Category: Hanga | Create

A visitor from Poutama Class

We were excited to be able to welcome Miss Salton to Room 6. Miss Salton was farewelled from one of our Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu buddy classes,  Poutama Class, a couple of weeks ago. She will be helping lots of classes in Levin with their Cybersmart learning.

We explored our Digital Footprint over 24 hours and recorded all the places we had visited online. We noticed how our digital footprint can grow very big very quickly. It is important to be kind, thoughtful and helpful online so we can create a positive digital footprint.

Sharing our first Screencasts

After practising creating our first screencast last week we were excited to share them on our edublogs.

We had to remember some important steps before publishing our posts  including:

  1. Sharing our screencast in Google Drive so it is visible to anyone looking at our blog
  2. Changing the display size so our video displays correctly

Mrs Grant created a screencast with these instructions on our class site too.

When our posts were published we used the widget in our class blog to visit the blogs of our class to check they were visible.

Click the images below to listen to some of our screencasts.

Learning how to Screencast

This week we used the screencast App on our Chromebooks for the first time. There was lots to think about so we started by reading a text we had written. This will help us focus on using our device and the screencast app confidently.  Also we can practise how we are speaking when we record our voice. When we listened to our recordings we noticed that our voices sound a lot different.

You can read more about this on our class site and see a helpful video too.

Tangrams

Today we explored Tangrams to practise and gain confidence navigating our keyboard and keyboard shortcuts.

A tangram includes 7 shapes or polygons that can be moved, rotated and flipped to create objects, animals and people.

First we practised the keyboard shortcuts to move, rotate and flip. Then we tried some of the Tangram challenges.

Visit our learning site to see more about the Tangram Challenge.

Marble Week

This week was Marble Week in Room 6. We didn’t know what to expect but we had fun and learned a lot about speed. We all had our own marble bags and a few marbles to play with. The big ones were heavy. We watched a few videos about marble games people have played a long time ago. Did you know that the first marbles were made from stone and clay and have been found in the tombs of the Pharaohs? We were amazed at all the games we could make up under the canopy:

     

Then we worked with a partner and we had to design a marble run. We each drew a design on a piece of paper and then we had to discuss which parts we liked. Then we collected materials to use from around the classroom and started building.

     

The best part was when we had  stuck up a few runs with tape and we experimented with the marbles to see how fast or slowly they rolled. The hardest part was getting them to stay on the run if we had made a very steep one. We had to do heaps of adjustments all the time but we got there in the end.

We learned that the gentler the slope, the slower the marble rolled and we had more control over the direction it could go next. We learned about potential and kinetic energy – by picking up the marble it has potential energy and it has kinetic energy when it is rolling down the runs.

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Mālō e lelei, Kia ora, Talofa lava, Kamusta

We are Room 6 from Saint Patrick’s School in Panmure, Auckland. We celebrated our 175th Jubilee on March 17th, 2023. We care for each other and our school. Using kind words and helpful actions is important to us. We are grateful for all our friends and always try to include everyone. Room 6 really enjoys sharing our learning with each other and on our blogs. We have a big field where we can play games and sports. We also enjoy welcoming people to our school.