Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Second Gold Medal

Today we played balloon hockey in the hall with Room 19. It was fun!

Thanks Mrs Hardaker!

The second gold medal went to...
Jared from Swaziland, silver was Mary from India and bronze was Brayden from Tonga :)

First Gold for Scotland!

Our first gold medal goes to Scotland! Silver to Canada. Bronze to South Africa. The event was Compass Fitness. Well done to Cameron for bringing home the gold for Scotland!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A 400km Journey...

Come check out the model...
For maths on Thursday, we investigated a problem for a 400km journey to Wellington. The journey actually is approximately 300km, but we took an extra 100km of detours.

The problem was to find out fractions of the journey on a number line. So how far had we traveled to reach 1/2 of the way there? Or 3/4 and so on. Many of us needed materials to help us to see it, so we got out the tens place value blocks. 40 x 10 = 400 km. Each cube on the ten block = 1km. So 20 blocks was half of 40 blocks and it represented 200km. Half of 400km is 200km. And so on. Jack took some photos of our model.
40 km is 1/10 of 400 km

50 km is 1/8 of 400km

Hi Taylor!
We have reached halfway!
1/5 of 400km = 80km, so 2/5 = 160km
300km, 3/4 there.

The real journey is 296km...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Drag Car Models

Today, George and Nasa-Jaye taught some children in the class how to make drag cars! First they taught Kayla and Mary, along with Liam and Jacob. Digi Leader Ben created a trailer to show the process. The next buddies to have a go were Ezra and Ben himself, along with Matilda and Maia. George and Nasa did a fantastic job and all the children had a lot of fun and got to create something that they are proud of. A special thank you to George for organising this opportunity and getting all the materials!

Here is Ben's exciting trailer:

Drag Racing from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Calling the Commonwealth Games Village

Commonwealth Skype from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

On Tuesday, Room 6 (along with Room 8) had the amazing opportunity to Skype Scotland and talk to Craig Palmer, the sports scientist in the New Zealand cycling team! I was very impressed with the questions that the children asked. Craig did a wonderful job, answering their questions. A huge thank you to Cameron, his brother Thomas and his mum Tania Potts for organising this. We were so lucky! Go the New Zealand team!

Check out these posts, reflecting on the experience:

Friday, July 4, 2014

PRIDE TV Presents Parkvale News

A video created by the Digi Leaders with candidate teacher, Mr Schaw. Well done Digi Leaders! It features Ben, Cameron and Elijah representing Room 6.