Thursday, 27 September 2012

Making a traditional gardening tool by Lolo


TPS News Senior Syndicate Traditional Garden Day from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

GARDEN DAY ACTIVITY REFLECTION SHEETZ
This document is a reflection on the purpose, process and outcomes of our Garden Day Activities.

NAME:
Lolo

ACTIVITY
Ko making

MATERIALS
wooden sticks, mussel shell,knife

PURPOSE
The ko is a traditional tool for digging the soil.

PROCESS
We were working with a partner.
Miss Aireen told one of us  to go and get a piece of  wood.
After we got our wood Miss Aireen said to get a mussel shell.
We stripped the bark with the mussel shell.
We used a sharp knife to sharpen one end of the ko.

WHAT WORKED WELL

  • Working with a partner.
  • Without a partner it would have been hard to scrape the bark.

WHAT DIDN’T WORK WELL:

  • Everything worked well because we worked well with our partner.

WHAT THINGS DID YOU LEARN ?

  • What a ko is used for and how to make one .

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Garden Day Reflection by Tanisslous



This document is a reflection on the purpose, process and outcomes of our Garden Day Activities.

NAME: Tanisslous

ACTIVITY:
Timo timo

MATERIALS:
  • Mussel shells
  • Wood
  • Knife
  • String
  • Saw

PURPOSE:
  • To help us dig in our garden.
  • So we can learn from it.
  • So it could help us with our garden.

PROCESS:
  • the teacher explained what we were going to do.


  • We took 3 strings and plaited them. It was hard to plait the 3 strings but I got help.


  • We took a V shaped branch and  shaped the branch. We scraped it until it was smooth, thats how we made the Timo timo.

WHAT WORKED WELL:
  • Helping the Ko group
  • Getting the  Timo timo  and Ko smooth.

WHAT DIDN’T WORK WELL:
  • The handle of the Timo timo

WHAT THINGS DID YOU LEARN ?
  • How to make a Timo timo  and Ko.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Building a Mara Rongoa Stand by Niko

GARDEN DAY ACTIVITY REFLECTION SHEET
This document is a reflection on the purpose, process and outcomes of our Garden Day Activities.

NAME: Niko

ACTIVITY: Mara Rongoa Stands

MATERIALS:
  • our hands
  • wooden pallet, netting
  • chalk, paint

PURPOSE:
  • so we can grow plants in the stands
  • so that the stand will look good

PROCESS:
  • we draw some designs.
  • then got some chalk  and drew on the pallets
  • next we waited for the sketch paint
  • then we painted the designs

WHAT WORKED WELL
  • working as  a team and listening to the teacher


WHAT DIDN’T WORK WELL
  • trying to find patterns

WHAT THINGS DID YOU LEARN ?
  • not to use a ruler when you when you sketch
  • how to make a mara rongoa stand

Saturday, 15 September 2012

How to make a Ko by Teina

GARDEN DAY ACTIVITY REFLECTION
This document is a reflection on the purpose, process and outcomes of our Garden Day Activities.

NAME: Teina

ACTIVITY:  Making a Ko

MATERIALS:
  • mussell shells, long stick

PURPOSE:
  • to make a Ko to use to dig in the garden

PROCESS:
  • we got in pairs, got a stick
  • then we got a mussel shell and started scraping the bark off
  • we kept going until the stick was smooth

WHAT WORKED WELL:
  • sharpening the end of the Ko with a knife

WHAT DIDN’T WORK WELL:
  • we didn’t get to finish it

WHAT THINGS DID YOU LEARN ?
  • how to make a traditional Ko

Friday, 14 September 2012

Did you know......Plant Quiz! by William



1.The scientific study of plant life is known as what? Botany
2. The process of plants using energy from sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into food is known as what? Photosynthesis
3. True or false? In the right conditions bamboo can grow over 60cm (24in) in just one day.True
4. The movement of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of a flower is known as what? Pollination
5. Amber is made from fossilized tree......Resin
6. True or false? Humans were on Earth before plants.False
7. What grain has the highest level of worldwide production? (Hint: Rice is second) Maize or Corn
8. A trailing or climbing plant is also known as a....Vine
9. True or false? Pitcher plants are carnivorous. True
10. The Japanese word “sakura” means the blossoming of what kind of tree? Cherry tree

Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Garden Day Activity by Petra


GARDEN DAY ACTIVITY REFLECTION SHEET
This document is a reflection on the purpose , process and outcomes of our Garden Day Activities.

NAME: Petra

ACTIVITY: Ko

MATERIALS:

  • branches, mussel shells

PURPOSE:

  • because it was garden day and we needed a Ko for the garden. We will use it to dig in the garden.

