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Expressing ourselves using technology

Expressing ourselves using technology

These are some images that we created to express ourselves and some explanations to explain what the messages behind them convey.

This image shows me sitting on an earbud. I have chosen to represent myself like this because music is connected to me. When I’m in the car and at home I love listening to music loudly. I am one out of a billion who listen to music and connect with the internet. The internet is a big part of the technological world so this photo represents that the digital world is a lot bigger than me.  Jaemi

In Art, we have used Photoshop to express ourselves. My image is about me showing courage and determination throughout my day. I decided to choose lion cubs instead of lions because they were small and to be on one of their backs I had to be small. I feel this shows little ideas can turn into big ones and everyone can do great things. Kayley


My image is about me being a risk taker. Life can be like a rollercoaster at times and some things can be a bit hard. This image shows that you need to keep your eyes focused on looking ahead when life has its ups and downs. Be optimistic rather than looking down as God is in control. Hannah

My image shows me expressing my passion of dancing and collecting pokemon. I chosen the background of a pencil to represent my artistic side. I decided to change this image to black and white so that I stand out, representing my brightness in the world. The silhouette is included as it represents my desire to fill the void with my dreams and aspirations.Dakota

If you had to create a Photoshop collage about yourself, what images would you include?

What makes writing interesting?

What makes writing interesting?

Today we have considered what makes writing effective.

We did a think, pair, share routine to brainstorm the different things we can do to make our own writing interesting. These are our ideas:

Carefully select descriptive language

Have a good structure to our thoughts

Make our writing suit our audience

Use a captivating title that engages the reader

Include some figurative language and rhetorical questions.

We have now chosen a highlight from camp to write a descriptive passage about.  

Integer inquiry in maths

Integer inquiry in maths

Today in maths we were looking at negative and positive numbers. Our Learning Intentions were, to use the term integers to describe positive and negative numbers and 0,to recognise negative whole numbers and place them on a number line in relation to zero and investigate negative whole numbers and patterns created on a calculator.

To begin our lesson we researched the coldest and hottest places on the earth. I found Death Valley California is 56 degrees celsius, Antarctica -89 degrees celsius, United States of America is -62 degrees celsius and Australia can be up to 47 degrees celsius.

We got into pairs and were given a thermometer. We first measured the temperature of our class room which at the time was 25 degrees celsius, and underneath our armpits were 37 degrees celsius (the healthy body temperature).

We then were given cups of different liquids, hot water was 75 degrees celsius, ice in a cup was -1 degrees celsius and tap water was 25 degrees celsius. We were then given the opportunity to put our thermometers in other places where we thought the temperatures would vary.

By Grace

Is using Social Media as dangerous as smoking a cigarette?

Is using Social Media as dangerous as smoking a cigarette?

This was an inquiry question posed by Kaitlyn this week after a discussion about the different ways people communicate. She said that in a way the pressure to use social media is like the pressure to smoke that some teenagers are put under. We then considered whether using social media is as dangerous as smoking a cigarette.

One of the interesting responses was that smoking can affect your physical wellbeing but social media can have just as much harm to your mental health.

What do you think?


Investigating the solar system in Maths

Investigating the solar system in Maths

This week we have been inquiring into the solar system in maths. Do you know which planets are closer to the sun that others?  We looked at the distance each planet is from the sun and then calculated the relative distance each planet is from the other planets (after scaling the measurements down). We discovered many interesting things through this inquiry. We then put them on a 6m piece of string to represent our findings. img_1081 img_1082 img_1083 img_1084 img_1085 img_1086 img_1087 img_1088 img_1089 img_1090

Critical thinking

Critical thinking

In library/Inquiry, we have been “thinking about thinking” and trying to Think outside of the box to think more creatively.

What would your ideas be for:

Something that you toss:  emotion, decision

Something that is messy: family fire, politics

Something that changes shape: clouds

Something that is loud: colours

Something that grows: my appetite, the world’s population

Something that opens: my imagination, heart, opportunities

Something you can carry: guilt, a burden, your soul

Something that can be shaken: opinions

Something that is flat: a day, a musical note,

Something that you throw: depression, rumours


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