finished our first vlog. It is a little bit old as we are talking about something that we did last week but we have learnt heaps. Now we want our readers to help us by giving us feedback so that we can improve the Neinstein News.

Neinstein #1 from Super7Scoopers on Vimeo.