PROCESS:

  • we took the skin off with the mussel shell
  • softened the wood
  • sharpened the wood with a knife to make a point at the end

WHAT WORKED WELL:

  • concentrating on what we had to do, fininshing the job

WHAT DIDN’T WORK WELL:

  • the shells were breaking and the shells were cutting us sometimes

What did you learn?
  • I learnt you can take skin off branches.
  • you can scrape skin off with a mussel shell.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Kiwi Facts by Teina

WAL facts about kiwis for our report writing

Interesting Facts
  • Some kiwis live on a special island where there are no predators 
  • Kiwis eat worms and other bugs.The kiwi uses it's beak to dig into the ground.
  • The kiwi is a curious bird: it cannot fly, has loose, hair-like feathers, strong legs and no tail.
  • The kiwi sleeps during daytime and they hunt food at night

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Kiwis in New Zealand - a report by Ashton

A kiwi bird is a small flightless bird. It is only found in New Zealand. The kiwi has a long beak it uses for getting food.  A kiwi is covered in brown feathers and it is about 50 cm tall.  It’s about 20 cm long and its feet are about 9 cm long. It’s feet are strong and they have sharp claws. This helps them run fast and fight predators.
The kiwi lives in rainforests and special protected islands around New Zealand, and also islands like Brown Island, Stewart Island and Waiheke. Kiwis eat worms and their beak helps the kiwi get their food. The beak has nostrils for sniffing out their food. A kiwi can live for 25 to 50 years and it finds dark places to live. They lay their  eggs every season.The  kiwi can run faster than a human. It sleeps during the day and hunts for food at night time.  
I think that kiwis are a nice bird that represents New Zealand.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Cybersmart-Personal and Private

We have been learning what is personal and what is private information online.

Personal information we can share online   e.g. favourite things, hobbies, favourite food, first name, age
Private information we do not share online   e.g. home address, birth date, home phone number, full name. If we are not sure we keep it private.

We have shared our personal profiles on our blogs. Please visit our blogs and leave a comment!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

How plants grow best by Tanisslous

WAL: about how plants grow best


This is what I think about how plants grow.
We will be doing some experiments to find out if it is true.

1. How much sunlight do plants need to grow?
Not much, about 12 hours a day. Some can be a lot.

2. Can plants grow in the shade? Can they grow inside?
Yes because we  have some plants in our house.

3. Can plants grow better by talking to them? Why?
No because plants have no ears.

4. Can plants grow in sand? or rocks? Why?
Some can and some can’t. Cactus can but all the others can't.

5. How much water do plants need to grow? What type of water?
Not so much but at least once a day. ( Clean water )

6. Can you feed plants food? If yes, what kind?
No plant make their own food.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Thursday, 9 August 2012

How I made a tapa cloth by Tanisslous

WALT: write an explanation that is clear and east to follow, and includes headings and detail

Sketching shells
Firstly,we had to sketch some shells with a pencil.
We sketched the main lines on the inside of the shell.
We did it carefully so we don’t  do it wrong.

Transferring Design
Secondly,we had to transferred the shell that we drew before on a piece of paper.
We had to draw the thing that we draw before on a piece of paper onto a piece of cardboard.
Then we went over it with vivid.  
Scrunching the cardboard
Next,we scrunching the cardboard until it was slof.
And all wrinkly.
But not too wrinkly.       

Adding colour
Finally,we added colour. The colours were brown,black and white.
And then we stick it all to other and it makes a tapa cloth.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Camp Edmund Rice - a recount by Brandon


In the holidays I went in my van and we drove to church and we went inside and we got in a group. My sister was in the blue team and my brother was in the red team. I was in the green team. 


I went to camp because it was fun and it was cool. My leader's name was Marcus and we got in a circle and we all said our name.

Next we got in our groups and we had to remember everyones names. I stayed there for 1 day and I did lots of activities like bull rush. Then we went outside, went on the bus and went to church and we went home. I had I lot of fun.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Friday, 3 August 2012

Thursday, 2 August 2012

My Sleep Over. A recount by Ashton

My mum and I are going to my aunt's house we went on Wednesday. I went to my aunt’s house so I can have fun playing with my cousin.

I woke up happy I put warm clothes on then we started to walk too ferndale rd when I got there I was tired from a long walk. I was allowed to stay for the night at my aunt’s house that night we went to sylvia park we were looking around. After that we went back home. My cousin and I
played with the lego. Then we had nachos for dinner and it was nice after that we played hide and  go seek in the dark Then we went to sleep.

The next morning we had to wake up early to take my aunt's friend to court.
I enjoyed my sleep over because I had fun playing lots of games.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Blog Comment by Room 6

WALT make a thoughtful, positive, or helpful comment on someone’s blog

Our comment was positive because we said Mavis' name at the beginning and we were specific about the powerful words she used. We were thoughtful because we encouraged Mavis to keep up the good work.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Room 6 2012

Kia ora!

Welcome to the Room 6 blog site for 2012. Stay posted for more postings very soon!

Thursday, 24 May 2012