At the start of the year we got ready to use our devices. That first day, I learnt a lot about laptops. We got our own Google accounts and set up Gmail. On my blog there are a lot of posts. Having blogger is really fun because we can share what we have done in class in our own way. In reading we have groups. I am in the top group called jedi knights. For reading, my group read a book about the moon. It was really cool because it had a lot of facts that I didn't know. For maths I have been in extension maths. We have been doing a lot on measurement and distance. I have had a lot of fun doing maths and I have learnt more. In writing we have been learning to paragraph. I have learnt way more words and what they mean.We have been on a lot of trips lately. We have been to Flax Rock, the waka in Clive and the Planetarium in Napier. We were meant to go to camp but it was raining so we didn't sleep but just did day trips. Master chef was fun because we had to cook something with the ingredients we had. Netball is one of my favourite sports. That is why I play netball for the school. I have had a lot of fun playing netball and I will definitely do it next year. I played a ripper rugby this term for the school. I got 3 tries and a lot of rips. My favourite game was playing Parkvale D in the final. For our inquiry we have been learning about stars. I now know a lot of things about the stars. For homework, we have a thing called Genius hour. We get to make some questions on a topic of our choice and the answer them. I have been doing swimming and I have a lot of questions. In class we have been reading a class book called Wonder. Reading it has made me learn a lot more words and the meanings. It really made laugh.It is the season of Matariki, so we had a day of doing things on Matariki. There were 6 workshops and you could only be in 3. In the morning I was in guitar, during the middle of the day I was in rakau and then I was string games. My favourite workshop would have been string games. The first 2 terms of this year have been awesome.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Room 5 and 6 went to the Holt planetarium in Napier. We got to watch a video and go into a room were you see what the stars will look like on that night. We all had a lot of fun and I would love to do it again. Here is my reflection on the Holt planetarium visit. Something I enjoyed, something I found interesting and the most exciting thing.
HOLT PLANETARIUM VISIT
Monday 16 June 2014
Something I enjoyed was looking up at the stars. Because it's was fun to see what the star would look like at night and to see some constellations. And we got to see the Southern Cross.
Something I found interesting was how in space there is no gravity. Because you can just float around and the things you can sometimes do in space you can not do on earth.
The most exciting thing about space is all the constellations because they form by themselves just using the stars.
I would like to learn more about the Milky Way.
“How do stars in the universe have an impact impact on us?”
I want the rest of my inquiry topic to be about: The Milky Way
Why do we need galaxies?
Why is our galaxy called the Milky Way?