Saturday, 31 May 2014

Term 2, Week 4

We are deep into our projects for this block of learning. In groups the challenge was set to invent one thing to make the world a better place.  We have been busy developing, design and re-designing these inventions.
So how do robots help people? Reading about robot doctors.
Finding background information for our projects
Creating our own comic strips, practicing spelling & achievements in guitar
Fitness Time
From the garden to table
We planted kumera at the end of last term.  When we checked it this week, the plant had died off and the kumera were ready to be harvested.  We then dug up the kumera, washed, cut and baked them in the oven.  Everyone tried them...yum!   

Friday, 23 May 2014

Term 2, Week 3

Hello Everyone,

This week we had the privilege of watching Learning Common 3's Trash to Fashion show. We loved their costumes and some of our students are hoping to get involved in this project next year. Well done to the students in LC3 who designed, created and modelled these amazing outfits. 

Below is an image of some of the apps we use in LC2. If you click on the image you will be taken to our LC2 learning hub site where this page is interactive. You will be able to click on the app images and this will lead you to the iTunes store.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Term 2 Week 2

This week we have been busy planning and running workshops.  We have been teaching others how to play touch, sketch, sew, use go carts, create origami, Hip Hop dancing and make goo for kitchen science.

We have also been working hard on our projects. Some of us have attended a workshop run by Ria in LC3 around using Mindstorm to program robots.

We have also been privileged to have Owen teach us sign language this week for New Zealand Sign Language week.  We learnt how to say good morning, lunch and the alphabet among other things.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Term 2, Week 1

Hi Everyone,

We have had a busy beginning to the term, with lots of experts sharing their skills and expertise with us. 

We had Constable Lorena come in to teach us road safety and bike and scooter safety.

Tiffany Singh come in to run a community art project with all of our students. This featured wind chimes and will be located in the park near our school (our students call it the Acorn Park) and will change each season so keep an eye out for this amazing art.

We finished our first week back with a visit to the Secondary school to see how their awesome school could help us with our projects. We went to their library to talk to Georgi and Leigh about our project topics then broke into our project groups to talk to Steve about robotics or Pete about cooking and restaurants.