Category: Ako | Learn

Boats that Float! Buoyancy Challenge

Below the video is more information and context for our buoyancy challenge. Miss Tele’a challenged us to design and create a boat that could achieve the following two functions:
1. Float
2. Keep a tea-bag dry.

The only equipment we could use was :
– 20 popsicle sticks
– 4 rubberbands
– paper straws
– craft glue

Watch our video to see if we achieved the 2 specific functions!

As part of our inquiry topic “Our Whenua” – LS1 has completed lots of research and discussion on Mokoikahikuwaru, a taniwha known as the guardian of Panmure. One of the key features of Mokoikahikuwaru, was that it would appear as if it were a large log floating in the water. From this, we’ve branched off into science to learn more about buoyancy – which has to do with floating. This is part two of our create task.

The Jandal Throw – Manaiakalani Film Festival

Perseverance! What does that word mean?  Miss Tele’a’s Cybersmart group decided to make a film about ‘perseverance’ – a word lots of us had not know the meaning of previously.  We had lots of fun planning, acting in and filming our movie.  It definitely took a lot of perseverance.  No student or staff was harmed in the making of this film – they are just very skilled actors (fa’afetai lava Miss Gerry!).  We hope you enjoy our film ‘The Jandal Throw’ and are reminded to never give up.

Teacher :

Contestants :

Teacher hit in face :

  • Miss Gerry

Announcers :

Crowd :

Mr Shaking Hands :

8-Bit Pixel Art

<-Ash and Pikachu by Kendric.  Click here to visit his blog.

Pikachu by Darius. Click here to visit his blog  ->

 

 

In Cybersmart this week, we have been learning about pixels.  A “pixel” is a single point in a picture.  On a screen, a pixel is usually in a square.  Mr Goodwin showed us how to use the website make8bitart.com to create our pictures.  We first practiced by copying an image of Ash and Pikachu from Pokemon.  We were then able to create our own 8 bit art of whatever we wanted.  Here are some of the 8 bit artworks we created :

 

The flag of China by Ikimotu.  Click here to visit Iki’s blog.

Sonic the Hedgehog by Beniz.  Click here to visit Beniz’s blog.

Ash and Pikachu by Sweet-E.  Click here to visit Sweet-E’s blog.

Pokeball by Mateo.  Click here to visit Mateo’s blog.

A scene from Pokemon by Jeremiah.  Click here to visit Jeremiah’s blog.

Chinese Dragon and Hello Kitty by Valencia.  Click here to visit Valencia’s blog.

If you would like to see the instructions we received from Mr Goodwin before we did this task, you can click here.

Sportsmanship

At Panmure Bridge School we learn and teach using the Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L) programme. As part of PB4L, we have been discussing what it means to be a good sport and show sportsmanship when playing sport. We started by reading the story “Sally Sore Loser.” Being a good sport allows us to have fun and play hard in a way that is respectful to others. Here are some DLO’s our students created to help us understand the concept of sportsmanship more.

by Jeremiah

by AJ

We then made animations of any sport of our choosing to show how sportsmanship helps us to play properly and enjoy ourselves.

by Mateo
by Angie

Te Reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Cook Island Language Week

Kia orana koutou!  LS1 have put together a few phrases from the Cook Island language we think would be useful to know – whether it be that you are A) Wanting to start learning the language, or B) Eager to build your vocabulary in different languages.

Meitaki ma’ata to our in-class Kūki ‘Āirani experts Brooke and Nio for your help in teaching the rest of us how to pronounce these phrases.

 

Matariki in LS1

In the Term 2 holidays, we celebrated the Matariki holiday.  At the end of Term 2, LS1 students selected a different star to focus on and create a DLO to explain to someone the significance of that specific star.  Here is the Google Slides our students looked through before selecting a task to complete :

Here are some links to our work :

Marcel – Matariki

Loa – Ururangi

Fern – Waiti

Darius – Pohutakawa

Blake – Tupuanuku

Kato – Waita

Amarley – Tupuanuku

Valencia.

Vaiaso O Le Gagana Samoa

This year for Samoan Language Week, LS1 were set the challenge of researching different aspects of Samoan culture, and presenting what they learnt in Google Slides.  This is a combination of our individual presentations.  We especially enjoyed getting to choose which aspect to research.

Monsters!

Today in Cybersmart we learned to use the Polyline and Curve line tool to draw our own shapes.

We focused on making sure we connected our last point to our first point so that a shape was created. You know for sure that you’ve done it correctly if the shape turns blue!

Another trick we learned was to double click on the created shape, and adjust the points using the purple dots. This is great for fixing up small errors.

For today’s session we all made our own monsters, it was really fun!

 

Google Draw Space Scene

Today in our Cybersmart lesson with Mr Goodwin we were learning to use the shape tools in Google Drawings. We created a space scene using different shapes. We created a rocket using a triangle, a rectangle, and a rounded same side corner rectangle, and some explosion shapes. Once we coloured it, it looked like a rocket.

We also used the gradient tool to create interesting looking planets. Check them out.