Thursday, June 30, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Winter Olympics Highlights 2011

For the past week of school Morgen, Bradley, Marcia, David and Kennedy haven't been part of Room Eight, they've been very much a part of Melville Intermediate representing the School at the 2011 Winter Olympics at Totara Springs Camp, Matamata. The students were involved in over thirty sports during the week, the highlights of some of them including Table Tennis and Indoor Bowls are here.

Winter Olympics 2011 Part 1 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Technology Pasta Bridge Making

This video is an activity created by students in Room 5 of Melville Intermediate School, where they used Pasta to construct a bridge, then added weight onto it to see how much weight it would hold before it collasped.

Room 5 - Pasta Bridge Making from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Winter Olympics Begins Today!

Today we farewelled from Room Eight Bradley, David, Marcia, Kennedy and Morgen for the week who are competing in the Winter Olympics Sports Camp at Totara Springs in Matamata.  The students will be there until Friday and are competing in 35 or so sports during the week, it will be a busy time for the students, one of the highlights of which will be the Cheer competition finals on Thursday night, we have a special privledge here because on Thursday of last week, before the team left at the last School Assembly the Winter Olympics team performed the Melville Intermediate 2011 Cheer.   You can watch it here because Shania filmed it!

Winter Olympics Cheer 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Melville Intermediate - PREP 2010 at Last

Today thanks to the efforts of the Hamilton Police we've finally located the 2010 Prep Photographs which have never been made public, since they were stolen last year after the event, but here they are!

Melville Intermediate - Making Pasta Bridges in Room Five

Thanks very much to Mr Keegans Class, this is the final video in the series, although there's going to be the full video going up on Mr Keegan and Room Five's page on the ultranet! Filmed on June 25th 2011 by Lana from Room Eight.

Pasta Bridge Making Room Five from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Construction in the Classroom

This is further footage of the Room Five Pasta Bridge Making work, filmed by Lana from Room Eight the challenge for the students from Room Five who were studying construction was to create a bridge by using spagetti pasta and then seeing how much weight it could hold. Once the bridge was built Room Five's teacher Mr Keegan added weight onto it until it cracked. Filmed on June 25th.

Room Five - Pasta Bridge Building Episode 2 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Making Pasta Bridges in Room Five

Thanks very much to Mr Keegans Class, this is the final video in the series, although there's going to be the full video going up on Mr Keegan and Room Five's page on the ultranet! Filmed on June 25th 2011 by Lana from Room Eight.

Pasta Bridge Making Room Five from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maori Language Week 2011 Facebook

Today our students were very excited to see an important comment on our blog yesterday. We found a comment from the Race Relations Commissioner, who mentioned that he loved our blog and was putting a link to it on the official Facebook Page for Maori Language Week for 2011. We've taken a screen shot of the page from Facebook because we can't access it at school but we're very excited and very proud to this development! We've already had a considerable number of visitors from all around the world through the link, we can't link directly back to it but if you have a Facebook account then search for the official Maori Language Week Page, don't forget that we are currently helping people with tutoring online with Maori Language through Skype, if you haven't done so already leave us a comment on this post, or email our teacher, or have a look at the videos that we've created that are listed on the sub pages located in the top right hand corner of this blog!

Melville Intermediate - Winter Olympics Sita Interview 2011

This interview is with Sita the Girls Captain of the Melville Intermediate Winter Olympics team for 2011.  This competition is at Totara Springs Camp next week from Monday to Friday.   The team will be competing in 35 different sports during the week against another eight schools from all over the North Island.  From Room Eight we've got Bradley, David, Morgen, Kennedy and Marcia competing.  This interview was conducted with Kennedy and was filmed on Tuesday 21st June 2011.

