Posted on March 12, 2013 by glenviewone
In assembly last Friday Room 16 showed the whole school how they had been doing the Harlem Shake for fitness. We were so impressed that we decided to do a Glenview Shake of our own.
Later we got a message on twitter that Room 5 at Melville Intermediate had seen our Shake and wanted to reply. The made their own Shake video. You can see our video on the whiteboard in the background.
You can see it here on their blog.
What about you? Have you made a Harlem Shake video? Share it with us in the comments.
By Room One
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Posted on June 5, 2012 by glenviewone
My big question is…how the war started and why ? I want to know this because it has been ANZAC day and I think people should know why the soldiers went to war.
How Did World War 1 Start?
It started from July the 26th 1914 and ended November the 11th 1918 it went on for 4 years. It was called World War or the Great War.
1914- August 1st Germany declared war on Russia.
1915-August 5th the German captured Warsaw from the Russians .
1916-July 1st start of the battle of the Somme .
May 31st battle of Jutland.
December 7th Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister.
1917- July 31st start of the third battle at Ypres .
1918- the war ended
New Zealand troops joined Australia to become ANZACs (Australia & New Zealand Army Corps). Nurses were also in the world war ,to help soldiers that were wounded . When soldiers and nurses left they had a farewell parade. Sometimes they left in a hurry or early.
The lowest age to go to war was 21. Some soldiers wrote a note book and sent it to the loved ones. Maybe if they were dying or they were writing everything at once so if they do die people could read about what had happened. People have photos of all the soldiers and some people carry their soldier dairies around. One of the old soldier’s name was Dudley Muff (died on the 2 of january 1995 before his 95 brithday).
If you were wounded you would get taken back to the ship and get treated before you got taken to land hospital .
If you died on the ship they would wrap you up into weights and throw you overboard and if you didn’t sink they would fish you out and put more weights on you .
Enemies put soldiers in jail and keep them there. 2200 New Zealanders became prisoners of war. That was the largest number captured in one battle in New Zealand military history. Prisoners were feed dog biscuits broken up into little pieces and they only got a little bit of water each day from a small well .
Some people put up white flags to say that they come in peace to grab something from the battlefield .
Some people stayed alive in the war and returned but some never come home and their body remains where they died. Crosses are in the ground to show people where soldiers have died. David Gallaher soldier and all blacks captain was killed in action in World War 1.
There are some remains of the world war like dug outs and trenches .
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Posted on June 5, 2012 by glenviewone
Space is a really interesting place, but dangerous because it carries no oxygen. It’s just like diving but when you’re in space you’re up in the air. If you’re going through to a different galaxy.It will take 100 light years.
Red Dwarf stars are smaller than our sun. Because of their small size, these stars burn very slowly, which allows them to live a very long time. Some red dwarf stars will live trillions of years before they run out of fuel. Red dwarf stars only burn a little bit of fuel at a time. They are not very hot compared to other stars. The temperature of a star determines what colour they are. We can know how hot a star is just by its colour.
No way is our sun the biggest star. We may have heard that the sun is the biggest but it isn’t. W Cephei is the biggest star that scientists know about. It is 288,194 times bigger than Earth.
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Posted on June 1, 2012 by glenviewone
On the First of June I went to a place to plant trees for Arbor Day. Even the Mayor of Hamilton was there and we were planting trees next to the Hamilton Zoo at Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage park. Only Four people from Glenview School came to Arbor Day. Five people were supposed to go, but Hone left Glenview School forever. We had to plant about 23 thousand trees. I Planted about 30 trees.
Then we all went back up. Me, Dallan, Brady, Mikaere plus Mr Hazlett all went to McDonalds to have a cone of vanilla ice cream. YUM!
We were meant to be back at school at 3.00PM but we got there 10 minutes before Break 2 was done. We were at school for about one and a half hours.
We had a great day planting trees and spending time off school.
