Sunday, May 28, 2017

Football Tournamnet

On Tuesday we competed in the Eden Albert Football Tournament. The boys really stepped up and showed awesome leadership, sportsmanship, persistence and of course some amazing football skills. With a few good wins we made it to the quarter finals where we lost to a very good Mt Eden team. Great jobs boys, you represented the school fantastically!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Genius Hour

We are coming towards the end of our Genius Hour projects. Anaseini has been wondering how she can help students avoid swearing. She decided to make a pick-a-path game using Google Forms. Here are her slides and her form:

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sign Language Week

Last week was Sign Language Week. We celebrated by introducing ourselves using NZ Sign Language. Here is Alisi's video:

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Auckland Museum

This week we ventured to Auckland Museum to learn more about volcanoes as part of our 'Shaping our Landscape' inquiry. Thank you to Josh and everyone at the museum for making it such an awesome day. Here is Paula's reflection on the trip:

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Descriptive Writing

This week we've been writing descriptions of different landscapes. We realsied that a lot of our sentences were sounding the same so we watched some videos about starting sentences with adverbs, adjectives, -ing phrases or prepositions. Here is Yonatan's description of Troll's Tongue in Norway. Can you picture what it looks like from this description? (maybe then you could search for it to see if you were right)

I can see a nice looking lady practising some martial arts while standing on a gigantic rock looking very uncomfortable. I also see the sky as blue as the sea can be.

Sitting on smooth rocks , I hear the wind as loud as a saber tooth tiger can rooooar! I also hear waves that are as loud as an earthquake.  
Standing on the rocky side, I  taste the water as refreshing as coca cola. So refreshing a beaver can drink it in just one second or even faster then that.

Above the cliff, I feel the rocks they are as smooth as sand. I also feel the wind coming upon me that is so smooth.

Museum Trip (planning)

This week we've started planning our trip to Auckland Museum. We had to use our smart surfing skills to find out how to get to the museum, how much it would cost and what we had to take with us. We also thought about how we'd show our school values of Respectful and Responsible while we were there. This is Brendan's poster: