Thursday, October 31, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Ritsumeikan Experience

Today in class we had a special cultural exchange with students from Ritsumeikan Junior High School.  These students have been guests at Melville Intermediate for the past week, and will be here with us until next week.  The students of Room Five were treated to a session of Origami from four of the students.  These photographs were taken today during the session by Viliame from Room Five.

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Volleyball 2013

Volley-Ball Tournarment on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yesterday Melville Intermediate competed in the Waikato Inter Intermediate Volleyball Competition.   Melville had two teams in the competition a Boys and a Girls Team.   The Boys had an awesome tournament and managed to finish third.  The Girls had a spectucular effort and managed to defeat Maeroa Intermediate in the final, claiming our second Waikato Schools title of 2013.  

The Girls played against Berkley and won 32-14.  They then played against Maeroa Intermediate and beat them 29-15.   The Girls then played against Morrivnsville Intermediate and drew 26-26.   The Girls had a strong victory against Cambridge Middle School 33-15 before winning thier final game against Fairfield Intermediate 24 to 21.  In the Final the Girls played against Maeroa Intermediate again and this time it was an incredibly close game with the Girls making an excellent start before a terrific fightback by Maeroa saw the score within one point with the full time hooter.  The final point however went the way of Melville with our girls taking the final 28 to 26.   

 The Boys played up first against Berkley and lost 18 to 26.   The Boys then played against Maeroa Intermediate and beat them 22 to 15.   In the third game the Boys defeated Morrinsville Intermediate 35-18.   The Boys then defeated Te Awamutu Intermediate 32 to 15.  Melville then lost to Cambridge Middle School 22 to 26.   In the final pool game Melville played against Fairfield Intermediate and defeated them 25-20.  The last game saw Melville in the play off against Fairfield Intermediate for 3rd and 4th.  Melville were able to win this game and defeat Fairfield 30 to 29.

Hi my name is Viliame and we went down to Te Awamutu Staduim to play Inter-Intermediate Volleyball tournament.  My team and I hade fun playing but when the time go's pass we were geting  angry and it was the girl's turn to play we watched the girl's play there game and they played it well.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This recount is written by Viliame who is from Room Five and was in the Boys team.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Melville Intermediate - PrEP Market Day 2013 Part Four

This video is the highlights of the Melville Intermediate School 2013 Market Day.  Filmed during the event on Thursday 24th October 2013.   Each student was involved in running a business from the start of last term.  They created a product, a marketing plan, were involved in the manufacture, creation and selling of the product.  There were six different businesses based in Room Five: Sizzling Hot, who won the BBQ Franchise from the BOT and who were awarded best Franchise at the School wide awards.   Random, who made a loss of 151 MISMs (Melville Intermediate School Money) for PrEP, Gaming Expo who did slightly better, recording a loss of 49 MISMs.   The Little Piggies made a loss of 19 MISMs.   Slice of Heaven won the food licence for Room Five on the way to making a 151 MISM profit.   The Supreme Award Winners for Room Five for PrEP 2013, and Runners Up School Wide were DIY Crafters who made a profit of 1,110 for their Dream Catchers Business.

  Prep Market Day @ MIS 24/10/13 Part 4 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Each of the students of Melville Intermediate School have to do a number of assesments based around PrEP.  One of these tasks is to review PrEP by writing a brief recount of their experience.  This is written by Icis from Room Five.

Yesterday was PrEP 2013 my group Slice of Heaven were selling toffee apples, milkshakes and truffles.

PrEP started at 3:30pm, in the first 10 minutes our store was surrounded by heaps of customers wanting to by milkshakes. Within 20 minutes our group were selling was 3:30pm our whole store had sold out and we were left with nothing to sell.

With another 2 hours to go of PrEP our group pack up and left to look at other stores. It was an awesome experience to be apart of PrEP.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Melville Intermeidate - PrEP Market Day Video Highlights Part Three

This video is part three of the series of highlights of Melville Intermediates Schools PrEP Market Day on Thursday 24th of October 2013 at Melville Intermediate School.  The School was opened from 3:30pm-5:30pm.  The students have been writing recounts related to this event and these will be published with these videos highlights.
PrEP Market Day @ MIS 24/10/13 Part 3 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Melville Intermediate - PrEP Market Day Highlights Part Two

This is the second video out of four that details the PrEP Market Day at Melville Intermediate School that took place on Thursday 24th October 2013.   This video shows some of the stalls and products that were for sale on the afternoon.
PrepMarketDayPartTwo2013 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Melville Intermediate - PrEP 2013 Market Day Highlights.

