Thursday, June 30, 2011

How to get pivot animations onto windows movie maker

How to put your animation into Windows Movie Maker

When you have finished your awesome animation you will need to narrate it with your Monty Python script. Here's a short tutorial on how to import Pivot on to Movie Maker, you may also want to add your own back ground music.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The ROSCAR Goes To?

Who is going to win the ROSCAR (Redcliffs Oscar) for best animation? Who is going to win the ROSCAR for best storyline? Who is going to win the ROSCAR for best overall movie?

We are turning our Pythonesque scripts into ROSCAR award winning animations using Pivot Stickfigure on the PC or Stikx on the Macs. Best of Luck!

Inspirational Pivot Animation

This video shows you the standard that can be created with Pivot Stickfigure Animations. Your ideas will come from your own scripts so don't get carried away with what you've seen.

Pivot Stickfigure Tutorial

This is a tutorial that I found on youtube for Pivot Stickfigure. Some of us will be working with this programme (as well as paint and movie maker) to create our awsome animations. Good Luck!

Team One @ Sumner School

Great to see you have all settled into your new learning spaces so quickly. It is amazing to see what was created so quickly. The positive attitude that you are showing towards this new adventure is inspiring, keep it up! Remember to keep looking after your teachers:)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chocolate Fish

A chocolate fish for the fist two people who email me an answer to the following question. Go on have a go, you know you want one!

Mrs Brown's kitchen floor is rectangular and it is exactly covered by square tiles. There are 78 tiles round the edge of the floor.

What is the greatest number of tiles there could be altogether?

Good luck

Friday, June 17, 2011

Year 8 Cantamath Training

The Year 8 Cantamath team spent an hour practicing their problem solving skills in preperation for the competition next term. Thank you very much Ali for hosting us and providing us with a yummy treats afterwards.

Tutorials @ Your Place?

If the children can't come to school, then the school will come to the children.

Hi Everyone,

The events of Monday have added extra stress, anxiety and frustration to our lives. I have spoken to a few parents and while people are trying to keep positive there is an increased sense of despair this time around. I think most of us have power, however a number are waiting patiently for water facilities to return. The school is in this situation too. The school website is the best place to keep up to date with how the re-opening is progressing.

Teachers are very keen to keep some learning programmes continuing. Obviously we can't use the school but we are hoping to use peoples lounges, dining rooms or kitchens for small group tutorials. This would be supplemented with guided online learning activities through our blog and our wiki .I have trialled this concept with a few groups and it seems to be working well. They are usually for an hour and predominately focus on Maths skills. The children have enjoyed catching up with one another and having something to focus on. (Well that's what the parents tell me anyway)

A few parents have also offered to help take some group activities. We could help support each other by organising or supervising small groups during the day.

How this might work?

If you can reply to this email, we will co-ordinate a tutorial roster over the weekend and then communicate this with you. We need to know the following information

Is your child 'interested' in attending a small group tutorial?

Are you able/willing to have a small group of children (between 6-10) in your lounge/dining room/kitchen for an hour or so?

Are you interested in hosting a small group? Do you have anything specific in mind (sport/drama/cooking ...)? Would you be willing to have your phone number communicated to parents so they can contact you about this activity?

Hope you are all safe and well. We are thinking of you all.

Bruce Ellison

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ordering Fractions

Order the following fractions from smallest to largest;

1/2, 1/3, 2/5

25/100, 3/5, 2/10

3/10, 33/100, 1/3

1/4, 3/10, 2/5

email me your answers to and visit this website to keep practising;

Good Luck

Fantastic Fractions

Find out the equivalent percentage and decimal number for the following fractions. The first one is done for you.

1/2 = 50% = 0.5

1/3 =

1/4 =

1/5 =

1/6 =

2/3 =

3/4 =

3/5 =

5/6 =

Email me the answers to (remember to set it out so that I can read it clearly)

June 13th

Seems like deja-vu for everyone. We hope that you are all safe and well. I think most of us have power on but there are a large number who are waiting patiently for water servives to return. Keep checking the school website for the most up to date information about the school re-opening . We all want to get back into our teaching and learning as soon as possible. In the meantime we will use this blog as a source of online learning activities and we are investigating small tutorials being set up in peoples lounges or dining rooms (in case we can't get back into school quickly enough). We will be in touch.

Take care, we are thinking of you all.

Team One Teaching team

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Genetically Modified Cows Milk

This article was on the news last night. It generated an interesting discussion, what are your thoughts? Would you drink it? Or use it on your cereal? Is this a sign of the future? How will it impact on New Zealand's dairy industry?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Room 3's Blog

Room 3 now has their very own BLOG! OMG!

Click on the link to go to it, and join up! :P

PS Your homework for next week is on there if you are bored enough to want to get a head start.... seriously!

Ms McD

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vote For Redcliffs!

Redcliffs has been nominated for a prize of upto $50,000. Please visit The Palms website and vote for us! :o)