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Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Learning How To Write Instructions

We have been working on Writing Instructions over the past two weeks!
We thought it would be good to show our parents how to make a comment on our Class Blog. 
We took some photos and wrote the instruction to each photo in explain everything
 then we recorded our voices.

Here is a few finished instructions.

How to get on to our class blog by JacksonM and Jordan from Alidia Ericsson on Vimeo.

How to get on our class blog by Caris and Ella from Alidia Ericsson on Vimeo.

How to get on our class blog by Tyler with assistance from Ashley from Alidia Ericsson on Vimeo.
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Symmetry and Shapes in & around Room 6

In Maths we have been learning about symmetry and shape. We have been looking around our room and outside in the playground for 2D shapes and 3D shapes. 
We used Pic Collage to display the shapes. 
Look what we have found.

 How many shapes can you find in and around your classroom or at home? Tell us in a comment!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Designing Planter Boxes

Room 6 have been working on our AKO Technology unit where we are designing and making
a repurposed item. We decided we would make planter boxes from pallets to sell at our
school market day at the end of term three.

We have completed the iDiscover phase where we researched planter boxes and
looked at the attributes of planter boxes.

We are now working on the iWonder phase where we have decided on a brief, planned what
we were doing and now we are designing our planter boxes.

Here is a movie of the students creating their designs.

Designing Planter Boxes from Alidia Ericsson on Vimeo.

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Maori Shape Names

We have been learning the Maori names of the shapes as a 
part of our Maths unit on Symmetry and Shape.

Porokawa - Sphere
Kupiki - Cube
Tupatoru - Triangle
Puoto - Cylinder
Tapawha - Oblong
Porowhita - Circle
Taparima - Pentagon
Tapaono - Hexagon
Tapawaru - Octogon
Whetu - Star
Tupawharite - Square

We displayed our words and shapes in Pic Collage.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Symmetry & Shapes

We have been exploring different shapes in class this week, especially ones that have reflective symmetry, that is shapes that can be folded in half so both halves are the same. Look for objects and shapes around your home that have reflective symmetry. You could comment and make a list of the objects and/or draw a diagram showing how the shape could be folded. Appliances, furniture, cutlery, electrical and electronic items around the home could have reflective symmetry.

The two-dimensional mathematical shapes that we are learning about could also be looked for around the house and on your way home from school, for example, a stop sign or a trampoline frame could include mathematical shapes that you can describe. Write your findings in a comment below.

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Star Student of the Week

Well done Jordan who has been working really hard in Maths. Well done to you!
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Check out our Literacy Links Page

Try out these reading and writing games. Located on tab at top of blog. Literacy

Have a great weekend!

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Star Student of the Week

A great week for Regan who is always thoughtful towards others, willing to give a helping hand and creating some outstanding class work! A fabulous Class Citizen!
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Repurposing Magazines in to Gift Bows

Repurposing from Alidia Ericsson on Vimeo.

We have had a wonderful time exploring magazines and how we can repurpose them. We have had some great success with repurposing magazines in to Gift Bows which look very tricky and great on presents. Check in to see what we will do next!

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