Friday, 25 September 2015

Term 3; week 10

Today we recapped the topics for this term that were on Understanding emotions, Self control and Dealing with Challenges.


First we did an energiser which was called "Sparkle". Then we spoke about our learning intention which was about the topics that we did for this term.

Finally did an activity called "That beat" where we had to find out who was the person that changed the beat. We learnt a lot from Kiwi can today.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Science Intensive Week

For our science intensive lesson we were learning how to make music, we experimented using water, rubber bands and balloons. 

Room 8 did 6 different experiments:

1) Firstly we made music with water which is where we filled 5 beakers with different amounts of water and tapped them using a pencil, listening to the different tones. 

2) The second was called bottled sound, this is where we blew over the test tubes filled with water and listened to the different volumes they produced. 

3) Next we did the cup and rubber band experiment, this is where we pulled the rubber band when lose and tight and listened to the noise, seeing which is louder. 

4) After that we did the communicating with sound experiment, the is where we talked through plastic cups and listened to see if we could hear each other. 

5) Then we did the make a guitar experiment, where we used different sized rubber bands over a box and listened to the different sounds.

 6) Lastly we use a balloon to amplify sound, this experiment involved putting a ballon next to our air and listening to see if it is louder or not. 

We had lots of fun and learnt lots of new information about different ways to make sound, and about what changes the volume of the sound.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Kiwican: Week 8: Term 3

Our theme for this term is Resilience and our topic for today was on "Dealing with Challenges."

First we did an energiser which was called "Your call". Then we spoke about our learning intention which was learning to identify things we find hard to do.

Finally did an activity called "Cone Ball" where we had to catch a ball that was thrown to us in a cone. We learnt a lot about dealing with challenges from Kiwi can today.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Duffy role model assembly

Today Room 8 went to a Duffy Assembly in the Glenbrae School Hall with Myron Simpson who was how Duffy Role Model and he talked to us about the importance of Reading.

 Myron has been riding and racing bikes since the age of 3. He started in BMX and then moved onto racing on the road and in the velodrome. He has represented New Zealand at the Junior World Championships receiving the Silver Medal in Mexico 2007 and placed fourth in the 1000m time trial at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He has travelled and raced all over the world with cycling, finishing a digital film diploma along the way! He loves eating and making food, and even has his own muesli company - 'Myron's Muesli'

We learnt a lot about the importance of Reading from Myron Simpson.