Thursday, August 31, 2017

Production - costumes and props are taking shape!

Planning for Production is taking shape. A selection of students are responsible for costumes and props. They have taken on the challenge and are getting on with the task well. 

Awesome work Kauri Team!!!


Book Week at Owairaka

Kauri team got loud and crazy during our book week quiz afternoon. We had a lot of fun!
Here is some photos of our kahoot.

Go Room 22 - we have a couple of groups make the top 5! 
Way to go! You know your book facts :-)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Minecraft Creature Invasion in Room 22

Room 22 walked into a mystery scene this morning. They were transported into a Minecraft blacksmith village where an incident occurred.

Here is what they had to investigate:

There were four mystery mutant creatures in the blacksmith village last night. The villagers didn't recognize the creatures, so they broke them apart. They later counted 100 total pieces from the four dismembered creatures.

The creatures left "footprints" on the ground. Because it was dark, the villagers are unsure of the exact dimensions of the creatures, but they are able to recall their heights. Two were 3 feet tall, one was 4 feet tall, and one was 6 feet tall. However, it was difficult to tell which creature was each height.

No one knows for sure who they were or why they were here, so our task is to recreate the creatures and classify them as either "hostile" or "friendly". If their volume is greater than Steve’s volume, they are considered to be “hostile”. If they are less they are “friendly".

It was a very crazy lesson but they did really well!

Monday, August 14, 2017

How to write a good quality blog comment

It is as easy as PTH - Positive, Thoughtful and Helpful.

Today we learned about writing a positive, thought and helpful blog comment. When we visit other blogs we are going to make sure we use the PTH tool that we learned today.

Here is some of Room 22 learning:

We hope you find this helpful.
Blog you later.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Maths and Minecraft!

For the last couple of weeks, Room 22 have been excited with this new learning. We were learning to apply our knowledge of how to calculate the area and perimeter of a shape. I thought it would be a great opportunity to link in our theme for the production.... MINDCRAFT!
(yes it I did spell it correctly..MinDcraft - keep a look out on our blog for more information about our production)

I asked my class to create a minecraft character using google sheets. We started off with a simple design and then once we got the hang of it, we were allowed to experiment further.

Here is some of the awesome learning that happened with this task:




Room 22 absolutely loved this activity! They ask me everyday if they can keep working on their characters.

Have a go and see what you think!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Editors Reading Group Learning

This week the Editors group have been learning about the effect of plastic bags. 

(Ayaan - Room 21)

We learned that:

Plastic bags are a problem because they break down into small pieces. The small pieces pollute soil and water. It gets into the food chain and poisons birds, fish and animals.

Plastic bags are not fantastic because:

  • 100,000 marine animals die every year - Farman
  • they take 100 years to break down - Farman
  • they are difficult to recycle into other products - Ayaan
  • the petroleum used to make 1 plastic bag is enough to drive a car 115 metres.

We should banned plastic bags because:
  • people use them and then throw them in the bin. They are hard to break down and it is hurting our environment. They should keep it and use it more. (Ayaan)
  • they get into the food chain and poison animals, and they are hard to recycle. (Farman)

We think that people should use cloth bags or use their plastic bags more than once. This will reduce the number of bags that end up hurting our environment.

How do you use your plastic bags?

Do you think you should use reusable bags and stop hurting our environment?