Yesterday Bella, Hannah and Georgia took part in our first ever #kidsedchatnz on our class twitter account.
What is #kidsedchatnz? Well it is where kids from around New Zealand get together on Thursday afternoon’s to discuss relevant topics via twitter. Yesterday’s topics were about term’s 2 learning and the holidays.
We think it is a great way for kids to connect with other classes and helps improve thinking and literacy skills. Yesterday our blog buddies from Vardon School were tweeting as well!
If you want to check out what the kids were tweeting about go to @palmykids or look at the widget on the sidebar.
This week’s hands-on homework task is to download, play and create your own 4 pictures, 1 word puzzle.
4 pictures 1 word is a puzzle based game that you can download for free at the app store. The puzzle contains 4 pictures that have something in common and you have to figure out what it is!
I want you to have a go at the game and then create your very own puzzle. You can create your own one using any app you like (Comic Life, Educreation, frame magic etc..). Make sure you don’t answer the puzzle as we will try and answer them in class. When you have finished make sure you put it on your blog
So what are you waiting for? Get downloading and get creating!
Today RSS was part of a world record attempt for the most apples bitten into at one time! What happened was there were schools all around New Zealand taking part and at 2.13pm we all had to take a bite of an apple.
How many children took part all together? Well they were hoping for 15,000 kids! Every child had to bring a gold coin and the proceeds went to kidsCan!
Check out this little time lapse video I made of the school powhiri on Wednesday! Time Lapse is a cool I-Pad app that allows you to compress video clips into a shorter time frame. I wonder what else we could use it for?
This term our topic is based around Healthy food and fitness. To make it a bit more exciting we have decided to form a company with R3 and R6 and we will be making our own cereal to sell to the community.
R6 are making the product, R3 are packaging it and our class are marketing it. Sounds like fun? You bet, watch this space to see what our company gets up to!
Below is a picture of the 3 classes talking about how the company is going to work!
This week’s hands-on homework task is to create a Haiku Deck about all the things you have learnt from your Mum! Since this Sunday is Mother’s Day I thought this would be a great task.
Also Haiku Deck are running a contest where the best Haiku Deck about things they have learnt from their mum wins an iPad Mini! How cool is that! Create a cool Haiku Deck and win mum an iPad Mini! If you want to learn more about the contest just click on the picture below.
This week’s hands-on homework task is an ANZAC Day assignment. What I want you to do is research ANZAC day and present your findings in a poster. Your poster could include information about when and what happened, maps of locations, photos and general facts about ANZAC day.
Where are you going to find your information? Well there are tonnes of fantastic websites on the internet that you can use. Below I have include my favourite ANZAC website. Make sure you check it out, it is brilliant!
When is your mini assignment due? Well because this is the last week of the term I am going to give you until the end of the holidays to hand in your assignment. When you have finished you can e-mail me your assignment so I can mark it.
So what are you waiting for? Grab mum and dad and start finding out all about ANZAC day!
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