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!
It was so exciting to see our Flat Neinstein not only at the opening ceremony but IN in it!
Flat Neinstein is our class logo/mascot.
He has been on an amazing, top secret adventure in the past week.You see, not only did he manage to make it to London in time for the Olympic Games… he actually rode in the pocket of one of the awesome performers!
Today we skyped with Marc at the start of the day and he told us all about the opening of the games and the many hours that he and the rest of the cast spent practising this. (Watch out for this post tomorrow!)
Neinstein will be off to a few games over the next week and will then be off to the Paralympics! How lucky is he?
We will be looking for hosts to look after Neinstein on his journey home. We hope that he can visit every continent and maybe a few islands in between! Let us know if you can help him get home in September!
The Room 9 Einsteins are so excited to be a part of this global project and think it is so funny that the blog has literally been passed over the hill from Mosgiel to Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand!
We are a class of 31 Year 5 and 6 students who absolutely love blogging and the audience feedback it provides. It is this feedback that really helps our learning because everything we share is “for real” and we take on board what suggestions people give to us.
We are about to start vlogging and think that we might share the beginnings of our journey here so that we can get some real help and advice.
In the meantime, here is a “window” to our classroom…