Monday, 26 August 2013

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Integrity: How to show integrity

We have been learning about integrity: what it is, how to show it and how to live a life of integrity.  In response to this learning we have made videos to demonstrate living with integrity.  Here are the first couple finished.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Writing to Inform

Here is our shared document that we have been using to plan for writing.  Down below is Lili's version of her explanation.  What makes it good writing?  What could she work on?

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Bill Nye the Science Guy

This week we are writing about how evaporation works based on one of our wonderings from last week.  Check out this informative and entertaining video to see "what the matter is" - Get it?

One of our writing goals is to re-read and re-craft our writing for accuracy and I am carefully modeling how to do that.  Here is Aroha's introduction to her writing after we have re-read and re-crafted it.  Black is the first draft, Red is the second draft and purple is the third.

If you know what matter [is], means then you're AWESOME but if you don’t know what matter is then keep reading. [And you’ll become awesome!].

Matter is, well, everything. Everything you can see and touch is matter. They are so small tiny, they are practically invisible. So you can’t see them with your naked eye. (Just your eyes). [ANnaked eye is when] This means that you don’t have use any microscopes or anything like that to see look closely.  Therefore, you will need a microscope to see spot them.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Using our 5s to solve 6 x, 7x, 8x and 9x

Here's another strategy to use when solving multiplication problems! It's pretty tricky so make sure you keep practicing at home!

Writing for Science: See, Think, Wonder

This is Kaleb and Keona's Writing sample for this week!  We are learning to observe like scientists and compare and contrast.  We used paint, dye, pastel, crayon, chalk and pencil to make marks on our page then we 'observed' closely what we could see through magnifying glasses.  We made statements about why we thought we could see the things happen and then we made wonderings about why or how about something.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Doubles and Halves Strategy

Here is a cool strategy to use in maths to solve multiplication problems: it works on 4s and 8s really well! Check out this photo that shows how to do it

Monday, 5 August 2013

Homelearning Heroes

The Science of Art

This term we are going to delve into the science of art. We are scientists and artists who have a story to tell! This afternoon we were learning to "observe like scientists" this means that you look very carefully at something. You may look at the same thing from a different angle or with different light. We were also learning to "compare and contrast". How are the different marks the same? And how are they different? 

Mayor Story!

Jono Naylor, Palmerston North Mayor, comes to visit e9 today and reads us a story!