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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Group 1 Science Video

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For the past few weeks we have been doing science in groups. After we did all the experiments we had to make a movie in our groups. We used scientific language throughout the movie and we reenacted the experiment with our own props. We used baking soda for our own effects.

Group 2's science movie



This is Group Two's movie that shows a re-enactment of the experiment we did dropping a Mentos into a bottle of Coke. We followed a scientific experiment process by making a hypothesis each before we started and by recounting what we saw at the end. We also used a video from youtube for the reaction footage.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

PBS Flag Vote by Sajiha


LI - To make an informed choice 

Today, our class had a chance to make an informed choice. An informed choice is making a decision/choice from factual information. Our informed choice was based on whether to change the New Zealand flag or leave the flag as it is now.

We first started off by creating T-charts with our thinking groups. We found information about both sides on the internet and wrote them down. Later on, we all got together as a class and summed up all our ideas. At the end, every single person in our class, including teachers, received a voting paper. We had to make our final choice.

I chose the current flag because it has a lot of history, (Our soldiers fought under the flag) it is recognized worldwide and the new flag will cost 25.7 million dollars which will be a total waste.
Everyone had their own opinion about changing the flag, but we all respected each others choices.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Congratulations Paige and Latham!


Congratulations Paige and Latham a certificate for Participating and Contributing. Taking part actively is an important part of your learning journey. Well done to both of you. Keep up the big effort!


Saturday, 12 March 2016

Collaborative Home Learning

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In LS2 our home learning is collaborative as we believe we learn best when we learn with and from each other. This is the movie that Thomas, Latham and Lyndon created to show the facts they found out about the Leaning Tower of Pisa. 

Friday, 11 March 2016

Developing pace and mood in a narrative



In LS2 we are unpacking and exploring the structure and language features of a narrative. The purpose of this task was to show the pace and mood of a story going forward.

The boys sat together thinking about the poor man. They were sorry that things had happened the way they had, and they still felt a little bit guilty - they hadn't meant for anything bad to happen. Jack sighed. He had learnt the hard way that it wasn't always a good idea to go with the crowd and he wouldn't be making the same mistake again.


...Three weeks earlier, Jack had been walking to the shop with a group of his friends. As they passed the old railway bridge, they had spotted what looked like a bundle of clothes next to a rusty, old bin. Jack stared at the rags intently, until, to his surprise he saw a pair of eyes blinking back at him. He hurried on, to catch up to his friends.


Continued part:


When Jack got home that day, he couldn't help but think of those eyes staring back at him. He barely touched his dinner, thinking about that poor man all by himself and wondering whether he would eat tonight, or even tomorrow. When he had done his homework, he lay in bed, tossing and turning, unable to sleep.


By Thomas


On the street, day time. Legs run along the pavement. They are Mark Renton's. Just ahead of him is Spud. They both belting along. As they travel, various objects, (pens, tapes, CD's, toiletries, ties, sunglasses and so on) either fall or a discarded from inside their jackets. They are pursued by two hard looking store detectives in identical uniforms. The men are fast, but Renton and Spud maintain their lead. Suddenly as Renton crosses the road, a car skids to a halt inches from him. In a moment of detachment Renton stops and looks at the shocked driver, then at Spud, who has continued running, then at the two men who are closing in. He smiles.
                                          
Continuation:
Spud kept on sprinting. Mark then drops his wallet, Spud stops.
"Mark move on!"
Mark runs back. Spud then goes. He sprints, hurdling the chairs and shoving pedestrians.
"Spud wait up." Mark cried. The police were behind them but Spud doesn't have a care in the world. "Spud when we get away from here were splitting the money!" he yelled back as he turned the corner. The officers split up.
"Ya better be good at free running!" yelled Spud. He jumped up the wall and stopped! A siren went off. Mark knew there were more officers.
"Spud don't go that way!" Mark screamed. Spud didn't listen. Rocks went flying from all the little street thugs. The police stopped them. Spud tripped on a rock and they stopped him.
"No..." cried Mark.
"You Have The Right To Remain Silent!"


By Latham


The boys sat together thinking about the poor man. They were sorry that things had happened the way they had, and they still felt a little bit guilty - they hadn't meant for anything bad to happen. Jack signed. He had learnt that it wasn't always a good idea to go with the crowd and he wouldn't be making the same mistake again.