Sita Winter Olympics 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Woodwork June 17th

On June 17th Hannah and Morgen went to the Woodwork room to see what work projects the students of Y8 Melville Intermediate School are currently working on.  They walked around the shop, spoke to some of the students and looked at the projects in progress at the moment.
Woodwork June 17th 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Violin Playing at MIS

Students at our school are able to take extension lessons in a number of instruments, one of which is the violin.  A group of students practise with a tutor every Monday, and today we sent Gareth from Room 8 to the Music Room when the lessons were on to record some of the students rehearsing.

Violin Playing 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

These videos were filmed by Robert, Gareth also conducted interviews with the students and tutors about their experiences with the violin and where they're at with their practising.   Filmed today at MIS, Monday June 20th 2011.
Violin Interviews 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Rocky River Elementary

In New Zealand we are currently approaching the halfway mark in the school year, which is scheduled to finish in December for 2011. Our global friends in the USA are currently on their Summer break, yesterday we had a wonderful comment left on our class page from Brenda Todd from Grade Two, Class 117B Rocky River Elementary School in North Carolina, USA. On their page they've created a wonderful farewell video for the their friends and have highlights of their learning for the school year. If you watch the Animoto you'll see a certain Melville Intermediate and a Maori co-ordination hand game featuring Hayze and Mackenzie from Room Eight feature from the 52 second mark to about 1:20. We're going to be watching this as a class Monday but the students will be thrilled to see a lesson in Maori created in New Zealand being taught to students in the USA! If you haven't yet visited their wonderful class page then you can do so by clicking the link here.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Cooking June 17th

On Friday Hannah and Morgen from Room Eight made a trip to cooking room to film what the students from Melville Intermediate School were preparing on Friday.   Guest starring Ora from Room One and Kelly from Room Eight.  Filmed on Friday 17th June.

Cooking 17th June 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Waikato Lit Quiz 2011

Maddison Flavell, Kieran Hamid, Isaac Poole and myself went to St Pauls Collegiate to compete in the annual Literacy Quiz 2011.

We got inside, sat down and chose our double points category. The category we chose was adventure.

I was becoming nervous as the start came near. As we started I thought I was going to get all the questions wrong for our team.

The hardest category was probably Wolves because none of us had done any research on books about Wolves.

We ended up coming around the middle of the pack and we were really proud of ourselves for it. We all had a lot of fun and if we had the chance to compete again I think we all would.
Gareth Reid, 8MW.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Tour of Room Eight for 2011

Ever wanted to know what Room Eight looks like on the inside? This is a tour of the classroom behind our page, conducted by Stephen and Mitchell.  You can even see a museum artefact called a VCR! (You might have to ask your parents about that for them to explain what one is).  Filmed on Friday 10th June 2011.

Tour2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Hangi Fundraiser Y7

Tamera from Room Two shot this video of the Hangi that was set by students in Room Two as a fund raiser for the Y7 Big Day Out Trip to Rainbows End at the end of the year.  Filmed in June 2011.  The Hangi details are contained in the video, although a Hangi usually is a traditional Earth Oven in this case its not.

Y7 Fundraiser 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Rock Band Rehearse

One of the extension program at Melville Intermediate available to students is an opportunity to join one of the Melville Intermediate School Rock Bands.  One of those features some famous faces from Room Eight from this year and last.  You can watch this video of Lana, Kelly and Shania from this year rehearsing with Terrina and Nathalie who were in Room Eight in 2011.

Rock Band Rehearsal from myles webb on Vimeo.

The following video is of Melville Intermediate Rock Band performing 'Black Parade' by My Chemical Romance.  Filmed by Shaylee on Monday 13th June 2011.
MIS Rock Band 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Counting to 1000 in Maori

This is the fourth and final video in the 'Maori Counting Series' for 2011.   The first video was the importance of the key numbers in the Maori Language, 1-10.  The second video created by our students deals with numbers from 10-25, and deals with the fact that there are no 'teen' numbers in Maori.  The third video dealt with the numbers from 25 to 100.   This video deals with 100 to 10,000! Its straight forward once you get the key numbers sorted, you need the key words in Maori for 100 and 1000, Kotahi Rau and Mano.   These videos as with all in the series have been created by Hayze, Shayley and Mackenzie, filmed at Melville Intermediate on Friday 10th June 2011.

