Friday, August 31, 2012

Parkvale Live Production Diary

The Creation
Hello I am Felicity and today I found out that I was going to be in Wearable Arts for the senior production. “Parkvale Live. “ All that was going around in my head was what should I do for wearable arts. In about 10 minutes I had made my mind up. I was going to do a super hero cape, made from fabric. With a line of 3 chippie packets down the middle. On each side is fruit burst wrappers. They are only stapled on the top so then they can flick up like feathers on a bird. On the bottom half my name ( Flossie ) is painted with the Olympics. Blue, Red, Black, Green, Yellow. When I was at home and bored I decided to add some more fruit burst wrappers down below on the outline that was left bare at the bottom. I also thought that I better add a mask to make me look like a superhero.

Planning The Event
Today all of the senior school went to the hall to discuss more about the production and what is going to happen. As we were leaving the hall Erin ran up to me and asked me if I wanted to do Rock ‘n’ Roll with Tyrin while choir one sings “We Go Together “ I said sure. So now I am doing Choir, Kapa Haka, Wearable Arts and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Parkvale Live Production.

A Little Tweak Here & A Little Tweak There
Today was so cool. We performed the whole production in front of the team 5 students and teachers. It was a long wait for it to finish, but it was spectacular, I love how the teachers have put it together. So Thank you teachers you have made this production AWESOME. I had Kapa Haka first up then I had Wearable Arts, I then had Rock ‘n’ Roll with Erin & Regan, Thea & Josh and me & Tyrin. After we had Rock ‘n’ Roll Erin and I had to go and sing for the small Choir. After that we were done. The reason why the day went for ever, is because we had to do fix ups and stops every now and then. I can’t wait till the end of the week where we will have a full dress rehearsal before the Monday night show in front of our family and friends.

Chilling Out Helping Others ( Day 4 )
Today we had to finish our Wearable Art designs. I had already finished it so I had to help the rest of the group. While we were doing this the other seniors were doing a bit of a run through and practise on stage without some of the group.  

But Wait There's More
Today we had a run through of the whole Production. We only had the odd stop to say something that had to happen. We started from the very first act to the very last one. Then once we had finished and we were back in class, once again Erin came up to me to ask if I were able to do a dance with Thea, Olivia and herself for Emily and Raiha, in the background of them singing “Locomotion.” Our dance was made up in 15 minutes. The dance has got some pretty cool moves in it. It is funny and AWESOME.

The End Is Near
Today we did another run through of the whole production. It was lots of fun and it was Thea, Erin, Olivia and my first time performing our dance in front of the senior school and the teachers. It was fun, but after the production was finished we had a lot of practise to do. We also had Kapa Haka practise today in the afternoon. I even had Choir practise after the bell rang. We did great work with our practising.

Up The Top Is My Mask And Below That Is My  Super Hero Cape!
This is my Rock 'n' Roll Outfit!
Here is my TAGXEDO for all of the words that featured in my  Production Diary!

Me Before The Catwalk For Wearable Arts!

Production from Johnstones on Vimeo.

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Aliens Trip To Earth

Here is a video that I did on Imovie with the family Ipad.
I was a bit bored when I was off school sick so I decided to be creative and make another Imovie Trailer.
I hope that you will enjoy the video below!
The Aliens Trip To Earth from Johnstones on Vimeo.

My Greek Vase

Here is my Greek Vase.
For the past week room 20 have been doing art for the Senior School Production. Mr.M decided to do Olympic Greek Vases.
This art was lots of fun:)
Challenge: Before You Scroll Down To The Bottom See If You Know What The Drawing On My Vase Means!
Gabby Douglas winning a gold medal in her spectacular gymnastics skills, she did an awesome split leap on beam that helped her win a gold medal for America!

Check out this link to Room 5's awesome Olympic Greek Vases, I know that their teacher ( Mrs.Hill ) would love some comment:)

Here is my code, scan it and find out what it says. Here is the link to the website where I made my code. Code!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Smurf's Comic Movie

Smurf comic pics from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

For  our extra HW Mr.M gave us the task of making a Olympic Smurf comic. I had to many pages to display alone so I decided to do a Movie Maker and make it even better than it could have been:)
I hope you ENJOY the movie above!
The pictures that were featured in this movie were from our wonderful Google:)

My Room!

The sunlight peeking through my curtains trying to spy on me, it gets closer and closer, it streams through and blinds me, but just for a second. The two lumps on each side of me, cat and dog. My clock to my right, lasering out the time. To my left my toys stacked mountain high. I look above, all I can see is the plain white ceiling. As I lift my head up slowly as can be, I see my messy hair in the mirror that hangs on my wall. It reminds me of a bully who has just hung someone on a peg.

