Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Kidsedchatnz Topic: Sports

Prepare a couple of tweets for the session using the Tweet Sheet.  Take a look at this link to see what makes the 'Tweet of the Week'. 

The criteria for Tweet of the Week is:
- Did your tweet standout and was it interesting?
- Did your tweet get retweeted or favourited?
- Did your tweet include links, photos or video?
- Did your tweet help others to learn?
- Did your tweet use correct spelling and grammar?

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Secret Garden Party

The Spring Garden Party

At the Springston Community Secret Garden 
on the 20th of October from 11 am until 2 pm

Bring your family along to the first ever Spring Garden Party at the community garden in Springston. We aim to raise awareness of the garden, promote its benefits for the community and create a fun-filled event for primary school students and Springston community members.

There will be:
·     A hat competition (Which primary student can make the best spring themed hat before the event?)
A letter hunt challenge
An opportunity for community members to swap plants
And free BBQ sausages

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Probability - what's the chance?

We have been looking at chance and probability.  Today we created this chart to help us see how fractions, percentages and words can all explain the chance of something happening.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Is it a fair chance?

We played a game using dice to see which horse would win the race.  We wondered why some numbers seemed to have better luck.  We decided to investigate......

When we tried again, we shared out the numbers with the greater chance.  The game was much more fair!

Persuade Me!

Start writing with talk..... persuade me that your chips are the best.  

How do you persuade Mum and Dad to do something?
You have 10 minutes to prepare your team speech to persuade us to eat YOUR chips.

What persuasive tools do we already know and use?
Which chips will come out the winner?

We used these things:
Descriptive phrases: - bursting with flavour.
Statement of opinion to start:  -Eat Pringles they are the best!
Reminder of opinion:  - eat Pringles
Technical words: - sodium
Lots of reasons:  - handy container, all the same size, not crushed...
Exaggeration:  - the best in the world!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Kidsedchatnz topic: Books

Wednesday 16th October - Topic: Books

This week's topic for Kidsedchatnz is Books. Check out the questions!

Q1. Do you like/dislike books? How often do you read?

Q2. Are books important? Why do people read them?
Q3. Tell us about your favourite book and why do you like it?
Q4. Books provide us with lots of new information, 
can you share with us something you have learnt from a book?
Q5. Can you please share with us any on-line/digital books that you like?

Check out this video for inspiration...

Check out the link to see the new macot and badges!  Do you think they should visit us at Springston Team Endeavour?  Mascot link here.