Monday, 25 August 2014

Re'Al and Willie's Ocean Life Legend

We created legends based on a feature of a sea creature we were interested in.
This is Willie and Re'Al's legend about how the special connection between dolphins and humans began.

Why Dolphins Have Good Connections with Humans.

Long long  ago in the ancient island of Hawaii live an handsome boy named Taniwha. Taniwha  had a secret. He had a good connection with a dolphins.

One day while Taniwha and a dolphin were swimming where the sharks lived. While they were passing the sharks, one  shark woke up and tried to attack Taniwha for his prey. But the dolphin managed to whack the shark in the head. The shark was angry and ripped the dolphin’s tail off and disappeared with it!
The dolphin sacrificed his tail for Taniwha’s life.

Tangaroa is the God of the sea. He saw what happened and was proud of  the dolphin. He banished the shark and gave the dolphin another tail.

Since that day dolphins have always had good connection with humans.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Glowing Water in San Diego

Part of our reading learning is to use critical thinking skills to find deeper information. Scott read an article about how water on the coast of San Diego is glowing. He created a DeBono's thinking hats presentation to organise and share his understanding of the information he read.

FInding Information in the Text

Christina's reading group are learning to find information that show their understanding. They were asked to share who the characters are and where the story is set. This is the presentation that she created to record and share her learning.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Scott & Curtys King Crab Research

As part of our Tagata o le Moana (People of the Sea) Inquiry. Scott and Curtys used the inquiry model to research and present information about a sea creature of their choice.

Willie's Descriptive Writing

Willie Ngaia-Cummings produced this piece of writing in which he used adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and  simile to paint a picture AND set the tone (the feel) for his audience as well.
Great writing Willie!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Kahlicia's DeBono's Analysis and Go-Animate Summary

We used deBono's thinking hats to find information about the inventor named Flint in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. Some of the information was easy to find and some of it we had to think about because it was about how characters might feel.

For the white thinking hat. We wrote a summary of the main points. Then we made a script and a movie. Here is my summary of the story.
My summary by kahlicia213 on GoAnimate

Friday, 6 June 2014

Making Animated Video

As a different way of creating ways to share our learning, we will be learning to write scripts which include the important information from our explanations, and creating an animated video. Like this.

Go Animate Announcement by steffandsan on GoAnimate

Discoveries That Have Impacted Our Lives

This week, we put our questioning and research skills to the test by creating group research projects about discoveries and inventions that have impacted our lives. The students selected a discovery, discussed their prior knowledge, then dug deeper into that knowledge to create their own questions for learning. These presentations are the result of their efforts.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014