Sunday, 12 June 2016

Week 6

This week were lucky enough to have Mrs Mears and Ms Barbour-Flood from Shantytown to take a lesson with each class. We looked at how early maori people bartered wit each other as well as whalers and sealers and early setlers using things they needed instead of money. We also had began our discovery time sessions. We had already discussed what the Key Competencies were and we identified one we felt we needed to work on. We were surpried how may of the key competencies were linked together. The thinking group group had a challenge to fold a piece of paper and see how strong it could be made, which also involved relating to others if they worked with a partner and particpating and contributing ideas, as well as managing themselves to stay on task and cleaning up afterwards. http://creeksidelearning.com/stem-activities-for-kids-how-strong-is-a-piece-of-paper/

Friday, 3 June 2016

Another fun day with Room 14

As part of our writing we have been learning the structure of a set of instructions and we have decorated biscuits and made fruit kebabs. We then had to write a set of instructons for each and today Room 14 followed our instructons to make our biscuits. They all looked just ilke they should so great instructions Room 7. We have aslo started PrEP and our 3 groups are Christmas Surprises, Funk it up and Creative Gardening Kids.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Week 3 with Room 14

Today we had a fun time with Room 14 students sharing work and we learnt how to do little movies.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

A Mystery!

Welcome back to Term 2.  It sounds as though everyone had a great time and special adventures.

We have been lucky enough to get some of the old laptops and we have been using kiwi Kids news  http://kiwikidsnews.co.nz/, study ladder and learnt about coins and NZ money. http://www.mathsadventures.co.nz/nwcn31j/games.htm

Today we were mindreaders.  We followed the instructions at  http://www.flashlightcreative.net/swf/mindreader/   and were able to send our special symbol to the crystal ball and it appeared!!  We were pretty amazed!

We have been out practising for the Cross Country next Tuesday and we are getting fitter all the time.





Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Happy Holidays

The last two weeks have again whizzed past with some fun activites along with our learning.
We were lucky enough to be included in the Top Team Competition last Tuesday and had lots of fun, especially with the water  events.


George found some tadpoles 2 weeks ago and we have watched with interest as they slowly developed into frogs.  First the back legs appeared, then the front, then when we were away over the weekend, the tails disappeared.  Luckily we had covered the bowl or we may have lost them in the room somewhere!
On Monday, we let them go into the pond so we wait and see if we can hear them whistling later on.


Well Done to the students who have challenged and achieved their Main Star for the term. We saw some quality presentation, evidence and most importantly the effort in the task.

                           

                                             

                        

We look forward to seeng the students activities next term.


Have a very happy holiday, enjoy spending time with each other and we look forward to another great term in May.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Another busy 2 weeks Week 7 & 8

We have been swimming every afternoon this week and also completing some Easter activites.  Its been great watching students become more confident in the pool and trying new things.

We also discussed the two  flag options and had our own flag referendum.  We had our own voting papers and when we counted up the votes, 20 people wanted to keep the present flag and 4 wanted change.  We wonder if our results will be the same as the real vote.


Friday, 11 March 2016

Week 6 and mini glass houses

Today we made mini glasshouses.

 http://healthyharold.org.nz/uploads/resource/file/329/Build_your_own_mini_green_house.pdf



Over the last few weeks we have collected 1.5l empty bottles and today we followed instructions to make our glasshuses.  We planted violas and lobelia.  Shortly after lunch we noticed the bottles already had condensation on the inside and we also noticed there was more condensation on the side away from the sun.

Harold asked us:
Did you know? The sun causes the temperature inside the ‘greenhouse’ to rise. The lid seals the warm air inside, which stays heated even when the temperature outside the bottle is cold. Warm air condenses into water on the inside walls of the bottle, and keeps the plant alive. 


We look forward to watching them grow and prehaps we could work out a way to grow vege plants or herbs  so we could open them to use the leaves.