We have been doing teach it up (TIU). In case you don't know what TIU is, it is a fitness program run by Wellington Girls College, and involes us breaking into groups and the students teaching us how to play different sports. We have lots wait no... HEAPS of fun doing TIU as we play lots of games and are going to focus in learning Turbo Touch and Basketball to play against in groups
This week we have doing pie face. Pie face is a game where you have to avoid being hit by a whipped cream pie. There are handles to spin as you put your head in the chin rest. If you are lucky, you will not be pie faced. If you are unlucky, nice knowing ya. We recorded the scores and the highest number of clicks was 11 before the person was pie faced.
This week (and last week ) we have been doing Roots of Empathy (RoE). RoE is a program developed in Canada about looking after and caring and caring for a baby that you watch develop throughout the year. And now it is going on around the world! We are one of the lucky schools to have RoE. Our tiny teacher is Baby Florence.
we have a new student called Ava. She has made new friends in our class she enjoys her new school. Before she left she was here at year 3 but she left and came back. She remembers Zahra and Phoebe they are from room 7 and 6. Now shes in our kakapo Team!
On Wednesday, our class went on a syndicate trip to Lyall Bay School, to meet someone (relatively) famous. Do you know who we met? (You probably don't) but we will tell you anyway. It was... (insert drum roll) Liz Pichon! She started by showing a presentation of stuff that Tom gets up to. Next she took suggestions for a monster, and then created it on a long piece of paper. Then Liz showed us the caramel wafer trick ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), which is pretty funny. Liz showed us some pictures of some wafers, and told us to guess which one was empty. We did OK. Next Liz showed us some pictures of monsters, and we had to guess whose name was hidden in the drawing. Next she showed us how to draw a basic (it wasn't basic) doodle. We then went up to have our books signed. We then rode the double decker bus back (we came on it).
During the previous week, our class has been working on presentations. These are our projects that we have been working on for the
whole week. Fortunately our teacher (Ms Parker) gave us plenty of time to work on them, so they turned out pretty good (mostly. You know who you are). We had to start by researching the topic we chose. We then collected all our information together into a group, and then we had to decide how we were going to present our presentation. We could be alone, in groups of 2 or 3. There were projects like solar systems, antennas, lions, spirits, horses, pirates, Germany, Uranus, Playstation history, Xbox history, Woodland creatures, otters, ghosts, music, games. The people who did it (same people) were:
Tilly and Bayan, Fred, Celeste, Audrey, Amie and Hazel, Caitlyn and Ava M, Seb, Rayha, Taesoo, Sam and Alex, Ava R and Amelie, Aurelia and Charlotte, Tabitha and Ella, Jake and Eric and finally Elijah and John. These were the groups and the projects for our discovery.
Today we have been doing probability. Ms Parker showed us that somethings that there is a scale from never to definite. It goes like this. Never, very unlikely, even, very likely, definite. For example, a unicorn walking into our class is never happening. But the school having lunchtime is very likely. Us screaming at class is very unlikely. Our class playing a game is very likely. That's how probability works.
On our window, we have a sheet with columns on. These indicate which sheet we are working on at the moment. Every time we complete it, we place a tick or line on the sheet. If we have two lines, we move on to the next sheet.
We are making some new class jobs for (obviously), our class. We have not picked our partners yet, but a new selection of jobs including Games Party. It looks like these jobs are going to be pretty fun.
In our class, we have been doing magic squares. A magic square grid is a grid where you fill in the numbers, but each row, column and diagonal line must add up to the same number. We have normal, hard, fractions, decimals and negative numbers. The normal ones are pieces of cake but the harder ones are more complicated. We can choose our level of difficulty.