...Three weeks earlier, Jack had been walking to the shop with a group of his friends. As they passed the old railway bridge, they spotted what looked like a bundle of clothes next to a rusty old dustbin. Jack stared at the rags intently, until, to his surprise he saw a pair of eyes blinking back at him. He hurried on, to catch up with his friends.


Continuation:


"Hurry up Jack!" One of Jack's friend screamed. Jack didn't care, he had been staring at the old rusty dustbin.His friends stopped."What do we have here?" They wondered. Joe(Jack's only real friend) motioned his hand to the back of his dark tracks pants."Joe, don't do it!" Jack shouted as he sprinted towards Joe. "Smash!" The poor old man's blood drowns the bright yellow t-shirt."Oh no, what did you?" Jack yelled. Jack stared at the pool of blood. He was in shock as his friends belted off. Joe & Jack froze. "What do we do?" Joe question urgently.
"I don't know!" Jack screamed with adrenaline rushing through his veins.


By Pote

The boys sat together thinking about the poor man. They were sorry that things had happened the way they had, and they still felt a little bit guilty - they hadn't meant for anything bad to happen. Jack signed. He had learnt that it wasn't always a good idea to go with the crowd and he wouldn't be making the same mistake again.


...Three weeks earlier, Jack had been walking to the shop with a group of his friends. As they passed the old railway bridge, they spotted what looked like a bundle of clothes next to a rusty old dustbin. Jack stared at the rags intently, until, to his surprise he saw a pair of eyes blinking back at him. He hurried on, to catch up with his friends.


Continued:


"What took you so long?" Mike asked.
"I thought I saw someone..." Jake replied.
"Let's go and check it out then", this time it was James that spoke. They wondered over to the dustbin. They peered into the darkness. Now all of them could see the poor old man. He was covered in old rags that now looked nothing like cloths.


By Daniel


Decimal Word Problems


Pote and Sebastian worked collaboratively to create a DLO that explains their thinking on one of the decimal word problems they have been working on with Ms Kirkpatrick.

Zeba's Cyber Smart message



Zeba is one of our 2016 PBS Manaiakalani leaders. Her Prezi is one of the components she has chosen to complete as she works towards achieving her PBS CARE awards Confidence badge. To share her message within our school Zeba will be presenting and talking about her DLO to our junior classes. 

How to be Cyber Smart by Sebastian

Sebastian made this poster giving some tips on how to be and stay cyber smart. This important message is helping him work towards his gaining his Confidence badge in our PBS CARE awards. Great work Sebastian!

Congratulations Eric and Daniel!


Congratulations Eric and Daniel. A certificate for thinking like a scientist. Well done both of you have been an asset to your groups as we have worked our way through our LS2 science rotation.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Teach my teacher by Victoria

This year for my CARE awards I have been creating a D.L.O to teach Mrs Anderson how to count and speak in Tongan. Mrs Anderson got them all right. Good Job Mrs Anderson.















Friday, 4 March 2016

Collaborative Home Learning


A superb example of collaborative home learning by Mia and Sajiha. They have thought carefully throughout to make sure their readers can make a connection to their information. 

Kitchen Chemistry Rotation 1


This week was the start of our Kitchen Chemistry science rotation. LS2 were exploring chemical reactions by mixing vinegar and baking soda and by making oobleck. Everyone is looking forward to next week's experiments!

Congratulations Mya and Shannon!


Huge congratulations to Mya and Shannon who were both awarded a certificate for great self managmenet skills. Well done!

PBS 2016 School Leaders


Introducing our 2016 PBS student leaders pictured with Ms Kirkpatrick our Deputy Principal. L to R (Latham, Zeba - Manaiakalani Leaders, Evelyn, Manu - Sport Leaders, Sajiha, John - Head Students)

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Learning from my learners!


Last week one of my new learners (Shannon) created an animated DLO. I was hooked from the beginning and asked him to show me how to create my own version. The following day I opened my email to see this 'How to..' DLO. Proud teacher moment... a connection has been made!

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Setting ourselves up for success in science


Group 3 have created this DLO to set themselves up for success when carrying out their science experiments. They have written their own prompt questions to help the when they are talking about their learning. The photos show what they think this might look like. Great collaboration everyone!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Watch of you dare!


Pote and Latham made this horror movie using i-movie for one of their Reading Can Do challenges. Watch If You Dare!