Monday, 29 June 2015

Kelly went to watch the Laker's basketball game

Joe got player of the day in basketball. Kelly think he ROCKS!!! It was a super exciting basketball game. RSS Lakers won!


Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Cullen showed his creative skills by making this Pic Collage today.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Thinkers Key

Interpretation Key

Pit



Monday: 

*Imagine you got stuck in a real pit! Describe this!
-Use deep description, showing a range of feelings.
-Make sure you use correct punctuation and grammar

Tuesday- Thursday: learning pit!
Describe a time when you just wanted to quit, or when you hit a brick wall, or even a time when you got yourself out of the pit. Describe your feelings.

17/6 Ava shared a brilliant example of being in the pit. She is in the pit in maths! There were times when she wanted to quit and go back to the Doctors maths group. She is at the point of asking for help.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

SHARED CELEBRATION LUNCH

Welcome family!
As you know we are having a shared lunch tomorrow (Friday). We welcome you to come along to celebrate Sophie's teaching placement with us.

Check out Ollie doing some baking....



Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Matariki

We are learning about Matariki.

Comment below all the new things you learnt about Matariki. 

Listen to us learn how to say "I like the delicious food" -

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Teachers are learners too!

Kelly and Sophie are trying to use more Te Reo Maori.
We will try to use a few more words and sentences each week. Practise and use it with us!

Kei te ngaro pea ia- maybe he/she is absent


Me haere tāua- Let’s go (that is, you and I) 



Monday, 8 June 2015

FREE CHOICE WRITING IN SAMOAN

Sophie asked us to do Free Choice Writing as a must do today. 
Sofina chose to write her Samoan night song


Sunday, 7 June 2015

Experiment Writing

This week for our writing
WALT create and write an experiment
We will:
-work together
-add detail for anyone to use
-show our vision
To do this we will write a plan in our science inquiry groups. Then we will work individually on our experiment writing. At the end of the week we will put our work together in our groups and publish it onto our group google doc. Then we will be very prepared to start our experiment!
It might look a little something like this when we are finished…

Group inquiry experiment
 
 



Scientists:
Sophie and Kelly
Question:
Does the amount of water we feed plant effect the growth?
Hypothesis:
We think the more water we give the plants, the more it will grow.
List of Materials:
2 seeds, 2 pots, water, measuring cup, ruler, soil
Experiment:
We are going to plant 2 seeds and feed them different amounts of water to see which plant grows taller and healthier
Method
1.    Half fill each pot with soil
2.  Put 1 seed in each put of soil and then cover with more soil to the top of the pot
3.  Place pot next to each other on a sunny windowsill

4.  Label 1 pot “Control” and the other pot “Experiment”

5.  Feed each pot ¼ cup of water

6.  Feed Control pot ¼ cup of water every second day. Feed Experiment pot ¼ cup of water for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

7.  After three weeks of this watering routine, measure the plants growth and compare the health between them by looking at the colour and strength of the plant.


Diagrams/Photos
Results:
After 3 weeks of watering these plants, the Control plant grew 10cm and was green and healthy. The Experiment plant grew only 6cm and then began to wilt and turn yellow. After doing some research about why this happened, we found out that it is not healthy to feed plants such a large amount of water. Too much water is not good for them and they actually end up drowning. We found out that plants breathe through their roots and by feeding them too much water, the plants couldn’t take in the oxygen.
Conclusion: In conclusion the outcome of the experiment was opposite to our hypothesis. It is not good to over-water a plant and it does not help the plant grow enormous.

And here is a fun song about plants we are learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUBIQ1fTRzI



8/6
While group 5 were planning their experiment this morning, Sam emailed his mum to ask if he can use some equipment at home:
Setting up our group inquiries: