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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Learning to Motivate - by Carl


This week we have been focusing on leadership. Leadership is not about being a boss, leadership is about motivating the other students and helping them. We did a role play to show motivation. We are learning how to be good leaders. It was fun showing motivation how we could motivate other students using role play. 

Why Your Teeth Should Stay Healthy - Eric, Lyric and AJ


This week LS2 have been focusing on sharing a community message. Eric, Lyric and I created a prezi to show our learning. In our prezi we talked about why your teeth should stay healthy and what happens if you don't keep them healthy. Our targeted audience is Room 5.

Problem Solving Screencastify - by Sky and Hajera


Hajera and I were focusing on our Maths today. We made a screencastify to show the strategy we used to solve a problem. We think we explained our thinking clearly.

Problem Solving Screencastify - by Calvin and Harlem M



Yesterday my partner Harlem and I started creating a DLO about a problem solving Mrs Anderson gave us to do. We could use any strategy we could like to solve the maths problem. Our problem involved times tables,doubles and everything we could use to solve it. The most challenging part about this was trying to pick what strategy to use because there were heaps. I loved doing this activity and hopefully my partner did as well.

Fire Station visit by Nickaela

Yesterday  LS2 went to the Fire Station because this term we  have been busy learning about the people in our local community. The fire fighters cut open a car with a tools that are called 'jaws of life'. They used these cutters and spreaders to show us how they rescue people in cars. The fire service are also first responder's in a emergency. They gave us examples of how to avoid fires like switching off heaters and plugs while you sleep, or switching off the pan when you are not cooking. It was really fun and I learned a lot of new ways to stay safe. 


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Film Festival - Happy Birthday PBS

It's PBS's 60th birthday. We made this movie for our Dancing through the Decades production. Happy Birthday Panmure Bridge.



Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Screencastify - Maths by Ofa



The past previous weeks LS2 has been learning how to plan a screen cast and also how to record our learning on screencastify. The screenshot above shows you my plan. The audio section is what I said while recording. The link in my planning template links to my DLO. On Friday Mrs Grant taught LS2 how to download screencastify, how to log in, and how to record our learning. The video above shows you my recording of my maths learning.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Advertising by Carl


This week we learned about advertising. I learned a lot about advertising. There's a lot of false advertising that they fake information on the product. I learned that the colour red is making you hungry and the yellow is making you happy, and the blue is making you calm.

Maths Challenges by Fatongia


Today I chose to play dash in this game I had to use my mind a lot because It was a strategy game. This game was really challenging because it go harder by the level. I recommend this game to students enjoy solving problems.

The People in our local Community by Sa Kae

I used Tagul to create this word cloud that shows who the people are in our local community. A community is a group of people who live in the same place (eg: Panmure ), or have a common connection (eg: the Burmese community).

How the camel has adapted to surviving in the desert? By Ofa

How the camel has adapted to surviving in the desert?

Introduction
Have you ever heard of a camel? What is a camel? Well a camel is a mammal with a very large neck that lives in a desert. They live in the desert because they are adapted to living in a hot and dry place. Adapt means when an animal makes changes so it can live healthy at it’s place.  Today I am going to tell you the six adaptations that a camel has and why it has it.

Thick Lips & Thick Thur
First I will be talking about it’s thick lips and why it has a thick lip. Camels have thick lips so they can eat the spiky and prickly plants without feeling hurt or pain. Camels also have thick fur which gives them warmth during cold desert nights. They have thick furs to protect them from getting burn as well.

Eye, Ears and Nostrils
Secondly we will be talking about what their eyes, ears and nostrils have to protect them. Camels have eyelashes around their eyes so they can can defend themselves from any sandstorm disaster and also the sun. Camels also have hairs in their ears and nostrils so it can protect them from the sandstorm as well. These parts of the body really need hair.

Feet
Next we will be talking about the camel's feet. Camels have wide feet so they can walk and move easily on the sand. The camel's feet contains pads so it can secure it from the hot sand. The pads also protects them from sinking into the sand. Did you know that when they place their feet on the ground the pads spread out which makes its feet wide. I think the pads are really vital to camels.

Diet
Lastly the food they eat. Camels have one or two humps. Inside the humps are fat which can be used for food. Did you know that Camels eat salt bushes, dry plants, huge thorns and bones. When camels are thirsty they drink water from the cactus. Not many people know that Camels can drink up to 46 litres of water in one whole session. Interestingly camels can go up to 30 days without water.  


Camels have changed throughout the years but will stall enjoy the hot and parched desert.

This term for writing we have been learning how to write an explanation. First we wrote down all the ideas of what a explanation has. I learnt that an explanation has to have present tense words for example the present tense word for slept is sleep. After writing all the ideas down we decided to write an explanation about how the camels has adapted to surviving in the desert. One interesting fact that I learnt about Camels is that camels live up to 40-50 years long.

         
Congratulations to all our PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge participants and winners! Special congratulations to Mele who was our overall top blogger, and to our awesome school leaders who stepped up and seized this opportunity to grow their leadership. A huge thank you to Rachel from Woolf Fisher who came and presented our prizes.


Friday, 20 October 2017

Meeting Albert Vete by Oh Hsen

Today at assembly we had a special guests come in. Albert Vete and Justin (Asics worker). They were here to present shoes to people who did really well in cross country. Surprisingly I was one of them. Once my name was called out I got to receive my award from Albert Vete. It was an honour to meet Albert Vete and I would like to thank Asics and Albert Vete for giving us amazing running shoes. I will be using the shoes that I have received in the future to improve my running skills.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge - created for our learners by our learners!





Our wonderful student leaders were challenged to create and manage our own mini holiday blogging challenge. They have done an amazing job by creating activities that will take our holiday bloggers on a virtual tour around Auckland. There was a wealth of rich discussion as tasks were created and a lot collaborative problem solving to decide who will be responsible for which role in helping to manage the commenting and feedback. 

This challenge has been put in place to grow our leaders and strengthen our literacy skills. To make managing this task easier we have created a spreadsheet where bloggers will post the links to their blog posts and record which blogs they have commented on. 

This morning AJ and Mia introduced the challenge to those who have chosen to take part. What impressed me was the engagement of the audience and the clarity of the instruction. We have borrowed the points system from the Woolf Fisher Summer/Winter Learning Journey that runs over the December and July holidays, so will be giving out prizes to our own holiday blogging challenge champions (and managers). 

Anyone who would like to copy and repurpose this resource is most welcome. Link

Connecting with Grey Main School


This year LS2 has been quad blogging with Totara 2 from Grey Main School in Greymouth. A few week ago I was visiting the Toki Pounamu cluster and got to meet the awesome people we have been blogging with.