My floor is like the sea, my bed like a plank on a pirates ship, fluff resting in my room on the floor, just like sharks waiting for their prey to fall off the plank. Blankets on my bed drooping down, but in my brain it equals them trying to make me cold. The scuttles coming down the hallway from Mum’s slippers. Then all of a sudden creek, the curtains in my lounge fling open. Mum has entered my world. My big wide ocean, with sharks and even a pirate ships with a plank. A plank of toys. Sure enough this is my room and my imagination maker.    

By Felicity Johnstone 
11 years
Room 20 2012
Here is My Room, you can probably match the picture to some of the writing:)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom from Johnstones on Vimeo.
I got this app on the iPad because I enjoyed it so much at school.
Here is a video that I made on iMovie with the family iPad.
It was so much fun!
I hope you will enjoy my cool video:)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Olympic Poster for 2012

Mr.M gave us a task to make our own poster for the London 2012 Olympics.
I hope you enjoy:)

Maths Statistics

Here is my Bar Graph for the price ranges of each house!

Here is my Graph on the price ranges of the house, below is the picture of the book that I used. 

Here is an example of how to do a Steam And Leaf Graph, I got the picture from a maths statistics book at school:)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Reflection on learning in room 20

I am halfway through my awesome year of learning in Room 20. How am I learning?

Some things that are different about this year are I have learnt how to do splitting in maths for timesing by big numbers.

Having a computer and Google account has helped me by finding out what different learning tools you can use for school work. Also having a google account is handy for emailing the teacher when you need some help on some work.

I like having a blog because I can share my learning with the world and get some lovely positive comments from my friends and family, even people from around the world like Paul Jennings. It makes me feel proud when I get a comment from my mum and dad.

I share my learning by either sharing a document with my Learning-Buddy or over my blog. I can also tell my Learning Buddy what I have done for any subject and ask if they need any help.

I help others by giving them some of my great words for writing or sharing my writing or giving them a comment on their doc.

I use ICT to help my learning in these ways, playing around on movie maker and experimenting.

I get feedback for my learning from Mr.M ( Teacher ) and My learning Buddy. They give me feedback by saying that it was well described, great verb and even more. This makes me know that I should keep up the great work in all of my other docs. It makes me feel proud of myself.

Things I am really proud of achieving in Room 20 are having a blog that I can share my work with the world and being awarded the following badges: Young Leader, House Leader and Academic Achiever. I am proud of myself for achieving those badges.

  • Maths: maths has helped me in a lot of different ways, E.G. I have improved on my times tables ( I am a lot faster at them ) I have learnt how to do a ‘ Beans Recipe. ‘

  • Reading: I have done a debate on Deer. I have had the chance to do a K.W.L Chart on Extraterrestrial. I have learnt how to do a literacy circle seeing as I have not done one before.

  • Writing: writing in room 20 is fun and enjoyable. I like that we get a writing choice every few days. I have improved on writing since last year. Last year I was a bit slow with my writing doing it by hand, but I have got better this year because I am a fast typer so I am quicker.

  • Art: I love art and I have been able to do a good amount that is fun, I am proud of my art so far.
    • Movie Maker: I love experimenting on movie maker, I have done a heap of cool videos.

How are we learning? from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dinosaur Mayhem in the library 1 and 2

Dinosaur Mayhem In The Library from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Here is the 2 Dinosaur movies.
Thanks to Josh whose dad made the Dinosaurs. We thought that it might be cool if we did a video about them:)

The top one was filmed by Parris and Amy:)
The bottom one filmed by Parris:)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Koru Art

Here is a picture of my Koru that I did.
I am really proud of it.
I chose to do the following colours:
White for a blended look
I love my design and it represents my family and our peace.
I called it the peaceful harmony because I thought that it goes great with my family.
My mum and dad are on the outsides and I am in the middle.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

China Facts!

China is famous for their  
  • Great Wall
  • The forbidden city
  • Making pottery to send to other countries
  • Its massive population
  • Its ancient history
  • Silk road
  • Papermaking
  • Block printing
  • Making everything
  • Hong Kong  
  • There lovely Pandas
China has got the world record of being the biggest country in the WORLD with a population of 1,336,718,015 as of mid-2011 so as you can imagine it is very big in 2012 if it was that big in 2011. In 2012 the population is now 1.3 billionHere is a picture of their flag. On their flag there is 4 stars in a shape of a crescent, there is also a big star next to it.  

Here are some facts that I researched

  • The official name of China is THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.
  • The Chinese name is "Zhong Guo", which means the "Middle Kingdom". Since ancient times, it was believed that China was at the center of the universe.  
  • The area of China is 9.5 million square KM, China is the fourth laRgest country in the world.
  • China speaks the language of MANDARIN.
  • The red background means the revolution and the blood of those who died during the civil war and the Japanese invasion.
  • There are Five yellow stars, a large one that represents the Communist Party and the four smaller ones that surround it represent the four different classes of society.
  • China’s capital is Beijing.

