Friday, 11 December 2015

First time doing Picmonkey!

We were learning about how plants grow and seeds sprout. We grew cress and sprouted broad beans in class. We watched how water moves through plants by putting celery in coloured water.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Henry's and Jack Daniel's Snagit learning!

Reflecting on our snagit creations

We learnt how to create a snagit and shared our first one on our blog.  Let’s reflect on how we did.

What are three great things about your  first snagit experience?
1. I liked it when we were watching PAY IT FORWARD from Tamaki College
2. It was fun when Henry and I made mistakes and watched our snagit over and over. It was funny.
3. I liked because we worked together as a team.
What are three things you might do differently next time now that you have learnt a bit about snagit?
1. I want to try using different tabs and record what I am learning.
2. I will try to speak more clearly.
3. I will not muck around.
How else do you think you could use the snagit tool to share your learning?
They could record a snagit when they're doing a topic in particular, like Maths, Reading, Inquiry etc.

Quality Blog Comments

We are learning to write Quality Blog comments by crafting and practicing them in slide 6, 7 and 9. We had to copy and paste on peoples blogs.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

My Snagit!

 I made my first Snagit screencast with my buddy Jack Daniel in Room nine.  We talked about our favourite movie.  It will show you how to be great and make positive decisions.  It has great messages.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Our trip to the film festival!

On the 11th of November we went to Sylvia Park at Hoyts to watch films from other schools about what they’re learning this year. We watched 12 movies in 1 hour! My favorite movie was Ant boy!  I fell asleep while we were watching some of the movies. When the Tamaki College girl presented their movie to the students, I was sleeping! When we got out of Hoyts, I saw my two cousins, Lupe and Mele! How weird! They go to Tamaki College.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

What can you post on blogs?

Before we launched our own blogs, we checked out some student blogs in Manaiakalani to see what kinds of information people share.  We noticed that they used photographs and videos as well as writing to share their learning.  We created an infographic to share what we discovered.

Friday, 23 October 2015

My safety tip

In Term 2 Mrs Grant taught us about Kawa of Care.  This means that it is my job to look after my Chromebook carefully when I am working and when I carry it around the classroom.

Friday, 16 October 2015

My special letter to Dan

On 25th April 2015, it was the 100th anniversary of ANZAC soldiers landing at Gallipoli.  We learnt lots of things about life and war for the ANZAC soldiers when we visited Auckland Museum in April.  We created poppies, we have written poems and letters about ANZAC and World War 1. I wrote a letter to a soldier called Dan at Gallipoli.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Making clay pizzas and hotdogs!

We are learning about fractions this term.  To remember and think about what we already know, we made sausage roll and pizza with clay. We divided our shapes into fractions.  Each piece was the same size. Then, we made some pizza toppings for a whole pizza.  We shared them out on our pizza.  Each quarter of my pizza had the same number of toppings.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Samoa's awesome!

This is one of the first Digital Learning Objects that we created and it was quite tricky.  I chose somewhere in the world I would like to visit one day.  Then I found an image of it on Google images.  Next, I cut around a photograph of my head using Pixlr so I could put  myself in that place.  Maybe I will travel there in the future in real life.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

creating unique and secure passwords.

We are learning to create strong, unique passwords and make sure our Google account is secure.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

My awesome top tip!

This shortcut shows bookmarking faster than ever because it's faster than just clicking on a star.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

I want to be an astronaut!

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Talofa lava!  My name is Henry and I am 9 years old. My school’s name is Ruapotaka School. I am in Room 10. My teacher’s name is Mrs Buchanan. My culture is Samoan.

My favourite subjects at school are Writing and Maths.  I am learning my 8 times table.

My favourite food is hot chips with tomato sauce. My favourite things to do are playing video games and learning about science. In my spare time I like to finish my work and never slack off!.

In the future I want to be an astronaut.