Feb 28, 2013

What is un-Googleable

We tried...

  1. What are the categories for the Wanaka a&p show? Yes
  2. How many people are there in the world? Yes
  3. How many people are born every minute? Yes
  4. How many starts are there in the sky? Yes

Followers from around the world

Hello there to our followers,
This blog gets visitors from all over the world and we love it, but everyday this blog gets a few visits from different places in Russia and we were wondering who in Russia is following our blog.

  • Do you have family at Hawea Flat School?
  • Are you a class of students?
  • Are you a teacher?
  • Are you just a keen blog watcher and reader?

Send us a message to say hello, or leave your home town on the Answer Garden on the side of the blog, as we would love to get in contact with you.

:) Room 6

Feb 26, 2013

Optic Society Visit

This morning we had a visit from the Dunedin Student Chapter of the Optic Society of America. They were all Physicists and students at Otago University. They all study Optics or light.

Feb 25, 2013

Swimming lessons begin

Day one and straight into learning.

Hello there to Quad 100

Hello to our new Quad-Blogging buddies from Dunedin and the UK,
We thought that we could try and tell you a bit about our school.
 Our School is Awesome Because...

  • We have a Cricket pitch.
  • We have a bike park.
  • We have a swimming pool.
  • We have lots of space.
  • We have two play grounds.
  • We have a new tennis court.
  • We have an Interactive White Board in some classes.
  • We have nice teachers and fantastic Kids.
  • We have not got too many people.
  • There is a lake really close to us.
  • We do not need to wear a uniform.
  • We go on heaps of field trips.
  • We have a caretaker called Doug, who is also the local Fire Chief.
  • We have monkey bars.
  • We are awesome writers.
  • We have a whole lot of instruments like Ukuleles and Drums.
  • We all do lots of sports.
  • We all get to learn to swim.
  • and...
                                     ...we get to go skiing in Winter!

Feb 22, 2013

Grass to the Glass - Milk

Our new inquiry 'Grass to the Glass' began today with the class trying to record what they new about the process in the form of a flow chart, spider web or bullet points.
We discovered we had some great language like digest and udder, but we also found out that we had a lot more wondering than we had knowledge.

YouTube Video

Some of the interesting questions were...
1. Do you get Chocolate milk from a brown cow or by feeding a cow chocolate not grass? (this was a joke, but how do you get chocolate milk and is banana milk from cows that are fed bananas?)
2. What is the difference between all the different type of milk? And who makes them different and why?
3. What happens at the factory to the milk?
4. Can we buy milk at the dairy farm gate?

- Posted by a Student in Room 6

Feb 21, 2013

Room 6's School Census

With the Census happening in the next few weeks we thought that it might be interesting to conduct a census of our own.
We brainstormed questions, created a Google Form and loaded it onto the Blog.
We then had the challenge of getting as many staff and students of the school to fill out the form. It was quite tricky, but we now have over 130 responses. Tomorrows challenge is looking at all of the data that we have collected and making some conclusions.

- Posted by Mr Dyer

Location:Camp Hill Road,,New Zealand

Feb 19, 2013


We have been creating Yellow Pages style advertisements sharing what makes us special and what skills that make us unique.  Here are a few of them...

Feb 18, 2013

Some Poetry from our Jottings

Feb 16, 2013

We get to present Assembly

Deia and Maggie took the responsibility to run assembly while the year 6s were away.
Tu Meke ladies, you were amazing and you did the class proud ;)