Thursday, 17 August 2017

Week 4: Attempting a screencastify task

Kia orana

Miss Fortes here. This week I created a poem task for Pohatu Class to complete. It involved reading or singing this weeks poem over the top of a backing track made using Incredibox. I noticed that only a few students had completed the task so I thought I would give it a try myself and see how it feels to complete one of my tasks.

Did I come across any challenges? Hmmm watch my screencastify below and find out.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Week 3: Screencastify

Did you know that you can embed a screencastify into your blog?

Here is an example of screencastify that has been embedded into this blog post. Thank you to Nathaniel for letting us use his screencastify. We would also like to acknowledge the NZ artist our class has been named after - Mr Warren Pohatu. He is the amazing artist that created the shark picture in the background.

We also want to acknowledge Mark Maddren for his positive, thoughtful, helpful blog comment. We were all stoked to learn how to embed a screencastify into our blog. Thank you Mark.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Week 2: Teaching the juniors in Bishop Class

Ola bloggers and welcome back to week two!

Today my class and I worked alongside Bishop class (Year 2/3) as part of a Tuakana/Teina session.

Tuakana means older once that in charge and Teina means the younger once that listen to the older once.

First, we discussed how to be effective Tuakana. I learned that I have to teach the Teina to understand what they are doing. I can do this by talking more so that they can understand better.

The biggest challenge I came across was moving the blocks because I have to tell them where to put it and sometimes they got confused.

Next week I am looking forward to playing the film to see if it's good or great.

This is Dani signing out :-)

Monday, 24 July 2017

How to embed a drawing

Hello bloggers Here is a tutorial I made about embedding a google drawing. I was lucky enough to have special guests helping me make my tutorial. Thank you to Raden and Vitaraag.

Here is a link to my tutorial

Friday, 30 June 2017

Week 9: Pest Monitors

Talofa bloggers

We have been learning about Native Birds this term. As part of our topic we learned about pest monitoring and decided to monitor our own bushwalk to see if we have any pests that could be threatening the native birds around our school.

We used the design thinking process to create a pest monitor. We used cardboard to construct the tracking tunnel of the pest monitor with sponges and food colouring at either end. This is our prototype. We will be putting them out this week over night. Hopefully they hold up and capture some footprints.

Watch this space!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Week 8: Banana Po'e

Ia ora na. Maita'i oe? Hello. How are you?

As part of our study on French Polynesia we made a popular French Polynesian dish called Banana Po'e. Each of us noticed that it tasted very similar to another Cook Island dish called Banana Pokē. Do you know of any other banana dishes that look similar to this one?

The recipe can be found by following the link below The Polynesian Kitchen - Banana Po'e Recipe


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Week 8: Tahitian Inspired 3D Flowers

Hi Bloggers Check out our art!

We created these using a basic leaf outline as a template that ends up being a petal. We created Tahitian inspired designs on two petals. Then we photocopied them and coloured them using dye and sponges. Once they were dry we cut them out and used a glue gun to glue arrange them to create an 'ocean wave or Moana' effect.

ps Miss Fortes got this idea from some artwork she saw in another post and we loved it.