Countin 100-1000 from myles webb on Vimeo.

A reminder to all our visitors to this site if you would like online tutoring in Maori Language from the students who have created these videos then leave us a comment or email our teacher and we will arrange to Skype your classroom!

Melville Intermediate - Hundertwasser Framed and Finished

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Hundertwasser Art Completed.

Today on Friday 10th June the students of Room Eight from Melville Intermediate completed the work on our Hundertwasser Art.   We're studying Architecture this term, and as part of that we've been looking at the work of Artist and Architect Fredrick Hundertwasser.  Although he was German in origin, he ended up living in New Zealand.  You can read about him by clicking here and reading Wikipedia.  This video was created by Mitchell from Room Eight who demonstrated what the students from Room Eight have been up to.

Hundertwasser Art Finished from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Visit Kilbirnie Primary School

Today two of our students, Hayze and Mackenzie were able to Skype with Room Six from Kilbirnie Primary School, to talk about Maori Language and go over the rules for the Maori Hand Game that we've posted the video for online here. The Girls really enjoyed talking to Room Six and their teacher and they have a wonderful blog full of fantastic work that you really should check out here if you have not done so already.

A reminder that if anyone would like our students to Skype to help them with your learning of Maori Language then leave us a comment on this site and we will work out a time when we can get in contact with you, a big, big thank you to the students of Room Six at Kilbirnie School for a wonderful Skype session today.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Hand Games for Maori Language Week 2

This is the second video in the series. This is a Maori Hand Game that is a co-ordination activity. Students have a series of five actions that they need to memorise and then repeat without error. If both students or groups of students can repeat them then the students or groups of students go through them again, repeating the process but faster, and continue to do so until someone makes a mistake. Your hosts for this activity Hayze and Mackenzie go through the five actions and then in additional bonus footage compete against each other to demonstrate the game. Filmed at Melville Intermediate on Tuesday 7th June 2011.

Maori Hand Game Tutorial from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maori Hand Game

This video is a Maori Hand Game that your students can learn for Maori Language Week 2011.  We're going to publish the rules on Tuesday - in the meantime you can learn the moves from the video today.  If you would like to put this video on your class page, or any of our class videos, you are more than welcome!   Don't forget if you would like an online tutorial from the students responsible for this video, leave us a comment and we will contact yourself and the students in your classroom through Skype! Filmed on Friday 3rd June 2011 by Shaylee and featuring Mackenzie and Hayze.

Maori Hand Game from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Hundertwasser Art

Hundertwasser Art on PhotoPeach

For Art on Fridays we've been looking at Hundertwasser Art.  Over the past two weeks we've been creating our art and Room Eight is nearly finished... we're all very proud of the work and think its going to look amazing... You can check out some of Hundertwasser wonderful art by visiting evidence of his work in New Zealand here.    Secondly you can also check out the information about Hundertwasser on wikipedia by clicking on this link here. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Melville Intermediate - University of Waikato Maths

For the past three weeks on Thursday Melville Intermediate students have been lucky enough to have a group of teachers from Waikato University helping them with their Mathematics work. Lana's group combined their art with these mathematical problems and were able to create the artwork on the Netball Courts!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Handball in New Zealand Part One

One of our favourite collaborations this year has been with Vonslid School in Denmark.  One of the things that we realised when comparing countries is that our version of 'Handball' is very different to theirs! We've had a group of students who have been learning the 'real' version of Handball, researching the rules and information and even giving it a go, so to speak (although we've discovered that our Gym isn't big enough and we don't have the court markings that we need).   This video is presented by Cullen and Bradley and is the beginning of their work on Handball! Filmed at Melville Intermediate on Monday 30th May 2011. 
Handball - Part One from myles webb on Vimeo.