Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Corrugated Iron Update

We have spray painted our Huia Birds and are using the drill to put holes in the iron.  We are attaching each piece of iron with a rivet.

Getting very exciting now ... almost together!!!

Corrugated Iron Progress

After our iron was cut we used the Renovator to smooth out all the sharp edges





Then we wiped the iron down with turps so the paint would stick


Lastly we painted them with a rust protecting undercoat

We starting to generate interest around the school now ... what are we making?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Corrugated Iron

After having made small cardboard templates of the Huia bird and then making them fit on to a piece of corrugated cardboard 1m x 800mm, we today drew the templates onto a 1m x 800mm sheet of corrugated iron.

In groups we went down to Graham's (caretaker) workshop (it was really wet in Dannevirke today), put on a pair of safety glasses, gloves and ear plugs, and set to work using a nibbler to cut out our Huia birds.  Graham was able to help us with the finer points on how to use a nibbler and soon we were professionals with it.

Adam & Jayden

Jakahn & Brayden

Zamaya & Maehe

Soul & Emmanuel

Soul & Max

Emmanuel, Soul & Max

Titan, Mayka, Graham & Nathan

Graham & Liam


Conscious & Dalvyn


Graham, Nathan & Mayka

Conscious & Graham

Purir & Jayden

Stay posted to see the next process in the construction of our corrugated Huia Birds!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Calvin & Hobbes Comic Fill-in

Anna enjoys reading the Calvin & Hobbes comic strip each morning before coming to school and today she brought this mornings strip in to share with us, expect there was a twist.  We had to make the speech for one of the frames.

Here is the strip with the speech bubble to be completed.

Here are our thoughts on what could have gone in the speech bubble.

What would you have written?

This is what the actual strip said:

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween; Should We or Should We Not?

Today we looked at the origin of Halloween and how it is celebrated.  We then shared our opinion on whether we, New Zealanders, should celebrate Halloween.






What is your opinion?  Do you think we should/should not celebrate Halloween as New Zealanders?