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.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Week 7: Ports of Auckland Trip

Ahoy Bloggers Yesterday we went on our Ports of Auckland Trip. Prior to boarding the boat we walked down to Wynyard Quarter. We were supposed to have lunch down at Silo Park but the weather wasn't great and it poured down. The water disintegrated our name tags on our jackets. So we walked down to The Cloud and had our lunch there.

After that, we boarded the boat and cruised around the Ports of Auckland. There were so many containers and machines working in the ports. We saw a digger digging up dirt from the side of the port. It reminded some of us of what we had seen on TV when people search for gold. Once we finished looking at the digger the boat took off at high speed and some of us got drenched! We went under the Harbour Bridge and around the yachts.

Did you know Auckland is also known as 'The City of Sails' because of all of the sails you can see around the ports. Have you ever been out on a boat before?

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Week 6: Animating Google Slides with Mr Winter

Hello everyone. Miss Fortes here.

Today I have been doing a tonne of learning with the fabulous teachers in the Ako hiko Cluster. This afternoon I have been learning about how to create animations using Google slides with Mr Winter.

Check out my first animation! I'm super proud!