Monday, January 25, 2021

Whakanuia te Raumati .... celebrating Summer

The 20-21 Summer Learning Journey reached its destination last Friday 22nd January. It has been an awesome six weeks. Well done to everyone who has participated.  

The team will be working this week to tally up all the points for completed activities that have been shared and schools will be notified of the Summer Learning Journey Prizewinners, including the Top Blogger and Outstanding School for each cluster, in February.

The SLJ Team have really enjoyed reading and commenting on your posts. The videos, drawings, images and writing that you have created and shared on your blogs have inspired, entertained and also helped us to learn. Ka mau te wehi.

I will leave the final word on this post to Georgie @ Oruaiti School and her poem That Was Summer

Friday, January 22, 2021

Whānau Tent Time


Activity 1: Kick Start 

Learn 

 Create

  • Time to go camping! Put up a tent or create a fort. This could be inside or outside.
  • Invite your whānau to join you.

Share 
  • Upload your pictures of your tent or fort to your blog.
  • Write about your experience on your blog.







 Activity 2: Step It Up 

Learn

 Create 

  • Put up a tent or create a fort, inside or outside.
  • Design a programme of events for your whānau. This could include games from the list above. 
  • Use Google Draw to make your programme, or another app of your choice.
  • Here is a template you could use
  • Invite your whānau to join you for tent time!
  • Take a picture of your Fort

 Share

    • Share a photo of your fort on your blog
    • Insert your Programme of Events
    • Write about your experience.

      Summer Picnic


      Activity 1: Kick Start 

       Learn


      Create

      • Pack a picnic basket, bag or box with food for your picnic

      • Set up a picnic area and take a picture

      • Create memories by sharing the picnic together.


      Share

      • Upload your pictures of your picnic to your blog.

      • Write about your picnic, describing what happened.

       Activity 2: Step It Up 

      Learn


      Create

      • Design a menu for your picnic. You could use canva to create your menu (click download when you’re finished), or create your own. 

      • Assemble your picnic snacks 

      • Create a fantastic setting for your whānau to enjoy their picnic together


      Share

      • Upload your screenshot of your menu to your blog.

      • Describe the food that you created for your picnic.

      Thursday, January 21, 2021

      That was Summer



      Activity 1: Kick Start 

      Learn 
      Ideas for your poem

      Create


      Share 

       







       Activity 2: Step It Up 

      Learn 


      Create 

      • Plan your That Was Summer poem using this Slidedeck.

      • Bring your poem to life with your words and pictures using this Slide Template.

      • Create a Screencastify of yourself reading your poem. Remember to display your Slidedeck in full screen while you are reading. 

      • Watch this video to help you create a Screencastify.


       Share 

      • Embed your screencast into a blog post.

      • Watch this video to help you embed a Screencastify in a blog post.




      Gliding Time

      Activity 1: Kick Start 

      Learn 

      Create

      • Build a glider out of recycled materials.

      • Test your glider.

      • Whether your glider flies or doesn't fly take a photo of it. 

      • Insert your photo in a Google Draw 
      • Use text boxes and arrows to label parts of your Glider to help readers learn about what worked or what didn't work and why your glider flew or did not fly.

      Share 






       Activity 2: Step It Up 

      Learn 


      Create 

      • Plan a design for another glider that you think will fly. Use any recycled materials you can find.

      • Draw your design on paper or on your Chromebook.

      • Save an image of your plan to share on your blog later.

      • Test your glider and video what happens.
      • Write or record yourself talking about why your glider flew or did not fly.

       Share

      • Share your video on your blog
      • Upload the image of your design 
      • If you write about  why your glider flew or did not fly, add your text in your blog post too.


       

        Wednesday, January 20, 2021

        Pixel Art

         

        Activity 1: Kick Start 

        Learn 
         

         Create 


        Share 

        Share your pixel artwork on your blog and write about your summer images.




         Activity 2: Step It Up 

        Learn


        Create 

        Create your own animated pixel tree 


        Share

        Share your artwork on your blog and write three facts you learned about pixels.

          Mondrian




          Activity 1: Kick Start 

          Learn 

          Learn how to make Mondrian Art using Google sheets.

           Create

          • Create Mondrian Art: Make a copy of the Google Sheet
          • Click the Directions tab in the spreadsheet to read the instructions.
          • Click the Create tab in the spreadsheet to create and colour your art.
          • Take a screenshot of your Art to share on your blog
          Share 
          • Upload the screenshot of your Art to your blog.
          • Remember to also describe what you learnt, what was fun and what was challenging.










           Activity 2: Step It Up 

          Learn 

          Learn how to make Mondrian Art using Google sheets.

           Create

          • Create Mondrian Art: Make a copy of the Google Sheet
          • Click the Directions tab in the spreadsheet to read the instructions.
          • Click the Create tab in the spreadsheet to create and colour your art.
          • Area: Find the area in square units for each of the colours used and record on the Create tab in the spreadsheet
          • Fractions: Find the fraction that each colour represents and simplify to the lowest form. Record on the Create tab in the spreadsheet
          • Take a screenshot of your Art and your Maths to share on your blog.

           Share

          • Upload the screenshot of your Art and your Maths to your blog
          • Remember to describe what you learnt, what was fun and what was challenging?