Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Partner Yoga Challenge

Today we did a partner yoga challenge!

Miss Ashley put pictures on the TV then we had to try and copy it. Some were very very easy and some were kind of hard.










Then we wrote recounts about it.

Railey
Tipene
Timote
lopiseni
Michael
Sumuree
Hiria
Davlyn
Leon-Lebron
Paula
Syraiah-Lee
Havea
Stanley
Waiari
Lily
Keru
Isaia
Terell

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Museum Trip












Yesterday we went on a trip to the musueum. 
Today we wrote recounts about it. 
Check them out!

Tipene
Timote
Lopiseni
Fereti
Michael
Sumuree
Hiria
Davlyn
Leon-Lebron
Paula
Havea
Lily
Keru
Isaia
Vina.


Leave a comment below to tell us what your favourite part of the trip was!


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Collaborative planning for our museum recount

PLANNING PAGE.

INTRODUCTION:
WHAT: went to the museum
WHO: Rooms 5,6,7,8. Parent helpers were Lisi and Harriet.
WHEN: Wednesday 12th September 2018.
WHERE: Auckland Museum, The Domain.
WHY: Our inquiry topic is about natural disasters, so went to see the volcano room.
HOW: bus.

PARAGRAPH 1: GOING THERE
  • Did the roll and go into groups - went to the hall. Our parent helpers were Lisi (Lily’s mum) and Harriet (Reigns nana). Mrs F talked to us. Got on the bus.
  • Morning tea, put our bags away, museum people told us the rules.

PARAGRAPH 2: GROUND FLOOR
  • Ancient stuff - century, clothes
  • Maori court - waka, treaty of waitangi, weapons, greenstone, taniwha, tattoo, Marae took a picture. Take our shoes off. Bone. taiaha.
  • Pasifika stuff  - Moana boat, Tonga sign photo, touching the water.

PARAGRAPH 3: FIRST FLOOR
  • Volcano room - shaking, screamed, laughed, rock statue, pumice, obsidian, basalt, lifting up the rocks, musical rocks hit with the hammer, fake volcano and ash cloud, Pompei lady, lava bomb, lava tree, lights flickered, watching the news,
  • Weird and wonderful - kids playing with bones, turtle shells, spiders, kiwi, coloured, cool camera thing, stairs with bean bags, soft animals, fake bats.
  • Dinosaur room - shark hanging from the roof, bones, fossils, eggs, cave, birds, bats. Took a class photo. Kiwi. wetas. Insects. Snakes.

PARAGRAPH 4: TOP FLOOR
  • War stuff - weapons, massive torpedo in a fake submarine, guns, gun noises playing, lots of names of people who died in the wars, aeroplanes - Spitfire and a Zero. prime ministers and presidents pictures. Hitler. World war 2 - benghazi, alamein, allies and axis. Badges that people wore or they earnt. Telephones that you could listen to people talking.
  • Butterfly room - coloured butterflies, took a photo of kids with the wings, getting hungry and tired.

PARAGRAPH 5: LUNCHTIME AND GOING HOME
  • Met down in the lobby, waited for the other classes, went to the field, ate our lunch, played games.
  • Went to the bus at 1.30pm.
  • Came back to school  - arrived at 2pm.

CONCLUSION: HOW I FELT
  • Exhausted but had a really good day.
  • My highlight was…..

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Learning about hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones and tornadoes.


Today we learnt about hurricanes, cyclones and hurricanes and typhoons. 

We read an online article. 


We read through it and highlighted any new words, any information we thought was important, or things we didn't understand. 
Then we talked about these highlighted information and created a brainstorm. 

Check out all our ideas!

These are our key ideas about what a tropical cyclone is. 

Did you know that hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones are the same thing, but are called different things in different places in the world?  

We compared tornadoes and hurricanes. Tornadoes last minutes or hours, travel short distances, can't be predicted, are smaller in size, form over land and can travel upto 483kmph.
Hurricanes last days or weeks, travel long distances, form over the ocean, are bigger in size, can be predicted and can have wind speeds at up to 322kmph.

This is Miss Ashley's picture of how a tornado forms. The conditions which are needed are hot air at ground level, cool air and strong wind at high altitudes and a thunder cloud above. 

These are the new words we talked about. 

We talked about the Greek alphabet because when the World Meteorologist Organisation runs out of A-Z names, they use the letters from the Greek alphabet. 

Look at all our ideas! 

We also linked back to our Week 1 learning when we learnt about what weather conditions were.


Monday, August 13, 2018

Natural disaster haiku poems

Today we learnt how to write Haiku poems. 

We chose a natural disasters topic to go with our inquiry. 

This was Miss Ashley's example.


Here are Room 7's haiku poems.










Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Percentages, Decimals and Fractions

We are learning about how fractions, percentages and fractions are related. 
We first knew that 0.5 is the same as 1/2. 
Then we figured out that 1 whole is written as 1.0 when its a decimal. We know that 100% is one whole. 
So then we wrote that 0.5 and 1/2 and 50% are the same. 

We used our halves to find out that 1/4, 0.25 and 25% are the same.
We aded three quarters together to get 3/4, and then added 0.25+0.25+0.25 to figure out that 3/4 is the same as 0.75 .

Next Miss Ashley tried to trick us by asking us what 1.50 would be as a fraction.
We knew that 1.0 is 100% and 0.50 is 50% so we added them together and figured out it was 150%.
We drew a picture to help us figure out that 1.50 and 150% would be 3/2 or 1 and a 1/2 if it was a fraction.


 
Once we understood the place value of how to change between decimals and percentages, we did lots of practice. 

We are still learning how to change between percentages, fractions and decimals but we have made a great start! 




Earthquakes and richter scale

This week we learnt about earthquakes. 
We read a story called Quake, Rattle and Roll which helped us learn more about earthquakes.

We learnt about the richter scale. We drew one on the board and labeled it with what kind of earthquake it is (strong, moderate, small, minor, unfelt). We learnt that each level is 10x times bigger than the previous level. 

This is our definition of a richter scale.

This is our picture of how a tsunami is made through an earthquake. 

And here is our picture of what happens when two continental plates collide.

Here is Lopi, Paula and Kordell explaining what the picture is about.

These are our technical words. Reign helped us understand that continental means continents, and that there are 7 continents which are Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, Antartica and Africa. 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Kiwi-Sport - boxing

This term our Kiwi-sport is boxing.

Last week we learnt the rock, jab and cross.
This week we learnt how to move forward and backwards, and how to upper cut and hook.









Cook Island Language Week 2018

This is our item for Cook Island Language Week.
We did a counting song with our buddy class Room 2.


Financial Literacy in Programme (FLiP)

We were very lucky to be a part of the FLiP programme this year. FLiP stands for Financial Literacy in Primary. 
People from a company called PWC come and teach us about money and how to use it wisely. 

We learnt about savings vs. spending, identify and identify theft, different forms of ID,  taking risks, and insurance.

Our teachers were Kalolo and Michael. 








Check out the comments below to see what Room 7 learnt from the FLiP course!