Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Today our class, room 4 went to the library and we did speed booking. I thought it was fun. This Is what we done we read the back of the book the blurb and we had to judge 1 to 10 if we liked it are not. 10 means it's really interesting and 1 means it's not my type of book. I had six 10's and 4 1's and we got 30 sec to look at the back of the book and look at the pages in the book. Then we moved to the next book when the bell went then we judge it, when we was at the end, some of room 4 got to get some books out that we liked. we looked at 43 different books. I thought it was fun and very cool. Also we got very confused where to go because there where so many books and people from our class that was the worst bit. the good bit was that at the end if we had our book bag we could get a book out of our favourite book.
written by Crystal

Friday, 22 May 2009

Tessellating with Shapes

Tessellating is like shapes and patterns that connect together to make more patterns. They always joins together and leaves no gaps. They are shapes that connect together. Shapes that fit together can be shapes like: diamonds, square, a plus shape, an L shape, a T shape, a pentagon and a hexagon.
Today we went round the whole school to look for connecting shapes that tessellate. We took pictures of shapes around outside the classroom and inside the classroom, by the playground and in the office.
Can you guys find any tessellating shapes at your house or school.

Jaizel, Same and Megan

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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Trash to fashion

Trash to fashion is a fun activity that our school does. We have to collect rubbish and make some clothes out of it. We had to choose a catorgorie. These where the catorgories we could choose from, plastic bag palace, green dreams, junkyard superheroes, colour your world, junk to jewels and headgear. Plastic bag palace is making clothes out of plastic bags. Green dreams is making clothes from books and movies. Junkyard superheroes you had to think we are saving the planet our job is to think about using tires, bits from computers, wires, plugs, metal and wheels. Colour your world you have to use one colour or stick to two or go mad and use them all! Think big and bold and imaginative larger than life and leading the way into a bright new future. Junk to jewels you have to make accessories and jewellery. Head high we have to make hats and headgear. Trash to fashion is all about recycling. Last year I did trash to fashion I worked with 3 people we did not win but we had fun. I am going to do trash to fashion this year with one of my best friends, Crystal. Crystal and I are going to do colour your world. We are going to go mad and use all the colours. We are trying to make a beautiful dress. Last year we made a t-shirt and skirt. This is a photo of our design from last year, Sophie is wearing it. Check out all of last years efforts from the school by clicking here. We will keep you posted of how we get on.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Maps Filming Action!!

In room 4 we have been doing lots of things on maps and filming.
When we were looking at the maps we had to understand the directions first; North, South, East and West. This is used on a compass, which is used to find your way. Also we learned the much harder directions, like North-East (NE) or South-South -East (SSE). We had to look at this map that had all of the directions to the buried treasure. So we got the idea of making our own map! We made an island that we named ourselves, also we got to put features; e.g Broccoli Forest, Creaky Bridge, Volcanos, Trees, lakes and even waterfalls! Now after you drew the island and features you have to put down a wharf for the pirates to land on. Then you have to find a place for the treasure to be buried under. You have to make trails to the places and lead it to the treasure! Finally you put the instructions. Instructions: Land at Dolphin Sea wharf walk 250 steps East--> until you reach the Cursed Caves. Now you got the idea! Now you could make your own map for yourself!
At filming we had been practicing different camera views. This is how we got our different camera views, by looking at a movie and thinking what kind of camera views they did. After we knew most of them, we had to do a practice movie in a group. We all had a miniature script and a storyboard to practice on first before making the movie. Also we had to make it in a creative, interesting way. All of the movies were awesome and funny! We got lots of amazing tips! In the end it turned out as wicked as if my mother and father had won the Jackpot on Lotto! You can see our movies by clicking here
We are going to create Whanau movies on our four Taniwhas (Friendship, Honesty, Respect and Learning.) We will be filming all four classes. Room 1, 2, 3 and 4
By Lynette