Monday, May 31, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Clevelands Y8 Camp Photostory

This is Clevelands Photostory of the Melville Intermediate School sY8 Camp at Finlay Park.  Cleveland was a Room 8 student in 2009.  He has taken a collection of photographs from the Y8 Camp and put them into a Photostory, he has created the animations and the music as well.  It took him just over an hour to fully complete the project and did an awesome job.

Melville Intermediate - Girls Rugby Vs. Peachgrove Int.

These highlights are from the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Girls Rugby Finals held at Memorial Park in Cambridge on Tuesday 25th May 2010.   The game was played in high winds and the second half saw heavy rain, despite that Benita did a great job with the filming! Peachgrove managed to score in the second half but by then Melville had taken a 12 point lead with Aylssa scoring and Aaliyah converting following an earlier try by Keisha.  The final score was 12-7 to Melville Intermediate School.  Whaea Hayley, we wish you well.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Tour of School Tuck Shop

This tour of the Melville Intermediate School Tuck Shop (Canteen) was conducted by Cullen and Jaden at the end of last week.   It details some of the lunch options that students have at our school.
Tour of School Tuck Shop/Canteen from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Thank you, Mr Miller

The final challenge for the Edublogger Challenge is to nominate a classroom for the end of year Edublog Awards.   While we've yet to complete this ourselves we were thrilled to find ourselves nominated by Mr Miller from Califorina, one of the classes that we've been in regular contact with.   You can read the post by clicking on the link here and we'd like to acknowledge Mr Miller for his very kind words.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Melville Intermediate - CPA Boys Highlights

The final series of highlights from our Y7 CPA show at the Founders Theatre in Hamilton, these highlights are of the Boys performance that closed the show including a Samoan Slap Dance. 

CPA at Founders Theatre - The Boys Finale from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Girls Rugby Vs. Fairfield Intermediate

Highlights of Melville Intermediate Schools second round game of Rugby at the Inter-Intermediate 2010 Girls Rugby Competition.  Filmed at Memorial Park, Cambridge by Benita from Room 8.  The weather for the day went from rain to wind, which came through on the recording! Despite that the students from Melville did themselves proud with a great effort against a top Fairfield team.  Fairfield are in the Blue and Yellow and Melville are in the Red and Green.

Melville Int. Vs. Fairfield Int. 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Girls Rugby Vs. Morrinsville Intermediate

On Tuesday we had the Inter-Intermediate Girls Rugby Tournament for the Waikato region.   Melville Intermediate had an Open Grade Team.  We had six games during the course of the day against Morrinsville Intermediate, Fairfield Intermedate, Maeroa Intermediate, Tokoroa Intermediate, Peachgrove Intermediate and Te Awamutu.  The students from Melville did wonderfully well, the weather held and the team played better and better with each game.   There's footage of each game that we will be posting over the next week and a bit starting with the game against Morrinsville Intermediate.  Congratulations to Morrinsville and Tokoroa who contested the final! Filmed by Benita at the tournament.

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Girls Rugby

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Camp Photostory by Cullen

This is a photostory produced by Cullen from Room 8 focussing on the Y7 Camp at Camp Ruatuna.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Y7 Camp Photo Montage

Y7 students were very excited to attend Camp Ruatuna for 2010. The range of activities that the students were involved in have been posted here and on our Y7 class page over the last few weeks. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Boys Haka from Monday Night

This is the footage of the CPA Boys Haka from Monday nights performance at the Founders Theatre.   John did an amazing job of leading it!  Sita from Room 2 wrote this report about the performance.  

Students from Melville Intermediate performed on a Monday night.  They were doing the opening ceremony for people receiving citizenship into Hamilton.

All day Friday we learnt new songs and a Haka then practised really hard.  27th April 2010 was the day of the performance and it came so fast.  As we arrived at Founders Theatre we practised before the real performance.  It was a time for the performance and I was really nervous.  My friends Kaea, Shyniah and Raeana were nervous, scared, happy and a little bit cool.  When we did the performance all my nerves dissappeared and it felt awesome.  I was really proud of myself and all of the performers.   I think John did really well leading the Maori Haka.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Melville Intermeidate - Room 8 Speaks Spanish Part Two

This video is in response to the one created by Mrs Yollis classroom in Califorina, USA.  Our students have viewed their Spanish speaking lesson and used it as a model for our classroom to produce a Spanish video using some of the phrases and statements made by her students.

Melville Intermediate - The CPA first 2010 Show

On Tuesday despite the fact that the vast majority of Y8 students were at Camp the Y7 students of the CPA performed at a very important civic ceremony at the Founders Theatre in Hamilton.   These are some highlights.

