Sunday, 25 August 2013

Vege Face

Check out the vegetable man we made in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.  Thanks heaps to Harriet's mum who helped us create him.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Book Week Quiz

Can you guess who this character is?

Book Week Quiz - who am I?

Can you guess this book character?


The process of pollination:

The role of bees:

Book Week Quiz

Can you guess who I am?

Book Week - guess my character

Can you guess who I am?

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Spot - out for the weekend

Spot had to get up really early to begin his trip to Tekapo. 

He wasn't allowed in the pools because he forgot his togs but did make friends with some ducks.  When we got home, he tried to eat the cake that we found waiting as a surprise!  

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Team Endeavour on You Tube

Wow we are famous - check out all our movies on You Tube.  I bet you will find one you have made!

Kidblog craziness!

I can't believe it Team.  In one day you have posted 19 posts on your own blogs.  I love that you are so excited about writing and motivated to share your writing with the world.  I know it keeps me very busy at night writing you comments on how to improve your writing but ka rawe - awesome!

Visit our Student Blogs on this link.

Parts of a plant

This is what Jess and I have learned about the jobs of parts of a plant.  We hope it is clear and you can understand it.


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

How to write instructions

Take a look at our success criteria.  Which one will you choose to focus on in your writing?

Draw the mystery shape!

Follow the instructions to draw the mystery shape
  1. Draw a lower case T on your paper.
  2. Draw a circle in the middle T.
  3. Draw two smallish circles, one on the bottom of the T and one on the top.
  4. Draw a squiggly line on the top right hand side going up from the T.
  5. Draw four dots on the bottom left hand side going down from the T.
  6. Draw one upside down triangle on the right hand side touching the T. 
  7. Draw a right-side up triangle on the left hand side touching the T.
I hope you thought our instructions are easy to follow!

Isabella M and Maggie

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Maths Week

Yippee it is Maths Week this week.  Check out this great website with lots of cool games and activities for you to try.  Make sure you try the maths trail too!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

While you were at sports!

We wrote instructions, did observational drawings, planned mosaics and made them.  We also practised our basic facts on the computer and read.  

My Avatar

We all made Avatars. This is my Avatar of my Wild Self! In this picture I'm wild!!!

There were also Mess Dudes avatars and Clay Yourself avatars.   You can check them out on the blog.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Is it a plant?

We have been looking at classifying things into plant and not plant.  There were lots of things we were unsure of so we had to do some research.  

We also tried to define the characteristics that make things a plant.  We might need to adjust this but here are our first ideas.

Before we started, we all thought about our 'Wonderings'.  What did we want to know about plants and growing our food?  Here are a few ideas.

Cheeky Bird

Check out Tate's Grannie's bird. This is what he eats: He doesn't seed, he has fruit veges and has a special wet mix and you need to change his cage around every week.  Rio is a lorikeete from Aussie.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Our Avatars

We used instructions to make our avatars.  We decided that if the instructions have all the success criteria then they are easier to follow.  We all did really well following the instructions.

Our Avatars on PhotoPeach

Pizza Fractions

Charlie clearly explains how to make a whole pizza using quarters and halves.  I love the way it is so clear and easy to hear.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Following Instructions - build an avatar

During writing time, we will be testing these instructions to make our own Avatar.  We will be looking for the success criteria for instructions and checking that they are clear and easy to follow.  I wonder which avatar you will choose to create?  

Click on the image for a closer view.

Sometimes we choose to put an avatar up on the Internet rather than a photo of ourselves.  This might be a good option if you want to protect your identity.