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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 :

Blurbs for Narrative Writing

Miss Tele’a’s writing group have been learning about narratives since Term 3.  This term we are going to write and publish our very own.  Our task this week was to use our previous brainstorms to create just the blurb for our stories.  A blurb should entice a reader to read the story, without giving too much of the plot away.  Using keywords from our blurb, we then used craiyon.com to generate an image of one of the protagonists, or something that might resemble the cover of their story.  It was important to be specific and descriptive when generating our AI images.  Have a read of our blurbs and let us know what you think!

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.

Volcano Research Projects

Kia ora! Welcome to LS1’s exploration of volcanoes! 🌋🔥 Check out our students’ Digital Learning Objects (DLOs) – animations, videos, posters, and more – presenting their research on volcanoes in creative ways.  If you click on a student’s name, it will take you to their own Edublog.

Presentation by Kane, Daniel and Semi

Animation by Tuteao and Kato.

Presentation by Valencia and Amarley.

Animation by Cattaleya and Amanda-Rose.

Infographic by Angie, Hasna and Amanda-Rose.

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.

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