Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Room 13 Feels Inside

We love this song.....

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Toymaker's Dream recital at the Twizel Event Centre on Saturday 8th December at 4pm.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Solar eclipse!

Wow, we had an amazing experience today. A partial eclipse of the sun. Mr potter brought a huge home made pinhole camera and Mrs Arkless had her special glasses to look through. I loved the gasps of amazement when you put the glasses on and looked up! We saw lots of crescent shapes as rays of sunlight came through trees and bushes. Mrs A's cardigan made a heap of these.
 I wonder who could find out why this was happening?
Another 13 years to wait for another one and 16 years for a total eclipse! Where will we all be and what will be doing by then I wonder!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This weeks Super Spellers

Well done to these students who learned their spellings really well because they got nearly all of them right, or even all of them!

 Remember: LOOK - SAY - COVER - WRITE- CHECK and 3x is the charm!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chrome Weblab

As part of our inquiry into "What is science?" we have been looking at Chrome Weblab.
See the magic of the web brought to life through 5 Chrome experiments open to the world online. Live from the Science Museum, London.

The sketchbot drew a picture in sand of two of our class, can you guess who they are?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Waitaki Valley Athletics.

We've been training hard for athletics for the last couple of weeks. It was the first time some of us had thrown a shot putt or discus.

Many thanks to all of our friends, parents and whanau who came along to support us on our athletics day. the weather was kind and the wind held off until later. There was lots of jumping, throwing and running going on during the day and our students made a great effort to be good hosts for our guest schools. Well done everyone.

Luca has made it through to the North Otago championships, way to throw Luca!

What is science? Inquiry

We had an awesome science investigation afternoon on Wednesday with a circus of activities base around the Physical and material world.
We were asked several questions to investigate as part of our tuning in to this inquiry.

Can we see sound?
Can you make a rainbow?
Can we see magnetic forces?
Can we make the light bulb light up?
Can we make a stone float?

Ask us about what we found out and why we thought these things happened.....

Can you think how these science processes are used in our world?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

White Hat thinking

In our inquiry this term into the Nature of science we are using De Bono's thinking hats to help us with our thinking and learning.

Think White hat - Think paper - FACTS

We will be investigating the physical and material world, researching experiments and doing a few, hopefully leading to an online Science Fair.

Watch this space.