Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Exploring Ocean Depths

What an amazing day Room 20 had at the Auckland Museum.  We were welcomed by Josh and Muriel who were some of the wonderful people that hosted us.  
What is a predator?  Why do sharks have lots of teeth?  What can we do to look after sea turtles?  How do some sea creatures protect themselves?  
Room 20 can answer these questions and so much more after our Wonders of the Sea lesson.

View our Wonders of the Sea album for more highlights of the day. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Matariki Celebrations

The rain cleared and we welcomed a beautiful new day as the early birds of Cornwall Park District School celebrated Matariki.

Friday, June 17, 2016

A Tale of Three Fish

After labeling fish diagrams and making three fish puppets we got to watch a performance from Jamie, Iris and Andrew.  There was a story and then we were even tested on our fish knowledge.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Day in the City

What an exciting day.  Kauri and Totara teams travelled into Auckland city to take part in a day full of dance, drama, music and more.  Here are some of the highlights of our experiences with the Java Dance Company, Te Rehia Theatre and Mata Mata 2.0.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dot Day Delights!

Dot Day is well underway and Room 20 take off all over the school to explore their talents.  Here are some of the awesome painted creations made by the group that goes to painting with Mrs MacKenzie Browne.  I wonder what they will show us next!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Who wants to build a waka?

Are you keen to make your own waka like the ones you have seen?  Here is some advice from Oscar, Ahmed, Max and Maskil.

The Great Waka Challenge

Room 20 and 21 spent two days in the discovery centre.  Part of their time was spent building a waka that would stay afloat when weight was added.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Can Paper Hold Water?

Not everyone can turn on a tap and have access to water.  We are used to this in New Zealand but for a lot of people it is not this easy.  Many need to carry water from it's source to their home.

Our challenge:  Can you build/create a container using paper that can hold water?

Our strategies and results: 

Thomas - We tried to make lots of layers of paper but it didn't look like a cup so we changed our design, but then we ran out of time.

Jayde - It wasn't easy at first until we got the hang of it.  Watching a video made it easier to understand.

Iris - We put water from the tap into the paper box.

Oscar:  We had to put loads of layers to make it stronger so that it could hold more water.

Sophia: It was hard when I started but when I tried again it got easier.

We had to make lots of layers of the paper but it didn't make it strong, we needed to use tape.  At the start I felt nervous, but after I felt quite interested and thought my design was good.