Sunday, 3 August 2014
Roars from a rubbish truck monster as it munches up the rubbish,
Unruly like a lioness,
Black, old paint buckets, old and scrappy,
Busted, now getting crushed,
It is sucking and chewing on it,
Sacks and skirts getting ripped!
Horrible big teeth.
Rotten Food Scraps
Used, disposable packaging,
Breaking down banana peels,
I don't like the smell,
Stinky, smelly rubbish,
Recycling is good for the environment
Use things again
Bring your stuff to a recycling centre
Be wise with your rubbish
I wish everybody would recycle
STOP CUTTING DOWN TREES
Help recycle rubbish
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Checkout the stars measuring water clarity on the Whitebait Connections facebook page.
We finished the term with some learning about lighthouses and added a trip to Baring Head to see the whitebait spawning habitat in the Wainuiomata River and then trekked to the lighthouse.
The uphill section of the track was a challenge but the view from the top was unbelievable.
All in all a great term with many happy memories and oh so much learning.
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Sunday, 25 May 2014
Sunday, 4 May 2014
We will be starting by learning about the water cycle.
I love this catchy water cycle rap from Flocabulary.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
SOLE was the best term of my life. My favourite part was when we went to Island Bay. Hugo
Monday, 14 April 2014
Thank -you for a wonderful experience and showing us all of the interesting animals, triple fins, sea anemones, starfish and crabs. Jonathon
I had a wonderful time experiencing the underwater with you. There was a type of bug I didn't know. It was called a sandhopper. They like to dig holes under tree branches and seaweed. Boston
Without you some of us would never have been able to have this once in a lifetime experience. When I was snorkelling with you I saw some ENORMOUS paua. Hunter
We had heaps of fun, especially when we jumped off the wharf. Maddy
I enjoyed wharf jumping and snorkelling, and the fish were cool. Ofa
You showed us all the wonderful wildlife under the sea. Adonia
It was funny how I found a CD about the ocean. Nicky
You are fantastic at spotting all the tiny fish, cushion sea stars, sea anemones, crabs, mussels and pretty big fish. And don't forget all the rubbish we saw ....the knife, phone, smashed wine bottle and the crow bar. Kairah
Thanks for helping out with the gear, keeping us together and telling us where the best spots were. Thanks for cheering us on. Finnan
I put my finger in a sea anemone, it was slimy! I got to see an eleven armed starfish. We saw a tyre, a can, a knife, a window wiper and a crow bar. It is sad that nobody is taking care of the ocean. Maraea
It was scary jumping off the wharf for the first time. I was proud of myself. Ethan
It is very sad that there is rubbish floating in the ocean. You never know when it could kill our sea creatures. Rangiatea
Friday, 28 March 2014
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Here is the first batch of photos from the trip. My underwater photography skills need some work, but at least we do have a record of the children and their adventures.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Monday, 10 March 2014
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014
This is a trailer for a very sad movie. It may upset you but I hope it will encourage you to pick up rubbish (even if it is not yours) and be aware of the packaging of the products you buy and use. Lets try and take recyclable bags to the supermarket instaed of using plastic bags. One little step in Stokes Valley can have a big impact on the ocean.
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
You have 100 lego blocks and 25 minutes, how tall a tower can you build?
The first Maths Pirates SOLE challenge. Check out the movie for a little swashbuckling fun!
Monday, 17 February 2014
Build a bridge.
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Yesterday with Mrs C we were making art, but the scientific way. Instead of using pens and paintbrushes we used vinegar, dye, Alka-Seltzer tablets, coffee cups and film canisters.
To get started with, we got into groups of two. All the groups split up and one got the coffee cup full of vinegar from Mrs C and the other one picked the dye. Then, we poured the dye into the vinegar to make it colourful. Next, Mrs C gave us our film cannister..
We went outside the Koraunui Care Centre and had a big piece of paper. We blew all our film cannisters up.
After we finished blowing them up we went back to Room 5 and talked about where the maths was in the challenge.
The answer was: measurement and fractions.
!. Explain that the fish are endangered and not a good choice
2. Suggest other fish they could sell.
3. Ask the shop to buy other fish.
4. Write to the government
Ask the fishermen to stop fishing for this species because they are endangered.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Tuatahi: So.....where is the maths? Georgette Yackman came up with the idea of 'STEAM'. "Science and Technology interpreted through Engineering and the Arts all based in Mathematical elements"
This programme will be based around practical science and technology experiments and challenges. Each day we will ask, so, where is the maths? I hope the children will bring this question home and start talking about it with you. There will be a page on the blog for this group inspired by Whaea Diana's Math Pirates.
Tuarua: Experiencing Marine Reserves, a social studies and science programme where we get to do a little physical education in the ocean. Amazing!
Tuatoru: Basing our experiences around the school garden we will be part of the school ecosystem, planting, growing, eating and exploring.
Alongside all this are our choice theory principles, working as a team, contributing, encouraging, supporting, listening and negotiating differences.
What an awesome year this is going to be!