Melville Intermediate - Online Learning Task

This is our current online learning task for students from Room 8. We've been over all these instructions in class but this will be the link to them online.  Students from Room Eight have a deadline of two and a half weeks to produce an online learning video. 
Success Criteria:
The video must include a lesson from another blog that has been created by students.  You need to take part in the activity or replicate the activity.  You need to then arrange for a class film crew to film you taking part in that activity.  Finally once its all completed then you need to notify the blog or class webpage where you found the lesson in the first place what you've done.  You can also contact them during the process to check what you are doing is correct or ask questions.   Remember that this is due in two and a half weeks from today.  Good luck Room 8 and don't forget to ask any questions if you have any.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Melville Intermediate - The CPA at Founders Theatre!

Yesterday night our Cultural Performing Arts Group (CPA) performed at the Founders Theatre as part of a Hamilton City Civic Theatre. All of our Y8s are currently on Camp so it was the Y7 students left to carry the performance. This is footage of the warm up. Filmed at Founders Theatre by Mr Webb on Monday 17th July 2010.

Y7 CPA - Founders Theatre Warm Up from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Mrs Yollis Class teaches Room 8 Spanish!

Today in the classroom we spent a considerable amount of time viewing the following video form Mrs Yollis's wonderful classroom site in California, USA.  We are going to be looking at examples of online things that we can learn by looking at other classrooms, and Mrs Yollis has the sort of blog that you can learn so many things about.  The original video which Mrs Yollis' classroom produced and we used as a guide for the lesson was this:

Let's Learn Spanish! from mrsyollis on Vimeo.
We really enjoyed watching it (and I think that Mrs Yollis and her class showed so much expression, it helped us enjoy it!). So while we had PE last block we produced this video of some of our Room 8 students speaking Spanish...

Speaking Spanish from Mrs Yollis from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Icons of Hamilton!

Room Eight is currently looking at New Zealand Icons for our Unit Studies and specifically Hamilton and Waikato, New Zealand Icons! One of our favourites at moment is this site which has a link about the statue of Riff Raff, one of the characters from the Rocky Horror Picture Show! There's a link to the live Webcam in the main street of Hamilton, by the statue and we've been watching it from time to time developing our inference skills.  You can click on the Riff Raff Website here, or go directly to the camera (which is live streaming) by clicking here.  The camera takes still and re takes a picture every few seconds!

Melville Intermediate- Y7 Camp 2010: Waterslide

If there was one activity that the students from Melville Intermediate School seemed to enjoy more than anything else at the Y7 Camp it was the Water-slide! We had a huge tarpaulin sheet on the ground, a running hose and dish washing detergent was poured down it.  It was a chance for the students to unwind after a full days of activities! Mr Webb bravely took the Camera and recorded from the foot of the hill as the students made the trip to the bottom...

Camp Water Slide from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Camp Ruatuna 2010

Kelly and Samm, Bush Shelter from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Interacting with the Ripple Effect
Over the last few weeks our students have been communicating and interacting with the Ripple Effect in Canada.  They had a series of questions to ask us about New Zealand that we couldn't answer during the course of our latest Sykpe Session.  Jahnard came up with this slideshow to answer. Jahnard Finefor Internet Canada

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Camp Ruatuna 2010 Video

On Friday Room 6, Room 8 and Room 14 went to Camp. We did two activities and did not get to do the other one. The last actiivty was the waterslide. It was very fun but it did hurt a little as well. There is a little hole with flax as a cushion and when you hit the bump you could fly up as well and when you land it could hurt a little. Me and Codie went down and I crashed into him and some other people! After the waterslide we got dry and dressed back to go back to school. Recount by Dominic.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Melville Intermediate - We nominate ten great blogs!

I was very pleased and surprised yesterday to see that we had received an award nomination from Miss W. from the Blogging Challenge.   You can read the full post on her blog by clicking here, but we're one of ten blogs that she recommended that other people follow and watch out for, stating she liked our use of video. 