From the start of the Olympics to the 2nd of August China had got 31 medals and it is not even over.

Top 6 events in China!
  • The Great Wall Marathon
  • Formula One Chinese Grand Prix
  • Shanghai Rolex Masters
  • Beijing International Marathon
  • Huangshan Mountain Bike Festival
  • Qinghai Lake International Cycling Race

China has got Terracotta Warriors, all different kinds of foods.
The flag picture was from GOOGLE.
Here are some pictures from my Mum and Dad’s trip to China:

Olympics Opening Ceremony Report

Key Words About The Ceremony:)
  • 30th Olympiad
  • Booming
  • Cauldron
  • British
  • Spectacular
  • Fireworks
  • Mr.Bean
  • Queen
  • James Bond
  • Industrial
  • Courgies
  • Explosions
  • Director Danny Boyle
  • Parachuting
  • Loud
  • Practice
  • J.K. Rowling

Hello I am Felicity Johnstone and I am your Kiwi Kids news Reporter. Today I am here to report to you guys about the spectacular Opening Ceremony.

To start the night off we had a performance showing what the olden days were like in London. After a nice start of lovely families, it all turns into work, work and even more work. With all of the men hard at work and the ladies washing the clothes.

Then The queen strides in very poshley with James Bond following, they both take their seat and watch the performances. Then there was a fabulous range of countries children in choir singing in a magnificent tune. After that spectacular display there was a big group of glowing lights come into the center and make a smiley face. It ended up being there were a whole lot of hospital beds in the center of the stadium, with a different range of ages and sizes of children.  

With the idea from J.K. Rowling, her characters came alive, there was Voldemort from Harry Potter, the evil lady from 101 Dalmatians. Then with a great big BANG, fireworks boomed in every different direction. Everyone around me were blown away in their own dreams. When I look around me all I can see is ‘ FLASH, FLASH’ and even more FLASHES. Their eyes looked like they were sparking wildly in excitement, with all of the fireworks reflecting onto their eyes.

Then there was a hilarious performance from Mr.Bean, he had a dream that he one a beach run. Trust me I don’t think that would ever happen in real life. Now would you look at that here come the Torch Bearers who will light the 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES CAULDRON. As they run around the track and pass the TORCH to each other. Here they come all ready to light the amazing OLYMPIC CAULDRON.

The the crowd all say ”Wow,” they are now lighting the Cauldron. As soon as it gets lit the whole place feels like we have just been hit with a bomb. All you can hear is cheering, the flashing of the cameras. The cauldrons fire was outstanding, it was so hot, I would have to say that I was sweating from up here. Once again I look around me and see the fire in the cauldron reflecting in their glazed eyes.
Then the Queen takes a stand and speaks to the people of the world, “ I declare the 2012 Olympic Games are now open “
The crowd stands and cheers their loudest.

My favourite part would have to be the lighting of the cauldron. 

The funniest part was when Mr.Bean’s spectacular performance.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Caroline Powell Research:)

Caroline Powell from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.
Here is my research on Caroline Powell, I made this on MOVIE MAKER.

Inferring-Rock And A Hard Place!

THE END: When I wake up in the morning, I realise he has.

I inferred that he chose to support both teams ( All Blacks & Springboks ), Fletcher ( cat ) kind of made him understand the meaning of ‘ A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE ’. From his colours, from the saying that you don’t have to choose between being ginger and being white.

I also inferred that if there was a 2nd version of that book ( A rock and a hard place ) it would be about the boy and him cheering for the 2 teams in the Rugby World Cup 2012.

THE START: “ It seems to me that you are stuck between a rock and a hard place,” says my rugby coach.

I inferred that his coach was trying to get him to support his new country, ( NZ ).   

It seems to me that you are stuck between a rock and a hard place,” says my rugby coach.   

When I wake up in the morning, I realise he has.

His coach is using a saying to get him cheer for NZ in the Rugby World Cup. Also I inferred that his coach was trying to get him to support his new country, ( NZ ).

I inferred that he chose to support both teams ( All Blacks & Springboks ), Fletcher ( cat ) kind of made him understand the meaning of ‘ A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE ’. From his colours, from the saying that you don’t have to choose between being ginger and being white.
I know that he was using a saying to make it a little more fun and maybe tricky to understand what it means and it can also be when someone is stuck with something. It is called a lose-lose situation.

That his pet cat made him choose what team to go for and that he didn’t have to think really hard to try and choose what team to cheer for.

It seems to me you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place,” says my rugby coach.

When I wake up in the morning, I realise he has.
That there is going to be a challenge up ahead or he might have to decide to choose between two things.  

I inferred that he chose to support both sides and that Fletcher made him understand why he should support the All Blacks too because of the
I know that it will be about someone stuck and needs help and that it means it will be a lose- lose chance.

I said: I know that the cat made him decide and that