Monday, 5 August 2013

TRIP TO THE ZOO!

After a stunner holiday away with family and enjoying the weather we have been looking at.....
"How we can deal with change"

So last term in inquiry we concentrated how to conserve water, this term our focus is CHANGE!
We thought the best way to combine our inquiry questions from last term and this term is to take a trip to The Auckland Zoo!

This was an awesome experience we arrived to a Big, Balled, Tall, English guy called John who invited us into his classroom for some learning.





We had some great questions about how the Zoo has made changes to help the animals. Many of the changes came through recycling and water usage. THAT WAS GREAT FOR OUR INQUIRY!

The rest of the day was filled with us going to check out these changes for ourselves. Also filled with a lot of animals, some of us were even lucky enough to feed the Giraffe!




The day ended with 1/3 of the class falling asleep on the bus ride back to school. Most peoples highlights had to do with seeing animals for the first time and the lowlights.... POO!

Monday, 24 June 2013

OUR INQUIRY ROOM 17

"HOW CAN WE SAVE THE WATER IN OUR SCHOOL AND RECYCLE IT BEFORE IT IS TURNED TO WASTE WATER?"

After our trip to the Panmure basin...









We got to see exactly where our water goes after it falls down the drain.
This got us thinking....
"Its a waste of water!" was the common point of our discussion. 

SO WE DECIDED... To create a way to save our water!

One of the ideas was putting something on the roof to catch the water. But after thinking about how we will get the water down, we decided that this might not be the best thing for us.

So here is a little bit about what we came up with...
 A Rain Water tank is going to work brilliantly. We can still use the water from our gutters and roof in our gardens. We are not inventing anything new, just adjusting what we have researched and discovered.
WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK.... SEE WHAT WE GOT....

Monday, 10 June 2013

Kapa Haka with Matua Karena!

Wow, what a wicked session.

We were so lucky to have a visit from Matua Karena who is in and about our school teaching everyone Kapa Haka.

LEARNING THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE TAIAHA
The kids learnt the different parts of a Taiaha and some cool stances to look the part. 

 Getting reading, with some moves.
 Starting stance.
 Heres where is gets serious! Concentrate Micol! 
 Ryan is into it.
 Check out Ushers smile!
 Time to look serious. Stop Smiling!
Great stance Giani!


Great Work room 17! It was so much fun and we cant wait to see what Matua Karena has in stall for us this week! (Rumour has it we might be learning a Haka!)

Monday, 27 May 2013

ART WITH WHAEA DAGMAR!

EXCUSE THE DELAYED POST!

In the last two weeks we have settled into the term.
We have been tested, measured and found some big improvements in our learning areas. YUS!

Not to mention having started our brand spanking new Inquiry topic "Conserve, Preserve, it's what we all deserve" to go with our question "To keep the flow of H2o, What's our way to go?"

We were lucky enough to have Dagmar Dyck (Talented artist/Teacher) come into show us a thing or two and develop some techniques.

We opened our minds to the living environment that is "Water"

Design Brief!
 
Exemplars
 
Thinking about our art.
 
We all know what to draw...
 
Areez into his business
 
Sharon
 
Ayen

Jayde
 
Leki
 
Micol
 
Naisa
 
Angel
 
Sione
 
Morning Tea!
 
Diamond
 
Alyssa
 
Quinton
 
Mitchy
 
Giani
 
Saia
 
Usher & Sililo
 
Whaea Dagmar
 
Norry!
 
Back to work now Diamond
 
Leki and Mitchy are half way there.
 
Saia
 
Jayde


Great way to get Room 14 thinking about Water (and what lives in water).....
Next instalment will have what we have done