This is the first in the series of four videos showing highlights from the Melville Intermediate 2013 PrEP Market Day.  Our students have spent a term of school time, as part of their unit studies work, preparing to run a business for the day.  The build up has included many of the real challenges faced in the business world. 
PrEP Market Day @ MIS 24/10/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - PrEP 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Melville Intermediate - PrEP Preparation in Sixty Seconds

Sixty Seconds of PrEP Previews for 2013! from myles webb on Vimeo.
Tomorrow is our 2013 PrEP Market Day - two hours of selling, stalls and excitment as the students from Melville Intermediate School running thier business that they have spent nearly a term (ten weeks of school time) preparing for this event.  Josh and Manish decided to tour the classrooms in prepearation - and decided to do the video in sixty seconds.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Ritsumeikan Visit 2013

Ritsumeikan Welcome 2013 on PhotoPeach

Melville Intermediate - Students talk about Market Day 2013

This Thursday at Melville Intermediate School from 3:30pm to 5:30pm our students are holding their annual PrEP Market Day.  Students have been working since early last term to prepare products for sale during this time.  As part of the build up to this major school event we will be publishing work this week that highlights the lead up and the event itself.  Today Josh and Manish from Room Five went around the School and spoke to students about their businesses that they are running on Thursday afternoon.   Filmed around school on Monday 21st October 2013.
PrEP 2013 - Business Preview from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Narrative Writing from the UK

We're always looking for examples of work that we can use as energisers or to work into our class program. During the holidays we located a piece of writing from a Bolton Literacy conference where they called for classes and students to continue a particular piece of writing.

We thought that the writing would suit the students in Room Five and so two days ago in class we introduced our students to the piece of writing.  The session was orginally led by Pie Corbett

Our students were enthused by the writing and the boys in particular appeared to really enjoy the style of the writing.  The following montage of shots is the students from Room Five working on the piece of writing.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Bianca in Japan Part Two

Melville Intermediate - Bianca in Japan

In Japan we went to many different sights like, disneysea disneyland, and schools. In this slideshow the photos are from week one. The 1 few photos are fromthe skytree tower, the next ones are from Makuhari school and the last ones are from the makuhari international school and the green tea ceremony that we went to. It was a very fun experience. There were 8 different schools that went, 30 kids in the tour group and 4 kids from my school. We stayed for 2 weeks. We each got a host family each. Hope you enjoy the slideshow. Bianca's Japan Trip 2013 on PhotoPeach

Bianca's Japan Trip 2013 on PhotoPeach

Melville Intermediate - 150 Words about Jackies Holidays

In the holidays I went to the movies and watched Grown Ups 2 with my sister and it was dumb.

After the movie I went shopping with my sister and we went and cut my hair and that stupid lady wrecked my fringe and she made me angry.

After I was angry we went home and showed my Mum what had happened.  But in the morning I got over it.

My Mum got upset with the lady and she told me to never go there again. 

I would never go there again because they don't have good customer service.

Walking around the lake. 

When I was walking around the lake with my sister Levi saw me but I didn't see him.

When I was walking around the lkae I was so tired but then I got over it because my sister let me play on the playground and it was fun.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Room Five's 2013 PrEP Groups.

Sizzling Hot -  Our group is doing a sausage sizzle for 10 misms ( 5 misms = 1$) We are also selling sherbet for 7 misms and fizzy drinks for 6 misms. We also have a double sausage combo for 25 misms. We think our group will complete prep because we are all friends and we are experienced with prep from last year!

Hi our PrEP  group is called random we are selling Calendars for 20 misms, Bands 3 for 7 misms,Choco flowers 9 mism for 1, Candy floss small for 5 mism and large for 8 mism, Lollie packs small 5 mism and large for 10 mism, Pop-corn large 10 misms. Come along to our store!

