Thursday, July 29, 2010

NetGuide Web Challenge

The net guide challenge is a challenge to see the best website and animation for 2010. For primary schools a class can enter or three students as a team.

Every Thursday we learn a little bit more about the challenge and websites. Mr Wood is certain that one of the group will win in the challenge. We looked at 2009 winners and we think they are really good but we hope we'll be better. GOOD LUCK TO US ALL!

By Catherine and Steven
What features should a website have?... at

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Te Mahi Kai

As you now know this is Te Reo Maori Language Week. Our class have been practicing how to it shows some of our students practicing Te Mahi Kai
(Food) in Te Reo Maori e.g Kumara/Pararewa

He aha tenei? What is this?
He iwai tenei. This is a kumara.

Video by Mapili and Sam. Blog written by Mapili.

These are other students asking what vegetables they are holding.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Our Class Cultures

Our class was trying to find out how many people we have in each culture. On Monday we gathered up the results of our cultures and put them into a online bar chart.

Bar chart by Isaiah. Helped by Shawn.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Clean Hands

We were trying to find how much bacteria was on a washed and unwashed thumb. 

You first wash your thumb finger then get the agar plate and put the unwashed thumb on the agar plate and put your washed thumb on the other side of the agar plate. 

Mr Wood took the agar plate to a scientist and he put it in an incubator. It has green spots like grass circles on the agar plate and a little bit big and on the unwashed side because I did not wash it properly for 20 seconds and dry it for 20 seconds. 

You can wash you hands if you are having lunch or something to eat. You wash them for a minute with a lot of soap and after that dry it for 1 minute.

By Tyler
This is an example of our agar plates, we learnt that even though we think our hands are clean, sometimes they aren't.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Inanimate Alice

In class for literacy we are learning about Inanimate Alice. We read and watched episode 1 China.

iTeach Inanimate Alice

First we read the first page of the print then we came up with questions for the next page. We talked about what it means and thought that 'in' from inanimate meant opposite. Some people said it might mean not a cartoon Alice. Here is a photo of some of our questions.
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The next day we watched the digital version with sound. Some of our questions were answered, for example who is Brad. We also discussed what the differences were between the digital and print versions. We asked which one was better and why? We made a T chart to collect this information.
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For maths that day we made a feeling chart to guess what Alice was feeling in that episode. Here is Kakarikis feeling chart. The icons at the bottom are the pages and the faces are for the moods.
We still haven't finished learning about her and we predicted that in the next episode she will go either South, East or West because she was in the North and there are four episodes.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Where are you from?

Solve this jigsaw. If Pen asked you this question, what would your answer be?

Click on the image.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Waste Audit

This week we had our waste audit. Sharnika and Anitesh our Health Council members took part in sorting and measuring all that trash!

What Your Mind Is Capable Of

Aoccdrnig to rseearch. It deosnt mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae the human mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef but the wrod as a wlohe.

Can you read this?
Why do think you can read this?

By Priyasha