Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympic Bus

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.

Olympic Videos

Opening Ceremony Highlights

 Mr Bean at the Opening Ceremony  Official Olympic Song

Torch Relay Video

Duffy Assembly

Last term we had Duffy Assembly. Hamish McDouall came and talked to us about reading books. He showed us some of his favourite books one of his favourite books was the English dictionary. I found out that he loves the culture English.


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.

Spelling - Week 3


Thursday, July 26, 2012


Today we started our investigation for our Inquiry. We were trying to answer our first question, What do the Olympic Rings represent. Here is what we found out...

  • 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

Tech Expo

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.

Our Habit of Mind

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!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Buddy Art

Today we went to Room 12 to start our buddy art for the term. We helped them create a mirror print using paint. Next time we will help them turn their prints into butterflies.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Term 3

Well we have all had a nice long rest. Hopefully you are ready for lots of learning as we have an action packed term.

Here's what we are up to.