Our PrEP group name is Slice of Heaven. We are selling Toffee Apples for 5 misms, Coconut ice 10 misms, Truffles 5 misms and Milkshakes for 10 misms. Our group has experience from PrEP last year. We have friendly people in our group. Our group is trustworthy. Our group will be placed by room 3 and  by the  playground. Come and see the slice of heaven.  PIMP SLICE OF HEAVEN FROM OUT OF SPACE...

The Little Piggys is the name of my PrEP group and we are selling pre-ordered drawings for 15 MISMS.  Japanese themed art for 10 MISMs, Jackson Pollock inspirted for 15 MISMS and Origami with a special surprize!   Our Origami expert is very well trained in all Origami and it is of the very BEST qulaity.  Our artist is very experienced and can won the hardest t wo.  Our drip painter isn't experiences but you dont have to be experienced to flick a paint brush over a page, how hard can it be.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Melville Intermediate - PrEP is a week away!

Next week, on Thursday 24th October at Melville Intermediate School, we have our annual PrEP Market Day at School from 3:30-5:30pm. Melville Intermediate School will be open for the afternoon and our students are each running a stall/business selling items. DIY Crafters is one of the businesses that are based in Room Five this year.

Businesses are competing to produce the most profit, have the best customer service and have the innovative  product.
These products that are only display are the products that the group is making. This is their CEO explaining the products. We originally got the idea from pinterest and we didnt realise how many pre-orders we were going to get which right now we have 46. We have Smalls which are 10 misms, Mediums which are 25 misms and Larges that are 50 misms. For the past 2 weeks, while we've been on Holiday, I went to Jamies House early in the morning to late at night to work on the Dreamcatchers. It took us a while but sometimes we ended up making 8-10 a day. Jamie and I spent alot of time working on these and we've been having loads of fun while we've been making them. We didnt make them for the WHOLE Holidays, we stilled had some fun but we've put a lot of hard work into them and we've only done Half of Pre-Orders so we've still got lots of work to do.

Melville Intermediate - 150 Word Recount Challenge

For our back to school energizer our students had 150 words to write about their holidays....

 On Thursday of the 2nd week of the school holidays, I was on a holiday program and we were going to lazar tag/ten-pin bowling. We had to meet at the Meville community house so we could catch the bus to town. We walked to the place and we went straight to ten-pin bowling. We had about 5 turns left but we had to go to lazar tag. I was on the red team and I fired 497 shots I was mostly shooting the blue teams base and I came 2nd out of 7 players. After that we came back and finished our game and I won with 107 points I was so proud so we all walked back to the bus and we all got on. On the way back, I sat at the back. It was so hot at the back and we had to let the public on first. [Chloe]

On the last weekend of the holidays at one pm Saturday afternoon. Me and my sister went to the movies and watched Smurf Two. In 3D at Hoyts theatres. After I bought a RC spy truck at the base. At the Warehouse for some headphones. During the movie I got a free xbox360 from my dad with his new phone he got for 49 dollars. Near the end of the movie I finished my seven drinks of lift plus exta. When it finished I found twenty dollars on the floor so I picked it up and took it to spend. Later I found my dad at the play ground with my little brother and sister on the rope tower. On the way back from the base I got some new nerf guns. But when we got home my sister lost almost all my darts with in ten minutes all so.        

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Melville Intermediate - KidsQuest Minecraft Site

If you haven't seen Mr Woods Minecraft Collaborative site you really need to view the site by clicking on the link to it here.  It has a range of activities and challenges based around one of the games that students are currently obsessed with in Room Five - Minecraft.  In term three our students each completed one task from Mr Woods site.  This was Icis from Room Five's description of the task that she completed, as well as screen shots from her completed task. 

Mine craft!!!
Learning intention: I am writing an explanation for my choices.

I chose to do minecraftkidsquest.blogspot because I thought it will be fun to build a castle. I also chose to do it so I don’t have to do written work in class. Mine craft at the moment is really popular in our class. The only difficulty was when I had to follow the instructions; next time I will choose to do a different mine craft quest/ the pyramid.

I think you should I think that you should build a hospital that is at least 10 stories high. It should also have detail and be realistic; with windows, waiting room, bathrooms, beds and kitchens.

The educational part that ties into mine craft is that you are using area and perimeter in you building.