Friday, August 22, 2014

Versatlie Bricks

Another of Thursday's Thinking Tasks was to make a list of all the things that could be done with bricks.  Here are a view images that I found people had done with bricks.

Siah thinks you can build heaps of things with bricks like;
A house
A pool
A pool table
A barbecue
A chimney
A walkway
A tomb
Disney world
The Great Wall of China
Outdoor area
A fish tank

Zamaya's thoughts;
Pot planes
Skate parks

What Mothers Say

Well one of this weeks Thursday Thinking Tasks was to make a list of things that mothers say.  I wonder how many of the things this Mum says that you identified in your own lists.

This is what Ayden knows Mums say;
  • clean the dishes
  • have breakfast
  • go to bed
  • eat your tea
  • go to school
  • wake up
  • clean your room
  • get the mail
  • put your washing away
  • did you eat all your lunch? 
Emmanuel knows Mums say;
  • “do your dishes” 
  • “make your lunch” 
  • “make your bed” 
  • “do your hair”
  •  “remember your stuff” 
  • “how’s school?” 
  • “get up” 
  • “go to bed” 
  • “put your shoes on” 
  •  “get to school” 
Dylan knows Mums say;
  • who’s on dishes, 
  • clean the room, 
  • hurry up, 
  • get ready for school,
  • don’t use all the hot water, 
  • be safe, 
  • have a shower, 
  • get up, bye, 
  • love you, 
  •  good night 
Josh's Mum says;
  • ” do the wood”
  • ” do your homework
  • ” mow the lawns ”
  • ” clean your room”
  • ” have a shower”
  • ” get out of the ”
  • ” don’t crash your motorbike ”
  • ” i love you ”
  • ” goodnight”
  • ” hello”
Elyjah's Mum says;
  • “Oi go and do the dishes”!!! 
  • “Do your homework”!!! 
  • “Clean your room!!!”. 
  • "You're funny ” 
  • "I love you “
Thomas's Mum says;
  • Home at 5:00
  • Clean up the house
  • Do your homework
  • Stack the wood up
  • Get ready for school
  • Clean your room
  • Clean the dog poo
  • Nice game
  • Don't be naughty
  • Eat your greens
  • Eat your veggies

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thursday Thinking

Today we were given a variety of thinking challenges.  Most of us tried our hand at animation.  For most of us we were first timers!  View and enjoy

Elyjah and Emmanuel decided to make an animation based on our production Move It.  Their clip has the potential to be great and I am sure they will get their characters more in the frame next time they make an animation.
Move It

Brayden and Hamuera have also made a great first attempt at animation.  Their title probably doesn't match their animation however it gives them something to work on next time.
Maori Legend

Siah and Xia had a go at an animation also and will need to think about their characters and their placement in the frames.
T-Rex Attack

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cooperation At Its Best

Swim-to-survive yesterday.  Cooperation!! What is that??  One flutter board, two swimmers. How?? Some of us mastered it, and mastered it well. 

Alex & Kydin

Thomas & Ayden

Nathan & Pearce

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Valerie Adams; Flag Bearer at Commonwealth Games 2014

Today we found out that Valerie Adams is to be the flag bearer for New Zealand at the opening of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  
Below are our opinions on whether Valerie is a good selection or not and why we think this

Valerie Adams deserves this privilege because she has a record of winning, getting a gold at the olympics, and I think she will do New Zealand proud.

Valerie Adams should be the flag bearer of 2014.  She has done New Zealand a lot good in the Olympic games and deserves to carry the flag.  By Zane

`I think the New Zealand management has made a good choice of picking Valerie Adams for the 2014 commonwealth games because she's known for winning gold at the Olympics.

I think that Valerie Adams should be flag bearer for New Zealand because she is New Zealand one of the most sucessfull sports person and she desere it because she won us gold measals. by

I think that Valerie Adams deserves to carry the New Zealand flag for the 2014 Commonwealth Games because she has won so many medals for New Zealand. TOM

I think Valerie Adams should be the flag bearer for New Zealand because she's worked really hard as a athlete in the Olympics,has won many medals and makes New Zealand proud!! By Kydin

I think Valerie Adams should be the flag bearer for New Zealand 2014. She is one of the most sucessfull athlete for New Zealand. Shes won alot of medals and she does New Zealand proud. By Elyjah

I think Valerie Adams should be the flag bearer be cause she has won gold for new zealand so many times. That's why I think that Valerie Adams should be flag bearer for New Zealand. JAMES  

I think Valerie Adams should be the flag bearer for New Zealand 2014.She has won so many
Gold  medals for New Zealand and that's
my opinion.By Xia Neho

I think that Valerie Adams should be flag bearer for the commonwealth games this year because she is a well accomplished athlete she has won loads of gold medals and she will be representing New Zealand.  So that is why i think Valerie Adams should be the flag bearer this year. BY SIAH PAKAI BURKIN

I think Valerie Adams should be flag bearer for New Zealand 2014. Because she is a proud gold metal winner and she should be representing New Zealand because she is the most improved olypics person in New Zealand. ISAAC STEPHENSON

I think that Valerie Adams should be holding the NZ flag because she is well known not just in NZ but the whole world for her achievements.   LIAM

Why do you think Valerie Adams should or should not be carrying NZ's flag?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

To Cut Or Not To Cut!

We have a variety of opinions when it comes to the issue of Lucan Battison and his haircut. 

We would be interested reading about your opinion.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


We have done some reading about the Maori new year, Matariki.  During our reading we came across this proverb;
Matariki hunga nui
(meaning Matariki has many admirers)

 With this is mind we looked at different ways this grouping of stars are thought about in different countries.


Role Models

We took the opportunity to look at what makes a role model this week after the actions of Angus Pauley, the student in Blenheim who save the young girl from the Taylor River.  Below is Dylan's explanation on what a role model is.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Metaphors / Similes

Today we used pic-collage and the photos of our school cross-country to write similes and metaphors.




Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Manawatu Inter-school Cross-Country

A new experience for a small team of our boys today.  Sent them to Ashhurst to compete in the Manawatu Inter-school Cross Country. 

Great experience for them to;
  •  run against boys that they don't know or play sport against every week
  • run on a track they have never done before
  • come up against so many competitors in their age group
  • show-off the talent in our school
  • be a small team of boys that represent our wider school community

Well done boys on a great effort today with some pleasing results.  A great experience for you.  Thanks a bunch to Belinda & Dianne for taking you across.  Good luck for Friday at the Dannevirke Inter-school - you will be all cross country-ed out by the weekend!!

Monday, June 9, 2014

School Cross Country

Great effort today from the boys at the school cross-country held at the Dannevirke A&P Showgrounds.  Congratulations to Brayden, Liam & Zamaya for taking out the senior event and to Elyjah who won the intermediate event and Thomas who was third.

Good luck to Liam, Max, Dylan, Jayden, Isaac, Elyjah, Thomas and Ryan competing at the Manawatu Inter-school at Ashhurst on Wednesday and to the team (still to be confirmed) competing at the Dannevirke Interschool on Friday at Weber.  A big week for you runners.