Friday, 28 October 2016
Today for tech the yr 7's were doing 3D sketching at Tamaki College with Miss Ferguson. The yr 7's have been drawing 3D boxes, circles and triangles. We have been drawing boxes because it was a lot easier. We have been focusing on our 1 point perspective-vanishing point. We have been using isometric lines and we have been coloring in our boxes in different kinds of shadings which is named 3 tones. I really had fun sketching 3D boxes. Thank you Miss Ferguson.
Thursday, 20 October 2016
For the past few weeks I have been learning about the godwits for inquiry. This DLO shows how do birds fly, shows 3 important things before they fly off to Alaska. Godwits always stuff themselves before they fly to Africa, the only reason why they stuff themselves is because they burn half of their weight. It was interesting to find a lot of information about godwits. Fifita and I tried our best to complete this DLO about how do birds fly.
Today we had rhythm interactive with Johnny and Lucy. They came from all over the world to teach kids and adults from all ages to play the drum. They told us that actions speak louder than words. Everyone got to play on there own drum so everyone got to experience the drum personally. We first had to copy the rhythm Johnny and Lucy was playing and had to use our palm and finger tips to control the sound. Lots of us, really enjoyed this session because each of us got a drum to play on which meant we didn't have to share it around. Teachers also got a drum to play on. Johnny and Lucy did not speak through out the whole session because they wanted us to learn that actions speak louder than words. Everybody really enjoyed Rhythm interactive.
Today Mrs Ogilvie came to PBS to show the yr 6 and 8 boys and girls a website that we can use for free, and that we can use it without lable for reusing it because they already done it for us. She showed us a website which is called Epic Kids/Infobits. We were really lucky that she showed us thihs website, because sometimes we find it hard looking for the exact picture that we wanted. Thank you to Mrs Ogilvie for coming and showing us this website so that whenever we need to use pictures we can just go to this website and use it from there.
Friday, 14 October 2016
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
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.