Saturday, 14 November 2015

When steam and coal powered vehicles

On Friday morning we got calls from 2 people telling us the steam engine vehicles that were coming to Formerly the Blackball Hilton were almost there. We decided we would walk down and have a look at them. When we got to the Hilton the 2 vehicles were there and their drivers and crew were having lunch. They were happy for us to look around and ask questions. We were even luckier and they gave us a ride around the block in the wagon trailer towed by the traction machine. They go pretty slow and take a lot of coal to power the engines. They both had pretty amazing metal work on them with the old wheels, spokes, axles, engines and pistons. It took one of the vehicles about 1 hour (with a short stop) to get from Stillwater to Blackball (12.4km)

Sammie's Mihi first go at recording

We have been working on our personal Mihi.  Pronounciation is a big part of respecting ourselves when we share our story with others.  We are recording ourselves so we get another perspective of how we look and sound.  With our buddies we decide if we need to practice/change/add anything.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The library is open for story time.

We just got the open flag for our library. This flag will symbolize story time (a time where we read and play games with the pre-schoolers) or if we have the library open on wet or extra hot lunchtimes.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Pj day

On Monday the 14th of September Kurt (Tiger guy) organised a PJ day for Room 7and 8. A PJ day is when everyone wears their PJs to school. Kurt made a catwalk to show off our cool pyjamas. Here is a video showing the teachers doing to catwalk.

                                                                                       The judges.
Batman (Jack) defeating normal school boy (Tommy).

Room 7 showing off their cool PY.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Playing around with Quiver #2

Alex, Sammie, Kurt and Ben all choose the penguin.  We're going to practice taking video with our moving images too.

Ben's penguin

Another wee buddy

very friendly creation

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Playing around with Quiver (ColAR)

We had a a bit of spare time when the x-country kids went to Kumara to try some of the new augmented Reality images from Quiver.  Now we have to think about how we can use it to improve our learning or create things to share that show our learning.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

This time we will use cornflour instead of flour. Here are the different types of flour.

<Normal Flour

<Rice Flour

<Corn Flour
We tried different amounts of vinegar with plain and rice flour.
Today we are conducting some random experiment at the moment we are trying to mix flour and vinegar. These are some of our predictions: explode, make a bubbly mixture, make different colours, go hard.