Monday, 21 December 2015

Happy Holidays!

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete! Kilisimasi fiefie! Manuia le Kerisimasi!

Our first year of creating our learning in a 1:1 digital environment has come to an end. We have all learnt lots of new things in 2015: creating a capital letter on a keyboard; our Kawa of Care; being a Smart Learner. Other highlights? We walked to Point England Beach to welcome the Hokule'a. We made a movie. It was the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli. We launched our personal blogs. We learnt to play badminton.

Now we are excited about the holidays, but we are also looking forward to continuing our Cybersmart learning journey in 2016 in Year 6.

Friday, 18 December 2015

The year ends ...

Celebrating success at prize-giving:

Congratulations to Zion (Year 5 Academic Excellence), Jessie (Most Improved Year 5 Student) and Katrina (Most Helpful Student Years 4-6).

Celebrating our heritage at our cultural festival:

Monday, 14 December 2015

Smart Learning by Prudence and Solomone

We have been learning to become Smart Learners. Mrs Grant has taught us to write a quality blog comment. We have learnt a lot about being Cybersmart, like kawa of care, secure password and Smart Footprint from Mrs Grant.

This screencast is about being Smart Learners.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Making cress seeds by Elisha

We were learning about how plants grow and seeds sprout. We grew cress and sprouted broad beans in class. We watched how water moves through plants by putting celery in coloured water.

This is how my cress changed over time.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Dare to explore

A librarian from Glen Innes library visited during today's assembly to let us know about the summer reading programme at Auckland Libraries for young people aged 5-13: Dare to explore.  Want to find out more? Pop into the GI or Panmure library, or sign up online.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

A touch of fractions: what's a dummy half?

Trevor from Kiwisport has been improving our skills and knowledge of touch over the last four weeks. We were a bit worried when he started talking about a dummy. There were drills to practise planting the ball, stepping over the ball and passing the ball along the attacking line. We learnt that a dummy half is the player who picks up the ball after a rollover. On Thursday we put it all together and showed our thinking and speed when we played some mini games with Room 9.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Thank you, Mrs Grant!

While it seems like only yesterday that Rooms 9 and 10 began a digital learning journey, we are nearing the end of our first year as Smart Learners. It is remarkable how much we have learnt: from logging in and typing a capital letter to our kawa of care, digital footprint and generally being Cybersmart. None of this would have been possible without Mrs Grant! Thank you, Mrs Grant, for setting us up for success on our incredible learning adventure!