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Posted on May 23, 2012 by glenviewone
Warming up, just looking around at the puffed red hot faces drooling like dogs. Feels like eels swimming in my stomach. Walking up to the starting line. Clap as the two wooden blocks smack together. The noise of everybodys feet tramping like a stampede. Trying to get a good spot. All the girls trying to not get stomped over. All of us competitive while everyone else sits on a big roll of tarpaulin cheering us on. The teachers all around the cross country course pointing to us where to go. As we pass Mr Mangan on our second lap it makes me feel good. “One more lap,” I say thinking to myself. As I get to the cones I sprint. Running up as fast as I could. I feel so proud of myself because I did it non stop. As I sit down my face is brighter than a big round tomato.
All from Daynah.M
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Posted on May 22, 2012 by glenviewone
I just found out that this lolly from Alyssa contains beef and bees wax!
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Posted on May 18, 2012 by glenviewone
Evolution is when things slowly change into different creatures. Were monkeys ever in the timeline of human evolution? I did some research and this is what I found out. But I saw not everyone agreed with the same thing!
Some people do think we came from monkeys because we look like them and they have some of the same abilities that we have. Like standing on their legs,holding things in their hands, climbing trees, peeling bananas, run walk move and making noises.
But some people don’t think we came from monkeys because we don’t have tails and because we still have monkeys and we don’t see them evolving into people nowadays.
Another thing that I found out is that someone said the earth has only been around for 7,000 years or so and it takes 1,000s of millions years for things to evolve.
I’m not disagreeing from any of them but what I learnt is that if you get a picture of you and then put a picture of your dad on top and keep on adding ancestors on to the pile until it’s so tall that you need to climb the Eiffel Tower to get to it, you might see it’s a monkey. If not well you need to wait another 1,000 million years to see if a monkey turns into a human.
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Posted on May 11, 2012 by glenviewone
We got this package in the post.
A tree banding kit from the Smithsonian in the USA.
We picked some possible trees for banding around school.
[more to come...]
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Posted on April 4, 2012 by glenviewone
Darkness filled the city,
Smoke gathered in the air like a big dark monster.
You could hear the cries,
people are lost,
like a baby just being born.
Where am I… where am I?
It all went wrong when the earthquake hit.
Kids screaming, houses falling,
Disaster has grabbed Christchurch.
People aren’t waking up from their horrible nightmare.
Months gone by, the sun has risen
People feeling like they’ve won a prize.
Buildings being fixed,
Money being donated,
Happy fills the air.
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Posted on March 30, 2012 by glenviewone
Posted on March 21, 2012 by teachernz
Room One started using Google Apps yesterday. Today when I got home from a meeting in Auckland I found this in my inbox. Working at home = awesome.
My Dogs by Daynah
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Posted on March 10, 2012 by teachernz
Last week Room 1 began learning about, maps, directions and position in maths. We used Google Maps to find our houses. Then we took a screenshot of our house and printed it out.
When everyone had a picture we went onto the AstroTurf. We imagined that the centre of the turf was Glenview School and that the end with the gate was North. Then we moved around and sat where we thought our houses were in relation to the school and each other. Lots of people lived close to school. A few people lived close to each other in the North. Darragh and Kate are nearly neighbours to the South East of school.
Next we have to check if we were sitting in the correct spot. We’re going to do this the old fashioned way, with a wall map and some map pins.
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Posted on October 11, 2011 by teachernz
I found this advert on the Internet. Where would you go? What would you see? Who would you meet?
Write down your thoughts and send me your answers to email@example.com for publishing here. Add a picture if you like.
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Posted on August 12, 2011 by glenview11
After morning tea today the Year 3s went to our new AstroTurf
. We met three people that were part of Team Energize
, Anton, Sarah and Dane
We went to play some games with Dane. Room 10 was with Sarah and Room 9 was with Anton.
We played games called Blast Off, Connect, Partner Tag and Numbers. We played all those games in about 40 minutes.
We had lots of fun playing games with Dane. At the end we were hot and thirsty.
by Room 11
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Posted on August 10, 2011 by teachernz
On Monday I went to my sister’s kindy. When it was playtime I built a wooden zebra. Its stripes are made out of material. Its legs can move and its neck can move too. Its tail is made out of fluffy strips. My friend Emma was there too.
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