Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Time Lapse Animation

More examples of our first attempt at time lapse using I Can Animate.

Time Lapse animation

Some more of our first attempts at time lapse animation.

Estee before and after

Estee and her sister had an exciting experience.  She will tell you all about it.  Check out the before and after photos below.

Time Lapse animation

This is our very first attempt with using I Can Animate to create an impression of a Time Lapse.  We need this tool to show our seeds germinating as part of our inquiry into 'Growing our own Food'. 

Sunday, 28 July 2013

KidsAKO: Educamp

What is a kidsAKO?  What is an educamp?  We have talked about Kowhai Conversation visiting for the day and the kids running the workshops!
What would we want to learn about?
What could we teach other kids?
What are we experts at?

Take a look at this blog where children in the USA ran their own Educamp.

Make comments below about what you want to learn and what you could teach.  We might even be able to get Carol and Zanada to run a workshop too!

Home Learning Grid Weeks 1-2

Hi team - check out the great ideas for home learning in the first couple of weeks.

Remember that our focus this Term is to really concentrate on quality home learning and everyone handing their books in.  That might just mean recording the things you already do and bringing your book in on time.  For other it might mean getting up away from the TV and doing some cool things with your time.

Every homelearning book in on time with boxes completed will earn the class one point towards the Pyramid of Success!

Please click on the image for a closer look.  Extra copies of the Home Learnig Grid are in the cloakbay.

Steps for success:
Get the sheet glued in ASAP
Make a plan - what days are busy?  What days can you fit some tasks in?
Do a little bit often.
Not on the calendar when it is due in.

Remember - this is your challenge.  You have not been successful if Mum or Dad have to keep nagging you to do it!  DUE:  Friday 9th August

Growing our own food!

How exciting - Term 3 is just about to kick off!

We are investigating how to grow our own food.  Leave some comments about what you want to learn about how plants grow, fruit, vegetables etc.

Take a look at this cool time-lapse video of a seed germinating.

Term 3 is all about:
  • Science experiments (lots and lots)
  • Disecting plants
  • Making seeds fly!
  • Writing instructions
  • Following instructions
  • Time lapse video
  • Science Fair in Week 9 (you will all have an exhibit)
  • QR Codes for mihis
  • Lots of Te Reo learning (Time, numbers, Where/what is this?)
  • KidsAKO - workshops run by us and Weedsons School (Week 6)
  • Making crazy vege face collages
  • Having a class allotment
  • Daily 5
  • Book Week - dress ups on Friday Week 4 (yippee)
  • Making an avatar
  • Staying safe on the Internet
Yippee - I am so excited about all the great learning we will do together this term.  See you all tomorrow!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Harriet Loves Reading

Books are great don't you think? I love reading.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Spot with a dictionary

Spot found a word in a dictionary it was like his name SPOT but after the o was a u which spells spout.

50,000 Blog Visitors - WOW!

On Monday we celebrated having had over 50,000 blog visitors with a cake.  I wonder what our next target will be.

Harriet's Mihi

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Blog visitors cake

Today (Friday - Ramere) we found out that we have had 50000 blog visitors!  We are planning to have a big morning tea - Allana had better get baking.

Te Reo - what have I learned this term?

We are looking at all the amazing this we have achieved this term.  One of them is our Māori Language.  Take a look at the target sheet to see what you have achieved.  I know you have all learned lots because I can hear it every day!  Click on the picture for a closer view.

Māori Language Week 

Monday, 1 July 2013

Hot wheels car drive.

This is a car called jet driving beside the seaside and heading on to a dirt road to his house.
I used light green and dark green for the grass and light blue and dark blue for the sea.