Ten Blogs that we would recommend that you would look at would be:
1. Moturoa's - Allanhk's wonderful Appleby School class blog.  A site that always inspires me with its ideas and is a place that you can always go for wonderful work, with a huge audience!
2. Room 10 @ Point England School - Miss Lavukula is a great supporter of our site and she has one of my very favourite class blogs with wonderful literacy work!  If you want to see the right way to do things, then take a look at some of her students wonderful, wonderful work.
3. Creative Readers, Writers and Thinkers - Miss Ale's blog in Argentina is one that we have started visiting in the past few months but we've really enjoyed the experience.   Great ideas and a dedicated teacher.
4. Super 7 Scoopers @ St Clair - a wonderful site that we can always look for ideas and inspiration.
5. Little Voices, Little Scholars - Mrs She's classroom of students will guarntee to get you enthused to blog!
6. Mr C's Classroom - my all favourite site.  Bar none.
7. Bailey Road Team 17 - Mr Wood's classroom have a great outlook and they are just going from strength to strength.  They've got a great Wiki too and Mr Wood always is innovative and creative.
8. Friend Blog Russia - If you are not a regular visitor to Lymulda's class blog then you are missing out, they have a great set of posts regularly from Siberia and are wonderful to communicate with.
9. Year 4 @ Brookburn in the UK.  They are consistently producing some fantastic students work that is always worth a look and inspiring.  We love watching their videos and performance work.
10. Mr Lamshed's Boys Classroom in Adelaide, Australia.   A great site!

Melville Intermediate - Y7 Camp Ruatuna 2010

Learning Intention - I am writing a recount about Y7 Camp.
On Friday the 7th of May Room 8, Room 6 and Room 14 went to Camp. It was fun. It was a big farm and we went because it was a school trip. We got there in two buses. The best activity that I liked was the big waterslide. It was a hole in the ground and they put a sheet onto it we went down it and the teachers put diswashing liquid on it. I went down as fast as I could. That was really fun. We had to make a hut that we could sit in and not get wet. Me and Dominic made one then we broke it down. We had to make a fire and cook our food on it. We had marshmellows to eat. I put mine in the fire to cook it. We used sticks and leaves in the fire to keep it going.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Camp Ruatuna Slideshow

On Friday 7th May we went to Camp Ruatuna. There were hundred of wasps! The first thing we did was drawing. We had to draw on a piece of paper something that was around the Camp. It it isn't as easy as it looks! You had to draw with not a pencil or a pen but we had to draw with a piece of charcoal from the fire, or mud or dirt or a flower. When I was doing this I saw some people doing firs aid, like something that you carry people on. After we had our lunch we went into the bush to make a shelter.
Recount Written by Isla, Room 8.

Melville Intermediate - Netball Plays of the Week

Melville Intermediate has five teams playing in the Saturday morning competition at Minogue Park.  These video highlights are of our three Y7 teams and our two Y8 teams.   They were filmed on Saturday 7th May 2010.  Our teams will be regularly competing until August.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Erin Simpson Show Maggi Cook Off

This is 'behind the scenes' video from the Great Maggi Cook Off as part of the Erin Simpson Show. It was filmed by Mrs Brown during the down time from the show! We will be posting voting details about the show online shortly, as well we've got Ashley preparing a report about her involvement in the show!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Great Maggi Cook Off at Assembly!

Today at Melville Intermediate School Assembly we had a group of special guests, our students today participated in the Great Maggi Cook Off as part of the Erin Simpson TV Show.  As part of that competition four students from Melville Intermediate School got to prepare a meal.   At the Assembly the competition was explained and you can listen to the explanation here!  Filmed by Shania from Room 8.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Week Three Blog Tasks

Yesterday we had a wonderful conversation with our friends at the Ripple Effect in Canada.  Their students not only have a wonderful classroom blog but the students also have individual blogs as well.  We are going to visit their class page, locate a students individual page that you like and leave a comment!   After you have done that you are going to move onto England and Year 4 at Brookburn School.   The students there have been creating videos you are to watch one and leave a comment on it.  Finally we are going to go to a country where we haven't left a comment before, the Grade Five Dragons in Dubai.

Once you've completed this you need to locate the Edublogger Challenge and find the class blogroll of rooms on the challenge, leave one comment on one piece of work that you haven't left a comment on before.  Finally once you've completed all four comments check that your online work dosen't have any additional comments, as if it does you will need to reply to them.  Finally check the Edublogge Challenge for the lastest Challege.  You may need assistance with this task but you will need to choose the Blog that you want to follow the most.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Mrs Wilson Interviewed

At Melville Intermediate School we have Enviro Agents who help run the school. In Room 8 Ridwan, Bjork, Stafford and Anahere are Enviro Agents. Holly from Room 8 spent time on Friday interviewing Mrs Wilson about being an Enviro Agent and their role at Melville Intermediate School.

Enviro Agents - Mrs Wilson Interview from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate is very proud to be an Enviro School and we are currently working towards our Silver School Medal. If you are currently a Enviro School, or a school that is involved in an Enviromentally friendly way from anywhere around the world we would LOVE to hear from you, either in the form of leaving comments about ideas that we could do to improve our school or ways we could do better. We'd also love to skype with your classroom about ideas if you would prefer!