Sunday, 3 December 2017

Beeswax Part 2

Here's some more action from our Beeswax wrap making day.

Beeswax Wraps

Last week Miriam from Hokitika called into give us a hand to start making our own beeswax wraps.
We've been looking at the Future of Food, how we use it and how we store and preserve it. 
We try and do things in a helpful way for the earth, so we thought if we can cut back on the Glad Wrap and plastic packaging it would be a good thing too.

We trialled two ways:
1. melt beeswax and paint it onto your cloth then bake for a bit in the oven (in tray lined with tinfoil)
2. grate the beeswax and sprinkle it over your fabric then iron (between 2 sheets of non greasy baking paper)

They both had some pros and cons, but seem to be doing an equally effective job with the food wrapping. 
Everyone made at least 2 to take home and we've been using them in our lunchboxes : )
Here's Kelan and his cool pack of 4.


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

A little game called SQUASH

On Tuesday the seniors headed off to the squash courts in Greymouth to finish off our Net and Wall unit.  Only two of us had tried playing squash before, so we weren't too sure what to expect, but we had high expectations of ourselves...
...squash is actually quite hard work and there were some balls the visited high up on the walls and some balls that didn't quite make it to the end wall...(lots of laughing)
We found that hand-eye coordination is really important and then having a good body position and follow through with the arm makes for a great shot.
We definitely all got a real sweat up playing and we all really really enjoyed playing!  Thanks Greymouth Squash Club for letting us use your great facility, we'll definitely be back.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Impromptu Speaking - Our first attempts

Click on each slide to play our video of our Impromptu Speeches.  Let us know what you think in the comments.

Slightly delayed blog of the week - Kelan

This week we've got Kelan's blog on the front page.  This is Kelan's first ever blog and go at blogging for school and learning. LINK HERE

Friday, 10 November 2017

Pet Day 2017

We had such a great day today for Pet Day.  Kelan and Kurt organised the Blackball site day and Crystal and Izaac organised the Dobson site day.  We had some really cool pets including Koura - native freshwater crayfish, frogs, rabbits, goats, dogs, cats, kittens, hens and chickens and a calf.

A big thanks to all the local businesses that generously donated prizes to us too:

  • Greymouth Vet
  • Mitre 10
  • Paroa Stockfeed
  • The Warehouse
  • Farmlands
  • PGG Wrightsons
Thanks to our Judges too!

Check out some of our photos of the day

Friday, 15 September 2017

Our class blog of the Week - Zac

This weeks standout blog is Zac's. Zac is Year 4 and is just starting his blogging. He has taken the time to learn how to put different types of posts on and has told us what each blog post is about. Kei runga noa atu Zac!