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!