Friday, 21 October 2016

Newton's Law explained by Charlize

     For inquiry we were talking about how rockets work. We also learnt about Newton's 3 laws. One of the things we talked about was how the gas inside the engine comes out of the exhaust and thrust the rocket out into space. In this DLO we also stated 3 facts about rockets and introduced a joke, it goes like this:
Me: Finish this sentence, may the force...
You: Be with you?
Me: Nope, may the force be mass times acceleration

Reading with Mrs A by Ma'ata

Today I read Mrs Anderson a book called 'A Job for Clown'. After each page I had to pick a question card off the table and Mrs A asked me a question about the page I had just read. I kept tricking her and choosing the 'who' question. When I finished the story I asked Mrs Anderson questions about the book to check that she had listened carefully.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Reading Challenge by Nesi

For the past few days for reading we had to work collaboratively as a group to complete the task. First, our teacher told us nothing, instead of saying anything she wrote what she needed to say on her laptop, from there we worked as a group to figure out what to do. We first had to read a big book as a group and write what happened in the story in exact 25 words. Our next task was to fill in the blanks for these 2 other stories, the first one we got was slightly easy but the second one was slightly harder because it used harder words and it had an longer story. As we worked as a group we got the task finished and filled in all the gaps by trying it. We had to follow the instructions and understand the meaning of the story. We were learning to skim and scan so we could find the word that best fitted in the gap. I really enjoyed this task as we had to follow the instruction because it was an different way of doing the activity. Our learning intention was to follow instruction and making sure we had to read for meaning and understanding.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Smart Searching by Jasmine

Today a group of student went to the library to learn about smart searching with Mrs Ogilvie. Mrs Ogilvie works with the Nation Library came to our library to teach us a better way of searching. She told us about a website called Epic which had Britannica and Kids info bits. And we learnt that Britannica we could go up level to help us learn at our own levels. After we had to promise that we would tech the rest of the people how to use Britannica and kid info bits.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Congratulations AJ and Oh Hsen

Congratulations to AJ and Oh Hsen, a certificate for thinking of others. Well done boys a superb quality to have and a great start to the term!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Year 7 Collaborative Popplet

This term our inquiry focus was on the Bartailed Godwit but in Maori it is known as the Kuaka. The Yr7's have created a popplet together that tells informations about the appearance, habitat, Migration diet and what effects Godwit/Kuaka in different ways. We also added in some images and videos to give a clear picture of the special bird.  Did you know that they have a 8-9 day non stop flight, this adds up to one whole week and one day which is a short period of time considering they are flying long distance.   We look toward to learn more about the unique birds.

Posted by Oh Hsen, Mia and Eric

Monday, 10 October 2016

Growing Leadership in Year 7

Day 1 Term 4 saw us embracing the opportunity to begin to nurture and grow the leadership skills and qualities of our wonderful Year 7 students. Today we explored what qualities we felt a leader needed to show/have, then thought about the leaders who inspire us. Each student created a word cloud using Tagul to share the connections they made to leadership.