Years 6 & 7 ROOM 9 - 2015, A "Learn, Create and Share" Learning Community
We are a year 6/7 class at Glenbrae School in New Zealand. This is our second and third year using netbooks and chromebooks as our learning tools. Keep an eye on our blog to discover what we are learning, creating and sharing.
This movie we made is about believing in ourselves, setting and achieving goals. A girl named Fusi tries to learn to play the piano but is mocked by her peers. She decides to prove them wrong by her perseverance and hard work. Finally she is able to play the piano gracefully and she is admired by her peers who had initially mocked her.
This article is about the life of Nelson Mandela. I learnt a lot about Nelson Mandela’s life story.
Nelson Mandela was born on the July 8th 1918 on the eastern coast of Africa in Mvezo. Nelson Mandela’s father died when he was 9 years old.
In 1962, Nelson Mandela was arrested and was sent to prison on Robben Island in South Africa, because he was charged with sabotage and attempting to violently overthrow the government and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela was in jail for 27 years.
This article was very interesting because it had a lot of information about Nelson Mandela, and how Nelson became President of South Africa from 1994 - 1999. I learnt that Nelson Mandela was a brave person. He was commonly known as Madiba by his countrymen. Madiba means Father, but he is often described as the Father of the Nation.
Nelson Mandela died on the 5th of December 2013 at the age of 95 after suffering from a prolonged respiratory infection. Nelson Mandela died in his home in Johannesburg, South Africa.
On Thursday Morning there was a Duffy Assembly in the Glenbrae School Hall. Our Role model was Myron Simpson.
Myron is 25 years old. In 2007, he won the silver medal in 2007 Junior World Championship in Mexico. He started riding bikes when he was 3 years old. He wanted to ride bikes because his 2 brothers were also BMX bikers so he wanted to be like them.
He loves to cook and eat at home. His favourite food is pizza. His favourite country visited is Italy because he likes to eat pizza. He liked the beaches in Italy.
Today, Glenbrae Pacific Group went to the Glen Innes Library to learn about the Pacific and also it was the Cook Island Week. When we got there, we met the Kaiakos from the Auckland Museum. There names were, Viliami, Mama Piri, Freda, Daren Kamali. Viliami was a Tongan, Freda was a Samoan, Mama Piri was a Cook Island, and Daren Kamali was a Fijian.
We learnt about the history of the Island countries these Kaiakos came from and how they used to catch fish, make their fishing hooks and what kind of food they ate.
We also learnt about the Tree of Life. The Tree of life is a Coconut Tree, In the Cook Islands, they call it Niu which is the same as in all of the Island Nations. They call it the Tree of Life because you can eat out of it, you can use it as your bowl, carve it and use it for Kava, use the husk to braid it into a long kafa for fishing and to put the hook on.
We learnt so much about the things we didn’t know about, even our own ethnicity, but we had so much fun. At the end the Librarians gave us some food that was delicious. I feel like going back to the Islands.
Last week, we went down to the hall to listen a Dental talk by a Dental Hygienist who came from a dental clinic. She came and talked to us about how to keep our teeth clean and strong. She also talked to us about food and drinks that had sugar in it and were bad for our teeth. I learnt that a can of baked beans has sugar in it.
I learnt that a can of Red Bull has sugar, 7 Up and and Coca Cola has 23 table spoons of sugar and it is the most sold item in all of the super markets.