Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fieldays - Your thoughts #4


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After Fieldays a group of students got together and decided to interview one person from each of the 5 focus groups (Technology, Dairy Farming, Milking, Livestock, and Horticulture). Here is the interview with a person from the Milking group. They asked general questions to do with Fieldays, what we like about studying farming and how do we find working in groups.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fieldays - Your thoughts #3

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After Fieldays a group of students got together and decided to interview one person from each of the 5 focus groups (Technology, Dairy Farming, Milking, Livestock, and Horticulture). Here is the interview with a person from the Dairy Farming group. They asked general questions to do with Fieldays, what we like about studying farming and how do we find working in groups.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fieldays - Your thoughts #2

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After Fieldays a group of students got together and decided to interview one person from each of the 5 focus groups (Technology, Dairy Farming, Milking, Livestock, and Horticulture). Here is the interview with a person from the Milking group. They asked general questions to do with Fieldays, what we like about studying farming and how do we find working in groups.

Fieldays - Your thoughts

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After Fieldays a group of students got together and decided to interview one person from each of the 5 focus groups (technology, dairy farming, milking, livestock, and Horticulture). Here is the interview with a person from the Technology group. They asked general questions to do with Fieldays, what we like about studying farming and how do we find working in groups.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Room ten attacks metaphors'

Definition: Metaphor is when you use two nouns and compare or contrast them to one another. Unlike simile, you don't use "like" or "as" in the comparison.
I like to call a metaphor "similar to a simile but not!"

The sky was a blanket of blue paint (Te Hautakiri)
My dog is a stubborn donkey (Shenae)
The gangstas ego was a raging elephant (Quinn)
Summer is a hot oven (Regan)
The hail is needles falling on my back (Saro)
Bonnies hair is the dark night sky (Jade)
The sand is on fire (Tyla)
My Brother is a blaring radio (Nicole)
The trees are having a seizure (Leo)
Our cow is a fat sumo wrestler (Nicole123)
The goat was a rubbish bin (Hadley)
Summer is a tsunami of heat (Geordie)
Cows are bulldozers (Callum)
The cats were flames, leaping and bounding,
wild and free (Jessica)

Practicing similes and metaphor - Nicole123's Poem

Summer

Warm air surrounding you
sun shining
brightly like a goldfish
the sky
plain blue
no white puffy clouds to be seen
beach packed with people
canter down the soft brown sand
the ocean is a flat pancake
boats soaring through the clear blue sea
dolphins diving and making a racket
and children laughing, soon to be back at school
.

Practicing similes and metaphor - Saro's poem

Swimming

Stroke
Stroke
Three laps completed
the water is lapping into the
side of the pool
My arms are slipping into
sleep like a lazy sloth
My flippers are super jets
Cheering
10 Laps done!


Practicing similes and metaphor - Nicole V's Poem

Savannah

Is like a movie - interesting and unique.
Savannah is random and she loves pencils.
Savannah is like a lolly, sometimes she turns sour...
hardly ever!
Savannah is like a radio, sometimes ..
you have to push mute or turn the volume down.
Savannah is my friend, she is very caring and talented.

Savannah is a door - to a whole new perspective

Practicing similes and metaphor - by Savannah

Summer

Summer reminds me of three things
sun, surf, and sand.

sun: slowly drifting through the
pale blue sky, wandering around the
world day by day.

Surf: rough waves are walls of water
glistening as people rip through
them on their surfboards or when it
drifts onto the sandy beach.

Sand: like glitter sitting silently on
the beach shimmering in the sun as
the salty water soaks slowly into the sand.

Another thing summer reminds me of is
the flowers, trees, and buzzy-bees.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Practicing similes (and personification) - Jessica's poem


Tapping at the windows,
begging for someone to let her in.
She's seen all the ads, "escape the winter
worries, install a heat pump!" or "keep off
the rain and buy one of our amazing
umbrellas!"

Like an outcast, unwanted.

No one understands or cares that all the
rain wants is,

a friend ......

Monday, June 15, 2009

Room Ten attacks Similes

Room Ten is looking at similes. Definition: Simile is when you compare two nouns (persons, places or things) that are unlike, with "like" or "as."

Here are some that we wrote today, we would love you to leave your own similes to share with us.....

My room is as messy as a pigsty - Saro
Her glasses were as clear as her future - Danielle S
Her top was as blue as the ocean - Dandarra
The music was as loud as an explosion - Josh
The boy was like a raging bull - Quinn
The snowflake was as lacey and complicated as a doily - Jessica
Miss F's day was like Fieldays - busy and jampacked! - Miss F

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fieldays - The day after

Yesterday was Fieldays and Room ten came into class today looking tired but happy. Yesterday was absolutely fabulous and so many new ideas and learning experiences came from it. Miss F had never been to Fieldays so the students were more than happy to show her things which she was very grateful for and appreciated the insight. All students were perfectly behaved and parents commented on how interested and on task the students were with their inquiry. Today we wrote in our inquiry journal and reflected upon how we are going with our inquiry and where to next for us. WOW ... and the brochures, magazines, business cards, pamphlets and handouts were piled high!, we shared them and are going to make resource folders for each topic area. Some students decided to change their inquiry questions because after talking to experts at Fieldays realised they needed to refine them and some just found another topic along the same lines as their previous one that intrigued them more. Well done to all students for representing our school so well. Ka Pai!

Fieldays by Calvin & Grant

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fieldays - An overview

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Fieldays Trip

YES ...... We are off to Fieldays today. Click on the link to go to the official website. Watch this space!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sustainability "The Lorax"



What a great video this is! we watched it and then answered some questions about how things changed over time.
Here are two definitions made by room ten students on what they think sustainability is:
Callum thinks sustainability is : looking after the little usable land we have and replanting what we have used (trees).
Luke thinks sustainability is : to be able to keep something going and keep it good (natural).

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sustainability

What is Farming

Room ten has begun an Inquiry into how we learn from the past and the past of others. This is our concept and ourcontext is Farming. We have aplit into 5 groups (really 6 because the technology group is so big we had to split them into t for this and they are: technology, dairy farming, milking, horticulture and livestock.


Before we could really go any further we had to unpack what 'farming' really was. To do this we had independant inquiry time then shared our ideas and came up with a whole class word bank of important words. From there we got into our 5 groups and came up with our own definitions then shared with the class and discussed all of them giving feedback and feedforward. We chose 3 that we really liked and put it together to come up with the following definition.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Flour Babies by Anne Fine

Chapter 1
Answer 1 or 2 of these questions about 'Flour Babies'
Chapter 1
1
Answer these questions.
(a) What is wrong with the students in class 4C?
(b) What is the name of their teacher?
(c) What things can they do for Science Day?
(d) Who is late for the class?
(e) How tall is Simon?
(f) What does the teacher want Simon to do?
(g) What does it say on the paper?
2
Do you think ‘flour babies’ is a good idea for Science
Day? Say why/why not.