Today we went for a walk down to Springvale Stadium. We went to have a look at the Olympic Bus! We got to use a lot of fancy gadgets to find out information, some of us left messages for the Olympic Athletes in London, we got to look at the past Olympic torches and equipment used and a few of us got a photo taken holding an Olympic medal.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Today we did some more work on our HOM. We created a wordle showing what Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision means to us.
After that we searched for some information about David Lange and why he is successful, especially at our habit. This is what we found.
This is a video that Isaiah Found of David Lange at the Oxford Union debate.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
- The Olympic Rings were designed by a man called Baron Pierre De Coubertin in 1912 after he saw a similar artifact in Ancient Greece.
- The five rings represent the five continents: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
- Every country in the world has at least one of the five colours of the rings in their flag.
Monday, July 23, 2012
On Friday Room 6 and 15 went to the Memorial Hall to the Tech Expo. Firstly we listened to a couple of speakers. They talked about Mathletics and showed us a really cool robot that speaks Japanese. After that we had a look around all the stalls. We loved getting up close with the robots, chatting with the doctor in Christchurch, watching WIS demonstrate their robotics, watching St Georges showing us how they make 3D models form drawings and playing with all the programmes on Awa City Clubhouse computers. We had lots of fun.
Today we did another activity to help us learn more about the habit we are focusing on, Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision. We worked in pairs. One person had to create a pattern using objects hidden behind a barrier. They then had to give clear instructions to their partner so they could create the same pattern. Then they swapped roles. Everyone had so much fun!