Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ako Evening Term 3

Last night we had our Ako evening for Term 3.

We prepared display boards to show the 4 hobbies that we learnt the most about. 

We also prepared a giant painting that people could work on collaboratively. 

It was awesome to see the parents coming into the classroom and students ready and able to talk about their learning. 


Painting with family members


Stanley doing a sketch of Joshua

More elastics - parents helping out

Hevani teaching her dad how to play with the chatter rings 

Hevani's sisters learning how to sew

Syraiah-Lee getting her sketch done

Hiria working on some sewing

Thank you to all the parents who came and found out more about what we have been learning about this term. 
When we work together, we can create beautiful things!

Monday, September 25, 2017

How does day and night happen?

As part of our solar system studies, we have been learning how day and night happens.

Next we got under a table and had a practical explanation of how day and night happens.

Leave us a comment of your understanding of how day and night happens.

Kiwi-Sport reflection: Hip Hop

Today was our last Kiwi-sport session for this term.
We have been learning Hip Hop from our teacher Jasmine.

We have learnt lots of different moves.
Thank you to Hiria, Syraiah-Lee and Kika for showing us each move.

At the end of our last session, we had a competition where we performed our own choreography.
Here is each groups choreogrophy. 

Each student gave some feedback about the Kiwi-sport lessons for this term. 

Coralee - I like that she gave us some dance moves to put in our dance.
Merielle - the hardest part when you have to memorise all the moves, but I really liked the competition.
Kordell -  my favourite part was learning new moves.
Joshua - I liked being up on stage to do some MJ
Auckland - we didn't get to choose our competition song, i got tired learning new moves.
Amon - I liked to participate with my friends and have fun.
Reign - my favourite was having fun
Hiria - the hard thing was working in a group when the other people were mucking around and not listening
Edith - I liked learning new dances and how people support each other on the stage.
Lopi - I didn't try
Paula - My favourite move was Kriss Kross
Hevani - I like hip hop, its amazing, it keeps me awake and its fun.
Suave - I liked when we went on the stage.
Syraiah-Lee - It was fun to perform.
Kika - My favourite part was doing the test.

Overall we have really enjoyed learning about hip hop and learning new moves. It was very challenging at times to learn the moves, keep in time and work with others to create our own group. 

Thank you once again Jasmine for teaching us!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How does the solar system work?

For the last two weeks of school, we are learning about Space.

We don't know that much about space - mainly only that there is no oxygen in space.

Miss Ashley made this resource and we will use it for week 9 and week 10 to help us learn about space. 

Already we have learnt so much. You should check out the corridor outside our class to see what specific things we have learnt.

One of those things is what order the planets go in, and that they orbit around the sun while rotating. Here is a video of us trying to understand this.

We will show you more things we learnt about space as we go!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Animal presentations!

As part of our inquiry, we learnt about zoology.
Zoology is the study of animals, their behaviour, physiology and evolution, as well as their interactions with each other and their environment. Zoologists study how animals evolved and the impact of environmental change on their survival.

In buddies, we drew an animal out of a hat and had to research it. 

We started with texts from here, then had to use Google to help answer any other questions we had. We had a lot of tasks to complete about our animals.

Here are some examples of the various tasks we had to do.

Task 1 - Grace and Edith

Task 2 - Syraiah-Lee and Falakika

Task 3 - Lydia and Hiria

Task 4 - Paula and Sosaia

Task 5 - Coralee and Hevani

Task 6 - Falakika and Syraiah-Lee

Task 7 - Edith and Grace

Task 8 - Lydia and Hiria

Each pair also had to prepare a Kahoot with facts from their presentation.
These were really entertaining and interested, and kept out crowd (Room 7, 8 and some of Room 5) hooked into the presentations.

A special thank you to our wonderful audience!

We would love to hear something you have learnt about any animal we talked about, leave us a comment below!

Te Reo Maori lesson - from Room 10 students

Today we had some special guests come into our classroom. 
They were students from Room 10! 

These students were Frances, Cerenity, Irys and Constance. 

They taught us about lots of different things, but mainly about Maori hobbies like playing a game called Pukana.

We made up a Padlet and gave them some feedback about their lesson. 
Most peoples favourite part was playing Pukana!

We would love to hear something you learnt during Maori Language Week 2017, 
leave a comment below!

Maori Language Week 2017

This year for Maori language week, we decided to make a movie inspired by an article on Kiwi Kids news, called 100 Maori words every Kiwi should know. 

Ironically, in the article, there was more than 100 words! 
So we changed our title to reflect the 106 we learnt how to say.


How many of these did you know?
Which ones were new for you?
Let us know in a comment below!

Area & Perimeter

This week we learnt about Area and Perimeter. 
Miss Ashley put a grid on the carpet using masking tape and we used this to help us learn about area and perimeter. 

Area is what is inside a shape - when we did this, we used real people.
Perimeter is when you count how many lines are on the outside of the shape - you can see us walking and counting to measure this. 

Check out our learning!

Did this help you learn about area and perimeter?
Let us know in a comment below.